The only thing worse than not having makeup on your face, is your makeup getting wiped off. Carrying a small lipstick in your clutch is easy because of it’s a little tube which fits comfortably, so touching up comes easy. But you can’t carry your compact, foundation, eyeliner or blush all time, can you? Then what should you do to keep your makeup last?

Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you want your makeup to last longer.

Prep Your Skin

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Let's start at the beginning. The best way to give makeup some staying power is to exfoliate and hydrate your skin.

Exfoliating will keep your skin fresh and clean. It also stops your makeup from flaking off with any residual dead skin cells.

Hydrating your skin will give your makeup a clean base to cling to and will also help to avoid fine lines as the day goes on.

Make Primer Your Holy Grail

Want your eyeshadow and eyeliner to last longer? Just use a primer. While using a primer for your face, apply some on your eyelids as well, this will allow the eye shadow to sit well and will blend easily too! 

Pick The Right Foundation Formula

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This step really is the key for long-lasting makeup! A heavily oil-based foundation is going to slip and slide right off your face. Opt for a matte foundation as these do tend to last longer. It's also a good idea to look for long-wear foundation formulas. The Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte+Poreless Liquid Foundation is designed to last for 24 hours and is an affordable high-end option!

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Use Powder

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Using powder will stop your liquid based foundation from moving around and sliding off your face! It also allows for a little more coverage if that is the look you like. You can use L'Oreal Paris Mat Magique All-In-One Pressed Powder to stop your makeup from creasing and to prevent the appearance of fine lines. Buy here at a discounted price of Rs 575.

Setting Spray

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This goes without saying and is also the easiest trick in the bag. Spray some setting spray on your face to keep your simple makeup intact the whole day. This will let your makeup stay matted and not make it runny. What more could a woman ask for anyway?

Lipstick

Dab some powder on your lips to mattify your shiny lipstick and make it last longer!

Waterproof Eye Makeup

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Now, this is a nifty little trick for long-lasting eye makeup: waterproof products.

To make your mascara last longer, add a few eye drops of water or eye drops in your mascara tube and mix it with the wand. Use Maybelline New York The 24K Gold Nude Palette Eyeshadow and waterproof mascara definitely won’t budge your makeup either. Buy here at a discounted price of Rs 613.

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Hands Off

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This is the most important step. Do not touch your face! Not only it will smudge your makeup, but your hands collect oil and bacteria throughout the day and you are at risk of spreading that to your face by touching which can cause blemishes.

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