April 16, 2021
We’ve all been there. After a long day, whether battling the elements or artificial temperature control, our makeup hasn’t held up to expectations.
The good news – this is totally avoidable. By adding a few tweaks to our routine we can minimise slippage, enhance hold and maintain our makeup on-the-go.
Here are Emma’s top three ways to help your makeup wear longer.
REVIEW YOUR ROUTINE
With the likes of 12-step skincare routines we often don’t consider the impact of what we’re applying pre-makeup. When we layer skincare products, our skin tries to absorb dozens of nourishing ingredients in a matter of minutes.
By the time we go to apply makeup (aka. five minutes later), these products are still sitting on top of the skin. Although primer helps for a smooth makeup application, it can’t completely rebalance the effect of an overloaded complexion.
If you find your makeup isn’t lasting, or is completely slipping off your face, it could be time to review your routine. Opt for products that offer multiple benefits within one formula, reducing the number of different serums and creams you need to apply each morning.
LAYER IT RIGHT
When we say layer, we don’t mean layers of makeup and the fear of a cakey finish. Instead, we can enhance longevity by strategically selecting which order we apply our products in.
Start with a base of Prep/Finish Powder. Prepping with Powder helps makeup better adhere to the skin and creates an adhesive base for the next step.
Concealer/Foundation – less is more. Use the Diffuser Brush to build your level of coverage, buffing into the skin in small circular motions. If you’re chasing product around your face, you’re applying too much at time.
CUT THE HABIT
You may not realise it but we’re constantly touching our face. You might be leaning on your arm right now as you’re reading this.
It’s time to call ourselves out and cut the habit. Touching our face is a big no-no when it comes to the spread of bacteria, transferring oil onto the skin and smudging makeup.
In the morning, make sure to give your makeup time to set. The nourishing butters in Concealer/Foundation are designed to sink into the skin for ultimate hydration – let them do their thing.
During the day, pack your Powder for touch-ups on-the-go. As needed, dust along the T-zone to oil control and combat any signs of shine or slippage.