It’s officially the holiday season, and now we all of a sudden have three events on in one night. Someone’s gotta do it?!
It’s tough enough in the summer heat to attend one backyard drinks with your partner’s old college residence friends, but moving from event to event and keeping that smile will require a couple of simple, but clever beauty hacks.
Clever means cost-efficient and quality, to me. So, here are six tricks for get you feeling sharp throughout all of your summer events, from day to night:
1. Hack your lips for long-lasting wear…early.
Order of prep: Coffee and brekkie first, teeth brushing second, and makeup last. This is a small but crucial tip to start with – no-one wants smudged foundation, so do your full face of makeup after you brush. To banish the coffee stains (and breath), I use Colgate Optic White’s High Impact White (which should be used up to six weeks twice a day for the ‘high impact’).
After that, use a moisturising lip balm and then start your makeup routine. When you’re finally all glowed up it’s time to finish with your lips. When applying your lip liner, be sure to smudge the line lightly with your fingers before applying the lipstick to encourage blending and avoid any harsh lines. Once you’ve applied the lipstick, take a small square of tissue and gently press against your mouth, keeping it closed and relaxed. Then start working your fingertips around the edges as well as the centre of the lips. This will stop you from getting lipstick stains on your freshly cleaned teeth so you can laugh with confidence through conversations about the housing market and cricket. FUN.
You don’t want this: