It’s party time! I hope you have many evenings filled with cocktails and glamorous attire… now we just has to make sure your makeup matches your dress. Party time is the perfect time to go all out and glam it up! Don’t hold anything back… there are no rules, anything goes!
If you’re a makeup diva, (like me!) then this is your moment to bring it on! Let it sparkle and shine! If you’re not, then that’s okay too. I’m here to help you with a few tips to help you become the Belle of the Ball.
Of course you want your makeup to be more dramatic than your daytime look. That means deep shades, darker colors and adding shimmer and sparkle. If you’re not used to wearing a lot of makeup, then I would pick either your eyes or your lips and play them up. The easiest of the two is going to be your lips. Here’s a quick how to:
Classic, elegant and gorgeous!
Now let’s talk about how to play up your eyes… in this case, a smokey eye is a must! Here’s how:
Since this is evening makeup we’re talking about, you absolutely could play up both your eyes and your lips (you know I would!) This is just some pointers on what you could do, but I hope you make it your own and most of all, have fun!
It never fails: You wake up in the morning of the most important day of your life only to find… OH NO!!!… an unsightly blemish! (Cue the screaming and scary music) Dear God, why me?! What am I going to do?! OK, so maybe it’s not quite that dramatic, but we’ve all been there. Yes, it sucks, but I’ve got a few tricks to help conceal that nasty little blemish. Or at least help make it not so noticeable.
First things first. Stop messing with it! The more you poke and prod, the more irritated and swollen the blemish will get. Try putting some spot treatment on it (my favorite is Philosophy On A Clear Day® Oil-Free Acne Spot Treatment) and leave it alone. For reals!
After the spot treatment is dry, the next step is to apply some foundation and concealer. Put your foundation on first, then follow with the concealer. I recommend using a concealer brush if you can simply because the less you touch the blemish with your fingers, the better. Try using a patting motion, rather then wiping or blending. Patting and pressing the concealer on the blemish will give you a fuller coverage. Once the blemish is covered, dust your entire face lightly with a finishing powder.
Now we want to take the attention off the blemish, so we’re going to create a visual diversion. Pick either your eyes, or your lips as a focus feature and really play them up. (Or if you really want to, you can play them both up!) The idea is to put the focus on your gorgeous, smokey eyes, or your sexy, glossy lips, rather then the mountain on your face. It may seem silly, but it really does work.
Tip Here’s a silly one, but it’s also sort of fun: Why not make your blemish into the beauty mark you always wanted? All you have to do is to cover it with a brown eyeliner then set it with a finishing powder and viola! A fabulous beauty mark!
Getting a blemish is definitely not fun, but it’s not the end of the world! We’ve all been there! Hopefully, you can use these tips to help put your best face forward… blemish or no blemish.