With many of us living very hectic lives and experiencing a lot of stress every day, makeup shouldn’t cause us stress as well. Knowing what techniques work for applying makeup is important, but there are a few steps you should follow to make your makeup last the whole day.
It is very important to take proper care of your skin. There are a lot of factors that influence how your skin looks, but the easiest way to make your skin look its best self is to keep a good diet, drink at least 2 liters of water per day, make sure you are taking all your vitamins, and use skin care products. Exfoliating, hydrating and cleansing your skin will help your skin look and feel good and it will make your makeup apply easier and last longer.
Using a primer before applying foundation can be crucial for keeping your makeup look in mint condition for the entire day. It will prevent products applied on top from slipping and it will provide them a base to stick to. It will also help products apply much easier. Eye primer will help your eyeshadow last throughout the day. It is important to choose primer suitable for your skin. There are silicone based primers for enlarged pores, illuminating ones for dry, dull skin or primers that cancel out the redness of your skin.
You shouldn’t apply concealer before foundation. Applying it under the products will drag it across the skin and you should want it to stay concentrated on certain areas. Instead, try applying your foundation first and then using a little bit of concealer on the areas where your skin needs more coverage.
If you have oily skin, you don’t want the extra oil on the skin make you look greasy throughout the day. You can use blotting papers, which are designed to blot excess shine and oils off of the face. Simply pop them in your bag and use them to touch up when needed. This will ensure you remove the excess oil while keeping your makeup intact.
One of the easiest ways to extend your makeup’s longevity is to keep your fingers off of your face. The more you touch or rub your face, the more of your makeup rubs off on your fingers. In order to make sure your makeup lasts longer, you should keep your fingers away from your face.
Use loose powder to set your foundation and concealer. Get a small amount of the loose powder and a big fluffy powder brush and lightly dust it over the top of your foundation and concealer. For more oily skin types this can be an effective way to reduce shine. This will also help to keep oils at bay.
After you are finished with applying your makeup you can use a setting spray to make sure your makeup stays the same throughout the day. Spray it on your face a few times then use a fan or a sheet of paper to fan it out and help it dry.