How to stop makeup transfer

Looking for ways to prevent makeup transfer? This helpful guide includes my magic tips and tricks to prevent this common makeup mishap.

Have you ever created the perfect beauty look only to find that your makeup has transferred to your clothes or other parts of your face hours (or even minutes) later? Darlings, we’ve all been there!

There are many things that can cause makeup transfer to happen – from dry and dehydrated skin to excess oil and extreme weather. Fortunately, there are many ways to stop this common makeup mishap and keep your GORGEOUS beauty looks in place all day long!

Read on to discover my magic tips and tricks on how to prevent makeup transfer for long-lasting beauty day and night!

How to Stop Makeup Transfer - Airbrush Makeup

5 MAGIC TIPS to prevent makeup transfer

Darlings, there are many ways to prevent your eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, lipstick or foundation from transferring to different parts of your face and clothes as the day goes on. Here are my 5 MAGIC tips to stop makeup transfer…


Make sure your face is clean and hydrated! For a successful makeup application that stays in place, you should always start with a clean and hydrated canvas! Follow my guide to the correct order of skincare products for your routine for MAGIC skin that’s moisturised, primed and prepped for your makeup!


Always use a primer! At the end of your research-powered skincare ritual, before you apply your makeup, always use a primer to create a smooth-looking base that keeps your product in place! Wonderglow is a soft-focus glow primer for radiant results, while my Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer is a poreless primer and sunscreen in one!


Apply your makeup in the correct order! Applying your makeup in the correct order is essential for the best beauty results. When your products are applied and layered correctly, they’re much more likely to stay in place for FLAWLESS beauty all day long!


Apply your makeup in small amounts! When it comes to application, apply your makeup in small amounts and build and blend your look from there! Fortunately, my ICONIC makeup products have buildable and blendable formulas for easier application and long-lasting results!


Always use a setting spray! And now for the MAGIC! Once you’ve finished your makeup application, apply a few spritzes of my Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray from 6 to 8 inches away to LOCK IN your look for up to 16 hours!

Discover the MAGIC of my Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray

Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray lid on

Darlings, when it comes to keeping your makeup in place, my Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is ESSENTIAL! This oil-free, lightweight and hydrating setting spray will instantly lock in your look, helping you to create MAKEUP MAGIC with no melting, fading or creasing all day!

Infused with SMOOTHING Aloe Vera and HYDRATING Japanese Green Tea, this pore-blurring setting spray not only keeps your makeup in place for up to 16 hours but its long-lasting and delicately scented formula also gives you a WEIGHTLESS VEIL of hydration and a FLAWLESS-LOOKING finish!

Here are 4 MAGIC ways to use my Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray…

  1. PRIME: My Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray can be used as a primer before you apply your makeup! Simply mist your entire face from 6-8 inches away for a SMOOTH, HYDRATED and PRIMED complexion.
  2. INTENSIFY: If eyeshadow is part of your look, spray my Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray onto your eyeshadow or eyeliner brush before applying your product to INTENSIFY your eye makeup colour pay-off!
  3. SET: Once your makeup is in place, spritz my Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray over your entire face to LOCK IN your look with no melting, fading or creasing for up to 16 hours!
  4. REFRESH: My Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray can also be used to give your makeup a MAGICAL REFRESH as you go about your day. Simply spray onto your face from 6-8 inches away whenever you need a fresh hit of HYDRATION!

Now that you’ve discovered the MAGIC of my ICONIC Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, makeup transfer is much less likely to happen and your FLAWLESS beauty looks will last for longer!

Tilbury tip! If you’re prone to common makeup mistakes like eyeshadow fallout and smudging, my guide to how to fix common makeup mistakes has the solutions.

Share article

Author Details

Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.