5 Tips To Help Your Make-Up Last Longer

5 Tips To Help Your Make-Up Last Longer

Right now, we can blame warm weather and face coverings for the fact our morning make-up doesn’t look fresh as a daisy come 4pm. The good news is, using the right products and perfecting your application technique can help. Here, SL Beauty Insider Adeola Gboyega explains how to achieve a flawless make-up look that lasts…

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There are two steps to your make-up application that are crucial: how you prep your skin and how you set your look. A primer is essential, as it creates the perfect base for your foundation and a barrier between your skin and the foundation. They also help to smooth out imperfections such as pores, fine lines and texture for a more flawless finish. There are so many to choose from these days, so look out for some keywords on the packaging such as oil controlling, mattifying or blurring to help your make-up last.


Oil-Free Foundation 

Oil free foundations are a great option during the summer when your make-up is less likely to stay in place due to sweat and higher humidity. They’re also better suited to those with oily or combination skin or those who are prone to excess shine, as they’re lighter than other foundations. Most will leave behind a fresher finish, too, unlike traditional matte formulas that were once heavy and could leave your complexion looking dull and flat. On the contrary, these newer innovative formulas strike the perfect balance to give you radiant and beautiful skin.

Setting & Finishing Powder

Powder is a must when it comes to combating shine and keeping your make-up in place. Many people fear powder because of its old-fashioned reputation for being dry and making the complexion look flat – but the right one will leave your skin looking smooth and should be virtually undetectable. 

These days, setting powders usually comes in either a loose or pressed form. It really comes down to personal preference which one you go for, but just make sure that it blends in seamlessly with your skin tone. Finishing powders are designed to give you a flawless finish and keep your make-up looking good by blurring the appearance of pores and fine lines. Just remember to only apply powder where needed, such as on the T-zone.

Setting Spray

Setting sprays are also a great way to increase the longevity of your make-up because they contain ingredients specifically designed to lock everything in place. Just like you would apply a topcoat to your nails or apply hairspray after styling your hair, a setting spray works in exactly the same way. Not all setting sprays are made equal, though, so it’s important to choose one suitable for your skin type and desired look. If you are particularly oily, look for one that claims to keep shine and oiliness at bay, without drying out the skin.

Long Wear Eye Make-Up

Ensuring that your eye make-up stays on all day is far easier now thanks to these incredible formulas. Cream eyeshadows are such an effortless way to dress up the eyes – and with their long-lasting benefits, they’re a dream to use. Opt for gel-based liners and mascaras that won’t budge, crease or fade, too.

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