Maybe you’ve been in this less-than-ideal situation: having to go from work to dinner, then dinner to a party, then a party to an after-party – all with no respite.
There’s no time to squirrel away in a room with a mirror and make sure your makeup has stayed how it should.
It’s stressful, and it always happens at the exact time you’re having the most fun and don’t want to rush off for touch-ups.
Makeup is a lot like a close friend – you want it to stay with you while you’re having fun and looking great, but when it’s time to turn in, you need it to go away so you can sleep!
The following products will last and last, plus you’ll be able to remove them when it’s time.
Skindinavia has virtually perfected the art of allowing makeup to stay on your face while looking fresh.
Their line of lightweight sprays are essential for a stress-free day, ensuring that, even if you have an important meeting or a hot date, your morning makeup will stay true.
Start with their fantastic Makeup Primer Spray, applying the fine mist to your face, smoothing out your pores so that your makeup has a blank canvas upon which to sit.
Next is New York-based company Laura Geller that has innovated the concept of baking their formulas in Italian terra cotta to achieve beautiful new hues.
Check out their Baked Liquid Radiance Foundation, a full-coverage liquid formula that lasts a long time without streaking or fading. Their unique formula features loose pigments coated in healthy almond oil that spreads evenly on the skin. It will leave you with a healthy glow that radiates all day.
For lips, you’re going to want to grab yourself a few of the Rouge Expert Click Stick collection, true standbys from the fantastic line of make up from By Terry that you can find in eight shades.
It’s part balm, part pencil precision, and part premium pigment, for a 3-in-1 hybrid use. It features outlasting colour that’s matte yet won’t dry out your luxurious pout.
Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner has you covered when the weather is less than ideal.
Don’t run through the rain from the cab to the restaurant only to discover your perfect cat eyes have melted down your face, making you look more ‘sad raccoon’ than ‘sexy cat’. It’s also easy to apply with felt-tip precision.
Round out your complete lasting look with Laura Geller’s Lash Boss, a volumizing, lengthening mascara that sticks around for a quite a while. It’s small enough that you can keep it in your back pocket if you find you want to build another coating while you’re transitioning from day to night. And it lengthens with mega volume to create a dramatic false lash look that isn’t going anywhere!
If you’re on vacation and need a solid makeup selection that won’t melt in the sun, looking down the barrel of a lengthy day at the office, or you plan on partying the night away, these stay-put products are going to be your standby besties – there with you ‘til the very end!
BA, MA Psychology (and Conflict Resolution), University of Cambridge (2007). With a decade of trial and error in psychology and 33 years of navigating my own complex (that's one word for it!) relationships with family, friends, co-workers and men, I hope I have some useful knowledge and skills to share with my readers about making sense of relationships and trying to become a better person every day.