Around this time of year, we are constantly hustling from one place to another from morning until night. All this busyness means our makeup can get greasy, fade easily, get splotchy, or crease up. This is especially the case for bold and heavy party makeup. Below, I have included some tips to help your makeup stay on all day long and keep you glowing for the holiday season.
Prep- The first and most important step to helping makeup last is to prep the skin. Make sure that your skin is clean by using a gentle cleanser to wash away dirt and oil that can build up. Also, be sure to exfoliate a couple times a week to keep dead skin flakes from dulling the skin. Last, moisturizing allows the skin to have a smooth surface for the makeup to adhere to.
Prime- Primers can be found almost anywhere and at every price range these days. Primers set the skin for makeup and keep oil from allowing the makeup to slide off during the day. Start by simply applying the primer onto the skin after you have applied moisturizer, but before your concealer and foundation. Also, be sure to prime your eyelids as well. If you do not have a primer on hand, blending a little foundation onto the eye lid and dusting on some translucent powder will work just as easily. In order to banish shine and keep your look in place, set foundation and concealers with a translucent pressed powder.
Eyes- When applying eye shadow, be sure that the product is a powder, as a cream formula will only cause creasing. For eyeliners, gel and liquid formulas last longer and do not smudge as easily as pencils. Last, a couple of coats of waterproof mascara will prevent flakiness and eyelashes from losing their curl.
Cheeks and Lips- If you are looking at a long day ahead, layering blushes is a great way to keep from losing that pretty flush. Start by blending in a cream blush, then apply a layer of powder blush to create a long-lasting formula. The same tip of layering products also helps with keeping bold lip colors on all day and night. Start with a light coat of moisturizing lip balm, then apply a light nude-pink lip stain to give the lipstick a good base. Always make sure to use a nude-pink lip liner as well in order to keep the lipstick from bleeding or smearing. Finally, finish off with a long-lasting lipstick formula that will keep you radiant from morning until night!