How To Change From Office To Party Makeup in a Few Minutes

by Aparajita S on December 21, 2012 · 75 comments

How To Change From Office To Party Makeup in a Few Minutes

Hello Pretty Ones,

Today, I will be doing a post on another makeup related problem frequently faced by today’s working women.  I have known many working ladies complaining that they had to attend a party straight after office and sadly did not have enough time or a proper place to get dressed for the same. The result? They ended up not looking quite their best. We have come across many elaborate tips in many magazines on how to change into a glam girl right after office, but unfortunately, you can try out those tips only if you carry your entire dressing table with you to the office. Let’s face it, not all of us have the privilege of working in an A-class office which has powder rooms for ladies. I have tried to solve that problem here. Let’s get on with the post quickly. When you have a party to attend in the evening after office, pay some attention to your make up in the morning when you leave home. Normally, most of us apply moisturizer and sunscreen, dab some compact powder, apply a thick layer of kohl followed by our favorite lipstick and we are done. This is NOT what you are supposed to do if there’s a party knocking at your door. The kohl, at the end of the day, will give your raccoon eyes and spoil your entire look. To avoid that, we will do an eye makeup look today which will highlight your eyes for the day and at the same time will make your eyes remain fresh till the end of the day.

Step 1:

How To Change From Office To Party Makeup in a Few Minutes

Properly moisturize your face and pay attention to the area around the eyes.

Step 2:

If you are in a hurry, dab some compact powder all over your face and groom your eyebrows nicely. Those with naturally thick eyebrows should apply a coat of clear mascara over them and those who have sparse eyebrows like me can fill them up with a brown eye shadow. Neat eyebrows are half the work done as they can take the freshness of your face to heights.

Step 3:

Highlight your eyebrow bone with a pastel eye shadow which is a shade lighter than your skin tone but that which blends seamlessly into your skin. It should be preferably matte or very slightly shimmery.

Step 4:

Use a matte eye shadow in a shade darker than your natural eyelid color and swipe it all across the upper eyelid. We want to keep it as soft as possible and so no dark eye shadow is allowed for this look.

Step 5:

Now, take a light pink (choose a pink which suits your complexion. Baby pink will not suit everyone. I have myself used a mauve-toned pink) and apply it on the crease and make a “C” in the outer corner of the eye. Remember; do not create a “v” here as that will give a stark look.

Office Makeup 1

Step 6:

Using a matte brown eye shadow on a fluffy brush, blend out the harsh lines on the crease. This step will give the desired depth to your eyes.

Step 7:

Now, take a thin eyeliner brush and draw a thin line on your upper lash line with a soft black eye shadow. We won’t be using liquid black eyeliner for the day to avoid the crisp look.

Step 8:

Then, take a matte brown eye pencil and line your lower lash line.  Do not wear kohl but add a single coat of mascara.

Office Makeup 2

Step 9:

Wear a nice brown or nude shade on your lips. I have used Streetwear color rich lipstick in creamy brown. Neatly part your hair and tie a bun or a simple ponytail. This is how I look with all these steps.

Aparajita

You can see that all my features are subtly defined without going over the top.  I haven’t worn blush as at the end of the day my skin may look blotchy.

Now, before rushing to office, throw in a blue eye pencil, a green eye pencil, a highlighter, a bright colored lipstick (NO red! You will get to know why later), Kajal and mascara, compact, a stylish scarf, fancy earrings and comb into your bag.

In the evening, after the office ends:

Step 1:

Dab the compact all over your face again.

Step 2:

Take the green eye pencil and draw a thick line over the black eye shadow line which has almost faded by now.

Step 3:

Use the highlighter (preferably a golden one) to highlight your brow bone. Add some to your cheekbones as well. Blend very nicely.

Step 4:

Draw a line with the blue eye pencil on your lower lash line.

Step 5:

Wear the kohl now and add a coat of mascara if you wish to.

Office Makeup 3

Office Makeup 4

Step 6:

Wear any lipstick which brightens up your face. But avoid reds as red lipstick is not something to be worn in a hurry. All your flaws or blemishes will get accentuated if you wear red lipstick without first priming your face with a concealor. Since we don’t have that much time or space in office, we shall skip red. I used Elle 18’s Color pop lipstick in #26 Hot Pink and dabbed some Streetwear’s Creamy brown on top to tone it down a bit.

Step 7:

Let your hair loose, wear a stylish scarf, earrings and smile at the diva in your mirror! This part takes just 6 to 7 minutes maximum.

This is how I look :)

Aparajita S

Was I able to help? Waiting eagerly for your comments :)

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{ 75 comments… read them below or add one }

Parita December 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

lovely dear!

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

thanks pari :)

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Shuchi December 21, 2012 at 4:18 pm

niceee…

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:36 pm

thanks shuchi :)

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Rama December 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

This is absolutely brilliant!!!!
u have done it so well, sweety..this is defenitely of gr8 help for office goers like me..

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm

thanks a lot rama :*

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Shruti December 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Oh my! One word – STUNNING! :)
Great article! It’ll help so many like me! :)

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm

thanks shruti :)

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Nafisa Ali December 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

Very helpful :)

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:39 pm

thanks nafisa :D

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Neha Padhi December 21, 2012 at 4:34 pm

you write the most useful and helpful articles…thank u so very much~!!!!
and you look stunning,ofcourse,great job!!!

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:42 pm

awwww… thanks a lot neha! :*

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Shami December 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Great article aparajita!!

I have a query!! since i have combination skin, even though my office is an AC environment, my face tends to be more oily.. i need to clean my face before doing further step..
Would you suggest any idea for this..

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Shami December 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm

(at the end of the day)* my face tends to be more oily

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:44 pm

carry a pack of wet cleansing tissues and some dry ones shami. these are easily available in the market. try kaya skin wipes :) they have ones with moisturizers too

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Esha December 21, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Omigosh..!!! What a dramatic transformation… you rock girl.. :)

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:45 pm

hihihi ;) thanks esha

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Manisha December 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Very nice Aparajita :) Brilliant must say .. this would be life saver + time saver for me in the upcoming parties :D

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:46 pm

glad i could help manisha :) enjoy the parties

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Rashmi December 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Very very informative, useful and guiding. Espacially with all step wise pictures, it makes really easy to follow.
Thanks alot . u r saving thousands of office goers

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm

thanks rashmi :) m so happy u all feel this way :)

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sandhya December 21, 2012 at 4:52 pm

apa this was really useful! Thank you so much for this post and your both looks rock to the T! sometime leaving the lower lash blank gives a fresh look na! i also try that for office! looks like someone is making a great use of their holidays and we are benefitting frmo it too! way to go girl!

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm

thanks a lot sandhya! ya, it does make a lot of difference :)

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vini December 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm

You all looking stunning in just 5 mins…
hatts off to you… :-D

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

hugs and puchiiiis :D :) thanks a lot dear

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sunita December 21, 2012 at 5:02 pm

excellent with every step. which is explained

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:51 pm

thanks sunita :)

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Chhaya December 21, 2012 at 5:03 pm

Hey u lukng gr8 nice article n time saving….but i must say ur skin s flawless touchwood touch wood…lkng fab :D

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:52 pm

thank u chhaya! :D

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poorva December 21, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Looking so pretty :-)

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:53 pm

thanks poorva :)

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shilpa sarkar December 21, 2012 at 5:09 pm

u look stunning…….. ready for xmass party… the blue pencil is from which brand??????

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:54 pm

thanks shilpa :) its an unknown local brnd :)

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ashwitha December 21, 2012 at 5:11 pm

God! I wish I could have flawless skin like urs… And the party eye makeup is just gorgeous.
I have a doubt.should the colour of the eyeliner match the color of our dress.
My friends tell me that it looks awkward if it doesn’t.I have no idea :(

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

thanks ashwitha :D not necessarily… if you are wearing light colored clothes or completely black, u can go for various colors eyeliners :)

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Sweta December 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Lovely :)

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:56 pm

thanks sweta :)

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rajni December 21, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Aprajita simply soopr gorgeous and helpful article for working women lk us……which are these crayons u use seems so easy in use :)……where can get thm…

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm

thanks rajni :) these crayons are locally available here. the name’s camieo. m nt sure if they are available elsewhere :( sorrry

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mrittikamitra1906 December 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm

oye my bengali protibha…Lovely…u look very sweet…keep them coming

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

:D thanks mrittika! <3

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amel December 21, 2012 at 5:32 pm

looking lovely girl! literally glowing. Have to say u have amazing skin!

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 5:59 pm

thanks amel :D

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Surabhi @ Womanatics December 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm

You were of great help Aparajita.. even though I am a stay at home mom.. I know these would be immensely helpful to me whenever I start working again.. :D

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 6:00 pm

am so glad i could help surabhi :* waiting for your DIYs :)

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Rati December 21, 2012 at 5:58 pm

loved both the looks aparajita but loved the 2nd one more. it totally adds that glam factor. you look gorgeous !!! :))

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 6:02 pm

thanks rati! :D <3 i wanted to keep the day look subtle so that the evening look becomes more prominent :) glad everyone liked it so much :)

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Neha December 21, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Lovely girl.. what an idea madam ji….hehehe U are looking damn cute in the second look.. :puchhi:

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 7:56 pm

haha! ;) thanks neha :*

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Nidhi December 21, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Hey Aparajita.. such lovely looks…and look at your eyes gurl.. you have a killer pair.. :-) so nicely you have changed the day look into night.. very pretty and u are so beautiful..me loved it :-)

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 8:00 pm

:D thank u shooooo much nidhi! :D

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Kat December 21, 2012 at 7:43 pm

You look lovely. And the scarf has taken it to another level. Beautiful.

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

thanks Kat :) ya, little things like scarves and earrings totally change looks :)

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dharani December 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm

who are you and what u did to aparajita didi….? really nice ideas these days didi….always i see for your posts…keep coming pls………

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 8:58 pm

hahhahaa! am the same old one ;) don’t worry, more posts lined up :)

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Payal December 21, 2012 at 9:30 pm

amazing!!! bookmarking this page… will help me in future when i finish my studies and start working…. u look soo pretty and lovely aparijita!!!

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm

thanks payal! :D glad u found it helpful :)

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Rachna December 21, 2012 at 10:34 pm

aparajita ultimate look…..bookmarked in my mind….its helplful for anyone…..and for me its a blessing. I’m a helping hand in my hubby’s business so we go out for trips together….many times Paahad tut padta hai when after a looooong afternoon meeting i need to change from formals to the saaree for dinner in very short time (really very short else patidev start showing his short temper :P) and makeup k liye i start thinking “ise hatau ya aur lagau ” ;) :P and after this whole ramayan i feel like crying when my husband says “aap hamesha jitne ache ni lge aaj..”(only sometimes).
now no panga at all…..thanks thanks thanks :-* :-*.
merging makeup from day to night in few mins is soooo easy now…. :) :D

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 11:25 pm

hahhaha.. patidevs are always that way :( am so happy i cd help u :*

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Arju December 21, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Hi aparajita

Great work ..really thanks..
Which brand of kajal and eye shadow you are using?
Can you please guide me?

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 11:18 pm

thanks arju :) eyeshadows are basically all local brnds, kajal is maybelline colossal :)

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Natasha (Nats) December 21, 2012 at 11:12 pm

khoob bhaalo.. hehe :) very nice post…

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aparajita December 21, 2012 at 11:17 pm

dhonyobaad ;) hehhe

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neetu lohani December 22, 2012 at 2:38 am

Aww.. u took my heart away… brilliant concept and gorgeous way of transformation!! U rockeddddd gal… :) I hope I”ll try them soon..
Love ur posts dear..

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Aparajita December 22, 2012 at 9:00 am

Thanks a ton darling!:*

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Megha December 22, 2012 at 11:04 am

very helpful post dear…..!!!!!!!!!lol

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 1:19 pm

thanks megha :) i am sorry but i didn’t quite understand what made you go “lol” here :)

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Reema December 22, 2012 at 1:09 pm

u totally look glam babes..!!! loved the second look :*

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

thanks reema! :D :*

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monika December 22, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Loved this post!!

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aparajita December 22, 2012 at 1:44 pm

thanks monika :D

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hana December 22, 2012 at 8:33 pm

lovely post dea

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aparajita January 4, 2013 at 12:02 pm

thanks hana :)

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Radhika December 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Great tips !! You hve a Flawless Skin aparajita !! What do u do really??

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aparajita January 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm

thanks radhika :)

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