Bobbi Brown: Beauty Coach

Makeup Tips From Bobbi Brown

long-lasting-foundation
Credit: Jon Paterson

How can I make my foundation last longer?

Phyllis Katz, Newton, MA

Bobbi: I really believe using the right moisturizer for your skin type makes all the difference. Of course, there isn't one moisturizer that work for everyone, but if your skin is dry, a hydrating balm is the perfect base. And if you're oily, a gel moisturizer is all you need.

You can also opt for a long-lasting foundation (usually a liquid or or compact formula, or one labeled "long wear"). Or top your regular foundation with loose powder that matches your skin tone to set the look in place. The trick is to blend well, so the powder melts into your skin.

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