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How to get your makeup to last all day part 1

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Makeup is like magic to me. The right makeup products have the power to transform everyone. Which is why I like to pay special attention to my makeup products. I am lucky to get opportunities to review many products each month. Some products are better than others, and I always make sure I get the amazing products again once I run out.

I have had the privilege to use all sorts of makeup and I know the importance of using the right makeup. Many of us want our makeup to stay put all day. I remember growing up, that was one of the issues I had. I would apply makeup before leaving the house, and it would be wiped off within a few hours. So I know all about how frustrating it can be when your makeup seems to just vanish off your face.

 

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How to get your makeup to last all day

So how do you get your makeup to last all day? Here are some tips that you may find useful –

 

Care for the skin underneath

Having a good skincare routine is the first step to helping your makeup stay on for longer. You should ensure you are using the right skincare products. Ensure you use the right cleansers, makeup remover, moisturisers and face creams. I like to spoil myself with a face mask every week. It does wonders for my skin. For moisturisers, I currently use Bio Oil and No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Day Cream SPF 15 50ml.

 

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Also, make sure you take your makeup off before you go to sleep and treat your skin right from within by eating and drinking right. Once your skin is smooth and supple, your makeup tends to stay on for longer.  I currently use AVON True Nutra Effects Gentle Bi-Phase Eye Make-up Remover, and it wipes every trace of my makeup off. 

 

Use a primer first

Now this is a very important tip. You should apply a primer first before you apply your foundation. I always use a primer first if I know I am going to be out all day and I need my makeup staying on.

I currently use Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer and it is so amazing. It keeps my makeup on for more than 12 hours. 

 

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Quality Foundation and Concealer

I like to spend a bit more when it comes to my foundation and concealer because I believe the more I spend, the better the quality. I have all sorts of foundation and concealer products in my makeup storage box, but I always recommend Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place FoundationIt is super long lasting, stays on all day. This foundation is definitely number 1 in the makeup market.

 

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When it comes to concealers, I prefer MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. It conceals all that needs concealing and it stays on all day. Love it. 

 

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Face Powder that works

Once my primer, foundation and concealer (in that order) have been applied and blended in, the next stage is applying the face powder. I go for quality here as well, and I like my MAC. The Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation by MAC works great for me. It stays on all day and I hardly ever need to top up except for my t section.

The Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In Place Powder Makeup SPF10 is another favourite of mine. It works great with the foundation and leaves my face looking stunning all day. It just glides on and stays on. 

 

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I will be writing a follow up with recommending more great makeup products –  eyeshadow palettes, lipsticks, eye liners and more. So look out for that post in the next few days.

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Product Review: Dermalogica Super Rich Repair Moisturiser & Skinperfect Primer

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If you have been reading this blog for a while now, then you will know how obsessed I am with Dermalogica products. I have reviewed a few of them now, and I still have many more on my wish list. Dermalogica products can do no wrong in my eyes. They are simply perfect. And the Super Rich Repair & the Skinperfect Primer are the best. I have used both products for weeks now, and I can honestly testify to their goodness in my life, hahaha.

Let me dissect them one by one, starting with the Super Rich Repair Mosituriser.

 

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Here is what Dermalogica has to say about this product :

Dermalogica’s richest moisturiser! Cold and dry environmental conditions can leave skin dry and sore, particularly in winter. For an instant boost, use this super-concentrated, heavyweight cream. It moisturises, soothes, protects and fights inflammation, relieving any irritation and giving your skin its healthy glow back.

Apply to face and neck with light, upward strokes. Wait for cream to absorb before applying additional products. Use once or twice daily.

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Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. I love the packaging. It is compact and comes in a pump, which I find easy to use.
  2. It smells amazing.
  3. I apply it once a day, at night, before applying my Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair, and my skin feels super smooth and moisturised in the morning.
  4. It is a very rich mosituriser. It absorbs quickly and reduces fine lines.
  5. It is fantastic for dry and dehydrated skin.

 

CONS

None. It is a fantastic night mosituriser. It currently retails at £62.85, but you can grab it on sale at Beautifully Gorgeous for £52.54.

 

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I have heard about the Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer from one of my lovely readers – Kefkat. She mentioned she was a fan of Dermalogica primer, so I decided to try it.

Here is what Dermalogica has to say about this primer:

This best-selling two-in-one primer not only prepares your skin for make-up application but also helps protect it from harmful UVA and UVB sunlight. Specially formulated to enhance your skin’s overall health, it smooths away fine lines and leaves skin looking radiant and full of luminosity.

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. It is a two-in-one product, primer and sun protection. It can be worn before applying makeup or alone.
  2. I apply this primer on top of my mosituriser before applying makeup. My makeup stays in place all day thanks to this primer.
  3. It reduces the appearance of fine lines.
  4. It is light weight, and leaves my skin feeling smooth.
  5. My foundation just glides through once the primer has been applied.

 

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CONS

None as you would have guessed. This primer is the TRUTH!

It currently retails for £38.80, but you can get one on sale at Beautifully Gorgeous for £31.77.

 

I recommend both products. They are truly amazing. You should try them. Links to the products are above, if you want to take a further look.

 

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What do you think of both products? Have you used any of them before? Sound off in the comment section below please.

 

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Product Review: Dermalogica Age Smart Overnight Retinol Repair

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I fell in love with Dermalogica products sometime last year. I tried a few of their products and they were seriously the best. So when the lovely people of Beautifully Gorgeous got in touch to offer me this product to review, I jumped at the chance. I have always wanted to try out this Dermalogica Age Smart Overnight Retinol Repair, which includes a Buffer Cream. I turn 30 next year, and I must confess, until very recently, I have been neglecting my skin, and just assumed I will be forever young. How funny is that? Thank God I have seen the light.

Since I started beauty blogging, I realised how much care and attention I should be giving my skin, and I have tried my hands on quite a few beauty products, and Dermalogica products usually stand out every time. Here is what Dermalogica has to say about this Age Smart Overnight Retinol Repair and Buffer Cream:

Turn back the clock with this powerful treatment cream. Targeting uneven skin tone, discoloration and wrinkles, AGE Smart® Overnight Retinol Repair reduces the appearance of skin aging overnight. It contains active microencapsulated pure Retinol, a powerful ingredient that helps boost collagen production and cell turnover. Comes with a moisturising Buffer Cream to help skin adjust to the Retinol.

Note: Should not be used less than 72 hours after exfoliation or 2 weeks before a holiday in the sun. This is due to the Retinol which can cause burning to the skin if not used as directed. Please refer to the instructions before use.

How to use

For best results, mix one part Overnight Retinol Repair with up to three parts Buffer Cream. Apply to cleansed skin at night, when cell renewal is at its prime. Once your skin is acclimated, you can use Overnight Retinol Repair alone, prior to or mixed with your prescribed Dermalogica moisturiser.

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I have been using both products for a few weeks now, so here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. They reduce laughter lines. I had an annoying laughter line in my mouth area that shows up every now and again, and the appearance has reduced since I started using both products.
  2. My skin feels and looks a lot firmer.
  3. No artificial fragrances, colours or parabens in both Dermalogica products.
  4. A little goes a long way, so this 30ml Overnight Retinol Repair, and 15ml Buffer Cream may look small, they will go a long way.
  5. My skin tone is improved. I had a bit of skin hyperpigmentation o my face while I was pregnant and some of it didn’t go away after childbirth, but since I started using these products, I can see a visible improvement.
  6. Both products accelerates the skin renewal process.

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CONS

None.

I recommend the Dermalogica Age Smart Overnight Retinol Repair to anyone struggling with laughter lines, skin pigmentation, wrinkles, or anyone who may need a form of night cream. A pack of these goes for a discounted rate of £61 (£73) at Beautifully Gorgeous’s website (link above), so get in there, and try it for yourself.

Have you tried the Dermalogica Age Smart Overnight Retinol Repair before? What are your thoughts? Drop me a comment, lets talk.

Thanks for reading.

 

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