Nothing is worse than your making looking bomb at the beginning of the day and then looking at yourself in the mirror at the end of the day and realizing your foundation has completely wiped off. Keeping your foundation looking fresh all day is a difficult task, but it’s not impossible. So for those time when you know you know you need a full face all day, try these tips to make your foundation last:

Prep your skin

Clean, long-lasting foundation starts with the skin. Prep your skin with a gentle cleanser, exfoliator, moisturizer, and eye cream to make sure your skin is prepped and hydrated for foundation all day long.

Use a primer

A good primer is key to having your foundation last all day. Use a primer that works for your skin type, whether it’s mattifying or hydrating. You can even use different primers for different areas of your face, like a more mattifying one on your oily areas.

Apply foundation with a brush

Using a brush to apply your foundation is the best for having it last, as a brush presses the makeup into the skin and smoothes out the texture.

Set with powder

Applying too much powder can make you look cakey, which isn’t a good look to have all day long. Apply a setting powder with a fluffy brush focusing on your T-zone, which is typically where it gets the oiliest. Applying powder to your T-zone rather than your whole face leaves you with a natural glow.

Finish with a setting spray

Lock in your makeup with a good setting spray. There are setting sprays for different purposes. Some are mattifying, while others give you a glowy finish. Use a long-lasting setting spray that will keep your makeup looking fresh all day long.