Make-up Tips For Different Occasions

Wearing different make-up for different occasions not only makes you look amazing, it will make you feel great too. Yet for many women, make-up application can appear to be complicated and some feel more comfortable to repeat what they’ve always known. Now is your chance to take a fresh look at your make-up. Here are some tips for make-up for different occasions, including tips to get your skin just right before colours.

Before you start

Make sure your face is fresh and moisturised before put any product on it. To make sure your make-up lasts all day, add primer with your fingers. If you have oily skin, try a 2-in-1 primer that will matt your skin.


Foundation will give you clear, flawless skin, making it the perfect palette on which to add colour later. Check you have the correct foundation colour by testing the foundation along your jawline in several lighting conditions. The foundation that disappears onto your skin is your perfect match.

For a natural look that also draws attention to your eyes, apply concealer in the shape of a triangle below your eyes.

Apply your foundation with a flat/fluffy applicator brush or a sponge. Start from the centre of your face and blend it outwards. A duo fibre synthetic brush, used in a circular motion, will buff the foundation really well into the skin and blend it evenly all over the face.

Add foundation to your neck area so that your face does not look different to your neck.

Set your foundation with powder. If you have a dry skin, apply powder only to the areas that are inclined to get shiny. For those with oily skin, concentrate on adding powder on the t- zone.

Glamorous eyes

Glamorous eyes

Now your base is ready, it’s time to define and enhance your beautiful features. A high-quality eyeliner and mascara is worth the investment as it won’t smear or smudge.

Using an eyeliner, line your upper eyelid and the outer corners of your lower lash-line. Avoid harsh lines by using a brush to smudge the product.

Applying mascara will instantly open up your eyes and make you look more awake and vibrant.

You can add a hint of a neutral shade of eyeshadow to your eyelids or a choose of colours.

Add structure to your face with defined eyebrows. On trend are dark, well-defined eyebrows. If your eyebrows are sparse, use an eyebrow pencil that closely matches your colour to fill them in. Use short strokes to create small “hairs” in the gaps.

Work and formal occasions

Brown smoky eye make-up with nude lipstick is both stylish and sexy. Good for work and after-work events

Party look

Bold orange smoky eye make-up with thick cat-eye liners. Keep your eye lashes long but not thick, to add to this fabulous look.

Gold and grey eye shadows together create a graceful and fashionable look and a tangerine lipstick to complete the fabulous look.

Party Look Makeup

Party Look Makeup

Everyday occasion makeup

Everyday Occasion Makeup

Stylish party makeup

Stylish Party Makeup

Valentine's Day Make-up Ideas

For a pretty and versatile look for holidays, dates and gatherings of friends, try a bright blue eyeliner that will give a watery effect to the eyes and match with a bright lipstick.

Add smokey blue eye shadow for a more sultry look, ideal for parties.

Holiday look

Warm brown and bright orange eye shadow adds radiance and youth, being so pretty. Ideal for holidays.

Young women can wear a soft pink eye shadow with full lashes of mascara. Matched with a pink lipstick, this is a beautiful look for a lady out with her beau.

Everyday occasions

If you prefer the look of light and natural make-up, add nude lipstick and eye-liner to your upper eye-lid. Colour your eyebrows and you’ll have a clear, smooth, classic look.

Create a natural yet stylish everyday make-up look with simple eyeliner, curled eye lashes and red lipstick.

Stylish party

Add golden shimmer eye make-up paired with the berry lips for a sexy and mysterious vibe, perfect for parties, dates and other important occasions.

For mature women, try shimmer bronze eye make-up with a smoky effect that will bring out the beauty of your eyes. Add red lipstick to complete this sophisticated look.

Pro Tips
Pro Tips

Valentine's Day Make-up Ideas

Makeup tips

Valentine’s Day is one day where it feels good to dress up and make-up so he’ll fall in love with you even more. Whether you are planning an intimate meal at home or heading out to a posh restaurant, here are some looks that you can wear.

Ideas for eyes

  • ♡ Copper is an amazing colour to bring out the beauty of your eyes. A small amount of metallic will go a long way, so you can be sultry and sparkly when out dining. If you’re going to a club afterwards, add a little more copper for a striking, bold look.
  • ♡ A bold bronzed eye and kohl liner has the essence of Cleopatra, making it ideal for a Valentine’s night out.
  • ♡ If your eyes are your best feature, a double-winged liner in black with gold shadow at the inner and outer corners will highlight them further.

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Famous make-up artists

Famous Make-up Artists

When it comes to beauty, it is fascinating to most of us how individuals look before their trusted make-up artist has done their work. These same make-up artists offer the chance to see celebrity beauty up close as many run training courses or tutorials. Here we look at the most famous make-up artists, giving a little detail about each so you can decide who you want to follow:

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