Dear skin,

This is my beauty resolution for the year 2020—I don’t want to deal with makeup meltdowns anymore and I am going to do everything I can to prevent it.

                                                                                                                        Sincerely,

                        A girl who’s dealt with innumerous makeup meltdown situations

Do you know what’s the downside of loving makeup way too much? Not being able to control makeup meltdowns *aaarggghh*. I hate how my makeup starts to slide when I’m out in the sun or if I’m sweating too much. Trust me, it’s the worst feeling ever. Yes, even worse than a heartbreak!

Having experienced makeup meltdowns a number of times before, I’ve finally mastered the art of preventing it. Here are 5 essential tips you need to keep in mind if you want your makeup to last all day.

 

Tip #01: Exfoliate

Tip #01: Exfoliate

Your makeup skills may be top-notch but if you’re not caring enough for your skin… sorry to break this to you, but your skills won’t help much! Because it all starts with skin prep.

If you want your makeup to last all day, it is important that you exfoliate at least twice or thrice a week to slough off dead skin cells. When the surface of your skin is smooth, your makeup will glide on evenly and last longer.

 

Tip #02: Lock your makeup

Tip #02: Lock your makeup

Most of us tend to skimp on this step while doing makeup, but this extra step in your everyday makeup routine can help your makeup stay in place all day.

Once you’re done with your base makeup, that is, foundation and concealer, reach for a loose powder and dab it across your face to seal your makeup in.

Loose powder helps keep liquid foundations and concealers in place and prevents excess oil production which is often the cause of makeup meltdowns.

 

Tip #03: Layer, instead of going too heavy in one go

Tip #03: Layer, instead of going too heavy in one go

Here’s another makeup tip you need to keep in mind if you want your makeup to last longer. Instead of applying too much product in one go, it’s best to layer it.

If you apply too much foundation in one go, it may look cakey a few hours into the application. But, if you apply little and re-apply a second time, then you’ll not just get a more natural coverage but also, your makeup will last all day.

 

Tip #04: Get your hands on an oil-free foundation

Tip #04: Get your hands on an oil-free foundation

If you have oily skin, then it’s best you use an oil-free foundation to create your base makeup. Excess production of sebum is one of the main reasons for makeup meltdowns.

Even those with dry skin should opt for an oil-free foundation because oil content in your foundation can make your makeup slide sooner than expected. However, make sure you moisturise your skin well before going in with the foundation.

 

Tip #05: End it with a setting spray

Tip #05: End it with a setting spray

Just how a hair spray sets your hairstyle in place, a makeup setting spray does a similar job for your makeup. Before stepping out of the house, use a setting spray all over your face. This will ensure that your makeup stays in place all day.

You can even lug the setting spray around in your bag. If you feel your makeup is sliding, just spritz some spray on your face and you’re sorted.