Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray ($7) to give my face a fresh burst of hydration. If I want my skin to look extra radiant and dewy, I’ll use the Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist* ($48).
During my makeup application, I always make sure to prep my skin before certain steps. Makeup primers are ideal for this, because they fill in any fine lines and give your makeup something to adhere to. For the eyes, I use the Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($20) which keeps my cream shadows from creasing and ensures my shadows look vibrant. For my face, Benefit’s The POREfessional ($31) is my current primer of choice – it helps blur out any pores and fine lines while giving my foundation something to really stick to. I’ve also been using primers for my undereye concealers – Urban Decay’s Primer Potion in Eden ($20) works amazingly well at color correcting dark circles, and Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray ($26) helps keep both eyeshadows and concealers in place and crease-free.
Once I’ve concealed everything that needs covering up, I’ll set it all with a light powder. I used the Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder ($4.99) for years and think it’s an amazing drugstore option. I recently switched to MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural ($32) and couldn’t be happier with how well it sets my makeup and makes everything look flawless.
When all of my makeup is applied, my final step to ensure that everything stays put all day is to spray my face with a makeup setting mist. A setting spray works almost like hairspray for hair or a top coat for nails – it’s that final step that helps keep it all together and long lasting. The one I’m currently using is Pixi’s Makeup Fixing Mist* ($15), which works wonders at keeping everything set in place. A few spritzes of this stuff and I can rest easy knowing my face will look fresh until I’m ready to take it all off at night.
Do you use any products to help your makeup last all day?