It’s happened to all of us: you’re about to head home after a long day of work when you’re unexpectedly invited to a happy hour or dinner that you just can’t miss. Read on for our tips and product recommendations to transition your office look from day to night in five minutes flat.

Don’t have time to totally redo your flawless face routine? No worries. Use Neutrogena’s Blotting Sheets to control shine and oil, and be left with a beautiful matte finish.

Apply a long-lasting liner, like Urban Decay’s 24/7 pencil, in the morning. You won’t need many touch-ups throughout the day, but keep it in your bag so you can make the line thicker before you head out.

Bold lipstick is the simplest way to drastically change your appearance. A swipe of orange, hot pink or bright red will add some glamour and drama to even the most minimal of looks. We personally love Dose of Colors for their unique and memorable hues, like the memorable Seductive.

A spritz of mist spray will refresh you after a long day of work. Your skin will glow and you will feel revitalized and ready to go for a fun night out. Love Shu Uemura’s Mint-scented Depsea Water Facial Mist…it has an invigorating kick.

Still not sold on cream blush? Give it a test run with a less expensive version, like NYX’s in Glow. Apply it on-the-go with your fingers and blend, blend, blend for a flush that will look the same from noon to midnight.

Apply a quick sweep of Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in 24 Karat for a glamorous and put-together eye that only looks like it took a long time to create.

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