We girls love our makeup. Some of us hardly every step out of the house without putting on at least a dash of eyeliner, some lipstick, and a dab of powder. It is always important to look our best. After all, a beautiful woman is a confident woman.
The problem with makeup is that it tends to get messy, especially if you are looking at a long day ahead. Most women complain that their makeup becomes cakey and dry after a couple of hours and by the end of the day, it is a complete disaster.
It is especially important for our makeup to look fresh and light all day long when we are participating in important events and ceremonies. Here are some great tips to maintain your makeup after a long day.
Prepare your skin
The first step in making sure that your makeup lasts longer is to prepare your skin. Start with the proper skincare routine: cleansing and exfoliating followed by applying a toner, a serum, and a moisturizer. This way, your skin looks fresh from underneath all the layers of makeup and once your skin is free of dead cells, your makeup is likely to stay on much longer.
Moisturizing your skin properly ensures that your skin stays smooth, which reduces the likelihood of your makeup becoming cakey.
Apply a primer
If you want your moisturizer to do its job, then you need to make sure that it stays put. Using primer will help you seal your moisturizer onto your skin. The longer your moisturizer stays on, the longer your makeup stays fresh. Choose a primer that is best suited for your skin type. There are some really good ones out there and some of them are quite remarkable in how well they preserve your makeup.
Use waterproof makeup products
If you are heading somewhere hot, then you are going to want to avoid the mess that is bound to be on your face when you start sweating. Waterproof makeup is resistant to sweat and water and will stay on for longer. In addition, carry some blotting paper with you and lightly dab your skin every now and then to prevent moisture and oil from building up.
Layer it right and then blend it
Simply slapping on all different makeup products will not help in making your makeup last longer. You need to apply your makeup in light layers and before you apply the next layer of makeup, you need to make sure that the first layer is properly blended into your skin. You can use blending sponges, brushes, or even your fingers. Just make sure that all your makeup is blended in perfectly. Properly layered and blended makeup is likely to last longer.
Use an oil-free foundation
This is an important step. Oil based foundations will slowly start sliding off your face, and before you know it, you will end up with patches of foundation on your skin. To avoid this, choose foundations that are not oil-based. Such foundations will blend well with your skin and will not start to drip down your face when it gets too hot.