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From the Classroom to the Club: Transition Your Makeup From Day to Night

Whoever said it isn’t easy being beautiful knew what they were talking about. It takes a lot of work getting ready sometimes, right ladies? Which is why making products work for you and choosing products that will do double duty is so important.
Here in Chrissy’s Beauty School, I know you’re a busy collegiette with more to worry about than how to transition your makeup from day to night. But that doesn’t mean you still don’t worry about it. Well, ladies, fret no more, you can take your look from day to night with just a few little touchups before you head out on a Friday night, and I have the products to help you do just that!
Quick and Easy: Add a Little Nighttime Drama to Your Daytime Products
Almay one coat dial up mascara, SRP of $8.49 at CVS

When you’re heading to class in the morning, you may be looking for a no-frills look for your lashes. Perhaps you want some color and definition, but want to save the full-on drama for your night out.
The adjustable dial in Almay’s new one coat dial up mascara lets you determine your lashes oomph factor, easily taking your lashes from hello to hello.
Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Gleam Cream Eyeshadow, $6.49 at mass retailers nationwide

 During the day you might opt for a lighter, more neutral shade to highlight your lids, but at night, feel free to go wild with your color. For a product that lets you adjust and go, try Maybelline’s Eye Studio Color Gleam Cream Eyeshadow.
These eye shadow palettes come with three shades and really let you define each and every crevice of your eye. During the day, try the lightest shade in the palette and deepen the look for night by layering the darker shades on top. Try Neutral Liaisons or Purple Possibilities (pictured above).   
Going the Extra Mile: Add a Few Extra Products and See Your Look Transform
Maybelline’s Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner, $9.99 at mass retailers nationwide

Not one to wear eyeliner during the day? Step up the drama at night by adding a layer and you’ll see instantly-defined eyes. Or, if you already are a fan of eyeliner, wear it all day long for a polished yet edgy look and add nighttime drama by transforming it into a winged tip.
Try Maybelline’s Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black.
mark Glowdacious Illuminating Powder, $12, shop.meetmark.com/

What gal isn’t looking for that perfect glow? To make your face shine in a good way, add a little sparkle with an illuminating powder. Try mark Glowdacious Illuminating Powder in Shimmied Up
Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Eau de Parfum, $45, victoriassecret.com/beauty

When you’re touching up your makeup, don’t forget to add a sexy scent for night! Check out Victoria’s Secret’s new Bombshell Eau de Parfum. Not only does the scent—a blend of purple passion fruit, Shangri-la yellow peony and vanilla orchid—come in adorable packaging, it also gives off a sexy fragrance.

Chrissy Callahan is a double major in journalism and media studies (self-designed) and French and Francophone studies at Brandeis University, graduating December 2010. A Medford, Mass. native, she works in Brandeis' Department of Creative Services, helping edit and maintain the Brandeis website. Before writing and interning for Her Campus, Chrissy was features editor for the student newspaper the Brandeis Hoot for three years. When she's not hard at work, you're most likely going to find Chrissy indulging her passion for shopping, wearing way too much pink, or eating cookie dough ice cream. She also enjoys traveling, and dreams of traveling to Paris frequently for her future career. After graduating, Chrissy hopes to get a job in beauty or fashion journalism.
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