Emma Roberts Vintage Armani dress, hair and make-up certainly won my vote at the Oscars 2017. Whether you’re getting married or going to a very special event, you’ll need the right make-up products to get you started.
It all starts with the foundation base which needs to be long wearing and long lasting. These are my recommendations that I’ve used myself.
Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover foundation offers longevity and a velvet/matte finish, there’s a lighter version Double Wear Light Stay in Place Make-up SPF10. For a Liquid photo finish SmashBox Studio Skin 15 hour Wear Hydrating Foundation, and lastly for a natural healthy translucent effect (old favourite,) Bobbi Brown’s Skin Foundation Stick. ( This one is oil based)
For the eyes you’ll need some real definition for the camera. False lashes are the easiest way to create this effect. These are some of the affordable brands that are easy to apply and wear, Ardell (including Press On Lash), Kiss, Eylure. I’m also a big fan of long wear gel eyeliners and most of the brands offer this type of product. Here’s a few brands depending on your budget, Lauder, Body Shop, MAC, Maybelline, Bobbi Brown.
The quickest and most effective way of using colour on the cheeks and eyes is to use products that will cover both. Try the Smashbox LA Nights Blush & Highlight Palette, Origins Pinch your cheeks, Nude by Nature Bonzing Compacts. they will all do the trick and save you money on eye shadows.
For the rich velvet lipstick finish these would certianly be on my wish list, Lipstick Queen’s Red Sinner, Boujois Rouge Velvet Lipstick Red, Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick , Dior’s Satin and Matte Finish.
To finish your look fully you will need to choose hair styling products that will smooth and mold the hair into place. Try 72 Hair Blow Dry Cream it’s a styling hair cream that will suit all hair types and available nationwide. Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm have also had rave reviews. Finally to set your hair gently into place electirc’s C7e.Spray. is a wonder product. I’ve used this on many occasions and it doesn’t leave a sticky residue on the hair and very easy to brush out.