8 Tips to Photo-Perfect Party Makeup (Once and for All)
If you're not familiar with Australian vlogger Tina Yong, allow me to intro you. The up-and-coming social star is a makeup artist, foodie, and travel obsessive with and impressive 1.3m subscribers on Youtube and 55K followers on Instagram. Also? She's the Queen of hacking traditional makeup how to's to better suit both Asian and hooded eyes. (Something this beauty editor personally appreciates.) Perhaps known best for her entertaining Tina Tries It series of videos (in which she tests out all manner of weird beauty products, like peel off brow tattoos), Yong is also loved for her practical how-tos and hack tutorials. Inspired by these videos in particular, we reached out to Yong for her do's and don'ts to nailing your makeup this NYE. (Because who better to advise on achieving a picture perfect party look than someone who makes a living from looking airbrushed?) Ahead, you'll find 8 easy makeup tricks Yong swears by. Follow them and you'll never take an unflattering party pic again.
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Do: Focus on One Feature
"Choose a single feature to focus on when doing your party makeup. Either emphasise your eyes or your lips—not both—as this can often look too much."
Do: Add a Highlight
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"Add some form of highlight to your makeup look; either glitter on the eyes or shimmer on your cheekbones. This will instantly glam up your look and give you a nice glow."
Do: Set Your Makeup
"Set your makeup with a setting spray to help it last longer—this one's especially crucial on NYE."
Do: Bring a Touch-Up Kit
"Always bring a lipstick and powder for touch-ups. If you’re going to wear false eyelashes, remember to also bring glue!"
Don't: Forget to Prime
"Do not forget to prime! This step is so important if you want long-lasting makeup."
Don't: Wear the Wrong Lashes
"Wearing false lashes that are too long for your eye shape is a common mistake. The longer the lashes, the heavier they are, and the more likely they are to lift off your eye. If you're not sure, opt for a light-medium wispie pair to be safe."
Don't: Forget Your Neck
"Don’t forget to blend your foundation down to your neck. This will give you a nice even base and ensure there is no obvious foundation line around your jawline."
Don't: OD on Powder
"Try to resist going OTT on setting powders, especially ones that contain silica. This can give you that dreaded makeup flashback effect when you get snapped with flash photography."