We all at some point want our makeup to last all day (especially when going to an occasion where you will be spending your whole day/night) without having to touchup. Last thing you want in your clutch is to carry foundation, lipstick, powder etc. Below are some tips that will definitely help you with keeping your makeup on all day/night without any touchups.

1.MOISTURIZER: Be sure your skin is hydrated and well moisturized for smooth application of foundation. Know your skin type (oily, dry, sensitive or combination) and pick the right moisturizer.

Recommendations: The Body Shop Vitamin C Daily Moisturizer SPF 30, Neutrogena visibly even daily moisturizer, Olay Total Effects, Clinique dramatically different gel, Origins a perfect world and Shiseido bio performance advanced super revitalizing cream.

2. PRIMER: Primers help smooth, conceal and hold makeup in place. Primer goes a long way and you have to get the best primer to ensure you foundation stays on the whole day. You just have to apply a drop and cover your face and let it sit for couple of minutes before applying foundation.

Recommendations: Smashbox photo finish, the porefessional by Benefit, Laura Mercier foundation primer, MAC prep and prime.

3. FOUNDATION/CONCEALER: Whether you choose a liquid, cream or powder foundation is your choice but make sure you pick the right shade, coverage, finish for your skin type. See my other blog on foundation for more information and recommendations. Concealer is also very important specially if you are trying to hide your dark circles. If you have dark circles, always pick an orange tone concealer or a corrector and then apply foundation or a regular color concealer over it.

4. SETTING POWDER: Using a loose or pressed powder will keep you foundation in tact without looking oily and it will last longer.

Recommendations: Makeup Forever HD Microfinish Powder, Nars Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder, Ben Nye Luxury Loose Setting Powder, Coverall Setting Powder, L’Oreal True Match Mineral Powder

5. SETTING SPRAY: This should be the final object on your list. This will really help seal all of your makeup in place for hours. It provides a measure of protection in keeping makeup from rubbing or transferring onto clothing.

Recommendations: Urban Decay All Nighter, NYX Dewy Finish, MAC Fix+

This concludes my blog of having a perfect flawless skin for hours. Please note I try to include brands that I am familiar with, be it a luxury or a drug store brand. There are so many brands in the market that it’s difficult to try all but let me know what works best for you.


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