How to Ensure Your Makeup Lasts Through the Night

Updated 05/15/17
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Party season is in full swing, and so are the corresponding long days and nights with minimal time to tend to makeup malfunctions. The best solution, as far as we’re concerned, is to put in the time and effort to create a beauty look that will withstand the long haul. Create your nighttime makeup look like a beauty editor and you won’t have to worry about touch-ups. Keep scrolling for tips to ensure your makeup lasts the whole night.

Don’t Skip Primer

Nars Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer - Oil-Free $34
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Primer, as the name suggests, is the base of your canvas. It will help smooth things out visually before you get started with everything else. 

Exfoliate Lips

Fresh Sugar Lip Polish $23
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First things first: Exfoliate your lips. You'll slough off chapped skin and plump lips up, reaching your personal potential without drastic or invasive measures. Immediately afterward, moisturize and let it absorb. Kylie Jenner, possibly the most influential lip expert of our generation, swears by Charlotte Tilbury’s Charlotte’s Magic Cream ($100). Finally, opt for a lip stain rather than a gloss. Follow up with another dose of moisturizer.

Try A Fabric Mascara

Blinc Mascara Amplified $26
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Fabric mascara stays on until you rub it off with warm water—no flaking, no joke. But for the greatest effect, curl and condition those lashes first with Blinc Lash Primer ($20). 

Set Your Makeup

Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder $37
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You’ll need two things to set your makeup in place: finishing spray and loose powder. Trust us, these extend the life of your look a lot. Start by sweeping on loose powder, and complete the hold with a few spritz of L'Oreal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray ($14).

Don’t Leave Home Without…

Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Papers $19
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This is the best way to control any oil that may creep up along the way. We also recommend packing a lip moisturizer to reapply through the night as needed. We love Rosebud Perfume Co. Salve in a Tube ($6).

Do you have a trick to keeping your makeup flawless all night long? Share with us in the comments!

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