We all want our makeup to last all day long. No one wants to have mascara smudged under their eyes, their under eye concealer to crease, or their foundation to get cakey throughout the day. There are several products on the market that can help your makeup stay in place all day long. Using products that work best for your skin and with each other is key when it comes to increasing the longevity of your makeup. Here are some tips to help your makeup last through the night.
One of the most important steps to finish off your makeup look and making sure it lasts through the night is setting spray. This product has risen in popularity over the last several years and has become a staple in most people’s makeup routine. There are several drugstore options for those on a budget, but there are also several more mid range to high end options on the market. More mid range to high end products will sometimes offer specifications to those with certain skin concerns to help ensure your makeup lasts all day long. Additionally, you can use setting spray to enhance the pigment and shine of powder products through the application process while also ensuring the product lasts all day. Setting spray also helps decrease the look of powdery, dry makeup.
Use A Sticky Primer
Applying a primer with heavy adhesive properties might sound a bit odd at first, but in reality, they work wonders on the longevity of your makeup. Using a sticky primer will help adhere your foundation and concealer to your skin for the duration of your day. Some of the more popular sticky, adhesive primers are the Milk Makeup Hydro Grip Primer and The Ordinary High-Adherence Silicone Primer. The Milk Makeup primer provides your skin with hydration, while The Ordinary primer helps with mattifying your skin for those who struggle with excess oil.
Another easy way to make sure your makeup does not budge all day long is by using setting powder. You can use either a pressed setting powder or a loose setting powder to lock your makeup in place. One of the most effective ways to set your face with setting powder without baking is to press it in with either a brush or a powder puff. Use this method to set all cream products across your face, but don’t apply cream products on top of your setting powder.
Bake Your Under Eyes
After setting your face with setting powder, you can ensure that your under eye concealer does not budge by baking under your eyes. Take your makeup sponge, dip it into your loose setting powder, and press it against your under eye concealer. You can bake with as much setting powder as you want, but loose setting powder works better for baking overall. After waiting a few minutes, wipe away your baking powder with a smaller fluffy brush.
Use A Long Lasting Foundation
There are several foundations that are marketed to be long lasting products, claiming they can last anywhere from 12 to 24 hours. Using one of these highly reviewed and recommended foundations can provide you with a solid base for the rest of your makeup. With the right foundation, you can make sure that your skin looks smooth, flawless and not creased for the entire day.
Prep Your Skin With A Good Skincare Routine
Another way to make sure your makeup stays in place all day long is to prep your skin with a solid skincare routine. Finding the products that work for your skin will help make sure your skin is hydrated, balanced and smooth, to help ensure your skin is prepared and will help keep your makeup all day long.
Use An Eyeshadow Primer
If you want to make sure your eyeshadow stays bright and shining all day long, make sure you apply an eyeshadow primer. This will help you make sure your eyeshadow pops throughout the entire day, and will help reduce the transfer of shadow onto your under eye and your face throughout the day. You can use a categorized eyeshadow primer, or use a concealer to help make your shadow adhere to your lid and prevent any fallout on your face.
Press Your Setting Spray In With Your Makeup Sponge
Once you set your face with setting spray after following your entire makeup routine, try taking your makeup sponge and pressing the setting spray into your face. This will allow the setting spray to adhere to your makeup even more and help lock it right in place. This will also help blend the setting spray into your makeup to help reduce the appearance of any powder and overall make your makeup look smoother and more like your skin.
Don’t Use Too Much Product
One of the most important things to keep in mind when applying your makeup is to limit the amount of product you’re using across your face. Applying too much foundation can allow your face to cake up and maybe even rub or slip off throughout the day. Too much powder or cream product can cause a buildup of excess product that can move around or separate as the day or night goes on. Avoid using too much product to help ensure that your makeup looks flawless all day long.
Use Products That Pair Well With Your Skin Type
One of the best ways to ensure your makeup products stay on all day is to specialize them to your skin type and concerns. If you struggle with dry skin, use products that are moisturizing and will help reduce any dryness or creasing throughout the day. If you struggle with excess oil, opt for a product that will help control that oil. Use products that will help balance out your skin to keep your makeup all day long.
There are so many ways you can help keep your makeup all day long. As long as you can keep your skin nice and balanced, prep your skin, and set your products with powders, you’ll be sure to keep your makeup on all day long.
Lara Hill is a senior Public Relations major at Emerson College from Groton, Massachusetts. She has contributed to several college publications, holding multiple editing positions and focusing mainly on sports journalism. When she is not in class or writing, she loves to sail, watch sports with her friends and family, sing with her sisters, and play with her dog, Cassie.