So your boy’s a bit of a cuddler, huh? He likes a big smooch at the beginning of the night, when your pink pout is at its most luscious? We bet he can’t resist canoodling into your cheek and taking off all of your meticulously applied make-up while he’s at it too!
Sometimes, we find ourselves choosing to hold off on affection purely for this reason – how silly is that? What you need is a kit of boyfriend-proof make-up, so that even when he’s feeling affectionate, you won’t have to worry about the consequences to your face!
Thankfully, a lot of men steer clear of kisses when you choose to sport a fire engine red lip, as they don’t want to wear the hue themselves. The things is, others don’t mind so much, which means that as much as you may want to share a kiss or 10 with your beau, your lips are often left looking anything but luscious.
Get smart and arm yourself with a few long-wear lip loves that will withstand your boy’s public displays of affection, and stay perfectly put on your face, not his! For a night when you want your pout to take precedence over your outfit, why not opt for MAC Pro Long Wear Lipcreme in Good to Go (a loudmouth orange) – it lasts for hours! Otherwise, essence Stay With Me Longlasting Lipgloss is perfect when you’re after a glossy hint of colour that won’t kiss off when he kisses you.
Ever indulged in a few cuddles with your boy, only to discover that all of your perfectly applied foundation and blush have disappeared from your face (and if he’s unlucky, ended up on his clothes!), leaving you looking more messy than marvellous. It’s time to invest in some make-up with serious staying power, stuff that makes your skin look flawless for hours, even when canoodling attempts to leave your complexion barer than bare.
We love Maybelline New York Super Stay 24hr Makeup for its micro-flex technology that stretches and moves with your face instead of wearing off or pulling a total disappearing act. For rosy cheeks of your own doing, opt for Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush, which promises to cling to your cheeks even when his kisses threaten to remove it completely.
So you’ve ended up back at his place, which means you have two choices here: either you can take off your make-up and dare to go barefaced, or go straight to bed if you’re not up to a full face cleanse. Keep in mind, if you go with the latter, you risk some seriously messy mascara residue in the next morning, not to mention a breakout or two from your foundation.
It’s time to get smart. When you know you might be staying at your beau’s house, opt for long-wearing mineral make-up so that your skin can at least breath if you happen to dodge an end-of-evening face cleanse. While we’d never actively encourage you to leave your make-up on overnight, Inika Mineral Foundation is a no brainer for those ‘special circumstance’ sleepovers, as it’s a concealer, foundation and powder in one, plus it contains pure ingredients that won’t clog your pores or leave a beige mark on his pillow! Just as bad as foundation smudges on his pillow are hard-to-budge mascara remnants, which is why you should opt for a long wearing mascara that won’t flake off. Mirenesse Secret Weapon 24HR Mascara targets each individual lash by adhering unique tubes of colour to lashes, ensuring no flaking and a voluminous flutter to boot!
What are you best tips for wearing make-up when your boy is around?