You've found the perfect dress, practiced your icebreaker and chilled the bubbly. Now starts the primping. This is your guide for flawless, pretty makeup. Here are some tips from Instyle Beauty
BRIGHT RED LIPS
Add a showstopping accessory to that LBD? Go for an elegant pop of color. Here, tips for picking the right shade and making it last through cocktails.
HOW TO DO IT
- To create a flawless canvas and prevent fading, prep your pout with a creamy primer. press the concealer-like formula into your lips to fill lines and help anchor the color.
- Trace your natural lip line with a clear waxy pencil. A transparent one give definition and protects against feathering without the risk of looking fake or severe.
- Once you've found your perfect shade of crimson - crisp and blue-based for fair skin, orangey for olive, and Burgundy for dark complexions - apply color directly from the tube, not with a lip brush. Press the color in with your fingertip.
- Complete the look with glowing skin and two coats of black mascara
Fair skin - A cool crimson shade : Clinique Long Last lipstick in Party Red, $14; clinique.com
Medium skin - Warm fire-engine red : Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Dazzling, $30; bloomingdales.com
Dark skin - Glossy burgundy : Neutrogena Moisture Shine Soothing lip sheers in Ruby Bliss, $9; ulta.com
Smooths with beewax , Smashbox lip and lid primer, $24; at Sephora
Keeps lashes extra soft. Neutrogena Healthy Volume mascara, $8; ulta.com