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Special occasions call for pulling out all the stops and upping your beauty game. That means better makeup and cooler hairstyles. If you want your makeup look to be the talk of the party (in a good way, of course) or your mane to be everyone’s envy, keep reading. We’re sharing nine of our best party-ready beauty tips, below.
Eye primers don’t only help your eye makeup look last longer, they can also improve the pigmentation of your eye shadows. And what better time to have vibrant eye shadows than when you’re headed to a party? Before breaking out the rest of your eye makeup, dot a small amount of primer onto your lids and gently blend out with your finger. When it comes time to apply eye shadow over top, check out how pigmented your eye shadows look!
Have you participated in the metallic makeup trend yet? If not, a party is the perfect opportunity! Temporarily push your matte eye shadows to the side and reach for one with a metallic finish instead, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Metallics Eye Shadow. Sweep a metallic eye shadow across your lid and instantly, your look is taken to the next level. Prefer to play with the finish of your eyeliner? Replace your standard black cat eye with a rose gold wing, courtesy of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Liquid Eyeliner in Rose Gold.
For an office makeup look, we love a natural-looking highlighter in a subtle, champagne shade. Party makeup looks necessitate branching out a little though. As comfortable as you may be sweeping the same shade onto your cheekbones every day, have some fun with your highlighter pick and sport a completely unnatural hue. It may even serve as a conversation starter throughout the shindig. Not sure where to start in terms of choosing a more colorful highlighter? Follow these guidelines:
If you aren’t totally ready to take a risk…try a pink highlighter. Pink is the easiest “fun” color to rock in terms of highlighter, making it the perfect choice if your wary about trying something new. Swipe the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Galaxy Stick in Cosmic Pink anywhere you’d normally highlight, i.e., above your cheekbones, around the inner corners of your eyes, down the bridge of your nose, and along your cupid’s bow.
If you want to be the center of attention…try a blue highlighter. Blue is one of the coolest shades to sport. If you want everyone to ask what you’re wearing, dust the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder in Moonlight onto your cheekbones.
If you fall somewhere in-between…try a purple highlighter. Good news, everyone can pull off purple highlighter. It will be noticeable that you’re wearing a different color, without being totally out there. Basically, it’s the perfect cosmetics compromise. Dip a small highlighting brush into the purple shade in the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in Ice, and apply it to the highpoints of your face.
We understand not wanting to rock a bright lipstick or a vampy lip color on the regular, but there’s no reason not to wear one to a party. Choose a lip color you wouldn’t normally wear and stick with a long-lasting formula that can withstand eating, drinking, and chatting the night away. Need a suggestion? Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Roseblood or Kitten Paw.
You won’t want to deal with touching up your makeup mid-party, which makes it all the more important to set your makeup. Once you’ve applied all your products to your heart’s content, use setting spray to lock everything in place. A few spritzes of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray and you’re ready to party. Of course, if you’d rather put your makeup’s life in the hands of a face powder, that’s an option, too! Simply dip a fluffy makeup brush in the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder and sweep it over your face.
Most likely you don’t wear false lashes everyday but it’s undeniable that when you do, your lashes look amazing. So, you won’t want to miss an opportunity to wear them! And yes, a party counts as a perfect opportunity for falsies. If you typically struggle with applying false lashes, we have one game-changing tip: Cut your false lashes before applying. Often, false lashes aren’t the exact right size for your eyes. To ensure a better fit, trim your lashes lightly before applying. Seriously, it can make all the difference!
When you get home from a raging party, you’ll be unlikely to want to go through your entire skin care routine. You can give yourself one day off, but don’t skip removing your makeup. No one wants to sleep in old mascara! Keep things simple by leaving a pack of makeup remover wipes, like the L’Oréal Paris Ideal Clean™ All Skin Types Makeup Removing Towelettes, on your nightstand before heading out for the party. You’ll thank yourself later!
Have you been considering a new hair color? Why not take it for a test drive at a party with all your friends? Instead of diving straight into dyeing your hair, use a L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray to temporarily be bold with your hair color. That way, if you’re tired of having blue or pink hair by the end of the night, all you have to do is hop in the shower and wash out the color.
In case you haven’t heard, hair accessories are totally on trend! Instead of only accessories with jewelry as per usual, consider adding an accessory to your style. How about a fuzzy elastic or sparkly barrette?
Now that you know how to get party-ready, you probably could stand to brush up on your everyday beauty skills. Here are 5 Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorials to help.