If you’re irked by the fact that your makeup doesn’t stay as long as you thought it’d be, you’re not the only one. There are many reasons behind why your makeup isn’t lasting. Identifying them is extremely important, especially if you’re so done with retouching every hour. Look at the list below and see what you can do to make your makeup last longer.
1. Constantly touching your face
Your hands are greasy and worse, full of germs. Touching your face all the time not only makes your face greasy and your makeup slides off, it can also spread germs and worsen acne. The solution? Stop touching your face. Really, it’s as simple as that.
2. Not blotting the oil away
Retouching your makeup is okay, but before you reapply it, make sure you’re blotting the oil. For your makeup to stay longer, first you need to get rid of the grease and then retouch your makeup. You can use either an instant oil-blotting stick or a beauty blender but with blotting effect. Or you can always stick to the conventional oil blotting paper.
3. Touching up using a powder brush
Now that your face is oil-free, time to retouch! Rather than using a powder brush that instead of making your makeup stay, removes it, use a beauty sponge.
4. Using too many and wrong products
Moisturizing before applying makeup is a step you mustn’t miss, especially if your skin is dry, but be careful to give time gap between applying moisturizer and applying your makeup base. Wait for the moisturizer to sink in completely before applying foundation. Also, don’t exaggerate when applying your makeup; the more excess you have on your skin the quicker your makeup would fall off. Your foundation also needs to be a long-lasting one; something water-based rather than oil-based.
5. Not using enough products
Okay, we know; it’s confusing. We just said you can’t use too many products and now we’re telling you to use more products? Actually yes, we do! To make your makeup stay longer, you’d need the help of primer, setting spray, and powder. Any primer would do, but you need to find the right one for your skin. While you apply primer before applying your makeup, setting spray is used after finishing your makeup. Finally, after applying your foundation remember to use powder!
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