How To: Making Your Makeup Last.

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Skincare.
Before you start your makeup, make sure your face is squeaky clean. This may seem like an obvious tip to you, but I must admit I've had nights where I've slept in my makeup - there's got to be others out there too! Always wash your face with your favourite face wash or scrub, get working on your makeup base and then we're good to go! It's important to keep to a good skincare routine, exfoliate 2-3 time a week and cleanse and moisturise daily. Also consider what foundation you are using and whether it is actually working well with your skin. I'm afraid I don't know any tips about finding the perfect foundation, so I cant help you there - but look out for long lasting foundations that will suit your skin type such as a dewy formula for dull skin and an oil free foundation if you suffer with oily skin.
 
Base.
To make your foundation last, it's almost pretty essential you need to use a primer. I'm currently using Baby Skin, but you are spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect one for you. A primer smoothes your skin, blurs imperfections and will provide the perfect base for your makeup. When applying your foundation after a primer, the application should feel a lot smoother and it should glide on without any problems. A primer also aims to hold your makeup in place for longer - meaning your foundation will stay put for longer throughout the day. An alternative to a primer is to simply use a moisturiser. Recently, I've been trying out SteamCream's Wendy Moisturiser* - aimed as a pre-base for makeup alongside being an all over body moisturiser. I love using this moisturiser under foundation as it has such a lightweight silky soft formula. 'Wendy' also absorbs quickly, meaning I don't have to wait as long for it to 'set' as I do when using a primer.

Finishing Touches.
After I've finished applying my makeup, I always add a little extra routine step at the end. I have raved about this powder before, but it's my ultimate favourite! I love using Seventeen's Miracle Matte translucent loose powder as it gives an extra matte finish to the skin and always makes a difference to my foundation's lasting power. Another product I have been using lately is MUA's PRO Base Fixing Mist which is an ultimate bargain at just £5.00 - when compared to Urban Decay's! Once my makeup and powder are complete, I simply spritz two to three sprays over my makeup and give it a few seconds to absorb. It's perfect for me giving me the extra long lasting boost that my foundation needs!

How do you keep your makeup in place? x
 



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  1. For me Urban Decay does the best primers and fixers but MUA do have some very good and more affordable options. The prime & concealer is a good dupe for Benefit's Lemonaid :o) Xx

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  2. I haven't tried any of these products, but I am definitely going to try the MUA face mist! Looks amazing :)

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  3. Great tips - maybe I should stop using the hairspray and get a proper setting spray!

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  4. The difference a setting powder/spray can make is amazing x
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  5. I've never used a spray but this one sounds pretty good!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!
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  6. I've heard people raving about this MUA spray! I definitely must give it a go! x
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  7. I use a primer at the beginning, a powder to set my foundation and then a make up setting spray like Mac's Fix +

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  8. I've been meaning to buy the MUA face mist for so long but have just never got round to buying it!

    Jegz xo http://jegz-loves-tea.blogspot.co.uk/

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