Most of us spend hours preparing the perfect outfit for sorority rush week and tend to forget about another important aspect of looking perfect for these nights, which is makeup! Knowing how to apply makeup properly and just the right amount can really brighten up your face and make you look your best. And when you look your best, you’ll be feeling your best. So let’s get into the tips and tricks to help you look your best during sorority rush week.
What Makeup Should You Wear:
Light foundation: Enough to cover any imperfections and even your skin tone out.
Concealer: Under your eyes and on any blemishes that need to be covered.
Powder: To give your face that matte finish without shine.
Bronzer: For contouring and adding color to your face.
Highlight: To highlight your cheek bones and open your eyes.
Blush: To add color to your cheeks and make you look fresh faced.
Eyeshadow: To add depth to your eyes and create a soft look.
Eyeliner: To make your eyes pop
Mascara: for opening your eyes up and looking away and refreshed.
Blend out foundation around the neck and jawline and make sure that the color matches your skin tone perfectly. Go easy on any powder so that your face doesn’t look caked on. Don’t over do the bronzer or highlight, it should give a little depth to your face but not look so harsh. Concealer should be lighter than your foundation, but not too much. Don’t over do the eyes with dark eyeshadow colors and bright colors, choose natural browns and creams for the best look. Save the winged eyeliner for night outs and stick to natural eyeliner such as brown or black if needed. Waterproof mascara is the best so it won’t smudge and get under your eyes and on your eyelids. Be careful when applying mascara so that it doesn’t clump to much, try taking an old mascara wand and combing through them when you’re finished.
Makeup to Avoid:
The wrong colored foundation, bright lipstick colors like purple or green, orange bronzer is a no go, hold off on the glitter, and any harsh eyeshadow colors like blue, purple, red, etc.
Preference night calls for a more serious look and feel to your outfit. Adding in a few darker eyeshadow colors is acceptable just to add more depth to your eyes, but a dark smokey look is still not ideal. Adding a slightly darker lip color is a nice change to your look, just apply it properly with a lip liner and make sure it looks nice with your skin tone.
I hope these makeup tips and tricks for sorority rush week made it easier for your to plan your complete look. Having the right makeup can completely change your face and look and will make all the difference in sorority recruitment.
Don’t forget to check out my what to wear for sorority rush week posts for the perfect outfits!
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Lauren | Simple Southern Belle