4. Blot, Blot, Blot Away

Treat your face previously broken porcelain vase that you’ve just put back together – it’s fragile, don’t touch it! Whew, now that we got that out of the way, let’s get on to blotting. Another trick to keeping your makeup looking fresh is to not touch your face. AT ALL. This will also reduce breakouts and fine lines as constant pulling, arranging, tugging and picking only brings bacteria and stress to your beautiful visage. With blotting sheets, you can fix your makeup or blot away sweat without ever having to touch your face. When blotting, be sure to pat and not wipe away excess oil.

 5. Go Waterproof

Waterproof makeup makes the upper echelon of cosmetics with staying power. I mean, this kind of makeup was made to last in the craziest of conditions: water. So when it comes to making your eye makeup last, waterproof eye products are the way to go. Quick little note: not all waterproof eye makeup products are smudge-proof, so be extra weary of rubbing your eyes.

6. Eyeshadow Touch Up

Now that your eyeliner and mascara are taken care of, let’s get to eyeshadow. Eventually, even with primer, eyeshadow will crease up. You can definitely blot your eyelids, but regardless of what you do, you may need to touch up your eyeshadow throughout the day. (Not too often though!) When that time comes, don’t apply more eyeshadow, simply re-blend the pigment already on your lids. You can use your finger or an eyeshadow brush to re-blend. To hold the look in place, dust translucent finishing powder over your lids (you can also do this with lipstick to make it last longer.)

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