How do you touch-up your makeup?

I don’t normally, but if I wanted to, then I would bring a pressed, translucent powder for blotting down shine and the lipstick/gloss combo I was wearing to reapply after a meal!

— Christine
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I touch up my lipstick at least once a day (I like doing lipstick touch-ups for some strange reason). Also, I carry MAC Blotting Powder in my bag, which only gets used if my T-zone looks a little shiny, so one compact can last me a long, long time. But other than that, the rest of my makeup stays on all day without having to be touched up.

Except for reapplying lipstick at lunch time, I rarely do anything at all, or I might put on some pressed powder during the day, if it’s hot and humid “shiny” weather.

I’ll only touch up lip products. But a signifigant amount of time I’ll have like 4 lip products in my bag but not the one I’m wearing – so lip looks can kind of evolve.

My favorite is when a drying lipstick has worn off a bit, but I take a Burts Bees to moisturize and also smush around the remaining pigment into a comfortable stain.

I blot with blotting paper some time after noon. And I tend to reapply my lipstick (or different lipstick) three to five times per day.

I prefer to use long lasting formulas, so I don’t need to touch-up during the day. I’ll usually reapply lipstick after a meal and maybe use some blotting paper towards the end of the day (personally I feel itchy and cringy to reapply powder).

I’m very oily and haven’t found any products that keep me from having to use a blotting sheet every couple hours. I always touch up my lip product at least once or twice during the day too.

About the only things I ever touch-up are whatever I was wearing on my lips when I finished my look. Also, I do sometimes need to touch-up my inner corner e/s, even inner lid e/s, due to excessive tearing from allergies or poor air quality. Perhaps a dot of concealer if I’ve picked at a dry patch.

I use blotting papers to blot my T-zone, and then I apply a little bit of powder if needed (Tony Moly Cats Wink compact). I touch up my lip color after eating or drinking if I’m out. I don’t usually need to touch up the rest of my makeup.

I often need to use a damp Qtip to get rid of mascara smudging under my eyes, then a bit of moisturizer/concealer afterwards. Lipstick doesn’t last on me, so I’ll put more on a few times a day if I’m working.

I blot with Shiseido Pureness blotting papers, clean up any mascara smudges, smooth out any creases in my undereye concealer, and put on some lip balm. If I am at home and going out, I apply more concealer under my eyes and put on lip color of some sort.

Like most, I don’t touch up much besides my lipstick. I carry a powder foundation compact with me primarily for dabbing on my hyper-pigmentation when it peaks through. I have dry skin so my makeup stays on without any shine and that includes my eye makeup. I carry about 15 lipsticks because I never take them out and have to do a major purse de-clutter to return to a manageable number. So I usually carry the lipstick I am wearing that day with a lip liner and/or a wax lip pencil to keep my lines sharp. I do touch up my lipstick multiple times per day as I am a lip worrier. I am loving the MAC Prep and Prime for lips. I have always used either UD Ozone or the Benefit product that they discontinued. The MAC purchase was an impulse buy but I am liking it a lot. I always carry my Nuxe Lip Balm and usually use it both over and under lipstick unless it is a pretty slippy formula. The one thing I do multiple times per day is to apply fresh sunscreen. Right now I am using the Super Goop powder SPF and because I have dry skin and the powder can look a bit much after touch up I will wait a bit and then spray my face with my beloved MAC Fix + in the mini size.

I wrote a lot considering I don’t do all that much!!

For work and special occasion, I re-apply lipstick as needed and blot or dab my face with a paper napkin in my t-zone if need be. I don’t re-apply any face or eye makeup.

I just touch up whatever lip product I’m wearing and a dot of concealer om my inner undereye due to watery eyes like Nancy T.

I don’t touch up annything but lipstick. I usee. UD All Nighter. Setting Spray. My makeup doesn’t move. I carry blotting papers and SPF loose powder in a brush for sun exposure but haven’t had the need to use either this summer.

Usually it’s just the lips, after lunch. If the color starts to fade unevenly during the day, I will apply a tinted lip balm.
The T-zone gets touched-up if it’s hot and humid (blotting paper preferably, or a blotting powder).

I really can’t be bothered to touch-up my makeup during the day. Over the years I’ve disovered products that work for my skin and that hold up during 8+ hours.
If I want my makeup to look at it’s best in the evening, I just apply it before I need to go out, during the day I go low-key then, depending on what my day will look like

Tissues for blotting quite a few times a day and maybe add some finishing powder like by Terry’s Hyaluronic. Luckily I am very oily and why I say this is because I am 48 and it has started paying off… I also reapply lipgloss every now and then and/or chapstick. I absolutely hate my lips becoming even the slightest bit dry. Before leaving to go home I check that I haven’t smudged mascara since I will meet my man at home and we still like to look pretty for each other.

There has been times that I carried an eyeliner because it usually never lasts on the waterline but I don’t anymore.

I’m not oily at all and I now only carry whatever lip combo I’m wearing that day.

If I was picky I’d carry blush it seems to fade except that new buxom blush.

I’m ok with looking washed out and tired at the end of the day which is usually 16 hrs. My outside matches my inside at that point😉

I touch up my lipstick after I eat and usually keep a spare tube of concealer in my bag, inside my work locker, in case a zit starts peeking through in the middle of my shift. Otherwise I don’t really do touch-ups.

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