All of us have a regular makeup routine like BB cream, lip gloss, and mascara or eyeliner and you are good to go.
We know how to apply makeup for everyday wear but when we have to put in more effort and do our own makeup for special occasions and events like attending a family wedding, I kind of find it difficult to up the ante and add more impact. The key to special occasion makeup is to make it last longer and keep it shine-free. Here in this post, I will be sharing tips on how to apply makeup that will last longer and be perfect for a special occasion. When it comes to make-up for important occasions then it is for sure that you would like to have the best choices right there.
Prepare your skin
For special occasions, it is very important to have well-hydrated skin so that makeup glides on smoothly and lasts long. If you are wondering how to apply makeup with doesn’t look patchy then the answer is in prepping your skin before makeup application. You should scrub your face and lips a day before the event and apply a face pack for added glow. If you are not a face pack person you can try a face sheet mask like the ones from The Face Shop 30 minutes before applying makeup. Foundation can end up looking very artificial if not applied on smooth well-prepped skin.
Dip a cotton ball in makeup remover and get rid of kohl residues near the eyes
Apply a moisturizer suitable for your skin type and follow this up with sunscreen if you will be going out in the sun. If you are doing makeup for a night event skip the sunscreen.
Prime your face, especially areas around the nose and chin
Use an orange corrector before applying concealer in your under-eye area to cancel out the blue-hued under-eye bags for a neutral brown look. Skip this step if you don’t have dark circles.
Now apply your medium to full coverage foundation and blend with the beauty tool of your choices like a stippling brush, flat top kabuki brush, or beauty blender sponge.
Use a primer
The best way to make your makeup look long-lasting is to use a primer underneath. Prime even your eyelids to make the shadow stay crease-free. It is also important to choose a primer according to your skin type, go for an oil-absorbing primer if you have oily skin and a hydrating primer if you have dry skin.
Blend it right
Blending is the key to a perfect makeup look. You need to blend eye shadows, foundation, and even the blush and blend it like there is no tomorrow.
How to Apply Makeup: Ways to blend
For blushes use a light hand and layer up if needed. For special events, I apply cream blush on my cheeks and blend it with fingers and then dust some powder blush for a rosy flush on cheeks which lasts all night.
Perfecting the foundation application needs some practice. Figure out what works for your foundation sponge, flat brush, or beauty blender sponge. More tips for flawless foundation application. Eye shadows need to be blended nicely with a blending brush using back and forth strokes.
Don’t forget the brows:
Properly filling in brows make a lot of difference to your face. Use a brow pencil or brow powder with a light hand for a natural look and then finish off by setting them with a clear brow gel. I actually use a clear mascara to set my brows and baby hair too.
Maybelline fashion brow duo shaper is a nice budget option to fill in brows. It has a pencil and sponge tip applicator too.
The highlight for an illuminated look
Using a highlighter is very important when doing make-up for a special occasion because a highlighter gives you that healthy glow taking your makeup to a next level. If you have dry skin highlighter is absolutely essential for you as your face isn’t going to glow naturally and you need to fake it.
How to Apply Makeup: The highlighter
Use a highlighter 2 shades lighter than your skin tone on your cheekbones, under the brow bone, bridge of the nose, and cupid’s bow. Makeup revolution shimmer brick pallet is a good budget option if you want to try a bronzer cum highlighter.
Go bold on your lips
For special events when doing your own makeup it is always good to go bold and let your lips stand out. We mostly go for glam red but you can go according to your taste and choose a maroon, deep plum, or even Fushia. A bold lip means you draw attention towards your lips and the minor blending or foundation flaws are overlooked by people. Make sure your lip colour lasts all day even between your meals.
How to Apply Makeup: The Lip Color lasts long
Use a lip liner not only to the line but also to fill in your lips. This will act as a stain on your lips which will stay even when your lip colour fades away
Next, put a tissue on top and dust some translucent powder over your lips. Again apply another coat of your lipstick. This will help your lips stay coloured for longer hours and even between meals. Topping your lip colour with a lip cote can make it stay forever.