How To: Touch Up Your Makeup

October 13, 2006

Here’s an entry about touching up for Rinoa – hope you like it girl!

How To Touch Up Your Makeup

Base – To touch up your base, start by blending away any creased foundation or concealer. Blot your t-zone lightly with blotting paper. Mist your face with rosewater or MAC’s Fix+ and lightly dab with a Kleenex. Then using a fluffy brush or sponge if you prefer a heavier coverage, reapply powder all over in a circular motion. Finish by spraying rosewater or MAC’s Fix+ again to take away the cakiness.

Eyes – Wipe off any smudges with a Q-tip dipped in eye cream. If your eyeshadow has faded, reapply sparingly and do not pile it on, which may end up creasing. Reline your eyes if necessary and definitely recurl your lashes. Line your waterline with a white/nude pencil to perk up tired eyes.

Cheeks – Reapply your blush with a light hand.

Lips – Start by tissuing off any remaining lip color. Then apply lip balm, reline your lips if necessary and reapply lipstick or lipgloss.

Things You Can Do to Minimize Touching Up

* Use a primer before your foundation and eye makeup. It will help make your makeup stay on longer.

* Use products that come in a long-lasting formula.


  • Reply Anonymous October 15, 2006 at 1:11 am

    Hi Phyllis,
    I have heard from makeup ladies that waterproof mascara does not give as good results as normal mascara. However, when I use normal mascara, it ALWAYS ends up under my eye. Any tips?

  • Reply Rinoa October 15, 2006 at 8:36 pm

    Yay! Thanks Phyllis you’re awesome! *hugs*

  • Reply Anonymous May 19, 2007 at 7:23 pm

    Phyllis, despite using waterproof mascara and waterproof eyeliner, my eyes always get smudged because I wear contacts and have quite a bit of tears. Any tips?

  • Reply rubiekay July 27, 2008 at 12:11 am

    I used to have the same problem–until I found the right* WP mascara (Maybelline Volum’ Express). Also, when you apply lotion/sunscreen prior to makeup, make sure it does not touch on eyelashes. Putting powders around eyes also helps to prevent raccoon eyes.

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