Six tips to longer lasting makeup so you look flawless all day.
Apply a moisturizer to act as a base for each delicate layer of makeup. Make sure your moisturizer hydrates dry skin, or balances oily skin, and offers SPF protection. Your moisturizer will act as a barrier to impurities, offer a smooth application, and give your makeup something to adhere to.
After moisturizing, apply a thin layer of primer or a prepping spray to your skin so your foundation goes on smoothly and evenly. A primer or prepping spray will create a balanced canvas to help prevent smudging and reduces the amount of makeup you’ll need to apply.
Then, use a foundation brush or sponge for a more even application without transferring excess oils from your skin. This technique will set your makeup, providing ample, even coverage.
Avoid touching your face with your hands. It’s best if you apply a foundation suited for all skin types. Our skin has natural oils, and when we touch our face these oils transfer to the skin. If you’re naturally oily, try using blotting papers or perhaps your skincare products aren’t balancing your pH levels properly and maybe causing your skin to produce more oil.
For daywear, lighten up your eyes by skipping the pencil eyeliner and apply liner with a dampen brush and dark eye shadow color. Then apply black mascara for a look that makes your eyes pop. Layer another coat for evening when you add a pop of lip color.
Use a translucent or tinted pressed powder. As the final step in setting your makeup, foundation alone will likely rub off, so you need a final dusting of your favorite powder to lock in the look. Powders reduce shine, oil accumulation, and gives your makeup a matte, airbrushed finish.