10 September 2021




Vequip yourself with napkins, primer and a fixative spray – with these products, makeup will leave you only on pain of removing it with hydrophilic oil. Find other secrets of long-lasting makeup in our BeautyHack collection.

Prepare your skin

For makeup to be more lasting, the skin must be prepared for it. Start from its type and condition, but always rely on two main steps – cleansing and moisturizing. Here you need the notorious “golden mean”: do not rub your skin with a scrub or apply the most powerful peeling roll in the collection – ordinary foam will be enough to remove dirt (the best options are here).

Face cream Bamboo Glow Dewy Effect Cream, Erborian; moisturizing serum SOS Thirst Quenching Serum, Caudalie; cleansing gel Simply Clean, Skinceuticals

It is also important not to overdo it with moisturizing – if the skin is prone to oily, it is better to limit yourself to serum. Too dense moisturizer will not allow the foundation and other products to gain a foothold – the makeup will begin to “float” ahead of time.

Use a primer

If the use of a primer in everyday makeup seems like an extra step to you, but at the same time the cosmetics on the face do not linger for a long time, reconsider your attitude to this tool. Those who are worried about oily shine should pay attention to matting makeup bases and apply them exclusively with fingertips, as if imprinting them into the skin.

Makeup base Armani Prima Day Long Skin Perfector Trouble Zones, Giorgio Armani; elixir with radiance effect Skin Love Glow Elixir, Becca; makeup base Touche Éclat Blur Primer, Yves Saint Laurent

But you should not use such products too often – there is a risk of overdrying the skin. If it is a dry type, it is better to use highlighting primers: they will not create a matte finish, but will noticeably smooth the skin, which means that the foundation will hold better.

Blot excess with a napkin

If you do overdo it with moisturizing, arm yourself with a regular paper towel. Blot any excess cream that has not been absorbed into the skin and proceed with makeup.

Matting wipes and powder Kit Pores & Matité, Clarins; matting napkins Invisimatte Blotting Paper, Fenty Beauty; matting napkins Pureness, Shiseido

The same can be done with an oil-based foundation. During the day, also use napkins, but already special – matting. Believe me, it is better to get wet the “flooded” foundation than layering the product, making the makeup heavier.

Choose long-lasting products

So that there is nothing to blot, it is better to initially give preference to a non-oil-based foundation. For oily skin, tonal sticks marked “water resistant” are ideal – they don’t care about sebum and sweat. For dry, it is better to choose fluids and apply them with a damp sponge or fingertips, hammering in.

Long-lasting tonal stick All Hours Foundation Stick, Yves Saint Laurent; long-lasting cream powder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, Estēe Lauder

But do not confuse the inscriptions “water resistant” and “waterproof”: the first option is for oily skin, the second is for those who have a walk in the rain or a synchronized swimming tournament ahead. And, of course, loose powder will prolong the life of any foundation.

Use a make-up setting spray

Perhaps the easiest way to make your makeup long lasting is to apply a fixing spray. If earlier these funds had only one task – to create a film on the skin so that the makeup does not “float” during the day, now sprays often act as a primer as well. Most of them contain caring ingredients, which means that at the same time you can soothe the skin, relieve redness, even out the complexion and even add radiance to it.

Fixing spray Prep + Prime Fix +, MAC; multifunctional mist Fixit Spray, KRYGINA Cosmetics; makeup setting spray All Nighter, Urban Decay

And the spray also saves when there is too much powder on the face – it literally “seals” it, creating the effect of a second skin. Many makeup artists advise using an ordinary one for this. thermal water, but, alas, it will not affect the endurance in any way. But it can dry out the skin, drying out naturally.

Text: Anastasia Speranskaya