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5 Reasons Why Your Foundation Isn't Lasting

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Do you spend a good amount of time in the morning getting glam, only to notice your flawless base fades throughout the day? Maybe you work a 9-5 and you really need your makeup to last the entire work day and make it through drinks afterwards. Maybe you have class in the morning and work in the evening and you just don't have time to touch up. Maybe you have plans to go protest and can't have your face melt off while you peacefully picket. I don't know, and I'm not judging. All I know is if you want to keep your face on, be sure to avoid doing these 5 things: 

Touching your face throughout the day   I totally get it. You just have to face palm after hearing your coworker struggle with their ridiculous first world problems. Or maybe the stress from your daily life makes your eyes twitch and you just have to rub 'em. Or you can't help but think about how much makeup you're wearing, and the fact that you can't touch your face just makes you itch. I don't have an easy answer here. I too struggle with this, but I can tell you, with time - it gets easier.

Touching your face throughout the day

I totally get it. You just have to face palm after hearing your coworker struggle with their ridiculous first world problems. Or maybe the stress from your daily life makes your eyes twitch and you just have to rub 'em. Or you can't help but think about how much makeup you're wearing, and the fact that you can't touch your face just makes you itch. I don't have an easy answer here. I too struggle with this, but I can tell you, with time - it gets easier.

Not setting your foundation with powder or spray   I almost didn't want to mention this, but I still have friends that skip this step! Why spend time applying and blending a foundation if you can just smear it away? Pressing a powder into the skin after applying foundation (or any liquid or cream products) really keeps that product in place. It only makes sense! You can use a translucent powder to set the face, or even a powder foundation if you fancy the extra coverage. Try the   Stay Matte but Not Flat by NYX   or the   Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder  . Too powdery for ya? Use a setting spray afterwards and it will add lasting power and tone down the powdery look. My favorites are the   Wet n' Wild Photo Focus Setting Spray   and the   Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray  . 

Not setting your foundation with powder or spray

I almost didn't want to mention this, but I still have friends that skip this step! Why spend time applying and blending a foundation if you can just smear it away? Pressing a powder into the skin after applying foundation (or any liquid or cream products) really keeps that product in place. It only makes sense! You can use a translucent powder to set the face, or even a powder foundation if you fancy the extra coverage. Try the Stay Matte but Not Flat by NYX or the Tarte Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder. Too powdery for ya? Use a setting spray afterwards and it will add lasting power and tone down the powdery look. My favorites are the Wet n' Wild Photo Focus Setting Spray and the Urban Decay All Nighter Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray

Not exfoliating regularly

Exfoliating is so beneficial for removing dead cells that sit on the surface of your skin. It is especially helpful for those of us with dry skin or dry areas on our face that are more prone to flakiness. Those flakes can come off throughout the day and remove patches of makeup. Try a gentle exfoliator (This one rocks) and use it once a day to keep the patchiness at bay.

Not using the correct primer  Ok y'all. Priming has come a long way in the recent years. Which is nice, but beware that not all primers are created equal. Some are for color correction, some are for smoothing, some are for hydrating, but the one you really want is a long wearing primer. ( This one is pricey, but sooo worth it )

Not using the correct primer

Ok y'all. Priming has come a long way in the recent years. Which is nice, but beware that not all primers are created equal. Some are for color correction, some are for smoothing, some are for hydrating, but the one you really want is a long wearing primer. (This one is pricey, but sooo worth it)

Not moisturizing before your beauty routine  I cannot explain how important moisturizing is especially when you are putting makeup on top. You should be moisturizing twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. Keeping your skin moisturized keeps skin looking plump and healthy, which means your makeup will glide on with ease. The foundation will be able to hold on throughout the day if the base is nice and hydrated. ( My favorite daily moisturizer )

Not moisturizing before your beauty routine

I cannot explain how important moisturizing is especially when you are putting makeup on top. You should be moisturizing twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed. Keeping your skin moisturized keeps skin looking plump and healthy, which means your makeup will glide on with ease. The foundation will be able to hold on throughout the day if the base is nice and hydrated. (My favorite daily moisturizer)