Are you messy hair or a bouncy blowout person? Basic eye kohl or smoky eyeshadows? No matter what your default setting is, there are always occasions that call for a little extra something.
Date nights, gala events, or a big job interview – we all have those moments where we want to step it up and command attention.
The power of the gazing pair of eyes, the allure of rouged lips, the confidence of a great outfit – few things in this world can make you feel more fabulous than taking the time to glam yourself up.
Glamour, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. But what does that even mean? It might be as simple as adding a swipe of red lipstick to their daily routine for some.
Others might go all out with sequins and stilettos. No matter how you choose to express it, a few key things can help make your evening unforgettable.
1. It All Begins with an Outfit:
Your outfit is an extension of your personality. It should make you feel confident, comfortable, and fabulous.
If you don’t feel good about what you’re wearing, it will show. Pick something that makes you feel like the best version of yourself, and watch your confidence soar.
Not sure what to wear? Ask a friend for their opinion, or better yet- go shopping! Trying on different pieces and playing around with different looks can be half the fun.
Revamp your closet with edgy blazers, wrap blouses, matching separates, or easy and flowy dresses. If you don’t have the time or money for a whole new outfit, try accessorizing what you already have.
2. There’s No Good Without Accessories:
What’s your vibe with bespoke jewellery, antique brooches, or even just a simple pair of earrings?
Your jewellery should make a statement but not overpower your outfit. Keep your jewellery simple if you’re wearing a busy pattern or bold colours.
Let your clothes do the talking, and pick one or two pieces that stand out. For instance, if you’re wearing a black dress, try some sparkling earrings or a bright scarf for a night out.
However, if you’re going for more of an understated look, then a delicate necklace or bracelet will do the trick.
Not into jewellery? That’s ok! There are plenty of other ways to accessorise. A great handbag, a pretty scarf, or even just a killer pair of shoes can make everything look even better.
3. Your Hair Can Make or Break the Look:
Your hair is one of the first things people will notice, so make sure it’s saying what you want. Let them loose if you’re not sure how to style your hair! On a se-hair-ious note, your local salon or some YouTube inspiration can help you pick your style.
Once you’ve found a style you like, don’t be afraid to experiment. Try different products, heat tools, and techniques until you find what works best for you. And if all else fails, there’s always the trusty ponytail!
Beachy waves, sleek and straight, bouncy curls, or an elegant updo- no matter your style, there’s a way to make it special. Make sure your outfit, jewellery, and hair work together to create the look you’re going for.
4. The Eyes Have It:
Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your face, so make sure they’re saying what you want them to. Whether you go for a natural look or something more dramatic, there are a few things to consider.
First, start with a clean slate. Remove any makeup you’re currently wearing and begin with a fresh canvas. Then, decide what look you’re going for. Are you going for a smoky eye or a cat-eye? Once you’ve chosen, it’s time to start applying your makeup.
You can invest in liner stamps, magnetic lashes, or even some old-fashioned mascara. No matter what you choose, make sure it’s something you feel comfortable with. The last thing you want is to be fidgeting with your makeup all night.
5. Lip Service:
The hit-you-in-the-eye colour or a more subdued hue? Lipstick is the perfect way to add a pop of colour (or keep it low-key). The lip shade you adorn should consider the time of the event and the neckline of your outfit.
For example, if you’re going to a daytime event, like brunch with friends, you might want to stick to a more natural colour.
You can have fun with brighter shades if you’re headed out somewhere. Just make sure your lipstick coordinates with the rest of your makeup.
Skin tones also play a part in choosing the right colour. There are endless possibilities: deep purples, the perfect scarlet, or a classic nude.
If you’re unsure which colour is right for you, ask a friend or even the salesperson at the makeup counter. They’ll be more than happy to help you find the perfect shade.
6. Sunglasses Add Mystery:
Sunglasses are timeless and chic. They can be worn day or night and can instantly make you feel more glam.
If you’re going to be outside or just in a bright room, they’re a must. But sunglasses aren’t just for function- they can also help you make a fashion statement.
The recent fashion trends have seen a major revival of retro styles, so why not try a pair of cat-eye sunglasses or some aviators? If you’re creative, you can even go for neon-coloured frames.
Some of us want our eyes to do all the talking; in that case, eye lenses that reflect light are perfect for adding some pizzazz.
7. It’s the Little Things:
A freshly manicured set of nails has some serious power. They look amazing and can also make you feel more put together and confident. It’s up to you, long and natural, short and sweet, or brightly coloured.
There are so many options when it comes to nails these days. You can get them done at a salon or at home. If you opt for the latter, you’ll be spoilt for choice with tremendous nail art kits available in the market.
Similar to the magical power of a fresh mani, a new perfume can also make you feel fabulous. Whether you prefer a light and airy scent or something with more depth, there’s a perfume for you.
Spray your signature fragrance on your wrists, neck, and behind your ears. You want to be able to smell it when you move, but you don’t want it to be too overwhelming.
Click, clack, click. The sound of your heels on the floor is enough to make heads turn. But it’s not just the shoes you wear that will get people’s attention- it’s how you carry yourself.
The way you walk, talk, and even stand can make a difference. So, when you’re getting ready for your big night out, don’t forget to practice your catwalk and put your best foot forward.
After all, confidence is the best accessory you can wear.