Apr 9, 2010

Stay Looking Good ALL Night Long...Including the Photos




This is just a quick post of tips and tricks I've picked up over the years on how to stay looking good throughout the night. AND how to look your best in those photos that everyone insists on taking. There is nothing worse than looking drunk, shiny and patchy with black smudges under your eyes. Urgh I hate looking on Facebook after a night out! Enjoy :)

    Preparation:
  • Make sure skin is exfoliated and well moisturised. When wearing heavier makeup (which we tend to do on nights out) the texture of the skin can become more visible so keep it smooth. 
  • Try to leave moisturiser to sink in for atleast 30 minutes in order to stop makeup "sliding off".
  •  Always use a face primer. Even if you don't have oily skin, on nights out people tend to get hot and sweaty (Grose but true) which makes your makeup patchy and leaves your skin looking shiny. I recommend The Body Shops Matt It 02 Primer. Its helps absorb oil and leaves your skin feeling smooth.


   Face:
  • DO NOT use more foundation that usual- You will not look better!
  • DO NOT go a shade or too darker to add a tan, especially in summer. In summer its doesn't get dark till 9/10 and that darker foundation will show up. TANGOED!
  • Avoid Foundation with an SPF because this is more often than not the ingredient which makes us turn a white/grey colour in photographs. For example we all know Revlon Colourstay photographs terribly and it contains SPF 6/15. (If Foundation is Tailored specifically for photographic use then it is sure to be appropriate for photos- Eg Revlon PhotoReady)
  • DO NOT use concealer that is more than 1 shade lighter than your skin-tone. If the concealer is too Light and too much is applied, it can create a white ring under the eyes in photographs which will not look good.  

  
  Cheeks:
  • Always set your foundation with a Matt Powder to help it last longer.
  • Don't go too heavy on the powder though, you don't want to look over-done when in brighter lights.
  • Stick to Matt Bronzers and Blushes as they photograph nicely. Matt Bronzers are my weapon of choice and contouring should never have shimmer or sparkles.
  • Add SUBTLE Highlight but avoid the nose and forehead if your skin has the tendency to get shiny.  

  Eyes: 
  • Always prime your eyes to help your eyeshadow last longer. 
  • Avoid using too many COOL tones on your eyes as these tend to stand out in photographs. 
  • Do not put lots of Eyeshadow on your brow bone, sometimes less is more: Especially with a smokey eye. Let your eyes, lashes and liner stand out. 
  • Instead highlight with a matt skin-tone eyeshadow.
  • Use Waterproof Mascara and Eyeliner on the lower lash line to avoid smudging.

 

  
Have some lovely girly nights out ladies. Let me know if you want more posts like this.

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7 Comments:

At April 09, 2010 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhh some great tips there! thanks doll,btw i was just wondering do you no any good red lipsticks that have a blue undertone and are reasonable priced?xo

 
At April 09, 2010 , Blogger steph0188 said...

Gteat tips & tricks my lovely, I always have this problem- just look shit at the end of the night really
good post lovely
♥ xx

 
At April 10, 2010 , Anonymous ForDGRedial aka Amy said...

Hey hun,

love the post, just to check on the 'use foundation without spf' is photoready an exception to this? On the pic it look like it's got spf 20.

Amy x

 
At April 10, 2010 , Blogger Onna said...

@annoymous Im still looking for the perfct blue-undertoned lipstick but as soon as I find one it do a blog post about it :) x

@steph0188 thanks hun glad you like it :) x

@ForDGRedial aka Amy Thanks hun, and yes photoready is an exception to this...this is just a very general rule that helps people pick which foundation to use in photos, obviously if someone has a foundation made specifically for photographic use then they should use that. Both talc and titanium dioxide are ingredients which can make you appear white, but it depends on their quantities etc. x

 
At April 10, 2010 , Blogger lenny said...

great tips hun. i always always look awful after about an hour of being out. going to try these :) x

 
At April 12, 2010 , Blogger Phuong said...

great tips! Love the make-up look

 
At April 12, 2010 , Blogger Rosie said...

Great tips, although I personally think if you look good coming home from a night out it wasn't that good of a night :P

 

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Stay Looking Good ALL Night Long...Including the Photos




This is just a quick post of tips and tricks I've picked up over the years on how to stay looking good throughout the night. AND how to look your best in those photos that everyone insists on taking. There is nothing worse than looking drunk, shiny and patchy with black smudges under your eyes. Urgh I hate looking on Facebook after a night out! Enjoy :)

    Preparation:


   Face:

  
  Cheeks:

  Eyes: 

 

  
Have some lovely girly nights out ladies. Let me know if you want more posts like this.

[Images Found on Google]





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Onna's Little Blog: Stay Looking Good ALL Night Long...Including the Photos

Stay Looking Good ALL Night Long...Including the Photos




This is just a quick post of tips and tricks I've picked up over the years on how to stay looking good throughout the night. AND how to look your best in those photos that everyone insists on taking. There is nothing worse than looking drunk, shiny and patchy with black smudges under your eyes. Urgh I hate looking on Facebook after a night out! Enjoy :)

    Preparation:


   Face:

  
  Cheeks:

  Eyes: 

 

  
Have some lovely girly nights out ladies. Let me know if you want more posts like this.

[Images Found on Google]





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