Look hot in the city

Rutherglen Reformer - - Intimations -

It’s 5pm. It’s Fri­day. It’s log off time … but now it’s make-up time as you’re head­ing out for a night on the town straight from work.

And the chances are that af­ter a hard day slog­ging away, the beau­ti­fully ap­plied face that you took the time to put on at 8am is go­ing to look less than its fresh best.

Not only that, you want to trans­form your­self from cute work­day girl to night time glam­our puss.

But time is not on your side as you are all itch­ing to head to the pub and get the party started so how to you go from hum­drum to glam in 10 min­utes?

The good news is that your bag of tricks doesn’t have to weigh as much as a suit­case for a fort­night in Ibiza.

In fact, you can strip it down to the bare essen­tials that could easily slip into your favourite clutch – also handy for those disco touch-ups through­out the night.

And all with­out scrimp­ing on the glam quo­tient.

If your evening out has been pre­planned, use some Beauty Flash Balm from Clar­ins un­der your foun­da­tion in the morn­ing.

This amaz­ing for­mu­la­tion en­sures that your make up stays put all day.. no mat­ter what kind of pres­sure you find your­self un­der.

It also re­fines the pores and gives a more flaw­less fin­ish.

And here’s a top tip!! Don’t give it time to soak in, ap­ply your foun­da­tion im­me­di­ately on top for best re­sults.

So af­ter hours of clock watch­ing, the big hand is fi­nally at five and it’s time to start the week­end.

But don’t, as much as you may be tempted, reap­ply your base.

In­stead, use a bit of con­cealer on a small fine brush to fine point con­ceal any ar­eas of red­ness, or where you feel your base might have worn off lit­tle.

If your peep­ers are feel­ing a lit­tle weary af­ter a hard day, brighten the un­der eye area with a high­light­ing pen such as Touché Éclat by Yves Saint Lau­rent.

Then it’s time to set your base with pow­der. Mac Min­er­l­ize skin fin­ish will give a lit­tle cov­er­age but max­imise that freshly ap­plied look.

Next, a dust­ing of bronzer will bring your com­plex­ion to life, so ap­ply to the fore­head and hol­lows of your cheeks to cre­ate a soft con­tour.

They say the eyes are the mir­ror to the soul so make yours sparkle with a gor­geous glit­ter liq­uid liner.

Try Ur­ban De­cay Heavy Me­tal lin­ers. My favourite is Mid­night Cow­boy, a gor­geous gold which can look as sub­tle or as glam as you like along the top lash line.

To re­ally open up your eyes re-ap­ply your mas­cara, or ap­ply some strip lashes if you have the time.

This is guar­an­teed to make your eyes re­ally pop.

No evening look is com­plete with­out lip gloss and high­lighter.

In the dim light of a bar or res­tau­rant, your see tex­ture rather than colour so the glossier the bet­ter will make those lips look ex­tra lus­cious.

Sweep a lit­tle high­lighter to the high part of your cheek bones to catch the light and you’re done.

From glum to glam in 10 min­utes, now hail that cab and start the week­end with a bang! If you’d like to

find out more about Laura’s

work, the ser­vices she pro­vides,

book an ap­pointme

nt,have her test your prod­ucts

or an-swera make-up go to w ww. query,

lau­radawso n-makeup.com

or con­tact her on laura@


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