5 Melt Proof Makeup Must Haves

23.3.16



As much as I love makeup and beauty, it's safe to say it too can be a bloody nightmare. Let me explain; makeup is a dream, looking like a highlighted greek goddess is every goal in my life - but, there is nothing worse in the world than coming home from a long day or night out to mascara halfway down your cheek and lipstick smudged across your face, almost like that lovely new snapchat filter - I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about. So to help any of you who can relate, here are some staple products I've found that work wonders at increasing your makeup's longevity.

For anyone who struggles with the lasting power of their makeup, primer will be your best friend, your soul mate - I'd marry the stuff if I could. One unlikely skin saviour I happened to discover through the incredible Nikkietutorials: the Nivea For Men Post Shave Balm, and yes you read that correctly; this balm contains glycerin which is amazing at getting your foundation or base of choice to stick to the skin, making it last throughout even the sweatiest of days. Another primer I love is the Benefit Porefessional, these two together truly are a match made in heaven; the Porefessional smooths the skin on its own and the post shave balm adds a staying power to it. To prevent creasing on the eyes throughout the day, the Urban Decay Primer Potion is perfect at locking shadow in place to give you 24 hours of foolproof, melt proof makeup.

When it comes to taking that extra step to ensure your makeup withstands the hurdles of the day, setting your face is absolutely key. One technique I've learned that does the trick for me is baking with the Laura Mercier Translucent Powder and a Mini Beauty Blender. If you haven't boarded the baking bus as of yet, it's basically applying a shit ton of loose powder on your under eyes and anywhere else you may get shiny or get creasing, leaving it on for a while and then brushing off the excess; this is perfect for allowing the product to settle in to and fill any fine lines and keep makeup fresh all day.
And last, but definitely not least comes my favourite part: setting spray. The Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray is the most incredible setting spray I've ever tried, this bottle admittedly is my sister's but I can't help but steal it every once in a while. Not only does this set your makeup for the next 38570283 days, but it stops it from looking caky, what more could you want?

And it really is as simple as that. If you're not looking to spend crazy amounts on melt proof makeup products, maybe just try one or two of these and see what works for you. But I have to say that when used all together, your makeup ain't going nowhere!

What do you use to make your makeup last all day? Have you tried any of these products?
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