How do you keep your makeup looking fresh all day?

How do you keep your makeup looking fresh all day? How do you deal with oiliness? How do you deal with fading makeup?

I’m more preventative myself–if I know I need my makeup to last all day, then I’ll make sure to build my makeup in layers. Pressed sheer/translucent powder is good for minimizing oiliness, though!

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I use Skindinavia Makeup spray and to be honest, its good, but Fix+ does the same thing.. I didn’t notice a difference between the two, and i have both.

I’ve been wondering about that and if it really does help set your make up all day. I have such a problem with blush fading on me halfway through the work day!

I use this outstanding primer by Kanebo, then I mostly use waterproof/long wear products, like waterproof mascara and long wear eyeliner etc. After setting everything w/ powder, I set it w/ Shu Uemura deep sea water or Evian. I retouch when needed then spritz again.

Because I go to school and I often run errands after school I basically just use Revlon’s Color Stay most days. Primer is a must, setting powder then fix+ πŸ˜‰

around dinner time (probably called lunch time in america) i blot my face with blotting paper then apply some translucent powder then add abit of blusher and lip gloss and a spray of some sort of setting spray normal works. if my eyeshadow has creased i just dust a bit of blanc type my mac over it no matter what colour im wearing.

I definitely blot with some Clean and Clear oil blotting papers. My skin is crazy oily — even with oil control foundations and powders. The blotting papers work like magic to remove oil and instantly help my skin look fresh.

Honestly, I don’t worry about it too much. I hear people talking about it all the time and I feel like it’s something I need to worry about too except I never find that my makeup fades? I don’t do anything special to make it long-lasting either. Even my blush will still be there at the end of the day. I like the dewy finish my skin gets after a few hours but that could be because I have normal/dry skin. I never powder my face either. Actually, two things fade. Lipstick, obviously. And concealer (but I don’t bother touching up, it just gets cakey). I haven’t found my HG concealer yet.

I have dry skin and use the YSL Teint Radiance Foundation.
If my skin are too dry – take MAX Fix+ or Clinique Moisture Surge over my Make-up. ItΒ΄s great. No smudge. Always stay. πŸ˜€

I need a little help with this one! I have dry skin, and I have issues with cakey foundation–any tips? Anyone know a good primer for dry skin?

I also have dry skin, so I moisturize at night and before I put my makeup on. I don’t really use face primers, but I do like Estee Lauder Spotlight Skin Tone Perfector. I also use the Revlon Colorstay foundation for dry skin and MAC Select Moisturecover concealer. Another tip is to use a light moisturizing spray to set your makeup after you’ve applied your foundation and concealer.

i’m low maintenance and do no touch-ups at all. my eye makeup (which is usually on the bold, intense side) lasts all day, even through the gym! i think the trick is that i use MAC paint pots as bases. i also think it’s cuz my skin is relatively easy to deal with (no oiliness or creasing) and the only face product i ever use is a bit of blush.

I very rarely do touch ups now but I used to need to at work and didn’t have the top makeup so it needed help sometimes.

Prep stuff: keep skin in good shape, cleansers, masks, serums, moisturizers. Use primer under foundation & shadow. I prefer silicone free face so my top 3 are Fresh, Lorac, & Korres. For eyes, I like UD, Too Faced or Lorac (best for irritated/sensitive eyes). My current fav foundation is EL Doublewear. I set it with powder or a spray of Caudalie’s Elixir. And I always use a longwear lip liner which makes my lipstick last much longer. Also if I need makeup to last extra I blot the first application of lipstick and reapply it.

Touchup tips: For oily, blot center of forehead, nose & cheek area using a paper towel or napkin. They’re good at soaking up oil and won’t leave bits of lint like tissues or tp. Then you can lightly tap on fresh powder if you need it without getting all cakey. If your skin is dry or you don’t want to disturb makeup but just break up oil you can mist skin with a light spray toner (eyes closed) or a hydrating mist like Caudalie’s grape water. If your lids get oily & makeup starts to slide, I’ll wash my hand and lay a clean index finger along the lid sideways to pick up the oil (avoids paper caught in the lashes), then blend out any creases with fingertip. Wash hands then lightly reapply shadow if needed. Lipstick– lasts longer if set with a face spray. Oil breaks down lipstick (acts like a MU remover) so avoid adding any oil based gloss if you want lipstick to last. Silicone or wax based will last longer. Hope that helps someone πŸ™‚

I use Revlon Colorstay foundation, Murad Oil-Control Mattifier SPF 15 or Clinique Pore Minimizer on my nose, and either Too Faced Shadow Insurance or Benefit Stay Don’t Stray on my eyelids.

I found my perfect winter foundation routine in MAC Matte Gel as a primer, EstΓ©e Lauder Double Wear foundation and after letting it set a bit, powdered with EL’s Double Matte pressed powder. Stays shine free the whole day. But if somehow shine breaks through, I just take a tissue and press it on the skin. Absorbs it without having to add more product.

UD All Nighter Spray works really well for me. I’ve never been one to do touch-ups (except maybe some liptick or gloss after eating), but this spray actually keeps all my makeup looking fresh – even blush, which used to fade on me after 2 hours.

I still have a big problem with oilyness and creasing and fading. Im going to try to add more layers though, I wear tinted moisturizer and an eyeshadow primer and thats it right now haha. I just got some laura mercier powder. Do you have any other suggestions for me? thanks πŸ™‚

Hey! I’ve had that problem for ages too, I have super oily lids and my shadows/liners used to crease all the time. What I do, is throw on some UDPP then a Paint Pot from MAC matching whatever style I’m doing that day. Then the usual with layering. A lid shade, an outer lid shade, a crease shade, and then a deeper crease shade. I haven’t had any issues since then! I’ve also noticed, when I apply liner, if I smudge it into the lash line then go over it again, it helps it not to blend into my fold.

As for oiliness in the skin, I prep with a moisturizer (I’m combination so depending on your skin type..) and then throw MAC’s oil control lotion in my t-zone. then i apply concealer & foundation and throw on some setting powder (you can do their transparent setting powder) and spritz fix+ to set it even further. DON’T spray a ton of fix+ if you’re super oily, and especially not throughout the day. it makes it worse.

after i finish everything, buffing blot powder onto my face is the final step to help control oil even more. it works wonders for me πŸ™‚

I have SUPER OILY skin and was constantly fighting to keep it under control. No amount of powder, fixing spray or primer would help. I found a trick that sounds crazy, but it works!! Milk of Magnesia as a primer. Just use a cotton ball and apply a light film of it on your face after moisturizer, let dry and then apply foundation. It has made my make-up stay put and not slide off. Try it!

I use Matte It face primer from The Body Shop, then MAC prolongwear concealer in NC20, then Revlon Colorstay fountaion, then any touch-ups with Benefit Boi-ing concealer, then my MSFN in Light medium, then my bronzer, blush and highlight. So basically, I try to do my make-up in layers, with the intent that if one starts to rub off, there’s always the one underneath πŸ™‚
I would really like to try Fix+ but with all the MAC collections coming out right now and how I still want to get two more blushcremes before my MAC sells out, well… maybe later. πŸ˜‰

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