Is there any worst feeling than your makeup smudging off after spending a good amount of time doing it? No, right? Well, we all have been there and can totally relate to how it feels when you spend hours to make everything look perfect only to end up looking like you have been hit by a truck at the end of the day. It can be any girl’s literal nightmare which no one would want to encounter. But owing to some mistakes that you might be doing while applying your makeup, it can start smudging off very easily. However, there are a few hacks that will definitely help you in making your makeup last longer. Keep on reading to know about them.
1. Prep your skin
The first and foremost thing to do before applying your makeup is to prep up your skin. It is the most essential step to begin with as it provides your makeup a suitable and perfect base to apply on. It includes exfoliating, toning and moisturizing. Exfoliating your skin helps in getting rid of all the dead cells that otherwise may appear in the form of flakiness. Whereas, toning and moisturizing helps in shrinking your pore size and helps in hydrating your skin to make it softer and supple for makeup application.
2. Use a primer
Priming your face is another crucial step to include in your makeup routine. It should be applied both on the face and eyes. It basically helps in creating a smooth base for makeup application. Priming your face can really work wonders if chosen the right one as it gives the foundation a nice base to cling to. You can also apply it to your eyelids to make your eye shadow last longer that too without creasing.
3. Use the right foundation
The main key to make your makeup last longer is to use the right foundation formula. The formula of foundation greatly influences your makeup’s staying power. It’s best to avoid using a heavy oil-based foundation as it can easily slide off your face. Use matte-finished foundations as they are believed to last longer than dewy ones. We would suggest you to go for long-wear foundations as they won’t slide off your face quite easily.
If you are someone who has extremely dry skin then instead of opting for an oil-based foundation, you can apply a good moisturizer to hydrate your skin.
4. Set it with setting powder
Setting your makeup with translucent setting powder is another great way to ensure your makeup lasts longer and doesn’t budge from its place. It is mostly applied on the forehead, nose, under eyes and chin areas in order to stop your liquid products from sliding or slipping off your face. It also prevents your makeup from creasing or the appearance of fine lines. People typically call this process “baking” as it sets and lock your makeup in place.
5. Use a setting spray
The last and final step is to set your makeup with a setting spray. It basically ensures your makeup stays in place and doesn’t smudge off just in a few hours of applying it. Invest in a good setting spray that will not only keep your makeup locked in but also gives a flawless look. Spray it on your face in spritzes and let it dry nicely and remember not to touch it while it’s wet and also not any time of the day.