Friday, February 2, 2018

On the go Makeup

Makeup on the go

Fresh face of makeup looking 120% at 6am slowly evolves into an 'I am exhausted' face as the day goes on. Eyeliner smudged, concealer slipping, lipstick faded and running, foundation looking blotchy. A midday touch up could perhaps help to alleviate some of this. 


Research shows that a whopping 67% of gals do their makeup on the go, be it a full face or a quick touch up. Fortunately for me, my makeup stays put until I take it off at the end of the day for the most part. When I need to touch up, it's usually nothing a piece of blotting paper can't fix. And on those rare occasions when it doesn't solve the problem, I resort to one or more of the following: 

-Refresh your lipstick by taking it all off and applying a fresh dose. Never layer lipstick over what you already have on or it would just look heavy and caked and make lines more defined. Don't get me wrong, I've mixed lipstick to get a new shade or a different texture but I prime my lips first. Remember to use a lip brush or you'd be transferring color from one tube to the other.

-Bluff your foundation to smooth things like separation and cakeyness and blend in harsh lines that may have formed. Foundation tends to settle in the corners of the nose, make sure to bluff out that area too.

-Following the bluffing, apply a light layer of concealer under you eyes to keep things fresh.

-Follow up with a powder. I'm not a huge fan of Mac products anymore but I find Mac blot powder gets the job done without leaving one looking overdone. 

-Creamy shadows tend to crease more than powder shadows. A quick sweep over the area with a brush takes care of the problem.

- A smeared eyeliner can be quite annoying. I smudge eye shadow or powder over my under eye liner and that seems to keep things in place. If a touch up is needed, the same technique works great.

-A fresh sweep of blush over your bluffed out foundation will add some warmth to your cheeks and voila, all is well in the state of Denmark!

-To reduce touchups to a bare minimum, use a good primer under your foundation. There are several great ones out there but my holy grail of primers remains the Tarte poreless mattifying primer.

PS: The use of ear phones instead of holding your phone up against your cheek helps to prevent smudged areas on your face and keeps your phone clean. 

Army green has been enjoying a moment as the new black. It's all over main street and splattered all over the pages of fashion mags as the new way to achieve that tough yet chic look. There are endless ways to style this versatile hue.

I layered my floral appliqued zip up jacket over a black turtle neck sweater and a pair of distressed denim. A pom beanie, fingerless faux fur gloves and a pair of block heel ankle boots finished the look.

Happy February guys!Makeup on the go
Makeup on the go
Makeup on the go
Makeup on the go
Makeup on the go
Makeup on the go


Jacket - Zaful (similar here)
Jeans - Old (similar here)
Faux Fur Gloves - Old (similar here)
Sunnies - Quay Australia (here)
Bag - Chanel (old)
Pom Beanie - Old (similar here)


Thank you for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx...




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42 comments:

  1. You look super awesome in this outfit, Idu:) xx

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  2. I am loving this casual look. That jacket is divine, especially paired with those boots. I have to admit I'm not someone who does make up on the run, purely because I can't get it right in my bathroom, imagine in my car hahahaha! Though I have touched up here and there. Not as much as before, my eyesight isn't the greatest and I can't get used to glasses 24/7 so I hardly wear them unless completely necessary. So whenever I look in the mirror my make up looks flawless. In actual fact is probably anything but. Ignorance is bliss hahahaha!

    Sxx
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  3. Great makeup tips, Idu:) And love this outfit so much! You look as fab as you do in your glam dresses:) Want those jeans!

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  4. Great photos idea and cool outfit my dear! You look fantastic in this styling, I love your embroidered shirt :-)

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  5. Gorgeous green!! you look stunning.
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  6. You look amazing, love this makeup!! Model you ;) Happy weekend doll x

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  7. I love your faux fur gloves. They are a great way to spice up this chic street style outfit. I do like the combo of that army green jacket (with embroidery details?-even better!) with ripped jeans and heels. Such a fabulous styling altogether!

    I enjoyed reading your make up on the go tips. I think you're absolutely right about the lipstick. It's better to wipe it off and apply it again then to layer it especially if our lips are dry...it will just create a messy look. I think creamy lipsticks are pretty awesome, as they feel very comfy on the lips.


    These photographs are amazing btw...so playful and natural....You look so beautiful!

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  8. That jacket is awesome, I love the embroidered patches on it! :)

    I tend to just put makeup on and forget about it, haha! i only wear makeup on the days I'm in the office so I'm usually too busy to stop and think about it, but maybe I should have a little on-the-go kit in my bga! :)


    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :) We are having a relaxing one, much needed after a hectic week!

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  9. Great jacket, you look fabulous:)
    kisses

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  10. Looking amazing as always Idu! Love how you’re rocking touches of violet from your lips to your toes! Have a fantastic new week!

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  11. MAC is one of my favorie makeup brands and your bag... I'm obsessed with it!
    xx

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  12. I do my makeup at 5:30 am every day and only take it off at around 6pm...that's a lot of hours and I dont really touch up during the day unless I really have to. Looking lovely hun, green is your colour!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  13. YOu look amazing - I love this all colors on you. This jacket is awesome xx

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  14. stunner, love this street style

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  15. Amazing look! I love the jacket!!
    Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  16. I'm not really into makeup like that but great tips. This look is giving me some military vibe look, love it.

    Bernie, xx
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  17. Such a great look! Really love the jacket on you.

    Gemma x
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  18. If anyone can rock a look like this its you. I really adore the colour of your lipstick. I have been into berry and deep violet colours in makeup lately. <3 /Madison

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  19. You are the coolest Idu, and I love these pictures!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  20. Fabulous as always my Dear. Enjoy February.

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  21. Il tuo look é grandioso stai benissimo
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  22. I touch up my foundation and my lipstick, but usually can't be bothered to do more.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

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  23. You look so beautiful, that colour is so great on you. Those shoes are absolutely my favourites.

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  24. I think your look is awesome, lovely jacket and colors
    kisses

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  25. The tip about the ear phones is a good one. I know what you mean. I remember my cheap powder days. I love MAC products, but I have not tried this particular one yet. Thanks for sharing it with us. Great post!

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  26. Such great tips, especially about the earphones! Nothing worse than foundation all over your phone! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  27. You look beautiful and feminine!
    Fantastic stylization
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  28. I use setting spray these days because I need to keep my makeup looking as fresh as possible for a full day work shift. It does't help that my skin is now combination, I can't believe I even have to buy blot papers!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  29. Dear Idu, I see you are definitely an make-up expert! And your relaxed outfit is wonderful - the green suits you very well <3
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  30. What a great jacket Idu! Yes, blotting paper is awesome to have when on the go. It really absorbs any excess oils without disturbing your makeup.
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  31. You look stunning with this look, I love your bag!
    xo Alessia | www.fleurdhiver.com

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  32. You look amazing!Love that jacket:-)

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  34. Hello,

    Amazing look !

    Sarah, http://www.sarahmodeee.fr

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  35. very beautiful embroidery jacket
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    have a nice day, a big kiss

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  36. Fab look!

    Federica
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  37. A very stylish and cool casual look, Idu!
    As usual you pull off the best style! Great tips as well!
    XO
    S
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  38. You look incredible, babe! Love the look!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  39. I'm loving this outfit, that bomber jacket is so pretty and the perfect piece to transition into spring! I'm also loving those sunnies, too. You've shared some really great tips here, girl! My skin is SUPER oily, so I always need to touch up throughout the day. One thing I haven't been able to master is smudged mascara. I don't know if it's because my lids and tear duct area are really oily, but it always smudges under my eye and it's incredibly annoying. Have you ever experienced this and if so, what do you suggest? Thanks for sharing, girlie, and I hope you have a great weekend!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  40. Hey doll! Hmm, I wear falsies and much as I love more drama, volume and length that I get with them, I typically skip mascara completely. Just so I can keep the falsies looking fresh (no clumps) and also reuse them. Some people don't but I totally reuse mine over and over. I digress but I'm assuming that using a waterproof mascara would alleviate the smudging under your eyes? And as far as oily lids, do you set your lid with a powder after you apply concealer? I blot the concealer dry, set my lid before I apply shadow and that keeps it matte all day. Let me know babe!

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