With long hours at work and holiday parties in full swing, making sure your makeup lasts and looks flawless is the last thing you want to worry about. For me, there’s nothing worse than going out and looking in the mirror only to realize that my makeup is disappearing. That’s why today I’m sharing Studio Gear Cosmetics’ Prime Objective Skin Perfecting Face Primer*, how I achieve a long-lasting base, and a short product review.
*I received this product complimentary of Studio Gear and BrandBacker for testing purposes. For more information, please read my disclaimer.
For a long-lasting base, I recommend a primer, foundation, beauty blender, and translucent powder. I first like to apply one pump of the Studio Gear primer all over my face. This silicone based primer is supposed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (which I’m already starting to notice on my face!) and protect the skin from environmental stresses such as pollution (perfect if you live in a busy city like me). Since I have a little bit of texture and fine lines on my skin, I’m always worried about my foundation sinking into and clinging to those areas. However, with this primer, I experienced the exact opposite! The primer evened out my skin and allowed the foundation to sit evenly on my face, not to mention that it made my makeup last for over eight hours.
While I let the primer sit for a moment, I dampen my beauty blender with water. After I’ve squeezed any remaining water out of my beauty blender, I apply one pump of foundation to the back of my hand. My favorite at the moment is the Josie Maran Vibrancy Argan Oil Foundation Fluid because it’s hydrating to the skin. I then dip the beauty blender into the foundation and bounce the foundation into my skin (starting with the center of my face). I like the effect the beauty blender gives because it’s more of a natural, flawless look. Plus, I can easily build up the foundation by pressing an extra pump into my skin with the beauty blender.
After I’ve applied foundation all over my face, I like to set my foundation with a setting powder. I’ve been using a mini size of the Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder, and I love it. I take the powder on a small, fluffy brush and dust it over my forehead, around my nose, on my chin, and under my cheek bones. Once I have a full face of makeup on, I like to go back in with the setting powder and dust a small amount under my eyes for a little extra staying power.
I’m curious, what do you do to create a long-lasting base during the winter months?
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