Sometimes despite your best efforts, your makeup decides to go rogue and disappear by the time your mid-morning coffee break rolls around. No doubt, this pesky little problem has been exacerbated by the fact that we’re wearing masks all day. If you’re tired of ending your day without the face you started with; there’s good news. With a good skincare routine, a few strategic purchases, and some minor tweaks, you can finally keep your makeup in place.
Start With A Clean Slate
Great-looking makeup begins with healthy skin, so your road to makeup that stays in place will always start with skin a solid skincare routine. Cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating are critical first steps; without them, you find it pretty hard to keep your makeup in place.
Don’t Forget The Primer
Makeup primers play an important role when it comes to keeping your makeup in place. With the right formula for your foundation and a primer for your shadow, you can easily avoid the makeup slide. When choosing a primer, it’s important to remember that just as there are plenty of options for your cleansers and moisturizers, there are also plenty of formulas for your primer, so choose the one that works with your skin type. If your skin is oily, look for a mattifying primer; if it’s dry, look for a moisturizing primer. The fact is, a primer will only work when it works with your skin.
Use High-Quality Tools
Even a cursory internet search will reveal millions upon millions of makeup tools. But while your options are seemingly endless, this is not the place to skip. Quality brushes and makeup sponges can make all the difference for a flawless face that stays in place.
Make Sure You Layer In The Right Order
Your next step to keeping your makeup in place is ensuring that you apply your products in the right order. If you apply foundation on top of your concealer, you'll only end up dragging it across your skin and wiping off what you've already layered down. To keep your makeup in place, apply your foundation first, and then go back and apply your concealer as needed. When you do so, be sure to use your concealer sparingly, applying it only on dark circles under your eyes and blemishes.
Blot, Blot, Blot
Anyone with oily skin can tell you that excess oil makes it exponentially harder to keep their makeup in place. That's a point that's hard to argue, so we won't. Yes, oily skin can contribute to make-slide, but you can keep the slick in check by blotting throughout the day. Just remember, blot, don't wipe.
Don't Touch Your Face
Whether it's a hand on our chin while we're deep in thought or the incessant need to check on the pimple that's brewing on our cheek we all touch our faces during the day. It's a hard habit to break, but it's important that you do. Not only can dirty hands lead to even more breakouts, but the constant touching can also cause your makeup to disappear faster than you would like it to as well.