5 Tips to Make Your Makeup Last Longer

Lock in your makeup with these five helpful tips!

5 ways to make your makeup last longer

Whether you’re going to a special event or just getting a couple drinks with the girls, getting your makeup to last is key. It could already be challenging getting your makeup done, but it’s actually really easy if you work in these five effortless steps in your makeup routine to make your flawless application last all night or day. Trust me, this will be worth it.

1. Skincare

Skincare is the key to prolonging your makeup. Proper cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing is very important to perfecting a smooth, clean canvas for your makeup application. Prepping your skin with skincare makes all the difference in longer lasting makeup and simply helps the makeup glide on like a dream. If you have any unwanted oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells build-up on your skin, your makeup won’t cling to your skin for long and your makeup products will accentuate bumpy texture.

2. Primer

Think of primer as the double-ended tape between your skin and makeup. Primer is essential to keeping your makeup lasting all night and day. There are many different types of primers that cater to different skin types and issues, therefore, working to your benefit for an even better makeup application. Depending on the primer you’ve purchased, primers primarily help smooth large pores, lines and wrinkles, and unwanted texture. They even make primer specifically for your eyeshadow as well.

3. Use waterproof products

If you really need your makeup locked in, consider using waterproof products. Although they’re not ideal for every day, waterproof makeup works wonders for a longer lasting wear no matter where you’re going and what you’ll be doing. Check out makeup brands that offer waterproof formulas in mascara, eyeliner, blush, lip liners and lipsticks, etc.

4. Powder

Give powders a go to lock in your complexion and for touch-ups (if needed). There are so many types of powders including loose and pressed powders, translucent and tinted powders, and even color-correcting powders too. If you’re a bit oily and makeup doesn’t seem to stick with you throughout the day, consider powders your best friend. Powders help with makeup being transfer-proof, keeps the makeup in place, and even adds a bit more coverage if needed.

5. Setting spray

Finish off your makeup application with a spritz of setting spray. Setting sprays are quite similar to primers but because they’re a liquid formula, they preserve your makeup for a longer period without it fading, melting, or separating. Once applied, consider your makeup locked in and still feeling fresh.