You already own the product Chrissy Teigen's makeup artist uses to make her makeup last.

Does your face like to eat your foundation for lunch? As in, does that perfectly applied base you spent ages applying with 12 different brushes disappear by midday?

Yeah, it’s quite annoying.

Someone who probably doesn’t have to deal with such dilemmas is Chrissy Teigen. That’s because the 32-year-old’s makeup artist has come up with a really simple solution that us everyday humans can realistically do ourselves at home.

According to Chrissy’s A-list makeup artist Mary Phillips, the trick to getting your foundation to stay put for longer involves using a product you’ve definitely got in your bathroom.

Well, we’re 99.8 per cent sure it’s in your bathroom, but you never know, right?

Speaking to E! News about the wonders of painting Chrissy’s face, Mary explained the secret lies in applying moisturiser on top of your makeup.

Yes, moisturiser. Also yes, on top of your makeup.

Side note – we asked a makeup artist how to actually get rid of under eye bags. Post continues after video.

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“When my clients are wearing makeup for shows, music videos or long-day photo shoots, they are wearing makeup for a long time so it’s really important to keep the makeup looking just as it was when you put it on for the first time,” she said.

“One trick I really like to do is take the [moisturiser] and this is a great trick if you get home and want to go out and don’t want to shower and what not – and a hydrating mist, using a bit of the cream on a foundation brush and going over the makeup.”

The method behind the madness is adding moisture to your makeup will hydrate your overall look, plumping up any of the cakey cracks that may have formed throughout the day. Making this the final step of your morning makeup routine can also have the same effect.


Essentially, hydration = flawless foundation. Cheers for that, Mary!

The only downside is Mary likes to use La Mer’s Crème de la Mer on Chrissy’s face which is great and all, except for that 30mL of the stuff retails for $242. We know.

If that’s not realistic for your budget (if it is, please share your money-saving ways immediately thanks), here are some more budget-friendly moisturisers to try this makeup hack with.

Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream, $34.99

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Before we move onto the rest - a note on Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream.

The multi-purpose cream has approximately 6754 purpose (alright, maybe not quite that many) making it a favourite of celebrities and makeup experts alike.

It can treat acne, burns, scars and eczema as well as be used head to toe to hydrate and repair skin, including as a moisturiser, lip balm, eye cream and hair mask, to name just a few ways.

You can read more about the legit magic of  Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream in our full story here.

Now, onto some other great moisturiser options...


Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion, $43.99

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Aesop Primrose Facial Hydrating Cream, $46.99

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Cetaphil Moisturising Lotion 500mL, $11.69

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Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream, $49.99

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L'Oréal Revitalift Laser Renew Anti-Ageing Day Cream (plus Night Mask), $39.99


Neutrogena Naturals Multi-Vitamin Daily Moisturiser (plus Night Cream), $14.99

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Now let's all go forth with our lives armed with the glowing skin of Chrissy Teigen.

Or at the very least, her confidence.

Have you ever tried this beauty hack? What's your best tip for keeping your foundation from sliding off your face?

P.S. Mamamia Out Loud discussed a very NSFW skincare trend. Ever heard of foreskin facials? Us neither.