Wednesday, 4 April 2018

How I Get A Long Lasting Base



Whenever I sit down at my vanity to put my makeup on, I always want my base makeup to be really long lasting and look as good in the evening as it did first thing in the morning when I first applied it. No matter what I am doing, whether it be just running errands, going to work or a night out with the girls, I always make sure that I take steps to ensure that my makeup looks perfect all day and night, and last flawlessly. Over the years, I have tried so many products out and played around with different ways of applying the products in order for me to get a look that I know can last me well over 12 hours and that is what I am going to share with you in this blog post today.

When it comes to base makeup such as skincare and foundation, it really is different for each person because we all have different skin and different requirements. For me, I have very combination skin. I used to be much oilier, but in recently months I have teetered more on the combination side of things because I am painfully dry in certain areas, but still oily in others. And I am sure that every single person who is reading this blog post will be slightly different to the other, so the main thing is just to use products that you know work for you and make sure that you are trying to tackle your problem areas to try and balance your skin to give you a clear and flawless base to go in with your makeup.

Moisturise the skin and leave the product to soak in
The first thing that I always make sure that I do when I sit down at my vanity is apply lashings of moisturiser. I have dry skin on my forehead, so I concentrate the product in that area and then I massage a smaller amount into the area where I get oily. I used to think that just because I had oily skin I didn’t need to moisture, but by using a nice and thick moisturiser like the La Mer or Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream, you are creating a perfect canvas for your makeup to glide onto. Then, once I have my moisturiser on I will leave it a couple moments to soak into my skin to make sure that it doesn’t move when I go in with additional products and I get the full benefit from the moisturiser itself.

Prime the skin to suit your needs
Once my moisturiser has soaked in, I will start to go in with my primers to combat the problem areas on my skin. For me, I have an oily nose and chin, with a very dry forehead and cheeks. So, I take my beauty oil that I love, for me it is the Farsali Unicorn Essence because I feel like it hydrates my skin and gives me a nice base for my makeup. Then I will take a pore minimising or mattifying primer and go in the areas where I get oily. This is the step where you should just do what suits you and use the products that work for your skin to give you a perfect base for foundation.

Apply your foundation and build up the coverage
I am a fan of full coverage foundations, I feel like I have a lot to cover so this is what I always opt for. What I like to do is apply my foundation using a buffing brush such as the Morphe M439, which has been a favourite of mine for a very long time. Then I work that into the skin, whilst being careful not to tug on the skin too much. Once I have the perfect level of coverage and everything looks nice and even, I go in with my damp Beauty Blender and pat that over the top of the foundation. Doing this extra step with a Beauty Blender helps to remove any access product that is sat on top of the skin and helps to create an overall more natural look without displacing the product. If you want to up the coverage and keep it in place for longer, dip your Beauty Blender into some cream foundation and then apply that on top of the liquid to push it into the skin.

Powder and bake the face
I know that powdering is not for everybody, but when I see a video online where somebody doesn’t powder, it gives me major anxiety. I have a whole array of powders that I like to use, and I take them and set my whole face. In the areas where I am known to get oily, I will lightly bake the area. I don’t bake my face heavily because to be honest I just see it as a massive waste of product, but I do like to take. I take a small amount on my Beauty Blender and just pat it into the skin where I need it. Then when I have left the powder to rest for a moment, I will take a large powder brush and dust that away and at the same time, lightly set the rest of my base makeup. This helps to lock everything into place and will stop any liquid or cream products from moving on the face.

Use a setting spray to lock it into place
Then to make sure that everything is in place and give you more of a guarantee of long lasting makeup, I like to go in with a setting spray. I know that some people aren’t bothered about setting sprays, but I personally love them. I feel like not only do they make my makeup last much longer than they usually would, they also help to bind my liquid and powders to give an overall much more natural makeup look. There are so many out there on the market at the moment, but my personal favourite is my trusty MAC Fix + that I have been obsessed with for many years at this point and I’m still not bored of it!

Touch up throughout the day if you need to  
Then, when I leave the house I make sure that I do what I can in order to keep my makeup in place and looking flawless for as long as I can. This means that I usually have a powder compact and a brush in my bag to touch up the areas where I get quite oily. Then during the winter when the weather is cooler, and I am much dryer, I will carry a travel size Fix + in my bag to stop me from getting painfully dry!

So, there you have it, the steps that I take in order to get a flawless and long-lasting makeup base. When I take these steps and use products that I know work well for my skin, I can get my makeup to last me well over 12 hours. I will leave some of my favourite products for a long-lasting base down below in case you want to check any of them out. Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know what some of your favourite products and techniques are for a long-lasting makeup look!

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26 comments

  1. Letting things, particularly your moisturiser, sink in first is important before applying all those layers! I always have to use a powder too x

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    1. I know, I have noticed such a big difference since!

      Danielle xx

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  2. These are good tips. I'll have to use these.
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    1. Hope you enjoyed the post sweetie!

      Danielle xx

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  3. Preparing the skin is really important and also using a fixing spray, I can totally see the difference when I am using one and when I am not.

    Yiota
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    1. I know, I cannot believe that I used to skip prepping my skin!

      Danielle xx

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  4. I always use a primer & a beauty blender too! I must admit that I don't always use powder though because my skin is so dry - it depends on the type of foundation I'm using. I always use a setting spray though! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. The same goes for me, it just depends how my skin is at the time!

      Danielle xx

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  5. I believe on having a setting spray but too bad i didn't have my own
    Might purchase soon

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

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    1. I think that setting sprays make the world of difference!

      Danielle xx

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  6. Good tips. Thanks a lot for sharing them. I was thinking of
    doing it soon, just so I can torture myself, LOL! Seriously, this is so
    stressful for me… I will bookmark your post for futur references. Thanks!

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      Danielle xx

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  7. I actually have a similar post to this going up this weekend haha! I really need to learn to build my coverage, I constantly just apply foundation in a rush and wonder why it looks so dodgy by the end of the day! xx

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    1. I know, most days I am in a rush too!

      Danielle xx
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  8. I think I need to get into beauty blenders, I am missing out! I do love a good setting spray though, they really do make a difference. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Honestly, a Beauty Blender is my favourite tool now a days!

      Danielle xx

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  9. I have heard endless raves about this foundation from all sorts of skin types. I'm intrigued by it but I wasn't a fan of the sheer glow foundation (despite the hype), so I am a bit put off by Nars base products because of it.

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    1. Really?! I absolutely adore Nars base products, they are by far my favourite!

      Danielle xx
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    2. I have been wondering how to get my base to stay better! I will try moisturising and priming first :) Thanks for the tips!

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    3. No problem sweetie, happy they could help!

      Danielle xx

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  10. Hi, Danielle, this is a very nice post! I am considering to buy a new foundation for myself, NARS is always in my list. Thanks so much for your sharing and review! I love your blog by the way.:)

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