How to make your makeup last

Lately, I’ve been working 10-14 hour days. It’s October, and if you’re a photographer or makeup artist, especially one working in the wedding industry, you feel me. Doing makeup all day means not even looking in a mirror, let alone touching up. What this also means is that I’ve had to find a way to make my makeup last, look presentable and professional all day, with little effort. This week, 2 of my days started at 4:30 a.m., after all.

I’ve found my bulletproof solution to make my makeup last, for 10+ hours, without a second thought. Keep reading to find out what did the trick for me.

Ok, so I was totally skeptical of a . I thought, “yeah, yeah, it’s fancy water.”
Don’t forget; according to my mom, I’m notoriously a tightwad.

However, when I tested out the , in combination with their , on a 14 hour day, then an 11 hour day?

I. Was. Sold.

What I was most impressed with was how well the makeup around my nose and chin wore. These are the areas that typically break up and wear off most easily. I was also really blown away with how bright my blush and concealer remained throughout the entire day.

A would be a nice alternative for those either trying to avoid silicones or oily types that hate the feel of layers of makeup. If you’re not a fan of slippery, emollient textures, the less layers, the better.

If you’re going to bother doing your makeup, you will benefit from these products. If you could only order one-a primer spray or setting spray, I’d choose the . I’ve posted about the other ways to use setting spray here.

Thanks for reading and hit me up with questions, per the usual.








  1. Jennifer

    11/07/2017 at 3:13 AM

    Love your blog posts ❤️❤️

  2. Sophia Nelson

    11/08/2017 at 10:26 AM

    Miss having you to do my beautiful makeup! 💗

  3. Kevin

    10/28/2018 at 9:26 PM

    I enjoyed the read, great useful tips for LimeLife, thanks for sharing your real life experience. Your makeup looks awesome, very attractive.

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