Here at Butterfli Me, our top criteria for choosing our friends is the same as choosing our makeup: they both need to be reliable. If foundation decides to slide off midway through the day or lipstick leaves before lunch, it’s time to rethink your routine! Sometimes, all it takes are a few tweaks to achieve the results you’re looking for. Never fear, busy Butterfli’-s! We’ve got the top five tips to help make your makeup last.
Multi-task with Moisturizer
Even if you fall on the naturally oilier side, we can’t stress enough how important daily moisturizer is for your skin, both for its overall health AND its ability to provide staying power for your makeup. When skin is dehydrated, makeup is absorbed into your pores, leading to breakouts and a lack of coverage. Moisturize daily to create an even surface for your foundation to sit on top of instead of sink in to.
Prime All Parts Possible
Primers have been all over the beauty scene for the past couple of years, and for good reason: they help you make the most of the makeup you already own! Furthermore, this powerhouse product has begun to evolve, leading to a new generation of specialty primers. We use both our Retexturizing Face Primer and Shadow Base for our event-look makeup to ensure nothing fades or creases.
Win with Waterproof
Smudged makeup is only cute when it’s done on purpose, and unfortunately, most mascaras have a habit of running and/or smudging without the green light. To combat this problem, we recommend using waterproof formulas. This way, the natural moisture of your eyes won’t cause the formula to dilute and run, keeping your eyes clearly defined without fear of raccoon-hood.
Staying Power of Stains
Cheek and lip stains can often look incredibly natural while still providing powerful pigment that lasts! This best-of-both-worlds product is a staple for girls on the go. It can do double duty for both cheeks and lips, AND keeps a subtle flush in your complexion, no matter how many meetings you have scheduled.
Set It and Forget It
If you’ve ever seen an artist finishing a sketch, you’d know how they preserve the amazing work they’ve accomplished: with a glossy spray to set the medium in place. So now we ask: why should your makeup be any different? Setting everything in place with a translucent powder or makeup setting spray helps to diffuse any harsh lines or unblended product, and ultimately, locks all your artistry into place.
Until next time, Social Butterfli’-s.
Between the rays you caught lounging poolside and those balmy nights on the town, healthy, radiant, and sun-damage free skin can become a serious challenge when the temperature heats up. Extra blemishes, excess shine or oil, and sunburns can keep you from having your best skin possible. But, whatever summer episodes your epidermis encounters, you can put your best face forward with a simple summer skin care routine.
Fresh Faced Start
Removing all makeup, eliminating bacteria, and exfoliating dead skin cells are the baseline steps for clear skin, and all three begin with a deep cleanse. By far the most important part of any skincare regimen, it is especially essential in summer months, when excess sweat and dry skin from sun exposure take their toll, and after-hours celebrations cut into your usual eight hours of beauty sleep. Start by wetting your face, then massage a quarter-sized amount of papaya enzyme cleanser on your nose, forehead, and chin, working outwards. The geranium and cucumber extracts will awaken and refresh dull, tired looking skin. For any stubborn eye makeup, turn to the power of makeup remover with oil to break up the formula and glycerin to gently moisturize delicate skin.
Maven of Moisture
The excess oil you experience in the summer is caused by your body’s attempt to keep your skin hydrated. Beat it to the punch and moisturize with a formula that will absorb deep into your pores, balancing your complexion for seriously sexy skin. As part of your daily routine, we recommend the Daily Moisture Protection moisturizer, due to its Broad Spectrum SPF 15 with protection against UVA and UVB exposure. For those who want a little brightening as well, you can always add Brightening Day Protection moisturizer for that extra glow.
Sun exposure is the number one culprit of dry skin, the most obvious application for moisturizer. For the super-scaly among us, you need to step it up with deep nourishment, in the form of Vitamins A, C and E in our Hydrating Cream Extreme moisturizer. This formula is ultra rich, and if applied at night, will leave your skin baby-soft and dewy by morning! Apply a dime-sized portion of either moisturizing option, massaging in small circles around the perimeter of your face and neck. Allow moisturizer to absorb for 5-10 minutes before finishing with serum, primer, and makeup.
Lock in the Lovely
In the same way that BB and CC creams have exploded in the makeup scene over the past few years, the next hot item is a multi-tasker that delivers jaw-dropping results: introducing, the Skin Transforming Serum. Give your skin a kick-start by improving its radiance, correcting dark spots and discoloration, minimizing pores, and creating an airbrushed effect with soft focus diffusers. It’s a do-it-all product that allows you to apply less foundation by eliminating imperfections before doing your makeup.
The ultimate benefit of healthy summer skin? Reduced aging effects, meaning you’re not just taking care of your skin for the present, but giving it the nourishment it needs for many seasons to come. Don’t let sunburn, clogged pores, or itchy dry skin take away from that sassy suntan, and set the stage for stunning makeup all summer long!
Until next time, Butterflis.