Keep Your Makeup Looking Beautiful Morning to Night
Leave your makeup bag at home and get a look that lasts
The most commonly asked question I get from people about makeup is: how to have your makeup last all day and still look fresh. I know for many, this seems like a truly impossible feat but it’s not.
So many women carry a full makeup bag with them when they leave the house for touch ups and while there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, it really isn’t necessary.
I’m a makeup artist and beauty junkie; I never leave my house with anything more than lipstick and gloss. I apply my makeup at 7a.m. and I will look relatively the same right into the evening sometimes even the next morning. We all know you should always wash your face before bed, but we all slip here and there, just don’t tell anyone.
Some of us are just lucky in that our skin holds makeup well but we can all achieve those results, the trick is in the products and application.
You just need to arm yourself with the right tools and some tips and tricks of how to apply your makeup then you are guaranteed to get the job done right the first time.
I follow these guidelines when I am applying makeup on clients especially for brides since they need their makeup to be picture perfect the entire time.
There are several on the market some of my favorites include: MAC Prep & Prime Face cream, Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional, Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer and L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base.
There are so many to choose from, you just need to go into your local beauty boutique and see which is best for your skin type.
The other tip is to always use a powder over your liquid foundation to set it, I like to use MAC Mineralize Skin Finish powder, it’s very light and it will illuminate your face.
At this point if you feel like your skin needs more moisture MAC Fix+ is something you can spray over or under your makeup which will help it last longer and infuse your skin with additional moisture.
Once you have completed your entire face, eyes included spritz eight pumps of Skindinavia on your face. Skindinavia is a makeup sealer and there are several varieties you can choose from. So far my favorite is the Bridal Finish, it’s tear and moisture resistant which helps prevent touch ups even on the hottest days.
Finally, if you feel that your skin gets oily throughout the day you shouldn’t go to your foundation to fix this, your makeup will begin to look cakey with constant layering. Instead, I would suggest using a blot powder or Forever HD Microfinish Loose Powder. It’s made of 100 per cent mineral silica powder which will mattify the skin and give you a glowing radiant look. This product is good for all skin tones.
When applying eye makeup use concealer on eyelids and below eyes. It should be applied in a patting dabbing motion. Do not rub or blend into skin, this will just move the product around and it won’t really do its job.
After applying concealer, a light dusting of powder and then an eye primer or a makeup base. They work similarly to the face primers and the idea here is that once you apply your eye shadow it will stick onto the primer like glue. It will also enhance your shadow colors and it prevents creasing of your makeup.
Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion has a cult like following; this is by far one of the most popular products right now. It’s a great neutral tone product that is good for all skin tones.
The other option is to use a makeup base such as MAC Paint Pot which comes in several shades from neutrals to bright blues and corals. The neutrals are great to pair with any colour eye shadow however if you were to use one of the colours you can do tone on tone to enhance the shadow.
When applying eye shadow, use a flat brush like MAC #252. In a patting motion so that the shadow will adhere to the primer and stay on.
Finally to finish off your eyes use something like Benefit Cosmetics She Laq it‘s an amazing product that is used to prevent smudging of shadows, mascara, lipsticks and liners.
Lips are a bit tougher since we use our mouths so often. So this one may require touch ups however you can seal or stain your lips so that they last longer or leave colour even when the gloss comes off.
MAC Prep + Prime Lip is a colour-free product that you wear underneath your lipstick. It smooths out lines and adds moisture. Apply a lip liner all over the lips first and fill it in, then add a layer of lipstick. Pat off the color with a tissue. Then separate a tissue from its layers and using one layer place it on top of the lips. I pat some loose powder onto the tissue. Then I add another layer of lipstick and a gloss to finish it off.
The other option would be to use longwear lip products such as Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick that is a one-step process and claims to be food-proof for up to 12 hours. Also there is MAC Pro Longwear Lipcolour, which is a two- step process, one being a colour base and with the flip of the stick it is a fabulous clear gloss. It feels great on and most importantly it is kiss proof.
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