How To: Prime and Set Makeup

Nothing Moves with Primer and Powder

Don’t spend hours on your makeup in vain. Make your pretty, hard work last all day and night with the right primer, long lasting foundation and setting powder.

When it comes to makeup, there’s nothing worse than dedicating your entire morning to perfecting your contour and applying the perfect shade of blush only to have it all melt away by noon. But there are so many steps you can take to avoid this all-too-common problem. Prepping is the most important thing, but if you’re not sure how to find the right primer for long lasting makeup, this guide can help with that. Then, you’ll need the right long lasting foundationand concealer overtop of your primer. Last up, how to use setting powder to finish off your look and give it one last lock in for maximum staying power. Read on to find out how to keep makeup on all day, with a little help from L’Oréal Paris Canadian Makeup Artist & Expert Jodi Urchik.

Primer Steps:

Step 1: Assess what kind of primer you need. If you have normal to dry skin, go with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Lock Primer. It’ll give you a nice glow and help moisturize your skin, along with prepping it for makeup. If your skin tends to be oily, opt for a primer like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Matte Lock Primer. It’ll keep oiliness at bay all day and create a smoother canvas for your makeup.

Step 2: Cover your entire face and your jawline with an even layer of your chosen primer, focusing on your chin, nose and forehead if your skin is oily. Allow it to absorb for a few minutes before you start applying your makeup.

Long Lasting Foundation Steps:

Step 1: Start by spot concealing in any problem areas, focusing on places prone to redness like your nose and forehead. L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Glow Concealer is super lightweight and it’ll give you up to 16 hours of wear.

Step 2: Apply a thin layer of long lasting foundation all over your face with either your fingers or a blending brush. Make sure you blend it right to the edges of your face, bringing it underneath your jawline and chin.

Step 3: Add dimension and glow to your look with a little highlighter along your cheekbones and brow bones.

Setting Powder Steps:

Step 1: Again, take note of your skin type when you’re considering where to apply setting powder. If you’re oily, your best bet is something that can minimize shine like L’Oréal Paris Pro Infallible Sweep & Lock Loose Powder. It’ll add even more glow while helping your makeup stay put.

Step 2: Brush that setting powder across your entire face and jawline to set your makeup, again focusing on areas that tend to hold makeup poorly, like your nose, chin and forehead.

Now that you know how to set makeup to last all day, you’ll never suffer from that mid-day melt again. From primer to concealer to setting powder, you should have all the tools and know-how you need to prime and set like a pro.

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