Thursday, 4 February 2010

How To Transition Your Look From Day to Night

Image thanks to sabine davis

This is a guest article by Kaleigh from everycollegegirl.com
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True story: one evening sophomore year I found myself in one of the most popular night clubs in town...wearing a cardigan and sneakers. Trust me, this is not what I would normally choose to wear for a glam night out. Unfortunately, the night evolved in a way I wasn’t expecting, so I wasn’t prepared to end up where I did. Case and point: every college girl should always be ready for an impulsive night out. I've come up with a few simple tricks to make sure you’re always prepared for those spontaneous trips to the tavern.

Hair

If you’ve had your hair in a pony tail all day and don’t have immediate access to a straightener to iron things out, the best option is to leave it in the pony and just add a few tweaks to “party” it up. Take your hair out and shake it out upside down, scrunching with some hairspray (or damp hands, if hairspray isn’t available) to add texture and volume. Flip your head back over and pull it into a high pony with a few pieces (or your bangs) hanging down around your face and the nape of your neck. Slide on a cute sparkly headband or clip and you’re ready to go.

Makeup

Most girls wear more subdued makeup during the day than when their out at night, and we don’t want to lug our whole train case of cosmetics to a friend’s place if we’re not sure where the night is going to lead. No worries, if you’ve got a cream blush, a deep, creamy mascara, and an eyelash curler, you’re set!

Curler - $17 Sephora, Cream Blusher - £25.98 Nordstrom, Mascara - $28 Yesstyle
1. The cream blush punches up your cheek colour to give you a glowy look that will really  sparkle in any photos. You can also smooth it onto your lips as a tinted gloss, and apply to the centre of your eyelid to really make your peepers pop.

2. The eyelash curler is essential for amping up your makeup. For extra hold, warm the curler under a blow dryer (or hand dryer, รก la cheap-restaurant-washroom) before curling—but make sure it’s cool enough to touch with your fingers first: singed eyelids are not a great way to start the evening, and these guys can heat up fast!

3. Now, take your creamy mascara and apply it to your lashes using the tip and swiping back and forth. Then, fan out your lashes with your brush the traditional way. This adds extra product to pump up your lashes for a more dramatic evening look. Next, take the tip and dab it to your finger or a Q-tip, smudging a little of the colour to the outer corners of your eyes: voila! Instant eyeliner!

Clothing

If you’re not sure where the night will lead, the best advice is to either bring or wear a cute, sparkly top underneath your more casual outfit. Pair this with a simple pair of dark wash jeans and flats for a seamless transition from dinner to dance floor. Don’t forget a pair of glam earrings to finish the look!

Jeans - $145 Net-a-Porter, Top - $19 American Eagle, Shoes - $70 Gravity Pope

Pack your emergency arsenal: a cute hair accessory, cream blush, lash curler, mascara, party top, and blingy earrings, and you’ll be prepared for anywhere the night might lead. Something every college girl should know.
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Kaleigh  is a third year English major based in Ontario, Canada . Her dream job would be editor-in-chief of a fashion publication. Everycollegegirl.com covers topics as varied as how to change a tire, to how to do a keg-stand, and everything in between. 

If you would like to write for Charade please email your ideas to me: megan@charadestyle.com I'd love to hear from you!

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