Friday, February 24, 2017

Five Simple Tips To Make Your Foundation Last Longer

tips to help make your foundation last longer


For flawless makeup you always need to start by prepping your base.  Using the correct skincare is vital to making sure that your skin is healthy so that when you put your foundation on it stays put.  Start by working out your skin type: oily, dry, combination, sensitive and then make sure that your skincare fits those needs.  Once you've cleansed your face and applied a moisturiser wait at least ten minutes for it to sink in before applying your primer and foundation.


Once your skincare has settled on your skin I always recommend to apply a primer.  You can pick up primers pretty cheap these days and this is another product that needs to suit your skin type.  If you have oily skin look for primers that have silicone's in them or say mattifying on the tube.  If your skin is dry you want to look for hydrating primers.  Wait a minute before applying your foundation.  My favourite primer is still the Nivea Mens Aftershave Balm - click here to read all about it.


When applying your foundation there are so many tools you can use like sponges, brushes or even just fingers.  Choose whichever works best for you and your foundation.  I find that foundations work differently with different applications so I usually try various ways first and then stick with the proven method.  I've been using Estee Lauder Double Wear a lot lately and I get the best finish by using a damp beauty blender sponge to really press this into the skin.  If you want to read about my favourite foundations click here.


Once your foundation has been applied, and concealer if you need it, a light dusting of powder is going to prolong the life of your foundation a lot.  There's a lot of powders to choose from, if oil is a problem for you again you're probably going to be looking for a mattifying powder.  If you're the type of person who likes to touch up with powder during the day I would opt for a loose translucent powder or a very light pressed powder.  You don't want to be adding more coverage each time you powder or it will buildup and look cakey.  Use a pressed powder colour matched to your skin if you're looking for additional coverage and you're not going to touch up too many times during the day.

Don't Touch!

Once you've followed these steps and have nailed the skincare, primer, foundation and powder my last piece of advice and probably the most important is to keep your hands off your face.  Make a conscious effort to not lean on your hands on your desk, or put your head in your hands or just randomly touch your face during the day.  Remember your hands come into contact with so much during the day and you don't want to be transferring all those oils and bacteria onto your face.

Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below or leave any tips you have to making your foundation last longer.  Love to hear from you.

Kayte xx

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