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5-Minute Face from Day to Night: Guest Blogger

Emily Loftiss, of Loftiss Says…, is a style and beauty maven who can take even the worst fashion debacle and make it a winning situation—who else could turn an old, too-small dress into an awesome style find from your own closet?  This week, she’s telling us her top shopping picks for the holidays, her 5-minute trick to scoring gorgeous night out makeup, and more.


Emily takes her day look (left) to night (right) in just a few quick steps.

We’ve all had those nights when you’re running late leaving work and have to change your entire look from head to toe. Let me show you the easiest, super-fast way to transform your makeup so no one knows you were a stress ball before you walked into the room.

To start, we’ll say that our day look consisted of tinted moisturizer (or B.B. Cream) a thin line of brown eye liner, light mascara, pinky blush and a berry mouth. Here’s the checklist I follow to completely change up my makeup in five minutes flat. Ready, set…go!

1. Erase
Wipe off your lips and blush, then apply foundation all over. We want a neutral canvas that’s ready to absorb the next look.

2. Shadow
Pull out the dark eye shadow and begin your smoky eye. Go heavy on the shadow (I recommend going for all browns), including underneath your eye. You want the focal point of the overall look to be your eyes. Blend, blend, blend and don’t forget to add a pop of highlight to your brow bone.

3. Outline
Use a dark brown or black liner and rim the entire eye.

4. Lashes
Apply mascara. If you’re an expert—I say go for false lashes.

5. Bronzer
Apply the product down along both cheekbones and around the entire forehead. Skip the blush. Blend!

6. Conceal
Important! This is key: Use a light concealer (2 shades lighter than your skin color) underneath the eyes, on the sides of the nose, and in the corners of the lips.

7. Lips
Add a pop of sheer pink gloss and you are ready for a night on the town!

Another fun set of tricks? Here’s how to use lip gloss in 3 unexpected ways.

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