Today:- During the hot and humid season, make-up never seems to last. The effort for teenagers should be focused on reducing the oily and sweaty look and on making the skin appear fresh and clean.
Actually, a natural, matte (non-shiny) look is trendy and also suitable for the rainy season. Avoid heavy foundations and shine on the face. Start by looking for make up products that are “waterproof” or “long lasting” and provide a matte finish.
Go for compact powder. Compact powder is pressed powder and lasts longer than loose powder. Also, it reduces the oily look. After cleansing, apply astringent lotion. Wait for a few minutes and then apply compact powder. Compact powders are also ideal for touching up. Carry wet tissues and compact powder in your handbag, to refresh both skin and make-up.
If you want to apply foundation, apply an astringent lotion first, using cotton wool. After a few minutes, wrap an ice cube in a clean cloth and apply it on the skin, for a few seconds at a time. This also helps to close the pores. Go for a water-based foundation, adding a drop or two of water for a lighter coverage. Apply on dots of foundation all over the face and use a damp sponge to blend it. Then apply powder. It helps make-up last longer.
The trend is towards the natural look, with less blush-on. A faint flush would be suitable. Powder blushers help to reduce oil and sweat. Powder blushers are easier to apply and are best for humid weather. Apply on the cheekbones and slightly below it. You can use your finger tips to dot the area with blusher. Then, blend with the brush, outwards and slightly upwards, making sure there are no harsh lines or a blotchy effect.
Tips to make your make-up last longer:
For oily skin, the use of an astringent lotion before foundation or powder, will help make-up last. After applying astringent lotion, wait for a few minutes and then apply foundation.
When you apply powder, press the powder all over the face and neck, with a slightly damp sponge. This helps it to set and last longer.
Compact powder, rather than loose powder lasts longer and provides a smooth finish. Carry powder compact to touch up make-up.
By: Shahnaz Husain, Special feature for Teennews1 online channel