How to make your makeup last all day with Urban Decay

How to make your makeup last all day with Urban Decay

There is no beauty woe greater than the makeup you have spent hours applying melting away and breaking up on your skin as the day goes by, looking much less than perfect by the time you make it home.

Choosing the right products is essential when creating a look which lasts and stays in place all day long. Knowing your skin types and applying your products in the correct way will also help to extend the longevity of your makeup.

How to make your makeup last all day

We’ve teamed up with Urban Decay to take you through all you need to know when it comes to creating a long-lasting, flawless makeup look.

1. Prime your skin

Primer is the essential first step when it comes to applying your makeup if you want your look to last all day long. With primers to mattify and control or add glow to your skin, you can boost the longevity of your makeup whilst also enhancing its appearance.

  • If your skin is oily/combination:

    If your t-zone gets shiny throughout the day and you struggle to keep oils at bay, choosing a mattifying primer can help to ensure the makeup you place on those areas does not budge.

    The Urban Decay Complexion De-Slick Primer smooths and perfectly preps your skin without disrupting whatever you apply on top. Formulated with mattifying natural clay derivatives and silica, De-Slick will minimise shine and help to keep your makeup in place all day.

  • If your skin is dry:

    Adding a boost of hydration to dry skin is essential to keeping your makeup looking perfect. As dry areas can cause your foundation to break up on your skin, using a primer like the Urban Decay Rebound Collagen Prep Spray will allow your makeup to apply and set perfectly.

    The radiance-reviving spray is formulated with Chia Seed and Collagen to plump and brighten your complexion making it the perfect first step in your beauty routine.

2. Create the perfect base

Choosing a long-lasting, richly pigmented foundation and concealer will help to keep you base in place all day. With gorgeous high coverage and an oil-free formula, the All Nighter Liquid Foundation and matching All Nighter Concealer are the perfect products to help you extend the wear-time of your makeup.

Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation

As a full-coverage, gel-based complexion product, the All Nighter Foundation leaves your skin with a soft-matte finish, keeping oils at bay and lasting for hours on your skin without looking flat. With a 25% pigment formulation, there is no need to apply multiple layers, imperfections are blurred and texture hidden with just one application.

Urban Decay All Nighter Concealer

The All Nighter Concealer makes the perfect partner to the All Nighter Foundation. Without looking cakey or creasing on your skin, the All Nighter Concealer expertly covers blemishes, uneven skin tone and imperfections in seconds. With a waterproof, highly-pigmented formula, the concealer lasts all day long and does not budge once set.

3. Lock in place with a setting spray

A setting spray is an essential finishing touch if you long for your makeup look to stay in place and look perfect for hours and hours. The Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray has gained cult beauty status for its ability to lock makeup in place and keep your complexion looking balanced and perfected all day long.

Oil and paraben-free, the spray has been developed with Temperature Control Technology to ensure your makeup stays in place even in high heat and humidity.

If you adore tropical scents, swap your holy-grail All Nighter with the new Urban Decay Summer Solstice All Edition All Nighter Setting Spray in Beached. Perfect for summer, the formula you know and love is enhanced with a pineapple and coconut scent.



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