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Long Lasting Makeup Tips

We’re still in the throws of summer and with these rising temps, you’ll need some assistance to keep that makeup from sliding off your face and we’ve got you covered! Check out these simple steps to long lasting makeup along with some of our favorite products.

Step One: 

Prep your skin by cleansing with your favorite product. (At the moment we’re crushing on Yes to Blueberries Age Refresh Facial Towelettes because they’re so simple and handy to use. Just wipe and go!)

Step Two: 

Apply Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (or your favorite primer) with a foundation brush to ensure even application. (About a pea sized amount will do for the entire face.)

Why We Love It: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer will prep your skin for the summer heat by creating a matte finish.  Not only is it great for oily skin, but it smooths the appearance of any fine lines and imperfections.

Step Three:

Apply the BB cream with a foundation brush using downward strokes.

Why We Love It: We are so in love with Bobbi’s BB cream formula for summer because it’s lightweight and non-greasy. Another added bonus is that it’s a moisterizer, SPF 35 and foundation all in one.

Step Four: 

Apply Makeup Forever powder using a powder puff. For best results, pour a small amount of powder onto a tissue, then press the powder puff onto the tissue. This will ensure you have an even amount of powder on your puff. Lightly press the powder puff onto your face, especially focusing on the T-zone area.

Why We Love It: This powder is super finely milled and keeps your makeup in place. Another added benefit is that it keeps makeup looking great in photos!

To avoid a cakey look: When you become sweaty in this sweltering heat, BLOT, BLOT, BLOT! (Never apply powder directly to sweaty skin as this will create a cakey look.) Some of our favorite blotting papers are Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Papers and Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets.

So, if you’re planning to attend an outdoor concert, picnic, backyard BBQ or anything else that’s taking you outside,  just use our simple steps to have a fresh face all day and night! Remember Kristin’s bold prints look? This makeup lasted ALL day for her!  TIP…Always keep a spare pack of blotting papers in your bag! So, do you have some long lasting makeup tips that have been working for you this summer?

Makeup by Annelis Diaz. Photography by Marissa Stratton Photography.
  • Cathy

    Great tips! I’m not much of a make-up wearer, but I swear by my BB Cream. I love that it evens out my skin while also providing it with important protection from the sun.

    July 29, 2015 at 4:04 pm Reply
  • Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Yes To Blueberries sounds fabulous. I wonder if it smells as good as it sounds?

    July 29, 2015 at 4:11 pm Reply
  • Jeanine

    Wow looks lovely. You look really pretty. I rarely wear make up, but I want to buy some new stuff and start wearing it more. I love how natural this looks.

    July 29, 2015 at 4:13 pm Reply
  • Mama to 5 BLessings

    I have heard great things about Smashbox. I need to check it out. You you beautiful skin!

    July 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm Reply
  • Bri

    Having clean skin before application of any makeup makes a world of difference. Using quality makeup also helps it last longer.

    July 29, 2015 at 5:21 pm Reply
  • Heather Lawrence

    Love smash box primer.. I use it under my moisturizer for a even look. Right now I’m crushing on Juleps bareface rose hip cleaner :). It’s amazing!!

    July 29, 2015 at 5:31 pm Reply
  • Karissa

    Nice suggestions! That makeup looks FAN-Frickin-TASTIC!

    July 29, 2015 at 6:24 pm Reply
  • Rebecca

    Wow you’re gorgeous.These are great tips for women who ear makeup.

    July 29, 2015 at 7:28 pm Reply
  • Catherine S

    These are great tips. I don’t wear makeup, but I will share this with my friends that do.

    July 29, 2015 at 7:36 pm Reply
  • Lorane

    These are all helpful steps … I’ve heard so much good things about this Primer but never got to try it. Hopefully get it before the Summer Ends

    July 29, 2015 at 7:53 pm Reply
  • Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom)

    Smash box is a great brand. I love the after shot! So pretty.

    July 29, 2015 at 8:29 pm Reply
  • Liz Mays

    This is great advice, especially for the summer. I want to be able to spend a day in the heat without having to worry!

    July 29, 2015 at 11:10 pm Reply
  • Carol Bryant

    I just did a complete makeup makeover and learned that brushes make all the difference. Nice to see your fab photos and variety of brushes. We use Bobbi Brown, too!

    July 30, 2015 at 12:53 am Reply
  • Laura funk

    I just started wearing make up (yes I am almost 31) and had no clue about any of this. Thank you

    July 30, 2015 at 1:03 am Reply
  • Rosey

    Those are good sounding tips for getting and remaining fresh looking. I remember my first makeup meltdown… it was on an airplane cabin that got too hot. Whew….that was a mess. 😉

    July 30, 2015 at 4:41 am Reply
  • Jessica Harlow

    These are really good tips especially with the hot, humid summer weather. I’m always reapplying and dabbing excessive sweat!

    July 30, 2015 at 9:02 am Reply
  • Debbie Denny

    That turned out so nice. Looks fabulous.

    July 30, 2015 at 9:33 am Reply
  • megan@NoSmallLife

    Great tips! I’ve been sweating through my makeup by the end of the day lately. But I’ve never tried a foundation brush with my BB cream, gonna have to give that a shot! 🙂

    August 2, 2015 at 7:15 am Reply

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