5 MUST-HAVE BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR TOUCH UPS
I was talking to a reader recently in the Hamptons who was frustrated about her makeup melting away minutes after the party had started. Us ladies spend SO much time and effort getting done up for weddings and special events but often times we look back at pictures and cringe at the state of our makeup post cocktail hour. However, do not fret! I have shared my list of must have products to pack into your clutch before attending any event. This army of beauty products will help hold your look from beginning to end so all you have to worry about is enjoying yourself on the dance floor!
A translucent powder like Makeup Forever’s HD Microfinish Powder should be your newest best friend. The powder applies invisibly and the silica microspheres absorb oils and sweat from your face without smudging your makeup. This lightweight, silky smooth powder is also available in miniature sizes at Sephora that are perfect to fit into your clutch!
Blotting sheets provide a discrete way to touch up while seating down for dinner or in a crowded space. The trick is the blot on your T-zone or where you tend to get most shiny until you have a chance to go to the bathroom and apply the translucent finishing powder. I personally love Boscia’s blotting sheets because they are made of linen which seems to absorb more than other brands and has a soothing element with the green tea extract.
This seems like a no brainer but I cannot tell you how many times I have forgotten my lipstick at home. If you are getting your makeup done professionally, ask them to use your lipstick so you can easily do touch ups throughout the night.
Think of a concealer as a magic eraser. If you notice that your eyeliner has fallen or your lipstick has smeared around your lips, simply take a creamy concealer like bareMineral’s Correcting Concealer and gently apply with your fingertips. This will help brighten up your face and keep it looking fresh.
5. Bobby Pins
Once you hit the dance floor, your hair is most likely going to get a little messy and that’s okay! Isn’t the purpose of attending an event (well at least most) to have fun? My advice is to not try so hard to keep the original look perfect but rather pin back a few pieces of hair that start looking disheveled. The hairs out of your face will allow you to remain put together all night long!
I hope you remember these 5 products when attending your next event or party and let me know how everything holds up!