It’s a beautiful day, you wake up early to get the most fantastic makeup/foundation look of the week. However, mid day you look in the mirror and notice it’s all gone! You ask yourself, “What am I doing wrong?” I am going to share with you how to make your makeup not only last all day and into the night, but how to make it look freakin flawless as well.
Great makeup application always stem from a quality skincare routine. I have beaten this to death, but I am an avid believer. Always ensure your skin is well hydrated. When my skin appears dry, my makeup will look a little ‘cakey’. No one wants to look in the mirror to see a dry, cakey face. ALWAYS HYDRATE.
Exfoliate Regularly – make sure to exfoliate your skin 2-3 times per week. This is such an essential process in significantly changing the way your makeup applies. It reduces the risk of breakouts on acne prone skin, it improves your overall skin texture, it improves the absorption of skin care products, the lists are endless.
Primer – Ensure you use a primer before applying your makeup, on your face as well as your eyes. Primer locks in your moisturizer and provides a smooth canvas to start your look.
Foundation – Instead of applying one thick layer of foundation, apply it in layers. Start with a light layer and build on that. Rule of thumb, you can always add more but it’s much harder once its already on your face. Oily foundations have a tendency to be slick on the skin, making it easy to rub off. Try to find a matte or semi matte foundation. They last much longer when applied to your skin.
Bake – We’ve all heard the term ‘baking our under eyes.’ This sets our concealer, and let me tell you – it definitely bakes it on there.
Use a setting powder – Using a setting powder locks everything into place ensuring you makeup stays put for hours and hours while looking flawless. Once you have set your face, use a setting spray to complete the look. A finishing spray takes away any of the ‘powdered’ look you may see from the setting powder.
In the end you are left with a completely flawless look that lasts all day and night.
xoxo Sheryail Marie