Picture this. You’ve been working hard all day, deeply focused and happily crossing things off your “To Do” list. At 5pm you get a Facebook message from one of your best friends. She’s keen to go out for dinner and drinks. It’s exactly what you feel like. You decide where to meet, and look in your bag. You need to touch up your make-up. Yet, there’s nothing. What do you do?
Tip No. 1 - Create a Touch-up Kit: Whether you’re a natural make-up person, or you prefer to be bolder with the looks you create, there’s bound to be a few key beauty essentials that you love to have at your fingertips. Creating a make-up touch-up kit that fits in your bag, and doesn’t add too much weight, is a great way to ensure you’re always ready - for any event. A small pack of tissues or oil blotting papers is a good starting point to have in your kit to blot away any excess oil or shine. You may also like to consider travel size make-up products, if you are really conscious about total weight, or for example you are using a clutch. If you’re looking for inspiration regarding a kit that includes travel size make-up, check out our Complexion Essentials Starter Kit. As well as incorporating our Natural Mineral Cover, Liquid Mineral Concealer and Travel Brush, the kit includes a handy make-up case.
Tip No. 2 - Concealer: If there’s one product you definitely should include in your touch-up kit, it’s concealer. They are great for disguising dark circles under the eyes, pigmentation or for covering any blemishes. You’ll instantly look brighter and refreshed. A stick concealer like our Flawless Concealer is a great option. It’s long wearing and feels like a second skin thanks to natural pigments that act seamlessly with the complexion. It’s dermatologist tested, and suitable for sensitive skin, plus available in 8 shades.
Tip No. 3 - Eyes: If your eyeshadow has creased during the day, blot it away and then smooth any residual shadow on your eye. You may like to then use a pressed eyeshadow like the Natural Illusion Pressed Eyeshadow which is richly pigmented and has a silky smooth texture that is easy to apply plus comes with a mirror compact. Then you may consider using both a liquid eyeliner and mascara, or just one of these products to add depth and definition to your eyes. Our Definition Eyeliner is available in two shades, imparting rich colour and intense definition with a single application. The formula goes on smoothly without smudging or feathering. Our recommendation with a mascara touch-up is not to go too crazy with re-applying because the last thing you want is to create any clumps, or to make your eyes look too dark. The Allure Defining Mascara intensifies, lengthens and separates your lashes. It comes with a unique flexible brush and is enriched with Pro Vitamin B5 to condition the lashes over time.
Tip No. 4 - Highlight & Bronze: If you’re going from day to night, adding a little bronzer or highlighter to your complexion will help make your skin look radiant and luminous. It’s a wonderful pick me up, just make sure to apply carefully - none of us wants to end up looking like a glowing clown! Products that are easy to use and multi-purpose such as our Touch of Glow Highlight Stick that comes in three iridescent shades (champagne, rose, bronze) can be used as a highlighter and eyeshadow, plus the rose shade works nicely as a blush too. The glide-on cream-to-powder texture is composed of active natural ingredients, including the native Australian Kakadu Plum, known for its abundant Vitamin C content. The Pressed Matte Mineral Bronzer is composed of light-reflecting micro particles and it’s feather-light formula blends easily into the skin, allowing for a customised tan with a semi-matte finish - leaving you with a gorgeous natural sun kissed glow. It also comes with a mirror compact which is perfect for quick touch ups.
Tip No. 5 - Foundation: Depending on the time of the day when you are doing a touch up, and degree to which your original foundation is still visible, you may elect to go for a setting or a foundation powder. If you’re looking to help control shine and extend make-up wear, the Pressed Mattifying Mineral Veil is a winner! It’s feather-light formula helps to control oil and shine, while disguising fine lines and wrinkles. The fragrance-free formula contains 100% naturally derived ingredients including Kakadu Plum, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil and Shea Butter to perfect your complexion. If you’re looking for a foundation option (rather than a setting powder), the Pressed Mineral Cover is a perfect addition to your Touch-Up Kit. It’s a pressed mineral powder foundation that delivers medium to full coverage with a matte finish, for up to 8 hours, it’s formula is non-drying and it comes with a compact mirror.
We hope you give these tips a big thumbs up, and that they help ensure you’re ready for any future touch up situations!