Every lady who’s obsessed with make-up would know what it feels like to start your day all glammed up and then have your make-up look smudged by lunch…. It’s dreadful. The sad thing is, this make-up mishap is entirely avoidable because how we do our make-up can either lead to the ultimate beauty goal or a total beauty disaster. Using the wrong tool or forgetting to prep your skin could come back to bite you later in the day, and we know you wouldn’t want that. So, our beauty experts have come up with 10 tips to keep you looking fly all day long.
It doesn’t matter what measures you take to prolong the wear of your make-up if your skin isn’t properly prepped, then your make-up won’t look smooth or last long. Bacteria, oil, and dead skin cells pile up on your skin’s surface, which leads to open pores and breakouts that shows through when make-up is applied. Exfoliate your skin at least twice a week to keep your skin smooth so that your make-up lasts longer. Also, use a toner after cleansing and exfoliating to balance out the pH of your skin for a smoother and brighter appearance.
Use a primer before applying the foundation. Primers are the crucial first cosmetic step for helping your make-up stay intact throughout the day. To cover any oily area or blemish, apply the primer over your entire face. You don’t need that much for a good finish.
Oil-based foundations tend to slide out of place after a while easily. So, if you have dry skin, we highly suggest that you properly moisturize your skin before using an oil-free foundation to keep your look fresh all day long. Also, opt for a long staying foundation.
Opt for a waterproof eyeliner for a long-lasting look. If your eyes start to get wet, apply a bit of powder underneath to keep the mess from forming. You can also choose to skip the eyeliner if you can’t control water from the eyes. However, if you just can’t do without it, we recommend that you go with a waterproof liner and Mascara to avoid any smudges later on in the day.
Use a light hand when applying powder blushes and bronzers. Gently apply them on the face to make it less noticeable if your make-up starts to fade or smudge.
Eye primers are great for keeping your eyeshadow in place all day; there is no creasing or fading of eye colors when you use an eye primer. They create a surface for eyeshadow to show its actual pigment, blend easier and for eyeshadow and eyeliner to last long.
Apply a translucent setting powder after you’re done applying all of your complexion products. This mattifies your make-up by soaking up excess oil left on the skin and also sets your make-up for more extended wear. Get a pressed version so you can take this with you to soak up oil throughout the day.
In make-up, underdoing is better than overdoing. If you want your make-up to look fresh all day, you need first to choose the right colors. Always use earth tones and feel relaxed to improve your look with a touch of glow. This will result in a look that does not need to be overly retouched and a fun day ahead.
There are varieties of long wear lip color and lip stain products on the market now depending on the type of look you are going for. Lip stains and long wear lipsticks from Lyvv Cosmetics like the popular; Line, Mechelle & Dakar will brighten your days while certain shades like Zanzibar, Astou & London are perfect for people who prefer darker colors. Not only does Lyvv Cosmetics lipsticks hold throughout the day but also, its colors are quite flattering for women of color.
This is the final product to use in the make-up application process. It refreshes and also seals your make-up for a very natural look that lasts all day. This spray is mainly meant to prevent your make-up from creasing or smudging quickly. To use this spray, hold it 8-10 inches away from the face and spray 2-4 times.