Are you trying to set your makeup in place? Do you want it not to move an inch? Plenty of women who work at the office or who love to wear a full-face are wondering what the right way to apply makeup is. So many women are wondering how to make their foundation stay in place, while others would love to make their lipstick stay in place without smudging when eating. We will let you in on some secrets, keep on reading!
Top 9 Must-Have Makeup Items For Long-Lasting Makeup
1. High-Quality Primer
A face primer that gets into your pores is a must-have! A pore-filling primer will cover your entire surface and will allow you to work with a flawless base. It will sink in all of your oils & will allow you to apply your foundation with ease. Make sure you make tapping motions and let the product sink in before you move onto the next step. It is vital to apply it to your T-zone since this is where most of our oils peek through.
2. Foundation That Suits Your Skin Type
Is your skin dry, oily, combo, or normal? Finding out your skin type is important since not every foundation can suit you. Usually, you should follow this guideline:
If your skin is oily stick to something matte & oil-taming
If your skin is dry use radiant & moisturizing foundations
If your skin is normal, you can use a semi-matte foundation
If your skin is combo you will have to mix & match two different foundations. Apply a mattifying foundation to your T-zone, and add your radiant foundation to your drier parts.
3. Translucent Powder
A translucent powder will set everything in place & will give you a flat surface. This makeup item is a must-have because it won’t let your foundation move, crease or crack during the day. Apply a bit of it to your entire face by making tapping motions with a round brush.
4. Matte Bronzer
Your favorite matte bronzer will stay on throughout the entire day! Just make sure you apply it in tapping motions to the perimeters of your face. Don’t go for liquids since they can easily smear off.
5. Lash Extensions
A set of lash extensions will give you a whole new level of confidence! Lash extensions are waterproof, sweatproof & smudge-proof! This means that you can wear them to your work, without worrying that they will smear – as your favorite mascara would. Also, they will help you save so much time in the morning because you won’t have to apply lash primers, mascaras, falsies etc.
6. Brow Gel
Set your brows in place but also give them a bit of pigment with a tinted brow gel. This makeup item comes in a little tube & is filled with brow-like fibers. Run it through your brows & you’ll enjoy them all day long!
7. Matte Eyeshadow
As previously explained, matte shadows won’t move or smudge as much as liquids could. Apply your favorite matte color to your crease. Make sure you do back & forth motions & blend the product in till you are left with the right amount of pigment.
8. Liquid Lipstick
A liquid lipstick will emphasize your lip color, and it won’t move, smudge or budge, at all! It will also survive: makeout sessions, talking, drinking, eating, as well as nervous lip biting! It is a sturdy product that is a must-have for long-wear.
9. Makeup Setter
Lastly, remember to set your makeup in place with a makeup finishing spray. This little item will push everything deep into your pores, and will give you a matte outcome that can stay on for hours! You can also carry it with you when out the door & reach for it whenever just to bring back some moisture to your skin.
Ready To Enjoy Your Makeup?
So, do you feel confident about your makeup application? Do you feel like you could enjoy a full-face worry-free? Or maybe you feel like we’ve missed out on some steps/items? If so, share your tips & tricks in the comment section down below! Help other women understand how you apply makeup, and let’s all share some beauty hacks.
Lora is a native Californian currently living in the Southeast. She is an artist, designer, blogger and nature lover. Her hobbies include herbalism, cooking, baking, creating DIY aromatherapy recipes, sipping wine and listening to music. She also loves to go hiking and camping.