Fact: No matter where your makeup routine lands on the beauty scale, chances are it will be dramatically different for a special occasion like a wedding reception or a birthday party than it would be on, say, any given Wednesday. Prep for a fancy evening is typically more involved and product-heavy than your average workday. Lip balm and tinted moisturizer just aren’t going to cut it. Special occasions call for special products, ones that might be too much for a casual weekend but are just right for a black tie affair. So we've come up with the ultimate list of products you may need, so you can up the glam factor and look on-point all night long.
You might not be inclined to wear waterproof mascara on a daily basis because it can be stubborn to remove. But it is necessary for special occasions, especially weddings, as the chances of you tearing up are high and you don’t want to end up with raccoon eyes.
Faux lashes aren't always for everyday wear, but they're well worth the semi-tricky application process for a special event. This is especially true for those of us with naturally short lashes, as a pair of falsies makes a dramatic difference.
Lipstick requires more frequent touch-ups than any other beauty product, and you don't want to waste your evening running back and forth to the ladies room just to reapply. Use a lip primer first to get the most mileage out of your statement lip.