How To: Long-Lasting Makeup (The Bloginista)

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How To: Long-Lasting Makeup
By: Alexandra Kozinski of

I have so many women tell me they put their makeup on in the morning, and by mid-afternoon it looks like they aren’t wearing any. I’ve been there, and I totally get how frustrating that can be! However, once I discovered that all it takes is three simple products to make my makeup last all day, it was a game changer! Most days I leave work around 6pm and my makeup still looks pretty darn fresh (if I do say so myself)! Here’s how:

  1. Prime, prime, prime!
    In order to keep foundation and eye shadow looking perfect for hours, they need a proper base. Lately I’ve been using MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance underneath my foundation, which not only keeps everything in place, but adds a hint of glowiness to my complexion. On the eyelids, I love using Urban Decay’s Primer Potion – a little goes a long way, and let me tell ythis stuff

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  2. Use long-wearing formulas.
    Believe me, makeup brands understand that often we put our makeup on and need it to last – whether it be throughout the work day, a night out, or for a special event. That’s why almost every brand out there offers a long-wearing formula that is literally built to last. MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Aqua collection was originally created for synchronized swimmers – yes, it’s that good! From lip to eye to brow products, the Aqua line has every smudge-proof beauty item you could possibly need. If you’re looking for a foundation that will last forever, make sure you read the product description online. Most will give you an estimated wear-time so you know what to expect.

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  3. Finish & seal. Once you’ve created your face masterpiece, finish it off with a setting spray, which will “lock in” your look. Think of it as hairspray for your face (minus the sticky factor, of course)! Skindinavia is a great brand for setting sprays, and they offer many different formulas for your desired look (matte finish, glowy finish, etc.).

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    If you’ve been struggling with your makeup lasting all day or night, try incorporating these three steps into your routine. I pretty much guarantee you will be much happier with your results!

    What are your favorite long-wearing beauty products? Leave a comment below or tweet me @thebloginista and let me know!
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