it’s important to choose your matric dance make-up and hairstyle after you choose your matric dance dress. when it comes to make-up, a good rule of thumb to follow is to either play up the eyes or the mouth. then take your cues from your matric dance dress. would smokey eyes look best or should you go for a really bright pink lipstick?
We always recommend trying on the dress and then playing with your hair in the mirror with a friend or family member helping you decide what would look best: An up-do? Wearing hair down? Curls? A braid?
All over toasty gold
To get sparkling yet subtle makeup, wash a shimmery, neutral gold shadow over the entire eye, blending into the inner corners. Sweep a darker bronze shadow underneath the eye and into the crease, and use a golden peachy bronzer to contour the cheeks.
The Glossy Red lip
This season’s red has a candy apple texture that make lips look luscious. To get a clean outline, fill in lips with red pencil, apply gloss using a lip brush, and use the same pencil touch up the edges
The jewel toned smokey eye
To get a smokey look, swipe a navy shadow over the entire lid, smudging what’s left on the brush along the lower lash line. Layer a shimmery blue on the centre of the eye, and add a pearly white highlight at the inner corners.
For matric dance make-up inspiration, you can also steal some glamourous looks off the red carpet.