4 ways to prepare before your special event

By Michelle Williams

If you’re preparing for an upcoming special event, be it your cousin’s wedding, your parents’ anniversary party, or a special celebration of your own, you want to make sure you look and feel your very best. Here are four tips on how you can get ready for the big day.

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1. Start with your outfit. Dresses this spring will feature pretty floral patterns, water-inspired prints, wide stripes, as well as jewel and muted tones; look for asymmetric hemlines, peek-a-boo cut-outs and sheer panels for a more unique and sophisticated look. Check that all your accessories (shoes, bag, hose, and jewellery) are in order. Make sure your dress is cleaned, pressed and altered to fit perfectly.

2. Decide on your hairstyle. If you plan a cut and colour, take care of that a week or two before the big event. Talk to your stylist and share ideas about how you want your hair to look. You can even do a test run beforehand and see how you like your hairstyle with your outfit. A day or two before the big day, splurge on a manicure and pedicure so your digits look polished. Try one of the new textured nail looks to complement your on-trend style.

3. Get glowing. To get the look of flawless skin, use a primer and lightweight foundation, along with a hint of cream blush on the apples of your cheeks. Apply a touch of highlighter to the tops of the cheekbones, the chin, and the temples. Then, add a creamy nude colour to your lips as a finishing touch.

4. Add drama with smoky eyes. Smooth a dab of eye cream to the under eye area until absorbed to soften the appearance of lines and smooth your lids. Next, apply lash serum to coat, nourish and instantly thicken your lashes. Put on a layer of eye shadow as a base for your eyelid, then, smudge liner into the lash line. Apply and blend a deeper shadow that complements your outfit to the crease of the lid, and use a highlight shadow below the brow to create contrast. Finish up with a couple coats of volumizing mascara.

This look is perfect for all your special summer events and will help you feel confident and ready to celebrate in style.

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