We've all been in this situation when the work day is over and now you'd like to get together with your friends for some snacks and downtime and you want to quickly freshen up your look for the occasion. Which can absolutely be done with the right make-up and likely hair products too, I know my hair needs a pick me up after a long day as well. Here we gathered make-up products that can help you transform your day look to a night look in a pinch. I love this refreshing spray to revive whatever makeup I already have on and not do the dreaded cake-on of more foundation. And your eyes will definitely need a little pick me up after spending so much time staring at a screen. This mascara will definitely do its job to help you look alive and not like a cubicle zombie. So you don't need to get ready for a night on the town from scratch, that would take far too much time away from some fun anyway. Shop our list and be ready to easily transform from your day to your perfect night out look.
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This Japonesque Go Curl Gives A Longer Lasting Curl
Step away from your old lash curler immediately. This new easel-style version from Japonesque has a seriously clever design. The result is a longer-lasting curl that will withstand the winter weather. I give extra points for the open cage design which means no more pinches and the fact it's so small I can stash it in my purse for an on-the-go touch-up.
Instantly Define Your Brows With This Eyebrow Pencil
I, unfortunately, was born with pretty thin eyebrows. And while that was trendy in the 90s (missed my shot), it's all about the full fluffy brows these days. That's why I fake it till I make it with things like the Maybelline Total Temptation eyebrow pencil. With a teardrop tip, it's super easy to achieve the bushy look. Plus, the spoolie allows you to brush them out once you've got the desired look to blend for a more natural look.
This Nude Eyeshadow Palette Is A Perfect Dupe
This super affordable Nude eyeshadow palette is a perfect alternative for the much pricier (upwards of $40) Naked eyeshadows that are so popular, according to over 5,000 happy reviewers! It has all the shades you need to create tons of looks, from natural to dramatic. All for under $10! This is the kind of perfect basic eyeshadow you need to start building your makeup collection.
Beautifully Apply Make-Up With This 12-Piece Set of Brushes
Few things take your makeup routine from meh to luxurious like a good set of brushes. This pretty set of makeup brushes costs less than $9! You get 12 brushes made of premium synthetic fiber, with beautiful white marble-colored handles and gold tips. The set includes eye shadow brushes, a foundation brush, an eyeliner brush, a mascara brush, a lip brush, a concealer brush, an eyebrow brush and more.
Get a Warm, Tropical Glow in All Seasons With Murumuru Butter Bronzer
This highly rated murumuru butter bronzer is from Physicians Formula, a company that designs its products for sensitive skin. You can expect high-quality hypoallergenic and natural ingredients. While getting a sun-kissed glow, you're also nurturing your skin with essential fatty acids and pro-vitamins that soften and moisturize.
These Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens Are Next Gen Skin Blotters
These chic papaya bright blotting linens are THE essential I never knew I needed. Made from 100% natural Abaca Tree fiber and laced with soothing Green Tea Extract, they oh-so delicately wick away excess oil and reduce shine without smudging your makeup. I keep them in my purse and on the days when I am literally running from 7 am to 7 pm and they come in handy.
This Ice Roller Will Depuff Your Face
Skincare routines have taken the social media world by storm, and I went from being someone who never washed their face to someone with a 10-step day and night routine. I'm the queen of waking up with a swollen face, especially my under eyes, so I'm all about using this roller to calm down my inflammation, take away the inevitable redness, and wake me up first thing in the morning.
You'll Love This Flattering Shade of Red Lipstick
Lady Gaga's makeup line Haus Laboratories, exclusive to Amazon, packs each product with unique features sure to seduce the fashion-conscious. This red sparkle lipstick, inspired by burlesque, features a blend of undertones that complements all skin tones. So you don't have to worry about picking the right shade for each friend! Everyone will love this sparkly treat.
Get Kissable Lips With Eos Super Soft Lip Balm
I've always suffered from dry lips, and no matter how much chapstick I applied, nothing seemed to help. I have yet to try the Eos super soft lip balm, but I'm sold after reading these reviews. With shea butter, coconut oil, and jojoba seed oil, it's specifically designed to hydrate your chapped lips and leave you oh-so-kissable.
This Vitamin C Serum That's Seriously Lightweight
It only takes a few pea-sized drops for this vitamin C serum to help brighten up your skin — and with its water-like formula, you'll barely notice it on your face as it's drying. It's safe to use on all types of skin, and reviewers raved about how it helped fade the appearance of their acne scars.
This Brush Cleaner Will Help You Keep Your Makeup Brushes Bacteria Free
I'm terrible at cleaning my make-up brushes. Gross, I know. I always found it to be too much work, or I simply forget. I've got a busy schedule, after all. This brush cleaner has a strong suction cup so you can firmly grab your brush and get it extra clean.
These Facial Sprays Are a Great Pick-Me-Up
Omg, these facial sprays legit were the only thing that got me through school and work back in the day. I use it these days as a refreshing pick-me-up at my desk or after coming in from a walk out in the sun. My dogs seem to like it as well, probably because it's such a fine mist.
These Brushes Get Your Lips Looking Smooth
I think we can both agree that chapped, flaking lips are not appealing — whether they're on you or someone else. So grab these exfoliating brushes. The silicone bristles gently remove peeling skin, leaving your lips looking (and feeling) smoother. Plus, their small size allows them to easily fit into travel makeup bags.
This Brush is Perfect For Eyeliner
It's way, way easier to draw winged tips when you're using an angled brush — just like this one. The bristles are hypoallergenic, while the bent tip makes it easy to see around your lid. And unlike some brushes, this one is 100% cruelty-free.
Flawless Sonic Makeup Application
I've never been one of those girly girls who excel at seamless makeup application, but this sonic makeup brush from Spa Sciences sure got me a lot closer. Using MicroDust technology, it fills in fine lines and wrinkles while giving you an airbrushed appearance. Featuring three speeds and a fully rechargeable design, this brush blends your foundation for a flawless finish.
These Pearl Hair Clips for Hair Fashion Selfies
This twelve-piece set of pearl hair clips will give you a sweet look in a pinch. They've become a hit trend online and can be worn every day or for special occasions. Whether your hair is light or dark, they're an elegant accessory.
This Eye Gel Will Give You The Brightest Eyes
I was so delightfully surprised when I found this Eve Hansen Anti-Aging Eye Gel. I used to be one of those people who thought eye gel was too expensive, but now I'm a believer. This gel is like a miracle worker. It reduces dark circles, fine lines, puffiness, you name it, just like an expensive formula would, but it's way more wallet-friendly. Now that I'm no longer in my 20s, I've turned to this gel to keep my eyes looking bright.
They See You Rollin'
I have a load of facial beauty tools including this jade face roller and gua sha set and it really has done wonders for my face, energizing my skin and reducing puffiness so it appears firmer. Pro tip: Put it in a skincare fridge (or your regular fridge) for a cool burst along with its great results.
Your Frappuccino Costs More Than This Pore-Erasing Makeup Primer
One reviewer called this Baby Skin face primer "Photoshop in a bottle," and they're not wrong! It's a lightweight silicone formula that dramatically reduces the appearance of pores, makes your face look baby smooth, and gives makeup incredible staying power on even the oiliest skin. People are enthusiastically dumping their expensive primers for this unbelievably affordable face-saver.
These Volume Lash Extensions Will Make You Eye-Battingly Beautiful
You know the lashes are good when even professional lash artists are raving about them! That's the case with these volume lash extensions, which come in at under $10. Amazon buyers say they're easy to work with, curl beautifully and hold up for weeks.
This Holographic Nail Powder Is Dazzling And Easy to Use
I've been experimenting with a bunch of at-home nail products, and this easy-apply nail art has me wanting to do my nails all the time. The holographic nail powder has simple steps to follow and lasts longer than normal nail polish. It's earning stellar reviews, with one happy customer writing, "I'm completely obsessed with this holo powder. I have managed to use it without gel, just regular nail polish, and the results are BEAUTIFUL."
This Nail Polish Remover That Works On Gel
When I'm feeling impatient and want to get rid of my gel nails right now, I'll reach for this bottle of polish remover. This isn't the stuff you'll find in your common drugstore — it contains 100% acetone, which is the only thing powerful enough to remove shellac and gel. Just moisten a cotton ball as they do at the salon, and your nails will be free in minutes.
You'll Definitely Want A Blast of Volume
Is your hair looking drab after a long work day? This Full Dry Volume Blast spray from Living Proof will give you the instant, long-lasting volume and texture you've been looking for. Living Proof was already one of my favorite hair care brands, but this product gets them extra brownie points. One reviewer said: "I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this for the first time. It worked! I have fine, flat hair, and this product really did give me noticeable volume."
These Headbands Provide Fashion and Function
I love these stylish headbands for keeping my hair back when I'm working out or just when I'm feeling I need a quick up-do that's cute and functional. It's the perfect way to keep your hair out of your face and add a fashion accessory to your hair… no wonder they've become and Amazon's Choice product.
This Palette For Your Liquid Makeup
Stop using the back of your hand as a makeup palette — upgrade to this actual palette instead. Not only does it make you look like a legit makeup artist, but it also comes with a spatula tool for mixing up colors.
This Pack of Lip Glosses Made With Aloe Vera
Dry lips are no match for these aloe vera lip glosses — and reviewers loved how they gave their lips a glossy shine that didn't dry out. And with their ultra-sheer consistency, you won't get stuck walking around with gloopy lips.
This Supersonic Hair Dryer is a Brilliant Knock-Off
You don't have to drop $400 for a Dyson supersonic dryer when you can have this one for less than $40. This ionic hair dryer has all of the same attachments (smooth nozzle and diffuser nozzle) and features — two speeds, three heat settings, and multiple cool settings. Reviewers cite the speedy drying time and resemblance to a more expensive dryer as reasons to purchase.
This Tinted Hydrating Gel with SPF 30 to Protect Your Skin
I take skin protection seriously, so I'm always on the lookout for beauty products that have an SPF formula. This tinted hydrating gel with SPF 30 is my new go-to because it's extremely moisturizing and feels natural on my skin. There are 10 colors to choose from, depending on your skin tone.
Your Skin Will Love This Double-Edged One
Those cheap disposable razors do an alright job of removing hair — but this reusable one blows them completely out of the water. The rose gold color gives it a classy touch, and it even comes with five additional blades made from stainless steel. And if that isn't enough? One reviewer even wrote that "This is an amazing find...now I can buy blades for about 7 cents each instead of two bucks each, and not add plastic to the garbage dumps."
This Sugar Scrub is a Bum Bum Cream Dupe
I've never been a big fan of sugar scrubs. I always felt like they were too sweet for my taste. However, when I began self-tanning, I realized how important exfoliation is. That's when I came across this sugar scrub. The shea butter and turmeric polish away dead skin, leaving you with silky smooth skin. It also smells like paradise too.
Go Longer In-Between Hair Appointments With L'Oreal's Magic Root Cover Up
The Magic Root Cover Up conceals grays and roots in a matter of seconds and lasts me a few days. I do this for a week or two, and I buy myself time between dyeing my hair.
This Tanning Oil Moisturizes and Has Sun Protection
If you love getting a tan like I do, this tanning oil will help you achieve a sun-kissed glow while also protecting your skin. Despite being an oil, this tanning oil has SPF 15 sun protection and moisturizes the skin for a supple and healthy look.
Go Green For Your Skincare
If you're into no-frills skincare that just works, then do I have a product for you. This Centella green level buffet serum won't win any awards for fancy packaging or clever marketing, but this serum is great for people with sensitive skin thanks to its mild, clean ingredients and day/night usage. For me, it has worked wonders for my facial redness when literally no other product out there helped.
This Heat-Resistant Mat For All Your Hot Tools
Hot tools can leave scorch marks on your vanity if you aren't careful — but this silicone mat can help keep your surfaces protected. The textured surface also keeps your tools from sliding off if you accidentally bump into them, and it's large enough to fit at least two tools at once.
This Electronic Callous Remover Will Leave Your Feet Baby Soft
Serious callouses require serious tools, like this rechargeable electric foot file that has five different roller heads. This callus remover has two speeds and a digital battery display so you can easily see how much battery life is left. This water-resistant tool can also be rinsed clean or used in the shower so you can get the baby-soft feet you really deserve without an expensive trip to the spa.
Get Rid of Pimples Overnight With The Mighty Patch
Whether you suffer from acne or just the occasional breakout, the Mighty Patch is a lifesaver. Throw one on when you've got a stubborn blemish that won't go away and wake up with clear skin, just like that.
This Lash Princess Mascara Is An Amazon Best Seller
I love the false lash look but don't have time to maintain infills at the salon every few weeks. This Lash Princess Mascara adds some glamor to my five-minute makeup routine and for an absolute steal. Over 92,000 five-star reviews on Amazon can't be wrong!