Party Makeup Inspiration

Party Makeup Inspiration

Half the fun of a party is the getting ready, isn’t it? We love the whole process of deciding what look to go for and finding all the right makeup. If you’re wanting a little bit of inspiration, we’re sharing 4 different makeup looks that we love for a big night out.

Hollywood Glam

Glamorous Makeup Emily Ratajkowski

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Olivia Wilde Glamorous Makeup Inspiration

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For something a little special, nothing makes you feel more elegant than a little bit of old Hollywood glamour.

We’re talking flawless skin, perfectly groomed brows, red lips and glossy waves. It is such a classic look for a special night.

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Minimal Cool

Alexa Chung Minimal Makeup

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Rooney Mara Cool Makeup

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This is all about the pared back beauty, with a totally effortless feel; perfect if you have that killer jumpsuit you want to steal the show.

The core components are fresh, natural skin, subtly defined cheekbones, brows and eyes, with natural lips. If it is good enough for Alexa, it is definitely good enough for us!

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Retro 60s

anna faris retro makeup

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Gizzi Erskine Retro Makeup

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A little bit of a retro throwback is always fun. It might not be a look you do everyday, but that makes it a great option for a night to remember night.

Get in the Mad Men mood with beehives and winged liner like Gizzi, or go elfin like Anna Faris with boyish hair and spidery lashes. Either way, hairspray and mascara are your friends!

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Rock and Roll

Joan Smalls Rock Makeup

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Kate Moss Grunge Makeup

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The 90s grunge vibe is back with a vengeance. Kate Moss has been rocking it for years and we love how it can toughen up a more girly outfit too.

For this one, bedhead hair, smudged smokey makeup and a little bit of a pout go far. Time to dig out that brown lipstick too…

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Soft and Pretty

Lupita Nyong'o Girly Makeup

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Reese Witherspoon girly makeup

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If you have a more ladylike event to go to, then the soft and pretty makeup that celebrities like Lupita Nyong’o wear is just perfect.

The key is ultra-hydrated, radiant skin with pretty lip stains and soft eyeshadow. It is a gorgeous way to add a little colour to your makeup without making too bold a statement.

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Make Up Specialist

Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid