The African weather varies between hot and humid or cold and dry. Either way, it is terrible for makeup. It gets worse if you have an oily skin. We all know how much effort it takes to apply a face full of makeup, and there’s nothing more annoying than seeing the remnants of your hard work slide down your face by the end of the day.
Getting your makeup to last all day is possible if you know a trick or two. This article is about simple makeup routines and products that would enable your makeup last all day long without smearing or creasing.
Always Wash Your Face
Washing away dirt, sebum and old makeup will help your fresh makeup stay in place a lot longer. If you put fresh makeup on a dirty face, it’ll tend to slip off or flake away. Also, don’t use harsh soap on your face. It can cause irritation and dryness, which will make your makeup come off sooner.
Always Use Makeup Primers
Primers are a lifesaver for getting your makeup to stay put in extreme weather. Whether you wear a full face of makeup every day or you prefer to keep it light, makeup primer will do you good when trying to combat shine or create a smooth base for foundation.
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Yet, many people often skip this step because they believe they don’t really need it, are unsure of how to use it or don’t think it’s worth the investment. However, using primers underneath your makeup will make everything last longer.
Face primers are to be applied as a base before you apply your makeup. You do not need a lot of it- all you need is a small pea size. Using your fingertip, you are to apply it and massage it onto your face just like you would apply a moisturiser onto your face.
Always Use Setting Sprays
Setting sprays are like hair sprays for your face. These facial mists will prevent your makeup from budging for hours.
Setting sprays help keep your makeup from sliding down your face and reduce any oily buildup. They achieve this by mattifying your look. They basically convert your regular makeup into matte.
Setting sprays are to be applied at the very end of your make routine. To apply, always shake the containers and spray a little mist onto your face at the very end of your makeup routine.
Use Setting Powders to Control Shine
Setting powders are the powders that go directly on top of your foundation. These are either tinted or translucent and are designed to set and mattify makeup. However, it is best to go for the translucent or transparent varieties as these would not change the color or look for your makeup as they are universal.
I always recommend that every lady should have a translucent setting powder with her anywhere she goes. Dab your face with it at any time of the day when you feel that your face is starting to look oily. It will absorb the oil, set the shine and help your makeup look flawless.
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