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Does your make up last all day ?

(31 Posts)
cannotfuckingbelievethis Sat 21-Sep-13 21:56:39

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 ?

CookieDoughKid Sat 21-Sep-13 21:58:58

Yes for about 9 hours!! I use urban decay all night spray on top of my makeup. Love it!

cannotfuckingbelievethis Sat 21-Sep-13 22:02:26

What foundation do you use Cookie ?

OneLittleLady Sat 21-Sep-13 22:08:14

Mine seems to last all day and I don't do anything special. I use Superdrugs MUA primer if I remember but even without that, it seems to last just fine hmm

cannotfuckingbelievethis Sat 21-Sep-13 22:27:58

What foundation do you use OneLittleLady ?

OneLittleLady Sat 21-Sep-13 22:39:19

I don't always use foundation but when I do it's a Dainty Doll one that I stocked up on before it was discontinued. I go foundation free a lot but use powder across my t-zone which is L'Oreal Bare Naturale mineral powder or Superdrugs MUA pressed powder in Shade 1. I used to use Maybelline Dream Satin liquid foundation which also lasted all day, I only stopped using it because it really wasn't pale enough for me

Maraki Sat 21-Sep-13 22:44:06

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.

InsertBoringName Sun 22-Sep-13 08:09:24

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 grin ) 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!!)

SundaySimmons Sun 22-Sep-13 08:16:30

I wear this.

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.

cannotfuckingbelievethis Sun 22-Sep-13 08:18:18

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.

Johnny5needsinput Sun 22-Sep-13 08:20:27

Is anti chaff cream the lanacane stuff? Runners cream?

cannotfuckingbelievethis Sun 22-Sep-13 08:22:06

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/

TallulahBetty Sun 22-Sep-13 08:22:52

Yes mine lasts, I use MUA fixing spray on top of makeup.

CookieDoughKid Sun 22-Sep-13 08:52:13

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!

noviceoftheday Sun 22-Sep-13 11:45:42

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.

InsertBoringName Sun 22-Sep-13 13:22:45

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>

cannotfuckingbelievethis Sun 22-Sep-13 13:33:53

Think it was Poundland, the one with the white green and yellow in their sign.

wiltingfast Sun 22-Sep-13 13:45:47

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.

cannotfuckingbelievethis Mon 23-Sep-13 16:26:16

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 ! grin

wiltingfast Tue 24-Sep-13 09:29:20

Yay I'm glad you found something that worked! What on earth does it do?

cannotfuckingbelievethis Tue 24-Sep-13 14:42:50

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 !

PiratesLifeForMe Tue 24-Sep-13 16:01:56

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 it something Boots would stock?

cannotfuckingbelievethis Tue 24-Sep-13 16:25:35

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.

cannotfuckingbelievethis Tue 24-Sep-13 16:25:56

Oh, and I also use an oil free moisturiser.

FeetUpUntilChristmas Tue 24-Sep-13 16:42:58

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.

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