by Editor | Mademoiselle Meme
As glamorous as NYFW is, it is also exhausting and stressful. Add in some extreme weather conditions as I experienced this season, and it can really affect your skin and overall appearance. Between the cold weather and long hours, I figured out the best way to keep, to make sure my makeup lasted all day long, and to maintain nourished skin in low temperatures. If you follow along on our Snapchat (username: mademoiselememe), you may recognize all these products from my week in the Big Apple.
To keep warm, try massaging your favorite body oil into your skin after a hot shower while the skin is damp. This acts as an extra thermal throughout the day and is a major cold weather hack.
Cold weather has drying effects, especially on the lips. To maintain moisture, an essential foundation for any lipstick and lip liner to look decent, the right lip treatment makes all the difference. The Sephora brand lip sheet masks work wonders.
If you aren’t too keen on oily face moisturizers, try the organic Eminence hydrating gel before your makeup application. It absorbs quickly without leaving oil behind and is exceptionally nourishing.
EXTENDING THE LIFE OF YOUR MAKEUP
Primers are essential for a smooth, more flawless look when using face makeup. I wasn’t convinced until I tried using it during my 14-hour days of NYFW. It gives a smoother finish to your skin but also helps in securing longer wear of the makeup throughout the day.
Another way to get your full face to stay done up is to use a finishing spray. Spray yourself lightly after finishing your makeup to seal the deal.
When you are only sleeping a few hours a day during NYFW, certain tricks can help give you the spirited boost you may not necessarily feel on the inside. #bosslifestruggles
If you suffer from dark circles, try the Sephora eye masks. The Pomegranate sheet mask is energizing but also smooths out the under-eye area. Use this before adding in an optional color corrector.
Concealer might just be the makeup essential every woman should carry. Stress and travel can sometimes cause unfortunate breakouts, like NYFW, so a good concealer is necessary. But a concealer is so much more, it is perfect for masking those tired eyes when you haven’t caught enough Z’s.
When all else fails, a power lip can take any attention away from those tired eyes or maybe the tiny forehead breakout you had because of your long flight the night before to NY (true story!). Try the perfect red, or a hue that suits you to polish off your look.