Make Your Makeup Last Till The Party Ends (Or Longer)

November 19, 2010

Image via Glam Squad Tour makeup by Robin Erb

We’ve all had the experience of going out to a party with friends and by the end of the night having our makeup smudged and smeared by the time you’ve left. So here are some tips to keep your makeup in place and you looking fabulous till the party’s over.

Use an Eyeshadow Primer
Eyeshadow can smear and crease easily, especially if you’re on the dance floor all night. Eyeshadow primer is a great product to help enhance the color of your eyeshadow to truly make the colors pop and to keep your eyeshadow in place. I recommend Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Sin, there’s some sparkle to it, which is great for a party look.Put the eyeshadow primer all over the lid, beneath the eye, under the brow bone and at the inside corner of the eye near the nose. When it’s used on lids, the eyeshadow color holds, but when it’s used under the brow bone and at the corner of the eye the primer becomes a highlighter.

Use Lip Liner
First, apply whatever you use for foundation or tinted moisturizer, and then use a lip liner and line your lips. I recommend MAC lip liners in colors such as cherry for a nice red. The lip liner helps to prevent bleeding, and always remember that the lip color you choose to fill your lips with should be a shade lighter than your lip liner.

Try a Spray
Once you’ve finished your look and are ready to get out for the night, spray your face three or four times with a makeup setting spray to make sure everything stays in place. I recommend Makeup Forever’s Mist & Fix or Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray.

The next time you’re ready to hit the dance floor with your girlfriends or going to a fun concert that involves lots of dancing, try these tips and let me know how they work for you! What’s your makeup trick to help your makeup last all day?


Bringing Back the 20’s: Lipstick Edition

October 29, 2010

Image credit: Athena's Pix via Flickr

This fall, get ready to fasten your seat belts because fashion is taking a trip back to the 1920’s! This season, beauty stores like M.A.C, Chanel, and Covergirl are putting on their palettes lipstick colors ranging from hot red to deep, dark brown. This season is a modern day reminiscence of a period when the trend was very dark, wild, expressive colors. Add personality to your makeup by using either deep brown lipstick or other dark colors with shades of brown or purple. To match your wild lips, create a smoky, mysterious look by using dark eyeshadow.

However, for those of you who prefer wearing natural colors, and might be a little reluctant to try the deep dark trend, there is good news! This season, nude lips are also on top. Next to three different types of red lipstick colors, Chanel is presenting its “Soins Tendres Lèvres“, which is a pale beige, creamy hydra-treatment lip care. Wearing nude makeup is a good way of looking naturally beautiful. Articles on and explore this amazing Dark vs. Nude fall theme.

For those of you who do not find themselves in any of these categories, don’t panic. I recommend dusty, brownish pink colors. I always use these colors on brides because they’re universal and match all skin color. Anyone can look gorgeous wearing them.

If you want your lipstick to last longer, here is my tip: use lip liner to fill in your lips, before applying the lipstick. This way, when your lipstick fades away, your lip liner’s color stays. Nude liner is great to use with any color of lipstick. Whether you are going along with the deep dark fall trend or using nude natural colors, you will have the stick that you need for your lipstick to stay longer.

What is your favorite lipstick color this fall? Leave us a comment with some of your fall tips!