Makeup Artist Answers: Why does my makeup “disappear” during the day?

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Today I am coming at you with a very quick post answering one of the main questions I get from clients, models and basically everyone at a party once they find out I am a makeup artist. That question is:

Why does my makeup disappear on my skin and what little remains becomes patchy?

Although I am not there to physically see your problem in action, so to speak, this kind of problem is more often than not related to dry or dehydrated skin conditions. Parched skin will draw the moisture out of the makeup products resulting in the pigment staying on top of the skin and falling or rubbing off freely. Almost like bricks without cement. I feel like you should tackle this problem from a skin care perspective first and then from the makeup perspective. Try adding more hydrating product into your skin care regimen, like products containing glycerine or hyaluronic acid as these help bind water molecules to the surface of the skin. Secondly I would suggest a using a primer as the silicones in these products will help create a barrier between the skin and the makeup, and lastly I would suggest using makeup suited for your skin type i.e. use a liquid or cream foundation for dry skin rather than a powder product.

I hope you enjoyed this post and it was in some way helpful. Let me know in the comment section down below if there are any other questions you would like me to answer.

Have a beautiful day.


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