Ready to take on this long weekend with your new ensemble, swanky ‘do and chic new nails to boot? Keep your makeup in check with these four smudge-proof, budge-proof makeup picks that you can use for prepping and mid-day touch ups.
The first step in any makeup routine is prepping your skin adequately so the mid-day shine doesn’t leave you with a smudgey eyes and skin that’s more glossy than dewy. Spritz Urban Decay B6 Vitamin-Infused Complexion Prep Priming Spray for a dose of vitamin B6 and antioxidants to wake your skin up and soften it at the same time. What it does is balances the complexion, absorb oil and reduce shine at the same time. The best part is that it’s versatile enough to be used throughout the day and even at night.
Primers go a long way in providing a smooth makeup application and flawless finish. Inspired by its bestselling Bright & Tight Complexion Primer which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and leave skin beautifully moisturised, Urban Decay’s new line of Complexion Primers are tailor made to your skin’s needs.
Need to even out your skin tone while minimising your pores? Self-Adjusting creates the perfect soft-focus effect so your makeup lasts all day. To ace your #selfie game, try Optical Illusion for a slight pinkish tint to illuminate your skin while leaving it with a matte, airbrushed-like finish. And if oily skin is your biggest nemesis, De-Slick‘s oil-free, paraben-free formula will mattify and smooth your complexion out so excessive sebum doesn’t melt your makeup away.
Benefit Cosmetics Porefessional Face Primer does wonders in minimising the appearance of pores and fine lines to cater for that effortless foundation application. Vitamin E in its super lightweight balm-like formula helps to protect your skin from free radicals, and if you need a mid-day touch up, just delicately pat over your T-zone and blend it over your makeup for smooth skin.
Another standout from Benefit Cosmetics is The Porefessional: Pore Minimising Makeup that is weightless and supposedly controls excess surface oil for eight hours. Our favourite part of this product is how simple it is to apply—just pull out the sponge from the base, remove the cap, and press the button to release a few drops onto the custom pore-blurring sponge. Proceed to pat and blend over the pore-problem areas on your face, be it on bare skin or over your makeup.
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