No matter what the season, getting your makeup to stay in place all day long can seem like a practically impossible feat. But if you use the right products, you can help minimize touch-ups and still look fresh-faced.
Whether on the red carpet or forcing her cat Meredith to take selfies with her for Instagram, Taylor Swift‘s makeup is always photo ready. We put together some of our favorite priming and finishing products to help keep your makeup in place, even if you don’t have a whole team of makeup artists at your disposal like Taylor.
Prep: Before you even reach for your foundation, start by applying a primer to your face, like Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer. Not only will it give your makeup something to adhere to, but it also helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and pores.
Not only should you be using a primer for your face, but it’s important to use one like Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer on your eyelids, too, to keep your eyeshadow and liner from creasing or smudging. If you love a bold lip like Taylor, you can keep your lipstick from bleeding or fading by lining and filling your lips with a pencil first. For Taylor’s classic red shade, try MAC Lip Pencil in Trust In Red.
Keep Your Makeup In Place All Day — How To Get Long-Lasting Makeup Like Taylor Swift
Finish: Once your base makeup has been applied (and before any blush or highlighter), use a finishing powder like Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Powder to help prevent oil and give your foundation a more flawless finish. Now here comes the most important (and final!) step: Mist your face with a powerful makeup setting spray like Urban Decay All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray, which will keep your makeup from melting, cracking or fading for 16 hours.
Do you plan on trying any of these products for longer lasting makeup?
— Marissa DeSantis