It can be really frustrating when you apply makeup on your face only to arrive at your destination looking like you didn’t apply anything at all. This is usually the case for people with oily skin. You spend minutes or even hours in front of your mirror to nail that makeup look, only to get to your destination looking like you didn’t even do anything.
But not to worry, this is a problem that has a solution. So don’t be bothered about not getting your makeup to last all day anymore. Below are a few tips on how to prevent your makeup from wearing off and getting it to last all day.
How to get makeup to last all day
Moisturize your face
Most people skip moisturizing before applying makeup because they assume that the moisturizer will rather make their makeup wear off, especially if they have an oily face. But this is in fact no the case. When you skip moisturizer, it causes your face to produce more oil to hydrate your skin, so in order to prevent that from happening, you should rather moisturize your face before applying your makeup.
Prime your face
The next thing to do is to apply a primer to your face. The primer creates a smooth canvas for your makeup to be applied and it also helps the makeup to last long. There are face primers for oily skin, dry skin, and combination skin. So depending on your skin type, you can find the primer to suit you.
If you don’t have primer, try using milk of magnesia if you have an oily face. I’ve personally used milk of magnesia on so many occasions and it works great to prevent creasing and help your makeup to last all day.
If you are going with milk of magnesia, apply a thin layer on your face using cotton wool and then wait a few seconds for it to dry before applying your makeup. You can fan your face to make it dry faster.
PS: Milk of magnesia creates a white cast on your face, so apply it thinly on your face. Not much.
Set your makeup
After applying your makeup, remember to set it with some powder. You can either use loose powder or pressed powder. When you are done with everything makeup, spray your face with some setting spray to lock in your makeup all day. Setting your makeup helps to prevent creasing, so your makeup will last longer.
Avoid touching your face all the time
One thing that makes makeup wear off early is the regular touching of the face. So in order to keep your makeup in place all day, avoid touching your face.
Tie your hair
Your hair getting in your face can also make makeup wear off. So you can try hairstyles that hold your hair together so it doesn’t get in your face. This can be either holding your hair in a ponytail or even a bun updo.