Saturday 11 April 2015

Makeup Setting tips

Today I will be sharing my tips to ensure that your makeup stays flawless all day or night. These tips will prevent your foundation from oxidizing and turning darker and orange, sinking into fine lines and melting away.

1. Prime. This is probably THE most important step in an entire makeup look and I rarely go a day without this crucial step-it makes an enormous difference! Not only does priming the skin allow your foundation to apply flawlessly, it fills in and minimises large pores and also ensures that your makeup does not budge all day (in conjunction with a couple of other tips I will be discussing!).

If you’re looking for a primer to primarily fill in large pores and smooth fine lines, Benefit’s the Porefessional PRO balm is definitely one of my favourites. It leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and is oil-free and light weight.

2. Setting powder. Too Faced Primed and Poreless powder is definitely my current favourite! This product works amazing for oily skin, controlling the oil for up to 5 hours without any touchups. Even on my normal/dry skin this is not irritating and does not cling to dry patches. This powder leaves the skin looking flawless as it fills in pores and fine lines. This product can also be used under your foundation to prime-it’s a great multi-use product!

Mac MineralizedSkinfinish Natural is a great alternative if you are looking for a compact power-its much less messy than Too Faced. I would say that this powder leaves the skin with a very natural finish (as the title suggests!), it does not look powdery and has slight coverage if you are looking for an extra boost after your foundation.

3. Setting spray. This step isn’t entirely essential for everyday, however it makes an enormous difference and is especially important for those with oily skin.

Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray is the best that I have ever tried. It doesn’t feel drying and helps to lock your foundation, eyeliner and shadow into place for the whole day, ensuring that it doesn’t fade or melt.

4. Touching up. Throughout the day if you find that you are looking slightly oily, especially in your T-Zone blotting paper is your best friend! I used to spend anywhere from $10-$15 on blotting sheets however cutting up tiny squares of tissue paper works just as well and is a fraction of the price!

Bringing a pressed translucent powder on the go is also a good idea, as it won’t look cakey and is easy to apply!

(Brisbane mobile hair and makeup artist experienced in weddings, bridal, formals, tv, photoshoots, theatre -  Melissa Coleman  (Mobile Spray Tan artist too.)