When we spend time doing our makeup, we want to make sure that it lasts all day, so we have put together a guide with 5 beauty hacks to make that happen! By doing these simple things before, during and after you have done your makeup, you can help it to last much longer no matter what you are doing. So, let’s get into it and find out how you can make your makeup last longer!
Use A Primer
The first thing you can do to make your makeup last longer is to apply a primer before you start your makeup. Primers help to smooth the skin, blur pores and also create the perfect base to help your makeup to stay in place all day. Some primers can even fade wrinkles or fine lines, helping you to apply your makeup products smoothly!
There are so many different types of primers out there, whether you want to hydrate dry skin or mattify oily skin. Simply apply a small amount of the primer to your face, focusing particularly on any problem areas like bits that get particularly dry or oily. This is the best way to set up the rest of your makeup for success!
Choose A Longwear Foundation
Foundation is often the product that is first to rub off or starts to look worse for wear, so choosing a longwear foundation is key. Longwear foundations are formulated using particular ingredients that are designed to keep products in place much longer than normal foundations. Whether you are spending all day at work or heading on a night out, longwear foundation is definitely the way forward.
Start by applying your foundation all over the face with a buffing brush and then go in with a sponge to give a flawless skin like finish. Using a sponge will also help to really push the product into the skin, again helping it to last longer! You will have a flawless finish that lasts all day with this technique and a longwear foundation.
Use A Setting Powder
The next thing you need to do to make your makeup stay in place all day is to use a setting powder. This helps to keep the foundation in place as well as absorbing any excess oil that builds throughout the day. Apply your setting powder lightly to the face after you have applied your foundation and before you have applied your other powder products, like bronzer, blush and highlight.
Don’t worry if your face looks slightly powdery at this point, as that is where setting spray comes in at the end! If you have dry skin, you don’t need to powder the entire face, instead just in areas where you notice that your makeup comes off slightly during the day. You could apply it all over if you wanted, but just a very thin layer.
Use An Eyeshadow Base!
Now that your face is all prepped to stay in place all day, it’s time to move onto the eyes. Not everyone needs an eyeshadow base, as they aren’t necessary if you are only doing very light and natural eye makeup. However, if you are going for more of a glam look, it is important that you use an eyeshadow base. This will help to make sure that your eyeshadows don’t crease throughout the day!
Not only this, but eyeshadow bases can help your eyeshadow palettes to perform better, bringing out more pigmentation than if you just used the shadows on their own. Amazing looking eyeshadow that lasts all day, it’s a win-win!
Use A Setting Spray
Last but not least, we have the all important setting spray. These are made up of specialist ingredients in a spray form that prolongs the life of your makeup. After spraying a light mist across the face, your makeup will stay in place for longer, it will be protected against smudging, it won’t crease and it will stay looking fresh.
Also, if there is a slight powdery finish from the powder, then the setting spray helps to give a softer effect and brings life back into your makeup, getting rid of the powdery look. There are so many setting sprays out there that are suited to different skin types, so you will definitely find the perfect product for you.
With these tips, your makeup is much more likely to stay in place all day! No matter what the occasion, we want our makeup to keep looking amazing, so give a few of these tips a try and you will soon notice a big difference.