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How to Make Your Makeup Last For 10 Hours or More

How to Make Your Makeup Last For 10 Hours or More

Like the thought of 10-hour makeup? Want to know how to make your makeup stay on all day? Then, you’ve come to the right place.

Ever had your makeup smudge a few short hours into the workday? We all know how frustrating it can be to work all day and plan to go out with the girls afterwards only to find you have no makeup left before your afternoon meeting even begins. The good news is, this is one problem that doesn't need to plague you. Here are five tips to help you learn how to make your makeup stay on all day.

1. Start with a Regular Skincare Regimen

Start by prepping your skin with a regular skincare regimen. This is essential to the longevity of your makeup. Remember to cleanse and moisturise daily. Skipping these steps may leave your skin rough and uneven, which will result in flakey or smudged makeup.

2. Prime Your Skin

Just like you would prime a canvas for painting, you must also prime your face for makeup. In fact, think of your face as the canvas upon which you will paint your look.

Primers create a barrier that keeps your skin nice and smooth for prolonged makeup wear. Choose a primer that is water-based and oil-free so your foundation will be easier to apply and will last longer. This also keeps your foundation from moving or slipping. Be sure not to skip this step to get the 10-hour makeup you desire.

3. Select an Oil-Free Foundation

Oil-based foundations are more likely than oil-free options to cause makeup to slip during the day. I always go for an oil-free foundation, but I always recommend for everyone to layer skincare on first before applying any foundation. For clients with more normal to combination skin, I generally recommend using my 3 in One Fresh Cleanser

Choose an oil-free foundation that is long-wearing and will smooth your complexion all day. There are plenty of oil-free products to choose from, so try different ones to see which one works best.

4. Layer Foundation with Powder

Liquid foundation has the tendency to slide during the day, so layering it with either a pressed or matte powder will help it stay in place. The key is to find a lightweight powder that matches both your skin and foundation colour.

Rather than buffing the powder in circles as you might if you weren’t wearing a liquid foundation, tap it on your skin to keep your makeup in place. Carry a lightweight powder in your makeup bag to apply as needed on shiny places throughout the day.

5. Go Light on Makeup and Reapply Throughout the Day

Another tip on how to make makeup last all day is to apply it in light layers so it won’t be too heavy as you continuously touch it up. Remember, less is always more.

Blend your makeup with a slightly dampened sponge to apply light layers that will create a smooth, untextured complexion. This will give you a natural look and allow you to keep your makeup fresh all day and into the evening.

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