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Flawless, But For How Long?

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There are so many phrases in the beauty world, like ‘airbrushed finish‘ or ‘lit from within’, such claims may work provide the results that we desire, and some may not. One claim that tends to prevail is ‘long-lasting’. A lot of women are so preoccupied with the ‘flawless face‘ that sometimes we forget to ask: “Flawless, until when?”  Here are a few tips and products that will give you the staying power that you desire:

1. Primer:
Primers generally make any foundation last longer than it would on its own. These come in a variety of finishes, ranging from matte to pore-minimising. A lot of Primers tend to be long-lasting. Some popular tried-and-tested versions include Benefit The PoreFessional Primer, BareMinerals Prime Time, and even Lanacane Anti-Chafing Gel.

2. Foundation:
Getting a long-lasting foundation has immense benefits. You won’t have to carry it around and shouldn’t need to touch-up during the day. Dior Diorskin Forever Fluid Foundation has great staying power. Long-lasting foundations such as Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place tend to have a matte finish and provide full coverage. If you want to achieve a dewy yet durable finish, apply your foundation with a damp buffing brush or a sponge, or spritz your face with a finishing spray like MAC Fix+ or LUSH Breath of Fresh Air.

3. Powder
Powder is SUCH a must if you want long-lasting make-up. Whether it be a powder foundation applied with a brush for a little more coverage, or a translucent powder to set liquid foundation. If you want to avoid the ‘powdered’ look, opt for a setting spray. MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural and Chanel Poudre Universelle Compact are great powders that will not ruin a natural base.

It’s all about application; playing around with different products and combinations. Surely there’s no point of only looking pretty during the great distance that is between your dressing table and the door – you want to make it last!

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