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Start with Prep and Prime SPF 50. I swear by it. Just tried Laura Mercier and it doesn’t compare. Set with Prep and Prime Powder. If I really need staying powder for long day I will mist with MUFE Mist and Fix, but not that often. The two Prep and Prime work so well.

I let my moisturizer and sunscreen fully absorb before applying loose mineral makeup (EDM). Then after I’m done with my makeup, I dust on finishing powder, concentrating a bit more on the oilier parts of my face, like my nose and forehead. During the day, I spritz with a rose water toner to keep my face fresh & hydrated, and blot when I need to (though I sometimes forget to do both if I’m super busy). Blotting my eyelids also really helps my eyeshadow keep longer, despite using two eye primers (MAC paint pot on top of UDPP – I have ridiculously oily lids).

I’m in the process of finding a nice retractable fillable fluffy brush for taking my finishing powder on-the-go with me. It has a high SPF content, so I’d like it for extra sun protection as well as a blot powder. I’m still looking for an HG primer for oil control too. So far the BE PrimeTime didn’t do much and gave me whiteheads… going to try the Korres one next. I’d be happy to take any suggestions. =)

I’ve used Philosophy’s Never Let Them See You Shine velvet touch primer & it has worked nicely for controlling my oil. Also Laura Gellar’s Welcome Matte Oil-Control Mattifier is nice too for concentrating on excessively oily areas, i.e., t-zone. I have uber sensitive skin that breaks out at the drop of a dime & neither of these has caused me any issues. Something you may want to look into or give a whirl yourself. I also am anxious to try the Korres primer after hearing so many good things. 🙂

I always make sure that my moisturizer isn’t too heavy, otherwise my make-up becomes shiny within a couple of hours and I always use Fyrinnae rice powder primer before applying my mineral powder. My make-up lasts a lot longer since I switched from MAC Studio Fix powder foundation to mineral powder anyway, so that’s a great bonus 🙂

The only tricks I have are when using eye shadow, use a primer and it’ll last all day. I’ve been using one from Bliss and it’s awesome. To keep lipstick on longer, first apply a powder foundation on your lips. I know it feels strange at first, but trust me, this works. Then you put your lipstick on. It lasts me all day with just one application.

Thanks for this tip. I am a smoker and I find it hard to keep lip products on very long because of it!!

I make sure I prime my face (Koh Gen Do base) and eyes (Too faced shadow insurance), liquid foundation for the oily skin (Koh Gen Do Aqua foundation or Shu smoothing fluid foundation) and set it with translucent powder (either Shu or KGD). When I get shiny, I blot my face with the paper or powder, somehow spritz mist (Fix +), if I need to refresh my face.

I use a paiint pot on my eyes as a base or Sephora has a great primer made for glitters that I use when I wear pigments. I also use the translucent finishing powder all over after I am done applying.

Basically I switch to mostly waterproof in the summer! I break out the heavy-duty shadow base (a heavier than normal layer of Bare Canvas paint) and also use it as a primer for lower lid liner, waterproof mascara (Maybelline Full ‘n’ Soft Waterproof), loose powder to mattify and set my moisturizer (Physician’s Formula Loose Mineral Wear Powder in Translucent applied with the brush built into L’Oreal’s Bare Naturale Finishing Powder in Translucent), and sunscreen stick (Coppertone Sunblock Stick SPF 25) on my lips under any lipcolor to prevent my lippies from intensifying light/heat and burning my lips, which is found to be VERY damaging.

I use an oil-free moisturizer & apply lightly to my face. Let it soak in & then apply a face primer. After that sets, I apply my foundation of choice & am always sure to set it with translucent powder afterwards. I typically still have to use some blot sheets throughout the day as I have very oily skin especially during the summer. If I don’t have blot sheets on me, I reach for Starbucks napkins. Something about those brown napkins make them great for blotting oil w/o disturbing your makeup. For me, it’s really all about oil-free products so that nothing exacerbates my oiliness.

I let my moisturiser & sunscreen sink in before applying my primer (Fyrinnae Velvet-gel. Dirt cheap & the best primer I’ve ever used), foundation & loose powder.
My eyelids get really oily, especially in summer. I use a blotting sheet first, then a light dusting of powder, MAC prep & prime powder. Then UDPP & I apply the shadow to my lid whilst it’s still slightly sticky.
My lower liner suffers from smudging really easily. If I use an eyeshadow as liner, I get it on my brush then dab it into a tiny amount of water based mixing medium & it doesn’t budge all day.

I don’t know when it comes to eye makeup! I have runny eyes and deep creases. It means that sometimes I get like tears in my creases and after that nothing lasts. Does anybody know how I could make my eye makeup last?

Try using a paint pot all over your lid before you apply your shadow. I read about it on this blog and tried it and it works wonders. No creasing even after 12 hours!!

Actually my problem is not creasing – I never crease since I have otherwise dry lids – but any product I have on my lids washes off with the water and ends up as big clumps in crease and outer corners.

I put a little bit of my powder foundation over my eyelids after moisturizing them, the UDDP, then a thin layer of paintpot and then my eyeshadows. Unless I’m wearing my makeup more than 12/14 hours it doesn’t move!

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