With Spring Racing upon us, Halloween lurking around the corner and Christmas carols playing in the stores, one thing is clear. It’s party time, bellas! To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with cult UK makeup brand Models Own (landing in Priceline stores this month!) to give you our hacks for making makeup last from happy hour to home time. Who’s ready to party?
Prime your skin
A wise man once said not to prime is a crime. And boy was he right! A good-quality primer is hands down our number one weapon in the war on makeup melt. Primers play a bunch of different roles, but their main purpose is to give foundation something to cling on to.
This is especially important for oily skin types, whose makeup tends to slip and slide. Models Own Face Base keeps makeup on the straight and narrow, with a mattifying formula that prevents shine breakthrough. Or, for those prone to redness or blemishes, Colour Correcting Face Primer dials down redness for an even complexion.
Prep your lids
Have you ever noticed that your eyelids are naturally oily? Applying a primer – skip the eye cream and foundation – will combat this and keep your shadow in place till the break of dawn. Creamy shadows tend to have more staying powder too, which is why it doesn’t get much better than the Models Own Colour Chrome Kit which, ICYMI, you’re ALL receiving this month!
With a primer, little mixing tray and pot of high-pigment creamy chrome colour, it’s the easy way to perfect dramatic, foil-finish shadow that WILL NOT BUDGE. Promise.
If you’re not used to using a creamy formula, the Barely There Eyeshadow Palette is one of their best sellers.
Waterproof your lashes
What’s cute on a panda but looks kinda trashy on a female human? Black-rimmed eyes. Go waterproof or go home (which is possibly what you’ll do when you catch a glimpse of your melted mug in the ladies’).
Buff & blot your lips
We know that a slick of gloss looks cute and it’s easy. But it’s not going to see you through the night. Matte lips are super-hot right now and, the best part is, they’ll go the distance. If you love the control of using a gloss wand, you’ll love Models Own Lix – a liquid lipstick with high intensity pigment and an on-trend matte finish.
But first up, make sure your lips are in good nick by sloughing off any dry bits with a soft toothbrush or lip exfoliant. And then you’ve gotta prime. Yup, it’s that pesky P word again! A lip-specific primer, like Models Own Lip Base, not only holds onto lippie, it hydrates your lips so they won’t resemble a prune after a few margaritas.
After that, it’s time to Line & Define. Line and fill in your lips (either with your lip colour or your lipstick hue), then apply your lippie of choice. We’re big fans of the Luxestick Velvet lipsticks, which are creamy and a little glossy, but seriously long lasting. Apply one layer, blot with a tissue, then apply again. Voila – the most partylicious lips in town.
Set your makeup
Even though you’ve primed, it’s always a good idea to go that final step and spritz your work of art with a setting spray.
Finish your look off with a sweep of the Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder in Golden Sands for a luminous glow then give your face a good mist with Models Own Makeup Fixing Spray (not so close! Stay at arm’s distance. With eyes closed, of course). Still scared about that shine creeping through? Pop on some Grand Finale translucent loose powder beforehand and you’re good to go.
So bellas, are you loving your Models Own Chrome Colour Kit? Now you can get your hands on the rest of the awesome, affordable Models Own range, exclusively at Priceline!