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Beauty Products to Help You Achieve a Long-Lasting Makeup Look

By Jeanette Crutchfield

Whether you are going uber-minimalist or bold and trendy makeup look this this year, you want your makeup to be long lasting. We’ve got the ultimate cheat sheet to help your makeup last all day and even into the night.

Our Secret to Getting Makeup that Lasts

Here’s the top-secret makeup hack for long lasting back to school makeup... The kind of makeup that looks just as amazing at the end of your school day as it did when you first applied it. You ready for it? It’s makeup primer. Regardless of your skin type, face primer can help grip your makeup to your skin, helping it to go on smoother and stay on longer.

You can find many types of makeup primers out there, so finding the perfect formula isn’t as hard as you might think. Something you will want to consider as you choose your perfect face primer is what kind of texture you like. Do you prefer a sticky, gel-like primer? A velvety putty-based primer? A smooth liquid primer?

Also, think about what skin concerns you have. Does your skin need more hydration? Do you want to smooth out your skin’s texture and appearance of pores? Do you have acne-prone skin?

Gel Face Primer

To get the ultimate long-lasting grip for your makeup, try a gripping face primer. The translucent gel texture works beautifully on all skin tones and the gel formulas will give your skin a healthy, natural finish.

These types of sticky primers can prep and smooth your skin to perfection while making your makeup long lasting with ultra grip. Because of how sticky these primers are, try to find a formula that is non-comedogenic, meaning that it won’t clog your pores. Blemishes in your back-to-school photos are never fun!

Liquid Poreless Putty Primer

Putty face primers have an ultra smooth, velvety texture that glides seamlessly over your skin helping to smooth out the appearance of pores, fine lines, and other skin texture. And of course, because they are a primer, they also help your makeup grip for all-day wear while giving you a gorgeous flawless-looking finish.

For the ultimate putty experience, try Poreless Putty Primer. This primer minimizes the appearance of your pores with an incredibly velvety texture while helping your makeup stay put for long lasting wear. The complexion-enhancing formula is infused with squalane and the putty primer leaves your skin with a super soft, natural finish.

Setting Spray

For a setting spray that will give your makeup up to 16 hours of wear, try Stay All Night Setting Spray. This hard-working setting mist is infused with skin-loving ingredients like cucumber fruit extract, aloe, and green tea leaf extract. The micro-fine mister gives you a super easy application and is great for normal, dry, oily, and combination skin. Staring at your computer a lot at school? It also comes in a formula that absorbs blue light.

With the right products and the right application, you can get long lasting back to school makeup and while we don’t support cheating at school, this is one cheat sheet we encourage you to share with your friends!

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