There’s no time like the present to start prepping for your formal, but choosing the right makeup for your look can be, well, really freakin’ hard! Chill, we’re here to help.
Pick one of these bangin’ makeup looks and you’ll be guaranteed to look hot AF on your night of nights.
Give ‘em some lip
Be brave like our covergirl Lianna Perdis and dare to stand out with a classic red lip. If you’re opting for a neutral coloured look, your pout will be guaranteed to pop thanks to a daring shade of red.
To perfect this makeup look, firstly make sure your lips are moisturised with a lip balm. Next up, line your lips with a lip liner that matches the shade of red lipstick you’re planning on wearing – this will stop the lipstick from bleeding. Now it’s time to apply the lippy. Use a lip brush to apply for extra precision. Re-line your lips with the same lip pencil for a crisp finish. Lastly, blot your lips with a tissue to remove any excess lippy and you’re good to go. Mwa!
Supermodel cheekbones coming right up!
‘Tis the season to contour! Get razor-sharp cheekbones with a little help from a contour palette and brush. Makeup guru Napoleon Perdis shares his top tips for creating A-list cheekbones. “Using the Contour shade, shade underneath the cheekbones and temples.
Smile – and apply the Color shade in soft strokes onto the apples of the cheeks. Finish with the Highlight shade applied to the top of the cheekbones for added definition.” he says. Try Napoleon Perdis’ The Ultimate Contour Palette to get the look.
The red-carpet worthy smokey eye
Glam up your peepers with a neutral smokey eye. First up, swipe a layer of concealer over your eyelids to create a smooth surface and base for the eyeshadow. Then, using a black liquid eyeliner draw a line across your top lash line, and a pencil eyeliner to line your bottom lash line. Use an eyeshadow brush to work your eyeshadow colour (greys, browns and blacks work best) over your eyelids.
Choose a lighter tone of eyeshadow and use it to blend the darker shade towards the brow bone. For an extra dramatic look, use a cotton bud to smudge your eyeliner across your bottom lash line. Add a double swipe of mascara to your lashes and damn girl, you’re ready.
For any of these (or other) amaze looks, book your makeover at a Napoleon Perdis store - the best part? The cost of the makeover service is redeemable on product!