Everyone deserves a bit of time focusing on and caring for themselves, and makeup allows just that. Makeup adds extra fun to your life while making you look gorgeous and empowered. Best of all, it amplifies your natural beauty and best features.
This added sense of control over your look readies you to take on the world—if only you can find a way to make it last all day! It's a relatable sentiment to see your makeup get smudged or fade at some point during the day, and it's especially frustrating if you’re having a good makeup day.
8 Ways to Long-Lasting Makeup
Thankfully, there are nifty ways to avoid wasting your beloved cosmetic products and ensure your makeup stays put when you need it the most. Long-wear makeup is a must, but there are a few more things you should keep in mind. Here are essential tips that can further aid you in making your makeup last all day:
1. Prep and prime the face properly
Prepping your skin and having a good skincare routine creates the ideal canvas for long-lasting makeup. This involves hydrating and exfoliating.
Hydrating makes your skin a perfect base for makeup to cling onto and helps prevent fine lines that form as the day goes on. Since natural skin oils cause creases in your makeup, keeping excess oil at bay can allow your look to last longer, and using the right cleanser and skincare products can help you with this.
Meanwhile, a gentle exfoliator used twice a week will help remove dead skin cells and keep skin smooth, fresh, and clean. This allows makeup to stick better and be applied more evenly. After cleansing and exfoliating, apply an oil-free moisturizer and sunscreen with a minimum SPF30 for a good protective base.
Finally, apply a primer to seal in the moisturizer, smoothen your skin's surface, blur imperfections, and give your foundation something to cling to. Pick primers according to your skin type. If you have large pores or fine lines, go for a smoothing primer. Get a mattifying primer if you have oily skin or a hydrating one for dry skin.
2. Go for a long-wear foundation
Long-wear foundation formulas such as 24-hour wear foundations are great options even if you don't plan on wearing them all day. Matte foundations tend to last longer than dewy ones, reduce the chances that they will slide off your face, and soak up excess oils.
The L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24H Matte Cover Foundation offers all-day maximum matte coverage with shine and oil control and is even waterproof, heatproof, sweatproof, and transfer-proof!
When applying foundation, remember that thin layers of coverage are better than thick ones. Use a contoured blending sponge to apply these light layers of foundation. This helps makeup last longer, reduces creasing or caking, and creates a more natural look.
3. Choose light formulas for your blush
Opt for a cream blushes or even use a light lip tint as your cheek stain. These tend to stay longer than powder blushes since they have a richer pigment. For a multi-use lip tint product that you can apply as a cheek stain, we recommend L’Oreal Paris Rouge Signature. You can even achieve a nice monochrome look that looks effortlessly well-rounded.
4. Set with powder or spray
Setting powders or sprays are key products to ensure your makeup will last all day. They prevent liquid products from moving around and sliding off your face and provide a little more coverage when you need it (pigmented loose or packed powder is best for this).
Apply setting powder under your eyes, forehead, nose, and chin to prevent creasing and the appearance of fine lines. If you opt for a setting spray, use a few spritzes and leave time to dry. Make sure not to touch your face during this period!
For a flawless and poreless finish, try L'Oréal's Infallible Pro-Matte Powder. It lasts up to 16 hours, blends evenly, keeps the face shine-free, and has heavy-duty oil control! Alternatively, the Infallible Pro Spray & Set Make-Up Extender is a lightweight, oil-free mist that reduces melting, fading, and the need to touch up.
5. Go for a liquid lipstick
Lip products are the most difficult when it comes to long-wear. You're most likely to reapply it a couple of times within the day. A trick to long-lasting lip coverage is to use a liquid lipstick that stays on your lips without smudging. We recommend using the Infallible Liquid Lipstick for a long-wearing smudge-proof look that stays on no matter what you eat or drink! If your lips have a tendency to dry out, dab on a very light layer of lip balm after the liquid lipstick has settled in.
6. Blotting is key
As much as possible, avoid reapplying powder foundation throughout the day. Reapplying foundation messes with your first application and can take off the makeup already on your face. Plus, using more foundation can make your makeup cakey. To fix small errors, use blotting paper instead.
7. Don't over pile products
Believe it or not, less is more if you want makeup that will last. Apply your makeup in light layers. When using powder blushes and bronzers, sweep them lightly and layer them on and make sure to blend thoroughly. Use a beauty sponge to apply light layers and create a smooth and texture-free complexion. Let your face breathe and bank on a more natural-looking finish without the heavy, cakey look.
8. Keep hands off the face
Don't touch your face when leaving products to dry, and better yet, keep your hands off your face all day! Touching your face will essentially wipe off all your hard work. Avoid resting on your hands, holding your phone against your cheek, and rubbing your eyes to steer clear from messy smudges.
Seize the Day with Makeup that Stays
Don’t let makeup be a part of your daily stressors. Applying makeup should instead be a comforting ritual that helps you prepare for the day. If you're a makeup enthusiast, you deserve to cherish the time you spend in front of the mirror putting on makeup and the whole time you have it on. So, keep practicing the makeup hacks you learned today to fully enjoy your beautiful looks while being ready to face the day head-on.
If you want others to enjoy makeup, too, make sure to bookmark this page and share it with your makeup-loving friends and family! While you're at it, strengthen your all-day makeup defense with L'Oréal Paris' long-wear makeup products, perfect for any Filipina.
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