Trying to find the perfect makeup look is almost as hard as trying to find the perfect debs dress. We looked to some of our fave celebs for inspiration….
We are so in love with Alisha Boe’s eyeshadow, it’s striking but not top OTT meaning it’s the perfect balance between doing something different with your makeup and not going too mad.
Get The Look: Glossier Lidstar in Lily, €18
Pop of Coral
Coral lipsticks are perfect for those who want a pop of colour that stands out in photos, but who also aren’t too sure or confident in a red lip. It’s basically a perfect in-between colour.
Get The Look: Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips List Tell Laura, €32
Wearing a lilac or grey dress? Try a purple eyeshadow to tie the colours together nicely. They key to rocking purple eyeshadow is to blend, blend, blend and cleanup around the eye with concealer to avoid looking like you’ve been in a boxing match.
Get The Look: Huda Beauty Amethyst Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette, €28
Smoked out liner is the perfect way to add definition to your eyes without having to worry about being perfect with the application. Apply the pencil liner as close to your lash line as possible and then smoke it out using an angled brush.
Get The Look: Maybelline Tattoo Liner Gel Pencil 910 Bold Brown, €5.52
Everyone wants glow-y, flawless skin for the debs, but beware of over doing it with the highlighter as it can just make your skin look shiny for all the wrong reason in photos. Instead use a muted highlighter and pop it on the areas you want to highlight; such as your cheekbones, cupids bow, brown bone and the bridge of your nose.
Get The Look: Wet N Wild Megaglo Liquid Highlighter, €6
Pop of Colour
Let your fun personality shine through on debs night by being a little bit different with your makeup. We adore this yellow eyeshadow that Zendaya is rocking.
Get The Look: Mac Small Matte Eyeshadow, €21
You can never, ever go wrong with a bronze eyeshadow. It suits all skin tones and it just wears so well.
Get The Look: Stila Magnificent Metals Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow – Twig, €25
A lot of people are terrified of purple and plum coloured lipsticks but we think they look incredible. We love how Maisie Willaims teamed hers with a light colour dress to avoid looking like Morticia Addams.
Get The Look: Charlotte Tilbury – Matte Revolution Lipstick – Glastonberry, €32
We told you months ago that blue eyeshadow was in, but if that feels a bit OTT for the debs, why not try a blue eyeliner like Madelaine Petsch. It really makes her eyes pop without being too dramatic.
Get The Look: Collection Fast Stroke Eye Liner Blue, €3.31
Create a cat-eye illusion with a smokey winged eye shadow like Dove Cameron. This is a really great trick if you have hooded eyes!
Get The Look: Bourjois Quad Smoky Stories Eyeshadow Grey & Night, €8.85
We love how Lana Condor’s cranberry lipstick adds warmth to her skin. This colour looks amazing in photographs.
Get The Look: Rimmel Stay Satin Liquid Lipstick, in Have A Cow, €8.49
You just can’t go wrong with a red lip. There is a colour to suit everyone. We particularly love the Maybelline liquid lipsticks because they honestly don’t budge, meaning they’re perfect for the debs!
Get The Look: Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Liquid 20 Pioneer, €11.06
Lash It On
Lashes really do bring a makeup look to the next level. If you’re not too great at applying them get lots of practice before the debs and make sure that you feel comfortable wearing them too. We love the Emma Willis lash collection as you can layer them to create a perfect flutter.
Get The Look: Eylure x Emma Willis All The Aces False Eyelashes, €6.63
Perfect looking skin is the goal for debs pictures but sometimes you have to fake it until you make it. Apply light layers of foundation to the skin using damp beauty blender, and build up the areas that need it more to create a natural, flawless look.
Get The Look: It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream with SPF 50+, €39