Bet you had one of these days when you do this really cute, really bomb makeup look and it comes out about right and you can’t help but feel cute and confident and just can’t get enough with clicking your pictures? You get compliments all day but then 6 hours later, you take a look into a mirror and it looks like a total disaster. That smudged mascara, the flaky foundation can be just enough to break your spirits and destroy your day.
Well, drop your worries because there are ways you can make your makeup last long, look flawless and fresh, all through the day. We are here with some tips that will save the day effortlessly.
PREP YOUR PORES
Preparing and caring for your pores plays a vital role in achieving the all-day flawless makeup look. This is because skin cells die every 28-40 days, leaving the pores clogged and face clustered with dead cells, thus making the makeup look flaky. Exfoliating your face helps in removing these dead skin cells, cleaning the pores, making them look smaller and allowing your skin to breathe. This will result in a healthy, radiant glow on your face and will make your makeup products last much longer than they normally do.
It goes without saying that a flawless base is the key to the flawless makeup. For achieving this flawless base, you need to work on your skin. Always, select the right moisturizer for your skin type and apply it before heading to makeup. Applying makeup on dry or too oily skin can make it look cakey or distorted. Moisturizer smoothens your skin and makes your makeup look less dull and more vibrant all through the day.
Using a primer is the best routine you could do for the perfect makeup look. A primer essentially evens out your skin, smoothens it and creates a layer which locks your moisturiser in and helps your makeup look smooth and last longer.
GET LONG WEAR PRODUCTS
There are a lot of products available in the market that are formalized to last longer in a day. Invest in a good long wear foundation, concealer and mascara. This will avoid any smudged mascara over the day. Moreover, using oil-free makeup products helps as well for a lasting makeup.
Use a setting powder that matches your foundation shade and blushes. Tap the product under your eyes and face gently and let it set for a minute or two. This will help reduce shine and help keep your makeup from sliding off your face throughout the day.
Moisturise your lips and then use a lip liner to line the edges and cupid bow to give structure to your lips. Then apply your lipstick in layers, until you reach the thickness you want. This layering technique will help your lipstick from wearing out.
SET IT WITH A SPRAY
When done with your makeup, don’t forget to put on a setting spray. A setting spray is formulated to be budge proof and keep your makeup from falling and cracking over the day. These are available in many variants ranging from mattifying to glossing. Pick your favourite setting spray and use it every time you leave the house for an all-day flawless makeup look.
Being done with the above 7 steps, you’d think this would be enough for making your makeup last all day. But this is the main part – keep your hands away from your face. Touching your face frequently can make you smudge your own makeup, transfer bacteria and oil collected from your hands to your face, thus making your makeup and skin look dull.
TOUCH UP TIP
Always carry your powder and lipstick with you in case you want to reapply it during the day. But always go easy while touching up your make up. Make it subtle and light because applying too much powder can make your face look cakey. It will also increase your pore size and dehydrate your skin, making it appear dull.
These are some of the methods you can add to your daily makeup routine for a long wear makeup effect. Taking proper care of your skin and using trusted makeup products will always help to make your skin look radiant and your make up look fresh.