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Party On With Long Lasting Make- Up!

Tuesday, 13 December 2005


Ken Boylan will be here to show us great party make-up for 3 different skin types with tips to ensure that it lasts through the night!

Model 1
Ken concentrates on making our model's foundation last through the night.  He uses a really effective primer from MAC.  He then sets her foundation with loose powder.
According to Ken there are two main reasons why foundation isn't long lasting:
. Over moisturising/ not allowing moisturiser to dry into skin before applying foundation
. Not setting the foundation with a loose powder.

Mac Primer - €20 - available Brown Thomas
Armani Loose Powder - available Brown Thomas

Top Tip
Ken recommends investing in this palette from Pout which contains 2 eye shadows, 2 blushers and 2  lips - pop it in your bag on your way out the door for easy make-up touch ups throughout the evening!

Pout Palette - €32 - available Brown Thomas

Model 2
Ken focuses on the eye make-up is here, and makes sure it's long-lasting.  Concealer is great for this - not only does it cover dark circles and blemishes but it improves your eye shadow's adherence to skin.
Smudging eye pencil all over the lid (either with fingers or a sponge applicator) also does wonders for the staying-power of you eye-shadow.

Stila Concealer - €23 - available in department stores
Mac Powerpoint Pencil - €17.55 - available Brown Thomas
Stila Pink Shimmer - €15 - available in department stores

Model 3
Ken focuses on long-lasting lip colour on our model.  He recommends using a lip pencil as a base on the lips, colouring them completely with the pencil (to avoid that horrible no-lip-look caused by just outlining the lips).  Then apply gloss for a glamorous party look.

Bourjois Lip Pencil - €7.50 - available pharmacies nationwide
L'Oreal Glamshine for Lips - €7.50 - available pharmacies nationwide

The Lancome Juicy Duo is also a really handy item to have in your going-out bag; it's both a lipstick and gloss in one for maximum colour and gloss to last throughout the evening! 
Lancome Juicy Duo - €25 - available Arnotts