8.24.2016

7 Tips to Refresh Makeup (Without Having to Reapply)

Y'all, last night was one of the best nights of my life for blogging. I'm getting teary-eyed just thinking about it. Last night I got to speak on a panel about social media and being an influencer. I was SO nervous, but your thoughts and prayers gave me courage! The audience was SO nice and attentive. I might just be one step closer to being less shy in public. Maybe!

So I had to leave straight from work to make it to the event--that meant I had to do my makeup before 8 am and expect it to last 12 hours...with two little girls around as well. Luckily I had some tricks up my sleeve to keep my makeup refreshed, and I thought they might help y'all too! Grab your makeup bag and let's get into it, y'all:

EYES:


1--For makeup creases under the eyes, take the tiniest amount of eyeshadow primer, rub between clean fingertips and gently press under the eyes.

2--For creasing eye makeup, take the brush you used to blend (or it can be clean) and buff out the crease.

3--Mascara starting to flake? Rub some plain lip balm (the brand is up to you) either onto lashes via clean fingertips or rub some on a spoolie (clean mascara wand) and brush through.


FACE:

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4--Out of oil blotting sheets? The best on-the-go solution I've found are napkins from Starbucks. Just press on the face to absorb oil. Another option would be toilet paper covers, but I've done bacteria tests on them (#beautynerd here) and trust me, those aren't going on my face.

 Check out: STARBUCKS BEAUTY HACKS

5--Another option (and this is what I do for bridal or professional makeup) is take a beauty blender and wrap it in a tissue. About 1 layer is fine of tissue. Blot that on the skin to remove oil without disturbing makeup.

BONUS TIP: Store your beautyblender in a plastic toy egg for clean storage!

6--I don't really use powder that often on myself, and the rare times I do have powder the dang powder has exploded in my bag or some sort of disaster. So instead I use primer to refresh my makeup. Just like I did with the eye primer, I will take the tiniest amount between lean fingertips and press onto my face where needed. It helps mattify and helps to hide pores as well. Just a tiny amount, y'all.

HAIR:

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7--Yes, I carry some dang dryer sheets in my bag! Straight up, sometimes I've have found them in my pants leg or shirt after putting my clothes on. Real life, y'all. But I have dozens of uses for them, such as using one to remove the frizzies from hair or to freshen it up scent-wise. Just a quick swipe is all you need.

I could go on and on, y'all, but I want to know:

How do you refresh your makeup?
Which tip was your fave?




42 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a successful panel girl!! That's wonderful! I've heard how great starbucks napkins are for oil blotting - i need to keep some with me at all times LOL! xo, Biana

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  2. I'm so glad to hear the panel went well last night, Elle! So exciting! That is amazing about Starbucks napkins, I never knew!! And I love the idea of carrying dryer sheets around. I need to start doing that!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  3. Congrats on a successful panel! These are great ideas - especially the Starbucks napkins and dryer sheets! I need to find one of those plastic easter eggs for my beauty blender too!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  4. These tips are so good, haha love the idea of using Starbucks as a substitute for blotting papers! Will have to try it next time! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  5. These are such great tips, Elle! I love the first one! Creasing is something I always deal with just because the way my under eyes are, but I'll definitely be trying that out. :)

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  6. Thats great news to hear about your panel! I also love the hack with the dryer sheet so smart!

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  7. OMG this is super helpful! Who would have though of Chapstick! Congratulations on a successful night! I am sure it was wonderful!!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. Starbucks napkins instead of oil sheets - mind blown! And I never thought to add eyelid primer under my eyes to prevent creases. Genius! So happy to hear everything went great last night, congrats gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  9. Congrats!! I loved your tips, will be trying them out soon :) x

    www.fashionjazz.co.za

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  10. oh yes these are good tips! i def do the dryer sheet one but putting the beauty blender in the egg - genius. and starbucks napkins do rock for that! and CONGRATS on last night! glad to hear it was a rousing success!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  11. These are such great tips, Elle:) This is the first time I've read of #3! And I'm so proud of you, girl! You deserve all the great stuff coming your way:)

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  12. I'm so glad that everything went well - but I knew it would!!!! And I love that chapstick ida, I'm going to have to try that.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

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  13. So glad everything went well. These are such fab tips. I totally need to put my beauty blender in a plastic egg, that is brilliant. I never thought to put primer on my face in the afternoon, I so need to try that. Thanks for sharing these great tips.

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  14. Congrats on getting to speak!! How cool. These are great tips for those long days when you need to look fresh.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  15. great tip about the beauty blender in a tissue! I've used lotion to fix quick beauty mistakes - it gets excess makeup out without taking too much off!

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  16. These are great tips, Elle! Lucky for me my eye makeup almost never creases due to my dry lids but I do have problem with mascara flaking so that idea of lip balm and spoolie is great.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  17. Woohoo!! Congrats on your successful panel! SO cool! And love all of these tips. I totally use Starbucks napkins on the regular to blot oil, such a lifesaver! Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  18. Congratulations on the panel and overcoming your nervousness! These are wonderful tips! I will definitely use them. Pinning for future use!

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  19. An even better excuse to stop in Starbucks ;)
    That eye lid primer is my FAVVVVVV

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  20. Great tips! I'm glad the night went well for you!

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  21. These were fun . . . you're so smart!!!! Love it!

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  22. Yay! I saw your post last night about how amazing your speech went! Im so proud of you!!! I know you totally rocked it! I wish I could have heard it! Did anyone record it by any chance? Also I loveeeee this post! Totally using the Starbucks one!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  23. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    irenethayer.com

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  24. Ohhhhhh I love all the tips! I have used the Starbucks napkins before because I always have them in my car lol. I never thought to put the beauty blender in an egg. What a perfect way to travel! I usually roll it in toilet paper but the egg is way better. And it sounds like I need to carry some dryer sheets.

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  25. Wow, I never would have thought of any of these tips! Thanks for sharing! They are all such great ideas!

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  26. Congrats on speaking on the panel! and these are such great tips!! Whenever I have an event after work, they would definitely come in handy.

    xo,
    Angela

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  27. I'm so glad last night went well. I would have been nervous too! The eye shadow primer trick is such a good idea. I always touch up with powder and blush. I have oily skin so it never hurts to powder!

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  28. I'm so glad to hear you had a wonderful time last night and that everything went well!! These are all great tips. I had no idea that primer could be used to refresh make up in all those ways! I use to carry dryer sheets with me in the winter time to take away the static in my hair! I totally want to put my beauty blender inside a plastic egg now LOL

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  29. I am so thankful for this post! Very helpful!

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  30. I personally love those blotting sheets by CVS or Clean and Clear. They rock my world in the summer!

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  31. I never thought about using lip balm to stop mascara from flaking, but it makes sense!

    Beaumiroir

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  32. Congratulations, Elle! Glad you did this.

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  33. So many great tips! I always use a facial spray to refresh my base before I go in with any products xx

    Beautylymin

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  34. Congratulations on your panel- that's awesome! I live with oil blotting sheets but good to know that the million Starbs napkins in my car will work too :)

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  35. The beauty blender wrapped in a tissue/napkin is genius!!!

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  36. Congratulations on your panel! I wish I could have been there to hear you speak and to meet you! These are great tips! I need to remember the beauty blender and tissue trick!

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  37. Those Starbucks napkins are genius for a cheap alternative. Stocking up next time I'm there ;-) The plastic egg is another fun one and so perfect to keep your sponge/beauty blender clean. Nice tips pretty lady!

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  38. i carry dryer sheets around because my clothes get all static-y but i'll have to remember to try them on my hair next time! and the primer under the eyes is brilliant! i will try that next time it creases.. because it always does. glad the panel went well!

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  39. Oh my goodness these are genius Elle! I hate those under-eye makeup creases so I'm trying that with the primer for sure. Also the mascara trick--so clever!!
    So glad to hear the panel went well too :)

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  40. I keep facemist in my handbag and spray it on face when I need to refresh my face...the eye primer thing I tried to blend creased undereye makeup and it works...i also keep facial tissues in my bag to blot the excess oil...I would love to try few of your tips...

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  41. These are amazing. Love my blender will have to get egg to store

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