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Get the perfect look for special occasions and be the star of the party!

An invitation to an important social event is, by definition, an excuse to be dressed to the nines, but it also presents a huge style challenge. Not only is it a justifiable opportunity to go out and buy a new outfit or accessory, it is also the perfect time to treat yourself to more elaborate makeup.

Do you dream of sophisticated, alluring star-quality makeup? Follow our tutorial for special occasion makeup, complete with essential tips to make sure nothing is left to chance.

Special occasion day makeup: easy yet irresistible

Special occasion day makeup: easy yet irresistible

Face makeup
If your special occasion is taking place during the day, go for light, radiant and natural makeup. Prepare your skin for applying makeup using a primer, then apply foundation and loose powder and finish off with some blush to brighten your complexion.

Eye makeup
Add some finishing touches and emphasise the nude look: apply some concealer to key areas and to your eye contour to camouflage any blemishes or discolouration. Define your eyebrows using a pencil and add a touch of light with some gentle eyeshadow. Complete the look with a generous coat of mascara. P.S.: opt for water- and wedding-proof mascara if you're in for emotional moments and soaring summer temperatures.

Lip makeup
An au-naturel effect is key when it comes to lipstick, so go for gentle shades like pink, peach and nude. You can even add a radiant or matte finish.

Nails
Don’t overdo it! It's best to use light colours or sheer polish, which you can even embellish with a shimmery top coat or a bit of gold or silver detail.  Why not go for a nice French manicure with pastel-coloured tips instead of the traditional white?

All-out glamour: evening makeup for special occasions

All-out glamour: evening makeup for special occasions

Face makeup
When the sun goes down, it’s time for something bolder. For a different look and a change of style, all you need to do is switch lipsticks. For truly flawless makeup, take care not to overdo the bronzer and foundation and don’t add too many attention-grabbing details. Use plenty of highlighter to make your face look radiant.  

Eye makeup
Are you a fan of smoky eyes? When done masterfully using colour combinations that aren't too dark, smoky eyes are a ticket into any party. Gold and shimmery eyeshadows will liven up your look.  

Lip makeup
Evening occasion makeup allows for an extra hint of seduction. Lip palettes allow you to change your style in a flash and create your preferred shades by adding and mixing your favourite colours. This is a great way to enhance your smile!

Nails
How daring are you? If you’re going to a late-night party, you could try dark nail polishes and nail art - just make sure it's ultra-chic.

If, on the other hand, you’re preparing to shine on your big day, don't miss our article on bridal makeup for the latest bridal look trends!

Get your makeup and your phone ready: take a photo of your look and share it using the hashtag #kikotrendsetters: take centre stage in the world of KIKO MILANO.

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