Monday, 29 June 2015

Favourite Products For Long-Lasting, Sweat-Proof Makeup

 
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 Powder
Setting 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 Spray
This 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?

xoxo


18 comments :

  1. I have oily skin too and its just a nightmare all year round, let alone summer! That foundation sounds like something I'll love though so I'll definitely have to check it out. MAC Studio Fix used to be my all time favourite, I definitely need to repurchase! xx

    Lipgloss & Lashes

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    1. I'm loving it so far! I just hope I don't look like I'm completely caked in makeup haha xo

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  2. I also have oily skin so completely get where your coming from! This was very helpful though as I'm always on the hunt for products to keep my oily skin at bay x

    Blushhx

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  3. I need to try that Mac Studio Fix powder! My oily skin is the bane of my life!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Ah tell me about it, oily skin is the worst! But at least it means we will have less wrinkles when we're older! xo

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  4. Yes! Awesome makeup picks! I was reading through this post and nodding, yup!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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    1. Haha I'm pleased you agree with my choices! xo

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  5. I totally agree with the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray, I only bought the mini sized version too but I will definitely re-purchase the full size as I find it keeps my makeup in place for so long! Great post and photo's as always :) xo

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    1. Such a good product isn't it, I'm definitely gonna have to splurge on the full size! Thanks doll! xo

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  6. I always struggle with keeping my make up on. I love the UD All Nighter setting spray, but I haven't tried anything else so I definitely need to!

    www.pintsizedbeauty.com

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    1. Same, especially in this weather!! Deffo give it a try, even if you don't use it all the time it will come in handy occasionally for those special events! xo

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  7. Definitely interested in that Nars eyeshadow base! I've been using UD for years but doesn't work as well in the summer lol

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    1. Ah seriously you neeeed to try it out, that stuff has been a total life saver for me! xo

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  8. The Laura mercier powder & UD Spray have been on my list for ages! I'm ridiculously oily so I think I'll give them a shot. If you're down to try a new foundation for oily skin I can't recommend the YSL Fusion Ink Foundation enough!! That stuff is incredible x

    Katina | www.katinalindaa.com

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  9. I'm a huuuuuge fan of Smashbox, their face products especially. I don't see them on blogs enough so definitely had a little fangirl when I saw you'd featured it!

    My shadow never lasts which I find super annoying, that NARS primer has definitely just gone on my wishlist!

    Sinéad xo ♥ fabuleuse, toujours ♥

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  10. heyy, I've just discovered your blog and I'm so happy It's such a pleasure to read and I love all the products you talk about! such an inspiration since I have just created a blog here (vwbeauty.blogspot.co.uk) I was just wondering what shade you have in the smashbox foundation? x

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  11. heyy, I've just discovered your blog and I'm so happy It's such a pleasure to read and I love all the products you talk about! such an inspiration since I have just created a blog here (vwbeauty.blogspot.co.uk) I was just wondering what shade you have in the smashbox foundation? x

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