This Longwear Makeup Tutorial is Made for Spring Break

This Longwear Makeup Tutorial is Made for Spring Break

Spring break is the glorious time of year when you and all your closest friends — or whoever responded to the Facebook invite — get together and take a trip where debauchery and day-drinking is standard fare. With that said, you can also expect enough documentation of said trip to last you a lifetime, so you should definitely spring break-proof your makeup so you can swim, party and sweat all day without missing a beat (or a photo opp). We recommend longwearing makeup products for occasions like this, including the cult favorite Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour Longwear Foundation and the everything-proof Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink Lipstick for days and nights where you want to set it and forget it.

Peep our tutorial ahead, for a makeup look that’s perfect for spring break:

Step 1: Apply your favorite longwearing foundation with a brush or a sponge and blend.

Step 2: Use a tinted waterproof eyebrow gel to fill in and set your brows. This will ensure that they don’t move throughout the day.

Step 3: For your eye look, prime your lids with an eyeshadow primer designed to help shadow stay put. We recommend Urban Decay Eyeshadow Potion — a formula designed to keep your shadow vibrant and crease-free for up to 24 hours.

Step 4: Next, apply a full metal shadow all over the lid. We love YSL Full Metal Shadow in Pink Cascade, a shimmery pink shade that is perfect for spring.

Step 5: Using a matte, deep orange eyeshadow, define the crease with sweeping, circular motions. This step is crucial for creating a seamless, blended finish.

Step 6: Apply a waterproof liner like L’Oréal Paris Pro-Last Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil to the upper lash line and drag it out to create a cat eye.

Step 7: Use a bright colored liner in the waterline for a pop of color on the eye.

Step 8: Next, apply a waterproof mascara to the top and bottom lashes. For volume and length, try the Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara — a formula we love.

Step 9: For added drama, use the Urban Decay Double Team Special Effect Colored Mascara and layer it on top of the black mascara.

Step 10: On your lips, try NYX Professional Makeup Metallic Soft Matte Lip Cream to tie the whole look together.

Step 11: Next, contour your forehead and cheeks using the deepest shade in the Urban Decay Naked Flushed Palette.

Step 12: Finally, dip into the highlight shade from the same palette on your cheeks and nose to get that spring break glow.

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