Stop The Slide 5 Ways To Make Your Make-up Last Even Longer

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26 Feb 2018

The Voice UK’s make-up artist Elizabeth Rita gives her top tips for a longer-lasting finish…

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Between worldwide fashion weeks, catwalk shows and and working backstage at live events, it’s essential that a professional make-up artist has the right kit to make application easier – and the products last longer.

Achieving a flawless finish that lasts all-day isn’t impossible, especially when artists such as The Voice UK‘s Elizabeth Rita are willing to share their expert behind-the-scenes advice.

As part of The Voice UK‘s glam team, Elizabeth (pictured below, alongside fellow artist Lauren Murphy) helps contestants with make-up tips and tricks to create the perfect look before taking the stage.

‘Working on The Voice UK is so much fun, it’s great to get to know the acts over the course of the show and watch them grow,’ Elizabeth reveals. ‘There are so many amazing acts this year and I love being able to help them look and feel great every step of the way.’

And while we might not have to deal with hot lights, runways and electric stage performances IRL, acing our base is so important when trying to get the most out of our make-up every day.

From prepping skin to make-up removal, here are the 5 things you can do to stop the slide…

1. Prep the face

Having to apply make-up at a live backstage event does take professional skill, but according to Elizabeth, the fundamentals are basically the same. From dashing out on the school run to riding a packed tube, it’s essential to start with a cleansed face.

‘Before applying any kind of make-up, I would first make sure the model’s skin is completely clean by using NIVEA’s MicellAIR Skin Breathe micellar water,’ Elizabeth says.

‘I then like to choose a light moisturiser that will be quickly absorbed and sit well under makeup. NIVEA Essential Light Moisturising Cream is a fab choice.’

2. Prime away

‘Some people are lucky and can get away without a primer,’ says Elizabeth, ‘but most of the time I love to use one because it really helps me achieve a flawless finish. It also creates a smoothing and blurring effect, which is perfect for a foundation to melt into and become one with.’

 And, don’t think that a good primer needs to cost the earth. Elizabeth’s choice?

‘NIVEA Daily Essentials 24hr Moisture +Express Primer is great high street contender!’

3. Keep kit clean

‘Primer is key to creating a long-lasting makeup finish, but the way you apply your foundation is also important,’ Elizabeth says.

‘My tools are just as essential as the products I use, and a lot of people forget to clean their brushes which is a schoolboy error – so make sure they are clean before you start!’

‘I like to use MAC’s 130S Short Duo Fibre foundation brush to apply the foundation in a circular movement and then finish with a beauty blender to get a really smooth texture with no brush marks.’

She adds, ‘If you are someone who finds that their makeup tends to move throughout the day I would suggest this fantastic little trick: mix a bit of setting spray with the beauty blender towards the end rather than spraying it straight onto the face.’

4. Lasting lips

And to keep your lipstick looking gorgeous all day (without the slip)?

‘I like to prep lips using a scrub such as Frank Body Lip Scrub to get away any flaky skin followed with NIVEA Original Care Lip Balm.’

5. Beauty hero

Because make-up removal is testament to maintaining healthy skin, remembering to take off any stubborn products at the end of the day is Elizabeth’s beauty mantra.

‘I carry NIVEA’s Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover wherever I go,’ Elizabeth reveals. ‘It’s a fantastic size for my kit and a total game changer! It removes anything waterproof in seconds.’

‘It’s really important for me not to rub or irritate clients eyes when removing makeup especially when it’s a quick change. I need a good remover to work fast but also allow me to apply more makeup straight on top, so this is definitely my insider top-tip.’




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