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How to Make Foundation Last All Day

Face Makeup

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Foundation can instantly create the appearance of flawless-looking skin—and who doesn’t want that? But when your foundation starts to fade, get blotchy, and sweat off throughout the day, your makeup look goes from flawless to hot mess. Which brings us to the age-old question—how do you make your foundation last all day? Below, we’re sharing how—with the right foundation, primer, and setting products—you can do just.

Choose the Right Longwear Foundation

First things first, grab a reliable, longwear foundation like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation. With its sweat, water, and transfer resistant formula, your makeup will last all day!

Beyond your foundation formula, how you apply your face makeup matters, too. You can apply this liquid foundation in a few different ways: using your fingers, stippling with a flat top makeup brush, or buffing with a makeup blender. The latter is our personal favorite, as it’s a mess-free, easy way to effortlessly blend out foundation for a seamless look. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender.

Prime and Set for Extra Staying Power

While a long-lasting foundation can go a long way (literally), priming and setting your face makeup can make all the difference in your foundation's ability to last. Here are three tips to help your foundation be invincible.

Long-Lasting Foundation Tip #1: Don’t Skip the Primer

Before you get to applying your foundation, reach for a makeup primer. A makeup primer will prep your face for foundation by smoothing your skin, blurring imperfections, and increasing the lifeline of your foundation. Take your pick from one of our makeup primers below.

For a matte finish…use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer. This primer keeps oil at bay with a long-lasting matte finish.

For a radiant finish…use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer. This primer perfects, illuminates, and hydrates your skin to give it a healthy, radiant glow that lasts and lasts.

Long-Lasting Foundation Tip #2: Grab a Powder

Post-foundation application, reach for a translucent setting powder to help set your foundation in place. This is an especially useful tip for those with oily skin. Sweep the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Face Powder across your skin. The translucent loose setting powder blurs lines and pores while controlling shine all day for a smooth, matte finish.

Long-Lasting Foundation Tip #3: Use a Setting Spray

Not only can you use a setting powder to seal in your foundation, you can also use a setting spray! A setting spray will keep your foundation from fading throughout the day so you can have a “just applied” makeup look all day long. Take your pick from our two setting sprays below.

For a natural finish…use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray. This lightweight mist will keep your makeup looking fresh hours after application without any melting, fading, or touch-ups necessary. Say hello to all-day staying power.

For a dewy finish…use the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Lumi-Shake and Glow Dew Mist. This mist can be used to prime, set, and refresh your makeup to give your skin a natural, healthy glow in just one spritz. The hydrating formula can be used to prep your skin for makeup or finish off a makeup look to keep it lasting all day! Formulated with coconut water and vitamin C, your skin will get a healthy boost of hydration.

Ready to make your foundation last all day long? Find your perfect longwear foundation shade in our article, L'Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation Swatches, and use it as the base for your next makeup look.