When it comes to beauty, party season is the perfect time to go all out… think glitter, graphic liner, and bold berry tones lips. Whilst the time is full of ideal occasions to try out that fun look that’s been on your radar, let’s be real – as the night progresses, often our makeup doesn’t quite look the same as when we exited the front door. However, the good news is that there are steps we can take to help prep our skin and makeup to keep our face looking fresh and fabulous all night long…
TIPS FOR LONG LASTING PARTY MAKEUP
- Prep your skin
This is arguably the most important step – prepping your skin. Remember, great makeup starts with a great base. Exfoliate to remove any dead skin cells that might make your foundation dry or patchy, and cleanse to remove any dirt, makeup, sunscreen or any other residue that could hinder your makeup from looking smooth and flawless. Make sure you follow with a moisturizer and hydrating serum that will revive your skin, allowing makeup to glide onto your face giving a perfect finish.
One of the best pro-makeup artist tips to having your makeup last all day and night is to use a primer on the face as well as the eyelids, to help base makeup and eyeshadow stay put, without getting shiny, fading, or creasing. There are several types of primers to choose from option is a pore minimizing mattifying primer that will help to reduce the appearance of pores as well as prevent your makeup from looking shiny. If you’re after a more glowy, dewy finish, opting for an illuminating primer would be the way to go. Feel free to play around with primers to find which one works for you and your skin type. One thing is for sure though, primer is an essential part of ensuring a long-lasting makeup look!
- Thin buildable layers
An industry secret amongst makeup artists for celebrities needing full coverage makeup that also lasts all night, is applying multiple thin layers of product. This is favorable over one thick layer as whilst it may save you some time, it will inevitably crease and smudge. You may also end up applying more product that you actually need, meaning your makeup can end up looking cakey. The best option is to apply thin layers of product and build it up until you feel you have enough coverage.
- Waterproof it
When you’re wanting to have a long-lasting party look, waterproof products are your best friend, especially mascara and eyeliner. To keep your cat eye looking sharp and your lashes long and voluminous, opting for a waterproof or alternatively, a gel mascara for easier removal at the end of the night, can help to prevent smudging.
- Lock it in with powder
One of the main ways to keep your makeup looking flawless is to lock it all in with powder. Even if you’re after a dewy finish, when party time rolls around, powder is an essential for a long-lasting look. Setting liquid and cream products like your foundation and concealer with a powder will help to mitigate any creasing, smearing, or separating. Applying a loose powder sparingly to areas that tend to get a bit shiny, like your T-zone, as well as your areas where your makeup tends to crease, like your under eyes and around your mouth, is one of the best hacks for makeup that will stay put throughout the night.
- Arrive prepared
Though there are some great steps we can take to keep our makeup in prime condition all night, we don’t have a magic wand, and sometimes creasing and smudging can happen. It’s always smart to expect the unexpected, which is why keeping a few key products in your purse for touch ups is key. A trusty powder, concealer and lip product should do the trick.
So yes, that party you’ve been invited to definitely is the time to try a new and fun look, but definitely take a leaf out of our book and apply some of our top tips so that it stays stunning all night long!