The end of the year is rife with dances, balls, and formals, and homecoming is usually September’s kick-off event. The dress, the hair, the makeup—creating the look is obviously the most exciting part, but watching it decay as you sweat on the dance floor absolutely sucks. Have you ever experienced that moment when you look at yourself in the bathroom mirror and think “What on earth happened to my face?” Yeah, we’ve been there, but we at Beautylish want you to learn from our mistakes. Keep these potential beauty blunders in mind so you’re prepared and ready to touch-up like a pro.
Bad smell, bad time, and your date will not be pleased. Stash a mini atomizer of your favorite scent and deodorant in your clutch, and blot your armpits with a toilet seat cover (yes, this works) if you’re dripping and desperate.
Blotting paper, mattifying primer, pressed powder, more toilet seat covers—whatever you use to keep your skin soft focus and sweat-free, pack it. We love Tatcha’s mini Evening Aburatorigami Papers for exactly this reason.
If you’re of the multitasking movement, that pressed powder you use for shine control also helps reduce an extra-rosy flush created from the inevitable and gross ballroom heat. Pack a liquid concealer to cover up any inflamed blemishes—Hard Candy’s Glamoflauge is full coverage and magical.
People, it's dance season—now is the time to whip out every water-resistant primer, liner, and mascara you own. If you’re really prone to a makeup meltdown, see our tips for extra eye liner protection.
If sticky, glossy lips aren’t your thing and you don’t want to worry about the precision of a bright matte lip, keep things simple with a sheer stain. Revlon’s balm stain is the perfect hybrid of the two, and comes in every color you can imagine.
Moving and shaking are just the right ingredients for a sweaty scalp and the limp, flat hair that comes with it. The simple solution? A quick hair flip and a spritz of dry shampoo at the roots. Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray and Batiste’s Dry Shampoo are legendary.