9 Ways To Make Your Makeup Last

Don’t let pesky hair and makeup touch ups interfere with your office workload or better yet—an endless evening of dancing—by investing in 9 products that are guaranteed to keep your beauty look in check for hours on end. From sworn-by setting sprays to an at-home gel mani that is just as good as the real deal, consider melted makeup and undone ‘dos a thing of the past.

9 Ways To Make Your Makeup Last

Photo Courtesy: 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall '14.


Melt-proof your foundation by prepping your complexion with a face primer—while we love Benefit’s brightening formula, choose one that suits your skin best (mattifying, moisturizing or oil-free). After your face makeup has been applied, seal the deal with a setting spray. Trust us, it makes all the difference.


Set the stage for stay-all-day lip color by priming your pout with a sugar scrub—exfoliating removes dead skin providing a smooth foundation for lipstick and gloss. Additionally, Estee Lauder’s colorless lip pencil enables a budge-proof pucker in a flash... Pretty major, no?


A favorite of RZ HQ, Deborah Lippmann's DIY gel set will keep your mani fresh and chip-free for over a week! Think of it as your new jet-set staple for summer.


Avoiding creasing and smearing by applying primer to your lids before your eyeshadow. In addition to NYX's budget-friendly formula, we champion Anastasia Beverly Hills' multipurpose prepping pencil—you can even use it to touch up your brows!


Withstand heat, humidity and weekend dance parties by investing in a super-hold spray and styling primer.