You’ve found the perfect dress; now what look will suit you and your dress perfectly? There are a few questions you’ll need to ask yourself: What is the colour of your dress? What is the shape of your eyes and face? What kind of make-up (if any) do you usually wear? You should look like you, just your best self! If you seldom wear make-up, this might not be the time to try out a dark smoky eye.
Here are some general rules:
- Your hair and make-up should be based on your dress.
- Play up either your eyes or your mouth. Deep vibrant red and pink lips are very trendy but be sure to keep your eyes soft and simple.
- False lashes or lash extensions are great! They’ll make your eyes pop, add a flare of formal and look fantastic in photographs. Lashes come in all sizes, so you may opt for dramatic or subtle.
- Pick the right foundation. Focus on even skin tone and covering imperfections without overdoing it. Watch the shade though – too dark and you’ll look like an Oompa Loompa and too light and you’ll look like a ghost. Make sure to blend your foundation right down into the neck.
- Set your make-up with powder. This will ensure it stays put all night and avoid getting oily.
- You can mimic a look, but not a person. If you bring in a photograph for your make-up artist to mimic, make sure they have the same shape/colour of your eyes, skin tone and structure. Even the best make-up artist can’t turn you into another person.
- If you get your make-up done for the big day, make sure to purchase your lip colour so you can re-apply throughout the evening.
Top 4 Trends this season:
- Sweet and Sultry — using pinks, plums and a touch of charcoal, paired with a slight dusting of a rosy cheek and pale gloss. Pairs great with pastel, neutral and metallic shades of dresses.
- Vintage Flashback — The 60’s mod re-visited. A clean face with neutral, understated eye shadows and a dramatic black winged liner. Can be worn with almost any dress.
- Bright Colour — A bright bold and defined lip, with little eye shadow.
- Lady in Red — A bold red lip paired with a smoky eye. (A smoky eye is a style of application. Although often paired with darker shades, it looks great in soft shades as well). Choose a red that will work flawlessly with your skin tone. Matching red lips and nails can look a bit vampy, if you choose to do so, ensure it is the exact same shade of red. But best to go with a light neutral colour or a dark non-rouge hue.
Well, now that you look your best, be safe and have a great night!