The Trick to Keeping Your Make-up in Place ...


There’s nothing worse than looking in the mirror only to discover that you’re make-up is gone. It’s a definite problem in the summertime. Luckily, there are some easy tricks to making sure your look stays intact, no matter what the day throws your way. Once you get into the habit of these easy tweaks, your days of surprises in the mirror are through. Here you go!

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Wash Your Face before Applying Make-up

The single best way to ensure that your make-up stays where it belongs is to start with a clean slate. Before you apply your look, suds up with a good cleanser, which will remove dirt, oil, old products, bacteria and germs, leaving you with a palette primed for a stay put kind of look. Then apply moisturizer and sunscreen, allowing each to absorb before applying your make-up.


Get into the Habit of Exfoliating Your Skin Several Times Each Week

Make-up needs something to adhere to (your skin), but if it’s covered in dead skin cells and clogged pores, there isn’t any space for your make-up. That’s why a good exfoliation a few times each week is such a good idea. It will slough off all the icky stuff, leaving your with a clean complexion ready for your make-up.


Try Adding Primer to Your Routine before Your Make-up

Facial primer works much the same as paint primer. It helps create a condition that’s conducive to holding on to make-up. Primer isn’t cheap, but you only need a small dab to get the job done. Simply layer it under your make-up in a thin layer, allowing it to soak in before applying make-up. Use an eye specific product for keeping eye shadow and liner in place.


Choose a Matte Foundation as Your Go-to

For some reason, experts say that a matte product stays in place better than other options. Mineral based products are also a great choice as they adhere to your skin and are less likely to slide off as the day goes on. Experiment with your options to find the one that you like best.


Find Long Wearing Make-up Products and Invest in Them for Daily Wear

Yes, they might cost a little more, but long wear products are ideal for days when you want to keep your look in place for many hours. The most common long wear products is lipstick, but if you look, you can likely find others that are formulated to last for many hours. Using them gives you the look you love without having to do constant touch-ups throughout the day.


Finish Your Look with a Setting Powder

True to its name, a setting powder will help hold your cosmetics where they belong so they don’t fade or slip as you go about your day. Make sure you use a very small amount so that it isn’t noticeable, but enough that it does its job. Use a good brush to apply it in an even layer over your face.


Wear Your Hair in a Fabulous Updo

When your hair brushes up against your face and you use your hands to move it, you are effectively wiping off a bit of make-up each time. Wearing your hair up can eliminate this problem and help preserve your look. There are loads of adorable ways to tie your hair back and you might love the results.

How do you keep your make-up from disappearing?

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Don't use hairspray on your face. It can clog your pores and cause breakouts.

Good tips but I just exfoliate once a week and that works fine.

You can also hairspray your face a little bit so your makeup stays in place and keeps it from running

Great tips! Thanks for posting this @Eliza!

DO NOT exfoliate your skin several times a week ! eek, definitely not good. once a week is suffice, and even for some people that's too much.

Helpful hints, when painting your canvas.

DO NOT EXFOLIATE SEVERAL TIMES A WEEK! Once or twice, but never more! It can cause both extremely dry skin or extremely oily skin. It leads either way to massive amounts of acne and irritation. It makes makeup easier to absorb into your pores as they'll be scrubbed open too much! DO NOT OVER EXFOLIATE! But wash your face every day, yes.

If I exfoliate too often, my skin gets very red and dry. I use hydrating creams but I find that just exfoliating once or twice a week works fine without disrupting the skin's natural balance

Invest in a Clearsonic I live in Miami and it has helped tremendously.

Opt for a makeup setting spray instead.

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