If your living life on the fast lane, the last thing you have time for is checking your makeup. When you start the day looking fabulous, the worst thing to discover is your makeup faded, melted and smudged. Yikes! There’s no reason why your makeup should fade if you follow a few key steps in your makeup routine. With a few simple tips, keep going throughout your day without a single worry!
Let’s start with the first essential step, primer! Primer is important to making sure your makeup stays put through sweat, heat and humidity.Makeup primer creates a protective base that extends the life of your makeup, making it last much, longer. Most primers are oil-free and fragrance-free, so they’re ideal for anyone with oily or combination skin. One we love is the Luscious Whitening Base for Oily Skin.
How to Apply: Primer should be applied after your moisturizer and before your foundation. It’s very important to allow it to sit for a few minutes. Apply primer anywhere where your makeup rubs off easily including the chin, lips, eyes, and face.
After using a primer, always try water proof makeup be it foundation, powder, eyeliner or mascara. Waterproof makeup lasts longer and withholds sweat and smudging throughout the day. Did you know your makeup can disappear with continuous touching around your face. Our hands tend to accumulate oil, dirt and bacteria, which can also cause pimple formation on your face.
Powder Tip: For setting your foundation, use a waterproof powder with a powder puff to press the product into you skin preventing your makeup from fading even after a long day.
Layering your makeup is another way to help your makeup last, this works really well for ultra-long wearing 12 hour fade proof makeup. Layer your blush with a cream blush can be the ultimate way to prevent fading.
If you have an eyeshadow or blush that just won’t show up, then don’t be afraid to apply it several times to build it to the shade level you want. You can do the same thing for lipstick, or layer a lipliner underneath. The deeper the shade, the longer it should last on your skin.