Are you tired of your makeup melting off after just a few hours? I feel you which is why today, I’m sharing my hacks, tips, and secrets when it comes to how to make your makeup last all day!
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How to make your makeup last all day
Before applying your makeup, it’s important to properly prepare your skin to ensure that it looks flawless and lasts all day. Here are the steps you should follow to prepare your skin for makeup application:
Prepping your skin for your makeup
Wash your Face
The first step in preparing your skin for makeup is to wash your face thoroughly. Make sure to use a gentle cleanser that is suitable for your skin type. This will remove any dirt, oil, and impurities from your skin, leaving it clean and refreshed. After washing your face, pat it dry with a clean towel.
If you want your makeup to look its best, it’s important to apply it to a clean face. This means washing your face thoroughly before applying any makeup. This will help ensure that your makeup goes on smoothly and evenly, and that it stays put all day long.
After washing your face, the next step is to apply toner. Toner helps to restore your skin’s natural pH balance, which can be disrupted by washing your face. It also helps to remove any remaining dirt or oil from your skin. Apply toner to a cotton pad and gently swipe it over your face, avoiding the eye area.
The final step in preparing your skin for makeup is to apply moisturizer. Moisturizer helps to hydrate your skin, making it look plump and healthy. It also helps to create a smooth base for your makeup to adhere to. Choose a moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type and apply it all over your face, focusing on any dry areas. Allow the moisturizer to absorb into your skin before moving on to the next step.
Exfoliate your skin regularly
One of the most important steps to ensure long-lasting makeup is to exfoliate your skin regularly. This will remove dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria that can cause your makeup to look patchy and uneven. Exfoliating also helps to smooth out the texture of your skin, providing a better canvas for your makeup to adhere to.
There are several ways to exfoliate your skin, including using physical exfoliants like scrubs or chemical exfoliants like AHAs and BHAs. It’s important to choose a method that works for your skin type and to not overdo it, as over-exfoliation can cause irritation and sensitivity.
When applying makeup, it’s important to follow a few key steps to ensure that it lasts all day. Here are some tips and tricks to help you achieve a long-lasting makeup look.
Before applying any makeup, it’s important to start with a primer. A good primer will help to smooth out your skin’s texture, minimize the appearance of pores, and help your makeup to stay in place all day. Apply a small amount of primer to your fingertips and gently massage it into your skin, focusing on any areas where you tend to get oily.
Apply Translucent Powder before your foundation
One of the best ways to keep your makeup in place all day is to apply a translucent powder before your foundation. This will help to absorb any excess oil on your skin and create a smooth, matte surface for your foundation to adhere to. Use a Beauty Blender to apply a thin layer of powder to your skin, focusing on any areas where you tend to get oily.
Choose the right foundation formula
When applying foundation, it’s important to choose a formula that is made for oily skin. Look for a foundation that is oil-free and designed to control shine throughout the day. Apply a small amount of foundation to your fingertips or a makeup brush and blend it into your skin, starting at the center of your face and working your way outwards.
Layer your foundation
When applying foundation, don’t just glob it on. Apply a light layer and build your foundation to the coverage you want. Apply lightly because you always apply more, but it’s much harder to remove it. Applying a light layer of foundation when help to build it, prevent it from looking cakey and allow it to last long.
When it comes to makeup, less is often more. Applying too much makeup can make your skin look cakey and unnatural, and it can also make your makeup more likely to smudge and smear. Stick to a light, natural look, and you’ll be amazed at how well your makeup stays in place.
Set Concealer with a powder
To help your makeup last all day, it’s important to set your concealer with a powder. Choose a translucent powder and apply it with a small brush to the areas where you applied your concealer. This will help to prevent your concealer from creasing or fading throughout the day.
Apply Setting Powder as a finishing touch
To finish off your makeup look and ensure that it lasts all day, apply a setting powder. Choose a powder that is designed to control shine and help your makeup stay in place. Use a large powder brush to apply the powder all over your face, focusing on any areas where you tend to get oily.
Invest in Quality Products
Another key factor in making your makeup last all day is investing in quality products. This includes everything from your primer and foundation to your setting spray. Look for products that are specifically designed to be long-wearing and have a good track record of staying put throughout the day.
When shopping for makeup, pay attention to the ingredients and choose products that are suited to your skin type. For oily skin, look for oil-free formulas that will help control shine. For dry skin, choose hydrating products that will keep your skin looking fresh and dewy.
Properly store your makeup products
In addition to choosing quality products, it’s also important to properly store and care for them. Keep your makeup in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight, and make sure to clean your brushes and sponges regularly to prevent bacteria buildup.
Maintenance Throughout the Day
To ensure your makeup lasts all day, it’s essential to maintain it throughout the day. Here are some tips to help you keep your makeup looking fresh and flawless.
Carry your makeup essentials with you for touch-ups throughout the day. A small bag with powder, lipstick, and blotting papers will do the trick. Use blotting papers to remove excess oil from your face, then apply powder to set your makeup. Reapply lipstick as needed to keep your lips looking fresh.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated. Dehydrated skin can cause your makeup to crack and look cakey. You can also use a facial mist to refresh your skin and makeup throughout the day.
Avoid Touching Your Face
Avoid touching your face throughout the day, as this can cause your makeup to smudge and wear off. If you need to touch your face, use a clean tissue or blotting paper to avoid transferring oil and bacteria to your skin.
By following these simple tips, you can maintain your makeup throughout the day and keep it looking fresh and flawless.
Longevity Hacks for those with oily skin (from a makeup artist with oily skin!)
When it comes to keeping your makeup looking fresh and flawless all day long, there are a few key hacks that can make all the difference. By following these tips, you can ensure that your makeup stays put, even in the face of sweat, oil, and other challenges.
Use Makeup Forever Aqua Seal
If you’re looking for a product that can help your makeup stay put through anything, Makeup Forever Aqua Seal is a great option. This waterproof liquid converter is perfect for swimmers, athletes, or anyone who needs their makeup to last all day. Simply add a few drops to your foundation or concealer, and you’ll be amazed at how well your makeup stays in place.
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Use Makeup Setting Spray
Another key hack for keeping your makeup looking fresh is to use a makeup setting spray. These sprays are designed to help your makeup stay put, even in the face of sweat, oil, and other challenges. Simply spritz your face with the setting spray after applying your makeup, and you’ll be good to go all day long.
One of my favorite setting sprays in urban decay’s all-nighter. It’s waterproof, smudge-proof and can help makeup last as long as 16 hours!
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Give your moisturizer time to absorb before applying your primer
If you want your makeup to look its best, it’s important to give your moisturizer time to absorb before applying your primer. This will help ensure that your skin is properly hydrated, which will make your makeup look smoother and more even.
If you’re looking for a great moisturizer that can be applied before your makeup without compromising your makeup, I recommend Bobbi Brown Enriched Face Base Primer Moisturizer which helps makeup to go on smooth and stay on longer.
Use a foundation formula designed for your skin type
When it comes to choosing a foundation, it’s important to choose a formula that’s designed for your skin type. If you have oily skin, look for a foundation that’s oil-free and designed to control shine. If you have dry skin, look for a formula that’s hydrating and designed to provide extra moisture.
My current favorite foundation is fenty foundation. It’s a light to medium coverage foundation that is buildable and looks like a second layer of skin when applied. It doesn’t transfer (meaning if you touch your face, you don’t see foundation all over your hand!) and it’s last throughout the day.
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Use the right concealer formula
Just like with foundation, it’s important to choose a concealer formula that’s designed for your skin type. If you have oily skin, look for a concealer that’s oil-free and designed to control shine. If you have dry skin, look for a formula that’s hydrating and designed to provide extra moisture.
My favorite concealer at the moment is too faced born this way concealer. I used it on my clients when I was makeup artist, and I use it now! It’s long-lasting, has beautiful coverage, and last all day!
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Don’t use expired makeup
One of the biggest mistakes people make when it comes to makeup is using expired products. Expired makeup can harbor bacteria and other harmful substances, which can lead to breakouts, infections, and other problems. Make sure to check the expiration dates on all of your makeup products, and toss anything that’s past its prime.
Layer your makeup with setting powder
Finally, one of the best ways to ensure that your makeup stays put is to layer it. This means applying a thin layer of powder or setting spray after each step of your makeup routine. By layering your makeup, you’ll be able to create a strong, long-lasting barrier that will keep your makeup looking fresh and flawless all day long.
One of my absolute favorite foundations is Laura Mercier setting powder. They come in different colors (like medium, dark, and translucent), and I find that it makes my skin look flawless and prevent my skin from getting oilier throughout the day. Recently they launched a new formula that is talc-free so I love it even more!
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With these tips, you can confidently wear your makeup all day without worrying about touch-ups or smudging.
Ultimately, the takeaway here is that proper skin preparation, light application, and careful setting are all important steps in the process. Don’t forget that things like setting powder, setting spray, and aqua seal provide extra staying power when it comes to your makeup and can help your makeup stay in place.
I have plenty more tips and tricks you can use to keep yourself looking brilliant from morning to night; so why not check out my other posts for more helpful advice or my beauty youtube channel for additional beauty tips!
Frequently Asked Questions: How to make your makeup last all day
What are some hacks to make your makeup last all day?
There are several hacks you can use to make your makeup last all day. One of the best hacks is to use a primer before applying your foundation. This creates a smooth base for your makeup and helps it last longer. Another hack is to use a setting powder to lock your makeup in place. You can also use a setting spray to keep your makeup looking fresh all day.
What are the best products to keep makeup on all day?
There are several products that can help keep your makeup on all day. Some of the best products include long-wear foundations, waterproof mascaras, and smudge-proof eyeliners. You can also use a setting powder or spray to help your makeup last longer.
How can I make my makeup last 12 hours?
To make your makeup last 12 hours, you should start with a clean and moisturized face. Use a primer to create a smooth base for your makeup. Apply your foundation, concealer, and powder as usual. Use long-wear products and set your makeup with a setting spray. Touch up your makeup throughout the day as needed.
How do I prevent my makeup from smudging?
To prevent your makeup from smudging, use a primer before applying your foundation. Use long-wear products and set your makeup with a setting powder or spray. Avoid touching your face throughout the day, as this can cause your makeup to smudge.
How do you make makeup stay all day without setting spray?
You can make your makeup stay all day without setting spray by using long-wear products and setting your makeup with a setting powder. You can also touch up your makeup throughout the day as needed.
What can I use to make my makeup last all day on oily skin?
To make your makeup last all day on oily skin, use an oil-free primer before applying your foundation. Use long-wear products and set your makeup with a setting powder or spray. Blot your face throughout the day to remove excess oil.