Day-to-Night Beauty. Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain Show Us How It’s Done

Wed, 6 February 2013 12:30PM

Yesterday, we oohed and ahhed over Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain’s pretty-in-pink looks for the Academy Awards Nominations Luncheon. Totally appropriate for a swanky lunch (complete with salmon tartare and French rosé, I expect) or, even, for a romantic date affair, it being our Valentine’s Beauty Fest and all.

But that was before we set eyes on them later that evening, when they stepped onto the red carpet for the Hollywood Reporter Nominees’ Night.

First we swooned. And then we took notes. Because each in her own way is a lesson in how to upgrade your beauty look from day to evening.

Take Jessica, for example. She lunched like this:


And ended the night like this:

Obviously, for such an overhaul, she spent the in-between hours with her hair stylist and makeup artist, so it’s perhaps not a change to attempt if you only have a few minutes to spare in the office bathroom … But keep it in mind for a weekend. And this is what you’d do …

  • Keep your base (blush, too), save for perhaps another dusting of powder to perfect your look all the more.
  • Sprinkle a layer of shimmer over your eyeshadow, but this time in a champagne shade, to brighten up your night-time look. Stila’s Kitten would be a perfect pick here.
  • Leave your original bronze shadow below your lower lashline; as you can see the contrast of the two shimmers adds a glitzy bling that’s ideal for a ritzy evening do.
  • Now grab a gel liquid liner in black and etch it all around the eye. Don’t be shy. This is your makeup focus. So build it up, wing it out, and go crazy on the inner rim, too. Try the new Face of Australia Budge-Proof Gel Eyeliner in Blackest Black or Blackest Shimmer, $9.95, pharmacies.

  • Wiggle some mascara on the lower lashes, to balance out your eye look.
  • And that’s about it makeup-wise. Although if your lips are a little dry from your daytime stain, dab on some balm. That’s all you need here. After all, it’s all about those killer eyes.
  • Finally, flip your partline from the middle to the side. This is the ideal way to give you instant volume and root lift. Lightly smooth down the surface of your crown with an iron, and mist with hairspray to keep it all in place.

Now, if that run-sheet makes you tired from just reading it, JLaw will be your perfect day-to-night beauty muse. Because she only needed a few simple yet genius moves to go from this …

… to this …

Inspired? There are just three quick fixes you need to know.

  • Perk up cheeks with a shimmery peach blush. You want a dewy look, so go for a cream formulation, like the beautiful one by Youngblood.
  • Pretty up lips with lashings of a punchy, shimmery shade of gloss. Try Revlon Colorburst Lip Gloss in Hot Pink, $21.95, pharmacies
  • Finally, shake hair out. If roots are oily and need a boost, dust in some dry shampoo; try the new Joico Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo, $25.95. salons – it’s invisible, so great for any hair colour. Don’t worry too much about the rest of hair; this look is meant to be casual and carefree. However, you could also mist in some sea salt spray and scrunch it through for a little extra texture; just go lightly, as too much on dry hair can turn everything into a greasy mess.

Tell me, Primpers, what are your top day-to-night beauty tips?

Kat xx

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  • Posted by: loopylexy Master Fan // Wed, 6 February 2013 01:44pm

    I definitely use “amping up the eye make-up” as a day to night beauty trick!

  • Posted by: Jaimi Enthusiast // Wed, 6 February 2013 02:14pm

    Great tips to switch from day to night without much fussing about

  • Posted by: daylight dancer Master Fan // Wed, 6 February 2013 02:37pm

    Fantastic advice kat. Thanks so much.
    If I had to go from a day to night look id make sure I had cosmetics in my bag that usually require a top up on my face. Things like eyeliner,lippy and some dark eyeshadow. Would it be wrong to carry around a pair of heels in my handbag? :)

  • Posted by: Jensta Master Fan // Wed, 6 February 2013 04:10pm

    Definately smoking up the eye area is a great start, I also prefer to go deeper or darker in the lipstick stakes as well.

  • Posted by: Britty1 Master Fan // Wed, 6 February 2013 04:19pm

    i think that Jessica looks nicer in the first picture, but that same makeup does age her a little more than the second “night time” look.

  • Posted by: EllyElle Newbie // Wed, 6 February 2013 06:27pm

    I’m definitely a fan of upping the eyeliner when it comes to going from day to night. Changes the entire look.

  • Posted by: Bantam Master Fan // Thu, 7 February 2013 12:48am

    Lashings of mascara and a red lip to take it from day to night for me!

  • Posted by: DebstarDesigns Master Fan // Thu, 7 February 2013 09:05am

    Like Jessica, I add more emphasis to my eye makeup for night time outings! Absolutely love both her day and night looks!

  • Posted by: Daria Master Fan // Thu, 7 February 2013 12:18pm

    Jessica Chastain looks great but I have to say Jennifer Lawrence looks like she is trying too hard to look grown up.
    I think you should keep your makeup natural and minimal during the day and then at night, darken up your colours, get a bit exotic, pick up the intensity for a sexy, smouldering look.

  • Posted by: blondie2010 Enthusiast // Thu, 7 February 2013 02:50pm

    I usually redo my eye makeup and make it much more striking than during the day, I also add some illuminator to brighten my face. J-Law is amazing! Her night time look is stunning!

  • Posted by: lolo Master Fan // Thu, 7 February 2013 06:20pm

    I agree with everything, no more needs to be said! :) I love both of those girls, absolutely stunning!

  • Posted by: diva89 Master Fan // Fri, 8 February 2013 09:46pm

    great tips

  • Posted by: GorgeousEmeralds Master Fan // Sat, 9 February 2013 08:59pm

    I am the eye aka up but I find that Jessica’s addition of the eyeliner was too harsh

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sun, 10 February 2013 11:24am

    great tips

  • Posted by: lovefashionangel Master Fan // Sun, 10 February 2013 12:10pm

    I love jennifers day but jessica’s day to night is my favourite. Perhaps is redrawing the focus from her lips to her eyes that is gorgeous.

  • Posted by: Sparkles17 Master Fan // Mon, 11 February 2013 10:50am

    Jenifer Lawrence looks so gorgeous. I always amp up my eye makeup at night.

  • Posted by: anitas.artistry Master Fan // Mon, 11 February 2013 04:06pm

    Add a slick of eyeliner, and a bright lippy, and you’re ready for a night out!

  • Posted by: Jessielyn Master Fan // Mon, 11 February 2013 10:35pm

    Jess in the first photo… oh my god. How gorgeous.

  • Posted by: aeko91 Master Fan // Wed, 13 February 2013 12:22pm

    Jessica Chastain always looks exquisite.

  • Posted by: beautiful87 Master Fan // Sun, 12 May 2013 02:52pm

    They both look amazing, and great transformations too :)

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Fri, 28 June 2013 07:24pm

    It’s amazing what a bit of eye liner and different shade of lip stick can do.

  • Posted by: talkalot Master Fan // Mon, 29 September 2014 09:57pm

    I try and keep the transition from day to night simple, with the less is best approach.

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