Making your makeup last through one single evening event is easy. The tricky part comes in when you have to make it last through the day. Saving your face can become difficult with the polluted environment or the different weather conditions we’re exposed to, but there are ways of conquering the daily battle. Here are a few things you need to know to make your makeup last all day:
Wash Your Face:
Before you apply fresh makeup, be sure to wash your face properly. Applying makeup over products you may have used earlier in the day can cause the freshly applied cosmetics to slip off quickly. Also, be sure to use a facewash that suits your skin and doesn’t make it dry and lifeless.
You need to remember to exfoliate a few times every week. We know it is difficult to go to your nearest salon and get a facial daily, so we recommend making one at home. The sugar scrub using oil, sugar and honey is the best to give your skin freshness and take away the dryness caused by the harsh weather.
Apply primer to make your makeup last longer. Apply primer all over your face and neck before applying eye makeup or foundation. Be sure to put it over your eyes, blemishes and the areas you wish to cover.
Use Mineral Powder:
Instead of liquid foundation, use mineral powder. This helps with absorbing excess oil and smoothing out your skin. And the best part is, you can easily carry it around with a sponge and fix your makeup whenever you feel something’s wrong.
Apply Long-Lasting Lipstick:
Before you do this, apply a lip balm to moisturize your lips. Long-lasting lip colours tend to dry out your lips, but if you take precautions then nothing can go wrong. Also, use a lip liner to make sure it maintains the same shape throughout the day.
Opt For Waterproof Eyeliner and Mascara:
Waterproof makeup is the best at staying fresh and staying in place throughout the day without any smudges. But make sure you remove the mascara before you sleep to avoid your lashes from falling off.
Avoid Touching Your Face:
We tend to touch our face constantly which causes the makeup to slowly and gradually get wiped off. So ladies, keep your hands off your face!
What Goes On Must Come Off – The New Makeup Remover Everyone’s Talking About
What’s worse than getting home past curfew after a rad party? It’s removing heavy eye makeup and budge-proof mascara (shortest horror story) when all you’d rather do is sleep without a care in the world. Nevertheless, sleeping with makeup on is a big no-no as it can clog the pores and irritate the skin.
If you’re tired of rubbing your eyelids raw and shedding a few precious eyelashes in the process, Vaseline will be your new best friend.
Yes, you heard that right! A pot of good ol’ Vaseline is a lifesaver when you want to remove heavy makeup in a matter of minutes. Vaseline’s light, emollient texture helps heavily pigmented makeup slide right off without damaging delicate skin around the eyes. The best part yet, it comes highly recommended by Dermatologists, and they swear by its sheer efficiency.
What else can Vaseline do?
Apart from Vaseline’s tried-and-true makeup removing properties, it can also come to your rescue in the middle of a makeup mishap.
- It can tame grizzly brows and baby hair
- Replenish dehydrated skin
- It can sub in for mascara
Works as a lip balm
50 Shades of Foundation Frenzy – How to Pick One That’s Right for You
The secret to a selfie ready face? The perfect foundation! A foundation should help make your skin look like the best version of itself. The wrong tone and formula can make your skin look sallow and cakey. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for your next beauty haul.
Know your undertone
If you don’t know whether you have a cool, neutral or warm undertone, chances are you’re wearing the wrong shade of foundation. Here’s what you need to know:
- If you have a naturally rosy glow or the veins on your wrist appear blue or purple, you have a cool undertone.
- If the veins on your wrist appear greenish, you have a warm skin tone.
- You have a neutral undertone if your veins appear bluish green.
Sounds like too much work? Don’t worry! Just use the metal jewelry trick. If Gold jewelry pops more on your skin, you have a warm undertone, and if silver looks better, your undertone is cool.
Before you pick the formulation, pick the coverage type; Full, Medium, or Light. Light to Medium coverage foundations will always be more buildable and you can add layers based on the look you want to go for.
The formulation depends on your skin type. If you want an oil-free formula for acne-prone skin, try on a shade that’s LIGHTER than your original shade. Oil-free, matte formulations tend to oxidize after a few hours and turn yellow or orange. Also, steer clear from dewy foundations as they are packed with light-diffusing particles.
For those with dry skin, go for a dewy formula that will cover imperfections and keep skin moisturized throughout the day. Another wrong move that most people make when buying foundation is trying out the shade on the back of your hand. Try it on your jawline instead to check if it’s a match.
Pro tip – Not a fan of heavy formulations? Get Fair & Lovely’s BB Cream – it gives your skin just the right hint of color for a lit-from-within glow.
Two’s a charm
If your shade is not on the cards, don’t settle for any other – mix and match to create your perfect shade. You’ll need a lighter foundation and one that’s slightly darker than your original shade. The good thing about having a foundation duo at your disposal is that you can use it for contouring.
Pro Tip – Always shade test the foundation out on your jawline. This will help get you closest shade to your skin tone.
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