Making Your Event Look Last: Hacks from Brisbane Hair and Makeup Pros

A special event is the one place we all want to feel our best, but events of any kind aren’t exactly the friendliest on gorgeous hair and makeup. While we’re busy sipping champagne and kissing every other attendee on the cheek, our hair and makeup can go haywire before we know it. To stop that from happening, our Brisbane hair and makeup pros have put together a few handy tips to keep you in tiptop shape.


First Up, Exfoliate
Great makeup starts with great skin, and using an exfoliator will revitalise your skin by giving it a deep clean. Exfoliators remove any dead skin cells or excess oil on your face that may have contributed to your makeup wearing off early in the past. Once you’ve got your hands on a good exfoliator, focus on your T-zone (forehead and nose), as these areas tend to be the worst. But most importantly, make sure you don’t scrub too hard! While exfoliators are meant to thoroughly clean, the skin on your face is delicate and should be treated as such.


Prime Everything
Using a quality primer is the oldest trick in the book, but most women will prime their cheeks, chin, nose and forehead without attending to perhaps the most important area – your eyes! Make sure you apply primer to your eyelids so that your eye shadow lasts all night. And don’t forget about underneath your eyes either – priming in this area will make concealer application on dark circles SO much easier.


Invest in a Setting Powder
Translucent setting powders really are a makeup revelation, especially for those who have skin that gets oily throughout the day. Applying a setting powder after you’ve finished your makeup and keeping it in your bag for the occasional touch up throughout the day will make all the difference in the world. Insider tip: setting powder can also be dabbed onto your lipstick to give it a matte look and make it outlast your first few drinks.


Avoid Washing Your Hair on the Day
This is another oldie but a goodie in the land of hair and makeup tips. Put simply, if you wash your hair on the day of your big event, it will be so clean and soft that most hairstyles aren’t likely to stay put. It’s best to opt for 1-2 days before the event, depending on how oily your hair gets.


Take a Few Things with You
If you’re heading out to a lengthy event, we’d suggest slipping a few makeup essentials into your clutch to keep your makeup looking fresh. Given that eyeliner and lipstick are usually the first to fade, and don’t tend to take up much room, these ones are great to have around. A thin comb is also useful for brushing out any knotted ends that have formed in your hair.
And as mentioned above, a setting powder will be your best friend throughout any event.


Be Done Up by Brisbane Hair and Makeup Pros
While this tip is totally optional, a sure-fire way to ensure your hair and makeup will last the day or night is to consult the pros. Our Brisbane hair and makeup artists have years of experience in making our clients feel their absolute best for a special event. If you’d like to know more about TWIDALE Salon, you can read about what makes us stand out. Or you can check out some of our lovely testimonials. Our Brisbane hair and makeup professionals offer a comprehensive list of salon services, which you can book online or over the phone.