School formal season is approaching, and classrooms are already buzzing with talk of dresses, suits, handbags, and heels. But what about your hair and makeup? Many students leave this step until last or forget about it altogether until it’s almost too late! Booking your formal makeup early can save you from unnecessary stress later in the school year.
How Far in Advance Should You Book a Makeup Artist for Your Formal?
You should book your makeup artist as soon as you know the date of your school formal. If you don’t know the date yet, it’s never too early to start looking! Here are three reasons to book hair and makeup for your formal before anything else:
- Get the best time slot. Even if you’re from a small school, hundreds of school formals happen in Australia towards the end of the year. You could be competing with thousands of other students for time with the best makeup artist in your area. Booking early ensures you lock in your date and time before anyone else can snatch it!
- Leave time for hair and makeup trials. Formal makeup is far from your daily look, so doing a trial run before the big day is super important! You never know whether something that looks amazing on Instagram will work in real life, on your skin tone, and with your features. Finding formal makeup artists early gives you enough time to do makeup trials with different looks to choose the one you like best.
- Have one less thing to worry about! Despite all the glitz and glamour, school formal season can be stressful! Save yourself from a headache at the end of the academic year by booking your school formal makeup artist long before the season sets in. You’ll thank yourself later when all your friends rush around to get things done a week before the dance.
How To Prepare for Your School Formal Makeup Trial
Once your makeup artist is locked in, it’s time to start finding inspiration for your look – Pinterest is your friend! However, not all inspo pics are made equal. Look for well-lit, unedited pictures of someone with the same skin tone and eye colour as you to get a realistic idea of how your makeup might look.
Don’t be scared to tell your makeup artist when you don’t like something. It’s makeup for your formal, after all – a good MUA will never make you do something you don’t like.
If you’re planning to do a spray tan, make sure you let your makeup artist know so they can adjust your foundation shade. Remember to drink lots of water, don’t sleep in your makeup, and wash your face daily to get your skin in the best condition before your appointment.