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Holidays are over, the daily grind has begun. Snore. So we caught up with Napoleon Perdis to chat lazy gal makeup tips (we like sleep-ins), to keep your complexion fresh and make your look last all day.

For those of us who’ve just returned to work or school, what are your best tips for getting ready on a tight schedule?

I recommend you begin your makeup by applying brows and mascara first. By doing this, it instantly transforms your look, opens up the eyes and helps to avoid mascara mishaps. You’ll also find by doing your brows and mascara first, you won’t need as much makeup overall. Next, achieve a flawless finish in a flash with a liquid foundation that sets to a powder. This type of formula eliminates the need to use powder (which of course takes more time). With buildable coverage, it can even be used as a concealer. Last but not least, add a splash of colour to your look with a cream blush. Apply using your fingertips for quick application. It can also double as a lip stain or eyeshadow.

How do you keep your skin healthy when you wear makeup every day at work?

To keep your skin looking and feeling its best, it’s important to invest in quality skincare products and primers. Cleansing is key to keeping your skin fresh and smooth. Cleansing in the morning will remove sweat and oils built up on the skin from sleeping. At night,
a double cleanse will ensure all your makeup is properly removed, as well as the day’s impurities. Next, priming is the perfect way to create a barrier between your skin and your makeup. Often with beneficial ingredients, primers can also protect, hydrate and smooth the texture of the skin. It’s an everyday essential and an absolute must-have if you want your makeup to last throughout the day.

What else is key to making your look last all day?

The key to making your look last is to think about your skin’s natural tone, texture and if it changes through the day or night. The best kept secret to choosing the right foundation is to think about your skin type. Is it oily or shiny? A matte foundation is ideal. Do you have dry or dehydrated skin? A luminous and dewy base is the perfect choice. Is your skin normal? Lucky you! All foundation choices are great. Think about the coverage you desire and choose from there. For all skin types, it's best to set your base with a light dusting of powder to keep it in place and to prevent visible sweat and shine. And of course, primer!



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