Summer appears to be officially in full swing in the UK and by that I mean the weather is decent enough to risk not taking an umbrella everywhere with me. As I have oily skin, long lasting makeup is an absolute must, especially in Summer time when the heat attempts to ruin my makeup. I really dislike when I read these kind of posts or watch videos all about summer makeup and they mention light, dewy foundations, which would just slide off my face at the best of times, let alone Summer! So this post is going to be all about my personal favourite products for super long lasting, sweat proof makeup, that you don't feel like you have to keep reaching for that compact 24/7, even during those warmer months!
Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation
This is by far the most long lasting foundation I've ever tried and when I wear it and I barely have to worry about touching up my makeup when I wear it (although knowing me I will anyway). As gross as this is to admit, I've actually accidently fallen asleep with it on and it's still looked fairly decent come morning! It gives amazing coverage and has a radiant matte finish without looking completely dull or flat on the skin. I wear this everyday mixed with the Revlon Photoready foundation to sheer it out a little.
Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder
I use this little powder to set my under eye concealer and before I discovered this product I used to get creasing all the time, no matter which concealer I used which was so annoying. I've been using it for about a year now and I apply it with a fluffy eyeshadow brush, mainly the Sigma E35 brush, and I never ever have a problem with creasing anymore it's amazing! I'm not sure how great it is for brightening the under eye area like the name would suggest but it sets everything really well and smoothes everything out. Plus I still have a little less than half the pot left which is so worth the money considering I've had it for a year (and my niece and nephew attacked it too).
Mac Studio Fix PowderSetting my foundation is a step I cannot go without as I feel like it's crucial into keeping that base looking flawless for so much longer. Mac Studio Fix powder is a fairly recent addition to my makeup collection and so far I'm loving it as it's amazing at keeping everything in place! Another favourite is the Seventeen Stay Time pressed powder which is a really good one for setting everything without adding any coverage!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel
This is by far the best brow gel I've ever used as it really keeps my brows in place all day and I don't have to worry about them looking scarecrow-esque and out of place. It does harden my brows a little but it's not something that bothers me as I know they're not gonna budge. It's far better than the Mac brow gel which I wouldn't bother spending your money on if I'm honest (sorry Mac, I still love you more than my bank balance does <3)
Nars Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
If you want your eyeshadow to stand the test of time then you need this little guy! I have to wear primer or my eyeshadow will crease within about four hours. I've tried other primers like the Urban Decay Primer Potion and Mac Painterly Paint Pot, both of which prolonged the wear of my eyeshadow but come the end of the day my eyeshadow would still be creased. The Nars primer however, is completely incredible and even when I've had my makeup on for far too long (16+ hours) my eyeshadow still looks perfect! I think it's out of stock quite often so if you find it, grab it!
Urban Decay All Nighter Makeup Setting SprayThis is another newbie that I've only recently discovered but it was literally love at first.. spray?! I'll admit I was pretty sceptical about these makeup setting sprays as I wasn't really sure if they'd make a whole lot of difference. The first time I used the Urban Decay All Nighter though, I was shocked at how much longer my makeup had lasted and it's a total must for those days you know you'll need to keep your makeup looking perfect for as long as possible. I just wish I'd had the guts to buy the full size instead of the miniature version.
What are you recommendations for long lasting makeup?