Let’s set the scene: It’s a warm, balmy day, you’re at a wedding and your makeup looks gorgeous. Before the bride has even made it down the aisle, your face literally starts melting off and you make a beeline for the bathroom to do damage control. What a disaster! But what if we told you that by following these professional tips and tricks, your foundation would last as long as you do (and if you’re anything like us, that’s a long time on the dancefloor)! Don’t believe us, try it out for yourself.
Sweat proof secret #1: Prep and prime
Taking a few minutes to prepare your skin for makeup will pay off in the long run when you’re sipping bubbles with your foundation intact. Start by using a primer geared for your skin type – we recommend one for oil control or a waterproof formula to keep sweat and shine at bay. Try the NYX Professional Makeup Shine Killer Primer for a marvelously matte finish.
Sweat proof secret #2: The correct selection
Sure, we can bang on about the importance of primer and other makeup must-haves to help your foundation last longer but choosing the right foundation from the get go is what will really make all the difference. Your best bet? A formula that claims to be long-wearing, oil-free and transfer-resistant. We love the Maybelline Fit Me! Matte and Poreless Foundation for a full-coverage look that does the job.
Sweat proof secret #2: Ready, SET, go!
The final step in long-lasting foundation? Locking everything in place with either a setting powder, setting spray or both (if you need extra insurance). Lightly press a translucent, mattifying powder like the Maybelline Master Fix Setting + Perfecting Loose Powder into the skin, focusing on particularly oily areas. A pressing motion works better for a setting powder than a buffing or swirling one as these tend to disrupt the foundation underneath.
Finish your look with a few spritzes of the legendary Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray for serious staying power. For best results, shake the bottle before use and hold it about 20 cm away from your face when spraying for a fine, even mist. Now you’re ready to dance the night away!