Party Makeup Prep | Create the Perfect Makeup Base
Party makeup prep | How to create the perfect base
For a festive party makeup look that will hold up the entire night through, it’s all about perfecting your base layers first.
Whether you’re planning on sporting worn-in smoky eyes or blackcurrant purple lips, you want your party makeup to stand the test of time this season.
And the best way to boost your makeup’s staying power is, of course, to perfect every step of the prepping process.
From paying extra special attention to your skincare routine to using the perfect foundation, getting the first stages of your beauty routine right will fend off fading, be it from the bitter cold winds or the red-hot dance floor.
Party Makeup - The Skincare
Whether you're preparing for the annual office party or Christmas drinks with the girls, getting your perfect evening base starts in the morning.
Begin the first step of your preparation by revitalising skin with a gentle exfoliator. In circular motions, massage it into damp skin to buff away dulling, flaky dead skin cells, paying extra attention to sneaky dry skin spots around the nose and near the hairline.
Not only does this help renew skin for a smoother, clearer complexion, but the act alone also helps get you glowing by stimulating blood flow to cheeks.
And who can say no to a natural glow during the dull and dreary winter months?
Following that, let skin soak up the best moisturiser for your individual needs — be that hydrating, mattifying or radiance enhancing — by working with fingertips thoroughly into your face and neck.
Extra dry skin types might want to prep with a thirst-quenching serum too – applied before your regular moisturiser – to get skin off to the best start possible.
Party Makeup – The Makeup
If you’re reapplying moisturiser before you begin your party makeup routine, then give it time to fully sink in before you get started. This prevents those irritating product-overload crumbles that occur when lotion hasn’t settled into skin.
If you have a primer to hand, apply after moisturiser to further help your beauty products stick.
And the first product from your makeup arsenal you need to reach for is an often-underrated colour corrector. They’re a great way to create a neutral, even base before you test out your more fun, experimental lipsticks, eye-shadows, bronzers and blushers.
Using BareFace Minerals Colour Corrector £12.98, and Perfecting Concealer Brush £7.49, blot over red patches and dark shadows.
As for creating the perfect party makeup base, start by dusting Full Coverage Mineral Foundation SPF 15 £14.98, all over.
With the high-tech BareFace Minerals Optimum Face Brush £15.49, swirl powder from the pot onto the skin, tapping away any excess dust first.
After applying a thin first layer repeat and build up where needed, such as oily T-zones. This ensures any excess oil is soaked up, meaning your bronzing powder, blusher and highlighter will cling to skin with more ease.
Next, it’s all about even skin tone (and finishing what your corrector started) with the aid of a trusty concealer.
After finding your ideal concealer blot it all over any additional imperfections to perfectly disguise them without looking overloaded.
Finally, seal in your party-ready base with the heavenly BareFace Minerals Veil Finishing Translucent Power, £12.98, which instantly sets makeup in place and leaves you with an iridescent festive glow.
And now just to choose which of the biggest winter beauty trends you’re going to experiment with…