It’s the age old problem. Your makeup looks perfect at the start of the day. But by 5pm you’re wondering what on earth happened to it all! It could be foundation that disappears, brows that slip out of place, lipstick that bleeds or eyeshadow that disappears into your creases.
I’m here with some solutions to help your makeup last all day long!
Problem: My Foundation Looks Blotchy
If your makeup wears away in different places and starts to look blotchy as the day goes on, you need a primer! This will give you a more even base for applying your makeup onto. Then as the day continues the primer will help your makeup grip onto your skin so it doesn’t disappear or fade unevenly. Try theBalm’s Time Balm for a super smooth complexion and to lock that makeup in place.
Problem: My Foundation Disappears
You’ve applied a full face of foundation at the start of the day, but when you look in the mirror later on you’re looking at a bare face. This is especially common with BB creams and tinted moisturisers, as they don’t tend to have as much lasting power. You need a makeup setting spray to lock everything in place. ModelCo’s Beauty Fix Airbrush Face can be misted over your makeup to set it before you leave the house.
Problem: Makeup Settles Into Fine Lines
Does your makeup seem to find its way into lines and wrinkles that you never knew existed!? Time to examine your skincare routine. It could be that you need a more intense moisturiser that directly works on fine lines. This technically advanced treatment moisturiser contains Matrixyl 3000 to stimulate collagen production and plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. If your skin is well moisturised your foundation is less likely to settle into those lines!
Problem: Blush Fades Away
A little bit of blush can really add a lot of colour to your complexion. But who hasn’t had that experience of catching your reflection and seeing a pale or colourless face staring back at them? You need a blush with lasting power. theBalm’s Instain is absolutely perfect for this. It has a long lasting colour that “stains” your cheeks and won’t budge all day. Available in Argyle, Toile, Lace and Swiss Dot.
Problem: Lipstick Bleeds
You’re rocking the perfect bright matte lip, but after a few hours you find it either fading away or bleeding off the side of your lips. The answer is lip liner. Try a nude or clear liner underneath your lipstick, and cover your whole lip in it. Then apply your lipstick on top. You’ll be amazed by how much longer it lasts. I love OCC’s Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Anti-Feathered because it’s clear and can be used under any lippie.
Problem: Brows Won’t Stay In Place
Everyone wants strong brows right now. But you’ve found that your powder smudges or your brows look completely unkempt after a hard day at work. What you need is a brow gel to keep everything in place. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel can be applied on its own or on top of brow powder to lock your brows and colour in place!
Problem: Eyeshadow Fades Or Creases
How annoying is it when your eyeshadow disappears throughout the day or creases and settles into lines across your eyes? I know a lot of women who completely avoid eyeshadow because of this issue! Get yourself an eye primer right now. I mean it. It will help your colour last all day and stop it from slipping around. Try Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base or Australis Eye Primer.
Problem: Nail Polish Chips Too Quickly
Do you love wearing nail polish, but find it chips really fast? Love gel manicures, but don’t have the time or money to go to a salon? You really need to try one of the new UV free gel formulas that are hitting stores right now. Gelogic Nail Polish dries quickly without any need for UV or LED lights, and like a gel manicure it is chip resistant and long-wearing.
What are your tips for makeup that lasts all day? Let me know in the comments - Julia