Make Your Makeup Last All Day

Makeup tutorial showing how to apply foundation, blush, lip color and eye shadow so it's got true, blow-you-away staying power

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The biggest threat to your makeup lasting is your skin's natural oils, which break down color and make it fade. So your first step should always be a layer of mattifying lotion -- or at least swipe your face with a toner. These products' oil-prohibiting ingredients like salicylic acid and witch hazel remove excess oils.

To get a base that's thin enough to look natural yet thick enough to last all day, use a foundation make up sponge to "stipple" it on to your skin. Just use a quick dotting motion, tapping it all over the face to deposit and blend your foundation or tinted moisturizer.

For blush that lasts all day, dot the apples of your cheeks with cream blush first, then sweep a matching powder blush over top. This one-two punch works because the cream acts as a base that sticks to the powder.

Here is a trick that turns any lipstick or gloss into a long-wearing product: Use a make up sponge to press translucent powder around your mouth. This prevents skin oils from seeping into your lipstick and making it bleed and fade. Now line your lips with a pencil that matches your natural lip color and apply your color.

To keep eyeshadow from gathering in the creases of your eyes by day's end, dust face powder on your lids and add a second layer of powder along the crease before applying your eyeshadow. This will help absorb the oils on your eyelids and fill in the crease to keep shadow from pooling there.

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greta advice! I will be sure to try this

by naina9 Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 04:24PM Report as inappropriate

thanks

by jessicaviolett Friday, May 31, 2013 at 07:00PM Report as inappropriate

Nice

by EricaF123 Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 09:15AM Report as inappropriate

pretty good advice

by nikki_glorioso Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 05:25PM Report as inappropriate

I will try the cream and then powder blush tip. I have two that would go well together.

by beautybody Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 12:31PM Report as inappropriate

I agree with a couple of these tips...

by powerwoman033 Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 08:47AM Report as inappropriate

Very helpful!

by mrselliott08 Friday, February 24, 2012 at 10:40PM Report as inappropriate

Great tips!

by WiccanLady Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 03:52PM Report as inappropriate

Keeping eyeshadow from creasing can be a lot easier than that... just get some eye primer! It's totally worth the $20.

by LipglossandSpandex Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 09:18PM Report as inappropriate

Definitely worth trying these. I don't really like using sponge applicators though because you have to throw them out often. It seems like a waste.

by mkgx7 Friday, April 8, 2011 at 09:41PM Report as inappropriate

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