Feel like your makeup does a disappearing act by lunchtime? Well, you can prevent that from happening with these makeup-tricks. These step-by-step stay-put tips will ensure your makeup looks as gorgeous at 8 p.m. as it did when you walked out the door at 8 a.m.
How to Make your makeup last all day
Things You Will Need- Hair spray
- Lotion cream
- Hair blower
Step 1Giving your moisturizer a few minutes to absorb into your skin will prevent makeup from sliding off your face. Unless your skin is extremely dry, use a lighter lotion that obsorbs quickly and save the thicker creams for bed time.
Step 2Primers give your makeup a smooth surface to hold on to.
Step 3If you have too much foundation on, your makeup will run more easily. Start in the middle of your face and blend outward.
Step 4For lasting rosy cheeks, you can either go for a cheek stain or try the one-two punch of a cream brush with a pop of powder blush on top of it.
Step 5Sweeping loose powder over your face will help keep everything in place
Step 6Gel eyeliner really lasts! Dip the liner brush into gel, and dot along the lash line.
Step 7Layering is the key to lasting lipstick. First give your lips a layre of liner over the entire lip. Then apply your color, blot, and apply the color again. It may seem repetitive, but years of makeup know-how have proven it effective!
Step 88. Avoid touching your face throughout the day. The oils on your fingers can smear and melt your makeup.
When you're done finishing your makeup, here are some tips to keep them and let them last longer for your next makeup!
* Don't "pump" your mascara!
It may seem like you're getting more on the wand, but you're pushing more air into the tube, drying it out.
* Put 'em in the fridge!
Chilled eye pencils and lip liners are less likely to break when you sharpen them. And lipsticks cooled in the fridge are firmer when you apply them!
* Wash your makeup bag!
Always get a machine-washable makeup bag. That way you can throw it in the watch, and all those stray bits of powder and makeup will be washed away!
* Soak your brushes!
Once a month, take your makeup brushes and soak them in a tub of warm, soapy water. Rinse them out until the steam of water runs clear through the bristles; air-dry. You'll be amazed at how much better they work!
Tips & WarningsAnd here are some tips if you want your hair to also match your style:
* Updos require bobby pins! That's the only way you can be sure you're supporting the shape of the style
* Lightly spritz small sections with hair spray, just before using a curcling iron to lock in curls
*Finger through an ample amount of volumizing mousse, and then blow-dry. Finish with medium hold hair spray.
* Take a dab of styling wax and warm it between your fingertips, then smooth it over a finished hairstyle.