Las Fabulosas: Beauty & Style
Belleza From Day to Night
By Ivette Manners for Las Fabulosas
Summer is finally here. And with the warm weather and longer daylight hours, youâ€™ll undoubtedly be scheduling lots of after-work dinners and cocktails. Here, experts offer quick and easy tips to transform your office getup into a fiesta look.
â€œA high twisted bun gives you a professional yet modern look during the day, while creating instant waves for night,â€ says celebrity hairstylist Eric R. Williams. After hours, loosen the bun, shake out your cabello and add a little hair spray for texture and hold. Transform a side braid into an evening style by making it a little undone, adding a headband or turning it into a wavy side-ponytail. Barrettes, hair elastics and bobby pins are must-haves to keep in your desk or bag for a hairstyle change-up.
A fresh, flawless face is a clean canvas to be made up later in the day. â€œIn the morning, apply your basic foundation and mascara, plus a bold lip color in a sheer finish to make your look modern but office-appropriate,â€ says celebrity makeup artist Victor Henao. After work, freshen up your foundation and mascara. Then add a little drama to your maquillaje with black eyeliner. â€œSmudge the eyeliner with your fingertips for an easy smoky eye,â€ says Henao.Â Highlight your cheeks with a little bronzing powder and amp up your lip color with an opaque lipstick.
Invest in pieces that take you from the office to a cocktail party. Remember that accessories are key. A simple strapless dress becomes office-appropriate with a fitted blazer and pumps. For a quick style change after work, shed the blazer and add a chunky necklace or a sheer scarf, which can also be worn with the blazer and strappy heels during the day. Or pair a dress in a fun print with a solid-color cardigan and a belt for a more conservative look. For evening, ditch the cardigan but keep the belt to accessorize. Add a pair of heels and statement earrings or bracelets. Carry a simple tote bag to work to hold your extra shoes, a makeup bag, accessories and a clutch for the evening.
Ivette Manners Â is a beauty writer and contributor to Las Fabulosas.