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Video Tutorial: Melt-Proof Makeup That Lasts All Day


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Summer is finally here! Unfortunately, with its arrival comes every girl’s beauty nightmare: makeup that slides right off in the heat and humidity. Disappointing, right?

But fear not, CF readers, I’m here to share the secret to making your makeup last all day and into the early morning. (We’re talking 8, 12 hours without it so much as budging!) Summer weather is no match for this trick.

Want to know how to get your makeup to last all day? Watch the video below to learn the secret!

The Tutorial:

Products Used:

The only product from the video that you really need is some sort of setting spray. I always have and always will suggest Urban Decay’s All Nighter setting spray because it literally makes your makeup last all day. For all the other products and tools, feel free to use whatever you have at home.

More Tips for Long-Lasting Makeup Application:

  • DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE. The oils on your hands can start to break down makeup and interfere with it adhering to your skin. When you want your makeup to really last, use cosmetic sponges and brushes to apply rather than your fingers.
  • Moisturize your face before application so the makeup has a base to adhere itself to. (Use a mattifying moisturizer if you tend to get oily.)
  • Apply thin layers of makeup; if more coverage is desired, apply additional layers.
  • A setting spray is your BFF this summer and will keep that makeup stuck to you like glue – make sure to use a good makeup remover to get it off at the end of the night!


What are some of your tips and tricks for long-wearing makeup in the summer heat? What other topics or questions you would like to see  featured in a future video here on CF? Let me know down below!

Posted on on June 5, 2012 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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22 Responses to “Video Tutorial: Melt-Proof Makeup That Lasts All Day”

  1. 1
    June 5th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    What a great post! I have been using Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray, and it is absolutely wonderful. I am always shocked when I get out from a night clubbing and my eyeshadow is still great! I usually do the spray after powders, eyeshadow, foundation, and concealer, and I wait on mascara and eyeliner until after I use my spray.

  2. 2
    June 5th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I’ve always waited until I completely finished my makeup to put on the finishing spay. Im gonna try now to put it on after I finish my concealer. DC is so darn humid my makeup only lasts halfway through the day. Thanks for the awesome tips!

  3. 3
    June 5th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    This is so helpful! I would never think to use the cotton round but it makes so much sense.

  4. 4
    June 5th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Love it!!! so helpful!

  5. 5
    June 5th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    the BEST foundation around are the ones from Estee Lauder… they’re not that expensive, and they last for ages since you only need a little bit and has amazing coverage :) ask the lady at the mall to give you one according to your skin type, because foundation for oily faces will make dry skin look like carton!

  6. 6
    June 6th, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Amazing!! I didn’t know about setting spray lol, this will come in handy now here in Fort Lauderdale where it’s getting super hot. Thank youuu

  7. 7
    June 6th, 2012 at 5:15 am

    Thanks for such a helpful post!

    I wanted to ask whether you could write a piece on skin care items you consider essential and how one should go about using them. What I mean to say is, what should one put on at night, during the morning, how many times per week, etc.

    I ask because I, unfortunately, am rather clueless about such an important topic.

    Thank you!

  8. 8
    June 6th, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Could you use the cotton pad trick for lipstick as well?

  9. 9
    June 7th, 2012 at 12:46 am

    You are so beautiful! I love your makeup tutorials, you are so knowledgeable and blunt. Keep up the good work

  10. 10
    June 7th, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Great post!! This is perfect timing. I got a sample of the de-slick spray today after seeing this; I hope it works!

  11. 11
    June 8th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Super helpful video! I wanted to know which specific brushes you used for your foundation and powder, please!

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    June 10th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    You always do such an amazing job! I’m in the islands for the summer and just last week was lamenting how I feel so unkempt simply because I don’t have a little finishing makeup on. Mind you, I use very little makeup, but even a little concealer and tinted moisturizer melts off. I’d used the spray once before while at a girlfriend’s and slept in it (I know that’s a no, no but that girl parties like its ’99) and my face was still pristine in the AM. Not sure why I forgot about that. I’ll be sure to give it a try. Have a wonderful summer and I look forward to the next video.

  13. 13
    June 11th, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Such a great and helpful post! You explain everything very clearly! What kind of foundation brush did you use?

  14. 14
    June 21st, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Last night I had a special event and couldn’t even put my make-up on because it kept sweating off. Thank you so much for posting this! Is there a drugstore brand of setting spray you recommend?

  15. 15
    June 22nd, 2012 at 9:54 am

    @Zoe: Elf cosmetics makes a $3 setting spray that works pretty well…it’s not quite as good as the Urban Decay one, but hey, it’s cheaper than a latte!
    Here’s the link to the spray:

  16. 16
    July 21st, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    i love your tutorials but i just wanted to say how great your skin is even without any makeup.

    seriously, are you straight out of a magazine or something

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