Long lasting makeup tips: Read our 10 best beauty expert tips and makeup artist secrets, to make your makeup stay in place, all day long.
1st step: exfoliate and cleanse
The most important thing for a long lasting makeup, is a clean and even skin. Especially if you have an oily T zone, dirt and excess oil can sweep your makeup along. To avoid this, exfoliate you face once or twice a week, remove makeup with a micellaire solution every night and use a face wash, every morning.
BIODERMA Sensibio H2O Make-up Removing Micelle Solution £10.80
Caudalie deep cleaning exfoliator 23.45€
2nd step: moisturize and absorb
Moisturizing with the right product for your skin type is equally important with letting it absorb fully, before applying a base. If you have an oily or a combination skin, you can go for a gel cream, for a more lightweight texture.
Shiseido Pureness Moisturizing Gel Cream 36.95€
3rd step: primer on face and eyes
A primer sticks to your face and makeup sticks to your primer, while it minimizes pores and keeps dirt off your face. When you apply eyeshadows, make sure to use an eye primer so the eyeshadow doesn’t crease.
NYX Professional Makeup Proof It! Waterproof Eye Shadow Primer 6.90€
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer $36
4th step: Lip liner
MAC Lip Duo in Diva-Burgundy 34.95€
5th step: blot
Use a tissue to remove excess oil and excess product.
6th step: layer
Dab a small quality of transculsent powder over your lips or over a tissue and repeat these steps to build the lipstick color you want: lipstick-blot-powder.
NYX Professional Makeup Studio Finishing Powder 9.90€
7th step: use long lasting products
Of course if you want a long lasting makeup, then you need long lasting makeup products to achieve it. Use a waterproof mascara, a long lasting liquid eye-liner, long lasting liquid matte lipsticks, which you don’t need to blot.
Maybelline Lash Sensational Waterfproof Mascara 10.95€
8th step: setting spray
The secret of makeup artists, is the final touch with a setting spray that will keep your makeup fresh.
NYX Professional Makeup Matte Finish Setting Spray 7.90€
9th step: blotting papers
If you have an oily skin, then you might need to use blotting papers 1-2 times a day, to remove excess oil without removing makeup.
NYX Professional Makeup Tea Tree Blotting Paper 5.90€
10th step: refresh
Accidents do happen and maybe sometimes you will need to refresh your makeup or your lipstick. Keep with you a travel size kit with your favorite products.
NYX Professional Makeup Jet Set Travel Kit – Pro Prep, Prime & Finish 29.45€