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 primer spray. 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 Skindinavia Makeup Primer Spray, in combination with their Makeup Finishing Spray, 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 primer spray 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 setting spray. 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.

Leave a Reply