Making Your Makeup Last A Whole Day

Making your makeup last all day

Are you tired of having to reapply your makeup every lunchtime and evening? If your look isn’t lasting the day, you might want to try out the following six tips…

Avoid foods that make your skin oily

If you suffer from oily skin normally, you could be eating foods that are exacerbating the problem even further. Having oils in your skin is good for you; it keeps you looking youthful, and keeps your skin supple. However, too much oil is an absolute nightmare when you want your makeup to last. It can make it totally slide off (which happened to me so many times when I had oily skin). So, before anything else, ensure you are eating foods that make your skin overly oily in moderation. Cut back on sugary snacks and inflammatory fats (such as fried food).

Never apply foundation without primer

Primer is having quite a moment, and for good reason. A well-kept makeup artist secret until relatively recently, they make a difference to how long your foundation stays in place. Not only does primer increase the longevity of your makeup, but it also makes the skin smoother. As a result, the product is easier to apply. Some are even so good for your skin that you’ll stop needing foundation altogether! Look out for ones with caring and nourishing ingredients, like the Too Faced Hangover Face Primer.

Don’t forget eye primer

Just as it’s important that your foundation stays in place, it’s important that your eye makeup does. Eye primer works just like foundation primer does, but for shadow and liner. As for tips to fix your eye makeup, be sure to press eyeshadow in to your eye. If you just brush it on, it won’t last as long. And when it comes to false eyelashes, invest in a good quality glue. If you use a cheap one, they will start to peel off before you’re ready! Also, be aware that some glues become less effective over time. So you might want to buy new pots or tubes regularly. My favourite eyelash glue is the Duo Eyelash Adhesive in Clear.

Invest in a setting spray

Just like primer, setting sprays are another product that have fairly recently jumped out of makeup artists’ bags and in to ours. Said to work like hairspray for the face, they help set everything in place and then keep it there. The jury is out about how effective they are, but if you can find a good one it could be life-changing. Most makeup stands will let you try it out in store. Then just go about your day and see how you like it after a few hours.

Keep a mattifying powder at hand

Whether you have oily skin or not, if you want your makeup to stay on, keep a loose powder close at hand. Pop one in your handbag, and keep another in your desk drawers. They do an amazing job of soaking up excess oil without you needing to re-do your whole makeup look. Go for a translucent shade so the shade of your blusher and bronzer isn’t affected.

Try out blotting papers

A bit like powder, these little miracle squares actually remove the oil from your face. Blotting papers are also sometimes called oil absorbing sheets or papers. They soak up the oil underneath without you needing to touch your makeup and possibly rub it away.

Do you have any other tips for keeping your makeup in place all day?

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  1. Charlene Merrall
    February 5, 2018 / 11:59 am

    Great tips! I always have trouble keeping my foundation on. I didn’t realise the food you eat could contribute to this either!

  2. Carly Belsey
    February 6, 2018 / 5:45 am

    I always found that the primer I used gave me spots. Maybe I should try this one that you have suggested as I have been scared to use it again. Blotting paper is fabulous

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