5 Tips to make your makeup last all day long!


The holidays are over and long days at work or university/school are back! With long classes or shifts at the office, your makeup tends to smear off. By mid-day, your fresh face of makeup you spent your morning doing will be gone. But, with these 5 tips, you can guarantee that your makeup will not budge!

1. Use a primer

Not only is using a primer better for your skin and how your makeup performs overall, but it is also essential for making your makeup last all day long. Primers give a smooth and tacky base for your foundation or whatever base cream you are using to stick to.

Recommended products:

  • Makeup Forever Skin Equalisers: they have a kind for every concern.
  • L’Oreal Infallible Mattifying Primer
  • Rimmel Fix & Perfect Primer
  • Benefit Porefessional Primer
  • Nyx Angel Veil Primer

2. Sandwich your Makeup

After applying your primer, spritz your face with a fixing spray. While it is still a bit damp, start applying your foundatin/BB/CC. This will also help your base makeup adhere to the skin and stick to it. After you finish all of your makeup, spritz your face again with the setting spray, this way, you have sandwiched your makeup into place by giving you makeup a base to stick to and protecting veil to lock it in place.

Recommended products:

  • MAC Fix Plus
  • Nyx Matte Finish Fixing Spray
  • L’Oreal Infallible Face Mist
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

3. Use Powder

Never leave the house without setting your cream products with powder or else, you can’t really complain about why your makeup isn’t lasting long enough. Powder keeps the oils of your skin from surfacing and disrupting your making, thus, making it last longer. Before finishing up your makeup with setting spray, set your entire face with a light dusting of powder.

Recommended products:

  • Nyx HD setting powder
  • MAC miniralise skin finish powder
  • Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder
  • Ben Nye Luxury Banana Powder

4. Use a Lip Liner

An easy way to make your lipstick last longer is by lining and filling your lips first with a matching lip liner before you apply the actual lipstick. This will prevent your lipstick from fading. Here’s another tip: if you don’t have a lipliner matching to your lipstick or just don’t feel like using a lip liner, apply the first layer of lipstick then dab it with a tissue and apply a second layer. Trust me, it works.


We all have the tendency to touch our face throughout the day, I personally always tend to lean my head on my hand and smear off my cheeks. Not only does touching your face too much cause breakouts, it is also the number one reason why your makeup looks patchy at the end of the day. So stop touching your face, even if you don’t have makeup on.

Hopefully, with these four tips/steps, you will get through a day of uni or work with a fresh face and no worries!







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