How To Make Your Makeup Lasts Longer Than Usual?

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When we go to a party, we dress up and groom ourselves well, and all we want is to have fun and rock the party. But sometimes, in the middle of the party, we find ourselves in the washroom, redoing our makeup or doing touch-ups. This situation can be avoided by following certain tricks and tips that will make the makeup lasts longer than usual.

Prepare your skin

The first step one should do before starting their makeup is to prep their skin. Gently exfoliate the skin using a cleanser and wash up in lukewarm water. Use a toner to maintain the PH level of the skin and give a smoother appearance.


It is one of the very important steps. Moisturizing your face with the right moisturizer for your skin condition would provide the ideal canvas for your complexion items to last all day. Also, look for an oil-free moisturizer that absorbs easily while providing enough moisture to the skin.

Do not skip your primer

Often people miss primer, but it’s really a game-changer when it comes to making it last longer. Primer locks in moisture, allows for more even application of ingredients, and avoids cosmetics from being ingested.

Use an oil-free base

Makeup that is dependent on oil is more likely to slip out of place. If you have dry skin, be sure to moisturize thoroughly before applying an oil-free foundation. Choose a long-lasting mineral-based foundation that can keep the skin soft all day.

Make sure the mascara and eyeliner are waterproof.

If you want your skin to remain smudge-free all day, use waterproof mascaras and eyeliners, particularly if you use eye makeup; appear to smudge under the eyes after prolonged use. If you want to avoid the raccoon effect after a few hours, use a waterproof solution.


Apply a thin coat of makeup on your lips first to prolong the longevity of your lipstick. After that, use a neutral lip pencil to line and fill in the lips before applying lipstick and blotting and using lip polish as a one-step solution.

Translucent powder

Once you’ve finished adding all of your complexion ingredients, use a soft transparent setting powder. This not only mattifies the skin by absorbing extra moisture but also sets the makeup for longer wear. You should take a pressed one with you to suck up oil during the day.

Setting spray

The last thing you want is all melting, fading, or settling into fine lines after all the hard work on your skin. Setting your makeup should be the last thing you do before leaving the building.

Apart from all these, one very important way to make your makeup last longer is by taking enough time to apply them. When you are in a rush to finish and not apply them evenly on your skin, there are high chances that they become cakey and smudge sooner than usual. Also, one needs to be careful about using the right products for the skin.

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