How-To Make Your Makeup Last All Night Long

Is there anything worse than spending an hour doing your makeup, nailing your winged liner and perfecting your contour only to have it all fade away a few hours later?

It is notoriously hard to maintain a great makeup look in Summer let alone adding late night dancing, drinking and eating into the mix. But with the warmer weather calling for one social occasion after the other, learning to perfect your makeup so it survives whatever the night throws at you is key.

Here’s how to do it…

USE AN OIL FREE MOISTURISER

Oil based moisturisers often take longer to absorb into your skin and can prevent makeup from going on smoothly. They can often also trigger oil production in your skin which is no friend of a long-lasting and flawless foundation base. Oil-free formulas are the way to go to stay hydrated without the risk of ruining your look.

APPLY A MATTIFYING PRIMER

Even if you’re not going for a matte finish, mattifying primers are designed to help control the natural oil production of the glands in your skin. It’s that natural oil that can cause your makeup to slip and slide as the night goes on so prevention is key. You’ll be able to use highlighters later on to counteract the matte finish.

MIX LIQUID ILLUMINATOR WITH A MATTE FOUNDATION

It seems that glowing and dewy skin will never not be in fashion but unfortunately, dewy foundations don’t have the same staying power as their matte counterparts. If you need your makeup to go the distance, use a matte foundation with a 12-24 hour wear and mix a few drops of liquid illuminator into it so you still get your glow.

SET YOUR MAKEUP WITH A RADIANT POWDER

Again, so you’re not compromising your glow, use a finishing powder that offers a radiant finish. These are often powders that boast ingredients such as light reflecting powders and will set your makeup in place without making it matte.

LAYER LIQUID AND POWDER COLOUR PRODUCTS

Blush and bronzer are often the first things to fade from our faces so an easy trick to increase their longevity is to layer both a liquid or cream and powder version. I particularly find that dabbing some liquid blush over powder and finishing it with another dusting of powder gives me a dewy and long-lasting flush.

 

 

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Photo: Steven Popovich

Model: @Krumble

Makeup: Bonnie G- Oz Beauty Expert

Hair: :La Biosthetique

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