Buff Your Base
If your skin is smooth and hydrated your make-up will last a lot longer. It should come as no surprise that skin holding a build up of dead skin cells will begin to look patchy over time as the foundation sits on an uneven base. By exfoliating you can slough away the dead cells leaving the skin underneath smooth and ready for make-up. Our favourite scrub? It has to be Ole Henriksen’s Walnut Complexion Scrub, £26, it’s baby-smooth skin in a tub!
Hydration Is Key
Before you reach for make-up ensure your skin is well-moisturised. For oily complexions use La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Mat, £14.50, as it helps manage sebum-production throughout the day, stopping any excess oil from eating up your foundation. For dry skin try Charlotte Tilbury’s Magic Cream, £70, the rich, buttery moisturiser will banish dry patches instantly and keep skin hydrated all day.
Prep And Prime
Prepping your skin is crucial when it comes to a long-lasting base, that’s where primers come in. The clever creams give your make-up something to cling on to, helping prevent lighter foundation formulas from slipping away. On the look out for a new base? Find the best primer for you here…
Pick The Right Foundation
Some foundation formulas have better staying power than others, but one of the best on the beauty scene has to be MAC’s Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, £25.50. The genius no-budge base will withstand rain and oil, meaning your complexion will remain flawless all day long.
Spritz To Set
Urban Decay All Nighter Make-Up Setting Spray, £18.90, is designed to keep make-up on lockdown, no matter what. Spray over each layer of make-up to prevent patches and fading. Spritz your eyeshadow brushes before blending to intensify the pigment and keep creases at bay.
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By Victoria Jowett