Every single one of us dreamt for our formal night to be the most perfect night of our lives, but sometimes things just happen that you may not have control over.
What you can control is how you deal with certain crisis', because on the night the only dramas should be deciding on your official hashtag.
Here at GF, we have some #advice...
HELP! I HATE MY HAIR AND MAKEUP
Ok, you splashed out and got your hair and makeup done professionally, or maybe your BFF gave it a go. Either way, after looking in the mirror your expectations went from Tay (circa dark lip) to nay (as in “nooooo!”). GF’s beauty and features editor Cass suggests before getting glammed up by ANYONE (pro or not), use words like ‘natural’ and ‘classic’ to describe what you’re after. “If your smoky eye is too pared-back you can ask for more shadow, but layers of cakey foundation and blush are harder to fix.” If it’s too late, take to an OTT base with a beauty blender and hide a Toddlers & Tiaras -style hairdo with a power topknot
HELP! MY DATE IS BEING WEIRD
HELP! IT'S THE DAY OF THE FORMAL AND I HAVE A MASSIVE PIMPLE
Oh man, there's no denying this sucks. A pimple come prom day sounds like the name of a bad horror movie, but it doesn't have to end badly! Make friends with concealer. Oh, and give it a zap with a targeted spot treatment before AND during the formal. There are better things to worry about - like hitting on your crush! Spots come and go, but memories made at your formal are forevz.
HELP! I TOTALLY JUST SPILLED FOOD/DRINK ON MY DRESS
Try to resist the urge to panic. Google what kind of stain it is, find out if it needs hot or cold water and gently dab at it. If worst comes to worst and the stain isn't budging, getting a little creative is key. Borrow a scarf/belt/jacket from a friend and see if you can cover it. If you're wearing a two piece skirt and top combo you could always try turning the skirt! No dice to all of the above? Sometimes a spillage sitch sucks so much you just have to laugh it off (and deal with the dry clean later).
FORMAL AID KIT
Every formal clutch needs emergencies supplies. Always BYO...
- Bobby pins
- Your fave lippy
- Hair ties