Your everyday makeup look may focus on your natural assets with only a light dusting of blush and a natural lip color. On the other hand, you may forego makeup altogether and go for your natural glow. No matter how you feel about makeup, an invitation to a big party or another special occasion, such as a wedding or engagement party, calls for a glam makeup look. This is your time to pull out all the stops, play up the best features of your face and go for the bold.
Start with a Good Foundation
Every good makeup application must have an excellent foundation to look natural and to last through hours of partying. Start with a primer designed to meet your skin’s particular needs. The best primer will blend your skin tone and provide a great canvas for your foundation. Apply foundation lightly but evenly, blending it into your skin with a sponge or with your fingers.
Play up the Eyes
If your eyes are the window to your soul, then make sure that they really shine. Start on your eyelids with a primer before applying a classic smoky eye or even a plain taupe. No matter how glam you choose your eyeshadow color to be, make sure that you brighten your eyes with a touch of a lightening color at the inner corner of your eye. Next, frame your upper and lower eyelashes with liner, and apply two coats of mascara. To really play up your eyes, consider getting professional lash extensions.
Pick a Bold Lip Color
Any woman can handle a bright red lip color. The key is to choose one with underlying tones that match your skin. If you are not sure which color is right for you, ask a makeup artist in your local department store. Additionally, start with a matching lip liner to set off your lips and to serve as a color-holding stain before you apply your lipstick.
Go for the Sparkles
While glittery sparkles may be a bit much for your everyday occasions, a glam event is a great time to pull out the gleaming eye shadows and metallic lipsticks. This is the time to play up the fun factor. Also, consider adding brightness to your face by using a highlighter across your forehead and across your cheekbones.
Just because you are going for a glam makeup look does not mean that you have to look unnatural. Instead, this look is meant to draw the attention to your best assets and match the mood of your clothing and the occasion. Never be afraid to go bold and be noticed because you are certainly worth it.