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Eye Makeup Tips

It’s said that “the little things in life” often bring the most joy, and this is definitely true for me. This has never happened to me before and I’m psyched so had to share with you.

It’s 8am and I’ve been wearing my eye makeup for approximately 16 hours.  And it still looks good!  I know, it’s crazy!  I was so tired when I got home from Refeather Your Nest last night that I literally fell into bed in the clothes I was wearing and without washing my face (I know, that’s bad- but I was tired!) and when I woke up this morning my makeup still looked really good so I just left it as it was. So how did I get my eye makeup to last this long?  Actually, I don’t really know.  I took a shower in the late afternoon, applied foundation as I do every day, slapped on my eye makeup and walked out the door.  No special cleanser, no special primer.  Just got lucky this once I suppose.  This is an oddity for me because I’ve got such oily skin, but I’ve got no complaints!

If you’re looking for ways to make your eye makeup stay on longer here are a couple tips that I found from Eye 4 Makeup:

1. Prepare a clean oil free base– Kind of hard for people like me with oily skin that seems to go from clean to oily as soon as we step out of the shower.  But here’s what you want to do- you want to create a clean base for your eyeshadow to adhere to. This means having a clean and moisturized skin.

2. Use an eyeshadow primer- Using an eyeshadow primer can not only prevent creasing and fading of the eyeshadow but also increase the intensity of the eyeshadow. I didn’t use primer this time, but when I do, my favorite is Urban Decay Primer Potion. If you don’t have a primer, you can use a good concealer.

3. Use a cream eyeshadow base– Another option is to use a cream eyeshadow base that has almost the same color as your eyeshadow. This allows the powder eyeshadow to adhere to the cream eyeshadow and also makes the eyeshadow appear highly pigmented.

4. Wet your eyeshadow- I swear by this trick! Using your eyeshadow wet will not only intensify the look but also prolong the wear of the eyeshadow. I usually dip my applicator in a little water and then pat it on a piece of tissue so it’s not soaking wet.  Soaking wet is bad- it’ll make your eye shadow look caked on.

5. Spray water or makeup setting fix– Set your eyeshadow with mineral water, water or a makeup fix like MAC fix plus. This also gives a dewy finish to your skin.

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