Words by Nicole Thomsen
December 14th, 2017
With party season underway, ensuring your beauty look is the best it can be has never been more pertinent. Whether you’ve got 20 minutes or 2 hours to get ready, we’ve rounded up our top beauty tips and tricks that will have you on the dancefloor in no time with minimal effort required. Now that’s something we can celebrate!
In order to keep your makeup in place from dusk ’til dawn, apply a setting spray twice to ensure your foundation doesn’t wear off before the night has even begun. Spritz a light layer of Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray or Marc Jacobs Re(cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist on your face before you apply foundation and then again when your makeup is complete. The first spray will ensure your makeup adheres and goes on smoothly while the second will prevent it from melting or rubbing off throughout the night.
For party-ready hair, you need something you can rely on no matter how much time you have to get ready (or how hard you party). The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is time-saving and efficient; the highly controlled jets of air mean you can dry and style your hair at the same time so you can forget about using multiple tools to achieve your chosen look. Whether you’re after a smooth and sleek style (opt for the styling concentrator) or cool girl waves (the diffuser is your go-to), you can execute it all with this hair dryer. Finish with a blast of cool air to help set your hairstyle and ensure your hair looks good all night long.
Who has the time to constantly touch up their lipstick throughout the night? An easy way to fake a perfect pout is to fill in your entire lips as opposed to just the outer line with a long-wearing liner such as NARS Velvet Lip Liner, then apply lipstick on top. The lip liner will not only increase longevity but if and when the lipstick begins to fade you’ll still be left with a smattering of colour underneath from the lip liner. Pop on a touch of lip balm to freshen up your lips throughout the night.
Can’t find the right shade of lipstick to match your perfect liner? Again, cover your entire lips with said lip liner and then apply clear balm like Glossier’s cult Balm Dotcom or Sisley’s decadent Eye and Lip Contour Balm on top to cheat the look of a lipstick while keeping your lips hydrated.
For long, fluttery lashes that don’t smudge no matter how hard you dance, apply waterproof mascara instead of your regular formula. Waterproof versions such as Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Mascara or Tom Ford Waterproof Extreme Mascara will keep your lashes lifted and curled for longer while also avoiding the dreaded panda eyes.
For those of you who don’t have time for fake tan, invest in a body oil with added shimmer such as Cocoa Brown Golden Goddess Oil or NARS Body Glow to give your skin an all over healthy glow. As these are dry oils, there’s almost no waiting time and they wash off the next day – or whenever you want it to! Apply it to any body part you’d like to highlight and just wait for the compliments flood in.
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