A special occasion or party night means special touches that help you stand out in a crowd… Whether it is a new hairstyle, great accessorising or highlights in your makeup. Think about what you will wear and the ideal accessories that will add the right touches to your attire. If you do it in good time, you have the chance to try out different accessories or get some new ones. It gives enough time to coordinate your look.
A new look is truly renewing and has a positive impact in terms of boosting confidence. You can try a change of hairstyle, like putting up your hair with fancy hair accessories or ribbons. Wearing flowers in the hair can be quite alluring. Or, leave it loose, but be sure to wash and condition – adding lustre to the hair. You can add a touch of glamour with colour streaks.
Try herbal hair mascara. The effect lasts till the next shampoo and really helps to limit damage to the hair. Adding streaks of colour is an easy way of highlighting the hair and adding glamour. Even a single streak will be good.
Try nail art with the temporary stickers, or make a style statement with French Manicure.
Fake eye lashes, eye lash extensions and even individual lashes are being used, to add glamour and make the lashes look longer and thicker. They really help to add that extra touch. Try using an eyelash curler for an attractive effect. Then apply mascara.
Golden foundation, with gold tinted powder would be great for night make-up. Gold foundation lends a golden glow. Also, to add that extra touch of gold, you can use gold dust for glitter!
Apply foundation on the face, forehead, nose and cheeks. Using a moist sponge, spread it evenly, going outwards. Apply it on the eyelids too. Blend well. Then, apply it on the lower part of the face, on the chin, and on either side, along the jawline. Again spread evenly and blend. Remember the neck too. Apply and spread evenly from the chin downwards.
Apply blusher at night. Be subtle, so that it provides just a healthy glow. Powder blushers are easier to apply and are best for summer. Apply on the cheekbones and slightly below it. You can use your finger tips to dot the area with blusher. Then, blend with the brush, outwards and slightly upwards, making sure there are no harsh lines or a blotchy effect. Pink or peach blusher would suit most skin tones.
I think subtlety is far more attractive, especially in summer. Avoid using lip-liners and just brush the lips with lipstick, going for shades of pink, from pale pink, to rose or tawny pink. At night, you can go for rose, coral or bronze, or dark pink. Avoid very dark red or maroon lipstick for the night. A pearly shimmer, or a glossy look would be attractive.
For the eyes, use a brown eye shadow on the eyelids. Try using the same brown shadow under the lower lashes, instead of eyeliner or kaajal. Apply a darker brown eye shadow on the upper lid, close to the upper lashes. If you want to line the eyes, use an eye pencil, rather than eyeliner. Give your eyes a light touch of mascara. Make sure the lashes do not stick together. Brush them with an eyelash comb.
For the night, you may use shine or gloss for the eyes. Use browns, bronze and gold. Brown eye shadow can be applied in the socket or crease of the lids, to add depth. Highlight under the brows with gold, ivory or a light coloured eye shadow. The smoky look can be achieved by smudging the eyeliner slightly with a sponge tipped applicator.
Blacks and dark browns are popular for eyeliner. Similarly, silver or shimmering bronze and copper can be used for eye shadow. White pearly shimmer may also be used on the eyes, under the brows. Apply mascara in two or three coats, but remember to brush the lashes after each coat dries.