When you are running a busy schedule, you probably don’t have the time to do the same thing twice, and that includes retouching your makeup. Going to the ladies’ room to fix it will eat up your time. It can also be a hassle since you need to stop everything you are doing to fix your look.

But beauty and makeup experts say that there are ways to make your makeup last longer. And here are some ways to do it:

·         Prep your skin

 

When you want to achieve a perfect all-day look, the first thing that you need to do is to prep your skin. The key to keep your makeup’s staying power is an excellent skin care regimen. So before you put your makeup, be sure that your skin is clear of dirt and oil. Invest on a skin cleanser that would thoroughly remove excess oil in your skin and exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin. Also, do not forget to moisturize!

 

·         Get the right kind of product

Another cornerstone of a long-lasting makeup is the kind of product that you will use. Be sure to invest in cosmetic products that can last all day, may it be a kiss-proof lipstick or your eyeshadow palette. There are some makeup brands that are made to last long, even in extreme condition. Learn to discern what kind of makeup would provide you with that kind of features. But also consider the health of your skin. Go for oil-free products that will prevent pore clogging and skin breakouts.

·         Apply a primer-foundation

 

Some makeup users are not very keen on using primers. But the purpose of the product is to help seal in the moisture and provide you with a smooth-looking face, which can be a good canvass. There are primers today that doubles as foundation and concealer. This kind of product is much preferred by busy individuals.

 

·         Let it set

Once you are done with your masterpiece, the next thing that you need to do is to let it set. Setting your makeup with help make your look last longer as it can help the products blend well. Be sure to apply a makeup finishing powder to seal and complete the look.

 

·         Avoid touching your face

 

If you have a habit of touching your face, better stop it now. Frequent touching will not only smudge your makeup, but it can also lead to skin breakouts.