Don’t Put A Time Limit On Your Makeup: Help It Stay On For Longer With These Great Tips

Ever had that experience where you leave the house with amazing makeup – only to look in a mirror two hours later to find that it’s all but left your face? Yep, this has probably happened to all of us, and it doesn’t ever get less annoying. It can be incredibly disheartening to see your makeup wear off so quickly, especially if you spent ages on it or if you are at a big event. Our makeup can come off our faces for a number of reasons. It could be to do with the weather – wind and rain aren’t exactly a girl’s best friend when it comes to keeping their face intact. It could be to do with face touching or the wearing of glasses, or even wearing scarves around the face. Plus sometimes, it is simply down to the wearer having oily skin. So what exactly can you do if you suffer with makeup that just won’t stay on? Well, read on and try some of these techniques that can help your makeup stay with you well into the night – so you can party until dawn without a care in the world.

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Use primer

You may have heard of people using what is known as a primer under their makeup. These products have been used by professional makeup artists for years, but have only hit the highstreet in the past few years. Primers are essentially products which are applied before foundation or concealer and aim to make your makeup last longer. They are now available from many different brands and come in gel, cream and even powder form. In order to apply it, don’t be scared to use your fingers. Yes, we have all been relentlessly told to apply makeup with professional brushes and sponges ONLY. But in the case of primer, actually absorbs into the skin better when you use your hands, due to the generation of heat. There are also types of primer specifically designed for certain parts of the face, such as this base for NYX eyeshadow.

Must Have Makeup Products from Younique


Finding the perfect makeup can be very hard, but let me tell you that Younique products are definitely the way to go. Since I started using the products I have been absolutely amazed at all the great products that they offer and wondered why I didn’t start using these products many years sooner.

About Younique:

Derek Maxfield and Melanie Huscroft, a brother-and-sister team, founded Younique in September 2012 with a mission to uplift, empower, and validate women across the globe. Derek and Melanie firmly believe that all women should feel valued, smart, and empowered through opportunities of personal growth and financial reward.

About the Cosmetics:

Younique’s cosmetics development processes utilize scientific research to ensure that our products contain high quality ingredients that enrich and nourish the skin. The result is a beautifully efficacious product that is safely compatible with virtually every skin type.

Younique begins by looking to Mother Nature for the inspiration behind the cosmetics. Their in-house scientific team then formulates a product that honors that inspiration while delivering cutting-edge cosmetics. Their goal is to provide healthy, clean, and pure cosmetics.

What Does Beauty Mean to You?

Disclosure- this is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own and honest. Please see “I disclose” for more info.

Beauty is a relative term.   So many people- women and young girls, in particular, get bogged down with what the media tells them is beautiful that they forget that almost everyone has beauty about them.  (Yeah, I said “almost”.  Some people are worse off on the inside, and that doesn’t make a pretty person in my opinion.)  Beauty comes from not just your natural features, but the way one acts, and the grace one carries themselves with.  Most of us struggle with our own “beauty” now and again (or constantly) in one way or another, but we can do little things to make ourselves feel better.

Are Your Lips #ArdenRed ?

What better way to start off Lip Appreciation Weekend than with a little #ArdenRed? As the saying goes, “Put on some red lipstick and live a little!”

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Me and my bubbie sure look kissable! He is sans the #ArdenRed lipstick, of course 🙂

If you’re wearing #ArdenRed worthy lips, share a #selfie with on Instagram by tagging @ElizabethArden & #ArdenRed and show off your poppy pout. If you want to join in on the trend and you’re not sure which red hue is right for you, check out Elizabeth Arden Global Makeup Artist, Rebecca Restrepo’s quick tip for finding the perfect red lip look using Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick ($25.00).

Beauty Box 5 Review

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I’m sure that you know as well as I do, that there are millions of beauty products available on the market today. How would you like to receive a box of items to try out each month?

I was lucky enough to be able to review the Beauty Box 5.

About Beauty Box 5

Beauty Box 5 is a way for you to sign up to receive 4-5 samples of your favorite beauty brands right to your door. You can also choose to cancel at anytime.

The wonderful thing about Beauty Box 5, is that they give you the opportunity to try top of the line beauty products at an affordable cost.

The Items I received in my Beauty Box 5:

  • Blum Naturals Oil Absorbing Facial Tissues
  • An Ofra Eye Shadow
  • Bodyography Foundation Primer
  • Blinc Mascara
  • City Lips Sample from City Cosmetics


My Thoughts:

When I received the Beauty Box 5, I was immediately impressed at how nice of a presentation they had. I opened up my goodie box, and I was very pleased with the items themselves, as well as the variety of items that I did receive.

EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set

With fall upon us, it’s the perfect time to try out a new makeup routine to freshen up your look. EcoTools, a leader in earth-friendly beauty products, has teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles to showcase a new makeup routine to get gorgeous in just five minutes. Made from 100% cruelty free, soft taklon bristles and recycled aluminum ferrules, it comes in a convenient natural cotton and hemp travel case- making it the perfect on-the-go kit for fashion forward ladies that care about the planet.