21 Easy Ways To Make Your Makeup Last Longer

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    1. Use a primer before applying your makeup to help your makeup last all day.

    2. You can also try a pressed setting powder if you really want your makeup to stay.

    3. Once you're finished, a good setting spray will secure your makeup so you won't have to worry about touch-ups later.

    4. For eyes, definitely use a primer to make eyeliner and eyeshadow last.

    5. For sparkly and shimmery eyeshadows, Pixie Epoxy, a glitter adhesive, will lock down your colors.

    6. Gently tap translucent powder over the top of your lipstick to make it matte and make it last.

    7. Use only the amount you need, which is probably a lot less than you think you need.

    8. Add some eye drops to mascara to remove any clumps and to loosen the sides when it's on its last stretch.

    9. Add some moisturizer to your foundation if it's getting low.

    10. Or add a little water to loosen the sides.

    11. Repair broken palettes with rubbing alcohol and plastic wrap.

    12. To soften overworked, stiff brushes, massage some oil into the brush before washing it with soap.

    13. Store your makeup in a place where it won't get damaged easily.

    14. Keep your makeup tools clean, because any contamination of your products may cause your skin to break out.

    15. If you're running low on eyeshadow or blush, turn it into lipstick by stirring in Vaseline.

    16. Mix primer with your last bits of lipstick or lipgloss to make a cream blush.

    17. Apply foundation with your fingers instead of a brush or a sponge because you'll use less foundation.

    18. Use tweezers to remove the stopper from your lip gloss and get the most product out of the tube.

    19. Store certain makeup products in the fridge to extend their shelf life.

    20. If you have way too much, keep track of your products in a spreadsheet.

    21. And of course, don't forget to throw out your makeup once it expires.

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