22 March, 2015

PRODUCTS FOR LONG LASTING & SHINE FREE MAKEUP

Long Lasting & Shine Free Makeup

You know the drill you do your makeup first thing and it's looking all nice and fresh but roll on 3 o'clock and you're looking less fresh and more mess. Well in my case that's true, my t-zone gets super shiny, my foundation looks patchy - until I tried this trio of products and it was hello fresh face all day, seriously I had this face on for over 10 hours last week and I was still rocking my makeup!

PRIMER


I'm pretty lazy when it comes to primers but it really is the secret ingredient to creating a smooth base for your foundation. I've used Benefit's Porefessional and Maybelline Instant Pore Eraser but not keen on the silicon effect. Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer has been on my radar for ages and I'm glad I picked one up. This lightweight formula helps you to spread makeup evenly and effortlessly and is suitable for oily and acne prone skin. The texture is creamy like a moisturiser but once rubbed on the skin sinks in quickly and leaves a semi matte finish. I dab it on my t-zone and cheeks, I find I don't need to use a lot of product and it covers really well.

FOUNDATION


A true test of a good primer is how well you can apply your foundation afterwards. Once I glided my foundation brush with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk onto my skin, I knew it was a match made in heaven. It applied really smoothly over my skin, I already love this foundation (Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk review here) and paired with the primer it left my skin looking flawless. This foundation is medium to full coverage, 1 pump covers my face and the pump is really easy to control how much product you want. Worth the price tag in my eyes.

Soap and Glory one heck of a blot

POWDER


I have oily skin and wouldn't last an hour without using a good setting powder! I've used Rimmel Stay Matte in the past but it just doesn't cut it for me. Soap and Glory One Heck Of A Blot is a translucent powder that keeps my skin shine free, without adding more colour. It comes in the standard S&G cute retro packaging, with a mirror and puff. I rarely have to touch up during the day with this powder, but to apply first thing I like to use a Laura Mercier face sponge, I find it easier to control where the product goes on my skin and I can dab it easily around my nose and chin. The formula is lightweight, feels silky on the skin and doesn't leave a horrible cakey finish. It's not as glowy as the Laura Mercier Pressed Setting Powder but for £12, it does a great job at keeping my face shine free and makeup in check.




What are your go to products to make your makeup last?


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40 comments

  1. I have loved everything that I have tried from Laura Mercier! Need to get hold of one of her powders! :-)

    TheConscienceFund

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  2. I love your bases, I would love to try Georgio Armani foundation too but my eyes are on Nar's new foundation right now. Why do they have to be so freaking expensive? :(

    A whole lot of serendipity

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  3. I didn't believe any powder could effectively set my makeup for a whole day because the Rimmel Stay Matte powder that everyone and their mother talks about wasn't really working for me as it just looked chalky when overloaded. But then I tried the Soap and Glory offering and it is flippin amazing, I cannot imagine going out without it now! xxx

    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin

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  4. I'm exactly the same, my skin just drinks up foundation so I have a similar sort of routine in place!
    I use the new L'Oreal infallible matte primer, followed by Nars All Day Luminous Weightless foundation - SUCH a long name but I'm loving it! Then because I'm on a budget my powder is the infamous Rimmel Stay Matte - it's not the best powder I've used and the packaging is rubbish as you couldn't carry it around, it'd break too easily, but it does the job! I had my face on for 13 hours straight the other day and it still looked perfect! xx

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  5. Great post! I definitely need to try the soap and glory powder x


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  6. I absolutely love this Soap&Glory powder too! :)

    www.anacelinelabod.com

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  7. Glad to hear you're getting on well with the primer, I still think about it & wish I had of bought it so I will have to treat myself soon. I've heard so many great things about the Armani foundation, must get a sample to try it out on my skin x

    Beauty with charm

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  8. Her powders give you that airbrush radiance finish, you won't be disappointed! xx

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  9. I know the Rimmel powder doesn't do anything for me either, so glad I jumped on the S&G band wagon! I know right, it just keeps oily skin in check all day! xxx

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  10. I like the sound of your routine Dani, I just saw your review on the Nars pop up so i'm going to read that in a sec :) It sounds like these products are going a great job at keeping your face on all day, I find when I miss a step it gets shiny so quick! xx

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  11. Thanks Heather! Yes I have to say it's worth the hype, also I love hoe Soap & Glory always have deals on their makeup :)

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  12. Space NK are pretty good with giving samples, maybe you can try the primer out first to see if you like it? I think I remember you saying your skin feels a bit dry sometimes? The makeup artist suggested only to dab on areas you know where your foundation gets patchy. Yes give the GA foundation a try in store as well, I love it :) xx

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  13. Thanks hun! I know exactly what you mean about being lazy with primers but it really is the glue that holds my makeup together haha. Ohh that's annoying, maybe give your skin a light dusting on your t zone to control any shine? I hate putting powder all over as it takes away all the natural 'glow'!

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  14. Thanks for reasing Sabrina :) I was the same but in this case it really makes a difference when I really want my makeup to stay on all day and night! xx

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  15. You've just reminded me how much I love my Luminous Silk - this time last year it was my absolute favourite, it has however been neglected! I am so curious about the LM primer now, I have yet to find a primer that didn't break me out but this one sounds fab!

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  16. It happens! I stopped using it for a while but now I'm reaching for it again. The LM primer is aimed at oily, acne prone skin so hopefully doesn't cause breakouts :)

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  17. I might have to check the soap and glory powder. But I think soap and glory is bit more expensive here in states. I have only seen in it sephora.

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  18. It's a great powder, fortunately it quite affordable over here.

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  19. The S&G powder sounds so good and is perfect for throwing in your bag! I want them to extend their Australian stock so much, they currently only stock their bath products here.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  20. Yes I love it too! I hope they do, I'm really loving their beauty products at the moment :)

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  21. Great picks, Hanh! And I have yet to find a foundation that beats Luminous Silk ...

    X Alice

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  22. Thanks Alice! Is it your fav foundation too? I feel I should try others but It takes me ages to get through one bottle. xx

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  23. I love the LM primer too, it feels so smooth and silky on the skin! I never want to run out of mine! Lovely picks, I really want to try the Soap & Glory powder, it looks great :)

    Becki | www.beautyandthebrunette.co.uk
    xxx

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  24. Glad you love it too Becki! I know I got the smaller size, I should of got the bigger one! Yes it's a great powder :)

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  25. Really have to get better about using primer, it is a step I always shun.

    But I am pretty good at powdering my face to keep everything in place.

    LindaLibraLoca:
    Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  26. I know I'm the same! I always remember to powder though, think it's just habit :)

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  27. Probably is. Let´s see if I can make using primer a habit...

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  28. I'm currently searching for the perfect primer. Porefessional doesn't really do anything for me. I want to try the Stila one. Have you tried that one?

    doitfortheirony.blogspot.com / creative + lifestyle blog

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  29. I haven't tried the Stila one, I know a favourite amongst makeup artists is the one from Hourglass :)

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  30. The LM Primer is fabulous! I've always preferred it and agree with you about the silicon affect of Benefit, although I haven't actually tried the Maybelline option. Thanks for sharing such a great post.
    Ax


    www.champagnecity.co.uk

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  31. So in love with the GA foundation!!! My skin is combination, so I have to apply a very thick primer with it, but I can't get over the finish. Will you be using this on your wedding day??

    xx Alyson
    The Beauty Vanity

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  32. Glad you like it to Amanda! I find the LM lasts a lot longer than the silicon based ones for me anyway :)
    Thanks for reading. xx

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  33. I know right?! It's a stronger contender, either that or a mineral foundation such as Bareminerals as it will be in the Summer :)

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  34. What a fantastic post! I just love finding that perfect combination! I now have my eye on that Soap & Glory translucent powder (okay, let's be real, I have my eye on all three things!). ;)


    xx

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  35. Thanks girl! My skin is so tricky so when I find products that work I have to write about it, haha! xx

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  36. I have the exact same problem. I'd like to try others but it's just so hard for others to compete - and if I do, they pretty much always sit on my dressing table quite unloved. So yes, it's my fave! X

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  37. The two things I really want to try is the GA foundation and one hec of a blot!!! I've heard so many amazing things about that foundation but wow the price is insane, I do hope it is worth it but after reading your review I think I am convinced and will eventually invest in it. I can't get one hec of a blot here it is not available :( I know so many people say its a great powder! I will have to read that review you did on the GA right after this so know more on your thoughts about it xx

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  38. I wouldn't normally spend so much on a foundation but I wanted a go to base that would make my skin flawless! I would be happy to repurchase again. I know people say the L'oreal True Match is a dupe for this but honestly the consistently is not as smooth for me, haha. That's a shame you can't get your hands on S&G, it's a great everyday powder. xx

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