How to ‘glow up’ for a night out

For nights out I’m sure we can all vouch for the fact there are two types of beauty routines we can follow. There’s times where we can spend days preparing, and then there’s other days where we put ourselves together in the final hour, and still look amazing! So what best describes you?… type A or B?


We’ll start with Fake Tan because if we are well prepared then this process begins days before we’re actually going out!

Type A: We all know that ideally to create the perfect base for a golden tan, we need to shave, exfoliate and moisturise prior to applying the tan. So here’s how you can make the process even smoother.

Hey Estrid: with choice at their core, they offer a razor subscription service to ensure you never run out of blades. They provide you with a vegan, cruelty free quality razor, with hydrating strips for extra silkiness.

(Top Tip: exfoliate before shaving to get super smooth legs, and this will also prep the skin for fake tan)

But again that is ideally, so for our last minute ladies here are our top recommendations for instant tans.

Type B: 

St Tropez Self-Tan Express: again, this product allows you to control the depth of your tan. Apply this mousse for only 1 hour for a wash of colour, or leave it on for up to 3 hours for a deeper golden tan.

Bonus: Vita Liberata Body Blur Latte 100ml -> instant body makeup that washes off at the end of the night. This acts as a skin perfecter for the body, covering any imperfections and smoothing out your skin tone. Perfect to also add some colour to your skin before a night out!


Time to freshen up!

Type A:  If you have the time, I highly recommend you indulge in some proper self-care before a big night out!

Kérastase Resistance Masque Thérapiste 200ml: leave this mask in for 5-10 minutes after washing your hair then rinse thoroughly. This mask is great at replenishing your hair, leaving it feeling super soft. The perfect prep for some bouncy curls on a night out!

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask: recommended by Kim Kardashian herself, this product will bring dull and tired skin back to life with their new and updated formula. This mask can either be used overnight, in just ten minutes or as your daily moisturiser, whatever suits you!

Type B: For when you and the girls have planned a last minute night out and you’re looking for a quick fix, then a bit of dry shampoo will be your best friend.

Quai Haircare Super Dry Shampoo: from the Hair Queen herself – Jen Atkin – this dry shampoo can be used to refresh hair between washes without leaving a white cast! (P.S. this is also available in travel size (56g) – perfect for taking on the go!)


Lastly is the make-up. These are a few of our favourite make-up prep products to ensure your makeup goes on perfectly and lasts all night!

Type A: Taking the time to create the perfect glow always pays off!

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops: inspired by South Korea’s latest skincare trends this product is renowned on TikTok for its ability to instantly give you that ‘glow from within’.

Vieve Skin Nova: new on the block is influencer Jamie Genevieve’s upcoming beauty brand ‘Vieve’. With raving reviews already, this hydrating radiance primer is something we all need to try!

Type B: When you’re on a time crunch, we know you don’t have time to apply all the different serums and moisturisers and primers and sprays, so an all-in-one product is what you need!

Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray: as both a priming and finishing spray, the Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is a great all in one product! It is designed to lock in your make-up whilst also protecting your pores using a formula that includes Aloe Vera and Japanese green tea.


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