Long-Lasting Makeup Tips

December 4, 2014

Whether you need flawless makeup for a special event, or simply want something long-lasting for a night out, choosing a routine which is right for your skin is often the best way to make this happen.

Rather than spending an unruly amount of money on expensive products which have a 50/50 chance of working, take it back to the basics and start with your skincare and primer.

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Clean your skin of the impurities by using a mild cleanser before applying your makeup. Don’t use anything harsh such as an exfoliator which could only irritate your skin, and leave it looking red and itchy.

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Puretopia Rinse Away Purifying Fresh Face Cleansing Gel, $9.99


To minimise your pores, tone the main places of your skin which are prone to breakouts. This includes the t-zone (nose, cheeks, forehead, and chin), by applying a splash of toner to a cotton pad, and pressing over the top of your skin.

If your skin is far too sensitive or acne prone for this, keep it calm by using a product which contains aloe or tea tree oil, since it will calm every thing down.

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Natio Rosewater and Chamomile Gentle Skin Toner, $13.95


Lock in the moisturise by using a fast-setting moisturiser before applying your makeup. Don’t use anything which is too thick and creamy, since it will cause your makeup to move around!

La Roche-Posay Toleriane

La Roche-Posay Toleriane, $27.99


If your skin is super-oily, use a primer on your t-zone to keep your makeup staying in place all day long. The trick is to let the primer set for 5-10 minutes before then applying your base.

Screen saLa Roche-Posay Toleriane

Indeed Laboratories Hydraluron, $34.99

Setting powder

After you’ve applied your foundation, allow it to set (this could take up to 5 minutes), then use a setting powder over the areas of your skin which are oil-prone. Anything nude or white in colour is perfect to lightly dust over the skin, since it will absorb any oil over the next few hours.

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bareMinerals Mineral Veil, $40

Eye primer

Does anyone else suffer from oily eyelids? Prime your eyes using a lightweight cream which will lock-in your eyeshadow, and won’t cause creases on your eyelid. Wait for it to absorb completely before applying eyeshadow.

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $25

Cream eyeshadow

If powdered eyeshadow just doesn’t work for your eyes, choose a cream formula instead. Not only are they fast drying, but cream formulas are also designed to stay on longer without creasing. Set with a light powder before each layer of eyeshadow.

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Rimmel Scandaleyes Eyeshadow Stick, $12.95

Setting spray

Just before applying your mascara, mist a lightweight setting spray all over your face and neck. If there is any extra product on your face, lightly dab with a tissue or cotton pad to absorb the spray.

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Makeup Forever Mist & Fix, $29

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