Every woman knows that makeup doesn't last throughout the day. At best, makeup can last up to eight hours, which means you'll need to touch it up throughout the day.

When it comes to touching up your makeup, there are three areas you should focus on -- the under eyes, the cheeks, and the lips.

To freshen your makeup, you'll need are makeup remover wipes, hydrating under eye cream, concealer, blush, highlighter, toothbrush, and a hydrating lip balm.

Want to learn more? Here are three ways to refresh makeup after a long day to keep you looking beautiful all day long:

1. Under eyes

After a long day, you might notice that your under eye area becomes cakey and creased, and any eyeliner is most likely smudged. You should take all of that makeup off, and reapply it. Grab a makeup remover wipe, and go under the eye area to remove concealer, eyeliner, and eyeshadow. Once that's removed, grab your concealer and under eye cream. Mix the two together using your fingers to thin out the concealer, preventing cakiness. Tap it in the eye area with your finger, and blend.

2. Cheeks

Blush and highlighter fade throughout the day. That's why it's vital to reapply blush to give you a beautiful, youthful glow instantly. First, put some highlighter on your finger and apply it on the high points of your face, mostly the cheekbones. Make sure to blend. If you apply highlighter before blush, it'll give you that sought-after glow from the inside out. Then, grab a bright blush and apply it using a makeup brush. Start on the apples of your cheeks and brush it back toward your ear. Blend the edges using a foundation brush to achieve a natural look.

3. Lips

You'll want a toothbrush and a hydrating lip balm to freshen your lips. Take the toothbrush and brush your lips in a circular motion with it. This will exfoliate your lips and remove dead skin cells. It'll also bring the color back into your lips, and make them look fuller and plumper! To add moisture, apply a hydrating lip balm that'll also make your lips shiny.

Bonus makeup pro tip

After you're finished refreshing your under eyes, cheeks, and lips, use a setting spray to set your makeup in place. Spray it all over your face, and allow it to dry. Setting sprays extend the life of your makeup, enabling you to touch up your makeup less frequently.


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