Who doesn’t want their makeup to look flawless from morning till night? Whether you’re heading to the office, attending a special event, or spending the night on the town, there are several tips and tricks you can use to ensure your makeup lasts all day long. Here are seven tried-and-true strategies to help your makeup stay put all day long.
Start with Clean and Moisturized Skin
The foundation for long-lasting makeup begins with a clean canvas. Cleanse your face to remove dirt and excess oils, and then apply a lightweight, hydrating moisturizer. Well-moisturized skin helps makeup adhere better and prevents it from looking patchy.
Use a Primer
A makeup primer acts as a barrier between your skin and makeup, creating a smooth surface for application. It also helps control oil, minimizes the appearance of pores, and makes your makeup stick better. Choose a primer that suits your skin type, whether it’s matte for oily skin or hydrating for dry skin.
Pick Long-Wearing Makeup
When shopping for makeup products, look for labels that say “long-wear” or “smudge-proof.” These formulations are designed to withstand the test of time, ensuring your makeup looks fresh throughout the day. Long-wear foundation, eyeliner, and lipstick are excellent choices.
Use a Setting Spray
A setting spray is like the final seal for your makeup. After you’ve applied your makeup, spritz on a setting spray to lock everything in place. Setting sprays come in various finishes, from matte to dewy, so you can choose the one that suits you.
Layer and Blend
Apply makeup in thin layers and blend thoroughly for lasting results. When applying foundation, start with a thin layer and build it up gradually to avoid a cakey look. Blend your eyeshadows, blush, and contour seamlessly to prevent creasing and fading.
Blot Excess Oil
If you have oily skin, blotting papers or a translucent setting powder can be your best friend. Throughout the day, gently blot your face to remove excess oil, then reapply a light dusting of setting powder to keep your makeup in place.
Carry Touch-Up Essentials
Even with the best preparations, makeup may still require a touch-up. Keep a small makeup bag with essentials like a pressed powder, lipstick, and a travel-sized brush in your purse. This way, you can refresh your makeup whenever needed.
Come to Shore!
If you love learning about skin care, makeup and beauty, maybe it’s time you considered turning your passion into a career. Shore Beauty School offers a comprehensive Cosmetology Program, as well as a Skin Care Specialty Program, both of which can prepare you for a variety of careers where you can help people look and feel more beautiful. Book a virtual tour today, or contact us to learn more.