I don’t know about you, but I always have struggled with my makeup wearing off through the course of the day. I’m not exactly sure where it all goes… I guess it will always be a mystery. However, a few discoveries have greatly improved the lasting power of my makeup and I thought I would share them with you along with a few tips to make your makeup last all day!
I did not used to understand how important this step was. Primer makes the perfect base for foundation to be applied on. Finding a primer that counteracts any issues you have with your skin will help your foundation look its best and last much longer. Using a primer puts a barrier between my foundation and my skin, which helps prevent breakouts. I’ve noticed that when I don’t use it, I have more pimples since foundation is clogging my pores.
My favorite primer at the moment is The Body Shop’s InstaBlur. IT’S AMAZING. This primer controls the oil in my T-zone and blurs all of my pores! Also, if you have trouble with your eyeshadow staying put, I recommend trying an eye primer. For this job, I love MICA Beauty’s Eye Primer. This primer is absolutely amazing at locking my eyeshadow on all day and making it look more pigmented. A cult classic that I also love is Urban Decay’s Primer Potion!
2. Powder that T-zone!
Applying powder over your liquid foundation will set it in place so that it will not slip and slide. If you have extremely dry skin, this step isn’t super important, but for all other skin types, I recommend at least applying a bit of powder to the T-zone area. I love BareMineral’s Mineral Veil since it does not make my makeup look cake-y. It also comes in illuminating, hydrating, and tinted formulas, which I think is amazing!
3. Setting Spray!
This step isn’t completely necessary, but it is SO helpful in increasing the lasting power of makeup. If your makeup is looking cake-y, a spritz of this will work wonders in setting your foundation and powder to a smooth, flawless, and more natural finish. A really helpful tip is to apply setting spray in between applying primer and foundation or right before powdering. You can even apply this between every step for extremely long-lasting makeup!
I am loving Makeup Forever Mist & Fix Setting Spray at the moment. I also highly recommend Urban Decay’s setting sprays! I always buy the mini bottles at the check stand of Sephora since they are much cheaper and last forever!
Thank you so much for reading! What products make your makeup last all day?
If you have oilier skin, I’ve done a post completely dedicated to long-lasting makeup products that combat oil!
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