#TGIF: 6 Beauty Switch-ups to Get You Party-ready for Friday Night

Going out tonight? These fuss-free products will fast-track your #fotd from desk to dance floor in a jiffy!


Photography: Cosmopolitan

It’s finally the end of the (work) week (hurrah!) and your girlfriends are planning a night out in town starting with dinner at 7pm. That essentially means: 1) you’re heading to the city straight from work cos there’s no time to return home to freshen up, and 2) you’ve to find a way for your face to look party-ready yet shine-free (for the camera, duh!) all night long. Conclusion (cue Sia’s Cheap Thrills lyrics): you gotta do your hair and put your makeup on – stat. And for someone who frequents this work-to-social-events cycle, trust me, you’ll hit the dance floor easy-peasy with these beauty products I’ve personally tried and tested.

Prep your face with this lightweight gel primer in the a.m. to prolong your foundation’s staying power while avoiding greasy skin come dinner time. Tip: bring blotters to absorb excess oil at around 6pm.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer (Oil-free), RM169

Want your face to look lit up in your insta-pics? Then get your highlighting game going with this pretty palette of six velvety shades (suitable for all skin types and tones) that’ll give you a shimmery glow. Psst… its formula is oil-free and easy to blend with your fingertips!

Young Blood Illuminate Highlighting Palette, RM310

Top up your lids with these vino-inspired swatches for a sultry gaze. From matte-based shades to shimmer-infused powders, you can create both sheer and smoky looks.
PS They’ve even got cute names for each shadow, like Pinot Noir and Malbec!

Bobbi Brown Wine Eye Palette, RM260

Forget re-applying that lippie for the fifth time in between cocktails! This bold bullet with a cream-meets-matte finish will stay put for good. (Not sure if it’s kiss-proof though) *winks*

Dior Rouge, RM108

Done with your makeup? Seal everything in with this setting spray (by spritzing in an ‘X’ or ‘T’ shape) that hydrates your complexion on top of ensuring your makeup doesn’t melt, crack or settle into any fine lines before the sun comes up.

Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, RM130

Give your lacklustre, limp-looking locks a lift with this lightweight texturising mist that has a liquid-to-powder formula for added hair height and volume minus a scalp that feels icky (think dry-shampoo effect without the annoying white residue). Just shake and spritz!

Joico Hair Shake Liquid-To-Powder Texturizer, RM65