Beauty Basics Makeup

Day to night in 5 minutes flat

I’m always showing easy every day looks. Which are that. Great everyday looks. But they are also something else.. a perfect jumping off point for a sexy  5 minute Night look. You can whip it out right before you go out on a date or with friends or if you just wanna be sizzlin’ for no apparent reason since it’s only a 5 minute commitment anyway.

Here’s what I look like around 5pm on a typical “mommy makeup” day :

day time

And this is 5 minutes later:

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Here’s the low down.

First gotta get a little color! Nothing brightens me up like a little tan but rather than pack on the powder bronzer I’m gonna save myself some time and spray on my Tomas (one of my FAVORITE products from Sally Beauty). No worries, it totally works over your foundation to give a nice punch of color.tomas 

I apply it like I would some contour so It sculpts as well.

Just creating a 3 on each side of my face and then spritzing down my decotage and neck so it all matches.


Next is darkening up the eyes!
I’m taking this bronzy liner (Palladio Precision Liner in Dark Chocolate) all around my eyeballs to give a little balance to the dark lip I’m about to go for!

Now I’m taking this pretty Palladio Herbal liner in Raisin around my lips and blending it in.


Next I wanna give my hair a little oomph so I’m going to give myself a deep side part and add a little body!

I’ll spray in this Kenra Generic hairspray in the root and shoot some heat in there with the Ion Whirlwind Pro. I make a few parts about a half of an inch apart around the crown and repeat this. It gives the whole head of hair a fresh blow out look!

Easy Right!?


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    Nicole Walker
    November 12, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Such great and easy tips for taking a look from day to night! Thanks for sharing Cara 🙂

    xoxo Nicole

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    November 12, 2015 at 7:44 am

    I love the way you construct your posts, so unique! Fab lip colour x

    Kirstie | Kirstie Pickering

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    November 12, 2015 at 8:03 am

    I don’t know why I’ve resisted trying Tomas. You make it look so easy!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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    November 12, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    I ordered a HAC pack yesterday. I am so excited to give it a try! I have a quick question about hair dryers. You are using an ionic hair dryer. I desperately need a new dryer, but am overwhelmed with all the options. I have fine limp hair. Any recommendations? Love your posts!

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    Miki Nyckel
    November 12, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    That was a great little tut! Thanks!

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    Lauren Chase
    November 12, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I almost didn’t read this post cause I didn’t think it would be anything new. NOT THE CASE, this has been helpful! I’ve also resisted getting Tomas, and IDK why. I need it. And I LOVE that lip color!! And that hair trick, just what I needed! This will be perfect for those spur of the moment, ‘let’s go out to dinner’ times.

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    November 12, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    How do you come up with this stuff? You are brilliant! Thanks for sharing.

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    November 12, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    What color highlight are you wearing in this, Cara? Is it white peach? I just bought it and can’t wait to try it. Will you be coming out with anything else new? And PS, your eyes look amazeballs in this look.

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    Trang Do
    November 13, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Such an amazing tips!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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    November 13, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Love this! Side note- what kind of blow dryer is that? I am in the market for a new dryer and straightener. Any recommendations? Thanks!

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    Mary Kate
    November 14, 2015 at 9:18 am

    What a great way to switch it up!

    Mary Kate

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    Tasha Juli
    November 15, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Such great suggestions!
    Tasha Juli

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    November 16, 2015 at 8:34 am

    HI! I bought both the lip liner and the eyeliner. How do you get the lip liner to come out soft? I look like I’ve used my kids magic marker around my mouth and then the inside is all cake and lined.

    Do you soften the eye as well?


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    November 16, 2015 at 8:34 am

    You make it seem so easy! Though I will say, your 5pm face still looks great! The hair tip is a good call, I feel like at the end of the day, my once-bouncy hair is falling flat.

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    November 17, 2015 at 6:44 pm

    Help!!! I’ve been using the maskcara pallete for the light skin but everytime I take a picture or end up in a photo I look completely dead. I know it’s the winter time so I’m more washed out anyway but I look like I’m not wearing any makeup? Any ideas of what else I can do? Make it darker?!? I just had a baby also like 2 months ago so it’s making me feel pretty bummed out right now

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    ASHLEY GRISSOM (@scrappyashley)
    December 14, 2015 at 10:45 am

    I’m lost along with Jeannie. I bought both the lip liner and eyeliner but cannot get the lip look without it being streaky. Also, do you only have the eyeliner on your bottom lid? It looks that way in the picture but the description says all around the eye. Love the post, beautiful as always!!

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