Formals, Makeup

Glamorous Inspiration: Formal Makeup Looks to Steal the Show

We’re entering one of our favourite times of the year – school formal time!

Twidale Hair & Makeup Artists is passionate about creating makeup looks that will not only have you looking great, but feeling incredible too. In the blog below, we’ll share some of our favourite formal makeup looks we love creating for our gorgeous clients – from classic styles to trending formal makeup styles you may have seen on celebrities and TikTok. Whether you’re into barely there looks to all out glamour, our expert team will ensure your makeup is flawless and has you radiating confidence on your special night.


Ethereal Glow

The dewy “glass skin” trend is taking TikTok by storm. Here’s how you can achieve the same sort of look that stays put for your formal. Start by prepping your skin with a hydrating moisturiser and a dewy primer to create a luminous base. Use a lightweight foundation or tinted moisturiser to even out your complexion, allowing your natural skin texture to shine through. Apply a liquid highlighter to the high points of your face for a radiant glow. Keep the eyes simple with a wash of shimmery neutral or peachy-toned eyeshadow and finish with a glossy lip balm for a fresh and youthful appearance.



Colourful Cut Crease

Make a statement with a vibrant and colourful cut crease eyeshadow look. Choose bold shades like electric blue, neon pink, or lime green to create a striking contrast against your eyelids. This works great when matched with a brightly coloured colour blocked gown, or makes a striking, modern statement when worn with a black dress. Start by priming your lids, then use a small, precise brush to cut a crease with your chosen colour, blending it out for a seamless transition. Pair the vibrant eyes with a nude or glossy lip to let your eyes do all the talking. We love formal makeup looks that express a person’s creativity and make a bold impression.


The Clean Girl Makeup Look

The “Clean Girl’ makeup is all about embracing a fresh and natural look that enhances your features while allowing your true beauty to shine through. This trend has been embraced by the likes of Gigi Hadid and Hayley Bieber. It focuses on a minimalistic approach, emphasising healthy, glowing skin and subtle enhancements. Start by prepping your skin with a gentle cleanser, followed by a lightweight moisturiser. Apply a tinted moisturiser or a light coverage foundation or BB to even out your complexion while still allowing your skin’s natural texture to peek through. Use a cream but dewy blush in soft pink or peach tones to add a natural flush to your cheeks while keeping them looking slightly glossy. Enhance your eyes by brushing eyebrows upwards to feather them and use a coat of mascara to define your lashes (or opt for realistic looking falsies. As for your lips? You can go for whatever colour you desire – as long as it’s high shine!


Golden Glamour

You can’t go wrong with this timeless classic: channel old Hollywood glamour with a touch of golden shimmer. Start by applying a golden or champagne eyeshadow all over your lids, blending it into the crease for a soft and sultry effect. Define your eyes with a thin line of black eyeliner that pulls outwards in a dramatic sweep and finish with volumising mascara. For a flawless complexion, use a dewy foundation and apply a warm-toned bronzer to contour your cheekbones. Complete the look with a nude or peachy lipstick for a touch of sophistication and elegance.


Need the Help of Twidale To Create These Gorgeous Formal Makeup Looks?

Your formal event is an opportunity to showcase your unique style and radiate confidence. Twidale Hair & Makeup Artists are passionate about helping you achieve your dream formal makeup look. Whether you desire a gorgeous natural glow, a sultry smoky eye, a bold statement, or a touch of golden glamour, our skilled team will bring your vision to life. Trust us to create a look that complements your features and makes you feel like the star of the evening. Get in touch with us today.