There’s nothing more frustrating than spending all this time perfecting your eye makeup and it doesn’t even last the entire day – sigh. But the good news is, there are a couple things that you can do to make sure your eyeshadow stays fresh… even after a night out. Here are our best tips for making eyeshadow stay all day!
Invest in a good eyeshadow primer
Not all eyeshadow primers are the same. Invest in a good eyeshadow primer that you can use to prep your lids before you apply your eye makeup. To make sure your eyeshadow stays on all day – and night, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion ($24) is a cult classic and it definitely lives up to the hype.
Prime your lids with cream eyeshadow
Fun fact: Cream eyeshadows stay on much longer than powder eyeshadows.
Instead of fully converting over to cream eyeshadows, you can enjoy the best of both worlds by using a combination of both to complete your eye makeup look. Start off by applying cream eyeshadow to your lids before you go in with your powders.
The cream eyeshadow works great as a base for priming your lids so your powder shadow clings better, and your powder shadow helps set your eye makeup.
Use setting spray
Setting spray doesn’t just work wonders for the face, it’s a complete game-changer for your eye makeup too. After applying your eye makeup – and before you put on any mascara – close your eyes and do a quick spritz over the eye area in a left to right motion.
Choose waterproof eye makeup
If you want your eyeshadow to stay on all day, choose waterproof formulas for the rest of your eye makeup. By going with a waterproof eyeliner and mascara, you won’t have to worry about any smudging or touching up your makeup throughout the day.
What’s your secret for making your eyeshadow last longer? Let us know in the comments down below if there’s anything else that we should try!