DIY Evening Summer Makeover Tips

Updated: Jun 17

A natural, dewy, fresh make-up - traditional Mongolian eyeliner and subtle shimmer to the eyes

We all find it easier to tie a look together when we have a party theme to work towards, so choose your make-up once you’ve decided on your outfit or accessory colour scheme. If you were hiring a professional make-up artist she would pick up shades that co-ordinate with the dress so for DIY if you are uncertain as to what colours work best together, most cream tones are the safe canvas's to start with as you can use a wide range of make-up colours with them.

Think about seasonal tones. I recommend peaches, corals and pinks at this time of year – all are wearable with any skin tone and are timelessly elegant tones. Go a little stronger on the lips if your complexion is more yellow and your choosing natural eyes or if its an evening wedding or occasion. If your looking to achieve a fresh, natural dewy make-up add to that glow using a designer perfecting primer with a dust of bronzer if you prefer a warmer complexion. Don’t be afraid of lashes – there is a variety out there that look so natural. If you are looking for a subtle lift then add a few individual lashes to the out-corners of the eyes. Lashes are very much in trend. There are also eye-lifting mascaras – see my product blog page for ideas and soon to be video tutorials.. DO REMEMBER TO AVOID PHOTOS LOOKING DATED – unless you like a heavier make-up – alternative / retro make-up, I prefer to recommend that brides stick to a more classic or traditional style so the photos don’t look dated later in life!.

Take a look inside the make-up kit I used on my client for the evening wedding party?

Here's how to pull together your brush kit

TIP: You only require a few key brushes and they don't need to all be 'Real Hair'

Choose the right size blusher brush and eyeshadow brushes - they must fit the area you are filling without spilling over the edges as you rest the brush on the skin. Its not necessary to purchase an eyeliner brush with 'real hair' - its better to use a synthetic one for 'spring and bounce' its simpler to use on application and more reliable. Save your expensive 'real hair' brush for your blusher brush.

Here's what I used on my client

A blusher 'real hair' brush that fits the size of the client's cheek, an eyeline socket blender 'real hair', a 'synthetic' fine eyeliner brush and a couple of different size eyeshadow brushes - 'real hair'. If you are purchasing an eyebrow kit then you are likely to have a minature eyebrow shaping brush with a plucking tweezer in the tool kit - but obviously check this out before.



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