Party Like a Rock Star, But First…Your Makeup
The Rocker chic look is in for fall and what better to accessorize your silver mini, small studded bracelet and black booties but some kick ass rock star make up?
There are very few components to achieving the rocker chic makeup look, but a lot of effort into getting it right. Below, with the help of Carefair.com, some rockin’ beauty tips for the rock star look.
The Eye Shadow
Go for dark, dramatic eyes. Carefair suggests “deep shades of blue, gray, green or any color that draws attention” but I’m going to say stick with a muted metallic gray. It’s understated without being crazy. And the last thing you want are crazy eyes. We’ve all seen the girls with the crazy eye shadow. Don’t be that girl.
Make sure it’s a deep smudgy effect.
Since we’re poor and buying special cream eye shadow for a night out is not an option, put a little Vaseline on your lids and then apply your regular shadow with your fingers. Make sure you highlight your brow bone with a nude or white shadow and define your eyebrows.
If you want to go with an understated rock look, skip the dark eye shadow all together and concentrate on creating the look with just the eyeliner and red lips.
You want to do the cat eye for the rocker chic look. If you opted out of the deep gray shadow, stick it to the man with a dramatic cat eye. Otherwise a little upturn at the edges will do. For easiest application, use a gel liner, or if you have a steady hand go for the gold with the liquid. But I’m clumsy and usually already a bit tipsy when I get to the makeup application part of the pre-gaming/getting ready bit of the night.
For added drama, Carefair suggests using a pencil on the top and bottom and liquid on the top to get the cat eye effect. That seems like a lot of work, but hey, give it a shot or if you haven’t had too many shots.
Contour your cheeks with a bit of matte bronzer but don’t go overboard by using blush. The rest of your makeup is standout and a rosy cheek isn’t needed in this situation.
Red lips are sexy and fun and totally rock star. If you’re going for bold, red lips try these tips on for size:
-To start, soften the lips using a lip balm. If you find that your lips are extremely dry, use a soft toothbrush and brush your lips gently to remove any flakiness.
-Using a red lip liner, line the lips and extend the lip just outside of the natural lip line to give your lips a pouty look.
-Next, fill the lips with a matching shade of lip color and blot with a tissue.
-If you would like the color to last longer, you can dab a bit of translucent powder to your lips and then reapply the lip color.
-For a little added shine, dab a bit of clear gloss to the center of the lips.
Or if you’re going to be drinking all night, spend the cash on a good deep red lip stain. You don’t want to leave lip marks all over the glasses or end up with lipstick on your teeth. It’s more drunk rock star than fab rock star, so opt for a fool proof stain and gloss if a frat party is in your future.