Ladies, we’ve all been there: you’re getting ready for a night of dancing and fun with your closest girlfriends. You’ve got on the perfect outfit, your tresses are sitting just right and your makeup is picture-perfect. However, hours later you check your face in the mirror, only to see that your once perfectly applied makeup is now a mess. But have no fear, there are ways you can “party proof” your makeup so that regardless of how long you’re out on the town, you’ll look as fresh as you did when you first arrived.
It is important to invest in makeup products that are specially formulated for not only long lasting wear but for handling situations where your makeup may get smudged, rubbed off or start to run. This couldn’t be truer when it comes to eye liner. While it has the power to give your peepers a seductive “come hither” look, when exposed to sweat and hours of dancing and socializing, it can quickly transform you into a raccoon. Avoid this mishap by choosing eye liner that is waterproof (if you prefer using traditional pencil liner). Do you really want to make sure that your liner stays in place throughout the night? Then skip the pencil and go straight for a liquid liner instead. This makeup product is made to be smudge proof and won’t run, either. It may take some practice to apply it just the way you like but rest assured, knowing it will be party proof will be well worth the effort. There is also waterproof liquid liner for those that are extra paranoid about protecting their eye makeup.
To prevent your eye shadow from getting caught in the creases of your lids, it is vital to apply a quality base primer first. Next, create another layer of protection against creasing by using eye shadow in powder form. The powder is perfect for pressing onto the lid - this not only keeps the eye shadow in place for long lasting wear, it also amps up the intensity of the color itself.
Because mascara tends to be a major party pooper when it comes to spending a night out on the town, it is recommended to purchase a top quality mascara product that is water-resistant. Note the keyword “water resistant,” which is different from “waterproof.” Many women hate wearing waterproof mascara because it is difficult to remove and often damages the lashes in the process. However, there are newer formulas of water-resistant mascara that are oil-based so it isn’t prone to coming off when it comes into contact with water or sweat. Plus, it’s easier to remove than waterproof and is worth giving a try.
Want to keep your foundation looking fresh even after a long night? Then you’ll want to purchase a silicone-based foundation, which contains primer so it sits put on your complexion for long lasting wear. This product is ideal for oily skin types as well as those with hyperpigmentation. There are also versions that have a slight tint of color to it, which creates a smooth and even appearance. Regardless of what type of foundation is used, always apply sheer, pressed powder to ensure lasting results and prevent shine.
Instead of applying lip color directly onto your lips, it is better to first use an emollient lip balm that will keep your lips hydrated and smooth. This will also prevent the lip color from getting into the creases. Lip stains are also the perfect way to keep your lip color in place no matter how long you’re out and about.
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