If you’re wearing a stunning evening dress, complement it with sophisticated make-up.
And for nights out clubbing or evenings at friends’ houses, add some color to your face and use evening make-up.
The right colors
For a glam look, go for make-up colors that suit your complexion. To accentuate your beauty, use a natural base.
Avoid: Unnatural/artificial colors that don’t tend to bring out your best, and blue and violet which can emphasise harsh lines and make you look older.
– Step 1: Flawless skin
To stand out in the shadows, you need a smooth, silky complexion. Go for liquid foundation and powder to even out and soften your skin tone. Then, using a large brush, apply an illuminator over your whole face to obtain a silky, luminous effect.
– 2nd step: Shimmering cheeks
Highlight your cheekbones with an amber-colored blusher that will subtly catch the light. Then apply a hint of blusher higher up on the contours of your face for a chiseled look.
– 3rd step: Velvet eyes
The eyes are important to evening make-up: they should be intense and sexy.
Colors: Choose dark eye shadows (deep grey, brown or black) in a creamy or pearlescent texture. Go for light-reflecting shadows to add shimmer.
Technique: Apply kohl along the base of the lashes to highlight the eyes. Then apply black pencil under your eye. Use a large brush to apply dark eye shadow in the small of the eyelid, then use a lighter eye shadow under the arch of the eyebrow.
The trick is to move from the inner corner of the eye to the outer corner. Next, add a little eye shadow under the eye, at the level of the lashes. Finish off your eye make-up by applying voluminous black mascara to give depth and intensity to captivating eyes.
– 4th step: Glam lips
For after hours, coat your lips with ultra-feminine red lipstick for a show-stopping red carpet look à la Scarlett Johansson.
Color: For star appeal, choose an intense, deep red lipstick. Glosses and other lip shine products aren’t suited to evening wear because they don’t last long enough!
Technique: Highlight the edge of your lips with a well sharpened lip pencil that’s a shade darker than your lipstick. Next, use a lip brush to apply the lipstick, starting at the middle of your lips and working out towards the corners.
Dab your lips on a tissue and reapply a layer of lipstick to guarantee long-lasting hold. For a lacquered effect, apply a touch of gloss to the center of your lips for an ultra shiny, irresistible pout.
Show you’re the life and soul of the party by adding a touch of glitter to your eyelids and the tops of your cheekbones. You’ll dazzle all night long!