Year end is the season for endless party hopping from one to another. Is your calendar filled to the max with end-of-year social events?
Too many parties, too little time? Fret not, beauty SOS is here! We’re sharing some of our favourite party season beauty tips, so you’ll be more prepared than you’ve ever been before for any end-of-year celebration, from casual lunches to cocktails and dinners.
1. Don’t neglect your skincare.
You’ll be tired and maybe under the influence of a drink or two. WARNING: This is not the time to skip the cleansing routine, no matter how tired you are! For convenience, leave a packet of wet wipes and your moisturiser on your bedside table. So, you can at least do the bare minimum before dropping flat onto your bed.
2. Enjoy the Champagne and Canape, but balance with healthy eating.
Enjoy the good food but the holiday season is NOT an excuse to go on an eating binge. Try to balance a night of party with a healthy salad or smoothie bowl the next day. This serves two purposes. One, you won’t feel guilty as hell after the holiday season. Two, it’ll be much easier to maintain your weight and spare yourself the agony of starving yourself at the beginning of the new year.
3. Continue to exercise.
We know you may be short of gym time due to the social activities. But still no excuse to stop working out! Get creative, take the stairs instead of elevator, alight a block or two before your office and walk, do a little dance while waiting for the photocopier machine. Get the idea? Now go and move it. Your skin will thank you too for the blood circulation which helps in detox.
4. Add a long-wear foundation to your makeup kit.
Whatever event it is, whichever time of the day it is, you don’t want to be worried and going to the bathroom to touch up on your make up every 15 minutes. To avoid this stress, ensure that the foundation you apply can last for two hours or more. So, use a foundation that will go on and stay on your face.
5. Focus on the eyes or the lip.
But not both. If it’s a day event and you’re popping a bold lip colour, then go easy on the eye makeup. In the evening when lights are dim, and you’re wearing a more defined eye works then keep your lip colour light or nude. Whatever lip colour you decide on, remember to stash it in your handbag for touch-ups all day or all-night long.
There you have it. It’s not so hard after all to look fabulous right?
Over to you. What’s your top party beauty tips?