The long lasting ways
Make up can be fun and bring out the experimentalist in you but touch up is another thing. There is no product that can keep all of your makeup in place for the duration of 24hrs. The skin needs to breathe and produce natural oils inevitably moving the makeup – if it didn’t your skin would not be happy. However there are ways or products which limit the amount of times you need to touch up your makeup.
Invincible Powder – Setting Powder
Notable Ingredients: Talc, Zinc oxide, silica based (translucent).
Tools: Use a fluffy brush for specific areas and to avoid caking. Use For fuller coverage use a powder puff.
Setting powders come in different shades as well as translucent. Use mineral based loose powder when using mineral foundation.
-Helps set liquid or waxy based makeup which including foundation, lipsticks and eyeliners etc.
-Helps diffuse light reflected off product.
-Absorbs oil. Being warm, the skin melts the makeup and also has sebaceous glands which secrete oil.
– Good for a matte makeup look.
-It is build-able. Use throughout the day.
-The finely milled particles can cover blemishes
– Loose powder can be messy. Not recommended for when traveling about.
– Can make wrinkles more obvious
Notable Ingredients: similar to above but one added binding ingredient, wax.
Tools: Fluffy brush or a setting pad which usually comes with the product.
– Similar to above loose setting powder.
– Handier to have when going out. Not as messy.
– Less full coverage. Less finely milled particles being the main difference with the loose variant.
– Added binding ingredient not suitable for those with allergies towards wax.
Notable Ingredients: Silica, polymers, wax, salicylic acid,
Tools: Fingers or any type of foundation or concealer brush.
– Only needed once during the day. Do not need to reapply.
– Being translucent easier to apply.
– Some act as a moisturizer (decreases dryness) and offer SPF protection as well.
– The right primer can protect sensitive skin. Acts like a barrier.
-Smooths the skin and evens the skin tone.
– It can block pores.
– Can block sun nourishment and deny your skin vitamin D.
Notable Ingredients: Water, acrylic, isoprophyl (various types), polymers, emollients, preservatives and ingredients for fragrance
Tools: None needed.
Tip: Hairspray can be used as an alternative setting spray.
Benefits: Great as a quick fix.
-Does not offer full coverage.
– Contains alcohol which can be drying.
Aim: How oily are you? – Set it only where you need it.