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Make Makeup Last All Day or Night

Those who love makeup often apply it knowing they will have to touch it up throughout the day or evening. Itís simply part of wearing makeup. In some cases, cosmetics need to be completely removed and re-applied to look fresh. But the good news is that the right products can deliver a long-lasting look that requires much fewer, if any, touch-ups.

Setting Sprays
Use a setting spray to give your makeup longevity. Designed to prolong the wear of makeup, setting sprays come in various formulations. Some are better than others, so you might need to experiment with different brands to find one that works well for you.

One popular setting spray is Urban Decayís All Nighter, but there are many on the market. Youíll find them at cosmetics stores, department stores or online.

Eye Makeup Primer
Eye makeup primers can help eye shadows last longer and can also prevent creases. Some also intensify the color of eye shadow so you can use less shadow.

Itís important to apply eye shadow primers to clean skin. Applying primer over moisturizer or eye cream could render it completely ineffective.

Choose Long-Lasting Cosmetics
Try selecting products that are designed to last all day. Revlonís Color Stay cosmetics is just one example of cosmetics made for longevity. As with any cosmetics, you should choose products designed for your skin type.

Youíll find many kinds of products formulated for long wear including lip color, eye shadows, blushes, powders, and much more.

Lip Stains
Lip stains stain the lips and often donít require many touch-ups during the day. You may still need to touch them up after eating. Some find lip stains drying, so if you have problems with chapped lips, they may not work well for you.

We could all use a little more time during the day, so finding cosmetics that last is important. With the right products, you can greatly reduce the time spent touching up your makeup or even eliminate touch-ups altogether.

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