Oh God, why does my makeup keep fading?

Walking along the streets surrounded by all sorts of people, you often see women with a face of makeup. Makeup has become a growing trend among women, with many girls depending on makeup to feel confident. But then as soon as we exit our homes, our makeup starts fading immediately. If you want long lasting makeup, it’s time to stop blaming the weather, and read on to find out the true culprit behind your faded makeup! 

1. Choosing the wrong foundation

Foundation is the first step when applying makeup, so it is important to pay attention to choosing the right foundation for you. Selection of the wrong product can cause the rest of your makeup to fade easily. So with so many types of foundation out there, what type is the one for you? Refer to the list below to find out!
Moisturising liquid foundation: dry skin
Refreshing liquid foundation: oily skin
Cream foundations: general skin
Serum foundations: dry skin
Cushion foundation: dry skin
Powder foundation: Oily skin
(For more details on the differences of each foundation, read on to find out more!)

2. Not setting your makeup

When out and about, your makeup tends to smudge easily. By carrying some loose powder, you can touch up your makeup anytime! Not only that, using loose powder at the very last can help set your makeup, helping last all day! 

3. Having too much facial oil

In the summer, your face tends to produce more oil than usual. The combination of sweat and oil tends to make your face look shiny, making your makeup fade into nothingness. Therefore, it’s recommended that girls use facial oil absorbing papers to absorb excess facial oil before applying makeup, reducing the oily look, and helping your foundation last longer on your face. 

4. Using sponges or fingers to apply makeup

Do you usually use sponges or fingers to apply your makeup? From now on, try using brushes to apply it! As autumn and winter approaches, you tend to use more moisturising makeup to compensate for the drier climate. Using sponges or fingers with moisturising products may be detrimental, as the moisture is absorbed by the sponge or fingers instead of the face. If you use brushes to apply the products, it can be fully exposed to the face without any absorption by the brush. This helps it stay better and longer on your face! 

5. Having skin that’s too dry

Skin that is dry and peeling is troublesome when applying makeup, as it can not only look patchy on the face, but peels off along with your peeling skin. At this point, it’s time to pay more attention to your skincare routine!
Before applying makeup, remember to first apply toner to the skin. This is so it gets properly moisturised as the moisture penetrates into the skin, lessening the effects of fading due to dry, peeling skin.