From Desk to Date

By Sammy Harper

From Desk to Date By Sammy Harper
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So you have that hot date tonight! The only problem is, it’s Friday and an 8 hour day at the office is happening beforehand.

How do you go from daytime to night time glam in an instant? It’s very simple with these amazing products to help you get sorted for utter date night success.


Start off your day with cool neutral tones.

Face: Apply a pore minimising primer followed by a light coverage foundation which will allow your skin to breathe in the air conditioned office environment.

My pick: Benefit The POREfessional RRP $53.00. An oh so silky lightweight balm for translucent pore coverage AND Natio Flawless Foundation SPF 15 RRP $17.95. A skin smoothing lightweight foundation that still provides a great all over coverage. Absolutely perfect for daytime wear.

benefit porefessional Natio Flawless Foundation


Eyes: A simple champagne tone is a must for day time highlights.

My pick: The Body Shop Colour Crush Eyeshadow in “Champagne & Gold” RRP $14.95. These easily blendable eyeshadows are intensely pigmented and contain Community Trade Fair Marula Oil, Honey, Brazil Nut and Coconut oils.

TBS Eyeshadow


Brows: Natural looking brows are a given for daytime. Try a taupe shaded pencil or a soft wax for perfectly groomed brows.

My pick: Eye Of Horus Cosmetics Brow Define Pencils RRP $25.00. Definition is all in this pencil. With a slimline pointed tip it’s easy to create the perfect brow definition, As an added bonus they all contain castor oil which is dedicated to strengthen and promote hair growth,

EOH Brow Define


 Lashes: Avoid Over the top lashes for day by switching to a Black/Brown shade mascara.

My pick: Max Factor Glamour Extensions Volumising Mascara in “Black/Brown” RRP $24.95. The specially designed “impact” wand captures, lengthens, volumises & intensifies every lash from root to tip.

MF Glamour Extensions Mascara

Cheeks: A staple product this summer is a glowing cheek and lip tint. A soft subtle rosy glow is just what you need for the office,

My Pick: Benefit Lollitint RRP $55.00. A gorgeous candy-orchard coloured stain that glides on cheeks to create a candy pink glow


Lips: Nude is ALWAYS best for an understated daytime pout.

My pick: boe professional Super Shine Lipstick in “Flirt” RRP $8.95. High impact, irresistible water-gloss shine. Infused with Jojoba oil, Vitamin e and Sweet Almond oils for added all day lip protection.

  boe professional Super Shine Lipstick Flirt2 $8.95


Face: You definitely want to choose a medium to full coverage foundation as you can afford to go a little heavier in the PM, and after all, if you have any spots or blemishes we want these disguised as best as possible!

My Pick: You really can’t go past Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation RRP $50.00

A medium coverage with a 15 hour long lasting result. This foundation won’t change colour, smudge or come off on clothes.

EL Double Wear Foundation

Eyes: Sultry and seductive eyes. Why not? Make an impression with shades of chocolate and bronze.

My pick: boe professional Eyeshadow Quartet in “Natural” RRP $8.95. 4 highly pigmented shades to contour and highlight for the ultimate in date night glam.

Brows: Now is the time we want our brows a little darker to accentuate our features, So opt for a versatile 2-in-1 product that will allow you to groom with define with colour and groom with a gel.

My pick: Eye of Horus Cosmetics Dual Brow Perfect RRP $28.00.

A 2-in-1 beauty must-have. Groom with the brow gel comb and colour with the amazing twist up thickened wax stick that never needs sharpening!

EOH Dual Brow Perfect

Lashes: For extra definition and dram add 2-3 coats of a very black, volumising mascara.

My pick: Covergirl Bombshell Volume Mascara by LashBlast in Very Black RRP $21.95. A more affordable mascara that packs all the punches for dramatic, thick, full lashes.

Bombshell Volume

Lips: No need for a super bold lipstick if your eyes are doing all of the talking. So our pick for date night is a gorgeous hue of mauve.

My pick: boe professional Colour Last Lipstick in “Aphrodite” RRP $8.95. This colour is PERFECT! A gorgeous shade of mauve mixed with the right amount of natural pink tones to compliment your lips without being too over the top.

boe professional Colour Last Aphrodite2 $8.95

About the Author

Sammy Harper has worked in the beauty industry for a total of 17 years wearing many different hats from production to PR and Marketing. With a strong passion for all things beauty and journalism, Sammy’s witty yet educational writing will leave you wanting more.

Since a very young age, Sammy wanted to be working with cosmetics and skincare. How and where exactly was of the unknown but she wanted to help make the world more beautiful. She started off attending beauty school and started to build her career from the bottom up, Sammy’s passion opened up some amazing doors and is now doing what she loves every single day.

Bare beauty Australia was officially launched in early 2015. Having worked in PR for 10 years and liaising and building relationships with beauty editors , Sammy always wanted to take a leaf out of their books and share her knowledge and passion for all things product. When an opportunity arose for her to create her own website she jumped at the chance.

“I am really excited to share with our readers an inside-out approach to the wonderful world that is beauty. It’s a really enjoyable yet challenging way for me to reach out to the public with a completely different insight“.