One of the cardinal rules of makeup that my mother always taught me was that I was never to sleep in my makeup. After ignoring her and busting out in pimples, I heeded the advice. However, sleeping in makeup is fine according to Kim Kardashian's makeup artist — as long as you follow a few key tips from Mario Dedivanovic. Now, I've got to admit. I'm a sucker for a good Kardashian beauty tip because no matter how people feel about those ladies, their makeup and beauty game is straight up flawless. This one though, I'm struggling to get on board with, and I've got the acne scars as reason number one.
The truth is that while sleeping in makeup isn't the greatest for your skin, one out of four women do it. While I've got to say that I can't advocate for the practice, ladies should at least be knowledgable regarding how to protect their skin and their glam faces if they're going to be hitting the sheets with their foundation on. Not that it's a good reason, but there are definitely ways to repair your skin after sleeping in your night out sparkle, and with tips from Mario Dedivanovic, you should be good to go.
Dedivanovic explains that many of his clients — including Kim Kardashian — often work up to 18 hour days. This means, they're not only going to need to sleep in their makeup, but they're also going to need it to look fresh for the following day. While sleeping in my makeup still weirds me out, the idea of not having to do a full face in the morning is ultra intriguing to me. Dedivanovic recommends setting your makeup with a loose powder to help your original application stay in place longer. This is an OG trick for sure, but there's a reason it's still so popular. It definitely works.
The uber talented MUA also suggests being prepared to do a little maintenance in the morning to make your face look fresh again. He recommends Tatcha's Dewy Skin Mist and the use of a beauty blender to add moisture back to the skin and even out the look.
Dedivanovic runs down lots of incredible ways to make sleeping in yesterday's makeup last for two days over at Marie Claire, and if you do choose to sleep in your makeup for whatever reason, don't fret too much about the occasional occurrence can screw with your skin. I've got some tips for a makeup detox specifically for those nights when you just can't grab that makeup wipe.
Wash Your Face Well
The simple cleanse to remove makeup isn't going to cut it this time. Wash your face twice. Once with a cleanser designed to remove makeup and a second time with a wash for your specific skin type. This way you're removing all product and getting your skin as clean as possible.
Your skin is more than likely going to be dried out from rocking foundation through the night, and even if you have oily skin, zapping moisture out of your face from makeup or extra cleansing means an increase in the creation of oil. It's exactly what you don't want. Be sure to moisturize your face following an evening of very glamorous sleep.
Go Sans Makeup
Detox your skin and go sans makeup for the day. It'll give your skin the chance to breathe. However, if you've got work or a function the next day, try a multi-tasking BB cream that can give you some coverage but also help repair your skin at the same time.
Leave Your Skin Alone
Do not pick at your face! Any blemishes that have arisen as a result of sleeping in your makeup should be left alone. Picking will only make it worse and ruin the work you've done to repair your skin.
If you sleep in your makeup once or every now and again, but don't make it a habit. The effects are straight up terrifying.
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