From Desk to Disco

Thursday, 16 April 2015


So I know no one calls it a disco anymore, I just liked the ring to it okay? Nevertheless, here are my quick tips to take your look from day to night.


Firstly, a top up of concealer just to touch up your complexion - no need for a full face of foundation. You don't want to re-do your whole face or it'll end up looking cakey. I find a shade lighter really brightens up under the eyes, I use NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla. Use a shade that is true to your skintone on blemishes if you need to. 

Red lips instantly transform your look, i go great with everything. Carrying a big eye shadow palette isn't always practical so smokey eyes are out. My favourite is Mac Cherry Lipliner,which you could use by itself, or add your favourite red lippy ontop, I use Mac Red. Make sure you keep your lips hydrated during the day! I keep the Palmers Cocoa Butter Lip Balm on my desk and constantly apply it. Hydration is key to rocking a statement lip.

Shimmer = party face. Since a smokey eye is out, we don't have to abandon the eyes completely, a pale shimmery cream eyeshadow adds a touch of colour, and you don't even need brushes. Add a little of kohl eyeliner and a top up of mascara to refresh your look.  I can find that during the day my mascara can become a little lacklustre, a quick top up instantly opens eyes up. Don't go over board though, I was on the train recently and this girl was layering her mascara for, I kid you not, the whole journey (over 20 minutes). I use Maxfactor Excess Shimmer Cream Eyeshadow in Copper, Rimmel Scandaleyes Black Kohl Liner and Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara
If you have had a long day looking at the computer, or in the air conditioning, or both! You may not be looking as bright eyed as you would like, try the Scandaleyes Nude Kohl Liner in your water line, it will really open up your eyes.

Revamp your hair with some dry shampoo, a travel size will fit in your handbag no problem, I like the Colab Extreme Volume in London, It gives hair such a boost and texture, and smells lovely too. 

I'll usually wear something smart casual, like a little black dress, or a monochrome playsuit and update it with my accessories, such as a necklace, a leather jacket, a clutch bag, and some heels.

Have I missed anything? Let me know what you do.

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