24-hour beauty

Give your make-up stay­ing power with these pro tips

Essentials (South Africa) - - CONTENTS NOVEMBER 2018 -

Go­ing about your daily ac­tiv­i­ties is stress­ful enough with­out wor­ry­ing about an oily T-zone or smudged mas­cara. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to get through a quick cof­fee and nib­ble on a muf­fin with­out hav­ing to reap­ply your lip­stick? We cer­tainly think so! Here’s all you need to nail your look and make it last all day…


Prime Time All- day make-up starts with great skin. Ex­fo­li­ate to re­move dead skin cells and boost your nat­u­ral glow, then use a day cream to lock in mois­ture. Now for primer. Whether you need to smoothe out fine lines and wrin­kles, min­imise the ap­pear­ance of pores, or cor­rect pig­men­ta­tion, there’s a for­mula for ev­ery­one. Choose your favourite then ap­ply a pea-sized amount to your face. This will help mat­tify your skin, en­sur­ing your foun­da­tion lasts all day.


Stay­ing power Look for make-up that promises to be long wear to make sure you re­main matte and smudge-free through­out the day, come rain or shine. Choose wa­ter-proof foun­da­tion and con­cealer then build up the cov­er­age in two or three thin lay­ers, rather than one thick layer. Opt for wa­ter-re­sis­tant mas­cara and eye­liner, and brow prod­ucts that won’t budge, no mat­ter how much hu­mid­ity you’re ex­posed to through­out the day.


Layer your Look The key to long-last­ing make-up is what Bey­oncé’s make- up artist refers to as ‘du­al­ity’. Sir John swears by set­ting cream prod­ucts with a pow­der coun­ter­part. Fill in your brows with gel colour then set with a brow pow­der. Cre­ate fierce flicks of eye­liner with a creamy pen­cil and then go over it with an an­gled brush and match­ing eye­shadow. Ap­ply a cream blush to the ap­ples of your cheeks, fol­lowed by a pow­der blush and line your en­tire lip with lip-liner, fol­lowed by a liq­uid lip­stick for the ul­ti­mate melt-proof make- up.


Fix It For­get what you’ve heard: make-up set­ting sprays do work – and not just at the very end of your rou­tine. Spritz di­rectly onto your make-up brushes to bring out the pig­ment in your pow­der shad­ows and blusher for a long-last­ing fin­ish. Once you’ve done your face, try this nifty trick from Kim Kar­dashian’s make-up artist Mario De­di­vanovic: spray one side of your face, just fo­cus­ing on the up­per cheek area which usu­ally holds the most prod­uct, then sim­ply use a hand-held fan un­til the prod­uct sets. Re­peat on the other side and you’re good to go!


Touch Up You can prime, go wa­ter-proof and layer un­til you’re blue in the face – you’ll still get a lit­tle oily through­out the day, re­gard­less of your skin type. Keep a few sheets of blot­ting pa­per in your hand­bag to get rid of any ex­cess oil, be­fore touch­ing up shiny ar­eas with pressed pow­der to re­fresh as of­ten as needed.

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