Party Make-up Essentials | What You Really Need
Put your best face forward with EW’s edit of the top beauty products for a night on the town.
False lashes: Gone for your usual smoky eye but don’t feel it’s got that wow factor? Enter falsies.
Nearly every celebrity is wearing them, and for good reason. They make your peepers pop and immediately add va va voom.
There are now a huge variety of styles on the market, but we say leave the crystal-encrusted ones at home and opt for the most natural effect – individual lashes.
Our pick is Eylure’s Individual Lashes Dhs27
Available at asos.com here
Blush: There’s nothing like a pop of pink blush to instantly brighten a dull complexion.
Try a cream formula, which lasts longer and is easier to touch up; powder blush has a tendency to fade in patches, whilst reapplying cream blush has a buffing, smoothing effect.
Our pick is Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge for lips and cheeks Dhs140
Powder: Give your complexion staying power with a dusting of powder.
Coloured formulas can have a cakey finish especially when you’re wearing a full face of make-up. So go for a translucent powder, which looks the most natural and still sucks up excess oil.
Our pick is Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder Dhs144
Available at Bloomingdale’s Dubai
Lip Stains: We’re just going to put it out there – gloss is over! Yep, we’re officially done with sticky lipgloss and are now looking at one of the newest formulas on the beauty market – lip stains.
These tinted sticks may look like a child’s toy, but they are in fact the best option for colour that stays put. You can sip, eat and be merry without worrying about constant touch-ups, plus they often come in fruity flavours, which smell delicious.
Our pick is Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain Dhs48
Highlighter: Let’s face it, a little glow can be a good thing, but nobody wants to look like a disco ball on the dance floor, so the cardinal rule of this product is to use a light hand.
Liquid formulas usually look best and are easy to blend; powders often have a stripy effect. Use just a dab of highlighter on the inner corners of your eyes, Cupid’s bow, beneath brows and, of course, on your cheekbones – and voilà, a gleaming complexion.
Our pick is Benefit’s Moon Beam Dhs123
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