Let’s face it. Life is hectic. So the last thing you need is to have to apply and reapply makeup multiple times each day. Thankfully, plenty of makeup products offer high-performance and all-day wear to take you from morning through night without a hitch. Here’s an easy, step-by-step makeup routine that will keep you looking fresh and beautiful throughout the day. Be sure to start with a clean, fresh face.
Step 1 – Hydrate your skin. Use a moisturizing cream to help create a protective barrier on your face. Cosmetics will go on more smoothly and last longer on hydrated skin.
Step 2 – Use a Primer. It’s important to use a primer under makeup to create a smooth, even canvas for your foundation and other products. Mirabella Awaken Face Primer is a silicon-free primer that brightens skin for a radiant complexion and lasts all day.
Step 3 – Choose an all-day foundation. You want your makeup to hold up to whatever you throw at it – sweat, tears, rain, snow – but you also want it to allow your skin to breathe. Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer provides buildable medium coverage, is oil-free, and features an antioxidant-rich concealer to hide dark circles and imperfections all day long.
Step 4 – Match products to your skin type. If you have dry skin, use cream-based makeups; if you have oily skin, try powder cosmetics that oil-free.
Step 5 – Set your Makeup. This is a must – once you achieve the perfect look, you want to keep it! Dermablend offers a loose setting powder that provides smudge- and water-resistant coverage that lasts up to 16 hours.
Step 6 – Pick waterproof products. Generally speaking, waterproof mascara, eye shadows and other cosmetics last longer, especially for those who have oily skin or sweat excessively. Borghese Superior State-of-the Art Waterproof Mascara is infused with a silk-powder foundation for superior wear that won’t flake or smudge when wet.
One last tip
Once you’ve finished your makeup application, avoid touching your face as much as possible. For instance, try not to rest your face on your hand and avoid holding your phone against your check. This will help keep your face looking fabulous until the day is through.