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Tips to Help Your Makeup Last All Day

By Wander Beauty | Aug 03, 2022
Makeup products from Wander Beauty

From faded lipstick to smudged eyeliner, makeup mishaps are something we’d all like to avoid as we go about our days. Between gym, work, kids, and lunch plans, how do you keep your makeup looking and feeling fresh? We’re sharing our top tips!


1. Invest in high-quality products


When it comes to makeup and skincare, it's worth investing in high-quality products as they provide longer-lasting wear and a superior look and feel. When choosing makeup products, opt for a long wear foundation. The best formulas are lightweight and offer a barely-there feel. Because your foundation sits on your skin all day, it's also important to find one rich in nutrients, such as the Nude Illusion Liquid Foundation. This formula provides buildable coverage and delivers a natural, radiant finish while nourishing your skin with Lotus Extract to regenerate the outer layers for a youthful glow, Black Currant Extract, which is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, and Centella Asiatica Extract, which is known to improve circulation and collagen synthesis.


For long-lasting wear, you’ll also want to use a water resistant mascara and eyeliner to avoid any smudges or the dreaded “raccoon effect.” Another thing you may not have considered is the quality of your makeup brushes and sponges. Quality application tools will help blend your makeup properly, which in turn will give it greater staying power.


2. Prep your skin


One of the most essential steps to lasting makeup is properly prepped skin. Oils, dead skin cells and bacteria stack up on the surface of the skin, causing blotchy patches and texture that shows through. To combat this, gently exfoliate your skin two to three times a week. Also, be sure to only ever apply a face of makeup after cleansing and moisturizing. Using a toner after cleansing will also help brighten your appearance. Smooth, hydrated skin is the best canvas for perfectly blended makeup that looks fresh all day.


3. Use a primer


Priming products are used to even out skin tone, smooth the skin's surface, and help makeup last longer without getting shiny or creasing. What is primer makeup? Simply put, it's a beauty product that seals in moisture and helps foundation adhere to your skin by acting as a thin layer between makeup and your skin. 


The best makeup primers are oil-free, helping to minimize pores and blur imperfections. If you're looking for a dual-action product that will both prime and protect your skin from sun damage, a mineral-based sunscreen such as Pack Up & Glow Priming Mineral SPF 40 is your go-to. This mineral sunscreen and priming duo is a sheer, lightweight formula that is neither heavy nor chalky. It primes the skin for makeup and protects it from harmful UV rays.


4. Layer your makeup


While it might seem counterintuitive, applying heaps of makeup will not make your makeup last all day and will instead increase the likelihood of caking, creasing, and messing. A better alternative is applying ultra-light layers and building your makeup as necessary, remembering the age-old adage that less is, in fact, more. 


If you've applied a liquid foundation, following with a lightweight powder foundation will lock in your complexion products, keeping your foundation from moving or fading. For oily skin types, you may want to apply a very light dusting of translucent powder after applying your primer and before applying your liquid foundation and setting powder. This will provide long lasting wear where oil might otherwise interfere – just be sure to keep it light to avoid a cakey appearance. Use the stippling technique of tapping the bush on your skin rather than buffing it in. If you need to touch up later on in the day, dab any oily spots to remove excess oil before tapping the product on again.


To keep your lips looking smooth, lush and vibrant, apply your lip color, blot with a tissue, then apply another layer.


5. Keep your essentials with you


Properly prepped skin and high-quality products should prevent you from having to reapply makeup excessively throughout the day. Still, a touch-up of lip gloss or a freshly powdered nose after a day at work will allow you to go from boss babe to dinner-ready in no time. Wander Beauty’s Mini Must-Haves and combination formulas make it easier than ever to keep your makeup in tip-top condition all day (and night) long. Our range of travel-sized products will fit effortlessly into your purse, allowing you to keep your essentials with you wherever you wander.


Now you can look and feel gorgeous throughout the day with just five simple steps.

Tips to Help Your Makeup Last All Day

By Wander Beauty | Aug 03, 2022
Makeup products from Wander Beauty

From faded lipstick to smudged eyeliner, makeup mishaps are something we’d all like to avoid as we go about our days. Between gym, work, kids, and lunch plans, how do you keep your makeup looking and feeling fresh? We’re sharing our top tips!


1. Invest in high-quality products


When it comes to makeup and skincare, it's worth investing in high-quality products as they provide longer-lasting wear and a superior look and feel. When choosing makeup products, opt for a long wear foundation. The best formulas are lightweight and offer a barely-there feel. Because your foundation sits on your skin all day, it's also important to find one rich in nutrients, such as the Nude Illusion Liquid Foundation. This formula provides buildable coverage and delivers a natural, radiant finish while nourishing your skin with Lotus Extract to regenerate the outer layers for a youthful glow, Black Currant Extract, which is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, and Centella Asiatica Extract, which is known to improve circulation and collagen synthesis.


For long-lasting wear, you’ll also want to use a water resistant mascara and eyeliner to avoid any smudges or the dreaded “raccoon effect.” Another thing you may not have considered is the quality of your makeup brushes and sponges. Quality application tools will help blend your makeup properly, which in turn will give it greater staying power.


2. Prep your skin


One of the most essential steps to lasting makeup is properly prepped skin. Oils, dead skin cells and bacteria stack up on the surface of the skin, causing blotchy patches and texture that shows through. To combat this, gently exfoliate your skin two to three times a week. Also, be sure to only ever apply a face of makeup after cleansing and moisturizing. Using a toner after cleansing will also help brighten your appearance. Smooth, hydrated skin is the best canvas for perfectly blended makeup that looks fresh all day.


3. Use a primer


Priming products are used to even out skin tone, smooth the skin's surface, and help makeup last longer without getting shiny or creasing. What is primer makeup? Simply put, it's a beauty product that seals in moisture and helps foundation adhere to your skin by acting as a thin layer between makeup and your skin. 


The best makeup primers are oil-free, helping to minimize pores and blur imperfections. If you're looking for a dual-action product that will both prime and protect your skin from sun damage, a mineral-based sunscreen such as Pack Up & Glow Priming Mineral SPF 40 is your go-to. This mineral sunscreen and priming duo is a sheer, lightweight formula that is neither heavy nor chalky. It primes the skin for makeup and protects it from harmful UV rays.


4. Layer your makeup


While it might seem counterintuitive, applying heaps of makeup will not make your makeup last all day and will instead increase the likelihood of caking, creasing, and messing. A better alternative is applying ultra-light layers and building your makeup as necessary, remembering the age-old adage that less is, in fact, more. 


If you've applied a liquid foundation, following with a lightweight powder foundation will lock in your complexion products, keeping your foundation from moving or fading. For oily skin types, you may want to apply a very light dusting of translucent powder after applying your primer and before applying your liquid foundation and setting powder. This will provide long lasting wear where oil might otherwise interfere – just be sure to keep it light to avoid a cakey appearance. Use the stippling technique of tapping the bush on your skin rather than buffing it in. If you need to touch up later on in the day, dab any oily spots to remove excess oil before tapping the product on again.


To keep your lips looking smooth, lush and vibrant, apply your lip color, blot with a tissue, then apply another layer.


5. Keep your essentials with you


Properly prepped skin and high-quality products should prevent you from having to reapply makeup excessively throughout the day. Still, a touch-up of lip gloss or a freshly powdered nose after a day at work will allow you to go from boss babe to dinner-ready in no time. Wander Beauty’s Mini Must-Haves and combination formulas make it easier than ever to keep your makeup in tip-top condition all day (and night) long. Our range of travel-sized products will fit effortlessly into your purse, allowing you to keep your essentials with you wherever you wander.


Now you can look and feel gorgeous throughout the day with just five simple steps.

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