Make Up, Tips and tricks

How To Make Your Makeup Last All Day or Night

Hey Beauties!


I’m not sure why I haven’t done a post about this as this is the most common question people ask. Herewith are suggestions to ensure that your makeup lasts for hours and hours and what products prolong your makeup.


  1. Apply a primer. Using a primer will ensure an even base for makeup. Some silicone primers are used to fill in your pores, create a smooth surface and provide a matte finish for people with oily or combination skin. Other primers help hydrate the skin and further provide moisturizing properties. Here are some suggestions for oily and combination skin:

NYX Angel Veil PrimerBenefit PorefessionalEstee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer


For dry to normal skin I would recommend:

Lancome La Base Pro PrimerMax Factor Face Finity Primer


  1. Foundation. Pick foundations that claim to be long wearing but hydrating and that not clog your skin or cause breakouts. The best foundations for a night out or special event I would recommend is:

Urban Decay All Nighter FoundationSmashbox 15 Hour Wear FoundationEstee Lauder Double Wear FoundationLoreal Infallible Pro Matte FoundationClinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer

u.pngSmashbox Studio Skin 15HR Wear Hydrating FoundationEstée Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup SPF 10



  1. Set it all in place. Once you’ve applied a concealer of your choice, make sure to set your concealer and foundation with a setting powder. I would recommend a loose translucent setting powder and applying this to the skin using a damp beauty blender to lock in your concealer and foundation to ensure it does not move or slip and slide all over the place.

Here are some awesome setting powders that will not “cake up “and rather melt into the skin:

Essence Stay All Day Translucent Setting PowderNYX HD Studio Finishing PowderRCMA No Colour Powder

Stay All Day Translucent Fixing Powder 11gHD Studio Photogenic Finishing Powder Translucent 6gRCMA no Colour powder

  1. Apply an eye shadow base before your eye shadow to ensure your eyes hadow does not crease or fade. The best I would recommend is:

Mac Cosmetics Eye shadow BaseBenefit Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer ,  Smashbox 24 Hour Eyelid PrimerEssence I love stage Eye shadow Primer

 Prep + Prime 24-Hour Extend Eye Base602004066947Smashbox Photo Finish 24 Hour Shadow Primer

  1. If you do get oily throughout the day or night I would recommend a face powder to travel with in your bag or purse. The best to use is:

Mac Cosmetics Next To Nothing PowderRimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting PowderUrban Decay Naked Skin Pressed Powder

 Next To Nothing Powder / PressedRimmel Stay Matte Long Lasting Pressed PowderUrban Decay Naked Skin Pressed Powder



  1. Set that face in place! Be sure to set your makeup to ensure it lasts all day or night.

Essence Keep It Perfect Makeup Setting SprayNYX Matte Finish Setting SprayWoolworths Makeup Finishing Spray,


Matte Finishing Setting Spray 60ml



  1. Wear liquid lipsticks instead of a lip gloss or lipstick as liquid lipsticks lasts for hours.



What are some of your recommendations to ensure your makeup lasts?



Thanks for stopping by:)


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10 thoughts on “How To Make Your Makeup Last All Day or Night”

    1. I honestly think that a setting spray and a good primer does ensure longevity of makeup. I’ve tried setting sprays that does contain any alcohol in it (alcohol is one of the ingredients that ensures your makeup lasts) like the Urban Decay sprays, and I’ve tried makeup setting sprays without any alcohol and contain more glycerine like Mac fix+ which will ensure powders applied is melted into the skin to give it a fresh, hydrating appearance. It all depends on preference and skin type I suppose. If my skin is feeling a little more dry on certain days I will spray more hydrating setting sprays like Mac fix+, Bobbi Brown or woolworths makeup setting sprays. But if I’m on a night out or have a busy day where I’m not going to have time or bother with my face and want my makeup to stay as is, I would spray the Urban Decay all nighter, or I’ve heard Milani (if it’s sold where you are) make it last setting spray, and the Essence Stay in place is good. If you concerned about drugstore/ cheaper alternatives vs high end, check the ingredients list and compare that to each other. P.S both have the same ingredients in cases 😉


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