Firstly it’s so important to set your foundation. Use a translucent powder (such as make-up for ever HD powder) after applying foundation, concentrating on areas that you become oily through the day.
People always ask me how to keep their make-up on? To be honest if you are a human, make-up will come off (if you’re an alien, I’m sure you have invented something amazing). Taking a few minutes after eating to touch up makes a whole world of difference!
This is what I have in my bag to keep fresh for the day..
Laura Mercier “Secret Camouflage” concealer (yes I am mentioning this product again) this is perfect for the bag because there is two shades to cover any redness or under eye darkness.
Essence “I love extreme” mascara. I love big lashes and I re apply this to keep them big throughout the day.
Lanolips “101 ointment” for a moisturising lip treatment and any other dry skin problems.
Ysl “glossy stain” in number 17. I keep this in my bag for when I want a colour pick me up.
Mac “so sweet, so easy” cremeblend blush. Because it’s a cream blush it can double as a pink matte lip colour.
Cortas “orange blossom water” I pour this into a small spray bottle, I use this instead of perfume and it’s also great to spritz on the face during the day to freshen up. (Bottle pictured below).
Palmers ” cocoa butter hand cream” to keep my hands soft, as well as protected from the sun whilst driving.
It also helps to keep a pressed powder with a bit of coverage in your bag, this will cover discolouration and absorb oil (Mac studio fix is good for this). If you don’t want to add coverage and don’t like powder, the smashbox antishine is a cream that takes away shine through the day. This product can also be used as a primer if you are extremely oily.
For a girl that loves lip colour but also does everything under the sun that ruins a perfect lip stick. Lip stains are the perfect solution. From the soft subtle pinks to the deep burgundy. They are all great and can also double as a cheek stain (must be worked in very quickly before drying).
The advantages of lip stains:
– You can do one coat for a natural colour or many to make the colour more intense.
– Unlike lip stick you can apply a balm over stains for moisture without compromising colour.
– It lasts hours! Even through eating drinking and kissing 😉 obviously it will need the odd touch up but you definitely won’t have it smeared on your face, it will just fade naturally.
Vampire’s Love by Essence Cosmetics
I am obsessed with this lip stain in No.1 at the moment. It’s a deep plum, 90’s grunge colour (best worn with platform sneakers and high pigtails 😉 ) and it tastes like mulberries! So so cute! It was a limited edition but! Can be found if you buy online.
Posietint by Benefit Cosmetics
Posietint is a petal-pink stain that is so cute for both cheeks and lips. Its smudge-proof, and perfect for when you don’t want to worry about wearing to much makeup but just want a pretty touch of colour.
Rouge Pur Couture – Vernis a Levres (Glossy Stain) by Yves Saint Laurent
This lip product is not technically a lip stain it’s a glossy stain (I just had to squeeze it in somewhere because it’s my fav, especially number 17!). So it essentially goes on with the look of a coloured lip gloss, but! it also combines a stain so once the gloss has worn off there is still colour!
I have also complimented a few girls on their lip colour, to have them say that it’s the Revlon lip stains. The red has stood out to me on two separate girls. I have yet to try it but will soon (just thought I’d mention it because it’s easy to come by and looks so pretty).