What’s worse than having spent hours on doing your makeup, knowing that it will only be able to last for a few hours? Many of us have struggled with keeping our makeup last longer. Below are a few pointers and tips for keeping your makeup last longer.
Take care of your skin
A painter always chooses a smooth clean new canvas for his paintings. Likewise, before applying makeup, it important that our skin is clean, Moisturized and hydrated. If your skin isn’t healthy and clean, then your makeup wouldn’t look good and neither will it stay for long. Drinking lots of water are essential for good healthy skin. For the outside, we need to choose the right products that address our concerns.
Cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing are essential steps towards the great skin. These steps should be included in everyone’s skincare regime for obtaining clear and healthy skin.
Primer is a base coat for all your makeup. Use primer on both your face and eyes. It helps prevent creasing of makeup and is a great way of making your makeup last longer. There are many primers out there depending on your requirements and preferences. Whether you want one with shine or a matte one, all sorts of primers are there for different skin types.
Always apply foundation first
Many women tend to apply concealer first and then their foundation. This is a wrong approach, reason being, how both of them are applied. Concealer is applied in dabbing motion, while the foundation is dragged and blended on the entire face. Also Use an oil-free foundation. If you apply concealer first then, the whole concealer will be dragged with the foundation which will result in uneven makeup application.
Remove excess oil
Even though extra oily and moisturized skin has its benefits of reduced wrinkles and fine lines, but they give the appearance of greasy skin. No makeup looks good or lasts long if your skin is oily; it only results in the makeup smudging. Always keep face powder and blotting paper with you so that you can keep removing oil and shine off from your skin. This step will not only will your makeup last longer but will also ensure that your makeup looks good.
Avoid touching your face
We literally use our hands all the time because of which a lot of dirt and oil gets accumulated on our hands. If you have a habit of touching your face a lot then you are transferring those oil and dirt onto your face. By avoiding touching your face you get to minimize the oil on your face and keep your makeup intact. The more you touch your face, the more the makeup will come off, resulting in ruined makeup and makeup coming off sooner. If you have a habit of touching your face then you can use a setting spray, this will decrease your urge to touch your face also keep your makeup in place.
Using the right tools
If you think that having all the best products will result in great long lasting makeup then you are mistaken. Makeup tools are equally important as makeup products that affect the duration of your makeup. Using quality brushes and sponges will ensure good coverage and blended makeup.
Using loose powder for setting makeup is a great option when you don’t want to feel like you’ve added something extra to your skin. A small amount of loose powder goes a long way with a brush and reduces oil and shine on your skin. Also you can Layer your cream or liquid based products with a matching powder.