Well it depends what type of party you’re going to. A day party will require different makeup to a night out of course. My rule of thumb is this: more light less makeup, less light more makeup.
How can we get the best results when getting ready for a night out?
Apply your makeup in stages. Start by putting-on foundation and concealer, and then set your base with a dusting of powder over your forehead, chin, nose and cheeks. Allow time for your makeup to absorb and stabilise before applying other products – this is a good time to fix your hair or paint your nails. Now apply the rest of your makeup in this order: brows, eyes and lips.
Any party makeup don’ts?
Don’t overdo it! Great makeup is about balance. Either focus on strong brows and eye makeup, or a statement lip, but not both at once. You can reference the latest trends when it comes to colour, but don’t follow trends so closely that you look like a fashion-victim. Instead, try to find your most beautiful features and accentuate them, trust me this will look better than any beauty trend.
What lipstick colours should we wear this party season?
The “trendiest” colour right now is a dark burgundy, but if you don’t suit it, opt for a classic red lip – you can never go wrong.
How can we make the graphic-eye trend more wearable?
Apply eyeliner as you normally would. Then, using a thin brush dipped in a dark eye shadow, layer over your eyeliner to create a smoky makeup look. This will be more wearable than “graphic” eyes, but still on-trend.
How can we wear glitter without getting it all-over our faces?
First apply a creamy eye shadow (my favourite product) and dust a light layer of glitter over it. The cream base will help it stick. Glitter is generally quite hard to pull-off, so try a shimmer-based product instead.
How can we avoid greasy-looking skin when dancing the night away?
You should never compromise on dancing and having fun, just to look good. If you worry about shine, pack some blotting papers into your handbag. Or, if you have problem skin, use a small powder brush (or a big eye shadow brush) to dust loose powder onto oil-prone areas. Don’t apply powder to your whole face though as this will clog pores and trigger oiliness.
How can we fake a fresh face after a late night?
First and foremost, always remove your makeup before you go to bed – your skin needs to breath during the night. Second rule: hydrate. Drink lots of water and moisturise to combat dull skin and a puffy face. If you’ve got bags under your eyes, try a hydrating gel. And, take a less-is-more approach to your makeup the day after a big party.