There’s nothing that bothers us more than slip and slide foundation. You know, when your foundation application has already gone rogue come 10am, making a wayward decision to head everywhere but your face? We have some tips and advise for achieving a flawless, stay-all-day foundation.
Keep scrolling for my approved tricks to make your foundation last all day.
#1: Mix Your Foundation and Setting Spray
Cover FX High Performance Setting Spray (£24.00)
Mix a little setting spray with your foundation before putting it on and your foundation won’t budge.
#2: Shave Your Face
Dermflash 2.0 Luxe Facial Exfoliation & Peach Fuzz Removal (£180.00)
Reviva Labs Rosewater Facial Spray (£8.18)
A splash of refreshing rose water can work wonders. Plus, it’s emimhatstat’s “godsent” cure to ensure a stay-all-day finish.
#3: Prime Your Face With Setting Spray
Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (£12.00)
Spraying setting spray BEFORE foundation. My foundation holds better, there’s a barrier between the foundation and my skin (especially with acne) so my skin feels healthier, and my pores are less noticeable, so it’s like a primer.
#4: Layer Creams With Powders
RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek (£35.16)
Layering cream products with powder products! I go in with a cream contour, blush, and highlighter, set my face with a light layer of translucent powder, and then go over again with powder contour, blush, and highlighter.
#5: Soak Your Blender With Setting Spray
The Original Beautyblender(£17.00)
E.l.f. Illuminating Mist & Set (£5.00)
If you don’t feel like mixing your setting spray with foundation or using it in lieu of primer pre-foundation, we recommend dampening a Beautyblender with a few strategic sprays of spray setting spray instead of water.
#6: Don’t Powder Oily Spots
Physicians Formula Healthy Foundation (£12.99)
It seems counterproductive, but my best tip is not powdering any of the areas I get oily (my nose). I like to have a natural, dewy foundation and setting ruins the finish. Also, no matter what powder I use it always breaks apart on my nose. And I have tried EVERYTHING.
Instead, it’s really easy to reapply my foundation or just smooth it out with a BeautyBlender. It tends to look a lot fresher when I do that, whereas with powder, I’d have to totally wash it off and reapply from scratch. I’d rather be shiny but still have a smooth finish, than be matte with cracks and breaks all through my foundation.
#7: Apply Powder Pre-Foundation
I dust a little translucent powder on my face before foundation. It helps the foundation go on smoother, and it extends the wear time.