Will My Makeup Last?

Updated: Oct 16, 2019

One of the biggest questions I get from clients is will their makeup last? I totally get it, you have a long night ahead of you full of dancing, crying, sweating etc. Who would want their perfectly done makeup that took 45 minutes to create go to waste in a couple of hours? No one. Absolutely no one. So I am here to assure you that your makeup WILL last and also teach you tricks on how to keep your makeup looking fresh all night long.

So how am I so sure your makeup will last? I’ve used my products on friends and family and have seen how they last throughout the night. I also only use products I have done research on and feel 100% about!

Just recently I did makeup and hair for my mom and family friends for a banquet we all attended. We didn't end up getting pictures until the end of the night and their makeup still looked flawless!

So let's talk about what products I use and what I do to help the makeup last all night. For the base makeup I ALWAYS use a primer. The benefits of primer are that it helps the longevity of your makeup, addresses certain skin issues (large pores, oil, rosacea etc.) and helps the makeup glide onto the face. The foundation I use is Face Atelier, which is a pro-brand used by makeup artists including celebrity makeup artists. I have a full blog post on Face Atelier that explains all the little details of the product and why I use it. To make the base makeup stay I ALWAYS set the face with powder. The powder I use is Coty Airspun, which looks great in photos, does not provide flashback and looks great on the skin. By setting the face with powder you are giving something for the foundation to stick to. This helps prevent transfer of the foundation and prevents the foundation from slipping and sliding on the face. For brows, I use the Anastasia Brow Powders and I ALWAYS use a wax pencil first to ensure the powder has something to stick to and will stay all night. For the eyes I ALWAYS use an eye primer to ensure the shadow does not fade throughout the night and for the lashes I use glue that I know will hold the lash all night. Lastly, for setting spray I use the Elcie Cosmetics Hyrda Enhancer to bring moisture back to the skin as well as help the longevity of the makeup. I also will spray the Skindinavia ‘Brial’ setting spray to ensure the makeup will last.

The biggest tips I could ever give on making your makeup last longer are to not touch your face and to dab, not rub. When you start touching your face you are taking the makeup off of your face. If you do need to touch your face dab with your finger or lightly press with a Q-tip. When you rub you are wiping the makeup off and leaving a streak.

To ‘freshen’ the makeup you can blot any oil on the face with a blotting sheet, tissue or toilet paper. You can also powder the face and re-spray setting spray to bring moisture back to the face.

Long story short, I am positive you will look flawless all night long. Comment down below and let me know if these tips helped your makeup last longer!



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