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Ever wondered what the secret is to makeup that lasts as you go about your day? It turns out that there is a makeup product out there that can help keep your foundation, concealer, eye shadow, and whatever else you have on in place. All. Day. Long. Want to know what that product is? If you guessed makeup primer, you’re close, but not quite. The answer is none other than makeup setting spray. Here, learn what makeup setting spray is and how to incorporate it into your beauty routine.
Real talk: It’s always so disheartening to see all of you hard work fade away well before lunchtime, which is why you might want to consider adding a makeup setting spray into your beauty routine. If you’ve never heard of makeup setting spray before, think of it like a top coat for your makeup. We know it’s never easy to keep your makeup looking fresh all day long, but makeup setting sprays can help keep the need for midday touchups to a minimum. These powerful sprays usually come in the form of a spray or mist. The whole purpose of using a makeup setting spray is to help prevent your makeup (foundation, lipstick, eye shadow, and more) from smudging, creasing, or fading quickly.
Ready to use a makeup setting spray? Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray. This oil-free makeup setting spray has a micro-fine texture to help set your look after you’re finished applying your makeup.
Makeup setting spray should be the finishing touch to your beauty routine each morning. After you’ve fully applied your foundation, mascara, and lipstick, shake the bottle, hold it 8-10 inches from your face, and spray it on in an “X” and “T” motion. Just make sure to avoid spraying it in your eyes!
Now that you know what makeup setting spray can do, it’s time to incorporate it into your beauty routine. Follow this natural-looking makeup guide.
Step 1: Start with primer. Primer can help to create an even canvas for the rest of your makeup application. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Makeup Primer or the L’Oréal Paris Pro Matte Lock Makeup Primer, depending on your desired finish.
Step 2: Color correct. You know those pastel-colored concealers you’ve been seeing everywhere? It’s all part of the color correcting trend! Use them to disguise discolorations—we promise you won’t end up with a rainbow on your face. Depending on your complexion concerns, you can have your pick from the five available shades of the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Color Correcting Crayon. When you’ve chosen your color, dot the crayon where you need correcting and blend out with your fingers or a makeup blender.
Step 3: Apply foundation. Reach for a full coverage foundation, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Total Cover Foundation, available in 12 shades. Apply it with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, using dabbing and rolling motions.
Step 4: Swipe on mascara. Get ready to bat those lashes! Apply a coat of mascara, like the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous X Fiber Mascara. To use, start by applying the black primer, making sure to coat every lash. Then, before the primer dries apply the fiber-infused mascara on top of your primed lashes.
Step 5: Add a subtle kiss of color to your lips. Want a pretty-looking pout? Use the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Shine Lipstick in Dazzling Doe or Glossy Fawn.
Step 6: Spritz on makeup setting spray. This is it—the final step in your makeup routine! It’s time to use makeup setting spray to help set your look.
Ready to expand on your beauty education? Learn all about a different kind of spray in our article, How to Use Colorista 1-Day Sprays.