If your social life is just as demanding as your career, you need a makeup look that withstands the stress of mid-day meetings and presentations, and follows you to drinks with the girls afterwards. However, if you’re a barely-there, subtle makeup kind of gal, taking your look from day to night can prove challenging.

Bold Lip

Nothing says “I’m ready to paint the town red” than a shocking color change to your pout. Slip a bold lip color into your bag in the AM and apply it just in time for happy hour. Go for a bright red or pink if you’re feeling playful. Or, choose daring Bordeaux for a dramatic nighttime look.


Over-the-top falsies might be a bit intense in the light of day. Dramatic eyelashes are perfect for after-work play, however. Make a pit-stop in the restroom to apply a fierce pair of false eyelashes—don’t forget to trim them to fit your eyes and apply mascara—before joining your coworkers for cocktails.

Inner Shimmer

The smoky eye is always a go-to for impact, but not everyone has the time (or the extra space in your bag) to apply varying shades of eye shadow. If you’re looking for a quick and simple way to sexy up your appearance for an after-hours date, add some metallic shimmer eye shadow or eyeliner to the inner corners of your eyes.

You can choose one of these additions or go for all three for a game-changing makeup look that turns you from boss babe to absolute vixen.

Quick fashion bonus: Trade out your sensible flats or workday pumps for show-stopping strap heels in a vibrant color. Who needs a little black dress? You’re ready to paint the town.