Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wake of Shame (Part 2)


Another rough night last night. On the plus side, my makeup made it through the night better than I did. 

My makeup lasted through a dance routine, pregame, the bar (where some more dancing unfortunately occurred) and all night when I crashed on our couch. 

It's obviously not the best situation when you don't wash your face before you go to bed, but it's pretty impressive how products can last all night long.  

Here are some products that will make it out all night with you:

Foundation Primer
Primers provide a smooth base for your foundation and come in a variety of finishes and textures; smoothing, brightening, bronzing, color-correcting, hydrating, anti-aging, the list goes on and on...

I'm personally a fan of smoothing and pore refining primers. Benefit's The POREfessional is one of my favorites. It leaves your skin feeling silky smooth and minimizes the appearance of your pores. Too Faced Primed & Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer is another one of my favorites.

Eye Shadow Primer
Like a foundation primer, your eyeshadow also needs a base to hold on to. Eyeshadows, without a base, tend to crease and smudge easily because of the crease in your eyelid. Recently, companies have been releasing different finishes and colors for primers as well. 

My two favorite eye shadow primers are Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion and Laura Geller Eye Spackle. Urban Decay's comes in a squeezy tube and swatches pretty translucent. Laura Geller's comes in a pot, has a thinner consistency and is a neutral shade to improve discoloration and even out your skin tone. 

Makeup Setting Spray
Makeup setting spray is a somewhat new phenomenon (past few years) that is a miracle product! Makeup setting spray is meant to be sprayed on after you're done with your entire face and some brands make setting spray for different skin types. You can also use makeup setting sprays before your makeup as a primer. 

All of these products are extras that definitely add to your makeup routine for a long-lasting look, but there are foundations, concealers and other products that provide long-lasting coverage. One of my favorite products is the Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation in 300. It is my favorite foundation of all time, provides medium-to-full coverage and helps my makeup stay on all night. 

Life may not be the party we hoped for... but while we're here we may as well dance :: Jeanne C. Stein

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