Today is New Year's Eve and a lot of people put on make-up early to catch up with everything before the evening, at the same time as it will be a very late night (and maybe wild too hihi) and then it is very important with a make-up that lasts a long time.
Here's, in honor of the day, my top tips and what products to invest in for a base that lasts from morning to night!
Here you have my favorite combo collected, which face primer to choose depends on skin type, but otherwise it is products that are suitable regardless of skin type or appearance. Then you can choose different shades depending on skin color and taste of course :)
1. Face primer
As I wrote in a blog post the other day, face primer is great for a make-up that will last longer. You get a smoother and easier-to-work surface to apply make-up on, while the primer helps different skin conditions (eg if you are dry or oily), which also means that the make-up lasts longer without falling off or becoming cakey.
Massage the primer with clean fingers, so that it melts into the skin more instead of lying as a layer on the skin. One pump is enough for the whole face, do not take too much.
Paese Makeup Base is an incredibly popular primer by both me and many customers, highly recommended :)
2. Water resistant foundation
A foundation that is adapted to your skin type is also a must for the make-up to last well. Are you e.g. oily and uses a foundation for dry skin, it can look very bad after a few hours.
Pixi H2O Skintint is a water-based foundation gel that sinks into the skin and becomes water resistant thanks to the gel formula. It is moisturizing and suitable for all skin types. Perfect if you are going to dance into the new year and possibly. sweats a lot, or if you play foam in the face;)
3. Makeup Fixing Mist
The rest of the products, e.g. powder, blush, contouring, will sit much better if you finish the bass makeup with a fixing mist. It is a liquid that is sprayed over the face and causes the make-up to melt into the skin and settle as a protection. If you use very powdery products, the fixing mist also makes the skin look more natural as the powdery feeling disappears completely and you get a nice glow instead.
A product that I have applied before the mist, which is a tip for you who easily get red on the nose and cheeks after a few glasses, it is gloMinerals Redness Relief Powder. It looks good on the skin even if you are not red, but then when you do, it helps to neutralize the red tones :)
Pixi Makeup Fixing Mist is a moisturizing mist that makes your makeup last longer, I use it every day!
Tips for oily skin - Use degrading powder after you have sprayed makeup fixing mist, the powder should absorb oil, but if you apply it before the mist, it will absorb it instead, which is unnecessary. But otherwise, fixing mist is the top for oily skin.
4. Waterproof brows
An old eyeliner pencil to fill in the brows (which I know many people use) is not a good idea for a sustainable result. A eyeliner is for the eyes and is more creamy, which means that if you get a little sweaty and access the eyebrows, the color will smudge. Use a pencil that is for the eyebrows.
Pixi Natural Brow Duo is also waterproof and rub-proof, so it fits super well!
5. Make the eyebrows in place
An eyebrow gel is the best way to make your strands lie as they should on the eyebrows, so that you do not look like a caveman after a while;) Brush the gel into the eyebrows and put them the way you want them, then they lie nice all evening.
The brow pen from Pixi has a brow at the other end, so you get both pen and gel in the same product :)
6. Eyeshadow primer
An eyeshadow primer not only makes your eyeshadows stick better and look better and more pigment-rich, it also makes them last much better! The eyelid becomes easily oily after a few hours (even on people with dry skin) because that skin moisturizes itself. And oil makes the eye shadows glide around and fold in, and can also make the mascara and eyeliner smudge. You blink so much all day so then it is important with makeup that holds for it.
Pixi Eye Bright Primer is my favorite, easy to apply, beige, and incredibly durable and good. I can even train in my make-up and it sits like a rock :)
7. Durable mascara
Waterproof mascara is not the same as water resistant, waterproof can withstand much more water while a water resistant repels water and can withstand a lot but no man e.g. should bathe for a longer time as it can be washed off with warm water.
But at parties and the like, when you are not going to swim but maybe sweat, cry (out of luck I hope), be out when it snows / rains, etc., water resistant is perfect, because it lasts well while you do not have to fight to get rid of it in the evening when you are tired and just want to go to bed.
Santhilea Magnetic Lash Mascara is water resistant and incredibly durable, it does not smudge, does not crumble, you do not turn black under the eyes and it is also easy to wash off. I have not applied the mascara on these pictures though, as I will do a step by step make-up later and do not want mascara on these pictures :)
8. Matte lips
No matter what lip product you want, pencil / pen, etc., matte products are always more durable than creamy. A creamy product smears on the glass when you drink, and "slides around" on the lips when you talk. Matte lips are drier (without necessarily having to feel dry) and sit in place regardless of whether you drink or kiss at twelve o'clock;)
gloMinerals Suede Matte Crayon is the most durable lipstick I have ever tested, and is available in 6 stylish matte colors.
If you have this foundation, you can pimp the make-up with any shade and color, and will get a very nice and above all durable result!
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