How Can I Make Makeup Last Longer

This is an easy question to answer, and I think that people have heard the answer, but they’re not sure whether to believe it.

How can you make your makeup last longer?

Just use a primer!

How can a primer help?  Well it absorbs oil before it gets to your makeup, and once it’s absorbed all the oil that it can, then the excess gets to your makeup and it gets absorbed by that.  Think of it as a line of defense that comes before your makeup.

There’s no guarantee that your skin won’t look oily later in the day, but hopefully it should be flawless for a little longer than usual.  There are tons of great primers out there and almost every line has one.  I particularly like Prescriptives’ Flawless Face Primer because I can use it on the days that I don’t want to wear makeup and it makes my skin look glowy and fresh.

Have a primer you love?  Tell our readers in the comments!

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5 Responses to How Can I Make Makeup Last Longer

  1. Tracy S. April 12, 2009 at 10:48 am #

    My favourite primer is Perricone MD Ceramic Skin Smoother. It’s a bit pricey, but it’s more than a primer. It seals in your moisturizer, makes pores almost disappear, makes my skin firmer and makes lines disappear. My skin looks flawless and makeup goes on easier and lasts all day. Plus it feels good on your skin-I don’t like how most primers make your feel kind of greasy.

  2. Natalie April 12, 2009 at 1:35 pm #

    Tracy, where can you find that primer in Canada?

  3. Tracy S. April 12, 2009 at 6:46 pm #

    The Shopping Channel has it now and other Perricone MD products. Check out their website.

  4. Henna April 13, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    Thanks, Tracy!

  5. Anita M. April 14, 2009 at 3:13 pm #

    I’m test-driving Smashbox’s Photo Finish Primer Light and I’m liking it. I purchased a smaller size at Shopper Drug Mart. For reference, my skin is combo and acne-prone.

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