Have an event after work? Here’s 5 quick ways to change from your work day attire to night! See 5 more ways by visiting InStyle!!
Stock Your Desk
Invest in a mini flatiron or curling iron so you can smooth out waves or refine curls in minutes. If you have fine hair, get some dry shampoo too; it will revitalize and bulk up strands. Prone to frizz? Slick hair back with a small amount of gel (or conditioner) for a fashion-forward “wet” look. CHI Air Expert Baby mini flatiron, $25; target.com.Klorane Extra-Gentle dry shampoo, $8; drugstore.com.
Pump Up Your Pink
Love the idea of a bold pout but can’t quite embrace red lips? Consider a high-impact pink. “If you wear a subtle pink lipstick during the day, a brighter rose hue will blend in on top of any residual color,” says makeup artist Joette Balsamo. It’s easy but “totally transformative,” she says. YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in No. 7, $30; sephora.com.
Chew On This
Before you walk out the door, nibble on a cinnamon stick. “It freshens breath and wakes you up,” says Cornelia Zicu, global chief creative officer for Red Door Spas. And cinnamon steadies blood sugar, so it may help curb cocktail-hour munchies as well.
Prevent Hat Head
Opting for a hat like Maria Menounos? To preserve volume when heading outside, toss your hair in the opposite direction of your normal part before putting on your cap. When you get to your destination, flip hair back for a subtle lift at the crown. If you’re troubled by static, rub a fabric softener sheet over strands.
“Nothing opens up eyes at the end of the day like recurling your lashes,” says Stiles. Crimping alone will do the trick, but a few swipes of clear mascara will help set your handiwork while avoiding the chunky mess you can get from too many layers of black. (Bonus: Clear mascara also doubles as brow gel.) Laura Mercier eyelash curler, $16; at Nordstrom.