Are you looking for ways to make your make-up last longer? I sure am! I invest in good, high quality make-up and I want it to last as long as possible. I want to get every penny out of it.
HSN (Home Shopping Network), just had an amazing Make-up blog (by Author LaraRamos) and I wanted to share it with everyone! We spend a lot of money on our make-up and want it to last as long as possible. I am always reading different ways on how to make your make-up last longer, take care of your brushes, etc. I can’t agree more with HSN on the brushes! I think it’s incredibly important to purchase high-quality brushes and take good care of them as well.
I personally think that you should not keep concealer or foundation more than 12 months. I have a color for the winter months and a different color for the summer months. After a year, I feel they tend to look different and the foundation does not go on as well. I have eye liners from a year ago that still work perfectly. I wash my make-up brushes and I have had them forever.
HSN had an amazing article about it, so I wanted to share it with everyone.
Here are a few of my favorite ways to make my makeup last:
1. Build a Better Makeup Bag
At times, I look through my stash and find no fewer than a dozen variations of the exact same lip shade. None of these products get used consistently and they mostly end up expiring before I can even scratch the surface. I’ve learned that by better editing my purchase decisions, I can make sure that I have a variety of products that I use more frequently – and I’m more likely to use them to the very last drop.
2. Clean your Brushes
Not only are makeup brushes expensive, but they also touch all of your makeup. By keeping them clean, not only are you extending their life, but also the life of your products. Keeping powders and blushes free and clear of oils and bacteria that tend to break them down will help them live a longer life.
3. Keep it Pretty
You will never find my hard earned makeup knocking around in a vanity drawer or at the bottom of my purse. Oh, the horror! I’m careful to keep my beauty treasures tucked inside of pouches when I’m on the go or on a tray sitting on my vanity at home. This way, there’s far less chance that they will crack or explode, wasting precious product.
4. Scrape the Bottom
I recently discovered these little spatulas that you can use to actually scrape the bottom of your makeup bottles to get to the very end of them. I’ve also been known to use them after cutting open tubes of concealer and lip gloss to collect one final application. Brilliant!
5. Portion Control
It may go without saying, but using only what you need can really make your makeup last. I found that I was always left with unneeded foundation or extra moisturizer after applying, so I downsized my dose and I’m wasting less. Making other small changes like not spraying my fragrance into the air and walking through it has also helped!
Please click here to view it directly on HSN’s site. Please feel free to share your make up tips and tricks below as well. Next week we will be sharing our interview with a celebrity make-up artist! Have a fancy and fabulous day make-up lovers!