6 Essential School Formal Makeup Tips

Spring is almost here, so it’s the perfect time to create your ideal look for the spring formal. You will remember this night for the rest of your life, so have fun with this!

Remember: Always cleanse your face and moisturize before applying makeup. Be sure that both products work with your skin type. For normal to oily skin, use a water-based moisturizer. For dry skin, an oil-based product is best.

Now, for the fun part! Here are 6 essential makeup tips that will bring out your natural radiance, and add the perfect amount of glamour for the big night!

Prime Up

You are undoubtedly primed about your spring formal, and your skin should be, too. For your makeup to remain flawless all night, apply a mattifying primer after moisturizing. This will provide a smooth surface for your foundation and prevent a shiny look.

Lay the Foundation

Lots of photos will be taken, and some foundations are more picture perfect than others. Choose a shade that matches your skin tone and spreads evenly, and resist caking it on. You want your natural radiance to shine through. Then, brush on a setting powder for staying power.

Bring Out Natural Contours

When contouring, tread lightly. Instead of using a bronzer, sculpt your face more naturally, by brushing on a powder blush with a taupe tone. This creates a more natural shadow that will be flattering for the bright lights and glamour of the evening.

Accentuate Your Eyebrows

Flash photography can wash out your eyebrows, so define them without overdoing it. Use a brow powder instead of a pencil, so that pencil wax doesn’t create a shiny look. Choose a shade that is a little lighter than your natural eyebrow color. You want your eyebrows to stand out, but not jump out at people!

Make Your Eyes Pop

Be creative with your eyeshadow colors, but complement your eye color and wardrobe. Brush a light shade on the entire eyelid and a darker one in the creases, prepping with primer to hold the color. Contrast with eyeliner, and apply mascara, using a zigzagging motion as you brush.

Define Your Lips

Now, it’s time to accentuate your kisser! You can go bold with your lips’ color and shimmer, but don’t be too aggressive. Use a lip liner, not just on the edges, but all over your lips. This lays the foundation for a liquid lipstick that suits your taste in color and glitz.

These tips should make preparing for one of the best memories of your life a breeze. And, the best part? You will feel confident and look fabulous!

TF Makeup on the Sunshine Coast provides a professional School Formal Makeup service to ensure you’ll look your best.