Beauty Talk // Add Drama { From Office to Happy Hour }

About a month ago I posted about an eyeshadow look that I think is a perfect, every day look that’s great for the office. I wear this a lot and I absolutely love it. I used the Stila In the Light palette and put Bubbly on the lid, Bliss
in the crease, Gilded Gold in the outer corner of the eye and into
the crease and Bare as a highlight.

What do you do after you’re done with a long day of work? I like to race home to Little One and give her lots of hugs and kisses and tummy rubs, but if you’re not a crazy dog lady who actually goes to happy hour or meets up with friends for dinner, I thought I’d talk about how you can take this office look and add some drama.

1. Smoke it out. The great thing about palettes is that they’re great for traveling. This one is rather thin, so it’s easy to slip into your bag. The only thing you need to bring along is a fluffy blending brush, as well as a tube of mascara if you feel like you might want to touch up once you’re done. (I usually do.) Apply Night Sky to the outer corner and sweep it into the crease. Add a touch of Bubbly across the lid just to freshen it up. Blend it all out and you’re done! If you’d like to touch up the mascara or eyeliner (included with the palette), do it now, otherwise you’re good to go. I would wear this with a lighter colored lip. When I put this together, I used Tanya Burr’s Picnic in the Park gloss and rubbed a little bit of Revlon’s lip butter in Raspberry Pie over it. I applied a little to the center of my lips and spread it out with my finger.

2. Add a bold lip. This is probably the easiest option, but I also know that some people don’t like to wear a bold lip. I, for one, love them and this is probably my go-to way to add some drama. All you have to do is apply a lip liner if needed and top it off with your lip color. (Sorry that I don’t have pictures. I took some, but my skin wasn’t looking it’s best.) I absolutely love red lips, but for summer I tend to go for corals and some pinks. In the picture below is MAC’s Crosswires.

What is your favorite way to add drama to an eyeshadow look?

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