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How To: Long-Lasting Makeup
By: Alexandra Kozinski of TheBloginista.com
I have so many women tell me they put their makeup on in the morning, and by mid-afternoon it looks like they aren’t wearing any. I’ve been there, and I totally get how frustrating that can be! However, once I discovered that all it takes is three simple products to make my makeup last all day, it was a game changer! Most days I leave work around 6pm and my makeup still looks pretty darn fresh (if I do say so myself)! Here’s how:
- Prime, prime, prime!
In order to keep foundation and eye shadow looking perfect for hours, they need a proper base. Lately I’ve been using MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance underneath my foundation, which not only keeps everything in place, but adds a hint of glowiness to my complexion. On the eyelids, I love using Urban Decay’s Primer Potion – a little goes a long way, and let me tell ythis stuff works.
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- Use long-wearing formulas.
Believe me, makeup brands understand that often we put our makeup on and need it to last – whether it be throughout the work day, a night out, or for a special event. That’s why almost every brand out there offers a long-wearing formula that is literally built to last. MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Aqua collection was originally created for synchronized swimmers – yes, it’s that good! From lip to eye to brow products, the Aqua line has every smudge-proof beauty item you could possibly need. If you’re looking for a foundation that will last forever, make sure you read the product description online. Most will give you an estimated wear-time so you know what to expect.
Image via MAKE UP FOR EVER on Sephora.com
- Finish & seal. Once you’ve created your face masterpiece, finish it off with a setting spray, which will “lock in” your look. Think of it as hairspray for your face (minus the sticky factor, of course)! Skindinavia is a great brand for setting sprays, and they offer many different formulas for your desired look (matte finish, glowy finish, etc.).
Image via Dermstore.comIf you’ve been struggling with your makeup lasting all day or night, try incorporating these three steps into your routine. I pretty much guarantee you will be much happier with your results!What are your favorite long-wearing beauty products? Leave a comment below or tweet me @thebloginista and let me know!