Makeup Ideas for Clubbers, Ravers and Party Girls
Unique Makeup for Clubbing and Parties
Unique makeup ideas for clubbers and ravers are few and far between. Now, I've been to a few raves in my time – and I've seen some fantastic displays of hair and make-up. I've also seen some absolute travesties. But one thing that seems to be a common denominator is the use of UV makeup and body paint. Don’t get me wrong, it has it’s place – and I suppose it’s become synonymous with clubbing. But the multicoloured ultraviolet look isn't the only way you have to go. So I’ve included a few things in this hub that I think would go together to create a unique party girl look, without having to conform to the UV stereotype!
When I go clubbing, I like to draw attention to the old peepers. But I find it's important to make sure that whatever makeup I use, I put on at least two coats. If you're partying hard then there's every chance that you'll be sweating on the dance floor, so you don't want colours to smudge and fade.
One way to make your eyes look more dramatic is by using waterproof liquid eye-liner to outline the entire eye.Using more than one shade of eye liner ads an extra dimension to your eye makeup. I use three colours to create a stripe effect on the top lid, starting with the darkest shade and ending with the lightest on top, closest to the brow.
Also, contact lenses are great way to add an extra element of drama to your look. I particularly like to pick lenses that are an all-over block colour, meaning that the colour covers the pupil too, as this looks far more dramatic. Of course there are multitudes of styles to choose from, including patterned lenses, metallic lenses and, of course, ultraviolet lenses that glow under UV light.
Temporary Lip Tattoos
If you want a completely off-the-wall and over-the-top look then I suggest you get your hands on some temporary lip tattoos. The ones I've used in the past are by 'Violent Lips', and although they look fantastic, they are quite difficult to apply.
The problem is when it comes to tracing the outline of your own lips - as they do not come made to measure! You have to cut them to size and then apply. Very fiddly and it takes a lot of patience to get it right, but I think you'll agree that the end result is fantastic.
They come in a variety of colours and designs. One of my favourites is the union jack (being British and all), but the glittery ones are close contenders. The range is quite vast, so it shouldn't be difficult to find a lip tattoo that compliments whatever colour scheme you've chosen for your night out.
It’s a good idea to incorporate a variety of textures as well as colours into your makeup. When I stumbled upon these micro beads I thought they were fantastic and brilliantly unique. They are incredibly easy to use too!
Some people (including cosmetics brand Ciate) would refer to this as a ‘caviar manicure’ - but no matter what you call it, the principle is the same. Paint your nails with a polish of your choice and sprinkle the beads over your nail while the polish is still wet. Once your nails are covered, you should press the beads in to the varnish very, very gently. And that’s it! A simple, easy procedure but the results are striking!
This is an idea that is fairly new to me, but it totally works! Instead of wearing a mask (for instance a masquerade half-mask) you paint it on with make-up or use a transfer. I think it's a fantastic idea, not only because you can tailor your own design - but because it provides a spectacular splash of colour without the need for an extra item of clothing.
Plus, if you want a professional look but aren't too confident in doing your own makeup on such a dramatic scale then you could use transfers instead. I came across some delightful ones from Xotic Eyes, which come complete with rhinestones. Add some statement eyelashes (feather or lace ones are a good idea) and you've completely transformed your look with minimal effort.