How do you keep your makeup fresh all day? This is a question I ask myself quite a lot when I see a lot of women at the end of the 9 to 5 working day. I see their makeup still looks fresh af and I’m here looking at the reflection in the window of the moving train, seeing that all my concealer and makeup have faded away. Sigh.
I know! It can be a little surprising that I suffer from this problem as a makeup enthusiast. A lot of my closest girlfriends always come to me for advice for the best products to use to make their makeup last all day! But little do they know… I have trouble keeping it on too!
How do you make your foundation stay on all day?
Here are my tips on how to make your foundation last all day:
#1 – Powder the oily areas on your face
I used to hate applying powder to set my foundation because I have dry skin. I found that powder can appear cakey and just make my face feel “tight”. It was later on that I realised I was applying it incorrectly and I wasn’t using the right products!
- My favourite powder to use is the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder. I use this on my T-Zone area and I like to bake this under the eyes.
- A great powder that gives you a glow but sets your makeup is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light. I like to blot or press the powder into my skin instead of sweeping it on.
#2 – Set your makeup with a setting spray
Setting spray is like hairspray. It locks all your makeup in for the day and keeps your skin hydrated. I find that it helps your makeup appear fresh rather than cakey.
- You can use setting spray before applying makeup for a boost of hydration before applying your base
- I also recommend spraying in between powder applications to really lock in your makeup
- My favourite setting spray to use is the MAC Fix +, it has never failed me!
#3 -Be patient in between applications
If you’re prepping your skin (which you should be doing before applying your foundation and other base products) you should try to wait until those products have set into the skin before going straight into your other base products.
Makeup application should be done correctly so that you maximise the longevity of how long your makeup stays on the skin. In my experience, I found rushing and applying my base straight after my moisturiser encouraged my makeup to fade quicker throughout the day.
I hope these tips helped you and if you have any of your own, please share with us in the comments below!