Looking for the best fresh-looking makeup tutorial so you can stay vibrant all day? These need-to-know beauty tips will prolong your makeup’s staying power, leaving you with makeup as strong as you!
How to Keep Your Makeup Looking Fresh All Day
When you’re powering through a work day, the last thing you have time for are touch ups and sessions in front of a mirror. These 8 tips will increase your makeup’s staying power, resulting in long-lasting, fresh-looking makeup. We like to think that strong women deserve strong, long-lasting makeup; don’t you?
Below are foolproof tips to keep your makeup looking flawless all day long.
First things first, in order for makeup to last long and look fresh, the canvas upon which it is applied must also be smooth and fresh. In order to have a fresh canvas, you must exfoliate no more than twice a week (any more and you may irritate your skin, leading to irritation, broken capillaries, or acne). Don’t forget that your lips need to be exfoliated too! A quick and easy scrub to exfoliate your skin with is sugar and coconut oil.
Don’t want to spend money on facial scrubs? We get it; that’s why we put together this awesome list of DIY Face and Body Scrubs!
Moisturizer is a step that should never ever be skipped! Applying moisturizer before your primer will ensure that your makeup stay in place and look fresh all day long. If you have oily, acne-prone skin, go for a moisturizer that is oil-free; on the other hand, if you have dry skin, pick a moisturizer
Never ever skip moisturizing, it will do you so much good. Applying moisturizer on the skin is one of the best trick to keep makeup on all day. It hydrates the skin, it preps the skin for foundation and it smoothens out the skin too. If you have oily skin, pick an oil-free moisturizer. If you have dry skin, look for a moisturizer with ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid. These three ingredients will moisturize, strengthen and plump your skin. And, most importantly, always wear sunscreen (but you already knew that, didn’t you?)!
3. Always Apply Primer
Primer is the number one rule to keeping your makeup looking fresh and lasting long. (To quote Gretchen Wieners, “I mean, that’s just like the rules of feminism.”) Apply primer all over the face and on the eyelids (eyeshadow needs some staying power too!). The only trick to primers is finding the one that’s right for you. Hmm, maybe that’s an idea for a post…STAY TUNED!
4. Blot, Blot, Blot Away
Treat your face previously broken porcelain vase that you’ve just put back together – it’s fragile, don’t touch it! Whew, now that we got that out of the way, let’s get on to blotting. Another trick to keeping your makeup looking fresh is to not touch your face. AT ALL. This will also reduce breakouts and fine lines as constant pulling, arranging, tugging and picking only brings bacteria and stress to your beautiful visage. With blotting sheets, you can fix your makeup or blot away sweat without ever having to touch your face. When blotting, be sure to pat and not wipe away excess oil.
5. Go Waterproof
Waterproof makeup makes the upper echelon of cosmetics with staying power. I mean, this kind of makeup was made to last in the craziest of conditions: water. So when it comes to making your eye makeup last, waterproof eye products are the way to go. Quick little note: not all waterproof eye makeup products are smudge-proof, so be extra weary of rubbing your eyes.
6. Eyeshadow Touch Up
Now that your eyeliner and mascara are taken care of, let’s get to eyeshadow. Eventually, even with primer, eyeshadow will crease up. You can definitely blot your eyelids, but regardless of what you do, you may need to touch up your eyeshadow throughout the day. (Not too often though!) When that time comes, don’t apply more eyeshadow, simply re-blend the pigment already on your lids. You can use your finger or an eyeshadow brush to re-blend. To hold the look in place, dust translucent finishing powder over your lids (you can also do this with lipstick to make it last longer.)
7. Pick the Right Colors
If you want your makeup to look fresh all day, you need to first choose the right colors. When it comes to daytime/work makeup, less is always more and neutral is always better. Stick to earth tones and feel free to kick up your look with a touch of shimmer. This will result in a look that does not need to constantly be retouched and an easier day ahead.
8. Less is More
Last, but not least, light makeup is the best makeup when it comes to looking like you just applied your makeup 5 minutes ago. With summer right around the corner, don’t use heavy foundations, but BB creams instead. Avoid powder blushes and stick to a cream blush that will hold well and look better in hot weather. (Did that accidentally rhyme? Oh, hey!)
These easy beauty tips are little readjustments to your daily makeup routine that will help in keeping your makeup looking fresh and lasting long. When it comes to makeup application, a perfect canvas is key. These Anti-Aging Home Remedies, DIY Face and Body Scrubs and Foods to Boost Your Skin’s Collagen Production are key resources to creating that perfect canvas.
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