In today's blog I am going to share with you some of my tips and tricks to longer lasting makeup. There are often occasions when we have to get our makeup to last all day or for hours on end; this can be a real pain which results in you packing the powder and foundation and blush and everything in between into the makeup bag and lugging it round for the day. Here are some of my tried and tested tips and tricks to aid the process.
Primer, Primer, Primer...
The key to any foundation - let it be powder or liquid - is to start with a good base underneath. In my opinion primers are essential. Depending on your skin type you can fill in pores with something like the Benefit Porefessional or if you have dry skin the Smashbox Primer Oil is great. Also the MAC Oil Control primer - as the name suggests - works great on oily skin. Whatever the case finding a primer suited to you will make a huge difference to your makeup routine.
Setting Your Foundation...
It may be a bit of an obvious one but setting a liquid foundation with powder really improves the longevity of makeup. Whether it be a translucent powder or one that gives some extra coverage setting the face is key! A light dusting really makes a difference.
Setting sprays are like magic! Having a good setting spray will leave you at ease knowing that your makeup won't budge for the day. An old trick was to use hairspray to keep makeup in place. However, this method would not be wonderful for the skin and could cause serious reactions. Setting sprays are design specifically to use on the face. There are some great afforable ones out there now. My favourites are the L'Oreal Fixing Mist or the MAC Fix+.
Adding these 3 simple sets to your makeup routine will make the world of difference to you!
Hope you enjoyed reading this blog post, if you have any tips to make makeup last longer let me know in the comments section below.
Until next time,