This past weekend, my college held a graduating formal (I'm going to keep this intro short as this is the longest post I've had in a while). Bottom line? Ballgown + open bar = very dirty hem = another ridiculous dry cleaning bill. For those of you who have your proms and formals coming up in June, here's a little something to get you started!
|Here's my dress - inspiration for the entire look|
|Me and Mr. Man|
|Lynn (who you may remember from this post!) and Me|
Hair: I used the same look in a previous post - I teased out all the curl in my hair, arranged it into a faux-hawk of sorts, and pinned it in place with a multitude of bobby pins. I used L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray to keep it in place.
- Prime with La Roche Posay Cicaplast
- Apply Revlon ColorStay in 150 Buff with a sponge for maximum coverage
- Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat in #2 under the eye, just patted in with your ring finger
- On the eye
- GOSH Velvet Touch Eye Primer all over the lid and under the eye
- MAC Satin Taupe all over the lid
- MAC Mulch in the crease - with this colour, I really exaggerated the colour.I placed the colour from the very inner corner and a little past my natural eye for a really smokey look. I took Mulch underneath the eye for some continuity.
- I lined the lower waterline with Maybelline Gel Eye Liner and squeezed my eyes together really tightly to spread the colour onto my upper waterline.
- One coat of L'Oreal Telescopic Explosion Mascara in Black on top and bottom lashes.
- Brows: I used Benefit Hoola to define the shape and then shaded in with more MAC Mulch
Nails: Lincoln Park After Dark
More photos of Lynn!
Hair: Lynn has really curly, virgin hair. Being the low-maintenance girl she is, her hair remains protected from regular heat styling and stress.
- I prepped her hair with Dove Damage Therapy Body and Lift Volumizing Mousse
- Curl each 1 inch section with a 1.5' curling iron
- Unclamp the hair, and reset the hair into pincurls with your fingers and bobby pins
- Set the hair with L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray and let it cool while you put on your make up
Make Up: Lynn doesn't wear a lot of make up regularly, so I didn't want to do anything too drastic. She already has such strong, defined features that I didn't want to hide them behind lots of contouring or colour.
- I didn't have her proper foundation colour, so I ended up mixing Revlon Colorstay 150 Buff with a little CoverGirl NatureLuxe 340 foundation. Lynn has gorgeous skin, so she didn't really need a base - I just wanted to give the rest of the make up something to hold onto.
- I dusted Overdyedfrom the Mac Jeanius collection on the apples of her cheeks, and lined the outer third of her lashline in MAC Espresso. I extended the line a little past her natural eye to give her a bit of a cat-eye. Two coats of Lancome Hypnose Drama followed on the top lashes, and one coat of Maybelline Falsies on the lower lashes.
- Topped it all off with MAC LipGelee in CelloPink