PARTY MAKEUP TRIED AND TESTED
By Jade Lambourne, 3 November 2018
As your party-season calendar starts to fill up, it's time to brush up on some quick 'n' easy makeup fixes for the busy times ahead. There'll be rapid lipstick applications in the taxi, speedy bronzer brushing on the train and quick mid-party top-ups in the bathroom. All of this calls for magic makeup that ticks a lot of boxes.
It's always best to avoid fake eyelashes when time isn't on your side, but Benefit’s BADgal mascara does basically the same thing – i.e dial your eyelashes up to Disney-princess status. I love how intense the black is and it makes my lashes appear magically longer and uplifted. This one is also water-resistant so it stays on come rain, snow, or dancefloor overheating.
A little goes a long way with Sheer Glow Foundation. It’s super-buildable, which means it works for whatever I’m in the mood for, whether it’s a light natural look or a more full-on coverage. This one gets bonus points for making you look like you’ve had a full night’s sleep the morning after, too.
The NIP+FAB Make Up Fix Stix creates a contoured, defined look. It's really easy to blend so it doesn't have to be too bold and gives you more of a subtle definition, if that’s what you’re into. It also lends a nice J-Lo glow when applied to my cheeks, brow bones and cupid’s bow – which is much needed now my tan has totally faded (come back, summer!).
The ultimate party palette, Ciaté's Astrolights set is full of nude shades including some great shimmer options. When I’ve got time I like to get creative and blend a few of the colours together. Plus, the big mirror is perfect for tube/taxi touch-ups.
Anyone who wears fake eyelashes knows the challenge of avoiding a floating effect – the struggle is real. Luckily, these lashes are super-easy to apply and I like that the band of the lashes isn’t too
so they look more natural. Plus, the glue that comes with them really works so they won’t
budge – there’s nothing worse than losing an eyelash on the dancefloor!
Who doesn't love a little sparkle for party season? NYX’s liquid eyeshadow has an
easy applicator that lets you glide the glitter across your lid with no risk of spillage disasters. Pop this one in your handbag to up your makeup game for those post-work festivities.
Squeezing your phone, makeup, hairbrush and everything in between into a tiny party bag is a challenge, so the more multifunctional makeup you can find, the better. This Crayola
pencil is just that: it can be used to create both a blush on cheeks or a bold red lip. Win.