Breakups of any kind often result in tears, and when you’re the Bachelorette, there are 25 potential hearts to break (or be broken by). Crying is pretty much inevitable. Especially for Becca Kufrin, who was famously scorned by Bachelor Arie, who proposed to her… and then dumped her for the runner-up.
Tables have turned, and on this season of The Bachelorette, it’s Becca who gets to choose a contestant worthy of her love. But she isn’t willing to let her emotions ruin her perfectly applied eyeshadow and contoured skin. How? Well, she’s got Gina Modica, the show’s in-house makeup artist, on her beauty team, and the cosmetics veteran recently shared some of her secrets to long-wear makeup with Popsugar.
First, Gina points out that Becca is pretty low maintenance with when it comes to makeup, so that helps with keeping product in place because there isn’t all too much in the first place.
“If you remember from the previous season, she always wore her makeup pretty natural — she doesn’t need a lot — so I wanted keep her look true to who she is, but with a little edge,” Gina says.
Usually Gina reaches for creams or gel-based products because they have a longer staying power than a powder.
“They also won’t streak if you cry,” she adds.
Some standout products that fit the bill include eye makeup like Make Up For Ever Aqua XL Color Paint ($31 at Sephora) and Giorgio Armani Liquid Eye Tint Eyeshadow ($42 at Sephora) as well as Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Sticks ($48 at Charlotte Tilbury) to add a rosy glow to the cheeks.
Gina also recommends Temptu’s Perfect Canvas Foundation ($48 at Temptu), which she says can be applied to the face “to clean anything up” if any tears did fall. “It makes it really easy to blend everything out so I can just throw her liner, blush, and lips back on easily. It takes just a few minutes and she’s good to go,” she says.
How about lipstick that lasts through multi-makeout sessions? “It’s been years that I’ve been doing this and I still have not found a lipstick that is truly kiss-proof,” she said. She does, however, swear by Nars or Armani lip liners and stains.
While these insider tips are helpful for say a wedding day or the next time you watch The Notebook, the real trick to not smudging makeup during an unplanned snot sesh is to not start crying in the first place; Gina is the first to point out that Becca doesn’t cry much in this season (thank goodness for that). So, another trick to cry without ruining your makeup: check your emotions at the door.