Thursday, January 30, 2014

Facial Waxing and Makeup Adhesion

Plan your facial waxing carefully or you may have trouble with makeup adhesion for your party or special event. 

You would think it's a good idea to have your lip and brow waxing done right before your event so you look nice and hair free. 

Think again! 

Makeup may slide right off freshly waxed skin!


Dead skin cells are exfoliated when the wax is pulled off during the hair removal leaving the skin super smooth. 

Your foundation and eye makeup may not stick on those smooth freshly waxed areas on your face such as your upper lip, chin or brows. 

I have had it happen when applying prom makeup.  The prom girl shows up with a freshly upper lip and foundation just slides right off leaving a weird looking shiny spot. 

Remedy for makeup not sticking to freshly waxed skin

It takes a bit of my favorite eye shadow primer (Urban Decay Primer Potion), foundation, powder and a light touch to get it to stick. It's quite a challenge.

Apply Primer
You can use a face primer but I prefer the holding power of UD Primer Potion for this job. I like the original nude formula. Apply primer to the freshly waxed area by patting it on with your fingers.
urban decay primer potion
Urban Decay Primer Potion
This award winning vegan shadow primer holds makeup on with no creasing or fading. $24.00


Ingredients: Isododecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Trihydroxystearin, Polyethylene, Triethylhexanoin, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Beeswax, Propylene Carbonate, Aqua (Water/Eau). May Contain: Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 774491/77492/774499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride).


Let Primer Set
Let the primer dry and set up. Wait about 5 minutes.

Apply Foundation
Apply your foundation with a makeup sponge. Pat it on with a light touch.

Let Foundation Set
Let the foundation dry and set up. Wait a bout 5 minutes.

Set with Powder
Apply a light dusting of translucent powder. Again, use a light touch and a patting motion.

Apply Eye Shadow
Now you can apply eye shadow to the brow area if desired. Use your fingertips to press the shadow on.

Setting Spray
Spray with makeup setting spray to hold everything in place.

urban decay all nighter setting spray
UD All Nighter Setting Spray
This award winning vegan makeup setting spray keeps your makeup fresh all night long. It's worth every penny! $33.00

Ingredients: Aqua / Water, Alcohol Denat., PVP, Dimethicone PEG-7 Phosphate, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Cocamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Glycereth-5 Lactate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenylpropanol, Parfum / Fragrance, Propanediol, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Poloxamer 407, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Maltodextrin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, BHT.


Avoid the Problem
Avoid the hassle of your makeup not sticking by having your facial waxing done at least 3 or 4 days before your event to help solve the super smooth skin problem. 

Enjoy your special event and stay beautiful all night long!

               Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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2 comments :

  1. what kind of eye shadow is this it's amazing!

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  2. The purple and gold eye shadows are from the e.l.f. ultimate eye shadow palette with pure pigment eye dust from Jesse's girl on top for extra shimmer!

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