It’s something all makeup wearers have struggled with at some point, the dreaded challenge of getting your makeup to last all day. This can be especially daunting in the hot summer days or when your day is more active and you find yourself working up a sweat. For the longest time I couldn’t figure out how to make my makeup stay all day. My mascara would flake off, my eyeshadow would just disappear and my foundation don’t even get me started on how patchy it would look… I have tried a multitude of finishing powders, primers, and facial sprays to help, and while I tried some definite misses some of them were major hits in my book, and those are the products I’ll be talking about today. This is of course based off personal preference what works for me may not necessarily work for someone else, but I still wanted to share in case you are inspired to try any of these products
The first thing I do to get my makeup to last longer is apply a primer. We all have our favorites but this Angel Veil primer by NYX and this Blemish Control Face Primer by ELF Cosmetics (which I need to reorder) are two of my favorites. Both apply well to the skin, absorb quickly and make for a great base before applying foundation.
Something that has been a major game changer for me in getting my foundation to last longer throughout the day and also apply finishing powder before foundation. My two favorite ones to use are the Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder and the Coty Airspun Translucent Loose Powder both are insanely affordable (under $6) and feel so nice on the skin. I love both of them but if I had to be honest the Coty one is my favorite and my all time favorite face powder ever. I will repurchase it again and again. I do still set my foundation after concealer and bronzer, but adding powder before foundation has been such a game changer to how long my makeup last. I have really noticed a difference with not only how well it last and looks throughout the day but also how nicely my foundation applied every since I started using this trick.
I have used eyeshadow primer since I first started using makeup I am a firm believer that it makes a huge difference in wear time and application. Just like many I love the Urban Decay primer potion and a few others ranging from high end to low end, but this
Lid Lock Up Eyeshadow Primer by Covergirl is so good ya’ll! And it under $10. There is a reason this product has 4 star rating on the Ulta website. If you are looking for dupe to the Urban Decay primer potion try this. I mean $10 compared to $22 that’s 1/2 the price.
In regards to helping my mascara apply better and last longer I have been loving the Estee Lauder Little Black Primer Tint. I received a mini size of this in a value pack with the matching mascara and an eyeliner, but I am planning on getting a full size of this because I love it so much. I haven’t always been one to use lash primer and honestly used to think it wasn’t all that necessary, but this makes such a difference in how long and volumized my lashes look. Also this helps my mascara last longer throughout the day and not clump of flake off.
And finally the last product I use to help my makeup last all day is the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater. I know the Urban Decay makeup setting spray is so hyped up and so many people say that it’s the best spray, and I do think it’s good, but ya’ll just save your money and buy this one (It’s under $15). This spray is so refreshing I use it even when I am not wearing makeup to freshen up my skin. It dries quickly, absorbs well into the skin, and helps makeup last all day.
And there you have it all the products I use to help my makeup stay all day and look just as good at the end of the day as it did when I first applied it.
Thanks for reading! xx