The Secrets to Having Longer Lasting Makeup

July 6, 2018 Off By Tyrone Miles

The worst part about spending meticulous hours perfecting your makeup is knowing that it will just fade away after a few hours or so. Most if not all women who love wearing makeup always find it challenging to make their makeup last longer. If you are one of them, here you will find the secrets to having longer lasting makeup in no time.

1. Take good care of your skin
Before an artist paints, he or she makes sure to select a new canvas that is both clean and smooth for their paintings. In the same way, before you apply your makeup, you must be sure that your skin is clean. Always keep your skin properly hydrated and moisturized. If you fail to keep your skin healthy and clean, not only will your makeup not look good on you but also it will not stay longer on your face. Drink lots of water to keep your skin hydrated and healthy. If you are going outdoors, be sure to protect your skin with the right skin care products such as sun block, lip balm, and so on. For clearer and healthier skin, follow a skin care regimen that includes cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing your skin daily.

2. Use a primer
A primer is the first step to wearing makeup that serves as your base coat. Make sure to apply primer evenly on your face and eyes. Aside from ensuring that your makeup stays longer, it also aids in the prevention of makeup creases. There are a number of primer options that you can choose from, just be sure to choose one that fits your specific skin requirements as well as your preferences. Aside from skin type, you can also choose primers depending on their finish, that is, matte or shine.

3. Always put on foundation first
There are still some women who put on some concealer on their face first before putting on some foundation. This is wrong! The reason lies behind how these two different makeup products must be applied on the face. With foundation (use the oil-free one), you have to apply it in dragging and blending motion while with concealer, you have to apply it in dabbing motion. The issue with applying your concealer first is that it will be dragged along with your foundation that will just end up having your makeup look uneven.


4. Get rid of excess oil
Oil in adequate amounts in your face gives it the moisturization that it needs to reduce both fine lines and wrinkles as well. However, excessive amounts of them end up making your skin look greasy. Your makeup will not last long and look good if your skin is too oily. The reason being that your makeup will just smudge. To remove excess oil and shine from your face, always have some blotting papers and face power on standby. By using these two products not only will your makeup look good but also it will last longer.

5. Steer clear of touching your face
You use your hands all the time that a lot of oil and dirt accumulate on them. If you always touch your face, then all these dirt and oil will transfer to your face. Once you stop touching your face, you keep your makeup in place and minimize more oil appearing on your face. Touching your face often leads to your makeup coming off faster. When you really cannot control the habit of touching your face, you better buy and use a setting spray.