With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it is time for some beauty tips, and the best beauty products to not only have your makeup on point this holiday, but last all night long. Check out my picks for seven long-lasting beauty products for Valentine’s Day.
1. Makeup Primer
Name a beauty product, and I can guarantee there is a primer to pair with it. The purpose of a primer is to help makeup last longer and ensure that the pigments stay true to color, or more vivid. Laura Mercier makes the best foundation on the market in a wide assortment of formulas that combat shine, give the skin more radiance and protect from the sun. Milani Cosmetics makes an affordable eyeshadow primer that will make the dullest eyeshadow come to life and lasts 12 hours. MAC Cosmetics wins for the best lip and mascara primer in the Prep and Prime line.
2. Matte-Finish Foundation
Grab your foundation primer and prepare for greatness! The trick to long-lasting foundation is going to be a matte, or semi-matte finish. Try Maybelline’s FIT Me Shine Free Foundation stick for a matte finish, 12 hour wear and flawless skin.
3. Matte Lipstick
Lipstick, like foundation, is going to be all about the finish for long-lasting results. Matte is best in this case as well. Pucker up with MAC Cosmetics Ruby Woo. This popular color is a clean neutral red with a retro-matte finish.
4. Eyeshadow Primer
Thanks to the innovation of beauty technology, eyeshadow is being produced with more and more wear time, but it’s always best to wear an eyeshadow primer. You can pick any eyeshadow from your favorite brand, just apply that primer underneath!
5. Gel Manicure
When on the hunt for a long-lasting nail lacquer you want a gel manicure. Thanks to technology, you can get a salon quality gel manicure in the comfort of your home. Brands like Sally Hansen and SensatioNail offer gel manicure kits, light included, in a wide assortment of shades for an affordable price. Sally Hansen even has a gel manicure version that doesn’t need a light!
6. Waterproof Mascara
When searching for a mascara for a long night out, look for something waterproof that will not flake, smudge or budge. Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash will give you intense, dramatic lashes with long wear.
7. Setting Spray
Congrats! You’re at the finish line! You have successfully applied all your makeup, now it’s time for a setting spray. Cosmetic setting sprays ensure that your makeup will not slide off your face in warm, humid weather. Skindinavia makes the best 16-hour setting spray that finishes your look and that can also be used as a primer as well. New to shelves is the L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray, slated to be Skindinavia’s fierce competition at a fraction of the price.
Follow our guidelines and use these seven long-lasting beauty products to keep your makeup fresh on Valentine’s Day!