Make your foundation last


No time for touch ups during the day? Here are our top tips for keeping that foundation on all day long:

1. Choosing the right formula of foundation
Different formulas of foundation are designed for different skin types. Just because you like the packaging doesn’t mean it’s right for you. If you have dry skin, use a cream or liquid foundation. If you have oily skin, go for oil-free formulas, powder or mineral foundation.

2. Exfoliate and moisturise
By exfoliating and moisturising your skin you are allowing your foundation and the rest of your make-up to go on smoother and look good for longer. Remember – your foundation sits on top of your skin.

3. Prime, prime, prime
Never skip this step. It is the setting step for your foundation and one that will also help you save on product. A primer creates a flawless canvas for your foundation and helps hold it in place and prolong wear.

4. Use the right tools to apply it
Apply your foundation with a foundation brush. This will help deliver the correct amount you need, effortlessly onto your skin. If you are applying mineral or powder foundation, use a fluffy powder brush or kabuki brush to help buff on the product properly.

5. Less is more
This tip applies to most make-up products. Start off with less foundation on your brush and gradually apply more if you need to.

6. Use a finishing powder
If you are using a liquid or cream foundation it is always best to finish off your look with a dusting of finishing / translucent powder. This helps seal your foundation and stops it from “sliding” down your face. Think of it as a top coat, like you apply on your nails as the last step of your manicure.

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52 Responses

  1. Is it better to use a foundation sponge blender or foundation brush for proper blending?

    1. Hi Nydine, either are equally good for blending, so it’s really a case of personal preference. We find that a lot of women find the sponge blender easier to perfect :)

  2. This information was very helpful I never knew that translucent powder will make my foundation last longer I tried it and it worked.

  3. finishing / translucent powder is a need for me most of the time I wear this without foundation

  4. This article is very helpful. I honestly thought a prime was not necessary as i was going for a natural look. But i tried it out, man is this going to save my foundation! I don’t have have to apply it to much anymore because PRIME!!

  5. Great article. I feel that these tips not only help tome your foundation last longer but also to make it look a lot smoother and more natural thus avoiding the dreaded ‘cake face.’

  6. These are indeed great tips. I just have a question: “Doesn’t using all these products, on a daily basis, have a negative effect on your skin and pores in the long run?”

  7. Thank you for the tips, it helps. Been struggling to apply the correct amount etc.

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