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How to Keep Your Night Out Makeup Looking Flawless Until Dawn

  • October 16, 2018
  • By Admin: Our Big Fun Party
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No matter what time your party ends, you want to look good past last call. Is your makeup ready to last through the after-party and the after-after-party? If not, you need these tips.

Makeup has come a long way in the past few decades. Movies and television, in particular, sparked the need for long-lasting makeup that would hold up to long days in front of hot lights. However, long-wear makeup isn’t just for celebrities. Everyone needs some night out makeup that will make it till dawn.

Not sure how to get your makeup to stay flawless through the midnight hours? We’ve got the tips to keep your look pristine all night. Keep reading to learn how to make your makeup stay on!

1. Prep Your Skin

Makeup clings better when your skin is hydrated and healthy. Your first step is to exfoliate to get rid of dead skin that can cause makeup to flake off. Then, use a moisturizing primer to get your skin prepped, after applying your regular moisturizer.

2. Avoid Heavy Foundation

If you cake foundation on, there’s no way it can stay all night. A light, thin coat is a better bet. And, since you’re going out at night, you won’t need much coverage since you won’t be under bright daylight. Dim light naturally hides blemishes and imperfections so you don’t have to.

Instead, use concealer to hide any major areas of discoloration, like dark circles under your eyes, or zits. A sheer tinted moisturizer or BB cream can even things out the rest of the way.

3. Use Powders

Powder cosmetics like blush, eyeshadow, and bronzer will last much longer than the cream versions. If you’re likely to sweat (maybe you’re headed to a nightclub), the cream will slide right off. However, the powder can last through even the most extreme evening activity.

4. Add Some Highlight

Many powders are matte, but you can still add a flattering glow with highlighter if you want. Pick a warm shade that mimics candlelight and dust it over the tops of your cheekbones and brow bones, and over the “Cupid’s bow” of the lips. This keeps you glowing all night even if you choose matte makeup everywhere else.

5. Prime Your Lids

If eyeshadow is part of your night-out look, make sure you use a primer to help it stay. You don’t have to run out and buy a special eye primer if you don’t have one. Just use a cream concealer or foundation to help your shadow get a little more cling.

6. Use Liquid Liner

A classic cat-eye with liquid liner is one of the best ways to get a bold eye look that won’t smudge away or slide down your face. Look for a long-wear, waterproof formula.

7. Keep Your Lipstick On

You might be eating, drinking, or kissing all night. How can you make sure your lipstick stays locked in?

Start by priming the lips with a concealer or primer – you can use the same one that you used on your eyelids. Then, fill them in with a lip liner in a color close to your lipstick shade.

After the liner’s on, apply a coat of lipstick. Mattes tend to stay on better than shiny lipsticks, and if you want long wear, you should avoid lip gloss completely. After the first coat is applied, use a piece of tissue to blot away the extra pigment. Add another layer to deepen the color. Now, you have a lip-stain effect that will last much longer.

8. Make Your Scent Stay

Perfume may not strictly count as “makeup,” but you probably want the scent to last all night, too. You can increase your scent’s staying power by applying it to the “pulse points” (anywhere you can feel your pulse through the skin), such as your neck and wrist. Your natural body heat in these areas helps diffuse the scent.

The fragrance doesn’t cling well to dry skin, so make sure to moisturize before applying perfume. You can also layer perfumed lotion in the same scent for an extra fragrance boost. Or, try a new long-lasting perfume method such as a body oil that sticks around longer than a spray.

9. Keep Blotters on Hand

Your makeup might stay all night, but you don’t want it hidden under a sheen of sweat. Make sure to pack blotting papers or a reusable blotting tool so you can dab away oil throughout the night without messing up your makeup.

10. Always Buy Waterproof

Your mascara and eyeliner should always be waterproof, so they won’t run or smear when you sweat. No matter what product it is, the waterproof version almost always lasts longer. Worried about taking it off at the end of the night? Natural oils like coconut oil are great for breaking down waterproof makeup so you can wash it away.

11. Use Setting Powder or Spray

A loose, translucent setting powder is a great way to keep your makeup in place once you’re finished applying it. It also helps keep away shine. If adding another layer of powder to your face doesn’t appeal to you, try an easy-to-use setting spray. A couple of spritzes will help you lock in your makeup all night.

12. Pack Hydrating Mist

If your skin tends to get dry rather than oily throughout the night, keep some hydrating mist in your going-out bag. Some people swear by spritzing their faces with water, but you can also find sprays with all kinds of skin-loving ingredients in convenient travel sizes.

Where Will You Take Your Night Out Makeup?

There’s nothing better than admiring your perfectly applied night out makeup in the mirror (and maybe snapping a selfie) before you head out the door. No, wait, there is one thing better: knowing your makeup will look that good all night long.

These failsafe tips will help your look last no matter what your makeup style is. Which of them will you try?