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Bourjois Healthy Mix devotees - how do you make it last ?

(8 Posts)
ilikebigbutts Wed 26-Mar-14 12:23:02

I have combination skin, my chin in particular can get very oily. I used to use Double Wear but it make me look about 140yr now. Have also tried Revlon Colorstay, Lancome Teint Idole Ultra and most of the other "long-lasting" formulations that are raved about but they all end up clinging to any flaky bits on my skin and looking cakey. I find them pretty ageing too....

So I rediscovered a bottle of the Bourjois foundation in my make up bag and the finish is really lovely, good coverage, not mega watt shiney but not flat either....only problem is the stuff has slid off my chin by lunchtime. I put my make up on at 7am before the kids get up and want something that lasts. I cleanse and exfoliate my skin, apply oil free moisturiser (usually Neutrogena) wait a minute then put on Lanacane as a primer. Do my make up and set with a powder.....anything else I should/shouldn't be doing ?

FluffyDucky Wed 26-Mar-14 12:25:47

If you can, wait a bit longer after your moisturiser, if you can, upto 10 mins. If you are really oily, nothing will stop you going shiny etc.. but the longer it lasts the better obvs!
It may be a case of that you just have to re-powder at lunchtime. Have you tried those blotting paper things to absorb oil?

ilikebigbutts Wed 26-Mar-14 12:33:14

Yes I use the blotting papers. As it's not a matte foundation though I'm finding that I lose quite a bit of the coverage after I've blotted !

missisboot Wed 26-Mar-14 16:27:57

Have you got the serum or the foundation?

OhTheDrama Wed 26-Mar-14 20:35:13

Powder my t zone then spray my face with MUA fixing mist. Best £5 I've spent, keeps whatever is on my face there until I wash it off.

FluffyDucky Wed 26-Mar-14 20:55:15

How many layers do you apply to your chin/central area? I may be worth putting 2 thin layers over your chin (with any concealer in between like a sandwich) then powdering.
It may be the case though you may have to top up at lunchtime etc.. which sucks and can be annoying but is normal if you are oily.

ilikebigbutts Wed 26-Mar-14 22:18:24

It's the foundation I have.

I topped up today twice ! It ended up looking a wee bit cakey. Maybe the perfect foundation for a couple of hours or having pics taken but not for day long wear.....the hunt for "the one" continues....

itsbetterthanabox Wed 26-Mar-14 22:23:07

Don't use the moisturiser before makeup. Just use it at night.
Healthy mix is nice but not great for oily skin. Use a setting spray to help it last longer. Personally siliconey primers like lanacane make my already oily skin even more slippery, I prefer ones which cling better.

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