With COVID-19 restrictions relaxing worldwide, concerts, festivals, and parties are back in full swing. American pop-rock band LANY is making rounds in the United States, English singer Calum Scott is on his Asia tour, and K-pop girl group Blackpink is turning Europe into their area. Many other artists are also on the road or flying to see their fans and perform their best songs.
If you’re into concerts and events, you want to make sure you look picture-perfect all the time. You’ll never know if you’ll have your Y/N moment while in a concert with your friends. A Y/N moment is a situation that seems straight out of fanfiction. It can be like being called on stage to meet your favorite artist and hug them or receiving a song dedication.
While the chances of experiencing these situations are slim, there are still other situations you can find yourself in. You’ll never know when you’ll have a Y/N moment you can brag about. If you get the chance, you need to look fresh and beautiful since you know there’ll be pictures of you online the next day. Here are some tips to achieve a fresh look for your Y/N moment.
How to Stay Fresh and Flawless for Your Y/N Moment?
Ensuring your makeup lasts throughout the night usually lies in the products you use and how you apply them to your face. You can explore different looks, but the key is getting and properly using products that suit your skin and facial features.
Moisturize the face
A long-lasting makeup look starts with a good base. Your face should be healthy and hydrated before anything else. As such, use moisturizer to ensure your face is ready for the other products you’ll be using.
However, don’t just get any moisturizer from your local beauty store. What you should use largely depends on your skin type and condition. For instance, facial creams loaded with moisturizing ingredients are ideal for dry skin. Meanwhile, lightweight gel creams are compatible with oily skin. You should use gel creams and get spot treatments if you have combination skin.
The key is listening to your skin and seeking professional advice on what skincare products to use.
Protect the face with SPF
Protect your skin further with sunscreen with at least SPF 30, regardless if you’re attending a concert or festival during the day or at night, indoors or outdoors. The higher the SPF, the better the protection. Sunscreen helps reduce your risk of skin cancer, prevent early signs of wrinkles and fine lines, stop DNA damage, and more.
Aside from your skin, you can protect your lips with a lip balm loaded with SPF. Doing so can keep your lips soothed and shielded from the sun and harmful UV rays.
Go for a minimal look
Go for a light makeup look because you’ll likely have no chance to retouch during the concert. A low-maintenance look eliminates the hassle of worrying about your face and will keep you looking effortlessly fresh at the show.
For a minimal look, only conceal what needs to be hidden, such as blemishes, redness, and under-eye areas. Use long-lasting makeup that can keep you seamlessly covered for hours.
Doll up the eyes
The eyes can boost beauty to a new level. You can lighten up your face by curling your eyelashes and applying mascara to add volume and definition.
Perk up the lips
One more thing to freshen up your look is your lips. Keep them hydrated and chapped-free with lip balm. Top it off with a long-wear or transfer-proof lipstick to look beautiful throughout the concert.
Additional Tips for the Extra Mile
If you want to elevate your look, you can also wear a full face of makeup and still stay fresh throughout the day.
Use a primer and setting spray
For makeup to stay fresh and lasting, you should use a primer after applying moisturizer and sunscreen. It helps blur out imperfections, protects the skin, and prevents shine, giving your face a smooth and youthful glow. Use a setting spray and a fixing spray, as well, to truly secure your makeup and make it last longer.
Don’t confuse setting spray with fixing spray. A setting spray helps give a smooth and non-cake look because it binds the layers of makeup on your face. Meanwhile, a fixing spray makes your makeup last longer.
Wear lightweight foundation
Powder and liquid foundations provide medium- to full-face coverage and a perfect finish. However, if they feel too heavy on your skin, you can opt for BB creams and cushions instead since they offer the same concealing power but with a lighter feel.
Some beauty brands now offer skin tints or tinted moisturizers with SPF. You can also use those to achieve light coverage while protecting and moisturizing your skin. Alternatively, you can opt for a hydrating foundation if you want more coverage to hide blemishes, hyperpigmentation, and other skin conditions.
Dramatize the eyes
Play up your eyes with eyeshadow and eyeliner. They give your eyes more shape and color, greatly defining and making them stand out.
You can even pair your eye makeup with the type of concert or event you’re attending. For instance, you can do bold black eye makeup if you’re going to a rock concert or a sunset eye if you’re going to a pop concert. Feel free to match your hair and outfit with your makeup for a more immersive concert or festival experience.
Add more color
You can always swipe on some blush and lip products if you want to add more color to your overall look. Blush can give you that rosy glow or flushed appearance, while lipstick or lip gloss can be used over your lip balm for more intense color.
Wrap Up, Dress Up, and Put on That Makeup
There are various makeup looks you can play with, from the no-makeup look to a fierce full-face. Whatever look you go for, remember to choose makeup products that will stay and won’t budge for that long-lasting fresh face. Good luck with your next planned concert or event. Make sure to take photos and smile for that Y/N moment!