Long-lasting makeup is yours with these tips and tricks
Applying makeup is a whole process. Be that perfect winged eyeliner and pout, on-point contour or that perfect foundation base — it takes a lot of time and effort, for sure! But, the worst thing is when it just doesn't last long enough.
There can be a couple of reasons why this happens to your makeup. You can blame it on the weather, your skin type or when you use the wrong makeup product. If you want your makeup to last all day with minimal touch-ups, read on as we list our top tips to help you get flawless makeup all through the day and night.
Take Time Prepping Your Skin
Think of this as a whole process sans the makeup. Starting with clean, well-cared-for skin is one of the most important and effective ways to retain your make up throughout the day. First, wash your face to remove any dirt and give you a clean visage. Next up, use a mild scrub to exfoliate your face. This will help to remove any dead skin cells or old makeup that you might have on. Then finish by applying a moisturizer that suits your skin type. Always remember to let your moisturizer rest for 10-20 minutes before you apply the foundation.
Invest Time to Select the Correct Foundation
A foundation is very important as it is the very basis of your makeup. If you mess up this particular step, chances are you might not get the look that you were going for. With so many types of foundation available in the market, you need to choose one that suits your skin type most effectively.
Also, try to opt for a mattifying foundation instead of the dewy finish ones. They actually last longer without you needing to check on them constantly.
Use a Makeup Primer
Many of us tend to skip this step altogether. But, using a makeup primer before you apply foundation can work wonders for your makeup longevity. The biggest advantage of using a primer is that it gives you a smooth canvas for starting your makeup. If you want a more dewy look, you can always act opt for a hydrating primer that’ll help to lock in moisture.
Do not restrict primer use to your face only. When you rub the product on your eyelids, you can increase the longevity of your eyeshadow as well.
Just a reminder: it is not an extra expense at all!
Keep Your Hands Off Your Face
If you are one of those people who constantly touches their face, you need to stop pronto. Not only is it not good for your makeup, but the bacteria from your fingers can also cause breakouts as well. Try to control that impulse you get to rub your eyes, rest your face on your hand or biting your lip. They are a strict makeup no-no.
Introduce Waterproof Products to Your Makeup Routine
The best thing about waterproof makeup is that it sticks to the area on which you apply it. The worst thing about waterproof make up is that it sticks to the area on which you apply it. So, be it waterproof mascara or waterproof lip crayon, you never have to worry about the formula smudging are getting out of place. But, you do need a good makeup remover for these products. Otherwise, be prepared for lots of effort with irritated skin.
Buy a Good Setting Spray
A setting spray helps to keep your makeup in place while giving you a soft glow (or a matte finish, if you like that) that will help you look flawless no matter the time. The trick here is to spray the product at an arm’s distance and let it dry. Remember, you are not supposed to touch your face or apply any makeup then it is wet. With setting spray, you seal the deal so use this product at the very end.
Live By the ‘Less is More’ Rule
When it comes to makeup, if you apply heavy coats, you end up looking cakey that also tends to fade out faster. Applying a lighter layer of your daily makeup essentials will actually help it last longer and give you a more natural and radiant finish. You can also use a setting powder or powder foundation after applying your makeup to fully set the makeup on your face.
Choose a Lipstick Formula that is Long Wear
The best part about this step is that you have a lot of options in the market and by a lot we mean A LOT! Try to opt for a lipstick that stays on your lips even after you drink or eat. We will also suggest moisturizing your lips before you apply any lip product to prevent it from creasing. Do not forget your lip liner too! It helps to make your pout last longer.