How to Make Your Makeup Last All Day

My makeup can never last all day, this is crazy!
— Every oily skinned girl ever

I thought it were impossible too! My skin get's oily just ONE HOUR after putting on my makeup... one hour! I never thought I'd be able to find the right products, right ingredients and right techniques to make my makeup last all day long, but I did, and I'm going to prove it to you!

For those of you who are my Youtube subscribers headed on to my blog site, welcome :) but for those of you who aren't familiar, I recently uploaded a video called "how to make your makeup last all day long" and proved it in a vlog where I were my makeup for 18 hours straight! 

If you're looking for the actual application, watch along! However for my lovely people who are readers out there and want me to get straight to the point, skip ahead and I'll show you my top, fool-proof ways to making your makeup last all day long (I will worn you though, you'll have the words "prep" and "set" engrained into your mind after reading. And if you STILL don't believe these tips work, well... the proof is in the vlog ;) 

Face Makeup 


Set Your Primer

Dry skin ladies, this may not be for you, so beware! Setting your primer with a translucent setting powder is key to making your makeup last all day long. The truth is in trick. Even with the worst of primers, if you lock it into place, it's not going anywhere. Setting your primer ensures that your primer will not separate from your foundation, causing patchiness. This also creates another barrier between your skin and your foundation, making oil that much harder to penetrate to the surface and disrupt your makeup.


Less Foundation, More Stay Power

Less is more when it comes to making foundation stay all day long. This may sound counter-intuitive as we think we need layers upon layers to not wear off, but it's quite the opposite. Start with a budge proof foundation. My favorite of the moment is the Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr' Foundation as it does not budge one bit. The heavier the foundation, the more likely you are to have separation and transfer. This is caused by your skin not being able to breathe. The more foundation you wear, the drier your skin will feel, which cause more oil to come through and more foundation to separate. Let your skin breathe and only go for that one layer of full coverage ;) 


Set like it's No Bodies Business!

Just like normal, you MUST set any liquids, including foundation, concealer, contour etc! I love the Sephora Microsmooth powder to set my entire face, however any loose setting powder or pressed setting powder will work as well. Make sure to set your entire face after you are done using all of your cream products like a cream contour or liquid highlighter. If you choose to bake, that will work as well! In my experience, baking causes my face to feel dry and cause more oil to come through, so bake away if you wish, it's just not my cup of tea. 

*again, don't go over board here. Remember, less is more :) 


Fan in your setting spray

It's not enough just to set your face with a setting spray, you MUST fan it in! I'm not a fan (pun intended) of people pushing the setting spray into their face with a beautyblender etc. after spraying it. Your blender can soak up the setting spray or push more product into your skin from the blender, causing breakouts and cakiness [cake-ee-ness... not sure the correct spelling here lol]. The best way possible to maximize the potential of your setting spray you threw down maddd stacks for, is to fan it in. The faster that setting spray dries, the more locked and loaded it's going to be on keeping your makeup in place. Try it out, it really works! *creds to NikkieTutorials for the tip 


Eye Makeup


Prep the Eyes

When it comes to the eyes, longevity of your shadow and liner truly rely beneath the surface, aka, your base. Find an eye primer that works best for your lids. I personally also have oily lids, which is why I like the Mac Paint Pot's. They're pretty tacky so they'll stick on to your skin throughout the day.


Set the Eyes

Didn't I warn you about the prep and set dance? (if you don't know what I'm saying, then you clearly didn't read my intro!) This can go one of two ways: either your setting your primer, or setting your LINER! 

Setting your eyeshadow primer is just like setting your face primer. You want to make sure you have the smoothest base possible for proper shadow application, but you also want to make sure that trusty old primer base isn't doing you dirty later on in the day. You can set your eyeshadow primer with another shadow, just make sure it is translucent and you cover your entire lid.

Now, for my ladies who have issues with eye liner or shadow smudging... we shall set some more! You can see how I do this in the video, but if you just can't find a liner that is even remotely close to not smudging on you, you may want to listen (and watch at 7:35) up. Smudging occurs because of watery eyes or oily eye lids. What is the one thing that has been trusty to us when it comes to stopping transfer? Setting. Take an eyeshadow that matches your liner (i.e if you're wearing black liner, take a black eyeshadow) and lightly tap the shadow over your liner to set it. It's simple as that! Now if you know your eyeliner smudges no matter what, it's probably best to skip out if you're going for an 18 hour day, but if you are determined, well, here's your best hope!

Oh, and try a waterproof liner next time perhaps.. *no tea no shade*




The Power of Liner

I never was a liner girl, until Colourpop sold them for $5 and I thought you know what, times have changed let's give it a go! Lining your lips does wonder for your shape, but what about longevity? Don't just outline your lips with your liner, fill them in! A lot of people use liners as lipstick because of the pigmentation and stay-proof power of them. Consider filling your entire lips with the liner, and then adding your matte liquid lip or comfortable lip color on top. That way, once your lipstick fades away and is ready for a touch up, your liner will still appear underneath and keep the color your were going for. 

Disclaimer: this may dry out your lips a bit quicker than normal, however if you use a satin lip or gloss on top of the lip liner, you keep the pigmentation of liner, and keep your lips feeling comfortable with just a few occasional touch ups.

That is all, folks! And if you're not convinced, check out my super awesome day and vlog below where I test out this long-wearing makeup ;) 


Love you all!



battleforbeauty <3 

Best Foundations for Oily Skin

If you guys know me, you know that I have the oiliest, of oily skin... which is why I'm on a dedicated mission to tell you guys all the tips, tricks and best products for combating that oily skin! No one likes putting on their makeup and then 2 hours later, it's either wiped off from too much oil or looks like a hot sweaty mess. 


To help you guys out when finding products, I am telling you all the best foundations for oily skin so you don't have to waste your money! Check out my full review on these products from my Youtube video below and we'll go ahead and get started ;)


Best Foundations for Oily Skin



Hourglass Seamless Vanish Stick foundation 


I didn't expect this one to work that well for me because stick foundations don't tend to be full coverage or mattifying, but this one is my absolute, number one favorite! It's super full coverage and is the absolute best at keeping my face matte all day long. 


Milani Conceal and Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation and Concealer 


Not only is this foundation super full coverage, but it is a concealer and foundation in one, so you don't have to worry about a second product for concealer. It is super affordable and keeps me matte for quite some time! I did not expect something from the drug store to work this well to combat my oily skin but it keeps me matte for almost 8 hours before I need a touch up.


Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation 


If you haven't heard about this, then you must be a beginner at makeup! This foundation has been around for many, many years and is definitely an oldie, but a goodie! The finish is extremely matte and not a bit of oil can penetrate the surface of this foundation. This foundation is a bit heavy, but they did just come out with nude, water fresh version of this foundation that is light to medium coverage. It is not as heavy as this foundation, and I have not tried it because their shade range for that foundation is a bit limited now, but I'm assuming if it's anything like the original, it will keep you matte. But again, that is just an assumption, so take that information with a grain of salt.


Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer

This is another foundation + concealer that I love and I did not expect to love it this much. This foundation goes on extremely dewy which made me nervous at first. Once you set the foundation, concealer, contour etc. with powder, it does end up being a demi-matte finish and does not get dewy for another 6-8 hours of wear. It is definitely not as long wearing as the other foundations, but has a a natural, skin like finish that I can't resist!


Maybelline Fit Me Matte and Poreless Foundation


This one doesn't stick out to me as much as the others, but it gets the job done. It is a well formulated foundation, with a very matte finish and can last around 10 hours before needing a touch up! It has a very diverse shade range for a drug store foundation and is at a very good price point! There's nothing very special about this foundation; it just works like it should :)


L'Oreal Infallible Pro Matte Foundation


I fought with this one on trying to find my perfect shade, but once I found a good one, it looked very nice on me! It is more of a demi-matte finish instead of ultra matte (which you would assume, since the name is "pro matte") and it lasts about 6-8 hours before I need to touch up. The foundation fills a tiny bit heavier than some others, but nothing compared to the estee lauder or maybelline fit me matte and poreless. It also has a fantastic price point.



So there you have it! Comment below some of your favorite foundations for oily skin! If you have any other questions or requests for product reviews, please, also let me know as well :) 




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