Wednesday, January 23, 2013

6 Easy Steps for Long Lasting Makeup

Hello Everyone!
I want to thank everyone for all of the support on my first YouTube video! I received lots of great feedback and really look forward to doing more videos! From now on I will always post on my blog what I am talking about in my video and where to buy the products!!

If you missed the video, I talked about 6 easy steps to add to your makeup routine that will help your makeup last through out the day!

These are the six steps I thought were most important:

1. Primer
 This is the most important step in helping your makeup last longer. There are lots of different kinds of primers that do lots of different things! Most brands will have a primer that they recommend. I use "Rimmel Fix and Perfect Pro". I bought this at CVS for less than $8.00. When you are looking for a primer, make sure the package says "prolongs foundation wear" because there are some that will be made to specifically illuminate or fill in pores. You can also purchase this product at ULTA.

2. Set Foundation with a Powder
This step is especially important for people with oily skin. This will "set" the foundation and keep it from moving around. It will also soak up an excess oil on the skin. I use a loose powder but pressed powder is also really great! Most brands will sell this as well! I use the "Palladio Rice Powder" which you can also find at ULTA. I purchased this for $4.99.

3. Eye Shadow Primer
Eye shadow primer basically does the same thing that face powder does with your foundation. It is going to prolong the eyeshadow and keep it from creasing. Make sure to really smooth it out or it will have the opposite effect and cause it to crease! I use "Urban Decay Primer Potion" but I also mentioned "Too Faced Shadow Insurance" and "NYX HD Eyeshadow Primer".  All three of these are great!

4. Waterproof Products
Waterproof eyeliner and mascara are really great options for long wearing makeup products! Most Brands will have a "waterproof" version of their eyeliners and mascaras. I LOVE Urban Decay's "24/7 Waterproof Liquid liner" in black. I don't have a favorite waterproof mascara and I don't just want to recommend something specific just for the sake of recommending something but I would try any "Covergirl" mascaras! Those are always wonderful.

5.Cream Products
For this step I recommended layering cream and powder products. For example, laying on a nice cream blush and then running a powder right over. This will have the same effect of the pressed powder and foundation. Powder products really cling to creams and this will increase the staying power of the product! The two blushes I used as examples in the video are the "Dream Bouncy Blushes" by Maybelline and "Baked Blush" From E.L.F. I really love both of these products!

6. Lip Stains
Lip stains will stain your lips and last for much longer than creamy lipsticks or lip gloss. Again, there are so many different brands that offer lip stains. The one I mentioned in my video is the "NYC Smooch Proof 16hour Lip Stain". I really like these. They are super easy to apply and they last a really long time!

I would love to hear products that you all have tried and loved also! If you want to know any alternatives or other places to purchase these products let me know in the comments below! Looking forward to hearing what you all have to say!

I hope this was helpful!

1 comment :

  1. Hi Hope!! I've got another tip for keeping blemishes covered that I just learned about yesterday. We had an actress with very smooth slippery skin who moisturizes with olive oil. Her foundation (MUFE) stayed beautifully all day but her concealer was just slipping and creasing and moving all over the place. So we mixed it with a just tiny bit of Face to Face eyeshadow primer (seriously strong stuff) and it did not move at all. Kind of a life saver really because we had like zero time in between takes for touch ups.