Other than trying to apply bronzer and draw winged eyeliner perfectly, the next hardest thing is to get your make-up to last throughout the day. Staying out for more than 8 hours, perspiring in this sweltering heat, and even trying to party the night away – if you have oily skin like I do, then you’ll understand my pain. Which is why I have compiled some important tips – read on to learn more about how to get lasting make-up!

Get rid of flaky skin

If you have flaky skin, some of your make-up may flake off, especially powder foundation. Use a gentle microbead scrub in your daily facial cleansing routine so all that flaky stuff gets washed away. Otherwise, you can just use a washcloth to exfoliate – gently!

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For the best cleansing routine, we recommend Just Herbs Livelyclean Honey Exfoliating Face Cleansing Gel (₱505.50). It deeply cleanses by lifting and removing impurities from clogged pores. Get it on Luxola here.


Say hello to new, fresh-looking skin!

Don’t over-moisturise

Excess moisturiser on your skin can lead to clogged pores and breakouts as the excessive product may suffocate your skin instead. And thanks to the humid weather, if you sweat and your face produces more oil at the same time, your make-up will probably get smudged even faster.


You don’t really need so much moisturiser for your face. Do you want more pimples? No? Then don’t moisturize more than twice a day!

Instead, either use a moisturizing mask (like The Leaders Insolution Aloe Soothing Skin Renewal Mask from Luxola) then rinse it off, or:

Use a lightweight moisturiser

Let the lightweight moisturizer set in for a few minutes. Your make-up won’t get absorbed into your pores too much, hence all that make-up will last longer.


We recommend: Somme Institute A-Bomb Moisturiser, available on Luxola. This lightweight moisturising cream is suitable for all skin types! There are lots of rich vitamins in it, all designed to help improve skin tone and texture.

Don’t only prime your eyelids

Primer isn’t only for your eyelids – prime your face too!


Smooth primer all over your face before applying foundation SPARINGLY. It helps in ensuring long-lasting make-up and prevents make-up from being absorbed or looking uneven and patchy halfway through the day. Thanks again, insane weather.

Needless to say, using eye make-up primer makes eye shadow stay on much longer, it also helps produce more vibrant colours!


Take a look at Luxola’s Modelco Face Base Skin Primer (₱1449.50), which contains a hydrating formula that allows your foundation to last up to 10 hours! It’s also suitable for all skin types. Just what I need, since I have oily skin…

Use setting spray

Tip: Spray it before AND after you apply makeup so it secures everything better. Don’t forget to keep a distance between your face and the spray! You don’t want all your effort to go to waste (because make-up may melt away).


We recommend: NYX Makeup Setting Spray Matte or  NYX Makeup Setting Spray Dewy Finish for only ₱336.10 each on eBay. Both are lightweight and comfortable and they work the same way – just choose if you want a matte or dewy finish! Find them both on offer on Luxola today!

Use liquid instead of pencil

We’re talking about eyeliners. For fans of the winged eyeliner so sharp that you could cut your enemy with it, using a liquid eyeliner will make your eyeliner last much longer as you wait for your enemy to appear.


But in all seriousness, the colour of liquid eyeliners are more visible and lasts longer – if it’s waterproof. Don’t you hate it when rain or sweat gets on your eyeliner and you can’t wipe it off because you don’t want to ruin your eye make-up? I know that feeling!


Which is why we recommend the Luscious Catwalk Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner (₱603.50), available on Luxola. It is waterproof, smudgeproof, and suitable for contact lens wearers – yay!

Blot the oil off

To those who have oily skin, give me a high five.

The reason why your make-up smudges or doesn’t last could be because of the oil your skin produces. For your make-up to last the entire day (and night), blot your face with make-up blotting sheets to absorb all that oil. Ugh.


Get 100 sheets of Make Up Oil Absorbing Blotting Facial Paper for only ₱87.60 – with free shipping! You get a ton of sheets to blot for days at a great price! Available on eBay.com.ph.


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