3 Tips To Make Your Makeup Last Longer

Sometimes in life, you don’t have time to keep topping up your makeup and checking that it looks perfect every 5 minutes. But maybe you’re thinking, how can you look a 10/10 for the whole day, and still be looking as good as Beyonce, even on a Monday.

Maybe you’re planning on going out with the girls, or maybe you’re hitting up the gym after work, and need your makeup to last that little bit longer?

You’re in need of a quick solution to help your makeup stay on longer, and help guarantee that glow. But, seriously how?

Luckily for you, we’ve got the top three tips to make your makeup last longer to help you really feel gorgeous for the whole day…

#1 It’s All About The Prep…

The first thing to consider when you’re wearing a full-face of makeup for a long period of time, is to think about how you’re prepping your skin.

Are you regularly moisturising, exfoliating and keeping your skin in good condition? Now, nobody’s skin is 100% perfect, but having a skin care routine can really help rejuvenate it.

Start by cleansing your skin with an appropriate cleanser suited to your skin type, (you may want to research this further), and get rid of any excess dirt and bacteria. And if you can, try to exfoliate at least two times a week to get softer and smoother skin, but remember to be gentle.

You’re then going to need to moisturise too. Find one that has good reviews and is within your price range. You want one that works great for you, and your skin type. Maybe you want one that’s great for anti-ageing, or something to help you with blemish prone skin, or maybe you just want a moisturiser to illuminate your skin and really give you that true glow?

A key tip, is to try and get a moisturiser with SPF 30 in too, to add a layer of protection to your skin.

#2 Priming Is Key…

The next step to help keep your makeup last longer is to use primer. And we know what you’re next question is going to be, do you still need to use moisturiser?

We would recommend always using moisturiser and then adding your primer to retain the hydration of your skin, whilst maximising how long your makeup will last on your face.

To maximise the benefits of your primer, wait a couple of minutes after your moisturiser has sunk in and then apply it to your skin before your foundation. That way, you have full coverage of your SPF 30, whilst having hydrated and smoother skin.

The best primers that we’re currently loving for 2019, is the POREfessional by Benefit, (perfect for minimising the appearance of pores) and The Ordinary High-Spreadability Fluid Primer, (great for a dewy look, with or without makeup).

#3 Set It Strong, To Make It Last Long…

Once you’ve done your makeup and you’re loving life with your new fresh face, the next stage is to set it. Don’t let your time creating your makeup masterpiece be wasted, by slowly letting your makeup melt off of your face throughout the day.

You’ve got a few options with setting solutions too, whether you decide to go for a powder or a spray, they’re going to help your makeup stay on longer.

If you do opt for a powder, then stick with a translucent one to make your skin more matte whilst keeping your makeup in place. But if you’d prefer a spray, just take a quick squirt of the mist and your makeup will last for a good chunk of the day.

Getting Advice From The Experts…

Sometimes it can take time to get these things right, and it can be even harder if you don’t know what shade your face suits or what look you should go for. That’s where we come in. We can help you get glammed up for all your events, and special occasions, using the best products and providing the highest-quality service. If you need advice, get in touch today with our professional team or book in with us directly…

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