If your face is oily by mid-day and you find your makeup sliding around and caking up, then you’re in need of some beauty SOS. Try these simple beauty tricks to help makeup stay put, so you can have flawless-looking complexion all day.
#1 Use a primer
Like priming your walls for paint, the same principles apply to your face makeup. When using a primer, your pores and lines get smoothed out and foundation goes on easily, and stays on for longer as well.
TRY THIS: Tatcha The Silk Canvas Protective Primer, $72.
#2 Don't be afraid of mixing up your foundation
It can be a hard choice to pick between a radiant foundation or one with a matte finish – but why not both? For many of us, skin texture or hydration levels is never uniform across the face. Try using a mattifying foundation on your T-zone to keep shine at bay and use a more hydrating and lightweight foundation on dry areas like your cheeks.
TRY THIS: shu uemura Petal Skin Foundation, $68, Petal 55 foundation brush.
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#3 Powder up
Using setting powders to set your makeup is like giving it an extra veil of protection. Setting powders can mattify the areas that are prone to shine, wicking away excess sebum which are the main culprit for makeup sliding around.
TRY THIS: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, $70
#4 Seal the deal with a makeup setting spray
If you were ever an art student, you’ll know to always spray on some fixative over your charcoal drawings to prevent smudging. This is the same for a makeup setting spray. Just a few spritz of a makeup setting spray can seal in your makeup and help it stay put for longer.
TRY THIS: Urban Decay All-Nighter Makeup Setting Spray, $48
#5 Always be blotting
If all else fails, and you find your T-zone area shiny by mid-day, then turn to an oil blotter to take away the excess sebum. While you might argue that tissue paper or serviettes can do the job as well, blotting papers are able to do it without ruining your makeup or taking away your foundation.
TRY THIS: Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper, $26