Getting Prepped for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration
The 2017 Presidential Inauguration is right around the corner. Regardless of what side of the fence you are on, inauguration season in the nation’s capital is still the perfect time to get glamorous and head out to party. Whether you are celebrating or coping, an evening gala calls for the following tips to slay and remain camera-ready.
Prep Your Skin
It goes without saying that before you apply any makeup, you need to prep your skin to keep your makeup looking flawless all night long. Start off with cleaning and moisturizing your skin with products formulated for your skin type. Follow up with a primer such as Smashbox Iconic Photo Finish Foundation Primer that will smooth texture in the skin and, minimize pores and fine lines. If your skin is more on the oily side, try Becca Ever-Matte Poreless Priming Perfector which is like blotting papers for the skin. Follow up with foundation and blush. Set your makeup with Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder which is a multipurpose powder which sets and perfects with a diffused luminous glow.
Eyes On The Prize
Before applying concealer, prep with an eye cream. Boscia Enlivening Amino-AG Eye Treatment targets the delicate eye area to help with hydration, puffiness and dark circles. Apply Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion to prep the lid for eyeshadow/liner application. Fill in your brows with a pencil or powder. If you are attending a daytime event, consider a soft eye look which includes liner and lashes. For an evening gala, consider a sultry smoky eye. Urban Decay Naked Smoky is perfect for achieving both looks. Add liner, lashes and mascara to complete the look.
To ensure your lip color lasts throughout your event, start with smooth, hydrated lips. Exfoliate with a lip scrub and follow up with a balm. For lip color that will stand up against eating and drinking, apply Huda Beauty Liquid Matte Lipstick. Apply a little gloss if you prefer your lips to be less matte.
To complete your look, apply Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence which is great for use on top of make up and for boosting skin’s natural hydration.
Tell us what you are doing for the 2017 Presidential Inauguration Season. Since we know when is the next presidential election, do something fun now! We would love to hear from you.