So far we've mastered The Minimalist, The Work Appropriate, The Bright Eye/Bold Lip, and The Smokey Eye/Nude Lip. Our final look is The Go-To Glam. When it’s time to get dressed up, I want my makeup to look special. That doesn’t mean, however, that I need to do more work than any of the other looks! If you notice red carpet makeup, it’s usually not over-the-top so the focus remains on the clothes. What sets this look apart is that it’s ready for photos, meaning the makeup needs to be a little brighter and slightly more opaque so it shows up, and the best way to test this is to take a bunch of selfies in different lights. My favorite GTG look is sculpted, with emphasis on the eyes. Since this look is very individualized, I’m not going to bore you with all the steps here. What I hope you take away – listen up, brides! – is how intense this makeup comes off in-person as compared to in a photograph.
Every makeup look I do falls under one of these five. Once you get the hang of which looks you prefer (or all of them...), you will begin to see how swapping in a different eye shadow color or using bronzer instead of blush will give you an endless combination of different looks. Have fun!