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Beauty Expert: How to Make Your Perfume Last Longer and Other Burning Beauty Questions Answered

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Q: How can I make my perfume last longer?

A: Opt for an EDP formula versus EDT, as it has higher fragrance concentration. Before spritzing perfume, moisturise skin (preferably in the same fragrance)...it’ll help the scent last longer. Plus, always spray on pulse points—like behind your ear, at the bottom of your throat, on your wrist—the heat there will help activate the ’fume, and keep you smelling fabulous.

Forest Essentials Perfume Intense in Nargis

 

Q: I’m going for a weekend getaway with my boyfriend for the first time. How can I make my make-up stay put all night?

A: We get it, it’s not easy to go barefaced on your first holiday. Stick to smudge-proof make-up that’ll ensure there’s no messy residue the next morning. Opt for a matte mineral foundation—it’ll let your skin breathe, and won’t leave beige marks on the pillow. Keep a concealer stick handy for a quick touch up in the morning. Try and avoid thick eyeliner, but if you must, this one by Marc Jacobs just doesn’t budge.

Bobbi Brown Retouching Wand

Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

Q: I don’t have time to style my hair...any easy ideas for date night?

A: Hair accessories are pretty big this season and a great way to stir things up without making an effort. The logo-ed and embellished hair clips seen at Versace are elegant and easy to style: but load ’em up as just one won’t cut it. Embellished headbands too are a great option—they look good on both straight and curly hair. And on a particularly bad hair day, stick in some floral slides to a loose bun and you’re good to go!

Gold-plated slide, Jennifer Behr