*How To Plan The Perfect Makeup Look For Any Occassion

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Image from Wear Daisy Went via Pinterest
We all know how incredible makeup can be, it has the power to create cheekbones that don't exist, noses too perfect to imagine, and winged liner that you never want to take off but what about for special or formal occasions? How can you get it right? It's one thing to look good, but how do you know what's appropriate for certain events? Well, here's all you need to know.

If you're going to a more formal setting, like a wedding, you don't want to look absolutely covered in makeup. So maybe a ‘no makeup, makeup look’ will be perfect for this occasion. It's all about the skin! Mix and match foundations or use a foundation lightener to get your perfect match.  Prep the skin accordingly with an exfoliator, good cleanser and moisturiser, then you can apply your primer to make your makeup last throughout the day. Maybe keep eye makeup to a minimum with winged liner and some shadow blended along the lower lash line for definition. You could even rule out eyeshadow all together and just stick on some feathery lashes to open your eyes up.

Nights Out 
If you're planning on a big night out, you've already booked to be on the project guestlist, you already have your outfit and heels, AND you know how you're wearing your hair - all that's left to do now is plan your makeup. As always, what you wear can have a big impact on your makeup! Create some drama around your eyes, so for example, a smokey eye will work wonders for this and it doesn't just have to be a black eyeshadow as you could go with a deep purple, navy or a glitter option! Remember, you will want that gorgeous' highlight on the tops of your cheekbones, under your eyebrow, down your nose and on your cupids bow to finish the look.

Going on holiday for me usually means packaging ALL THE PRODUCTS and then only using two...You can still look good without all the products. For your skin, besides using a good sun cream to protect yourself from UV rays, you can use a BB cream for light coverage. Follow that by contouring with a bit of bronzer instead and a coat of waterproof mascara and you're good to go. Now you know what to do, you can prepare accordingly for the big events that you have coming up. Remember, makeup is just a tool to enhance your natural beauty. It shouldn't be used as something to hide behind. Everyone is unique and what you may hate - someone else may love. So don't change yourself - you're beautiful.

What are your go-to makeup looks for formal occasions, nights out or on holiday? 

*This is a collaborative post
*Image from Pinterest 


  1. Agree waterproof mascara is a must! X

  2. I'm planning my holiday makeup at the moment and I'm all about golds, bronzes and highlighter! xx


  3. Your watch is stunning! I love it, so so beautiful! Also water proof mascara is a total must have!

  4. I usually love a warm golden eye and Nude glossy Lip for formal and nights out ATM! Xx

  5. This is such a great guide for different occasions, thank you for sharing! Xx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

  6. I'm exactly the same on holiday, I take 65 million things and use 3 ha ha xxx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  7. Laughing at your holiday makeup comment...this is SO me!! *packs everything...uses 2 products* haha!
    Chantelle x
    The Girl In The Tartan Scarf

  8. I just wear what I fancy for all occasions - I defo don't stick to any rules x

  9. To be honest I never plan my make up! I've been wearing it for 30 years so just go with the flow x

  10. I always have a waterproof mascara whatever the weather x

  11. I always take a big bag on holidays and end up using practically zero of it ;)

  12. I absolutely love this post! I usually go for the smokey eyes or the total opposite of very little makeup and super bold lips. <3

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  13. I always take more on holiday than I ever actually use too.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

  14. Your blog is so so pretty! Love this post and the photos, so beautiful :) xo

    Francisca | www.franciscamay.com

  15. I'm so bad at planning makeup! I literally just throw everything on x

  16. As I am getting older I feel more confident not wearing as much makeup.


  17. I find I always overpack makeup when I am going away!

    Cass | CassandraMyee


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