How To Get Your Makeup To Last And Stay In Place

his is probably one of the most asked questions I get from people and something I have to achieve myself especially when it comes to doing bridal makeup where the makeup needs to stay in place all day and night. I won't lie it does take some time to find the right products that work for you, there will be a lot of trial and error involved so you will need some patienace whilst you try to find the right formula for you.

How your makeup applies and lasts will always depend on how well you have prepped your skin, trust me when I say it really is not a case of popping on some moisturiser and making a start. Cleansing your skin is hugely important to having a good clean base to start with, not only does this do the obvious job of removing dirt and impurities from your face it also deep cleans your pores and removes any excess surface oils which will have an effect on how well your makeup lasts throughout the day.

Once you are cleansed you may want to add an extra step of toning especially if you have oily or combination skin as this will re-balance your skins Ph levels. If you are targeting particular skin concerns and using a serum this would be the time to apply followed by an eye cream which is a must. When it comes to your eyes the last thing you want is to put all the effort into your skin and not prep under your eyes where we all become dehydrated and can result in concealer looking dry and gather in fine lines. Did you know that not all lines around the eyes are actually wrinkles? Lines can appear just from our skin being dehydrated.

Now you can look at moisturising your skin with a product specific to your skin type, this may be a formula designed for dehydration, dry skin, normal skin, sensitive skin or a mattifying specific formula for oily and combination skin types. I would allow the moisturiser to sink in for around 5-10 minutes before starting to apply your face makeup.

Hampshire Makeup Artist

Primers are a bit of a buzz word, some people love them and some people hate them and feel they are unnecessary. I personally always use primer on myself as I find that if I don't my foundation disappears into my skin throughout the day, as I know first hand how good primers can be I always use them on my clients. 

Currently I carry three different variations in my kit, I love The Ordinary Primer for use on everyone it is silicone based and I find it really smooths out the base and foundations always applies well on top, I will add in the Benefit Porefessional for those with large and visible pores which helps to fill them in and for clients that have oily skin I reach for the Benefit Matte Rescue. There are lots of primers on the market some of which are tailored towards colour correcting any areas of redness on the face.

Makeup Artist Surrey

When it comes to applying foundation the key is to apply in thin layers buffing and pressing it into the skin. Rather than putting one thick layer of foundation on I tend to use between 2-3 thin layers then you can see how much coverage you are building up slowly and assessing how much product is truly needed. 

I would avoid using foundation under the eyes as we want to keep this area clear for concealer only, the more product built up under the eyes the more cakey it will start to become and there is a chance throughout the day the product will move and crack.

A little tip at this stage is take a tissue and split it into a single ply and very gently press it over the foundation to soak up any excess oils that may be appearing and any excess foundation that is just sat on top of the skin.

Makeup Artist Berkshire

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 This is probably one of the most asked questions I get from people and something I have to achieve myself especially when it comes to doing bridal makeup where the makeup needs to stay in place all day and night. I won't lie it does take some time to find the right products that work for you, there will be a lot of trial and error involved so you will need some patienace whilst you try to find the right formula for you.

How your makeup applies and lasts will always depend on how well you have prepped your skin, trust me when I say it really is not a case of popping on some moisturiser and making a start. Cleansing your skin is hugely important to having a good clean base to start with, not only does this do the obvious job of removing dirt and impurities from your face it also deep cleans your pores and removes any excess surface oils which will have an effect on how well your makeup lasts throughout the day.

Once you are cleansed you may want to add an extra step of toning especially if you have oily or combination skin as this will re-balance your skins Ph levels. If you are targeting particular skin concerns and using a serum this would be the time to apply followed by an eye cream which is a must. When it comes to your eyes the last thing you want is to put all the effort into your skin and not prep under your eyes where we all become dehydrated and can result in concealer looking dry and gather in fine lines. Did you know that not all lines around the eyes are actually wrinkles? Lines can appear just from our skin being dehydrated.

Now you can look at moisturising your skin with a product specific to your skin type, this may be a formula designed for dehydration, dry skin, normal skin, sensitive skin or a mattifying specific formula for oily and combination skn types. I would allow the moisturiser to sink in for around 5-10 minutes before starting to apply your face makeup.

Primers are a bit of a buzz word, some people love them and some people hate them and feel they are unnecessary. I personally always use primer on myself as I find that if I don't my foundation disappears into my skin throughout the day, as I know first hand how good primers can be I always use them on my clients. 

Currently I carry three different variations in my kit, I love The Ordinary Primer for use on everyone it is silicone based and I find it really smooths out the base and foundations always applies well on top, I will add in the Benefit Porefessional for those with large and visible pores which helps to fill them in and for clients that have oily skin I reach for the Benefit Matte Rescue. There are lots of primers on the market some of which are tailored towards colour correcting any areas of redness on the face.

When it comes to applying foundation the key is to apply in thin layers buffing and pressing it into the skin. Rather than putting one thick layer of foundation on I tend to use between 2-3 thin layers then you can see how much coverage you are building up slowly and assessing how much product is truly needed. 

I would avoid using foundation under the eyes as we want to keep this area clear for concealer only, the more product built up under the eyes the more cakey it will start to become and there is a chance throughout the day the product will move and crack.

A little tip at this stage is take a tissue and split it into a single ply and very gently press it over the foundation to soak up any excess oils that may be appearing and any excess foundation that is just sat on top of the skin.

When it comes to applying concealer using either your finger or small makeup brush apply a minimal amount to the darkest points under your eyes only, which is usually the inner corner. Blend the product down the side of your nose and across under the eye only using the small amount you have already applied this way you will not be overloading the undereye with too much product. Blend any leftover product you have into where the foundation stops so it all looks seamless.

The biggest mistake that everyone makes is applying concealer under the whole eye and then having too much product to blend away so it just accumulates into fine lines and wrinkles, if you find you have applied too much get a damp sponge and press it over the concealer which will then soak up the excess.

Makeup Artist Hampshire

Hi << Test First Name >>
 This is probably one of the most asked questions I get from people and something I have to achieve myself especially when it comes to doing bridal makeup where the makeup needs to stay in place all day and night. I won't lie it does take some time to find the right products that work for you, there will be a lot of trial and error involved so you will need some patienace whilst you try to find the right formula for you.

How your makeup applies and lasts will always depend on how well you have prepped your skin, trust me when I say it really is not a case of popping on some moisturiser and making a start. Cleansing your skin is hugely important to having a good clean base to start with, not only does this do the obvious job of removing dirt and impurities from your face it also deep cleans your pores and removes any excess surface oils which will have an effect on how well your makeup lasts throughout the day.

Once you are cleansed you may want to add an extra step of toning especially if you have oily or combination skin as this will re-balance your skins Ph levels. If you are targeting particular skin concerns and using a serum this would be the time to apply followed by an eye cream which is a must. When it comes to your eyes the last thing you want is to put all the effort into your skin and not prep under your eyes where we all become dehydrated and can result in concealer looking dry and gather in fine lines. Did you know that not all lines around the eyes are actually wrinkles? Lines can appear just from our skin being dehydrated.

Now you can look at moisturising your skin with a product specific to your skin type, this may be a formula designed for dehydration, dry skin, normal skin, sensitive skin or a mattifying specific formula for oily and combination skn types. I would allow the moisturiser to sink in for around 5-10 minutes before starting to apply your face makeup.

Primers are a bit of a buzz word, some people love them and some people hate them and feel they are unnecessary. I personally always use primer on myself as I find that if I don't my foundation disappears into my skin throughout the day, as I know first hand how good primers can be I always use them on my clients. 

Currently I carry three different variations in my kit, I love The Ordinary Primer for use on everyone it is silicone based and I find it really smooths out the base and foundations always applies well on top, I will add in the Benefit Porefessional for those with large and visible pores which helps to fill them in and for clients that have oily skin I reach for the Benefit Matte Rescue. There are lots of primers on the market some of which are tailored towards colour correcting any areas of redness on the face.

When it comes to applying foundation the key is to apply in thin layers buffing and pressing it into the skin. Rather than putting one thick layer of foundation on I tend to use between 2-3 thin layers then you can see how much coverage you are building up slowly and assessing how much product is truly needed. 

I would avoid using foundation under the eyes as we want to keep this area clear for concealer only, the more product built up under the eyes the more cakey it will start to become and there is a chance throughout the day the product will move and crack.

A little tip at this stage is take a tissue and split it into a single ply and very gently press it over the foundation to soak up any excess oils that may be appearing and any excess foundation that is just sat on top of the skin.

When it comes to applying concealer using either your finger or small makeup brush apply a minimal amount to the darkest points under your eyes only, which is usually the inner corner. Blend the product down the side of your nose and across under the eye only using the small amount you have already applied this way you will not be overloading the undereye with too much product. Blend any leftover product you have into where the foundation stops so it all looks seamless.

The biggest mistake that everyone makes is applying concealer under the whole eye and then having too much product to blend away so it just accumulates into fine lines and wrinkles, if you find you have applied too much get a damp sponge and press it over the concealer which will then soak up the excess.

Taking a powder very lightly on a brush set your undereyes, cheeks, t-zone and along the hairline if you are intending to bronze this will give your blush and bronze something to blend into and will help it from going patchy on the skin. Apply your chosen blush and bronze and then apply another thin layer of powder to set your makeup in place.

The last thing I tend to do with the base is to use a setting spray all over which is designed to keep everything locked into place.

When it comes to your eyes a waterproof masacara and eyeliner will really help to keep your eyes looking good all day, for the brows I love pomade type products or eye gels as these tend to set in place and stay put.

If you are wondering about your lips, if you fill them in completely with a pencil then apply your chosen lipstick, blot with a tissue, then apply another layer this will help to make them last. You can purchase a product called Lipcote which I carry in my kit, it acts as a sealer and helps to hold the lipstick in place.

I hope you found this email useful and picked up some new tips.

Much love

Nicola

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