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Does your make up last all day ?(31 Posts)
And do you have oily skin ? If so, please share your secrets...I'm 39 with some wrinkles but still get the odd spot and have an oily t zone (I'm gorjusss!) and my make up is just looking blaaaahhhh lately.
Fed up spending a bloody fortune on primers, oil free long lasting foundations and powders only to look like shite by dinner time...What am I doing wrong ?
I was using Estee Lauder Doublewear Light, which was better than my previous foundation, but after trying a sample I'm switching to Diorskin Forever. It has a much nicer texture and a more natural finish.
I tried the urban decay de-slick spray and didn't find much difference tbh, I was really disappointed as it gets such rave reviews.
I use a Simple oil-balancing moisturiser and I notice the difference when I don't use that. I also use differin and antibiotics, which I get on prescription.
Blotting paper is good for during the day. You can buy it in the Body Shop.
I use Bioderma Sebio miccelare water as a toner .
It reduces the amount of sebum produced but doesn't cause blackheads, clogging etc.
Its fairly cheap on Amazon and lasts ages (500ml bottle)- I usually buy 2 at a time.
I use Estee Lauder double wear, the powder foundation.
I got complemented on my beautiful skin several times since I started the Bioderma-am ancient
I try not to touch my face Bumble. I just think I have exceptionally oily skin especially around my chin. To give you an idea, I get up in the morning before the kids and get my slap on around 6.30-7.00. When we're in the car on the school run (so around 8.30) my chin can look like an oil slick. The milk of magnesia seemed to help again today so I'll give it a shot for a wee bit longer and see how it goes.
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions here though, I've got lots to have a look at.
I wear Mac Studio Fix foundation powder. It gives me good coverage and lasts all day. It only costs £21. I also wear concealer around my eyes.
I used to wear primer which was recommended by a friend but could not justify the £15 each month when I hardly saw the difference.
Do you touch your face alot during the day?
Try the bare minerals matt. The original powder doesn't work for me either - I look like I've really aged and it's too shiny. The matt doesn't look like you're wearing any make up but it makes the skin look great.
FeetUp - It's a bugger isn't it...when I consider I'm pushing 40 I think I should be using anti-age stuff but the only oil free moisturisers I can find are aimed at much younger folk !
Unfortunately BM doesn't work for me for some reason. I felt as though it showed up every single line on my face (there are some but not as many as there was with this foundation !) But it's great when you find something that works for you isn't it ! I have a few friends that use it and I am envious as their skin looks great.
OP your skin sounds similar to mine, I'm now 45 and still get the occasional spot, can't use any anti ageing products or I'll just get major breakout. I hated liquid foundations as they caked on my skin and felt horrible.
I use Bare Minerals make up, it lasts all day and I can't feel I'm wearing it.
Oh, and I also use an oil free moisturiser.
Boots or any old chemist should have it. I applied a light layer with my foundation brush over my forehead, nose and chin. Then applied rest of make up as usual, then set with a loose powder. I use the oil blotting sheets from Boots or Superdrug (around £2.50 I think) during the day and wee bit of pressed powder if needed.
This thread is so useful! My make up is usually gone by lunchtime.
Where would I buy milk of magnesia? Is that a daft question, I've never used it before...is it something Boots would stock?
It leaves a very matte finish on your oily areas and helps to keep them matte during the day. I still need to blot with paper during the day but it's not moving around or separating on my face which is a plus !
Google some you tube videos on it. Apparently make up artists do it all the time and I thought it would be cheaper to try this rather than fork out for another expensive primer or finishing spray. Still got my beadie little eyes on the Urban Decay spray though !
Yay I'm glad you found something that worked! What on earth does it do?
Right...I think I've had a breakthrough. Was trawling the internet doing some research on the products you had all suggested and I found a youtube video by gossmakeupartist where he suggests that you skip any kind of primer on oily skin. Instead he says to put a very light layer of Milk of Magnesia on the skin (I used an old foundation brush) and then your usual foundation.
So I did this, this morning and I have still have bloody foundation on ! It's still on my chin and my nose...can't believe it. I'd heard the Milk of Magnesia thing before but didn't think it would work....
Now if I can just get a job, pay for that new kitchen and bathroom our house needs and find money for a holiday, all will be well with the world !
I'm 39 too and only recently discovered the estee lauder double wear foundation. I wear the light version and it has been a revelation.
I have had separately issues with my skin however and the previous foundation looked DIRE (nars) all the time. My issue was my skin had become much drier without my really taking account of it and also it has become sensitive causing flaky patches, redness and little bumps all over my forehead and most recent tiny rash beside each eye. So maybe you need to review your skin care?
No easy answer to what to switch too, I moved to skin sensitive products and the big deal changer for me was rose hip oil which has been like a miracle. I now use trilogy rose hip oil (not the anti oxidant version which seems to be to blame for eye rash) and the ultra moisturisers for day and night. Not wedded to the moisturisers but the oil is brilliant. I also now use clinique comforting cleanser which I'm finding less drying than most cleansers.
So maybe review your skin care, no foundation will look good on bad skin.
Think it was Poundland, the one with the white green and yellow in their sign.
ryan I'm 28 and have combination skin. Thanks for the pound shop tip, do you know which one it was? <off to stock up>
My make up stays in place these days but I credit that to the fact I use 4 different types of primers after moisturisers - face, eye lids, eye lash and lip. All by MAC. I use Nars long lasting eyeliner (need OCM to shift it!) and use Nars matte foundation and also use the translucent powder to set afterwards. If I really need my lippy to stay in place the Nars satin pencil is amazing stuff.
I'm 37, Asian with oily combination skin and I use MAC Studiofix foundation. I think its really important to prep the skin. Exfoliate every two days (I use the body shop glove) . I use Burts Bees deep cleansing cream. Mild, minty, contains willow bark to control spots and really cleansing!!
Without fail keep matt blotting sheets to mop nose and temples once or twice a day. You can buy in boots cheap for a few quid.
I use MAC powder to dust on top of makeup for daily wear. Or i substitute the powder and using the urban decay all night spray if I need some real power stay!
Yes mine lasts, I use MUA fixing spray on top of makeup.
Yes it's the same stuff. I think it has silicone in it just as a lot of the more expensive primers have. They have it in my local pound shop at the moment. Think it's about 6 quid in Boots/
Is anti chaff cream the lanacane stuff? Runners cream?
Inserty - Double Wear was my foundation of choice for about 10 years and then recently I just don't know what's happened. I bought a new bottle in July with birthday money and had been using it as usual (oil free moisturiser, primer - either Philosophy or Nivea primer). Then I caught sight of myself in day light and really looked at my skin and it looked awful. Patchy and old, it has also went a bit cakey and had came off round my nose and chin, I applied it as always with a Real Techniques brush.....I couldn't wait to wash it off.
Can I be nosey and ask what age you are ? I'm wondering if my skin is just too old for this foundation now.
I wear this. www.boots.com/en/Max-Factor-Face-Finity-All-Day-Flawless-3-in-1-Foundation_1279334/
I do not have to touch up at all during the day.
You do not feel like you are wearing make up as it feels light but gives me full coverage. I apply with a brush.
They a matte primer if you have very oily skin, no 7 do one that works.
I use Double wear foundation over anti chaff cream (it's the same as Smash box primer just costs a quarter of the price!) Then loose powder over that. If I'm lucky (and try not to touch my face all the time ) It lasts about 7 hours.
I used this oil control setting spray last week at a wedding to get my make up to last all day and it still looked fresh 10 hours in! (I'm aware that's twice I've linked that spray today, I promise I don't work for Urban Decay!!)
Estee Lauder double wear applied at least 10 minutes after moisturiser, more if I can. Light dusting of powder (any will do), lancome artliner eyeliner and max factor false eyelash mascara. Eyeshadow and lipstick fade after a few hours but eyiner and base stay until I take them off. I have slept in them (grooooooosssss) but did stay 'fresh' over 24 hours.
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