Sometimes, when you want to go out after work, you don't want to go home first. Or, if you do, you're simply not sure how to pull off a great evening look. Worry not, fellow fashionistas! Here are 7 beauty trends for after work – and they include lots of tips that will take you easily from day to evening, so you'll have more time to hang out and have fun!
1. Red Lips
This is something you can do right in the office before heading out on the town. Red lips are the signature vamp look. No longer too much, as long as you're a minimalist everywhere else, these are the perfect after work staple. Just remember to go easy elsewhere. A smokey eye and a red lip just won't do – that's way too much.
2. Wear Your Blues
There are a lot of dramatic makeup trends for after work that require you to tone down elsewhere. Blue eyeshadow is one such trend. I'm not talking those gaudy blues seen in the 1980s and 1990s. Now, it's all about icy colors and denim shades that combine blue with grey. A perfect nighttime look, you can really pull this off when the sun goes down.
3. Purple Pouting
Purple is hot this season, but like a slick red lip, you have to be careful. If you're brave enough to try a dark violet lipstick or a lilac stain, go easy with the rest of your makeup. You don't want to make your look too dramatic, and purple is definitely a dramatic color. The best thing to do here is let that be the focal point.
4. Glitter and Gunmetal
Glittery shades of eyeshadow, especially gunmetal, are extremely popular right now, and they are ideal for evening looks. Gold and silver are equally in, with gold being the forerunner behind gunmetal. This is glam all the way, and it's especially perfect for weekend looks.
5. Do(n't) Tease
Teased hair is a must for after work activities. You don't have to go crazy with it. In fact, stay far away from the Snooki poof look – that is way too much. But a little bit of teasing will take you a long, long way, and it is notoriously easy to do. So, theoretically, you could do this look at the office before you leave as well.
6. Bed Head
Bed head is also incredibly easy. Whether you're into waves or tousled hair, both will work extremely well. Give yourself a little tousle, spray it just a little, and you're good to go. Points if you've had your hair in a bun or ponytail all day, because it will naturally fall into waves once you let it down.
7. The Big Blowout
Ah, the blowout. Only try this look if you've got the time to nurture it along. If so, you're golden. This is all you need to go out for a night on the town after work. Pair it with some of the aforementioned makeup trends, and you'll definitely be stopping traffic!
So there you have it, there are just some of the ways you can make yourself ready for some fun times after work. There are tons more, of course, so why don't you share? What do you do to get ready to go out once you're off the clock?
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