We’ve all been there – you’ve had four meetings, missed your lunch, took calls all day, and finally are off work to discover that your makeup has slipped all over the place. Nothing is more frustrating than having your makeup not look fresh all day, but there are fortunately ways around having to feel like a hot mess by 6:00 p.m.. We’ve got the insider tips that will keep your makeup fresh and your skin healthy without breaking the bank or taking an hour out of your morning routine!
The first thing to do is always take care of your skin. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so a good exfoliating and moisturizing routine is key to making sure your makeup stays on point all day long. We’ve got a wide range of products that work for any skin type, so finding your routine won’t be too hard. Be careful not to over-exfoliate, because that can lead to sensitive or even damaged skin. An often-overlooked, but still important, aspect to keeping your skin healthy is sunblock. After you moisturize in the morning, put a thin layer on to prevent sun damage throughout the day.
Layering your foundation directly on top of your baby soft, moisturized skin is a great way to guarantee it’ll slip over the course of the day. The leading cause of foundation movement is oil, but fortunately there are amazing primers that’ll help neutralize your natural oils and keep them from affecting your foundation. Make sure to throw some oil blotting sheets in your purse to touch up on your lunch break – you’ll be amazed at the difference it’ll make!
Setting and touching up your eyeshadow will make a world of difference in your makeup’s appearance throughout daily wear. When you finish applying your color, spritz it with a setting spray to lock it in place and do a quick dab with your brush and palette a few hours later to spruce up the brightness.
Remember that with any part of your makeup routine, less is more. It’s a much better look to build to the coverage that you want instead of putting it on too thick up front. If you have issues with your makeup moving around, try putting on a bit less. Getting coverage can still be easy if you work in layers, whether it’s your eyeshadow, your foundation, or even your trusted favorite LipSense color.
As with any part of keeping a makeup routine, finding what works specifically for you is crucial! Don’t be afraid to try new things or go for a different look than what you’re used to – you might find you like it even better!