Holla ladies! Check out some easy get pretty guidelines to make you an instant hit in any occasion you go to. My top beauty tips per occasion below.
THE FIRST DATE
You wouldn’t want to look overdone on your first date! This is basically the testing the waters stage through probably a coffee meet-and-greet or an afternoon movie. This calls for a subtle sexy makeup.
Beauty Tips: Apply a light foundation to even out your skintone. Try a subtle smoky look to keep your guy staring into your eyes. Use a wash of the eyeshadow in soft lilac on your lid, then define your eyes with any deep colored eyeliner, like navy blue, lavender, or plum. Don’t use a black pencil since it can look too harsh. Then, finish it off with your favorite lipstick and a dab of gloss. A faint dusting of powder blush will zap oil and make cheeks pop. Romantic colors like mauve and rosy pink are best for this look.
Take your complexion into consideration. The darker the skin tone, the darker and more dramatic you can get away with when it comes to smoky eyes. If you’re pale and have light eyes and fair hair, go for a more subtle color and don’t go too heavy on the eyeliner.
Coif Control: Flirty waves guarantee that you’ll be a hit with your man. Make sure your waves stay sexy and not limp. Apply a curl-enhancing cream before using a curling iron. Lastly run your fingers through your hair to softly comb out and loosen the curls. Then, lightly mist with hairspray to keep strands in place.
Since laidback dinner with your BFFs can quickly transform into a crazy night somewhere, go with a look that’s as flexible as your plans.
Beauty Tips: Keep your colors soft and playful since the goal of the evening is to have fun. Start by freshening up with a powder compact to zap shine. Then use a wash of light, gunmetal eyeshadow on your lids paired with a fuchsia pink lipstick, so that you’ll look more made up, without appearing too vampy. Make sure not to get too heavy-handed. Finish it off by applying a coat or two of mascara to your curled lashes.
Hair Note: A loose side-ponytail shows that you’re not too uptight and can go with the flow. The best part is, it’s easy to do. Using your fingers, loosely comb your hair to the side and secure with an elastic. Keep the ends disheveled for a tousled look that’s natural yet sexy enough to make that cute guy at the bar notice you (if you are available :P).
FAMILY GET TOGETHERS
When attending a family reunion or meeting your honey’s parents, you want to look pretty and polished without looking like you’re trying too hard.
Beauty Tips: Avoid the “O hija you look tired” comments by appearing fresh and keep your look simple. Use a TINTED MOISTURIZER for a dewy glow that lets your natural skin show through. Then, just curl your lashes to brighten up your eyes and finish with a neutral-hued lip-and-cheek tink.
Coif Control: With the never ending beso-beso, you’ll want a no-fuss do that’ll look good, even if it gets a bit mussed. First, keep your look sweet and innocent by side-sweeping your bangs. Then scrunch some mousse into your strands to get some hold. Then use a wide-toothed brush to sweep your hair back into a high, loose ponytail.
AN OFFICE SOIREE
Sure, you’ve been dying to show your office crush a different side of you – but don’t go overboard. An amped-up version of your date look should help you subtly cross over from the no-nonsense, business look he’s used to.
Beauty Tips: Playing up your assets (like your eyes and lips) can look hot — as long as you focus on just one feature. To help you give your features a boost, click here. To make shift from your usual corporate look, keep the drama on your eyes by using a vanilla cream base all over the lids and dusting back shadow over the crease of your eyes until the corners. Make sure you blend well and add some black eyeliner with multiple coats of mascara on both lower and upper lashes to make your orbs pop. Offset strong eyes by keeping cheeks and lips muted with bronze and nude shades.
Coif Control: Catch that office cutie’s eye with chic, windblown do. The trick to pull this off is to add volume in the crown area by teasing it up a little bit at the roots and combing it through. Then, gently brush another layer of hair over it to cover it up before misting with hair spray. This will help show off your adventurous side.