Everything’s better when you do it with friends, and your beauty routine is no different. Whether you have reason to break out your date night skin care routine or are making a big change with at-home hair coloring, there’s no one better to have around than the people who make you feel more confident, proud, and beautiful—your BFFs. After all, they’re the people you want around on your best days and your worst days. From celebrating success to helping you handle your woes, we’ve compiled the six beauty rituals—everything from playing with face masks to testing temporary hair color—that you should always do with your friends around.
BEAUTY RITUAL #1: Multi-masking
Everyone loves staying in with their friends watching movies and ordering pizza. Why not upgrade your girls' night in with a little multi-masking action? It’s like an updated take on face painting, where you paint on different face masks to various parts of your face in order to target a multitude of skin care concerns.
Using L’Oréal Paris Pure-Clay Multi-Mask Clay Tripod Kit, apply the different masks according to your skin care needs. If you get oily on your T-Zone area, use a mattifying face mask there and apply a charcoal face mask on your cheeks to get a little extra glow. Finally, use an exfoliating face mask anywhere that you have larger pores. Your skin care needs aren’t the same as your friends, but multi-masking allows everyone to take care of their individual skin needs and relax while enjoying a chick flick in good company.
BEAUTY RITUAL #2: Getting ready for a big event
Whatever the event—senior prom, first date, a friend’s wedding—it’s always more fun to get ready with friends. Start by picking out your outfits, so you can do your hair and makeup to complement your clothes. Next, hair! Even if you’re not well-versed in curling irons or hair styling products, there’s a good chance one of your friends is. Finally, finish the look off with the perfect makeup. No matter where you’re going, a pre-event gathering with friends is the perfect way to get excited.
BEAUTY RITUAL #3: At-home dye job
Maybe it was a break up, or a job change, or you’re just in the mood for something different. Regardless, if you’re switching up your hair color at home, you’ll want your friends there. They can be your at-home colorists—they just have to follow the instructions on L’Oréal Paris Féria hair color. With your friends helping out, you’ll be rocking your new ‘do in no time.
BEAUTY RITUAL #4: Temporary hair color
Temporary hair color has been trending for a while now, and, let’s be honest, you and your BFFs are intrigued. So why not try it together? Each of you should choose a color of L’Oréal Paris Colorista 1-Day Spray. The options? Rose gold, blue, gold, hot pink, pastel blue, pastel lavender, pastel mint, pastel pink, purple, and silver. Shake the can and spray onto dry hair from 4-6 inches away. Wait a few minutes for it to dry, and then hit the town with your wild new hair.
BEAUTY RITUAL #5: Manicures and pedicures
Doing each other’s nails is the perfect way to relax with friends after a long day. Catching up while you give each other manicures and pedicures will help you unwind, de-stress, and restart. If any of your friends are artistic, try nail art. Use a thin brush to create geometric shapes or create small designs like stars and hearts.
BEAUTY RITUAL #6: Self-tanning
If you and your friends are headed off on a girls’ trip soon, it’s time to use self-tanner. If you’re using the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Towelettes for Body but just aren’t flexible enough to reach that one spot on your back, that’s what friends (and roommates) are for! Chances are, they’ll need help with their fake tan too.
Looking for something to do the next time you hang out with the gals? Next up, How to Do Your Makeup and Hair for a Girl's Night Out.