Summer is finally here! While warm and sunny days are great for the body and mind, the rising temperatures are not your makeup’s friend. The heat makes you sweat and people with oily skin tend to get oilier during summers. All of these changes melt the liquid foundation off your face and make you look like a shiny mess at the end of the day.
If your skin is not correctly prepped for makeup, even a long lasting foundation will not last all day. Prepping your skin not just helps your liquid foundation stay put, it also creates a smooth canvas for you to work on. Dirt, sweat, and oil tend to block your pores and make the surface of your skin textured and irregular. Any foundation you apply on such skin will slip and slide throughout the day.
To ensure your liquid foundation lasts long on your skin, follow a daily cleansing, toning, and moisturizing routine to keep your skin clean and hydrated. Exfoliate your face once or twice a week to unclog your pores and keep it feeling smooth.
Once your skin is all clean and prepped, begin by applying a primer all over your face. A primer prolongs the wear of your liquid foundation and helps your makeup last all day. The primer fills in all your pores and fine lines and creates a smooth and even surface for your foundation to go on. Try the Master Prime primer by Maybelline to blur all your imperfections, refine your skin, and make your makeup last all day.
Oil in your liquid foundation might create a greasy base that will cause it to move around And that’s not all, the rest of the makeup you blend on top will also slide and wear off easily. Even if you have dry skin, avoid using an oil-based foundation. Instead, use an extra nourishing moisturiser to hydrate your skin. Oil free foundations will give you a flawless finish that will last all day.
For example, the Maybelline Super Stay Full Coverage foundation is an oil free foundation that delivers a 24 hour coverage! The saturated colour pigments of this long lasting foundation provide full coverage without feeling heavy on the skin. The lightweight formula of the Super Stay foundation glides on your skin easily and does not clog pores.
When you want your makeup to last all day, you have to remember to work in light layers and gradually add coverage. Caking on your foundation will not just make your skin feel heavy but will also take away the lasting power of the foundation. We recommend using a damp beauty sponge when you want a long lasting foundation as the sponge offers a very natural finish to your skin.
After applying your liquid foundation, set it in place with a loose or pressed powder. Try the Maybelline Fit Me Matte+Poreless Pressed Powder to set your makeup with a natural matte finish. Continue with the rest of your makeup products like blush, bronzer, highlight, etc.
Once you are done with all of your makeup and are happy with your look, set your makeup with a setting spray. A setting spray prolongs the wear of your liquid foundation, helps all your makeup blend together seamlessly, and gives it a very natural look. Use the Maybelline Lasting Fix setting spray to set and extend your makeup with a matte finish that will last all day. The ultralight formula of the Lasting Fix controls extra shine and prevents makeup from fading or melting.
With all the hustling and running around you do during a hot summer day, it is no surprise that your foundation fades away before the day ends. You don’t always have the time to constantly touch up your makeup during a busy day. But don’t worry, we have your back. Head over to the Maybelline India website and get yourself the Maybelline Super Stay foundation and follow these simple steps to make your liquid foundation last all day.
Need help finding the perfect foundation for summer? Head over to the Ultimate Foundation Guide to know more.