How To Make Your Makeup Last Longer

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Hello lovelies,

in three weeks I'm going to do one of my best friend's makeup on her wedding day. Yes, I know,  this is a big deal and maybe she should leave that to a real professional and be sure that I told her that. But she is so obsessed with the idea that I'm the best choice and that she will be in a good hands with me. Well, I'm super flattered, I'm not gonna lie, but on the other hand, I wanna make sure that she's not gonna regret that later. A year back I went to my step sister's wedding, and as I wrote in a post, where I showed you my eyelook I wore, I mentioned that my makeup lasted way longer than actually my sister's. Her face melted down after two hours and believe me, it wasn't a good look. I'm not gonna repeat myself again, that I am not a makeup artist and that I've never studied it, but the fact that my tricks worked much better than someone's who actually got paid for it probably means something. So now, I'm gonna share with you some tips, if you're a beauty enthusiastic as I am, you know them all, but the repeating is the mother of wisdom, and if not, I'm glad to I can be the one who show you how to make your makeup last longer.

Skincare is the key | Like the blending is the key for the perfect eye look, the good skincare is the key for flawless and long lasting foundation. Now you may asking why. Well, it has an easy answer. Just remember when you have some blemish on your face, it always takes more effort to cover it and when you do, then it's the first thing what shows up. Just keep on your mind, the skin is not gonna be perfect over night. You need to take care of it, find the best products what works for you and then you're gonna have better or maybe great skin to work with. 

Primer is your best friend | If you have oily eye lids, eyeshadow primer is your best friend. I have extremely oily lids and without a primer, my eyeshadows would be one big mess. With the right primer, my work always stays put. If you're looking for a good eyeshadow primer, the Nars one always worked amazingly for me. And of course the face primer is important too. I have big pores so I use the POREfessional from Benefit. The foundation glides on smoothly, pores are smaller and it helps with the longevity.

Think twice before you apply | The choice of the right foundation is always important. Long lasting foundations don't call themselves long lasting for fun. There is something what you could use and take advantage from it. Plus always use old trusty foundation which won't disappoint you, don't experiment.

Heavy layers are not what you want | I'm pretty sure that it just seems right, heavy layer, better result. Well trust me, it's not true. The thinner layers you do and repeating them, the better and long wearing effect you get. Make sure that your work all the thing layers into your skin for natural looking finish. Just be aware, don't do many layers, you can end up with cakey face and no one wants that.

Never leave the house without a powder | Yes, this is one of the most important things I think. Powder can realy lock the foundation and make it stay in one place. What works the best for me is, that I take the damped beauty sponge, dip into loose powder or pressed powder and just work it out into the skin. Focus on the crease area - under eye, smile lines and nose. Don't be afarid to cake your face with powder.

Don't forget the setting spray | The latest step in this process is setting spray. Don't spare and save, shower your face with the setting spray. It has two great benefits. First one is that it takes off all the powdery effect and second is that it will make sure that you will look the same at night like you did in the morning when you applied your face, haha.

Last advice | This is not a tip or trick, but it's just an advice. If you want your makeup last super long, don't touch your face, don't smeard it around and do not reapply powder or foundation during the day. If you can see some imperfections or shine peaking thru, just use blotting papers. Trust me, it will help.


I hope I helped at least some of you with my tips how to make your makeup all day. If you have a different tricks and tips, let me know. I'm always glad to learn something new.

Have a great day!

Love, Michelle <3

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16 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips, Michelle. I would love to know what your fave long wearing base products xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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    1. As I mentioned, NARS eyeshadow primer, Benefit POREfessional or simply Nivea After shaving balm, Mac Face and Body foundation or Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, and for the powder, I never go wrong with the Stay Matte from Rimmel. :)

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  2. Loved reading this post! Really helpful :)

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  3. Great tips! My face always tends to melt in the sun so I'll try some of these out xx
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    1. Let me know if it helped.

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  4. Some fabulous tips here and some I always tell my clients, especially in regards to the skincare. The trick to a flawless finish starts with skin so the more they can do in the lead up to the event the better look and results we will achieve :) x

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    1. I agree. A lot of people underestimate this step.

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  5. These are such good tips! I totally agree that it all begins with good skincare!

    Thanks for linking up to the Monday Makeup Madness link up again :)

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you, Ingrid. I'm happy to join again.

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  6. I love these tips! I am so bad at not touching my face, that is something I need to get better at!

    Laura || www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

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    1. The more you think about that, the worse is that. I remember I had the same problem, haha.

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  7. Excellent tips - I keep forgetting about setting spray! Thanks for the reminder hon xxx

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    1. Thank you, sweetie. I'm glad I could help.

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  8. wow! great post dear...............keep updating!!

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