STYLE. I do!: Makeup Spotlight

While we’re all for a fuss-free makeup routine, there are some special occasions that call for more than cherry lip balm and a coat of mascara. But that doesn’t mean it takes a face full makeup to be the belle of the ball. For a flawless formal look we asked Rue’s makeup maven, Rachael, to share a few of her favorite tricks of the trade.

Go for eyes over lips.
An intense eye will last the night and require little upkeep, while dark red lips need be re-applied after every bite to eat and kiss hello.

Just bring the brush.
Clutches can be tiny, so to save space, buy a brush that comes with a holder and just dip the tip into your lipstick. No need to bring the whole tube, this is enough for touch-ups and still leaves room in your purse for other necessities.

Get picture perfect.
Take translucent powder anywhere the paparazzi (or snap-friendly family) might be. It’ll control oil and shine without looking cake-y.

Make eyes pop.
Fake lashes are a formal favorite, but to avoid an over-the-top look, stick to singles. They’re easier to apply and define the eyes more naturally. And remember, always work from the outside in when applying.

Our The Knot Presents: STYLE. I do! Boutique opens today, October 13, at 11AM ET.


October 13, 2011