5 tips for how to make your makeup last all day with L'Oréal Paris

We’re all in search of the beauty holy grail: makeup that goes the extra mile to keep you looking fab and flawless.

Good news! Today’s formulas are longer-lasting than ever, from waterproof mascara and foundation to set-it-and-forget-it sprays. Here’s how to make your makeup last all day, wherever it may take you.

1. Prep your skin

Set yourself up for success by cleansing and moisturising. Washing your skin clears away any clogged pores, dirt, and traces of yesterday’s makeup that could impact today’s application. And hydrated skin is essential for long-lasting makeup because it helps products sit smoothly and settle into the skin.

Follow up with a primer like L'Oréal Paris 24H Matte Setter Primer that’s specifically designed to keep your base in place for longer. Its mattifying properties keep shine at bay, too. With primer in place, makeup glides across your skin without a cake or smear in sight.

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2. Choose long-lasting makeup products

Once your complexion is primed and prepped, it’s time to figure out how to make makeup last all day by choosing the best products.

Start by smoothing on a transfer-proof, waterproof foundation like our Infallible 32H Matte Cover formula. It takes you from day to night with 32 hours of full matte coverage and skin-balancing niacinamide.

Team your foundation with a spot treatment to blend away blemishes and dark circles. The Infallible 24H More Than Concealer combines high coverage with a lightweight feel for all-day comfort.

In the notorious British climate, the threat of raccoon eyes is all too real! So, a good waterproof mascara is a must. Check out our new Telescopic Lift Waterproof Mascara to give your lashes a lift, for volume without any rainy-day streaks down your cheeks.

Put the finishing touch to your look with a swipe of long-wearing lipstick. L'Oréal Paris Infallible Matte Resistance lipstick comes in a selection of standout shades, from pretty pinks to fiery reds. Its lightweight, creamy liquid formula goes on in a single stroke, staying put with a powdery matte and smudge-proof finish.

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3. Set your makeup with powder

Happy with your look? Now it’s time to fix it in place with a translucent setting powder. This type of product works throughout the day to absorb excess oil and lock in your foundation and concealer.

To avoid a clumped or cakey effect on the face, try an ultra-lightweight formula like our L'Oréal Paris Infallible Loose Setting Powder. Its micro-fine texture blends seamlessly into your complexion, without settling into pores and fine lines. And with light-diffusing technology, it gives a brightening effect – so you’ll be positively glowing.

4. Finish with a setting spray

Now, don’t skimp on the final step! Setting sprays are your secret weapon when it comes to long-lasting makeup – read the L'Oréal Guide to Setting Sprays for more info. Essentially, with just a spritz or two, you’ll keep your style looking – and feeling – fresh for longer.

Case in point? The new Infallible 3 Second Setting Mist from L'Oréal Paris. We know you’re pressed for time, so it dries in just three seconds with a light, natural, non-sticky finish. It stands up to whatever the day may throw at you, as it’s resistant to sweat and rain. And this setting spray prevents your makeup from transferring onto clothes, too.

To apply, shake the spray and hold 30cm away from the face, then spritz in a circular motion and let it air-dry. The fine mist formula ensures an even application, every time.

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5. Avoid wiping out your makeup

Applying a full face of makeup can take ages, so don’t undo your hard work by accidentally wiping it away! Wiping motions could smear your makeup, and then you’ll have to do it all over again. So, what should you do if your face is feeling shiny? Instead of wiping, use a gentle dabbing motion. If you notice any excess shine or oil, use a clean tissue to gently blot it away instead.

With long-lasting formulas, waterproof products, and a good setting spray, you’ll be able to achieve long-lasting makeup that keeps you looking glam from dawn to dusk. Check out L'Oréal Paris’s new setting sprays for beauty essentials with serious staying power.

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