We know that the lifespan of some of your favorite beauty looks can be pretty short-lived, but if your makeup isn’t making it past happy hour it’s time to make some changes. This weekend, take a page out of our beauty editor’s handbook and try a few of the fresh makeup tips we swear by.
Block Shine Before it Begins
Sure you can powder and blot all night long, but an easier way to banish shine is to double up on your makeup setting spray. Mist once before your makeup application—this layer acts as a glue to will hold your makeup in place and keep oil at bay. Then mist again when your look is complete to seal the deal. For oily skin, we’re partial to Urban Decay De-Slick Oil-Control Makeup Setting Spray.
Stop Eyeliner Smears
Nothing says, “I’m ready to go home” like smeared eyeliner. For eyeliner debacles, go to the source and swap a defined line for a smoky look. Put down the skinny liners, and pick up a highly pigmented shadow pencil, like Maybelline Master Smoky Longwearing Shadow-Pencil. Draw a thick line and smudge it out with the built-in smudger for a sultry look that won’t have you worrying about smears.
Fight Fading Lip Color
Going for a bold lip? Prep your pout and use a lip stain (we love Hourglass Aura Sheer Lip Stain and Urban Decay Lip Envy), before you apply your chosen hue. Applying a lip stain acts as your beauty safety net. Even if your lip color fades as the night goes on, you’ll be protected from the feathered lipstick and outlined lips that are often left behind after a few cocktails.
Maintain Freshly Mascara-ed Lashes
Another telltale sign that your makeup is past its peak? Dry, flaking mascara. Keep your lashes looking lush all evening long by choosing a hydrating and water-resistant formula with a glossy finish. Moisturizing ingredients fight flake-off, and the word ‘waterproof’ is pretty much a perquisite for a night on the town, but the real key to keeping that fresh mascara feel, is the glossy finish. Sunday Riley The Influencer Extra Volume Glossy Mascara and Lancôme Hypnôse Star 24H Waterproof Mascara will give you hours and hours of enviable lashes.
Got any big plans this weekend? Let us know if you use any of these tips to keep your makeup fresh!