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Is my face eating my make up?

(28 Posts)
CathysGhost Fri 27-Oct-17 20:54:38

Why does my make up disappear by lunchtime? I use foundation and powder and that expensive 'up all night' setting spray but it just seems to absorb straight into my skin. By the end of the working day I look like I've just woken up. Where am I going wrong?

buttwingsham Fri 27-Oct-17 20:55:32

Do you use a primer?

Game changer for me.

CathysGhost Fri 27-Oct-17 20:56:35

I sometimes use a smash box primer or a benefit one but it never seems to make a difference. I just apply a fine layer before my foundation? Am I doing this right?

OlennasWimple Fri 27-Oct-17 20:57:53

My skin eats up makeup too - always has done sad

ChardonnaysPrettySister Fri 27-Oct-17 20:59:11

Are you touching your face? It all goes on your hands.

Softkitty2 Fri 27-Oct-17 21:00:01

Are you unconciously always touching your face maybe?

CathysGhost Fri 27-Oct-17 21:01:53

I don't think so. I'm a teacher. I don't think I have time to touch my face! smile

silkpyjamasallday Fri 27-Oct-17 21:04:08

Is your skin oily or dry? I don't wear foundation but I imagine if your skin is dry it will soak up the moisture from any makeup, and if your skin is oily it will slide off perhaps?

shuggas Fri 27-Oct-17 21:11:38

Mac or urban decay primers are amazing..expensive but they last as you don’t need much! I have noticed a huge difference. I also invest in Mac foundation again expensive but I use 1 and a half pumps and it lasts me ages compared to others I have got for cheaper. I have the UD spray I found it cakes so definitely prefer primer x

Branleuse Sat 28-Oct-17 17:05:36

mines the same

GinandGingerBeer Sat 28-Oct-17 17:38:03

The only foundation that lasts the day for me is Estée Lauder double wear. It is heavy though and it took me a while to get used to it but it looks the same at 8pm as it did at 8am. Huge range of couloirs and they’ll give you a decent sized sample bottle to try.

GinandGingerBeer Sat 28-Oct-17 17:38:43

Colours not couloirs!

SpinnerDryer Sat 28-Oct-17 17:40:16

How long do you leave between moisturising and applying foundation.

I was told to wait at least 10 minutes.

HellYeh Sat 28-Oct-17 17:41:54

Have you tried a setting spray? I love the urban decay one

spankhurst Sat 28-Oct-17 17:45:29

My friend has skin like this. We were at a spa once and we both applied a thick layer of face mask. Hers simply vanished into her skin within minutes. Turns out her skin was extremely dry and was grabbing moisture from anything. Is your skin dry?

CathysGhost Sat 28-Oct-17 17:52:43

Thanks all! I've hesrd good things about double wear so I'm going to give that a go. And a good primer. My skin isn't dry, but I am going to up my water intake. Aging is an expensive business!

Leamington99 Sat 28-Oct-17 18:00:16

What foundation are you currently using?

Depends on various factors such as your skin type, your moisturiser, what you apply it with. How exactly is it disappearing, fading in certain areas, all over, becoming patchy etc?

EL Double Wear is a great foundation & extremely popular but there are other options out there, especially as it’s matte & v full coverage and you’re using it for day to day life and not clubbing/taking photos. It also isn’t the best foundation for drier skin for those reasons as matte&full coverage can cling to dry patches unflatteringly.

OuchLegoHurts Sat 28-Oct-17 18:50:57

My skin did this with every makeup until I discovered Mac ProLongwear. It's not as visibly heavy as EL double wear but has brilliant coverage and would stay on through the day and night no problems...and even through a spinning class!

Caprinihahahaha Sat 28-Oct-17 18:53:43

My face has always done this.
I've tried so many different primers and foundations but my face is a sponge

CathysGhost Sat 28-Oct-17 21:19:19

I'm using NYX matt HD one mostly. I also have bourjois healthy mix serum. Although, thinking about the last one being a serum Base that's why it's sliding off.....?

Herja Sat 28-Oct-17 21:22:12

The serum one slid straight off me, which was a shame as I otherwise quite liked it. I have combination skin and have found that water based foundation stays best.

LilyRose16 Sat 28-Oct-17 21:25:16

I don't think NYX is a very good quality to be honest, maybe try a different brand? I've found maybelline rubbish on my skin but bourjois seems to work really well on my skin. I haven't thought NYX is very good in the past.

Mumof56 Sat 28-Oct-17 21:28:31

A good moisturiser at night and in the morning will work wonders. Was recommended to me as I has the same disappearing make up.

violetbunny Sun 29-Oct-17 06:37:18

You need a long-wearing foundation, not just a primer. There are lots of great ones around - I quite like Diorskin Forever.

alwaysontimeneverlate Sun 29-Oct-17 07:16:57

I had this problem. That or it soaked in and looked patchy round eyebrows etc.

Now I use st ives apricot scrub every night and a heavy night cream.

No7 beautifully matte foundation and it lasts all day now. No powders no obviously caked in make up look. I love it.

Tried double wear and felt like I had a mask on 😬

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