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Tips and Products for Smudge-Proof Makeup

Whether it’s a wedding day, a special event, or any other time you want your makeup to look flawless, there are certain things you can do to ensure your look will be smudge-proof no matter how long you are wearing it.

It’s all about how you start and what products you start with. Primers are absolute essentials to a daily makeup routine, in my opinion, but are necessary on days where you need your makeup to last.

Primers are different from regular moisturizers in that they aren’t quite as oily or hydrating, but will help your makeup stick.

Similarly, a lip primer is very different than simply swiping chap stick across your lips. The primer will help lock your color in and prevent feathering.

Finally, tricks you can do after the makeup is applied, like dusting on a setting powder, or pressing powder against your lower lash line, will help your makeup look great all day or night.

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  • bareMinerals Eyelid Primer 2 of 8
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    Using an eyelid primer is absolutely essential to keep your eyeliner, eyeshadow or mascara from smudging around your eyes.

    Buy it at Sephora for $18

  • Mac Prep and Prime 3 of 8
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    A lip primer, which is very different than chapstick, is key to keeping your lipstick perfect all night long.

    Buy it at Nordstrom for $16

  • Benefit Stay Flawless 4 of 8
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    An all over face primer like this one will keep your foundation perfect!

    Buy it at Sephora for $32

  • Urban Decay De-Slick 5 of 8
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    A makeup setting spray will help lock your final look in place.

    Buy it at Sephora for $29

  • Makeup Up For Ever Small Shader Brush 6 of 8
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    Pressing powder along your lower lash line will keep your mascara from running down onto your skin on warm, humid days.

    Buy it at Sephora for $22

  • Nars Lip Liner 7 of 8
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    If you want to your lipstick to stay perfect, make sure you line and fill your lips with liner!

    Buy it at Sephora for $22

  • bareMinerals Mineral Veil 8 of 8
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    A personal favorite, this will set your makeup and give you a flawless finish that won't budge.

    Buy it at Sephora for $20

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