Makeup Tips and Products to Keep You Looking Fresh and Fabulous
All divas loathe makeup that melts and smudges and looks faded or has changed colors when you check yourself out in the mirror. Giving makeup staying power is a do-able task! A few tricks and some top quality makeup primers are all you need to keep your makeup looking just like it did right after you applied it – all day and all night long.
Long Lasting Makeup Tip #1: Use Makeup Primer as a Base
Professional makeup artists will be the first to tell you that priming your face for makeup makes all the difference in the world in how your makeup will go on and how long it will last. Skin primers applied prior to foundation can help camouflage large pores and prepare the canvas (your face) to accept tinted moisturizer or whatever formula of foundation you might be using.
Long Lasting Makeup Tip #2: Layers Provide Lasting Impressions
Opposite textures can work well together to help various makeup products from slip-sliding away. A good way to aid makeup in going the distance is by layering cream-based products under powder-based ones. The creamy texture once again acts like an anchor, and when powder formulas are dusted over them, they fuse together to give you color that lasts and lasts. This works extremely well with blush and eye shadow. Give this a try and you’ll see how wonderfully they embrace one another. It’s truly a makeup match made in heaven!
Long Lasting Makeup Tip #3: Lock It Down
Once you have painstakingly (or maybe it was a 2 minute rush job) applied your makeup, you will be doing yourself a huge favor if you take the time to set your face before you get on with your day. Translucent powder, applied all over the face with a big fluffy brush, has long been the industry standard for locking down cosmetics. With all the mineral powders available these days it’s nice to know that we can powder up with healthy, skin-loving products that won’t clog pores and lead to those yucky breakouts.
MAKEUP PRODUCTS THAT LAST: EYES
Too Faced First Base
For staying power with eye makeup, use a primer such as Too Faced’s First Base or Second Base. Not only will your eye shadow glide on smoothly, but it will also stay put all day long.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
This silicone based eye shadow primer called Shadow Insurance helps secure a barrier between the oils from your lids and your glam eye makeup look, so you look calm, cool and collected at all times.
Benefit She Laq
She Laq is a really great liquid product that comes with an assortment of brushes to apply it to your eyes, lips, brows, etc. I tested it on my gold shimmery eye shadow with cabernet eyeliner and neither budged all day.
LORAC Publicity Stunt Lashes
For fluttery lashes that last up to three days, try LORAC Publicity Stunt Lashes mascara. It’s mascara magic that is waterproof and comes with a handy comb so you can apply, comb, and lock down your lash look for days to come.
MAKEUP PRODUCTS THAT LAST: LIPS
Too Faced Borderline
Borderline, another fabulous product from Too Faced, will keep your lipstick or gloss from roaming all over your face. Much the same as the way base coat anchors your nail polish and prepares the nail for the real deal, makeup primers act like glue to help hold your makeup in place. Don’s skip this important step that will really give you an edge as the day wears on!
Tarte Rise & Shine
For lips, a lip stain such as Tarte Rise and Shine is genius as it contains a lip stain on one end and a plumping lip gloss on the other. Not that you’ll need to, but this is super easy to toss in your purse for touchups.
As you can see, it’s possible to have makeup that looks pretty and stays positioned where you put it all day. Cosmetic companies know that long wear is where it’s at, as is evidenced by the many longwearing products on the market today. These products are your best bet for finding out what helps your makeup last. Look and feel beautiful with makeup that never migrates, and get out there and enjoy life!