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If you are an avid clubber, you will know how much effort it can sometimes take to get yourself club-ready. From finding the best dress to adorn yourself into figuring out what makeup style you’ll try on, it can all get a little overwhelming on occasion. To help you, we have created a list of 10 tips for creating the perfect clubbing look – from that perfect smokey eye to the perfect highlight on your cheekbones – we’ve got you covered.

1. Keep Your Lipstick To Yourself

If there is one thing I personally hate as a woman, it is having to constantly touch my lips up with lipstick when I’m out. This is why liquid matte lipstick is all the rage right now. With liquid lip formulas, you’ll rarely have to ever touch up, and as a bonus, you won’t be covering your partner’s face in red throughout the night when you have a cheeky snog. Liquid matte lipsticks don’t smudge and this makes it the perfect accessory to your clubbing night!

2. Makeup Setting Spray

There is nothing worse than dancing the night away and then realizing that all your makeup has melted off under the club lights. The setting spray works on your face the way hairspray would work on your hair – it keeps your look fresh and in place for much longer than it would normally last. All you have to do is purchase a high-quality setting spray and spritz it onto your face once you are done with your makeup routine. A little goes a long way, so you can be sure that your purchase will last you a very long time.

3. Primers Are Essential

Another essential in ensuring that your makeup lasts all night are Primers. Often forgotten and underestimated, primers truly are the holy-grail of long lasting makeup. Oil free and silicone based primers are the best, along with mineral primers that will go the distance. Purchase a primer that has a little shimmer in it for that extra glow.

4. Add A Touch Of Sparkle

When you’re out at night, you really want to stand out. This is where highlighters really come in handy. Highlighters give your skin that indescribable glow, and this is especially so under club lights or low-light situations. The goal of highlighting your makeup is to give your skin a reflective dewy look that makes you look like you just moisturized your skin. As we all know, alcoholic beverages dehydrate your skin as the night goes on, so if you want to keep your look fresh and moist, highlighters are the way to go.

5. Deep Eyeshadow

The eyeshadow shades you choose are a key determining factor in your look for the nightclub. As we all know, your eyes are the first thing people look at, so you really want to make a bold statement with your eye makeup. Adding really deep colours to your eyes can truly accentuate them and add to your aura. It is advisable to avoid light colors on the eyes as they can do the opposite of accentuate your eyes and hide them. After all, is there anything sexier than a gorgeous smokey eye?

6. It’s  All About The Foundations

When it comes to clubbing makeup, it’s all about your foundation. Use cream or liquid based foundations, and apply them with a beauty blender or any makeup blending sponges that you may have. A beauty blender or sponge will ensure that your foundation has been blended out evenly, which is sometimes quite difficult to achieve with just your fingers alone. Always set your foundation with a setting powder after to ensure that it lasts you all night long!

7. Keep Those Lashes Curly

It can often be difficult to keep your lashes curly all night long. They start off looking lush and glamorous at the start of the night and then slowly straighten out and look relatively dull as the night goes on. An expert tip to prevent this from happening is to heat your eyelash curler with a hairdryer for just a few seconds prior to curling, and then using it on your eyelashes. Do be careful to not overheat your curlers, and ensure they are not too warm before curling your lashes.

8. Waterproof Everything!

One of the most important things when it comes to nightclub makeup is to ensure that all the products you use are waterproof. Whether it is a waterproof foundation, blush, eyeliner, eyebrow pencil or mascara, you want to ensure that nothing melts when you sweat under the hot lights of a nightclub. Keep yourself looking in tip top condition with waterproof cosmetics, you’ll thank us later.

9. Go One Step Further With Those Lashes

If after curling your lashes, you still want your eyes to stand out even more, then it is time to invest in a pair of high-quality falsies. We recommend avoiding plastic lashes as they tend to look somewhat like spiders on your eyes, and instead, invest in a quality set of human hair lashes for that natural yet thick and stunning look. Always make sure to use a clear lash setting glue as well, so that it doesn’t ruin your eyeshadow or eyeliner.

10. Keep Excess Oil At Bay

Last but not least, you’ll want to keep excess oils on your face at bay. A simple and inexpensive way to do this is to purchase some oil-blotting sheets. Tap your T-Zone with these blotting papers throughout the night to ensure that your face doesn’t resemble a frying pan post-hangover breakfast prep.

We hope that these 10 expert tips for creating and maintaining the perfect clubbing look will help you in your makeup routine this coming weekend!