Advanced search

How do you stop your face sliding off over the course of the day??

(35 Posts)
MightyMunki Thu 07-Dec-17 15:17:57

I’ve literally tried everything and I really thought I was onto a winner today, I did everything YouTube told me too:

Powder to set
Powder to set concealer.
Spray with setting spray

And yet my face is so darn patchy and horrible and ugh, how do I get the dewy, ‘my skin but better’ look. Rather than the ‘ I have caked my face, randomly scrubbed bits off and now look a mess’ look.

DenPerry Thu 07-Dec-17 15:26:27

I always had this problem until seeing a facebook ad for Wunder coverproof foundation, they're the same brand that make wunderbrow. My face literally stays put all day even in summer running round after two little kids. You can tell how good it is because if you don't sponge it on in the first few minutes it won't spread!

MightyMunki Thu 07-Dec-17 15:44:32

Interesting, I’ve seen a video on the brow stuff and it was impressive, what kind of a finish does the foundation give? And do Ok need to set it ?

MightyMunki Thu 07-Dec-17 15:44:47

Do I*

lucylouuu Thu 07-Dec-17 15:45:32

what setting spray do you use? Urban Decay is the best none of the others work for me. I just use primer, foundation and the UD setting spray and it doesn’t move

endofacentury Thu 07-Dec-17 15:52:03

Try foundation/ concealer / power as applying concealer over powder and then more power is just going to cake over your face. UD setting spray on top

endofacentury Thu 07-Dec-17 15:52:20

Powder *

ElspethFlashman Thu 07-Dec-17 15:56:19

I could use all of that and unless it's Estee Lauder Double Wear it's still not going to last.

I do find some setting powders are definitely better than others though. The cheapie Rimmel old school one is the longest lasting I've ever used.

MightyMunki Thu 07-Dec-17 16:02:00

I use a no7 setting powder over a Mac foundation. Then spray it with a Makeup Revolution setting spray.
The powder- concealer - powder thing was off YouTube (damn you YouTube). I think it was supposed to keep the concealer in place blush

mrsvilliers2 Thu 07-Dec-17 16:14:13

I second the Estee Lauder DW comment, but even that slides off me from time to time. I find my nighttime cleanser makes a difference, so an expensive oil based one seem to leave a film on my face which means next day's make up is more likely to slide off. So if I really need it to last I use a cheap as chips strip everything off my face cleanser the night before.

BlaWearie Thu 07-Dec-17 16:23:09

Are you exfoliating? I find it makes a big difference.

PaxUniversalis Thu 07-Dec-17 16:23:20

Spray with setting spray

Sorry, but what is this? Do you spray it onto your face? I've never heard of it.

Skyllo30 Thu 07-Dec-17 16:26:39

Most make up won’t last more than 4-6 hours without at least powder.

Do you put your make up on right after your moisturiser? That will make it come off easier. I moisturise after I shower then get dressed and eat breakfast before doing makeup. Seems to help.

JanetsPlain Thu 07-Dec-17 16:27:57

I can't get my head around the amount of layers, maybe the sliding off is to do with all the layers of stuff? Keep it simpler maybe?

JanetsPlain Thu 07-Dec-17 16:30:50

I use serum, moisturiser and concealer and face stays intact. Just be careful about Youtube too, a lot of it will be marketing ploys. Or people that get commission from them.

TheOneWhoKnocks Thu 07-Dec-17 16:36:53

I do:

- Serum (leave 5 mins)
- Moisturiser (continue straight away)
- Concealer (Rimmel Wake Me Up under eyes, Collection for blemishes)
- Foundation (THIN layer of Revlon Colourstay, buffed into problem areas with Real Techniques Expert Face Brush and then blended out to an even finish)
- Blush (Urban Decay Quickie, not much, lightly tapped on)
- Setting powder (not much, lightly tapped on)
- Finishing powder (Benefit Dandelion, cheeks only)
- Fixing spray (Urban Decay All-Nighter)

This lasts all day - I just buff the foundation again at lunchtime to ensure it doesn't separate.

Thin layers, Expert Face Brush and Revlon Colourstay made the biggest difference to longevity and natural finish for me.

lucylouuu Thu 07-Dec-17 16:37:00

i’ve used the revolution spray i thought it was awful and my make up just melted off. definitely invest in Urban Decay and I promise your make up will stay on all day

lucylouuu Thu 07-Dec-17 16:38:38

same as theonewhoknocks i also use revlon colourstay, they have one for combination/oily which is a bit thick but the one for normal/dry is thin and gives a dewy look

ilovewelshrarebit123 Thu 07-Dec-17 16:40:03

Have you tried Estée Lauder double wear foundation? Get a sample and you'll never look back.

I put mine on at 8 this morning and it still looks fresh, it literally stays on all day until you take it off.

Tantpoke Thu 07-Dec-17 16:41:31

Mac foundations always slide off my face no matter what.
Are you letting the moisturiser dry a bit before applying the primer then letting dry a bit too before foundation application? This works for me.

My make up has stayed put all day.

First I cleasnsed with simple micellar water followed by
TO buffet serum
LRP toleraine moisturiser
lancome primer
TO foundation (not the serum one) This is good for oily skin imho
Vichy loose powder
rest of make up

hope that helps, my skin is combination, oily t zone, and occaisional red cheeks which I need my foundation to cover all day

Tantpoke Thu 07-Dec-17 16:43:15

setting spray gives me congested spotty skin and EL double wear is far to drying and cakey for me and I like good coverage

MightyMunki Thu 07-Dec-17 16:44:36

I leave my serum and moisturiser on for about 5 mins each, but I have to be out the door before 6am so I don’t have too long to leave them to sink in.

I feel like the routine has become so complicated, maybe time to pare things down a bit. I’m not totally happy with the spray as sometimes I spritz and it melts my mascara off, not a great look.

I use cleanse and polish every night and give my skin a gentle rub with the muslin, would that count as exfoliating?

onlyonaTuesday Thu 07-Dec-17 17:13:06

Double wear foundation and urban Decay setting spray and it would stay put for a week

RiskIt4Biscuit Thu 07-Dec-17 17:44:40

Are you using products that suit your skin type? If the products don't suit your skin, they can turn strange over the day - separate, look cakey, make you look oily, dry or patchy.

I've found that few, thin layers are better than many or thicker layers of product.
If you prefer high coverage foundation, then maybe you would benefit from finding a higher coverage foundation that you only need a thin layer of, rather than use a thicker layer of a medium coverage foundation.
Same with concealer - you might be able to find one that is more pigmented, so you don't need as much.
I quite like the Maybelline Age Rewind, but the shade range is awful - the lightest is too dark for me during winter. It covers enough for me, but the texture is quite light, so it doesn't seem to crease much - I do set it with powder though.

I don't think all setting sprays are worth the money - and some might be marketed as setting sprays, but seem to just cause the skin to go oily and the makeup to dissolve.

If you want the dewy look, maybe you should consider only using a dusting of powder where you really need it? A smaller brush might be better?

Elend Thu 07-Dec-17 18:21:33

Watching this with interest. Bought double wear light the other week. Tried it out on a Sunday and nearly wept at how good it was, albeit a tad dark for my ghosty face. Wore it to work on Monday and it was patchy by 3pm and I could have screamed.

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: