Sunday, 13 March 2011

How to Make Your Foundation Last All Day

Okay, so busy London Life means, at least for me, little to no time for touch ups and mega long lasting foundation:
Now, your foundation doesn't actually have to be labelled 'long-lasting' for you to be able to make it so, its just a few simple steps that will make your make up last so much longer :)


♥ One of the biggest mistakes women make when applying foundation is mixing the wrong type of bases, for example using an 'oil free moisturiser' and a 'water resistant foundation'
♥ OBVIOUSLY if you use a water-based moisturiser and a water resistant foundation, it's not gonna stay on your skin and just slide around all day!

♥ SO....if you're gonna use an oil-free moisturiser, use an oil-free foundation and vice-versa, you will see a huge difference in longevity :)


♥  Don't overload your face with product
♥ I see some gals on Youtube applying a toner, serum,moisturiser,suncream,primer, luminiser etc all before they apply their foundation
♥ Again, OBVIOUSLY when you load your face with that much product, especially with oily skin, your foundation will again slide around on your face


♥ When applying foundation, try to avoid using a stippling/buffer brush
♥ When you use the 'stipple and swirl' or 'buffing' method, it causes micro-exfoliation on the skin, essentially it just lifts up the dry skin
♥ Now, it may look 'air-brushed' at first, but you'll notice, especially with dry skin, that throughout the day, it will begin to look cakey and that is just annoying ....


♥  Again this is VERY IMPORTANT, when setting your makeup with powder, DON'T JUST DUST IT ON
♥ Instead, use a powder puff and with two fingers just 'roll' the powder on top of the foundation, pressing and condensing it into the skin
♥ This way, it avoids cake and also properly adheres to the foundation locking it to your skin :)

Hope this has helped and what are your tips on making foundation last ?

1 comment:

  1. This is a fab post! Thanks hun