9.25.2012

Ask Elle: Longer-Lasting Makeup


So you've seen my flawless foundation routine, but what about when I want my makeup to be super long-lasting? I don't do this everyday (sometimes I'm in a rush), but I swear by it for special occasions or those long days. It can be done on any budget, too. Check it out:

ELF Primer, ELF Setting Spray, NYX Shadow Base, Benefit Porefessional

  1. I do my eyes first, so I use an eyelid primer (I'll use ELF, NYX, or Urban Decay) to assure my shadow stays all day.
  2. To make my eyeliner last, I'll use a waterproof liner or a liquid or gel liner. I'll set it with matching shadow.
  3. Spray your favorite makeup setting spray on your face and pat in. Sometimes I make my own makeup setting spray, but there's one for every budget. Try Elf, Urban Decay/Skindinavia, or MAC Fix +. In fact, MAC is where I got this tip!
  4. Apply primer to your face. The primer gives a smooth base to apply foundation. I don't do this very often because it can break me out, due to the silica. When used weekly or less, I've experienced no problems. I use a pore primer as well. I like ELF, Laura Geller, and Smashbox. Sometimes I use this chafing gel as an even cheaper version. 
  5. If you use a brush to apply foundation, spritz the brush with the setting spray. I've even used water for this step.
  6. Apply foundation, concealer, powder, and blush. I make sure not to add powder to areas where it will look cakey, like my forehead. If you have dry skin, you can skip the powder. I add my mascara and lipstick/gloss last. I tend to reapply my lipstick/gloss, but L'Oreal Infallible works. 
  7. Spritz face one last time with makeup setting spray. If your face is oily, try Urban Decay's DeSlick. They also have a Dew Me version if you need that dewy finish.
How do you get your makeup to last all day?


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59 comments:

  1. Thaks for these tips, maybe now I can manage with out putting more and more powder on my face all the time :)

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  2. I also have no time for doing long lasting make up every day;)

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  3. I really want to try that Urban Outfitters DeSlick spray...I hear good things!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  4. Great tips (as always!) - thanks!

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  5. How about Befenit Pore Professional?? Is it really an effectif product??
    xoxo
    Patricia

    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  6. i can't decide if i like porefessional - i kind of feel like i am plastic when i wear it.....

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails // current giveaway

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  7. Love review son makeup, thanks for taking the time to share!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  8. I just starting using prime in August and I love it. I only use it when I have something big going on.

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  9. Thanks for the tips! I totally forget about setting spray and should try it out. I find that my makeup tends to melt regardless because of the hot humid weather here!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  10. Hmmm, I've never tried any of this. I guess I'm always in too much of a rush!

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  11. These are great tips! I use primer (sometimes) and eyelid primer, but I've never tried a makeup setting spray. That may be what I try next!

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  12. A good primer is VERY IMPORTANT! Both for your lids and face. I use to laugh about it, but it truly helps out a lot. Makes a difference! You mentioned some really good ones Elle.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  13. Ahh yay, cheap and useful products are the best!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. great tips but I have such oily skin that I feel like I need the powder even in the areas that get a little cakey (like around my nose). Its a problem I have yet to solve.

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  15. Definitely going to try out some of the products you mentioned. I love Urban Decay primer.

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  16. Thank you for sharing this, would definitely try out some of the products and also follow the steps. Thanks again, so helpful.

    xx
    5th&6th

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  17. I use Prep and prime by Mac - It's actually pretty good! I'll have to try the Urban Decay :)

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  18. great tips, i just recently invested in an eyelid primer from mac, love it!

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  19. Great tutorial! I wear a full face so infrequently that I feel a bit lost when I do. Love this though! It's so helpful.

    <3 Josephine
    www.champagnestar.com

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  20. I love a good setting spray- Urban makes one called All Nighter that I swear by, especially for hot and humid weather. :)

    -Ashley
    http://lerougestylo.blog.com

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  21. I've never thought to use a makeup setting spray! I think I'm going to look into this! I'm due for a whole new makeup set soon though :)

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  22. Good tips!I swear by SeneGence long-lasting makeup. They make everything long-lasting, and it really works. No running, melting, it's amazing! I especially love their lipsense-it's liquid color and it stays on me for 9 hours solid. try their stuff out ladies!

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  23. This is awesome! My makeup never lasts very long...I'll definitely have to take some of your advice!

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  24. I definitely need to invest in a few of these products, my makeup barely lasts a few hours

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  25. thanks for the tips. my makeup doesn't last all day, and these would help :)

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  26. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Your blog is so awesome and I love all of the tips you have on here! Glad to have some more insight on how to make my makeup last longer. :)

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  27. nice post!! thanks for sharing all these tips!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  28. This is a great technique. I like smashbox for a primer. I purchased that NYX primer but I wasn't impressed. I like MAC paint pods. smashbox also has a great primer. Urban Decay makes a great finishing spray

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  29. Great tips! I will use of a few of these tomorrow!!

    xo Rach
    rachiecakes-rachael.blogspot.com

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  30. I love these suggestions! I'm always curious to know what other girls are wearing in terms of makeup! Here are my Top 10 products this fall: http://partymixtape.blogspot.ca/2012/09/top-10-fall-edition.html

    Cheers,
    Emily

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  31. Great suggestions girl. I need to use some of these tips.

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  32. I'm not familiar with makeup setting spray. I'll look into it. I don't think I've ever used on before. These are great tips.

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  33. Great tips hun! I find my eyeshadows don't last on my eyes, maybe i need a primer

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  34. I've finally started using primer and I love it! I use the Face of Australia one and have stuck to it because it work for me. I also 'set' my make up with a powder and use the Chanel rosewater spray throughout the day :)

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  35. hi dear!great blog i love it!if you want we can follow each other!i follow you! i wait you on my blog;) kiss

    danslavalise.blogspot.com

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  36. Thanks for your recomnedation Elle! Today on my blog review about Elie Saab new Eau de Toilette!!
    xoxo
    Patricia


    http://misstoptenimage.blogspot.com

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  37. Great tips! I swear by eyelid primer!

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  38. Hi dear!
    Love you're blog, follow u :)

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    Hope u follow back!

    Lot of kisses,
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  39. These are great tips! I find that putting eyeliner over eyeshadow helps the eyeliner stay in place longer. Good luck getting the 1000 followers!

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  40. sephora has some good makeup setting things like this, but yeah, i def don't use it everyday either!

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  41. love that you use ELF line stuff. me too sometimes! so affordable!!

    -wewearthings

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  42. I just introduced to a setting spray this weekend at my cousins wedding...amazing what a difference it made!

    ~ Bev

    http://bevedlybev.blogspot.com/

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  43. I use the ELF primer too. And I do use powder on occasion, but I have to specific about where I use it because I do have dry skin. I have to get a makeup setting spray for sure!

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  44. These are great tips! I'm afraid I can never get my makeup to last all day. I'm lucky if I make it through the morning.

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  45. Have heard great things about that Urban Decay one. Will try it out soon!

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  46. you seriously have the best tips!! I've never even heard of a makeup setting spray though before reading this. I am so unaware ; )

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  47. I really like your blog dear!
    Keep up with the good work! :)

    XO

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  48. Thank you for sharing! I love makeup reviews.
    XO,
    Zhanna
    www.lifeandbows.com

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  49. Loving your tips, I'm so clueless when it comes to makeup but primer definitely seems to help a lot!

    Alexandra xo

    tovogueorbust.com

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  50. I've never tried primer before, but it may be time. Hoping it'd help keep my concealer where it's suppose to belong!

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  51. Thanks for these tips! When it's hot I feel like my face melts off so these tips will come in handy :)

    www.daisyraeboutique.com
    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  52. these are the kind of awesome tips that I could definitely use but I feel like I'm always too lazy or rushed to do it. Love this though- one of these days I will give it a go!

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  53. i just bought the ELF spray -- and i didn't know i was supposed to use it BEFORE makeup!! thanks for the tip!!
    xoxo

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  54. I've wanted to use some of these products, but wasn't sure if they would work. Thanks for sharing! I'm excited to try some new things now that I know how they work. :)

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  55. this tips is swesome! I want to try and search this product here :D

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