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Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt good about your makeup in the morning, only until you catch a glimpse of yourself mid-day looking like a hot mess. *Awkwardly raises hand* Feeling the foundation melt off your face is one of the worst feelings ever. Whether it’s surviving a long summer day or a wild night out, making sure your foundation stays put is a mammoth task.

So what can you do to solve this frustrating problem? Follow these sneaky tips to make sure your foundation stays on fleek the whole day (or night)

1. Cleanse and Exfoliate

If you ask any MUA, they’ll tell you that the secret to a flawless look is starting with the base. Having your skin prepped is already half the battle won. Cleansing will get rid of dirt and grime while exfoliating your skin will get rid of dead skin cells. Doing this will help your foundation glide smoothly onto your skin and make your complexion look even.

2. Don’t Skip The Moisturiser

Foundation tends to stick to the dry areas of your face and settles into the fine lines of your skin. Moisturising your face will make sure that your skin won’t look dry and flaky and also give your look a dewy effect.

3. Prioritise Primer

If you have never used a primer before your makeup, you have seriously been missing out! Primers come in cream, gel, and even powder format. Their function is to make sure to create a smooth base for the foundation. There are various kinds of primers on the market formulated specially for different types of skin; from pore minimising to shine combating, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

4. Dab It Out

After creating the perfect base for your foundation, it’s showtime! Dampen your beauty blender and dot your face with your foundation and start dabbing the product into your skin. Always remember to dab and not rub the foundation, the aim is to push the product into your skin.

5. Loose Powder FTW

Loose powder will act as a seal and will prevent any shine during the day. It will also prevent any transfer of makeup and help control oil production. If you’re a person with oily skin, using loose powder is absolutely essential!

6. Setting Spray Is Essential

This product literally does what it says on the bottle. A setting spray is going to help your makeup last longer and it’s going to make it budge-proof. Spritz some onto your face after you are done applying your makeup and you’re good to go!

7. Blotting Paper

Just as a precautionary step, carry blotting paper with you so that you can use it to remove any shine from your face.

Now you can go about your day without constantly worrying about your look. Are you ready to conquer the day with a fierce face?

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