Long Live Make Up: Longevity Make Up Explored

Due to the nature of make up – essentially, chemical compounds being applied to the skin and expected to stay there no matter the weather or situation of the wearer – it is somewhat inevitable that everyone has the occasional make up disaster. We’ve all taken a sip from a glass and left a ring of lipstick on the rim, or realised our carefully applied mascara is no longer on our eyelashes but instead sliding down our face. It’s not a crime to get it wrong sometimes.

However, there are products on the market that can help eliminate the chances of a make up disaster. Primer, for example, is ideal for those who go out in the rain or sweat frequently – it’s particularly useful if you wish to wear make up while exercising. A good primer, which is applied under foundation or concealer, should help keep facial make up in place.

Secondly, there are numerous products that claim to ‘last longer’ or ‘fix fast’ – particularly lipsticks, some of which work and some of which don’t. It’s worth experimenting with longevity make up if you struggle to keep make up in place throughout the day, but bear in mind that a mirror and a quick reapplication is usually your best guarantee for day-long make up.

And remember, in your quest for long-last make up, stay away from that famed old wives tale of using hairspray to fix make up on. First and foremost, it doesn’t work, and secondly it’s extremely bad for your skin. Use the right products, expect to have to reapply during the day and keep your skin content!

7 thoughts on “Long Live Make Up: Longevity Make Up Explored

  • September 15, 2015 at 3:12 pm
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    Primer is awesome, and I’ve used the hairspray trick a few times when I knew I had a big night ahead. I have to admit though, I will never understand why people would want to wear make-up while wokring out.

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  • July 9, 2015 at 10:31 pm
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    Wow, I’ve never heard of using hairspray to fix on makeup! My face would explode. I am very curious about trying out primers since I had given up on trying to keep makeup on for more than a few hours. Any suggestions for brands to buy online?

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  • July 9, 2015 at 4:50 pm
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    I’ve started using primer under my foundation and it seems to help conceal the fine lines and wrinkles, as well as keeping the makeup on longer. The long-lasting lipsticks seem too dry for me.

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    • November 8, 2015 at 8:37 pm
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      I’ve never been able to use primer under my foundation because it ends up looking caked on after the foundation is on top. Do you think it’s because of the brands I’m using that are causing this to happen?

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  • May 31, 2015 at 2:41 pm
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    I never heard as well of using hairspray to help make up stay longer. But I could easily how dangerous this could be on your heatlh oh my dear lord ! All those chemical compounds right on these beautiful young woman. This is terrible! But overral I share you thought that to keep facial make up through the day, you have to bear that mirror and struggle !

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  • April 28, 2015 at 6:43 pm
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    I love the way primer helps my makeup to stay on my face. That was a very good tip. I have never heard of using hairspray to help your makeup stay in place. That sounds very bad for your skin.

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    • May 17, 2015 at 11:46 am
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      i have never heard of using hairspray to help makeup stay in place either, i don’t think anyone would do that. I love a good primer, but not all brands of primer works the magic. I love the one from make up store!

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