You wake up. You wash your face. You have a fresh, clean surface to work with as you go about your daily makeup routine. Then, life happens and all of your hard work goes out the window as your lipstick wears off, your mascara flakes and your liner begins to smear. You can touch-up your makeup and refresh your whole look, taking you from day to evening, with the tips below and Lexi Noel Beauty has all the products you need.
Dab. Lightly dab away any excess oil with a tissue or oil-blotting papers. Do this first!
Moisturize. If necessary, dab the tiniest amount of moisturizer over areas that have started looking dry and flaky, especially under the eye area.
Remove. Take off all of your lipstick so you can start with a clean slate. If you need to, apply foundation around your mouth to fill in any blank areas.
Smooth. Use your makeup sponge or a foundation brush to smooth out your foundation and blush.
Conceal. Apply a little extra concealer under your eyes to brighten and give skin a refreshed look. If the coverage from your foundation or concealer has worn off over blemishes or other imperfections, reapply over those areas, making sure to avoid your blush. Double check the corners of your nose where foundation can accumulate.
Dust. A very light layer of powder dusted over your face helps set makeup and gives skin a flawless finish. Pay special attention to the corners of your nose.
Highlight. Apply more blush or highlighter, but only if needed. Blush and highlighter grab on more easily over makeup that has been on the face for a while.
Touch up. If your eyeshadow tends to crease throughout the day, blot the area gently with a tissue or blotting paper and then use a brush to smooth out the color. Touch up your eyeliner, especially under your eyes where it may have smeared.
Re-apply your lip liner and lipstick. Consider using a soft matte or true matte lipstick instead of lip gloss or ultra-creamy lipsticks, which tend to wear off quickly or bleed into lines.
It takes just a few minutes to freshen up your look and re-boot your attitude!