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Beauty Q&A: How Do I Make My Makeup Last Longer?
No need for touch-ups!
ART Naomi Torrecampo

Have you ever experienced spending a good 45 minutes in front of the mirror making sure that your beauty game is as strong as ever, but as soon as you get to school after a 20-minute train ride you realize that all your makeup is gone? Well, we've been there, too, Candy Girls! That's why to make sure that you won't have to worry about frequent touch-ups from hereon now, we asked makeup artist Nikki Tiu on tips on how to make one's makeup last longer.

Q: How do I make my makeup last longer?

Nikki: Making sure that your makeup will last long is no rocket science. The trick is to make sure that you use the right products for your skin type. So, if your skin type is oily choose makeup products that are mattifying to control the oil and shine. If your skin is dry, then choose makeup products that are moisturizing, too. It is also highly advisable to use a primer for your makeup base to make sure that your makeup looks more vibrant and will last longer. Aside from that, setting your makeup with a good setting powder will also keep your makeup looking fresh and should help make it last longer as well. It also won't hurt to bring oil-control films in your purse. This way, you can remove excess oil midday without moving your makeup.

Nikki Tiu is a professionally-trained makeup artist who graduated from Basement Academy. She specializes on traditional and airbrush makeup for weddings, prenup pictorials, photoshoots, commercials, print ads, etc.. She also works closely with several makeup and skincare brands for trainings, makeup, and skincare seminars/workshops.

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Janelle Yau
Fashion and Beauty Assistant
The Rebecca Bloomwood of Manila. I spend half of my time obsessing about the latest fashion craze, and the other half overthinking and over-analyzing just about anything under the sun. When I’m not busy as a bee playing with fifty shades of pink lippies, you can probably catch me swiping my plastic for yet another pair of shiny, pointed gold flats.
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