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How Often Do You Touch Up Your Makeup?

How Often Do You Touch Up Your Makeup Throughout the Day?

The other night I went out for dinner and a movie with some friends. To my surprise, one of the girls whipped out her powder compact twice during the meal to touch up her T-zone, and she reapplied her lip gloss at least a half dozen times throughout the evening. She paid no mind to her display of applying makeup in public, considering that she put on gloss while standing on a crowded line to buy popcorn!

It got me thinking that this gal probably reapplies all day long. I put on my face in the morning and then clean up any eyeliner that inevitably finds its way into my little eye wrinkles by the end of the day. Besides that I'll put on gloss before I go out, but that's about it. How often do you touch up your makeup throughout the course of a day?


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katie_c katie_c 9 years
i'm the same as you bella.
TennisStar TennisStar 9 years
i dont have time!
coachluvr33 coachluvr33 9 years
I hate it when people come to work without their "face" on and go to the bathroom and put all their makeup on. Get up earlier. Quit being lazy.
omlove omlove 9 years
Also, that gal u mentioned seems disturbed and may need
omlove omlove 9 years
I don't use a lot of make up on regular days. I use kohl for my eyes and lipbalm. I go to the wash room 2-3 times a day to brush my hair and reapply balm and kohl but not in public. I sometimes may have to apply lip balm at my desk but thats coz my lips tend to get dry due to the AC.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
I dont reapply during the day. except for lip balm or gloss of course. but putting on face powder at dinner is just ridiculous.
0danielle0 0danielle0 9 years
If I feel "pretty," I won't apply as often. Sometimes I'll just have those days where I don't feel like I look nice. On those days, it seems like I check/reapply more often. :)
sweety54992003 sweety54992003 9 years
I mostly do my touch ups in the car or the restroom and I apply lip balm often.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
I only reapply lip stick and gloss
amber_castaldo amber_castaldo 9 years
Once it's on its on for good.
HookedOnBeauty HookedOnBeauty 9 years
Just depends. Lips usually, blot sheets always. I usually get the job done the first time!
mintz mintz 9 years
if i need to, i touch up but i go into the bathroom or when no one's looking. i get made fun of by my friends when i reapply lipgloss or fix my eyeliner and i feel a bit stupid =T but who doesn't look into a mirror for a few seconds if there is one? i like looking presentable and 'nice'. meh, im just a girl! =)
Hannah-123 Hannah-123 9 years
(Occasionally) i have to put my lip gloss on after i eat and make sure my eye liner is still on!
alisonanne alisonanne 9 years
I usually blot my T-zone with oil sheets, as I have combination skin and I'm guilty of re-applying lip balm occasionally throughout the day too. Other than that though I try not to touch my face after my makeup is on.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
nah, whatever is left from the morning is what you get. I may reapply powder after lunch or if I am going somewhere but its not usual
juiceejuice juiceejuice 9 years
i rarely reapply makeup throughout the day. usually, if it's on, it's on. i'll only redo, my makeup if i'm going out at night or something like that. the only thing i ever put on in public is chapstick.
katiejane24 katiejane24 9 years
Right, it definitely depends on the day. On work days I might use a blotting paper on my T-zone in the ladies room...unless I have a big meeting, in which case I might touch up anything that looks like it's gone awry. But if I'm going out for drinks or dinner or etc. after work, I'll sneak back in and reapply eyeliner, blot once more, brush on a little bronzer or powder. The only thing I do in PUBLIC, though, is swipe on lip gloss.
Tabloid Tabloid 9 years
Same with me, emalove! :P
TheStyleElite TheStyleElite 9 years
in the morning i put make up on. then in the afternoon i take the mirror from my purse to check if i have anything on my teeth lol but i do reapplied the lip balm and that's about it:)
xmargarida xmargarida 9 years
I do. After blotting my oily face I touch up with a bit of powder. And since winter in Canada is horrible - I often fix my eyeliner and reapply ( cold wind = eyes constantly tearing ) anddd I use a bit of concealer around my nose and lips ( gets red ). But if everything is in check, I won't touch my face :)
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I re-powder and re-gloss once, right in the middle of the day. I think good-quality makeup and proper application should generally make anything more than that unnecessary.
AmberHoney AmberHoney 9 years
I'm with some of the girls bailaor..... & Masquera..... I don't re-apply I blot the oily face at/after lunch, lipstick whenever necessary and sometimes eyeshadow at end of day. And what's with the touching up in public? I do all the time, but I don't try to be obvious or anything. Applying through dinner is a bit weird though, after dinner is a-okay. On the other hand - applying your full face in the car, train, subway, etc. on your way to work is a big no-no to me. Get your butt up earlier and make yourself presentable to the world before you leave home.
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 9 years
I don't normally bother with re-applying, unless I have sore lips and need lipbalm. When I was in school I had a friend who took 5 minutes at the end of every lesson to reapply her make up before going out to break. I don't know why, but I find it kind of disgusting when people put make up on when I'm on the train in the morning, they should get up 5 minutes earlier or use a bathroom.
Naturalla Naturalla 9 years
I reapply lipgloss/chapstick all the time public...I didnt think it was rude.
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
Usually lots of lip balm/gloss touchups.
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