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How To Make Makeup Last All Day: 7 Tricks And Techniques

It would be nice to have a Hollywood makeup job that lasts all day long, but unfortunately, it usually fade, smears, or smudges and needs a major overhaul by noon.

However, here are some tips and tricks that you can apply to increase the length and time before you have to touch up your makeup. You’ll be surprised at how little it takes to keep your makeup on all day without have to put a new coat on half way through the day!

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  • Step 1

    Start With A Cleanly Scrubbed Face

    Firstly, start with a cleanly scrubbed face. Never ever apply a new coat over yesterday's coat of makeup as it does not give your skin a chance to breathe and regenerate while you're sleeping.

    So, always remember to wash your face clean with a facial cleanser the night before, and when you wake up the next morning, use a toner to remove any oil that has accumulated on your face (while you're sleeping).

  • Step 2

    Apply Moisturizer

    Before you start applying any make up, make sure you first apply a layer of moisturizer on your face.

    Use a moisturizer that is good for your skin type whether is it normal, oily, dry, or a combination of all three. Also, make sure that the moisturizer contains sunblock to protect your face from any damages and aging effect that may be caused by direct exposure to sunlight.

  • Step 3

    Use A Primer To Cover The Fine Lines

    Use a primer to cover the fine lines before you use a foundation.

    A good primer will work effectively to cover the fine lines and wrinkles on your face. It also helps to smooth out the skin tone, as well as reducing the redness and puffiness and also eye bags.

  • Step 4

    Apply Foundation Smoothly And Evenly Over Your Face

    Be sure you apply the foundation smoothly and evenly over your face. There is nothing worse than seeing a line of foundation at the chin or around the hairline.

    For optimum result, use a brush or a sponge to apply your foundation instead of your fingers.

    Your choice of foundation is also important. For more advice, check out our article titled "Are You Using The Right Foundation For Your Makeup?".

  • Step 5

    Use Powder To Set Your Foundation

    After you are done putting on your foundation, use a loose powder or mineral powder to set it and prevent your makeup from breaking down due to the oil on your face.

    Be sure to apply some powder on your eyelids as well – the skin on your eyelids do secret oil which will cause your eye makeup to be "wrinkled".

  • Step 6

    Do Not Touch Your Face!

    Try not to touch your face after you're done applying your makeup because there is a high tendency that your makeup will be smeared or smudged. Furthermore, dirt from your hand will be transferred to your face.

  • Step 7

    Touching Up

    And finally, touch up your makeup halfway through the day.

    You can use a blotting paper on your forehead, nose and chin (T-zone areas) where oil is likely to be more prominent. This keeps your face looking clean and refreshed to continue on your day. Also, you'll want to dab on a little powder and re-apply your lipstick and there you have it... You'll be ready to face the world again.

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