How to Make Your Makeup Last All Day

How to Make Your Makeup Last All Day

Aug 2023

We've all had those moments when you pass by a mirror and, to your utter horror, see that your makeup has changed from how it was when you first applied it. We almost always ask ourselves, "Have I truly looked this horrible all day, or is this just the worst mirror of all?" Why does maintaining your makeup all day seem to be such a challenge?

If you are wondering how make-up last longer, we've got you covered! Listed below are products to prolong the effect of your makeup and keep it intact for you to look flawless all day.


1. Toner

Kiehl's Calendula Herbal Extract Toner


No matter what steps you take to extend the wear of your makeup, it won't appear smooth or last as long if your skin isn't properly prepped with skincare. After cleansing and exfoliating, use a toner to balance out your skin's pH for a smoother, brighter appearance. This will also help any makeup remain smooth for longer.


2. Oil-Free Foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation


Makeup is more prone to move around when using oil-based products. If you have drier skin, make sure you moisturize very well before using an oil-free foundation. Choose a product that is long-wearing and will smooth your complexion all day.


3. Translucent Setting Powder


Nars Light Reflecting Setting Pressed Powder


Once you've finished applying all your complexion products, dusting on a light translucent setting powder will fix your makeup for a longer-lasting wear while also mattifying the skin by absorbing any excess oil that may have remained.


4. Finish The Look With A Setting Spray

Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray


Setting sprays are a makeup artist’s favourite finishing touch, particularly for an all-day event. In addition to reviving your makeup, it also seals it for a very natural look that lasts all day.


5. Hands Off!

Caudalie Grape Water


One of the best ways to make sure that your makeup lasts longer is to avoid touching your face with your hands. There are enough germs and adding excess dirt, oil, and whatever else might be on your hands is not the best practice for keeping clean and clear skin. While this is a habit most people don't realize they do, you can easily fix it by keeping a soothing facial mist at your desk or in your handbag. That way, you can mist yourself with soothing antioxidants whenever the urge strikes.