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HOW TO MAKE YOUR MAKEUP LAST LONGER

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Long-lasting makeup has been around for a few decades now, so we aren’t strangers to an hour-long lasting foundation, smudge-proof eyeliner, waterproof mascara, color staying lipstick, and 24-hour eyebrows. These are well worth the investment when it comes to building your makeup wardrobe, but did you know there are tips and tricks you can do to extend the life of your makeup? Read on to know the secrets to maintain long-lasting makeup.

EXFOLIATE REGULARLY

Never underestim­ate the power of exfoliatio­n. Using a facial scrub with cleansing beads or granules not only removes dead skin cells, but it also jumpstarts skin renewal turnover, which can slow down as we age. Cleansing and exfoliatin­g allow makeup to adhere better to our skin and gives us a smooth canvas to work with.

INVEST IN QUALITY MAKEUP BRUSHES

While it might be easy to use just any makeup brush to apply your makeup, you will truly see the difference when you start using quality brushes. Not only does it feel amazing when used to apply makeup on your skin, but it also distribute­s evenly and blends flawlessly. This results in beautifull­y applied makeup, that in turn, lasts longer.

A LITTLE MAKEUP GOES A LONG WAY

While some of us might think that more is more when it comes to makeup (for instance, the more foundation we apply, the better our skin will look), this couldn't be more inaccurate. Applying too much product is a surefire way to get a cakey look that tends to melt after a few hours. Applying foundation in thin layers, and practicing restraint with makeup applicatio­n can ultimately help makeup last longer.

SET WITH LOOSE POWDER

Dusting a layer of translucen­t loose powder on liquid or crème foundation can help keep makeup in place for hours. The texture of the powder helps ward off oiliness, which is essential to reducing shine and potential makeup meltdowns.

FINISH EACH LOOK WITH A MIST OF MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY

Just like using a primer before applying foundation, finishing off your makeup with a setting spray can seal your makeup and extend its life for several more hours. Makeup artists swear by this and can attribute super long-lasting (and even borderline waterproof) makeup to this extra step.

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