The only thing worse than not having makeup on your face, is your makeup getting wiped off. Carrying a small lipstick or lip gloss in your clutch when you’re out at night is easy because it’s a small little tube which fits in comfortably, so touching up comes easy. But you can’t carry your compact, foundation, eyeliner or blush on you all time now, can you?

It’s quite a different thing though if you’re at work, and you have your makeup pouch on you. To look presentable before going in for a meeting or for a presentation, you can easily slip into the bathroom and freshen up your face, but wouldn’t you want to skip that step as well?

Here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind if you want your make up to last longer. Follow these steps religiously and you won’t need to be keeping time aside just to ready your face.
 
Make primer your holy grail
 

Make primer your holy grail

Want your eyeliner and eye shadow to last longer? It’s simple, just use a primer. While using a primer for your face, apply some on your eyelids as well, this will allow the eye shadow to sit well on your lids and will blend easily too.

Use powder
 

Use powder

If you’ve used a cream or liquid based foundation or concealer, dab some pressed powder on the t-zone of your face and your chin to keep your makeup from melting or your face from becoming oily. The powder tends to absorb all the oil on your face after you’ve applied makeup.

Setting Spray
 

Setting Spray

This goes without saying and is also the easiest trick in the bag. Spray some setting spray on your face to keep your simple makeup intact the whole day. This will let your makeup stay matted and not make it runny. What more could a woman ask for anyway?

Lipstick
 

Lipstick

If you want to mattify your shiny lipstick and make it last longer, you just have to dab some loose powder on your lips and dust off the excess with a big brush. You’re welcome.

Mascara
 

Mascara

Not only is it gross to apply clumped up mascara on to your eyelashes, but it will not do its job well either. To make it usable again and for it to last longer on your eyelashes, add a few eye drops of water or eye drops in your mascara tube and mix it with the wand.

Use your brushes
 

Use your brushes

Yes, beauty blenders are quite the rage in the makeup industry currently, but for an even application and for less use of product on your face, use a foundation brush instead. Especially, if you’re a beginner, using a brush is recommended. You don’t want to be touching up your foundation during the day just because the beauty blender didn’t do a convincing enough job with your make up earlier.

Don’t touch!
 

Don’t touch!

It happens involuntarily most of the times, but you have to be very conscious about touching your face frequently because this will need you to touch up your makeup again and again.