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Makeup Ideas for Clubbers, Ravers and Party Girls

Updated on December 18, 2012
Clubbing in style: It's not all ultraviolet body paint!
Clubbing in style: It's not all ultraviolet body paint! | Source

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!

Alluring Eyes

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 tattoo
Temporary lip tattoo | Source

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.

Caviar Nails

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!


Makeup Masks

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.


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    • hotfashion profile image

      Mell Watson 

      4 years ago

      Great hub! Not a big fan of lip tattoos, but the crazy makeup is spot on. :)

    • Fiona Jean Mckay profile image


      5 years ago from South Africa

      Thanks - my days of clubbing are over but I still enjoyed this hub. I think it is essential to use waterproof eyeliner when going out. I have never seen temporary lip tattoos here in SA but they do look awesome. I am dying to try the caviar nail art - that can be used for every day as well I think.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      These are wonderful make up ideas and very attractive pictures! I love the nail art very much.

      Thanks for sharing this interesting hub!

    • Rats1004 profile image


      5 years ago

      temporary lip tattoos are really scary.. but i loved makeup masks..

      i came across with one more blog where you can try eye makeup innovations with makeup products

    • StephRS profile imageAUTHOR

      Steph Simpson 

      5 years ago from Sheffield, UK

      Thanks, I really appreciate both your comments. Its quite daunting getting a fist hub out there, but I'm glad I've taken the first step. I think I'll do some more of a similar genre

    • joanveronica profile image

      Joan Veronica Robertson 

      5 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi, welcome to Hubpages! This was an interesting read for me, especially as I am an oldie! I liked the makeup masks and the little beads on the nails. Voted up and interesting. You can certainly write!

    • Kasman profile image


      6 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      Yep, I'm the first comment alright! For a first hub, this is a well-informed one. I like the pictures, very colorful and caught the short-attention span well! Voting it up. Have a blessed day.


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