Ask any working women or college going students about their makeup woes, and one of the first things you’ll hear is that the products start to smudge or run even before lunch break. It is already hard enough trying to finding the right make up for your skin type so many women just settle for makeup that isn't really long lasting. Well, ladies, don’t give up! You can have your cake and eat it too! Learning how to make your make up stay even hours after application is quite simple, and should be a top priority for anyone who is out for long hours.
All you need are a few simple tricks to keep your makeup weather proof:
Apply Makeup Primer
Rubbing a makeup primer on your face before applying any foundation helps not only smoothen the skin but keeps your makeup smudge and smear resistant. Be sure to apply a makeup primer that is free of parabens, and synthetic fragrances.
Opt For Water Proof Cosmetics
The advantage of using water proof cosmetics such as water proof mascaras and eyeliners is that you don’t have to be constantly worried that they might result in runny eyes on a rainy or hot, sweaty day.
Opt For Mineral Powders
Try using mineral powders as an alternative to liquid foundations and mousse creams. They not only result in an application that is velvety and well blended but they also prevent the natural oil of your face from breaking out for much longer in comparison to creams. Another neat little trick is to dust a bit of bronzer to the high points of your facial features. This will add color/warmth and complete the look, without having to apply too much product. This sort of makeup lasts in all kinds of weather.
Use A Sun Screen as A Make Up Primer
There is no denying the benefits of using a makeup primer to prep up your skin, but in cases of emergencies, you can substitute sunscreen for makeup primers. You can also choose to buy tinted sunscreens with moisturizing properties and do away with the hassle of applying foundation afterwards. A sun screen with a high SPF protects you from harsh sunshine. At the same time it allows your make up to better settle into your skin. Just make sure you wait at least 15 minutes before applying makeup so that it has been completely absorbed into your skin.