Do you enjoy wearing makeup but struggle to keep it looking fresh all day? If so, you’re not alone.
Makeup application is more than just finding the right shade of foundation. How you apply your makeup and the products you use can dramatically affect the end result.
If you’re looking for tips on how to make your makeup last longer and give your face that youthful appearance, you’ve come to the right place. Read on to find out about our top five beauty tips that will elevate your makeup routine.
1. Protect Your Skin
Great makeup application always starts with skincare. If you want tips for looking younger, the best product to use is SPF.
Apply a good SPF every day before you leave the house. Yes, even on overcast days. Dermatologists say that on the cloudiest days, your skin can still soak up 80% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
Aim to wear at least SPF 30 under your makeup and protect your skin against premature aging.
2. Add Moisture to Your Foundation
If you find that your foundation tends to look cakey by the end of the day, try adding moisturizer or a drop of oil to your everyday foundation. This will give you that boost of hydration and keep your foundation looking skin-like all day.
This tip is especially good for those with dry skin or mature skin. For those with oily skin, opt for a light moisturizer that won’t leave your skin feeling greasy.
3. Blend With a Sponge
Sponges provide the most natural application as they tend to soak up product as it’s applied. You can use beauty sponges to apply foundation, concealer, blush, bronzer, and more. They can also be used with powder products for a more natural finish.
If you need more coverage, work in thin layers rather than adding a heavy layer all at once. Using a beauty sponge will help the product soak into your skin and blend more easily as you apply.
4. Prime for Eyeshadow
If your eyeshadow tends to crease and fade throughout the day, invest in a good eyeshadow primer.
Priming your eyelids will even out the area so you have a clean base to work with. This will make the colors more vibrant on your eyes and smooth over any texture so you don’t end up with patchy eyeshadow.
Primer can be used for any type of eyeshadow look. Whether you’re going for natural everyday makeup or a glam look with strip lashes included, prime your eyes to make it last all day and night.
5. Make Lipstick Last All Day
Lipstick often needs the most touching up throughout the day. If you don’t want to run to the bathroom to reapply after every meal, this lipstick tip is the perfect fix.
Apply one layer of the lipstick and blot with a piece of toilet paper. This will remove any excess product that is bound to rub off eventually. Then add a thin layer of setting powder over your lipstick to lock it in place.
Lastly, apply the lipstick again to make the color even more vibrant.
Try These Beauty Tips in Your Makeup Routine Today
Makeup is a fun way to experiment with your look and find what works for you. It can take a bit of trial and error to figure out what you like but don’t be afraid to try new things.
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