My NYE Goal: Create a Makeup Look That'll Last from 5 p.m. to Midnight
Posted 12/29/10 at 12:35PM by Kristen Giordani
OK, done. I'm finally going to use these five tricks on New Year's Eve -- when I do my makeup around 5 p.m. for the evening ...
Trick 1: Use a mattifying lotion or toner before applying foundation. This will soak up my skin's natural oils, which break down makeup.
Trick 2: I'll apply a very thin layer of foundation -- just enough to cover imperfections -- by dabbing it on with a sponge.
Trick 3: For long-lasting cheek color, I'll first apply a cream blush to the apples of my cheeks and top it with a matching powder blush. The cream will act as an anchor for the powder.
Trick 4: A swipe of translucent face powder across my eyelids should help prevent my shadow from creasing, so I'll definitely do that before applying eyeshadow and long-wear, waterproof eyeliner.
Trick 5: I'll dab translucent powder around my lip line to prevent my gloss or lipstick from bleeding into the rest of my skin. Not a pretty look. Then, though I'm not a huge fan of it, I'll apply lip liner that matches my natural lip color and top that with the gloss or lipstick shade I decide to wear.
Hopefully these extra steps will help my makeup last well beyond ball-dropping time. Do you have any long-lasting makeup tricks to share? Please do, I need all the help I can get.
Ohhh ... just had a thought. I think I'll curl my hair using this pin curl trick and let it set while I do my makeup. Yay, my beauty plans are official. Now I just need to figure out where the heck I'm going on Friday night.
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