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How to make your Makeup Last

One of the most common questions I am asked is “How do I make my makeup last?” Long wearing formulas are great and all but for makeup that lasts the whole day a little more effort is required. This tutorial will teach you everything you need to know and every step you need to complete to keep your face makeup in place all day and all night. 

Start off by cleansing your skin. I find regular facial wipes work best before makeup application but a good proper cleanse never hurt anyone.

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Illuminator 101

Back to the basics: Illuminator

A illuminator (highlighter, luminizer or illuminizer) is a light toned, very shimmery product with light reflecting particles.

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Back to the basics: Blush 101

Back to the Basics: Blush

Blush (blusher or rouge) is a matte or shimmer pink toned product designed to give a natural flush of colour to the face.

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What is Bronzer

Back to the Basics: Bronzer

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1920s Gatsby Flapper Girl Makeup Tutorial

The 1920s are one of my favourite era’s, simply for the fashion , hair and makeup.

The makeup was so elegant and anything but natural looking. The face was matte, the eyes were smoky and the lips were deep red. The hair was short, finger waves were the norm and hairbands were an absolute must. 

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Deodorant as a face primer?

Everyone wants their makeup to last, but how far is going too far to keep your makeup on your face all day through heat, sweat and oil? Milk of Magnesia and Hairspray are major no-no’s, but since deodorant is designed for the skin could it be the answer to makeup prayers everywhere? Again, the answer is no.

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Back to the  basics: Contouring

Back to the basics: Contouring product

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Can you use hairspray as a makeup setting spray?

Hairspray to keep your curls or up do in place? Not a problem. A little hairspray on a brow brush to keep your brows in place? Perfectly okay. Hairspray spritzed over your face to keep your makeup in place? Not so much.

Setting sprays are great products, they can help increase the longevity of your makeup without looking as cakey or dry as setting powder does. There are plenty of great setting sprays out on the market, from expensive brands to brands that cost less than your daily cup of coffee.

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Back to the basics: Setting Powder

Back to the basics: Setting Powder

A setting powder is a translucent face powder designed to set makeup and mattify the skin.

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