Tips to Make Your Holiday Look Last

Beauty advice from Fredericksburg area make-up artist Jumana.

As a make-up artist, I am often asked how I can keep my clients make-up looking fresh for a long photo shoot or event.  I have a few tricks up my sleeve. 

When applying make-up with longevity in mind, I always prime.  I love all of the foundation primers on the market that are specific to certain skin types.  A good primer will smooth the skin and fill in pores and fine lines.  It will also aid in making make-up last. 

Another type of primer that is a must is a good eye shadow primer.  Bold color and sparkle need a good base to really stick and stay put.  These two products -- foundation primer and eye shadow primer -- will have you off to a good start. 

Once you have primed and applied your color products, there is one more step to take.  A good setting spray is a must!  This acts in a similar way to hairspray in that it will hold your style.

If all this has your holiday head spinning, when all else fails, a make-up artist would love to help you for your big event! 

Make-Up by Jumana

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Lindsay November 29, 2012 at 03:35 PM
Here's another tip - you can use actual hairspray to set your face makeup. Yes, it sounds crazy and a little gross, but this is a tried and tested practice for stage performers, and if anyone knows how to keep their makeup looking fresh to death in a sweaty situation, it's actors, ballerinas, and drag queens! Just hold the can about 10 - 12 inches from your face and DON'T BREATH IN as you mist (also don't touch your makeup until it's dry). Voila!
Jumana December 02, 2012 at 03:17 AM
That is an awesome tip to know! I honestly have never heard that one.


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