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Get Adventurous With Your Engagement Party Makeup

Throughout the duration of your wedding-planning period, you are likely going to be taking more pictures of you and your hubby-to-be than you ever thought imaginable. Using events such as your engagement party, bridal shower, and even your bachelorette party are great opportunities to test out potential wedding makeup looks to see which one you like the best in photographs.

Take Kate Moss for example. Rumor has it that she's planning a gypsy-themed engagement party to fiancé Jamie Hince. A costume party isn't exactly what I meant, but hey, why not. It just goes to show that not all brides go for a traditional princess look.

For a few theme-party suggestions, and ideas on how to create appropriate makeup looks,


  • Groovy Hippy Party : Take a natural approach to makeup by using a tinted moisturizer, a lip and cheek stain, some mascara, and a tiny hint of highlighter on your cheeks and to the tip if your nose.
  • Hawaiian Luau : Test out different self-tanners until you find just the right one. Then add a few lime green, pink, or brown shimmery shadows, a cream blush and a bright lip color to match the flower in your hair.
  • Old Hollywood: Go for dramatic red lips, pale skin, and false lashes. And don't forget your makeup must have: a stenciled faux beauty mark!


Join The Conversation
missyd missyd 9 years
I didnt realize there were so many socials and parties involved in getting married. Where am I getting all the cash????
emlod10 emlod10 9 years
she is wearing WAY too much eyeliner!!
RaCheer RaCheer 9 years
I want her ring!!!
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
woooow! i have the same engagement ring as hers except its princess cut (and obviously many carats less)....but hey i feel special
mondaymoos mondaymoos 9 years
When I got married, we just had a little legal ceremony... while I'm glad I didn't spend the money now (since I'm divorcing his schizophrenic ass), I was sad I didn't have special memories of it while we were still happy. If (and oh, is that a big if) I ever decide to get married again, I want to have all the special parties... it sounds fun!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
This is a really great point. For the engagement party you can really try out fun looks and be a little more trendy and adventurous. With your wedding and other wedding related events you may want to look a little more classic and polished.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Jeez. This seems so over-the-top. When I get married, literally, it is just going to be the little legal thingy. Because I don't need a bloody fairy-tale thing. That money would be so much better spent on a down-payment for a house or something. I do like the sound of these makeup looks, but do you really need an engagement party to try them out?
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
oooh a luau engagment party sounds fun. but why have all these partys? engagment party, bridal shower, bachlorette party blah blah blah, seriously, do they all need to be done??
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
That's a great idea! Katherine Heigl looks like a scary 1950s mannequin.
almost-famous almost-famous 9 years
I personally don't believe in themed engagement parties. All I need is my close relatives, friends, fiance and a well planned dinner. That's it! I don't like that chick
emalove emalove 9 years
I never had an engagement party, but when my best friend got engaged in 2001, we threw her and her fiance a luau-themed bash. It was really fun!
swolfcg swolfcg 9 years
What is wrong with this Chick? She is always making the same weird goofy expression. Please stop posing like this. And all that is holy in the World, close your mouth. Thanks
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