The last two months of the year always come with the promise of a packed social calendar. And with plenty of commitments to get to this season (sometimes more than a couple in a night!), the concern that often lingers is: how long will my make-up last all night without retouching? Well, we have the answer to that because, let’s be honest, make-up is only as good as it lasts.
Ahead, you’ll find some steps and product recommendations that act as solutions to lock in your hard work and ensure that your snatched look doesn’t melt away through the course of the night. So, take notes...
How To Make Your Make-Up Last Longer
Perfect The Base
Well-prepped skin is the key to long-lasting make-up. Start by cleansing your face and applying a hydrating moisturiser, ideally that doubles up as a primer, and allow it to absorb into your skin before you start applying your make-up. Next, opt for a sweat and humidity-resistant foundation to do your base.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, Price: INR 522, Buy it here.
Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre Moisturizer and Primer, Price: INR: 1305, Buy it here.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15, Price: INR 5,600, Buy it here.
Eye Make-Up That Lasts All Night
To make your eye make-up last longer, use an eyeshadow primer before the eyeshadow. Use cream formulas as a base to intensify the pigment of powdered eyeshadows and lock in the product and in turn make it long lasting.
L.A Girl HD Pro Primer Eyeshadow Stick, Price: INR 446, Buy it here.
For Crease-Free Under-Eyes
Rihanna’s make-up artist recently revealed that if you want a crease-free under eye, do a layer invisimatte (remember Riri’s viral blotting powder moment from Superbowl? Yes, that’s the one!) before setting it with translucent powder. This will act as a film and make sure your under-eye doesn’t look cakey. Game changer, right?
Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper, Price: INR 835, Buy it here.
M.A.C Studio Fix Pro Set + Blur Weightless Loose Translucent Powder, Price: INR 2,950, Buy it here.
Lock In The Blush
Needless to say, layering blushes is the new thing, and rightly so. Start with a cream blush and then lock it with a powder blush on top. If it feels too pigmented, go over it again with some translucent powder and you’ll be good to go.
Velvet Cream Magic Blush in “We Go Way Back” by SimplyNam by Namrata Soni. Buy it here.
Lips Don’t Budge
Lastly, let’s talk about lips. Lip stains should be your holy grail this season. They are not only long lasting but also multi-tasking products that are always a good investment.
Rare Beauty Everyday Rose Lip Oil And Liner Duo, Price: INR 3,000, Buy it here.
Benefit Cosmetics Playtint Cheek & Lip Stain, Price: INR 1,950, But it here.
So, are you ready to slay this season?