If you thought slapping on dollops of make up will help it stick around longer, you’re mistaken. And let’s face it, real life is nothing like the ‘9 to 5’ commercial where your face paints will stay unmoved for 8 hours! So here are 5 ways in which you can avoid running for a ‘quick touchup’ every few hours.
Use a light moisturizer
Pick a moisturizer that is lightweight and doesn’t feel like a tub of butter on your skin. It is also important that the cream doesn’t look greasy and sticky. A lighter formula prevents your make up from running.
Use make up brushes
Fingers contain natural oils that the skin does not need. These oils let the make up go earlier than they should. And don’t just use any brushes use the right ones.
Apply a primer
The make up sets in stronger and firmer if you use a primer before the foundation. It evens out and readies the base for your foundation and other powders. Apply a dab of eye primer over your eyes as well. This gives them a fresh and just-applied look all day. Also, give your lips a smudge of the primer too to help the lip stain stay for longer.
Waterproof your face
A fool proof way that lets your make up stay until you willingly amputate it from your skin. Waterproof products may seem expensive but are totally worth it if you’re going in for heavy-duty day-lasting dos.
A strong foundation
A foundation is the deal breaker when it comes to an overall look, so select yours carefully. Blend in the foundation neatly and top off the entire make up with a dust of foundation powder, like a pro!