The 10 Commandments of Long-Lasting Makeup
On award-show days, actresses are in the makeup chair by noon and need to stay photo-ready until well after midnight. How do they look flawless for so long? Their makeup artists preach their gospel.
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Thou shalt take the time to prime.
Applying a primer is an extra step that's incredibly worthwhile when you have a long day—or night—ahead. Primers are packed with silicone, which prevents the oil on your skin from breaking down your makeup. Silicone also smooths over pores and fine lines so foundation doesn't settle into them and look uneven over time, says celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff
, who worked with Naomi Watts and Charlize Theron at the 2013 Oscars®. Before you apply any other makeup, smooth a primer all over your face, including your eyelids. (You can find primers created specifically for the lids, but a face primer, used sparingly, will also do the trick.)