With the formal season fast approaching, you have two make up choices. You can have professional formal makeup done or you can apply it yourself. If you choose to have it done professionally, the cost can be relatively exorbitant, however, the results will be worth it when you see yourself in photos or on social media.
You can save money simply by doing formal makeup yourself. It is not impossible. The steps below will help you get professional-looking results. If Kate Middleton could do her own makeup for her royal wedding, then you can do yours for your prom, wedding or another special spring event.
When you choose to do it yourself, you have complete control over the finished look.
Choose your dress and your hairstyle first.
Once this is done, you can figure out where to start with your makeup. You can also decide if you should get a fake tan or not. You might choose to go natural and allow your true skin tone to shine. This choice will dictate what foundation tones you use for your makeup.
Brows can make the biggest difference in one’s appearance. Choose whether you will have your microblade, waxed or left natural for the big event. Next, decide whether you will highlight your eyes or your lips.
Some suggestions for this include choosing to accentuate your eyes with smokey tones or earth tones. These colors are classic and will not go out of style anytime soon. You will look beautiful in your photos for generations. If you accent your eyes, use a neutral or clear-gloss for your lips. If you choose to highlight your lips, choose colors that compliment your dress and your skin tone.
You may also want to look at your favorite celebrities recent looks. This will give you ideas for your perfect formal makeup. Now, all you need to do is go out or go online and buy your cosmetics and tools.
If you are going to be sporting a fake tan, buy bronzers, powder and foundation about two shades darker than you normally would. Be careful about choosing the right type of foundation. If your skin is dry, an oil-based foundation will be best and your coverage will last without caking. If your skin is oily, a water-based foundation is ideal.
Do not forget to choose a primer or a beauty balm.
This will give the rest of your makeup the right base for the big day.
Do some research online and on YouTube for techniques and suggestions for doing your makeup to perfection. Pay careful attention to tutorials that offer suggestions for using primers and for applying foundation. Beauty blenders or brushes are excellent for applying these smoothly and professionally for lasting, flawless finish. Concealer is also important but many professionals actually apply this after applying the foundation to cover imperfections and add tone to your skin.
Before the big day, assemble your tools and makeup.
Get ready for a trial makeup run. The more you practice, the more you will acquire the skills needed to apply your makeup on the big day with confidence.
You will also get an idea of how much time you need to complete your look. This is important so that you can schedule your formal makeup application on the big day with plenty of time to spare. You do not want to have to rush, and you do not want to have to stress on this important day.
Do a trial run of your makeup.
Take note of how long it took you and assess the look. Are there any changes you might want to make? Are there any techniques you need to practice more? Or, perhaps you may want to change the tone of your eyeshadows.
Take a photo or two of yourself.
This is a great way to see just how you will look on the big day.
Choosing to do your own formal makeup is a real possibility. It will save you money and give you much more control over the look you have for this important day in your life. You will look stunning for many years to come in all your photos.
If you really need help you can always contact your local formal makeup experts.