There is nothing more frustrating than taking the time to apply your makeup in the morning, and later in the afternoon to discover that it has all faded. You can stop this from happening. There are many ideas for making your morning makeup ritual last from the time you apply it until you are ready to remove it at bedtime.
Tips for long-lasting makeup
Skin care is an important factor in keeping your makeup fresh through the day. If you do not exfoliate and eliminate your dead skin cells, your foundation and makeup will not go on smoothly hence disintegrate through the day. It is not always possible to have a flawless complexion, but you should strive to make yours the best it can be.
Make sure your face is clean and moisturized before applying your makeup in the morning. Wait a few minutes for your moisturizer to soak into your skin. Primers are a good idea. They prepare the skin for makeup and help it last longer. Avoid very thick and heavy foundations as they crack and wear off through the day. Cream blushers and bronzers are likely to slide off if you get sweaty. Always set your makeup with a light dusting of loose powder. Shake any excess powder off of your brush before applying foundation. If you have spots that tend to be oily, apply a second dusting of powder in those areas. In the course of the day, blot up any excess oil with a tissue.
Do not use your facial makeup primer for your eyes unless it is safe for use around the area. Use primers made specifically for eye makeup. For longer lasting color on your eyelids, layer them. This does not mean you have to sacrifice a subtle look. There are many choices available that will still allow layering with a natural look. The liquid liner lasts longer than pencil liners, so you may need to practice until you master the more durable option. Powder your lashes with the rest of your face. Mascara, when applied over powder, will last longer and thicker. Also, two coats of mascara will have more holding power. Finally, consider smudge-proof or waterproof mascara will less likely smudge or smear. If you do choose waterproof makeup, wash it off before you sleeping. It can damage your lashes if kept on all night.
For a long-lasting lipstick, be sure to exfoliate and moisturize your lips before putting it on to avoid drying. Lip liner is always a good idea because it will help keep lipstick where it belongs and not allow it to stray past the contours of your mouth. Apply a lip primer or foundation to your lips first, powder, and then implement the lipstick. Carefully blot off the excess with a tissue, and touch. These simple steps will buy you a little more time with your lip color.