Amanda Gabbard, beauty and makeup specialist at the Guerlain Spa in the Towers of the Waldorf Astoria New York, gives us suggestions for transitioning from the office day look to evening glam.

“No need to bring 12 more products in your purse to switch from your day look to an evening on the town. All you need is the same eyeliner you used in the morning, a small duo eye shadow, face powder and lipstick or gloss.”

Amanda’s three easy steps to transition from day to night:

  1. First, apply a darker, more dramatic line on the top lash line with an additional wing tip at the end for fun flair. You can also line the lower inner water rim for added nighttime drama.
  2. Second, use a small duo eye shadow (one with dark and light shades) to create a smokey eye using the darker shade in the lid’s crease and the lighter color for highlight under the brow and along the inner corner of the eye. Easily used for multiple purposes, you can even take your finger and swipe a bit of the lighter shade on the upper cheekbone for shimmer!
  3. Last, use a skin-tone matching powder all over the face and a swipe a colorful gloss or lipstick on the lips to bump up the look.

Check out some newbies out there to help kick it up for your nighttime festivities:

jane iredale’s Chocoholicks is a compact with four deep shades to create sultry night looks and is housed in a slim palette for easy portability.  The glossy shades provide a delicious array of options for your lips.  (Available at

CARGO’s Water Resistant Blush delivers a non-shiny glow.  The silky texture layers easily for added intensity as you gear up for a night out. (Available at

L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinaire Liquid Lipcolour delivers a smooth surface and rich color.  It’s available in sixteen shades from nudes to bright shades, all high shine.  (Available at drugstores)

A Fantasy of Flowers, from MAC, is one of their new spring 2014 lines.  For eyes, the Mineralize Eye Shadow features four frosty coordinating colors.  Layer Cremesheen Glass over lipstick or use it alone, all three are flower-inspired shades.  (Available at


The new NARS Matte Multiple is one stop shopping in one product.  The multipurpose makeup stick for lips and cheeks may be used wet or dry.  Use it dry for a burst of high-impact color, use wet for a smooth, sheer finish.  (Available at