Midday Makeup Touch-Ups
Fix your foundation. Gently dab your foundation with a damp sponge to freshen your look, suggests Alicia Mizrahi Siller, a film and TV makeup artist.
If your foundation settles into fine lines, Gravani suggests spritzing with a skin mist. Next, use a makeup sponge to get the foundation out of nooks and crannies.
Eliminate oil. Blotting papers keep your look fresh longer. They absorb excess oil without disturbing makeup. Plus, they're perfectly portable -- taking up little to no room, even in the smallest clutch.
"Avoid [making] multiple touch-ups with compact powder," says Bennett. While powder may hide an oily shine, too much gives you a thick mask of products on your face.
Remove rogue eye makeup. "Sometimes the simplest of things are all you need," says Barnes. Tuck a few Q-tips in your bag to clean up any eye makeup that's out of place. For stubborn smudges, add a little moisturizer to the Q-tip for easy cleanup.
Lasting Looks for Dry Skin
A skin care plan that moisturizes your skin is the best first step when you're battling dry patches. Good makeup choices can fight dryness and keep your look fresh longer. For those with very dry skin, Siller suggests a buildable tinted moisturizer in place of foundation.
Rae suggests using a cream foundation, blush, and bronzer. Then top it off with a translucent powder for staying power.
To stop flakiness on the spot, Bennett suggests you gently pat moisturizer directly on trouble spots and allow a few minutes for it to absorb. Then use a makeup sponge to reblend, and you can add a little extra foundation if needed.