When you have an important event, having makeup endure the hours of smiling, talking, eating, and dancing is a bit of a challenge. Maybe you want to look great for a full day of work and dinner after, or it’s Summer (AKA wedding season) and you know you’ll need make up that will withstand a hot, humid day for hours on end. You fear that you’ll be a sweaty, runny mess before the first photo is even shot. Here are some tips for any occasion when you need makeup to stay put and keep your skin looking great.
Makeup and sweat can also be a recipe for break-outs later on, so that’s just one more great reason to choose a natural foundation which allows the skin to breathe.
The best general rule for creating lasting makeup is to use a cream base of color and set it with a coordinating powder.
Good options for a stay-put base:
1. A mineral powder foundation
2. A cream/liquid foundation and set with a matte powder only in the T-zone
Good options to try are:
Once your base is on, layer on a cream blush or cheek stain, then set with a coordinating or translucent powder.
For eyes, you guessed it, use cream eyeshadow as the base and powder shadow on top to give it strength.
Give staying power to lips by lining them completely and filling in your mouth using the side of the pencil rather than the tip to ensure an even coverage that lasts. Follow with a coordinating lip color, blot with a tissue, do one more swipe of lip color and finish with gloss if desired.
Tips to be picture ready:
Reapply lip color as often as needed.
Be extra attentive about shine on your forehead and nose as the hours go by. Those spots really reflect light in flash photography. You don’t always need to powder, otherwise you risk looking too cakey and will lose the radiance in the skin.
So stash away some blotting papers, which are an ideal size to carry in that small clutch I’m sure you might have with you -that perfectly matches your outfit, of course!