Have you ever started your day with flawless, beautiful make-up and returned home looking quite the opposite?
A hard day at work, a busy schedule or a stressful event can take a toll on your health and your looks. The first organ to suffer when you're under stress is your skin. Unexpected flare-ups, increased oil production, moisture loss and decreased recovery ability are some of the most common ways your skin pays for the stress. Your lips, which are also skin, will end up looking parched and flaky. The circles under the eyes, when the skin is dehydrated, will be even more visible than ever. To top it all off, you don't have time to take a deep breath, let alone fix your make-up. It's no surprise we all manage to look unglamorous by the time we clock out from the office.
Is this fact making you even more stressed out? Don't be. There are many ways to stay beautiful throughout the day, no matter what kind of day it is.
The easiest way is to ensure you use make-up products that provide a long-lasting effect, and use them correctly. Foundation and powder last longer on the skin when applied after skin primer or make-up base.
Eyeshadow doesn't fade easily when using eye primer. A spray of water can help make your make-up stay in place longer and be more resistant to water, heat and oil.
However, even the most long-lasting make-up is not going to remain exactly the same from dawn till dusk. Touch-ups are necessary, especially in this heat and humidity. Always keep a powder compact in your purse because flawless skin can really make a big difference. Even when your eyeshadow or lip colour have faded, you can still look fresh and fabulous if your skin looks clear like porcelain.
The right powder for touching up is not necessarily the same one you use in the morning. While what you put on before you leave home should be long-lasting and have full to medium coverage, powder for touching up should not be heavy on the skin, considering the reason for touching up is because your skin is getting oily. Loose powder or water-based powder gives a fresher and lighter feel, while oil-based products might get streaky if combined with facial oil. If your face is really oily, it might be better to blot off the excess grease just before touching up.
Another dead giveaway that you're exhausted is dry, dull lips. Usually, when under stress or following a busy schedule, people tend to skip drinking water, and they have their lips to show for it. While it is always better to hydrate your lips from within by getting enough fluids throughout the day, a quick fix like a swipe of lip gloss or lip balm can help, too. Never re-apply your lipstick on dry, chapped lips because it will create an uneven, crummy look.
To match your gorgeous, fresh face, don't forget to keep your hair looking good, and your body skin refreshed. A spritz of scented water or oil mist can do wonders and leave you smelling wonderful, like a gorgeous woman should.
Chanel Vitalumiere Eclat Compact is a water-based compact perfect for infusing the skin with an immediate glow and dewy moisture on the go.
Panpuri Satin Oil Mist is a lightweight, fast-absorbing oil mist formulated for the body and hair for instant moisturising and protection.
All-In-One BB cream from The Body Shop has a lightweight formula that provides long-lasting hydration and coverage.
Lovely ME:EX Volume My Lips boasts an Inorganic- Gelling System which helps with colour dispersion and stability, for lips that are beautifully plump all day long.
Too Faced Shadow Insurance helps eye make-up stay put longer.
Switching on the glow
Shu Uemura's latest research into cellular biology shows that in an ideal skin environment, cells actually have the power to naturally protect and restore their structural components day after day. As we age, the skin's ability to self-generate is subject to "power cuts", causing depletion in the skin structure and cellular disorganisation. A drop of TSUYA Skin youthful radiance generator will help activate the skin's power switch, giving you porcelain-fine, petal-soft, translucent glowing skin in just a week.
Advanced serum against advancing age
Aviance introduces Aviance Dermaceutical EX Essential Cells Advanced Serum, the powerful serum with Aviance exclusive Stemcell technology to fight the physical dimensions of ageing including dryness, fine lines, enlarged pores and uneven complexions. Formulated with tomato stem cell extract, the essential serum can be applied daily in the morning and before bedtime before moisturiser to help maximise nourishment.
About the author
- Writer: Napamon Roongwitoo
Position: Outlook Writer