How To Refresh Makeup After Work Within Minutes!

A common makeup issue almost every woman faces is that it becomes bland, and, over time, within a span of 4 to 6 hours, it vanishes.

How do you fix that? You retouch it to keep your look fresh. It takes a bit of work, but it does the job right.

So, here goes our extended suggestion on how to refresh your makeup after work to help you stay gorgeous and lively all day.

How To Refresh Makeup After Work?

We usually have to refresh our makeup when we need to attend somewhere straight after work, especially if there are any crack lines or creases on the skin.

You can follow the following guidelines for each part of your makeup according to its condition.

Cleaning The Oil:

Note that you cannot start with your foundation or mascara. That would be a huge mistake.

The first step is to remove the oil that might have formed on your face after putting on the makeup.

You can use blotting paper to do so. It can capably absorb the grease produced by your skin after makeup.

Take one and gently rub it on your face. When it does its work, your skin will get rid of the additional oil and look dry.

Using A Mist Spray:

You can use a mist spray before starting the touchup. It will help the layers to stay firm.

Keep a distance of 6 to 7 inches from your skin when spraying it, and allow it to dry itself.

Refreshing The Foundation:

Take a puff of your foundation on your hand first to warm it up. Then put it where necessary and get a sponge or your fingers to dab it.

Be careful while retouching it. Otherwise, it might build lines.

You can use some primer or a little Vaseline to make the foundation set in.

Refreshing The Concealer:

No quality or well-formulated concealer will stay on your skin without building creases and making your face cakey after a while.

So, when that happens, take it on your brush and mildly rub it over your under-eye and chin area.

Do it in a way that does not mess with your foundation and other stuff. While you are at it, put some concealer around your nose. As it helps to lessen shine, it will reduce excessive oil.

After refreshing your concealer and foundation, you can apply some face powder to soak up the extra oil and help it set on your skin.

Refrain from taking too much because that can turn your face powdery and heavy.

Refreshing The Eyeshadows:

Retouching the eyeshadows is pretty easy. All you need to do is take one you like and put it on your eyelids. Remember that you are to wear them over the ones you wore previously. There is no need to undo and replace.

The tricky part is to do it carefully so it does not fall out on your skin and blotch your look. Also, choose a darker color so it sits well on the older one.

Here is a tip to help you with the touchup. If you plan to go out right after work, choose a light color first. It will help refresh it later when you retouch it with a darker one.

Refreshing The Eyebrows:

If your brows look out of shape, you can reshape it by putting some brow gel on a brush. Otherwise, if you feel you are good to go, you do not have to redo it.

Refreshing The Blush:

We suggest you take a tinted blush to retouch your makeup after work. The plus point is that it will blend into your skin pretty fast without you needing to have a brush to meld it.

Also, remember to take a small amount since you have already applied it once.

Refreshing The Mascara And Eyeliner:

For your eyeliner touchup, re-curl your eyelashes first using mild pressure. Afterward, paint a thin line of mascara to build up the lashes.

Since you will make a coat over your previous mascara, the new one might make a clump. So maintain precautionary measures when touching it up.

Anyway, in most cases, eyeliners do not melt or fade away. However, if it is not your lucky day, you will have to rework it.

In that case, softly reapplying it over your older one without muddling your eyeliner or eyeshadows will do the trick.

Refreshing The Lipstick:

Redoing the lipstick takes the most work. Follow the steps below for a perfect lip retouch.

  • Remove the previous lipstick or lip gloss completely until there is no trace of your dead skin. You can take a toothbrush or sugar scrubs to do it.
  • Put on a lip balm and wait until it settles. When it does, wipe it out with a tissue or blotting paper.
  • Now apply your lip gloss anew to get a fresh and glowy finish.

How To Quickly Refresh Makeup When The Face Is Sweaty?

  • First of all, blot off the extra oil using blotting paper.
  • Apply a little concealer to refine the creases.
  • Put some powder on the face now. That way, the foundation and concealer will blend with your skin.
  • Retouch your lip gloss following the process I discussed above. And you are ready to rock!

What Is Wrong With The Makeup That Causes A Dry Look?

If you do not apply a hydrating primer or mist spray, your makeup may look dry.

Besides, putting on extra powder or matter or silicon foundation can also be responsible for that.

Then again, it is not always because of your makeup products. Not applying skincare items, enough moisturizer, and exfoliating can also give you a dull appearance.

Final Words:

The entire article was solely about how to refresh makeup after work. I discussed each part individually for your better understanding.

For those who are not makeup experts, the rule of thumb is to take your time, be careful, and put on only a little of each item as it is a retouch.

Remembering that while following the steps will give you your desired look.


My name is Maria and I am a beauty blogger and writer. I am passionate about all things beauty, from skincare to makeup. On my blog, I share product reviews, tips, and tricks to help others feel confident and beautiful in their own skin. I strive to create a positive and inclusive space for everyone. Join me on my journey as I discover my unique beauty brand and share it with you.