Tips to make your foun­da­tion last longer:

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To make your nor­mal foun­da­tion stay put all day, there are three im­por­tant steps; Prep, Ap­pli­ca­tion, Set. Prep: Primers are great for giv­ing your foun­da­tion longevity and evening out skin. Don’t opt for a primer that feels ‘too smooth’, try a one that feels slightly ‘tacky’ on the skin be­cause if it’s too smooth, the foun­da­tion can slip off the sur­face. Test primers on the back of your hand for tack­i­ness be­fore buy­ing. Ap­pli­ca­tion: Next it’s time to get se­ri­ous about foun­da­tion ap­pli­ca­tion. Your foun­da­tion will last longer if you use a tool to ap­ply it, whether that’s a sponge, foun­da­tion brush or stip­pling brush is en­tirely up to you. Start with the foun­da­tion on the back of your hand and then ap­ply a thin layer to your skin in down­ward strokes. You can then buff another thin layer on top rather than smooth­ing it on down­ward, you can use a blusher brush for this. Set: Back in the day ap­ply­ing a set­ting pow­der was all about the pow­der puff and it’s still a good op­tion now. If you have a large pow­der puff, dab it in some loose set­ting pow­der, blow off the ex­cess and then just press the puff onto the skin. Pow­der puffs are good be­cause brushes can some­times smudge away the foun­da­tion you’ve just ap­plied. How­ever, if you want to stick with a big brush, make sure you just gen­tly sweep the pow­der over the skin – it’s not about rub­bing pow­der in. As a fi­nal touch you could try a set­ting spray. Both Ur­ban De­cay and NYX have good op­tions.

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