Are you constantly having to top up your make-up throughout the day – or even during a night out? Then we’re here to help. Here are our 5 easy-to-follow tips on how to make your make-up last all day – from priming to applying foundation.
1. Exfoliate your skin
Like any piece of art, it all starts with the base. To give your make-up the best chance of looking perfect, start by exfoliating your skin. This works to get rid of any dead skin, leaving your face polished and ready for application.
2. Use anti-ageing moisturisers
Unlike your everyday moisturiser, anti-ageing face creams help to keep your skin looking smooth and firm. So why is this important? Well, have you ever noticed that sometimes your make-up starts to settle into your lines and wrinkles? With a firming cream, you’ll keep your skin free of lines and your make-up looking fresher for longer.
3. Prime your skin for action
To help set your foundation for longer, it’s good to apply a quality face primer. The best primers will not only blur pores and imperfections, they’ll also help to keep your make-up in place. Top tip: apply primer over your eyelids – it will help your eyeshadow and eyeliner to last longer.
4. Choose long-lasting make-up
Longwear make-up is another key element to making sure your make-up lasts all day. Start by applying a long-lasting foundation, using a flat brush – this will make sure it’s evenly applied. Finish by dusting a setting powder over your face. Not sure which foundation is right for you? Find out with our handy guide to finding the perfect foundation.
5. Set it in place with a setting spray
Finally, invest in a quality setting spray. This will make sure that your final look is stopped in time, so that you look as good by the end of the night as you did when you left the house. To use, simply apply your make-up as usual and gently spray it over, leaving time for it to dry on your skin.
We hope our guide has helped you to master making your make-up last all-day. In the meantime, why not check out some of our other blogs. From finding the perfect red lipstick to learning what hyaluronic acid is, it’s time to start swatting up on your beauty knowledge.