How To Make Your Makeup Last All Day

I used to struggle with making my makeup last all day before I started using powders from MAC. Now I don’t have to worry about touching up a million times a day. I like my makeup to last 8 hours so that I don’t have to worry when I am on a day/night out or when I am at work.

I use the MAC Studio Fix Foundation Powder Plus to set my whole face. I use the shade NC30. This powder adds a tiny bit of colour and coverage. I am not a fan of the white cast translucent powders leave, so if you don’t like that either this powder is great. I use the B. finishing brush which picks up just enough product. I do not use this powder with a fluffy or dense brush so I avoid looking cakey. I love how it makes my skin look natural and you cannot see a face full of powder. The powder doesn’t allow my foundation to separate like others have done in the past. I only need to touch up my T-Zone once in 8 hours around lunch time, and I usually apply my makeup at 7am when I am getting ready for work. The product lasts a long time which is why I can justify the price of £24.50 as well as it making my makeup last all day.

I use the MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Powder which costs around the same amount. I like this powder as again it doesn’t leave a white cast. I use the light shade to set under my eyes. The powder sets and keeps my concealer on all day. I also use it to set concealer on my eyelids as a shadow base and it does help my shadow to last longer. I use this powder with a small powder brush and it looks natural also.

So these are the two powders that I use to make my makeup last all day. I know they are expensive but I find them totally worth it. I can’t imagine using any other powder. I can count on these powders every time as I know my makeup is not going to slip off- especially in the warmer weather.

What powders do you use to make your makeup last all day? I’d love to know! Click here to see my everyday summer makeup products.

6 Comments

  1. May 29, 2018 / 2:12 am

    For me I find a combination of products are the key to making the makeup last all day, the 2 main components being setting powder and a long lasting setting spray like the urban decay all nighter. Of course the foundation helps but I find lots of my long wearing foundations are a bit tricky to apply so when I’m in a time pinch I don’t have the luxury of reaching for those foundations.

    http://www.themakeupaficionado.com

    • May 30, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Yes I have to use setting sprays! I like the makeup revolution ones. Never tried the UD one but I need to xx

  2. em
    June 2, 2018 / 11:08 am

    these powders sound great. I just use MUA’s Loose Powder and I find it works well for me at keeping my makeup last all day! x

    emjbarker.blogspot.co.uk

    • June 3, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      I’ve never tried them! xx

  3. June 3, 2018 / 10:54 am

    This was a really useful post as usual Louise! x Mac, as a brand, is of such a high quality and I love every product I own from them! Like the OG makeup brand! Their foundations are genuinely thebomb.com (they last for my 12 hour days out) but I’ve not given their powders a try yet as I’m normally using something translucent (like Sexy Mama by The Balm, I die by it) but I have to put them on my shopping list! x
    Marina Rosie x
    https://marinawriteslife.blogspot.com/

    • June 3, 2018 / 12:09 pm

      Thanks for your kind comments as always! I have a foundation but I have the wrong shade which is super annoying so I don’t use it! I love The Balm, I didn’t know they have powders! xx

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