Reader Germaine asked a question in a comment that I thought was a very good one:-
I want to know when should I do touch up on my make up? When my face starts to get oily? And usually when ppl touch up what part do they concentrate on?
In my reply to her I gave a few pointers on when and how people do their touch up of their makeup during the day:-
- People usually touch up makeup when they find it fading as the day goes on. This is usually when skin gets oily (foundation, blush) or you find the colour not as bright or fresh as when you first put it on (lipstick, lipgloss).
- To touch up powder, first blot away the oil, then pat on a light layer of pressed powder or powder foundation, taking care to blend it properly or you might end up with a cakey look.
- To touch up lipstick or lipgloss, first remove all lipgloss and lipstick from your lips then reapply.
Personally, I do not touch up my makeup during the day except for my lipstick so maybe I’m not the best person to ask!
I may blot away shine if I experience any but if you take care not to rub at your skin but just pat a piece of blotter or tissue; or lay a piece of tissue or blotter on the skin and rub it gently to absorb the oil, you may not need to apply anymore powder.
Do you touch up your makeup other than lipstick? Perhaps you’d have some pointers that could help out Germaine or anyone else out there wondering what they should or should not do when touching up their makeup.
When and how do you touch up your makeup?