Picture this: You spend hours in the morning doing your makeup, only to find it melt off in a couple of hours. Disappointing, isn’t it? But instead of blaming the humidity and googling ‘how to make makeup last longer,’ have you ever considered the reasons as to why your makeup keeps melting off? If not, let us help you solve the mystery of the melting makeup.
Here are a few sneaky reasons that might be responsible.
- You get ready in a hurry
- Your application technique is wrong
- You’re using old makeup
- You touch your face frequently
- You don’t use a primer
You get ready in a hurry
You must be proud of how late you wake up every day and yet manage to get dressed, do your hair, put on makeup and walk out that door on time. But this could very well be the reason why your makeup doesn’t stay in place. How, you ask? Well, skincare products take 5-10 minutes to get properly absorbed into the skin and if you slap on makeup before letting the products absorb, your makeup products won’t have anything to hold onto. Instead, you’ll only be left with layers of products on your face just waiting to slide off.
Your application technique is wrong
Another reason why your makeup doesn’t stay put is because your makeup application technique is wrong. Most foundations, especially liquid ones should always be applied using a brush or makeup sponge. The heat and oil from your hands and fingers get transferred onto your skin and cause the makeup to melt.
You’re using old makeup
If you notice that your makeup has recently started to fail the long-lasting test (and there’s no weather change to blame), it’s time to double-check the expiry date of the product. Not only does old makeup become less efficient, but it also does major damage to your skin.
You touch your face frequently
You know how frequently touching your hair makes it greasy? The same applies to your skin and makeup. The warmth of your hands, combined with the oil, breaks down your makeup and makes it melt. Touching your face too often can also transfer bacteria to the face and cause acne.
You don’t use a primer
The easiest way to ensure your makeup stays put all day long is by using a primer before applying foundation. It creates the perfect canvas for your makeup to blend as well as prevent the natural oil from mixing with the makeup by creating a barrier between the two. The Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer is perfect to use as a base under makeup or worn on its own as it is a tinted formula.