5 Incredible Tips for Making Makeup Last All Day (Without Melting)


As a girl, there aren’t many things that are more irritating than seeing your perfectly-applied makeup sliding down your face just a few hours after application. As much as we don’t like to admit it, our faces can’t hold makeup like we wish they would.

However, it’s not all bad news – there are certain ways in which you can apply beauty products to make your makeup last all day. And, it doesn’t have to be difficult either; it’s a win-win situation!

We’ve shared five foolproof tips on how to make your makeup last all day, and how to apply it for the best long-lasting results:

  1. Don’t forget your skincare routine

In order to have the best possible base for your makeup, you need to make sure that you’ve got a blank canvas to work from.

Completing a thorough skincare routine can help your makeup to last much longer, especially if you have naturally oily skin. An oily base doesn’t bode well with water-based liquid foundations, and can decrease the longevity of your products.

Carefully removing any excess oils and dirt from your skin with a cleanser can help to clean your skin, and an oil-free moisturiser can add the hydration back into your face that a cleanser may remove.

  1. Apply a primer

If your makeup is struggling to hold it’s position as the day passes, you may want to think about using a primer before foundation application.

The perfect product for perfecting your makeup base, using a primer will help to fill in pores and blur out any imperfections on your skin. Not only will your makeup look instantly flawless and naturally airbrushed, but it will help your makeup to last longer.

  1. Check the ingredients

When makeup begins to slide off your face, it may be down to the products reacting with the hydration in your skin.

Investing in makeup products that are worth the expensive price tag is an excellent way to ensure that the ingredients within your makeup products are of good quality. In addition to this, you can opt for waterproof versions of mascara and eyeliner to prevent them wearing off throughout the day.

  1. Use makeup brushes

The tools that you use to apply makeup are just as important as the makeup products you use. Not only will applying makeup with your fingers give you an uneven application, but it also transfers any dirt, grime or oils from your hands onto your face.

Foundation, concealer and any eye shadow based products should always be applied with a makeup brush as they buff the product into the skin; giving it more of a chance be more durable throughout the day and allow your makeup to last all day.

  1. Set with a powder or spray

One of the most important steps that is often overlooked when it comes to beauty is how much of an impact setting your makeup has on its’ longevity.

Oil or liquid-based products should be set with a powder or setting spray to lock-in and prevent the foundation from oxidising further. The Rimmel Stay Matte powder is a great option for those looking to create a matte finish, whereas something like theHourglass Ambient Lighting powder gives a more luminous finish whilst still making your makeup last all day.

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