How To Choose The Right Makeup For Special Occasions

With so many different make-up options to choose from, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You need to choose a makeup look that makes you feel sexy and confident but one you are also comfortable wearing. This process is easier said than done, but if you have a special event coming up then it’s your time to glow and shine. Here are the essential tips you should follow to choose the right makeup look for special occasions.

1. Find inspiration from your celebrities

Using your favourite celebrity makeup look as a starting point is a great way to narrow down what kind of look best suits your personality. Find a few pictures of different celebrities whose makeup you admire and look for the similarities between them. Do you like the neutral smokey eyeshadow? What about the bold red lip? Your goal is to feel beautiful and confident in your own skin, so knowing what you find beautiful is most important. Once you figure out what you like about celebrities’ makeup looks, you can then personalise it to suit you.

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2. Consider your outfit

Each special event has its own dress code that your outfit should follow. This gives you a clue into how formal the event will be, and what kind of makeup would be appropriate to wear. For example, you wouldn’t wear bright blue eyeliner to a company gala, but you could wear that for a more casual spring ball. You want to be neither underdressed nor overdressed, so it’s important to follow the dress code when choosing your look. To avoid looking too tacky or having clashing colours, you should consider the colour palette of your outfit as well. A monochromatic look, like matching the reds of your lipstick to the reds of your dress, is an easy way to look classy and put together. On the other hand, you could also use complementary colours – think a blue dress with stunning gold eyeshadow – for a more dynamic look. Contrasting a white dress with something dark and smokey can amp up the dramatics and make you the centre of attention.

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3. Choose something classic

If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t wear makeup on a daily basis and has no clue where to start, go back in time! The classics work for almost every occasion and they are tried, true, and timeless. A classic makeup look, like what was worn by the likes of Dorothy Dandrige or Audrey Hepburn, never goes out of style. Old-school Hollywood glam was simple and highlighted one facial feature. The focus was either on the lips or the eyes and never on both. The classic glam is a good way to draw attention to your best assets, making you feel and look confident and alluring.

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4. Think of the weather

If you want your makeup look to stay on for the entire event, you must think about the practicalities of it. Wearing layers of foundation, smokey eyes, and bronzer may be too heavy during the summer, and you’re likely to sweat most of it off by the time the party’s over. Instead, you should wear something light and easy to touch up throughout the event. A glowy, dewy look is perfect for the colder months as it boosts your lacklustre winter complexion. You could also have your makeup be inspired by the seasons. For example, the bright and warm colours of the spring and summer; autumn’s colours of reds, oranges, and browns; and cool tones during the winter.

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5. Ask for opinions

If you have a friend or family member whose makeup skills you admire, try asking them what they think would look good on you. There are times when what you think is a good idea actually gives the wrong impression and doesn’t work with the event, and close friends and family tend to be brutally honest about those kinds of things. Take photos of the looks you’re considering and go through them with your loved ones by creating a “yay” and “nay” pile to narrow down your options.

6. Consult a professional

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Sometimes what you really need is an expert’s opinion because you can’t go wrong with a trusted and experienced professional makeup on your side. When you work with a professional makeup artist, you are guaranteed a look that showcases your features, highlights your personality, and brings your inner beauty out to the spotlight.

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