How to refresh your makeup for all-day wear
Every woman knows that makeup doesn’t last throughout the entire day. At best, makeup can last up to eight hours, which means you’ll need to touch it up once or twice. To freshen your makeup, you’ll need makeup remover wipes, hydrating under eye cream, concealer, blush, highlighter, toothbrush, and a hydrating lip balm. Here are three ways to refresh makeup during a long day:
Whether you’re working late or going from the office to date night, you might notice that your under-eye area becomes cakey and creased, and any eyeliner is likely smudged. In this case, it’s best to start over and reapply. 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.
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.
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.
With these quick tips and a stocked mini makeup stash, you’ll be ready for whatever the day throws your way!