Refresh Your Midday Makeup in 5 Easy Steps!
We've all been there. Three o'clock is rolling around and our perfect morning makeup is beginning to slide off our faces. Instead of lugging your whole makeup collection to work, lighten your load and refresh your makeup with these 5 simple steps!
We all try to keep oil at bay with powder. But instead of caking on the layers, blot your face with blotting papers first. Out of papers? Rip facial tissue in half and press onto oily areas. The blotting papers absorb the oil and leave your makeup on.
Also, carry a few q-tips with you and blot the concealer underneath the eye. The cotton bud will help minimize the dreadful creases concealer tends to create and leave your concealer looking blended and fresh.
If you're going out for happy hour after work, use your cotton swabs to smudge out your eyeliner. This will instantly give the eyes a smokey, sultry, nighttime look.
Touch up your foundation with a double duty powder. While touch-up-powders are great for a quick fix, opt for a powder with a creamier consistency that dries to a matte finish. Apply with a large powder brush for lighter coverage.
MAC Cosmetics makes a great long lasting powder that will give you an instantly perfected look and will also minimize clutter in your makeup bag.
Add some life back into your face by dabbing lipstick to the backs of your cheekbones. If you've ever used a cream blush, you know the beautiful, dewy finish it achieves. Recreate the glow with what's in your lipstick tube. Take any rosy color onto fingertips and gently tap in the color, being sure to blend thoroughly.
After you've applied color to your cheeks, blot your lips with a tissue and re-apply your lip color for a kissable pout.
Mascara is one of those beauty products that can't be touched up once it's been applied, leading to midday-lazy-lashes. Perk up your eyes by looking straight ahead and pressing lashes to your eyelid with your index finger pointed towards the nose, then look down. Hold this position for 30 seconds and release.
You'll find your lashes will lift right up, and if you're wearing a set of falsies, this will give them a much needed boost.
After these quick steps, the only thing left to do is to set your makeup! Spritz a charged water or finishing spray over your face to protect your makeup and refresh your face, leaving you with a dewy and awakened finish.
For a cheaper alternative to high-end spray, pour witch hazel in a travel sized bottle and mist your face when you feel the oil creeping up.