In a perfect world, our makeup would remain flawless throughout the day, but sometimes even the best cosmetics can fall victim to the elements.
Luckily, you don’t have to drag your entire makeup bag around to touch up your look. Instead, build yourself a small kit to stay looking fabulous all day long.
Try these steps to keep your game face on:
Gather the ToolsYou will need a few basics tools to start with. Makeup remover pen, Q-tips, a retractable brush & a contact lens case (for carrying small amounts of concealer and foundation).
BlotBegin the touch up process by removing excess oil from your skin. Use blotting papers by patting them gently onto your t-zone to eliminate shine.
Try: Hard Candy Blotting Papers, $5
Refresh!Hydrated skin is beautiful skin, but a whole day at work can leave it a little parched. Bring your skin back to life with a spritz of revitalizing mist.
Try: e.l.f. Mineral Revitalizing Mist, $8
Clean and BlendBlend any creases in your eye shadow with a Q-tip & use your makeup remover pen to clean up any eyeliner or mascara that may have shifted during the day.
HighlightDab some highlighter on the center of your eyelids & tear ducts and watch your eyes brighten up.
Curl Give your eyelashes the ultimate pick-me-up with a lash curler to make yourself look more awake.
Try: Revlon Extra Curl Lash Curler, $5.99
Revive If you wear foundation or concealer, pump a few drops of each into a contact lens case. It’s the perfect solution for occasional fixes. Finish it off with some translucent powder on your t-zone, a little blush, your favorite lipstick and voila!
Try: Revlon ColorStay Foundation, $11.99, BareMinerals/Bare Escentuals Ready SPF 15 Touch Up Veil in Translucent, $22, Rimmel London Lasting Finish Powder Blush, $4.99 and Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor, $7.49