Busy day followed by a busy night? The modernisation of our lives has made everything fast-paced; each of us needs everything to be quick and easy. The concept of 2-in-1 sucks a hair and shampoo combo – but as a makeup look that will take you from dawn till dusk till dawn? That’s the makeup look for your next big day and night.

Taking a cue from this, the gifted Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder’s Creative Makeup Director, created a day-to-night beauty look for Derek Lam’ spring / summer 2014 show. The look, which is a modern-minimalist summer 2014 makeup look, is truly perfect for day to night with only a few touchups in between. What makes it so special is that it starts off really simple for the day and, with just a additions, you’ll quickly upgrade your look to be perfect for the night.

Check out the complete how-to for this beauty look right after the break.

day to night makeup guide

How to: day to night eye make up

Simple to start with, the day time part of this beauty look is all about the simplicity of gold eyes. The night time element (steps 5 and 6) upgrades the look with navy eyeliner to make an evening’s statement.

day to night makeup tutorial

PREP
Start by prepping your skin to keep it healthy and to give the makeup look a great base upon which to sit. Wash, cleanse, and use an all in one make-up primer to make this quick in easy.
BASE
Once you’re done prepping your skin, create a flawless base by applying foundation and concealer on your skin as is needed. Set the base with loose powder. At the Derek Lam show, Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup Foundation and Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder was used.
EYES
Apply gold cream eyeshadow over your eyelids fading out as is normal.

day to night eye make up eyelids

LIPS
As this look is a simple minimalist one, all you need to do for your lips is to apply a nude-pale lipstick in your chosen shade.
LOOK UPGRADE 1
To prepare the beauty look for your evening, take some navy eyeliner and, using a brush, apply a cube shape to your eye lids. The cube shape should be the size of the outer third of your eyelid. At the Derek Lam show, the models wore the makeup with this cube for their second look on the runway.

LOOK UPGRADE 2
This is the final touch for a glammed up night out. All you have to do is to rim your eyes with navy blue eye pencil. For a finishing touch, curl your lashes and then apply on two coats of mascara.

day to night make up

This beauty look is the perfect one for the busy bee. Wear the simpler version to work and in a few minutes you can glam it up for a date or a fun night out with your friends.

Gold flitter motif from Shutterstock.

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