Makeup is one of the easiest ways to look and feel beautiful. That is why it is worth taking care that it always looks perfect. After all, there is nothing worse than a shiny T-zone, smudged mascara under the eyes, or unsightly eaten lipstick. Hence the question arises, what to do to make sure your makeup looks perfect for a long time and keeps its durability despite the passing hours?
- Proper care
Preparations for a long-lasting and proper makeup look should start long before we reach for the first brush. In this case, properly moisturized and cared for skin is the key to success. Regular exfoliation is the best way to ensure that your make-up lasts a long time. This step is extremely important, because the skin after exfoliation not only looks more aesthetic, but also much better accepts makeup
Another skin care issue that affects the appearance of makeup is proper hydration and nourishment of the skin. As it turns out, not only face moisturizers are enough. Makeup includes your lips, so if you’re wondering why your lipstick doesn’t look as advertised, make sure to moisturize your lips by using butters or balms to restore softness and smoothness
- The right makeup base
Once your skin is free of dead skin cells and properly moisturized, it is time to move on to the right makeup steps that will help your makeup last longer. The first step is the base. Applied before foundation, it helps to even out the texture of your skin, preventing excess product from gathering in the corners of your eyes and the crease at the wings of your nose, as well as diminishing the appearance of pores. In addition, you can find a variety of bases on the market, with properties dedicated to specific skin types. For example, people with problematic and prone to greasy skin should bet on a mattifying base. On the other hand, owners of couperose skin with discolourations should reach for bases with green pigment, which reduces the visibility of any imperfections
- The right technique for applying products
Long-lasting, beautiful makeup that lasts for hours also depends on how it is applied. When applying makeup, remember that less is better. Therefore, if you want a lot of coverage, you should apply it in layers, in small intervals. This will give it a chance to absorb into your skin and settle well on it. When it comes to prolonging the life of your lipstick, divide the process into three steps
- outline your lips with a lip liner, so the color doesn’t extend beyond the lip frame,
- then apply the product,
- wipe off any excess on a tissue and you’re done
When your makeup is done, it’s time to fix it. Fixatives can be extremely useful as they hold your make-up in place so it doesn’t smudge during the day and also help to get rid of the artificial, powdery effect. Fixers are usually available in the form of a mist, which you should spray on your face at a distance of about 30 centimeters, remembering to close your eyes.
- Avoid habits that ruin your makeup
Very often, makeup that has been applied on properly groomed skin, with the right techniques, and after a thorough fixation can be ruined by our daily habits. Therefore, if you want to look beautiful for hours, avoid touching your face as well as propping yourself up on your hands. Any contact between the skin of your face and your hand causes the foundation to be affected, and prolonged cheek support can result in unsightly translucency and stains
By applying all of the above tricks, you can be sure that your makeup will look perfect for a long time and you will be able to feel special no matter where you are!