When attending a First Communion, doubts are often raised about how to dress, wear your hair or how to apply makeup. In all three cases, it will be very important to opt for a look that’s simple and natural since it is a religious celebration. You must also remember that the children are the stars of the day. At OneHowTo.com we’ll offer some tips to answer the question how to apply makeup for a First Communion.
First, it’s necessary to bear in mind that a First Communion is a religious celebration when children are the guests of honor and receive the holy sacrament. Therefore, your makeup, like your hairstyle and dress, must be suitably appropriate for a church ceremony.
Remember that this is a semi-formal event, i.e., you should wear formal wear, but don’t overdo it. You don’t have to wear a designer label. You should wear discreet and natural makeup that is almost unnoticeable, i.e., don’t overdo it and use bright red lipstick or other bright colors, or wear eye make-up that’s too flashy.
Normally, communions take place at noon, so the make-up should be suited for day time and we recommend that you opt for an appearance that’s natural, according to the colour of your skin, a light eye shadow colour, understated lipstick colour etc. In this article at OneHowTo.com we provide some tips for natural makeup.
When choosing make-up colors, you should also consider your outfit to match them. Eye shadow is one of the elements that you can play with and can combine with your clothes, but also choose the colors that suit you the most. So check out these tips on how to apply natural eye makeup.
For your cheeks, we recommend blushers in orange tones or light pink tones for white skin. A peach colour is ideal. In the case of brown skin, opt for a more intense pink or brown.
As we mentioned, your lip color shouldn’t be too loud or contrast with the rest of your make-up. Lip gloss can be a great option as well as nude tones. For perfect lips, check out our article how to apply lipstick according to shape.
As for a manicure, we suggest you opt for a colour to match your clothes or for something simple that goes well with everything, such as a French manicure. In our nails section, you’ll find millions of great ideas!
In terms of hair and makeup, when attending your child’s First Communion, don’t wear too much makeup but opt for a simple, elegant look. Read here for some ideas about how to style your hair for a First Communion.
It’s also very important that you consider a few things when choosing your dress for a First Communion, especially if you’re the child’s mother. In this article we’ll explain about how to dress for your child’s First Communion.
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STEP #1: Apply Primer
Once your face is cleansed and moisturized, the first step is to apply primer. Be sure to use a primer that works for your skin type. For example, try the NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Hydrating Jelly Primer if you have dry skin or the Tula Smoothing Primer Gel if you have oily/combination skin. Applying primer will help prep your face for the following steps, while helping your makeup last throughout the day.
STEP #2: Apply Foundation
Using a duo-fiber makeup brush, apply foundation all over the skin and blend it down onto the neck. We love Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear 24H Long Wear Foundation for this.
STEP #3: Apply ConcealEr
Next, apply concealer below your eyes in the shape of a triangle. This technique ensures natural-looking coverage, brightens up your face and draws attention to your eyes. We recommend the Maybelline New York Super Stay Concealer for its full-coverage finish that’s super comfortable and hydrating.
STEP #4: Apply Blush
Apply your favorite blush (ours is the Maybelline New York Cheek Heat ) to the apples of your cheeks, extending up toward the temples.
STEP #5: Highlight and Contour
Apply highlighter, like the NYX Professional Makeup California Beamin’ Face and Body Highlighter, along the top of your cheekbones, on the Cupid’s bow, center of the chin and on the bridge of your nose to brighten up the areas of your face where the sun naturally hits. Then, swipe a contour powder along the sides of your nose, along the forehead (near your hairline) and hollows of your cheekbones to add some shape and dimension to your complexion.
STEP #6: Apply Eyeshadow
Using a fluffy blending brush, add any shadow of your choice to the lids to give them a simple but chic wash of color.
STEP #7: Finish the Eyes
Fill in your brows using a brow powder or pencil, like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer . Then, swipe on a volumizing mascara, like the Maybelline New York Falsies Lash Lift Mascara , and your eye makeup is all set.
STEP #8: Apply Lipstick
Finally, apply your favorite lipstick using a lip brush for a precise application. Ours is the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick . Or top it off with a lip balm with SPF protection, which is perfect for summertime. If you need a recommendation, the Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30 comes in six different shades suitable for all skin types and makeup preferences.