HOW TO APPLY MAKEUP FOR LONG LASTING FOUNDATION
It’s Bronwyn here today to share some helpful tips from my lovely friend Eunice on how to apply makeup for long last effects! Now you may be thinking it’s a bit odd that you wouldn’t just use a long lasting foundation? By doing the right prep and skincare, you can make almost any makeup last longer!
So let me introduce you to our secret on how to apply makeup that lasts!
IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT BASE, B’OUT THAT BASE
Tired of your makeup disappearing throughout your day? Tired of it fading in patches and looking unsightly while as school or the office? We have all been there girl! The real secret to having your makeup (no matter what brand) last longer is how you prep your skin! And no you don’t NEED to use primers!
The secret is using the right skincare. Not only will using the right skincare for longer lasting makeup have you looking on fleek during your day, but it also is filled with a world of benefits to have your natural bare face looking glowy to perfection with and without makeup!
So how do you know what skincare is right for long lasting foundation?
SKINCARE TIPS FOR LONG LASTING MAKEUP
- Exfoliating: Regular exfoliation removed dead skin cells that can make your makeup peel, flake & look cakey
- Skincare: Choosing the right skincare before makeup application, using products light in texture & very hydrating
- Base: Use a base skincare item that helps brighten and even out skin tone.
HOW TO APPLY MAKEUP GUIDE
Step 1: Daily Gentle Exfoliation with Toner & Cotton
Use a hydrating and soothing toner with a textured cotton pad to gently hydrate, prep and exfoliate away dead skin. For this step, we love and highly recommend the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner along with the Klairs Toner Mate 2in1 Cotton Pad’s. The combination of these 2 items provides and excellent effect for smooth skin prior to skincare application.
Step 2: Hydration & Moisture That Penetrates Deep Into The Skin
This step is very important for the perfect skincare & makeup application. Using a essence or lotion that has deep penetrating ingredients allows for the skin to be smoothed and nourished at the source! Making makeup look smooth for longer and also reduce fine lines and other skin concerns! For this, we recommend the Benton Snail High Content Essence. Yes thats right, I said snail. Snail mucus has been proven to have remarkable skin repairing, calming, soothing and hydrating benefits. Helping to fight the signed of aging, make skin looks plump and healthy and also clear acne! All while being light weight!
BONUS TP: use a cotton pad to apply your hydrating products. This helps prevent the product from absorbing into your hands, so the skin on your face can receive all the much needed hydration.
Step 3: Apply Day Cream Evenly
Day cream or lotion is very important for prepping the skin for makeup. However you need to use a cream that has a good balance of oils in it. Using cream without oil can make your makeup look dry and cracking throughout the day depending on your skin condition. If you choose a cream with too much oil in it, then your makeup wont last and will fade away. We recommend the Chica Y Chico Tre-Hy 8.0 Cream. This cream focuses mainly on deep hydration of the skin while still providing a suitable amount of moisture for the day time. Making it ideal for your base makeup skincare. Make sure you apply a thin layer to prevent your makeup from crumbling.
Step 4: Sunscreen for the Perfect Primer
Instead of using a makeup primer loaded with heavy pore clogging silicons, use a sunscreen instead. Why? sunscreen is very important as 90%+ of skin aging is caused by UV rays from the sun. So swap out that primer for a sunscreen instead! We recommend using a sunscreen that will help even out your skin tone, illuminate & highlight and also hydrate the skin. For that, we love the Klairs Mid-day Blue Sun Lotion. This sunscreen has dual physical & chemical SPF 40 PA++ and contains skin repairing and calming ingredients to help keep your skin calm and free of irritation. Not only that, it features a natural occurring blue blue tone that creates a glowing and skin tone evening effect on the skin. Making it ideal as a primer for makeup.
BONUS TIP: Use a makeup sponge to pat the sunscreen into the skin. Pat until fully absorbed to prevent crumbling.
Step 5: Conceal Imperfections
If you suffer from imperfections on your skin, then certainly concealer is one step you can’t skip out on. Although beauty trends these days call for loads on concealer, it’s not one trend we recommend for daily makeup. These trends generally are only good for those who will be on camera or in pictures, but in person, wearing too much concealer can make your makeup look cakey and settle into fine lines and pores throughout the day.
We recommend using the Klairs Creamy & Natural Fit Concealer sparingly on areas of concern. Then Pat it into the skin with a makeup sponge so seamless coverage. Key places to conceal include, Around the nostrils, dark circles under the eyes, outer corners of the mouth and any spots & pimples.
Step 6: Apply Perfecting Foundation
Heres where we get into the how to apply makeup part. For that long lasting yet natural looking makeup, it is important to use a foundation that is designed to look and feel like “second skin” but still be able to even out your skin tone. For that we always love to use bb cushions or foundation cushions. These types of makeup are designed to give you your best looking skin in convenient and easy to apply packaging. We recommend the Klairs Mochi BB Cushion. It has a light to buildable high-medium coverage with a satin finish. Making it ideal to daily wear that lasts.
Step 7: Touch up for Flawless Finish
Optionally, you can go in 1 more time with the Klairs Creamy & Natural Fit Concealer in the case where redness, pimples and other imperfections may be showing through. If you have an oily skin type, you cna use a translucent loose powder to set your t-zone to prevent oiliness throughout the day. Otherwise, that is how you can achieve a long lasting foundation look that is natural and healthy looking!
BONUS TP: If you feel a need to touch up your makeup throughout the day, we recommend using the Klairs Toner + Spray bottle to mist your face, then gentle pat over your skin with the Klairs Mochi BB Cushion for a quick and easy refresh.