Anonymous asked in Beauty & StyleMakeup · 9 years ago

How should I do my makeup for my schools semi-formal tonight?!/photo.php?fbid=...

This is what my dress looks like, if you have facebook.

If you don't, it's basically black and navy blue plaid, tighter on the top, and poufs out at the waist. It has a sweetheart neckline. The material is really cool, too :) haha.

Well, i fairly pale skin, dark brown shorter hair (a bob), and dark dark dark brown eyes. I have no idea what to do!! My eyes are smaller, so i try to make them appear as large as possible.

I'm open to all ideas:)

thanks so much!

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Here are a few makeup tips for you!

    *Pressed Powder Foundation

    Using a cotton wool ball, press down and swirl gently in the powder container and then press the cotton wool ball on areas on your face. This helps it to stay on longer!

    *Liquid foundation

    With all foundations, make sure you have the right colour for your skin tone.

    If you want a thick, even coverage then apply the foundation to your face using a cosmetic sponge.

    For an easier but thinner coverage, use your fingertips to blend into your face.

    *Mousse foundation

    Applying with your fingertips is the best way. Did you know that mousse foundation is actually powder?

    *Liquid Concealer

    Apply dots under your eyes in a crescent-moon shape and dab using the tip of your middle finger. Don't rub - this wipes the concealer off!


    Smile! Apply a small amount onto a blusher brush and blend onto your apples in a circular motion.

    Another way of applying it so that it doesn't look so dramatic is to dab on TINY amounts using your finger and rub in circular motions to blend.


    Use a white eyeliner on your bottom waterline to make your eyes appear bigger.

    Using any other colour eyeliner you like, apply just underneath your bottom lashes. Then roll a cotton bud (or q tip I think they're called in America, idk) gently into some petroleum jelly (vaseline) and use it to smudge and blend your eyeliner in. Same technique can be used for applying eyeliner on your eyelids.


    ALWAYS use an eyelash curler BEFORE applying mascara. When applying, apply in a zigzag motion. This helps to coat all the lashes. Remember to use an eyelash brush inbetween coats to make your lashes appear more natural.


    The key is to exfoliate! Roll a cotton bud in some petroleum jelly (like with the eyeliner!), then roll it in some sugar and swirl gently on your lips for 30 seconds, then wash that off and apply petroleum jelly to your lips.

    Hope you found these helpful! :)♥

  • Ronda
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    . Makeup can emphasize beauty without looking too heavy.

    makeup artist left for a moment image by Nellie Vin from

    A semi-formal is a type of high school dance that is more formal than a regular dance, but less dressy than prom. When going to a semi-formal, it's important to look extra special but without going overboard. Applying the right kind of makeup can enhance your natural beauty and make you feel pretty for your evening out.

    Things You'll Need:



    Makeup sponge

    Medium-size makeup brush


    Small makeup brush


    Nude eyeshadow

    Silver eyeliner

    Dark eyeshadow


    Lip gloss


    Apply a thin layer of primer to your face, which will help makeup slide on easier.


    Pour a dime-size amount of foundation onto the back of one of your hands. Make sure the foundation matches your skin tone perfectly. Use a finger on your opposite hand to dot foundation on your forehead, chin, nose and both cheeks. Blend the foundation into your skin with a makeup sponge. Spend extra time blending the makeup into your hairline, the side of your face and your neck. This will help you to avoid a noticeable makeup line.


    Swirl a medium-size makeup brush into powder blush. Go with a light pink or peach color. Tap off the excessive blush, and rub it into the apples of both your cheeks.


    Line your lower and upper lash lines with dark brown or black eyeliner. Line the inside corners of your eyes with silver or white eyeliner. This will make eyes look brighter. Swirl a small makeup brush into a nude eyeshadow. Tap off the excessive eyeshadow, and apply it to your entire eyelid. Repeat this with the other eyelid. Rub a small makeup brush into a darker color eyeshadow. This can be a bright color or a dark brown. Tap off the excessive eyeshadow, and apply it to both lower eyelids. Coat your eyelashes in a dark brown or black mascara.


    Finish your look with a coat of lip gloss that only has a hint of color.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    if you want eyes to appear larger, i recommend putting a white eyeliner on the waterline, and a black eyeliner on the bottom lashline. then take a black eyeliner and place it as close as you can to the upper lashline, and drag it across. then you should do a lighter colored eyeshadow look. first prime your eyes with eye primer, if you don't have it, you can actually use any base or even a concealer to prime you eyes. i would recommend a light gold eyeshadow over the entire lid, and then a darker gold in the crease, and then a dark brown in the outer corner. now take a white and place it around the inner tear duct, and then directly under the eyebrow. now take a black mascara and put it on your lashes. if you want, you can take a light powder and even out your skin tone with a sponge or a blush brush. since your pale like me, i wouldn't use foundation. then take a light pink blush, smile to find the apples of your cheeks (where it rounds out when you smile) and gently continue it up towards your temples. then you can use a trick i read in seventeen magazine, for "perfect lips". first, wet your toothbrush and actually brush your lips, it exfoliates and smooths. then take any old lip balm and put it on your lips. then take lipstick (if you want) and for this look i would recommend one in a pinkish shade closest to your lip color. then take lipgloss and finish it off. :) hope this helps! and have fun :)

  • Use a SILVER METALLIC FOR YOUR EYE SHADOW! This will make your eyes POP, look beautiful against the color of your dress, and stand out...

    I really suggest you use silver/metallics, It would look awesome.

    Here is a video that shows a victoria's secret model getting her make up done, It will help you with how to do your cheeks and lips, and how to apply eye shadow that makers your eyes POP and look BRIGHTER/BIGGER

    But instead of the colors she used I say you go for dark grey, and sparkly silver on the lid...

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