Keeping your make-up in place isn’t always easy. If you’re anything like me, it tends to fade and even disappear by the end of the day. Sometimes I have to reapply toward the end of the afternoon just to keep myself looking good for the evening’s activities. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to keep your look intact all day long. If you get frustrated keeping your make-up in place, you certainly aren’t alone. Try these tips for keeping your makeup in place and you might be able to leave the make-up bag at home.
One of the best tips for keeping your make-up in place is exfoliating your skin on a regular basis. Not only does is refresh your naked facial skin, but it also sets up a prime canvas for your make-up to adhere to. Choose a gentle exfoliator designed for your facial skin and use it according to package directions. It helps slough off old products and dead skin cells, leaving radiant skin shining through. You’ll probably notice how much better your make-up sticks after just a few days.
I’m a minimal beauty routine kind of girl. I don’t believe in piling on tons of products – it just leaves your fine lines full of gunk. Well, primer is one of those products you shouldn’t skip. It helps smooth out the skin on your face and fills those dreaded crow’s feet and wrinkles so your make-up glides on smoothly and doesn’t make its way into your fine lines during the day.
3. Use a Weekly Clay Mask
Make-up doesn’t adhere well to oily skin, so if you’re in that category, a weekly clay mask treatment can help. The clay helps control oil production, leaving a better canvas for your make-up. You can find great clay masks at affordable prices at almost any drugstore. Talk to your dermatologist about the right choice for your skin.
4. Go Easy on the Foundation
You can only get so much foundation to stick to your face, so using a heavy hand isn’t doing you any favors. Any product that doesn’t get absorbed will just sit in a slick layer on your face, which means it’ll start to slide off, taking everything on top of it with it. That includes blush, bronzer and other powder make-up products. Use only as much as you need to provide a thin layer of coverage.
5. Stay Put Products
When you shop for make-up, look for products that are designed to stay put and last for hours. Most will say so right on the package. You want something that says long-lasting, long wear, stay put or similar phrases. They might not last 24 hours, but my bet is that you can at least make it through work and happy hour without having to reapply. Most drugstores carry excellent products at inexpensive prices, but you can also find great products from big name brands that cost more.
6. Try Tinted Moisturizer
Instead of battling with your foundation to keep it where it belongs, try a tinted moisturizer. It’ll give you that hit of fresh-faced color you’re craving, but it’ll also absorb into your skin, without settling in fine lines and wrinkles. Look for one with an SPF to give you some sun protection at the same time.
Look for make-up that calls itself a stain, such as lip stain. It’ll tint your skin instead of just sitting there on top of it. It’s not hard to wash off, but it’ll stay in place much longer than traditional make-up.
How do you keep your make-up from disappearing during the day? Please share your tips with me.