The Secrets to Long-Lasting Makeup Perfection


When you have just applied your makeup in the morning it looks fresh and fabulous, and you walk out the door feeling great! However, have you ever had the experience of taking a peek at lunchtime after a busy morning and being disappointed that your makeup is either all ‘gone’ or has just lost its lustre, or, your face is so shiny it reflects right back at you?

And you wonder how ‘other’ people do it? Keep their makeup fresh and fabulous all day long? Do they nip to the bathroom to touch up every hour? Well, you don’t have to, I mean, who has time for that?

There are a few secrets to long-lasting, stay put and gorgeous makeup you need to master, nothing major!

The Basics

Great makeup starts with great skin. And the secrets to great skin are excellent health, and an excellent cleanse-tone-exfoliate-moisturise routine. So, this means eating plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, drinking lots of water throughout the day and always cleansing makeup off before bedtime! Choose a cleanser/toner/ moisturizer combination that suits your skin and give yourself an exfoliation and a mask treatment once a week for unfailingly flawless skin.

Primed for Perfection

One of the secrets to all-day fresh makeup is to use a primer underneath your foundation. This evens out skin tone and helps makeup to adhere to the skin for longer. Primers offer other benefits too such as color-correcting and boosting luminosity and radiance, so it’s worth investing in a great one!

I absolutely love Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance, because it creates a soft focus effect, thanks to the universal Pearl Tint which helps conceal the look of imperfections with a radiant finish. Jojoba conditions skin while Vitamins A, C, and E help your makeup last. An oil-free formula and a lightweight texture means it is absorbed instantly. Gently massage into the surface of skin. Can be used over moisturizer or on a clean face before concealer or foundation.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Radiance

Pro tip: Once you have your lovely primer in place, you should apply your foundation next, using high quality makeup brushes and sponges for a flawless, long-lasting effect. Then, if you use concealer, use the concealer ON TOP of the foundation, so as not to drag it across your skin by following with foundation.

Blotting out shine

One of my biggest makeup problems is that my face gets shiny really easily during the day. So I always use, and carry these handy little blotting papers for my forehead especially. It doesn’t smudge your makeup and gets rid of shine immediately.

Loose powder also does the trick, especially if you blend it well into your makeup brush and dust over areas that tend to get oily and shiny quickly, like forehead, nose and chin. Clé de Peau Beauté Translucent Loose Powder is infused with new Light-Transmitting Powder and reveals captivating natural-looking radiance and luminosity and a long-wear effect. The smooth powder with a two-layer structure fits against skin perfectly for a natural-looking silky smooth texture without looking powdery. Thanks to a clever combination of Day-Matching Powder, Honeycombing Prevention Oil and Oil Absorbing Powder, it responds to changes in skin tone due to oil production throughout the day and maintains a perfect foundation finish.

Clé de Peau Beauté Translucent Loose Powder

Keep your flawless face on, ‘til next time we chat and I introduce the brand Filorga to you!

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