As your calendar fills up with soirees, parties and fabulous fun, ensure your face doesn’t slip away with beauty picks that promise to go the distance
When staying power is paramount, the most important thing to remember is your base. A fully hydrated and primed face will help your makeup grip onto the skin better. A favourite combo of ours is using Fresh’s Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream followed by Cover FX’s Gripping Primer.
Your foundation choice is an important one—we always opt for a more matte finish when it comes to long-wear, as it is more forgiving when it comes to shine from oil throughout the day. Literally in its name, the YSL All Hours foundation is a must-have. It’s not only waterproof and transfer-resistant, but also extremely comfortable on the skin, whilst providing a shine-free full-face coverage.
To truly ensure your look stays in place, we have to delve into the world of baking. Not in the traditional sense, bake and seal your face with a loose setting powder and place the product strategically in the areas that tend to crease faster. Dior’s Diorskin Nude Air Loose Powder does the trick, and thanks to its ultra-light texture, it won’t cake your complexion and maintain the illusion of a fresh and radiant face. Other long-wearing favourites to complete your base are Tarte’s Amazonian Clay 12-hour blush.
Then seal your party look deal with a playful long-wearing lip. Liquid lipsticks, especially those that are transfer-proof are a god sent. Although they can be relatively drying, liquid lipsticks like Jeffree Star Cosmetics’ Velour Liquid Lipstick and Nars PowerMatte Lip Pigment are as comfortable as it can get. Just be sure to exfoliate and moisturise the lips beforehand to prevent cracking and flaking.