The Ultimate Long-Lasting Foundation Guide

Want to find a long-lasting foundation that stays put from morning ‘til night? (or the other way around?) We’ve got you. Our need-to-know guide keeps your base looking fresh all day long, whatever your skin type. From oily and shiny to dry and tight, scroll to find the perfect regimen for your skin. It’s time to achieve your ultimate base goals with a long-lasting foundation routine your skin will thank you for...

Long-Lasting Foundation Routine for Oily Skin

‘Bye, shine. You can forget slick skin before midday with *this* mattifying foundation routine for oily skin.

Step 1: First, glide Lasting Matte Primer all over clean skin using fingertips or a foundation brush. Its lightweight, oil-absorbing formula creates a silky canvas and keeps skin fresh for up to nine hours. Make sure to let primer fully absorb into skin before applying your long-lasting foundation to really reap the benefits.

Step 2: Next up, your perfect formula. Lasting Matte Foundation will make sure your t-zone behaves for up to 12 hours by absorbing oily shine. Use a sponge to tap the mattifying formula all over skin, leaving a sheer, velvet-textured finish. For fuller coverage, use a flat foundation brush to glide on the formula, building over blemishes or dark circles where needed.

Step 3: The finishing touch: Stay Matte Pressed Powder. Swirl a fluffy powder brush into the compact and dust over the t-zone and cheeks to set makeup with a long-lasting finish.

Long-Lasting Foundation Routine for Dry Skin

Calling all dry skin types: if you dream of dewy, glowy skin, look no further for the perfect foundation for dry skin.

Step 1: Before starting your long-lasting foundation routine, massage your favourite moisturiser onto the face and neck, allowing it to sink in for a few minutes to smooth any dry patches. Once fully absorbed, mist Insta Fix & Go Setting Spray all over, featuring glycerine and cucumber to rehydrate the skin and leave a dewy finish.

Step 2: Ready to lock in moisture? You’ll need Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation, a super-hydrating base infused with hyaluronic acid. To avoid irritating dry patches of skin, use a damp makeup sponge and lightly tap the silky foundation all over, starting from the centre of the face and blending outwards.

Step 3: Time to fix your long-lasting foundation. Add a sweep of Lasting Radiance Powder, then give skin a final spritz of Insta Fix & Go Setting Spray set your look in place.

Long-Lasting Foundation Routine for Combination Skin

If your skin feels dry, oily and tight all at once, don’t stress. We’ve got your ticket to flawless skin in a few steps.

Step 1: Try multi-priming your face by creating a bespoke primer. To up the glow factor on your face while mattifying the t-zone, glide onto cheeks, while blending Lasting Matte Primer on the forehead, nose and chin.

Step 2: Now you’ve created a fresh, even base, build coverage with a lightweight, blurring, long-lasting foundation. Match Perfection Foundation contains a soft-focus, moisture-locking formula that works for every skin type. Use a flat foundation brush for fuller coverage or a fluffy-bristled brush for a soft, airbrushed finish. Build foundation where needed to cover blemishes or imperfections.

Step 3: Lock it all in for the most long-lasting finish with a silky loose powder. Match Perfection Loose Powder is finely-milled and feels ultra-light on skin. Add a small amount to the pot lid, then swirl in a powder brush. Tap off the excess and very lightly dust over t-zones first, then blend onto cheeks. Flawless.

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