It’s party time! After you've finalized where you are going and what you are wearing, it is time to decide on the entire celebratory ensemble and cosmetics to match. Just in case you're not quite sure how to go about doing your party makeup that will survive the whole night of having fun, stumped on style, we have prepared the perfect party makeup guide!
by Rimma Polovynka
STEP 1: PRIMER
Using a primer is one of the best things you can do to make your makeup look long-lasting and evened out. Primer can help smooth lines, and it can help to give you an even canvas to work on. Apply it evenly all over your clean face.
STEP 2: CONCEALER
Concealer is going to help you cover up all the imperfections on your face. Use a brush to apply the concealer on the problematic areas. After that, use a makeup sponge or a soft makeup brush to blend and buff the concealer into your skin. Cover all the pimples, veins and your under-eye bags.
STEP 3: FOUNDATION
There are so many different kinds of foundations out there, and you should choose one that suits your skin and your needs. If you have dry skin, a foundation with a radiant finish is going to be the best option for you. If you have oily skin, go for a matte (a.k.a. non-shiny) finish foundation. Whatever foundation you decide to go for, the best ways to seal it in is with a makeup blender. It will ensure that you are going to dance and have fun all night without your makeup coming off.
STEP 4: BRONZER, BLUSH, AND HIGHLIGHTER
Once your skin is ready, it is time to apply a little bit of blush, bronzer, and/or highlighter. You should apply bronzer on the parts of your face that are usually shadowed (the top of your forehead, under your cheekbones, under your chin). As for the highlighter, you should apply on the areas where the sun would naturally hit your face (under our eyebrows, on the tip of your nose, on the top of your cheekbones). When it comes to blush, apply it with a light hand to the apples of your cheeks—and remember to smile while doing so!
STEP 5: EYEBROWS
Eyebrows can be tricky, but the main "hack" is to follow your natural shape and add the color where the eyebrows are sparse or the hairs are missing. Use natural, hair-like strokes to fill in your eyebrows with the eyebrow pencil or an eyebrow pomade. Also, pick the color that is the closest to your natural eyebrow color.
STEP 6: EYE SHADOW
In this part, you get to play around with different "looks" and colors. Whatever eye shadow and color you choose to apply, you should follow this guide: Apply the color onto your lids, follow up with a darker shade of that color in the crease of the eye (to create a shadow), and finally, place a dab of highlighter along your brow bone, to catch the light in all those pictures you are going to take.
STEP 7: MASCARA
Mascara is the final step in your eye makeup application routine. Take away the excess of the product before applying it, and make sure to apply mascara from the roots up, so you elongate your eyelashes as much as possible.
STEP 8: LIPS
Before you apply lipstick, you should line your lips with a lip liner, because it can help prevent color from bleeding out (and nobody likes smudged lipstick or lipstick on the teeth). Make sure that your lip liner and lipstick are the same shade. Once you are done with that step, go ahead and swipe on your lipstick shade of choice, and you are ready for your party!