We tapped celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg to give us her top tips on creating long-lasting beauty looks. Her handiwork has graced the faces of stars like Lucy Hale and Jamie King, so it's safe to say she knows a thing or two about creating a smudge-proof makeup look. Here, she shares her top product recommendations and tricks for making sure your makeup lasts through the countdown and beyond.
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Greenburg recommends the Caudalie Vinoperfect Day Perfecting Cream, $49, which she says is "a great moisturizer that really wakes your skin up." Or you could use the same line's Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, $79, she suggests.
She likes the Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer, $34. "It's especially great for any skin type in the winter, because I feel like when it's cold and dry out, even the most oily of us lose the moisture we need to look fresh." For those with especially oily or acne-prone skin, the brand also offers Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer, $34.
A Firm Foundation
"A cream formula foundation is going to stay on longer," says Greenberg. Try Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, $48, for long-lasting full coverage.
"Also the way that you put it on is really important," says Greenberg, who suggests reaching for a brush like Tarte's The Buffer Airbrush Finish Bamboo Foundation Brush, $34. When you use a brush rather than your fingers, she explains, you really fuse the product with your skin, making for a more natural -- and long-lasting -- finish.
Set the look with translucent powder. It goes on clear, meaning you get all the benefits of a traditional powder without actually looking like you're wearing one. Apply Make Up For Ever's HD Microfinish Powder, $34, over you face, being sure to focus on particularly oily areas, like your T-zone.
Eyes on the Prize
Start by prepping your lids with a primer, like Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $20. Then add your color.
"If I were doing a smoky eye, I might start with either a primer or a cream eye shadow, then go on top of that with a pigment, and press the pigment into that cream. Then, dust a little bit of eye shadow over that, and [add] another sort of creamy, sparkly product," says Greenburg. "Pressing everything into the eye and then sort of setting it with a different texture will keep your eye makeup in one place," Greenburg explains.
Look for waterproof shadows, liners and mascaras, which have been formulated to stand up to sweat. Greenberg swears by Make Up For Ever's Aqua Cream shadow, $23, and Make Up For Ever's Aqua Eyes Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil, $19. "It goes on very creamy, but once it sets, it doesn't move," she says.