Every woman knows what it is like to look in the mirror just to see that the makeup has smudged, run, or disappeared altogether.
There are many reasons why makeup disappeared it can be sweat off, cry it away, or just vanish. The truth is that regardless of the reason it is annoying to have to do midday touch-ups.
The good news is that you can stop doing it!
Here are 7 life-changing secrets to make your makeup last all day.
1. Prepare Your Skin
It doesn’t matter what type of cosmetics you use if your skin is not properly prepared your makeup won’t look smooth or last long. To prepare your skin do the following steps:
Step 1 Exfoliate
You should at least exfoliate your skin 2 times per week to remove oil, bacteria, and dead skin. You can use COSRX AHA Whitehead Power Liquid to keep your skin smooth to make your makeup lasts longer.
Step 2 Tone
Using a toner is an important step in your skincare routine. You need to do after cleansing and exfoliating. When you tone with products such as Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner, you are balancing out the pH levels of your skin for a smoother and brighter appearance.
Step 3 Moisturiser
When you properly moisturize your skin you are providing the perfect surface for cosmetic products to stay looking fresh all day. Try to use a moisturizer that is oil-free such as Cosrx Oil-Free Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap, so that it absorbs quickly while giving adequate moisture to the skin.
2. Use a Primer
Using a primer will seal your moisturizer while giving you a smooth surface for makeup. It also keeps your makeup from being absorbed, so it will stay longer. A great example of a primer from a trusted K-Beauty brand is the Innisfree No Sebum Blur Primer.
If you have oily skin make sure to use an oil-free formula for an all-day matte finish. Don’t forget to use a different primer for the delicate area underneath your eyes, this way you can intensify your makeup, making sure it doesn’t slip or shift.
3. Apply A Good Foundation
Look for an oil-free foundation such as the Etude House Double Lasting Foundation to reduce the probabilities that it will slide off your face.
Also, make sure to use foundations and concealers such as The Saem Cover Perfection Tip Concealer that are long-wearing formulas that were created to last longer.
For oily skin, make sure to use a mattifying formula to avoid your face look shiny and to get rid of excess oils.
To apply your foundation start with a small amount. Place the foundation on the center of your forehead, under your eyes, nose, and chin. Then spread the foundation outward toward your hairline and neck. To do it you can use your fingers, a brush, or a sponge to blend your makeup.
Another great option is April Skin Magic Snow Cushion. This foundation is perfectly suited for your everyday face, as it won't budge. It reduces redness and covers acne and scars, whilst leaving skin with a dewy finish that lasts 8 hours.
Keep in mind that it is better to build thin layers of coverage rather than a single thick one. Doing this will help your makeup last longer and it will make your face look more natural.
4. Set With Powder To Ensure It Lasts
The key to sealing your makeup for longevity is to use powder. Using Innisfree’s No Sebum Mineral Powder will not only set your makeup but it will also minimize your pores, blemishes and control excess oil.
It is important to know that powder can be used either over the foundation to set makeup to last longer or as a coverage itself for a lightweight base.
Remember, if you have oily skin, concentrate your powder in the oiliest areas of your face.
For a rosy glow that won’t go away choose a creamy blush with a richer pigment such as Aritaum Sugarball Cushion Blush, which lasts longer.
To apply perfectly your blush you need to sweep your blush from the ear down the cheekbone towards the mouth. Add a little touch of blush to the chin and blend it well.
If you want your lipstick to stay longer the secret is to apply it in layers. First, you need to frame your lips with a lip liner. Doing this will give structure and grip for your lipstick. Then apply your lipstick with a brush making sure to build it in fine layers and finally apply another coat of pencil to set it.
A great option is Peripera Ink The Velvet 4G. This formula is velvety and will glide smoothly onto your lips for long-lasting vibrant color and hydration.