5 Essential Tips For Doing Your Own Formal Makeup
If you’re wearing a bright, bold dress, you may wish to choose a more neutral eye look and a complementary bold lip to make the colour scheme pop! It can also be handy to consider what accessories you’ll be wearing. If you’re wearing a black dress and bringing that pop of colour in with a violet clutch and matching shoes, why not bring that colour up to eye level as well? Distributing the colour like this is a trendy way to create a coordinated, polished look.
Oily skin types should do a final exfoliation 1 to 2 weeks before the event to allow time for the settling of any redness. Despite the presence of oils, hydrating products, such as light moisturisers and hyaluronic acid, should be used to properly hydrate the skin, as a lack of hydration causes overcompensation in oil production.
Dry skin types should make use of a gentle daily cleanser as well as moisturising products, incorporated into your skincare routine to keep the skin hydrated.
Before you start applying your makeup, it’s important to set up a base for the makeup to sit on, to ensure a smooth application that will last all through the night. Different skin types may need to consider different products to account for the way their skin will take to it.
Oily skin types require more primers and powders to limit excess oils breaching the application of the makeup. Blotting sheets are also a handy tool to have on hand for removing excess oils that may emerge with wear to keep the look matte.
Dry skin types should avoid any products that may dry the skin further. Facial sprays, including face mist, primer spray and setting spray, can be a useful tool to carry for refreshing your face whenever it feels dry through the evening. Combination skin should take note of which areas of the face are more prone to dryness or oiliness and use the above tips accordingly. Test the primers and setting sprays prior to the big day to see what works best for you.