Friday favourites: formal edition
We love sharing our favourite beauty products with you (let’s be honest, we have so many, it’d be greedy not to). And as we come to the end of the school year, we thought we’d cast our memories back to our very own school formals. For many of us, it was the first night we got all glammed up, and the first time trying beauty products that are still our favourites today.
“My year 10 formal was the first time I ever used fake lashes (I chose the Ardell Individual Lashes). It was very similar to when you first get your eyebrows done and no one really notices that much, but you feel like you look like a whole different person! I loved them so much I tried to wear them to school the next day, but my teacher said I had to take them off because they were distracting me from learning...”
“A lot of my friends got spray tans for our formal but I was too chicken, so I used Dove Summer Glow Gradual Self Tan Body Lotion. It gave me just a hint of a tan without making me look orange, which means I can look back on the photos and not be too embarassed.”
"I could talk you through my make-up look and perfume of choice, but the true hero product was Nude by Nature's Mineral Finishing Veil. It was a stinking 40 degrees on my formal day, and this setting powder kept my 'face' (which I had professionally done, of course) in place from the pre-party to the after-after-party! It also sparked my obsession with mineral make-up."
“Eight years on, and I still look back at my formal hair and make-up and think, ‘not bad, not bad at all’. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the questionable 70s backdrop and my date’s oversized grey suit. The key thing about my ‘look’ – that still hasn’t change – is my love for bronzed, glowing skin and my product of choice is the same in 2014 as it was in 2006. St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mousse has been my favourite self-tanner for almost a decade now, thanks to the dark yet natural result I get. I slathered it on back then, I slather it on now, and ask me again in eight years and I’ll probably still be slathering it on then!”
“I had never worn eyeliner before my year 10 formal. Admittedly I may have gone a tad overboard, but I loved the way it made my blue eyes stand out. To this day I still use Maybelline New York Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner. It’s the perfect easy-to-use liner for when you’re just starting out!
Can you remember your favourite formal beauty product? Have you tried any of the products mentioned above?
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