Last week, during some preparty primping, I felt like my nighttime makeup application was getting heavier and heavier with each stroke of the brush. As I walked out the door, I thought perhaps I should wipe it down a bit, but I ended up rolling with it. After seeing the pictures from the party the next day, it hardly looked like I had much of anything on my face, let alone layers of darker-toned makeup. What gives?

I consulted with Alphonse Wiebelt of BeingTrue, a cosmetics, skin, and body care line. For his easy tip for nighttime makeup, read more.

Wiebelt recommends doing day-to-night makeup with the assistance of a dimmer switch. By mimicking the darker lighting of your nighttime atmosphere, it's a simple way to create a flattering look for your future self. From easy-to-install plugins to more involved wiring outlets, would you consider putting a dimmer switch in your makeup prep area? Or perhaps you are already in tune with this practical tip. Check out Casa for some fun lighting suggestions, and complete your evening look with an easy day-to-night hairstyle.

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