All eyes will be on you at your debut, and surely, you'll get dolled up for your special event. To ensure that your makeup works to your advantage, avoid these three mistakes.
Not having a trial session
We're all for being brave and taking risks, but winging it shouldn't apply to your debut makeup. A trial makeup session is a must—you want to make sure that you'll get what you want at your event. The trial session allows you to voice out concerns and preferences so that your makeup artist can make adjustments for you. This will also allow your makeup artist to work faster on your debut day, since she or he already knows what you've agreed on.
Not looking like you
It's understandable that you want to try something new for your debut, but don't ask your makeup artist to go crazy with experimentation. Have one indulgence—like a bright red lipstick or smokey eyeshadow—and then keep the rest simple. Remember, you should still look like you, only more glammed up than usual. You want guests to recognize you, right?
Not being ready for makeup touch-ups
You don't have to shell out big bucks for your debut makeup, but do invest in a powder and lipstick in the same shades used by your makeup artist. You'll eventually need to do touch-ups throughout the event—otherwise, you'll look washed out in photos by the end of the night. Invest in a reputable makeup artist who uses long-wearing formulas.
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