We’re all busier than ever these days. What with a social life work commitments, and family time it can often seem that there aren’t enough hours in the day. But there is no faster way to look and feel exhausted than to find your makeup isn’t holding up. You want your makeup to work as hard as you do. You want to look and feel fresh from the time you wake up to the moment you go to bed. If we have a wide range of social calendar appointments to keep, the last thing we have time for is a total reapplication. As busy woman, we may all be pros at the makeup touch-up on the go. But it can be irritating and time consuming if this seems to be happening every day. With a good routine for long lasting makeup started at the beginning of the day, we can amaze ourselves with how fresh and flawless our makeup looks. Read on to find out how.
Know Your Skin Type
The first mistake that many women make in makeup is not knowing their own skin type. You need to be aware of whether your skin is oily, dry, dehydrated or blemish-prone, for example. Only then can you make the product choices that will benefit your skin and look great all day. The key to looking great all day will be different for each skin type too. If we have oily skin, our idea of looking great may be staying shine-free with flawless makeup. It should look freshly applied and not slide off the skin. If we have dry skin, our idea of a great makeup day could be to looking glowing and hydrated all day long instead of parched or dehydrated. We should think carefully about the look we want to achieve before shopping for products. “Glow” or “hydration” in the foundation name might not be suitable for already blemish prone skin. They may be better with “flawless” or “blemish-fighting” products. “Matte” is a no-go for dry skin, too. Get to know your skin, improve your understanding of the terminology, and you’re already on the road to success.
Not To Prime, Is A Crime
For long-lasting makeup, a makeup primer is any girl’s best friend. It helps our makeup to stay looking as if it has just been applied. For as many skin types as there are, there is a primer to match it. Hydrating primers help a dry skin to stay moisturizing and comfortable. Matte primers help makeup to last and look fresh on an oily skin. We should also use an eyeshadow base like this one if we find products tend to crease on our eyelids. Lip balms and lip primers can be a great choice if we regularly rock a red lip or other brights too. Priming should be our first step after skin care. Start off right, and you’ll finish right too.
Set Your Work
Once your makeup is applied how you like it, set all that hard work. There are a wide variety of finishing sprays on the market and powders lock in the work on an oilier skin too. Check reviews and ingredient lists and choose one that is right for you.