Guest post: The 3 best stay put makeup helpers

Helena Yeung is currently a student at the University of Toronto, the president of  her sorority and Canadian Living’s Fashion and Beauty intern. She’s an arm party aficionado, purveyor of polish, Thai boxing addict, style blog consumer and Instagram artist


Who has time to reapply their makeup throughout the day? No one, that’s who! Adding a few extra steps in your morning regimen can make all the difference. Keep your makeup looking fresh—come snow, sweat or humidity—with these budge-proof products.


M.A.C Cosmetics Prep + Prime Fortified Skin Enhancer, $37.

Priming your skin should always be the first step in your makeup process. This primer is a tinted version that helps even out skin tone and adds radiance. It also creates a base that helps hold on to your foundation. Bonus: It has SPF 35!

Make Up For Ever HD Pressed Powder, $41.

One of the brands cult favourites is HD Microfinish Powder, but this new pressed powder version is just as amazing, without the powdery mess. Set your makeup by applying all over your face (with a kabuki brush) for a matte and soft-focused effect.

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $24.

If you talk to a makeup artist who works with singers and performers this product will always be listed as on of their must-haves. This primer is designed for eyelids and it not only makes your eye shadow last forever, but it appears more vibrant. A little goes a long way, so a dot-sized amount is enough for each eye. If you have oily eyelids you NEED to try this, it’s a game changer.