Starting the party season as we mean to go on, we invited our LOOKFANTASTIC ambassadors to join us on a night out in Manchester and of course, like any girls night out, it started with some beauty prep. Starting at Kings Street Townhouse in Manchester, the girls enjoyed some pamper time with their goody box of skin and makeup products, ensuring that all over glow before heading 'out out' for the night.
Read on to find out exactly how to prep like an LF influencer to recreate their pro looks for your next night out.
Step 1: Tan
We all know that no night out prep actually starts on the night! Achieve that glowing, sun kissed look by tanning a day or two before the big night using your favourite self-tan formula. The perfect gift to yourself this party season, we love the Tan-Luxe Mini Super Glow Bauble containing the brand's Super Glow Hyaluronic Self-Tanning Serum that both hydrates the skin and leaves you with a gorgeous bronzed radiance. Of course, orange hands are never a good look, so make sure to use a tanning mitt such as the Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt which also helps to evenly distribute your tan and guards against patchiness.
Step 2: Skincare
A good skincare routine always starts with a good cleanser, set your skin up for success with the cult classic Eve Lom Cleanser. The award-winning cleanser decongests and gently exfoliates the skin, leaving it feeling fresh and prepped for your skincare.
Close off your pores after cleansing with a toner. Team LF love the PIXI Glow Tonic which uses Glycolic Acid and Aloe Vera to brighten the complexion and keep it hydrated and balanced.
After toning, apply a nourishing moisturiser such as the Clinique Moisture Surge 100 Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator. Blended with Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Water, the moisturiser offers long lasting hydration that will keep your skin looking radiant and feeling soft no matter how long you're out for. Auto-replenishing Technology also helps to maintain moisture levels over time, meaning it's perfect for the morning after when your skin may be a little dehydrated!
Before moving on to makeup, round up your skincare routine with a primer suited to your skin type. This Grown Alchemist Anti-Pollution Primer helps to prolong the wear of your makeup and protects the skin against external aggressors. The lightweight formula contains prebiotics to keep the skin balanced and shine-free as well as Ganoderma Mushroom Extract that targets inflammation and redness.
Step 3: Makeup
Create a flawless base with your favourite foundation, blending it in to the skin starting from the middle and moving outwards for a seamless finish. For added glow, we gifted our influencers the Tan-Luxe Super Gloss Serum which can be added to your foundation to give a natural looking tan and subtle shimmer. Cover any blemishes and dark circles with a concealer one or two shades lighter than your foundation, and add a touch of healthy colour to your cheeks using the best-selling NARS Cosmetics Blush. If you're going for that runway ready, sculpted look use a bronzer to and highlighter to add definition to your natural face structure.
Eye makeup has the ability to completely transform a look. From a classic smokey eye to a dazzling sparkly finish, the options are endless with a variety of stunning Eyeshadow Palettes available on LOOKFANTASTIC. Our team are loving the Too Faced Limited Edition Cinnamon Swirl Sweet & Spicy Eyeshadow Palette for a sweet array of peaches, pinks and purples and the Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara for adding length and definition to the lashes.
No look is complete without Lipstick! Whether you go for a shimmery gloss or like to keep it matte, make sure to hydrate your lips before adding colour with the Clinique Moisture Surge Lip Hydro-Plump Treatment. Infused with nourishing and moisturising ingredients, the formula helps to pump your pout, making the lips look naturally fuller and primed for your chosen lip colour to be applied smoothly and evenly.
Make sure your makeup stays for the full night with a reliable setting powder such as the luxurious Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder or the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Pressed Powder. Both strong holding formulas help to perfect the look of your makeup and prolong their wear to guard against any running, creasing or cakeyness.
Step 4: Hair
Whether you're a fan of the loose curls or sleek and straight is your go-to style, find the perfect styling tool on LOOKFANTASTIC. Made for getaways or city breaks, the new ghd Cordless Styler offers up to 20 minutes styling time and can be used to create endless looks without the fuss of finding a plug socket in your hotel room! Make sure to use a strong hairspray such as the Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray Strong Hold to ensure that your locks stay locked in place for the whole night out.
When you get back from your night out, make sure to repeat your skincare routine to remove all of your makeup and impurities before going to bed! We love the Slip Silk Sleep Mask for ensuring a peaceful night's rest that's well needed after a long night out!