BWA’s Guide To Preventing A Makeup Meltdown

Ever drifted off in a meeting, uni lecture or other important thing in which you were supposed to be paying attention?

Personally, I find myself doing this all the time. I also find that my make up likes to fade out, much to my annoyance. But just because you might be suffering from a case of three-thirty-itis, doesn’t mean your makeup has to!

Here are some tips to help keep your game face on, even when you’re not feeling so game yourself… And don’t worry – this article isn’t nearly as long as my last one, so you won’t find yourself drifting off!

1. Foundation is like paint… If you use a primer, it’ll last longer! Most, if not all, primers act as moisturisers too, however you if you’re worried about going greasy at midday, you can always pick up a mattifying primer – they are amazing for us girls with pores that might as well be oil wells!

2. Chose products specifically designed for long wear – you’re trying to fight a downhill battle if you’re not equipped with the right type of ammunition (makeup, that is!). Makeup, much like technology, has evolved. If you haven’t already, invest in products which have been specifically formulated to fight fading.

3. Resist the urge to support your head with your hands – you’re probably doing it right now, aren’t you?! The more contact you make with your makeup, whether intentionally or not, the more likely it is to fade. After all, the makeup can’t read your mind – it won’t say: “whoops, I know you didn’t mean to touch me, so I won’t run away this time…” Every time you reach for the face, think MC Hammer: “Can’t touch this!”

4. And finally, it’s okay to ‘cheat’ in the battle of face vs. day… Touch-ups are allowed. In fact, they are encouraged. I doubt that makeup goddesses (namely, Kim Kardashian) manages to keep her face looking as pristine as it does without a few professional touch ups throughout the day. And if Kim does it… why can’t we? (Oh wait, because we’re not Kim Kardashian). Okay, so we might not have the professionals on hand to add a touch of powder where our hand has accidentally rubbed our faces, or to dot on lippy when we accidentally leave our mark on an unsuspecting glass. But we’re independent, right?!

Oh, and to stop yourself from drifting off? You’re probably lacking in both beauty sleep and caffeine – they’re essential supplements for us girls on the go!

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31 Comments

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Friday 23rd September, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Awesome, thanks for these tips! I’ll definitely use all of these!

  • Reply diamond0901 Thursday 22nd September, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Great tips, thank you so much

  • Reply chocolatelace Wednesday 21st September, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    love Mac’s Prep and Prime!

  • Reply jazzyh171 Wednesday 21st September, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    clean & clear oil sheets,are a life saver!

  • Reply kittydoll Tuesday 20th September, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Great tips, thanks 🙂

  • Reply Narao10 Tuesday 20th September, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I always keep my lip gloss in my handbags for touchups. Some great tips love it!!

  • Reply buonarrotischisel Tuesday 20th September, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    awesome/helpful!

  • jennika
    Reply jennika Monday 19th September, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I use L’oreal Paris base magique transforming smoothing primer… It’s about $27, but absolutely amazing, and definitely worth it! sometimes I don’t even bother with foundation and just use the primer on its own! <3

  • Reply lizzie77 Monday 19th September, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Great tips for longer lasting makeup thank you.

  • Reply Rebecca Monday 19th September, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    mattifying primer!! off to the shops to find some…

  • Reply shan4366 Monday 19th September, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Good tips. I find it really hard to look for good primer that doesn’t make me go oily. I will look into ‘mattifying primer’

  • Reply DuckieBox Monday 19th September, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    thanks for the tips!

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Monday 19th September, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    some fantastic tips, thanks 🙂

  • Reply thugsy Monday 19th September, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    excellent tips

  • Reply jarjar Monday 19th September, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    thank you

  • Reply lovelovelove Monday 19th September, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Yay tips!

  • Reply Serena86 Monday 19th September, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    I was supporting my head with my hand as I was reading. Whoops!

  • CamillaWhite
    Reply CamillaWhite Monday 19th September, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    point number 3…. the bane of the existence of my makeup!

  • Reply AlexandraRose Monday 19th September, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Ive been needing to invest in a primer for ages!

  • Reply nphan Monday 19th September, 2011 at 2:08 am

    great tips! thanks 🙂

  • Reply sabrinafu Monday 19th September, 2011 at 12:28 am

    I love the title 😀

  • Reply Claireo Monday 19th September, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Definitely need more sleep- and less hands on face!!

  • maryanacole
    Reply maryanacole Sunday 18th September, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Wonderful tips, thanks!

  • Reply laurenchock Sunday 18th September, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    hmmm… better stop leaning on my hands!

  • Reply ethereal Sunday 18th September, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I usually have the problem of my eyeshadow creasing after only a couple of hours of wear so I have to touch it up during the day. I always wear a long wearing foundation as I got sick of it wearing off during the day.

  • Reply paoling725 Sunday 18th September, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you for the tipss! I’ll try it and hope it works for me (:

  • jennika
    Reply jennika Sunday 18th September, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    🙂

  • Reply stefaneigh Sunday 18th September, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    I always lean on my hands and then i see blush on my palms! oops! I never touch up anything except my lips though.

  • Reply pearl06 Sunday 18th September, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Much needed tips. Thanks (:

  • Reply piccolanippy Sunday 18th September, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Those are some great tips!

  • comebacks
    Reply comebacks Sunday 18th September, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I always keep some makeup for touchups at hand 🙂

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