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Beauty Party Prep Guide
When you’re getting ready for a party, the last thing you want is to go in unprepared. You’re going to need to pull out all the stops to make sure the shindig goes off without any hitches. In order to do this, you’re going to have to do your homework and be ahead of the game. Lucky for you, we’ve assembled this list of dos and don’ts when it comes to party prep. While it won’t do all the work for you, it’ll get you well on your way to making all the right choices. Let’s get started with some of the dos.
1) Get yourself tanned.
If you haven’t had the time to soak up some rays, don’t fret! You still have options at your disposal. You can check out the great products over at St.Tropez. They have items like the self tan classic bronzing mousse which will bring out your inner Aphrodite.
If you’re looking to go for the premium option, you can always choose the self tan dark bronzing mousse. But really, no matter which product you go with from St.Tropez, you’re going to be happy and bronzed.
If you’re looking for a good base with which to apply that wonderful St.Tropez tan, you’re going to need to exfoliate. This will let your most beautiful skin shine through by scrubbing away all of your old, devitalised skin cells and showing the gorgeous skin beneath.
What it also does is scrape away any last remnants of an old tan, so it’s like putting on a base layer of paint before you go with that tanning product.
3) Get priming.
One of the best ways to turn up for the parts is to get the right primer for your makeup to adhere to. It’s going to mattify while making sure that you glow in all the right places. It will give your face the smoothest base to land on while holding your makeup all night in a beautiful way.
4) Get smokey.
No one can resist a good smokey eye. This is a classic look that pairs well with just about any look and doesn’t date. Use a good eye palette made for smokey eyes to make application easier and you’ll be able to hit this style and hit it hard every time. It’s a style that will look good with any colour as long as the colours are blended properly.
5) Don’t forget the brows.
Brows now are trending towards being big and yet natural while still being controlled. The key in all of this is to use definition to enhance the shape and enhance the gaps while avoiding a single block of colour. You want to choose half a shade lighter and use a spoolie brush in order to enhance the brows and make sure everything is distributed smoothly.
6) Set the makeup.
Once you’ve gone through and perfected your makeup after hours of standing in front of the mirror, the last thing you want is for that makeup to smear or otherwise fail on you. The best way to ameliorate this problem is to invest in a good setting spray. This will ensure that your makeup lasts as long as you do, no matter what.
7) Get a glow.
You’ll be absolutely amazed to see what a good illuminator can do when you’re trying to get that gorgeous natural look that will totally highlight your bangin’ St.Tropez tan. Apply it everywhere that the sun will touch and you’ll be looking beautiful for hours to come.
1) Heat it up.
Flat irons and curlers are a natural extension of beauty prep. Used correctly, they can give your locks that gorgeous, flowing look. In order to get it right, though, you should use a heat protectant before you style. Heat styling can be very damaging to hair, so you should fight against that by using something that’s designed to protect your hair.
You don’t want to be that girl in the group shot who’s got a pale face while the rest of you is perfectly tanned. Instead, you want to match your shade to the rest of your beautiful St.Tropez tan to make sure that you’re looking all natural and matching.
3) Over do it.
It’s common and natural to apply a little more makeup at night, but doing this you also run the risk of completely overdoing it. You can make sure that you don’t commit this faux pas by taking a selfie in bright and dim lighting in order to give yourself a visual sample of what you might look like.
4) Sharing isn’t caring.
You might strike up a friendly chat with the girl next to you who’s touching up her makeup, you should never let her share your lipstick or gloss. She might just be carrying a cold sore virus, which is the last thing you want to be catching.
5) Forget that final rinse.
It’s only natural during Australia’s summer months to have a dip in the ocean at one of your beachside bashes. However, you’ll want to rinse your hair in freshwater after each dip so as to prevent breakage or dryness from ruining your look.
6) Leave it till the last minute.
Real beauty takes time and preparation is the key to al of this, so you should never leave your beauty prep till the last minute. Hydrate your skin several weeks prior, get a brow wax a week before the event so that inflammation will settle, exfoliate every second day as you’re leading up to this event, faux tan with a St. Tropez product two days before, and polish your nails the day before the event.
This way you’ll be completely ready for your event and you’ll prevent any random hiccups from cropping up in the last couple of days before the event. Prep is key.
7) Leave your face on.
We’re sure you’ll be more than a little tired after the event is over, but the last thing you want is to fall into bed and stain your bed while clogging up your pores. There are even wipes that make this process take like two seconds, so you have no excuses! Get rid of that panda stamp and go on about your day.
While these lists aren’t exhaustive, they should give you an idea as to how to best prep for a party. Follow these helpful tips and you’ll be looking gorgeous for your big event. Try what works best for you!