Pick Me Up’s (makeup for on the go touch ups!)
Just shy of 2 months
Sometimes I need a little “makeup pick me up” about 3/4 of the way through the day.
If I have something going on in the evening, and I’ve had a particularly busy day, it helps me feel a little fresher to touch up a few areas of my makeup before I go out for the evening.
I don’t want to, or need to, redo every part of my makeup, so I pick a few areas that are going to have the most impact on how fresh my makeup will look.
1. Swirl a brush in a little illuminizer and apply to cheeks. Dust whatever remains on the rest of your face. Not only will the slight shimmer in an illumining product “wake up” your face, the color will help you look a little warmer as well.
2. Touch up any eyeliner to give eyes a bit more definition. Have you ever tried to apply another coat of mascara over 8 hour old “already-mascara-ed lashes”? It’s not fun. And the results usually aren’t great. So, if you need a little bit more darkness and definition around your eyes, try freshening up your liner. Maybe even pull it out a bit at the sides to give more impact. Or do the easiest trick in the book and line your waterline with it.
3. Touch up blemishes or dark spots, and brighten up under eyes. Faded under eye concealer will expose just how tired you are in an instant. Freshening up your under eyes can have a surprisingly brightening affect on your whole face.
4. Add a little more color to your eye shadow. If your shadow has faded, or is just a little too light from the day, press a little darker color into the crease or outer corner to add more boldness.
As far as makeup brushes go, these would be great little travel brushes. However, when you are compiling your “on the go touch up kit” try to grab things that you don’t need to use a brush with!
The nicest things about these little makeup touch ups? It’s really something you could do in your office bathroom or even your car. Simple little refreshing steps to help you look like you’ve just applied your makeup.