How to Refresh Your Skin on the Go Before a Night Out

By December 6, 2018

How can you take your skin from day to night? Read on for tips on how to revive your skin without ruining your makeup when you have to go straight from the office to a holiday party, date, or whatever after-work plans you have.

There is no shortage of articles on how to take your makeup from day to night – especially now that the holiday party season is in full swing. However, have you ever felt like it’s your skin that really needs a total refresh at the end of a long day? It’s tricky because you can’t exactly slather a new layer of moisturizer over your foundation, but touching up makeup over dehydrated, tired skin isn’t going to give you a flawless complexion either.

Thankfully starting from scratch isn’t your only option. Before reaching for a face wipe, read on to discover the skin-boosting, non-makeup-ruining products to keep at your desk for such occasions.

A Cushion Compact With Skin Benefits

One of the biggest pros of using a cushion compact is that they are equipped with an applicator and (most of the time) a mirror so you can apply them literally anywhere.

There are two reasons that the Troiareuke Cushion A+ stands out from the crowd. The first is that the formula contains ingredients like centella asiatica extract, tea tree extract, and calendula extract that are soothing and help prevent breakouts so it’s like applying a skin care product and foundation in one.

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The second is that the formula offers enough coverage to effectively even out the complexion and conceal spots, yet is lightweight and buildable. If you want to layer on a fresh coat during the day, it doesn’t feel or look like it’s caked on.

If you’re feeling oily, mop up any excess sebum before applying with the an Etude House My Beauty Tool Oil Control Film sheet.

A Brightening Gel Eye Cream

One of the tell-tale signs that you’re tired and have been sitting in front of a computer for nine hours is under-eye circles. The Erborian Seve de Bamboo Eye Matte injects some life into the area with it’s ultra-hydrating and refreshing formula that helps blur the appearance of dark circles. Because it’s lightweight, you can dab a drop over your concealer without totally messing it up and if you’re not yet wearing any, it serves as a great primer since it dries matte.

A Nourishing and Calming Mist

It’s no secret that face mist can be applied over makeup (and even helps to smooth and set it) and most give skin a nice burst of hydration.

The Acwell Licorice pH Balancing Essence Mist does all of the above, and so much more – think of it as more of a treatment product than a quick-fix.

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The formula features fermented ingredients that help bind moisture to skin, along with brightening licorice root extract, calming centella asiatica leaf water, and smoothing algae extract. Plus, it has a milky yet fine texture that absorbs into skin instead of just evaporating off.

A Tinted Lip Balm

Have you ever tried applying lipstick over dry, flaky lips? It’s not a good look (or feel!). A tinted lip balm like the Skinrx MadeCera Lip Balm is the perfect solution. The silky formula features soothing and moisturizing centella asiatica extract and ceramides for long-lasting hydration and gives lips a pretty, flushed look. You may not even need to put lipstick on top of it.

+How do you refresh your skin throughout the day? Tell us in the comments below!

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