I have had parties on the brain! With travels and weddings this summer, cocktail makeup has been in high rotation. Nothing like having an expert on hand to tell us her favorites. I’d love to welcome Lara from theglossarie.com (one of my all time favorite beauty blogs) – she’s sharing her party makeup favorites today:
Oh summer, you are going way too fast! I’ve been taking it easy through June and July because my August is packed with events – and I absolutely love events. Blame my girlie nature, but something about getting a touch dressed up and giving my makeup that extra oomph is one of my very favorite things.
My daily go-to look is subtle; usually consisting of a cc cream, spot concealer, a wash of bronzer, and a swipe of mascara. If I’m lucky, I get some color on my lips but mostly I live in lip balm. I like to give my face that something extra when I’m getting all dolled up, and these six things are just the ticket.
Mark. Hook Ups, $6.50 each
This concept is a party girl’s dream. Mark.’s Hook Ups allow you to create a custom double-ended makeup magic wand, pairing lip gloss, mascara, eye liner and even brow gel. You can swap things out for endless combinations and keep your two favorites with you at all times. Perfect for tucking in your best clutch!
Stila Countless Color Pigments in Lyric, $22
These vibrant pigments are like little works of art. Technically intended to be worn as eye shadow, I have taken to wearing this light pink/peach/lavender pink option as my special occasion blush. The finish is a gorgeous and almost ethereal glowy hot pink. It never fails to make me feel festive!
Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots Nail Lacquer in Clearly Spotted, $2.99
How fun is this speckled polish from Maybelline? Clearly Spotted is pure black and white glitter in a smooth jelly base. It brings my nail game up a notch and easily goes with every dress in my closet. The texture means that I can apply it myself without needing a professional manicure – plus, any chips are well hidden.
Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream in Pearly Light Lagoon Green, $23
These Aqua Creams from Make Up For Ever can be patted on to lids and blended with my finger so they’re very hard to screw up. They wear without creasing and smudging (even on a sweaty dance floor) and this mint green color has been my summer go-to because it’s subtle yet statement making.
Marni Eau de Parfum, $75
This fragrance from Marni is sexy sexy. Top notes combine elements of spice and woods, with a touch of rose for elegance. It’s classic, yet unlike anything that I have ever smelled before. It’s special and memorable, but perhaps best of all is that my husband cannot get enough.
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23
I love a lot of lash and this new mascara from Too Faced delivers long, doll-like lashes that do not quit. It’s intensely black and helps to hold beautiful curl, leaving lashes lush and defined. I especially like that I can skip eyeliner when I wear it because the finished effects are just that good.