eyeshadow and a lipstick
that won’t survive two sips of
Scoffee: sometimes it’s hard to
One of the big expert tips for long-lasting lip colour is lip liner. Using
a liner all over the lips, under your lipstick, will give your lippy extra
keep make-up where it should be. It staying power – look for a shade that’s close to your natural lip colour
gets worse too, in the summer, when or match it to your lipstick.
the weather warms up. So what to €26 Soft Smooth
do? Well, prep work is one of the Lip Liner from Code
big keys to having make-up that €17.95 Liquid Lips from Fuschia
lasst. Great long-wear formulations A great one-
can do a good job but even the best If the kerfuffle of reapplying a shade-suits-all
won’t work all that well if your skin lipstick (and, no matter how pencil is self
provides a bad canvas. good they are, you ALWAYS sharpening (yay!)
need to reapply at some point) and as well as
Keeping skin smooth and well opt for a tint. This one from providing a base
hydrated - as well as keeping excess Fuschia boasts a hit of colour for any lipstick or
oil under control - will help to give and a long lasting finish. gloss it contains
the best base for any make-up look. an ingredient
Make sure you’re using the right €6.99 Universal Lip Liner from Max Factor called Maxi Lip
products for your skin type. From which helps to
there, it’s a case of choosing effective This clever pencil from Max Factor is a stimulate
formulations, from your foundation lifesaver if you find your lipstick always collagen
down to your liner. First, though, bleeds into the fine lines around the too.
a look at some secret weapons for mouth. Simply use the invisible liner
long-lasting make-up: primers. around the lip line to create a barrier
and keep your lippy where it should be.
Primers are often overlooked but they’re your best friend when it comes to make-up
that won’t budge. These days you can get ones for your face, eyes and even lips. They help
to provide a smooth surface for your cosmetics to adhere to and boost staying power.
€19 Prime Time Eyelid €25 Little Black Primer
Primer from bareMinerals from Estée Lauder
An eyelid primer is the key If your lashes are a little
to smooth shadow that is lacklustre or you find mascara
tends to disappear (and/or you’re
slow to crease and lasts for not a fan of waterproof mascaras)
hours. Eyelid primers are a primer can help. This gem from
also great for smoothing Estée Lauder can be used on its
out the lid area if you’re own for a subtle lash look or
going for a bare eye, or a layered under or over mascara.
sweep of mascara.
€34.50 Hydrating Foundation €33 Flawless Start Instant and By Brenda McCormick
Primer from Smashbox Perfecting Primer from Elizabeth Arden
If you want to address a An award-winning primer, this
skin concern as well as helps to diminish the appearance of
simply doing your make-up fine lines and pores. It has longwear
Smashbox is one to check polymers to help keep make-up
out. The brand offer an looking perfect for longer and has
array of primers; this oil skincare benefits in there too.
free option helps lock in
hydrating moisture while it
smooths and blurs.
PowerAce bases Tips and tricks to keep
your make-up where you
If you think about cosmetics sliding want it to be this summer
all about the place and not lasting the T he eyes have it
When it comes to eyeliner, €25 Colour Chameleon Pencil in Amber
Haze by Charlotte Tilbury
distance, it’s probably a foundation that look for long-wear waterproof
Tilbury’s lovely pencils were designed
comes to mind. Using a primer should help, formulations. A good liner also for glamour on the go. They glide on
and can be smudged and blended into
but you also need to know what sort of skin means you won’t need to worry a smoky eye but the staying power is
strong, so blend quickly!
issues you’re trying to counter – and get about creasing if your lids are
€25.52 Pressed Mineral
long wear concealers and shine-zapping prone to turning shadows into a Eye Shadow Duo in Plum
Pearl from Inika
products involved too for a fab face that streaky mess. Prep with a primer
Natural brand Inika’s
stays put. and opt for shadows that are pressed mineral
shadows are a
€100 Soft Fluid Longwear designed to last. great skin-friendly
Foundation SPF20 option. Available
from La Mer €14 Endless Silky Eye Pen in Matte in seven duo
Khaki from Pixi combinations, the
formulation is crease
La Mer’s foundation teams A longwear pencil that works well
skincare with a beautiful swept close to the lash line for proof and long-lasting,
soft, longwear finish. definition or a hint of colour - or making them ideal for
It contains the brand’s blended for a casual, smudgy finish. wearing in warmer
patented Miracle Broth, Move fast though, as once these weather.
along with antioxidants babies are set, they’re set.
and SPF to care for skin.
€38 Matt Effect Blotting
Perfector from Murad
Shine is an issue for a Get set €30 Fix’ Make-Up €10 Make-Up Setting
lot of people and you Spray from Clarins Spray from NYX
need a light touch when Setting sprays have
it comes to applying been getting a bit of The best sprays For a matte, shine
powder or it can cake. attention in recent have some skincare free finish try NYX’s
Murad’s innovative years. A facial spritz benefits in there too no-shine Makeup
Blotting Perfector is can actually set your and this one from Setting Spray or if
different; it has a liquid- make-up, and soften Clarins features you prefer a touch
to-powder formula that out a matte, too- the brand’s anti- of radiance, the
quickly absorbs oil. much-powder finish pollution complex, spray also comes in
but lots of brands along with aloe vera a Dewy Fresh Glow
€34 Porefessional Pore are introducing and allantoin, to version.
Minimizing Makeup from specialised setting soothe skin as it sets
Benefit sprays that are your base.
designed to keep
The latest addition to make-up fresh and €23.50 Mist & Fix from Make Up For Ever
Benefit’s wildly popular going nowhere.
Porefessional range, this
mattiffying foundation Make Up For Ever is at the forefront of products
also works to cover with staying powder and this light spray helps
imperfections and to keep skin well hydrated while also ensuring
reduce the look of pores, make-up stays fresh and flawless.
while controlling shine
for up to eight hours.