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During the summertime, there are so many different events that require long lasting makeup and hair. If you get it right, you can get on with enjoying yourself for a full day out without having to worry about your makeup fading or your hair dropping out. This summer, I have been to the Polo, Ascot, Wimbledon, BBQs and even a festival and this is the hair and makeup look I have been loving.
For perfect looking makeup, it’s important to really prep your skin and make sure it is hydrated. If your skin is dehydrated, the makeup won’t sit well and may even flake off during the day, so I make sure I use a mist then a serum to lock in moisture. Also, I never skip SPF, especially if I am going to be outside.
Long Lasting Makeup for Summer Parties
There are certain steps I always follow when I want to my makeup to last and they are quick and easy to include when I am getting ready.
Use A Primer
A good primer is your secret weapon when it comes to long lasting makeup. I have long been a fan of the No7 Airbrush Away primer because not only does it create a great base for your makeup to stick to, it also provides a perfected canvas, blurring pores and lines, so that you need less foundation.
For parties that can stretch from day to night, it’s a good idea to choose a foundation with super-staying power. The No7 Stay Perfect Foundation covers imperfection easily in a light layer and has been formulated to last on the skin for up to 24 hours (although I have tried to avoid testing it for that long!). Make sure you have a look at the video below to see the flawless yet natural looking finish it provides using just a small amount of product. If you like long lasting makeup, you will love this.
Fresh Pastels for Cheeks & Lips
For day time summer events it’s great to add soft pops of colour to keep everything looking really fresh. I love a vibrant pink cream blush softly blended into the skin to really wake up the complexion. The Rose Blossom shade of the No7 Pop & Glow blush stick is perfect for a summery day look.
A quick slick of Ginger Rose lipstick, topped off with the No7 High Shine Gloss in Natually Nude in the centre gives rosebud lips and the combination gives the effect of added volume. The perfect pout. Both products layer really well so they are perfect for topping up during the day without worrying about your lips drying out.
Long Lasting Hair Tips
I have two top tips you need to follow if you want your waves to last as long as your makeup:
- Prep each section with hairspray before you use heat
- Hold the curled section in your hand to cool and set for a few seconds before moving on to the next
Get Ready With Me Summer Party Edition Video
So see all these long lasting makeup and hair tips in action, makeup sure you check out this five minute video which takes you through all steps I follow when I am getting ready for a day out or event. I hope you enjoy it!
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