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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 – NYX Blotting Paper & Makeup Brush Cleaner

Summer is here and I am loving the long sunny days. A new season usually means new beauty products. It is also a great time to get some stunning photos taken. I found some great Photobox Discount Codes and Vouchers and I am eager to get some personalised Photo Packs in time for Father’s Day this Sunday. Click here for more information.

The warm weather also means I need my blotting paper more than ever!  So I have quickly placed an order for NYX Fresh Face Blotting Paper, after running out of my old pack some days ago. I also decided to grab the NYX Makeup Brush Cleaner since my makeup brushes were in need of a deep clean.

 

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NYX Makeup Brush Cleaner

This NYX Makeup Brush Cleaner promises to give makeup brushes a deep clean. I used this product along with my Stylpro Makeup Brush Cleaner and dryer. The results were so good. I will definitely be buying this makeup brush cleaner again.

Here are my thoughts on the great product –

 

PROS

1. I love the practical packaging.

2. It is very affordable at £12 only.

3. A little goes a long way.

4. This brush cleaner is very effective. It cleans my makeup brushes very well.

 

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CONS
  1. None.

 

NYX Blotting Paper

This pack of  NYX Professional Makeup Blotting Paper comes with sheets of 100% pure pulp paper to absorb excess oils. It is super handy to have around especially in the summer months.

Here are my thoughts on this beauty product –

 

PROS
  1. I love the simple compact packaging. It is very easy to carry around.
  2. It is super affordable.
  3. This Blotting Paper removes excess oil completely, leaving the face matte.
  4. I found it very easy and convenient to use.
  5. It is great for the sensitive skin.

 

 

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CONS
  1. None

 

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Overall, I really like both NYX products. I think they are great value for money and I will definitely be buying them again. They are worth every penny for sure and they do the work beautifully!

What do you think of these products? Have you used any of them before?

Sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Fashion and Style Police Reviews Sleek MakeUP

I have been a huge fan of Sleek MakeUP for a long time. I love the fact that the brand takes women of colour into consideration when creating new makeup collections, unlike some other makeup brands. Today, I am reviewing the new Sleek MakeUP Vitality Foundations and Solstice Highlighting Palette.

 

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I have these products for weeks now and I really like them. I can definitely see myself buying these makeup products again. Here are my thoughts on them.

 

Sleek MakeUP Vitality Foundations

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The Sleek MakeUP Vitality Fresh Foundation range comes in a semi-matte finish. There are various shades in the range so there should be a right shade for everyone. I got the VF08 and VF10 shades, which works great for me, since I like to mix various of foundation to get the perfect shade for my skin tone.

 

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PROS
  1. I love the matte finish. It suits my skin tone.
  2. I love how compact the tube is. It is so easy to pop in a handbag.
  3. It is oil-free, and provides light to medium coverage.
  4. This foundation is very affordable at £8.99 each.
  5. It is a lightweight foundation with known hydrating ingredients like lotus flower, bamboo and water lily extracts.
  6. It is available in 24 shades.

 

 

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Cons

None

 

 

Solstice Highlighting Palette

This palette includes two baked powders, one luxurious cream formula and one silky shimmer powder. It is one makeup product I see myself using for a very long time.

Solstice instantly enhances the complexion with a radiant glow, the highly pigmented metallic finishes create a gorgeous luminous sheen on the skin.

 

 

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PROS
  1. It is so easy to blend.
  2. This product is not tested on animals.
  3. I love the gold packaging. I think it looks really sleek, and so compact too.
  4. It is super affordable at £10.
  5. I love the colours and the pigmentation.

 

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CONS

None

 

I love these Sleek MakeUp products. They look great on my skin, the quality is incredible and they are very affordable. What is there not to like?

Have you tried any of these Sleek MakeUp products before? Please share your thoughts.

 

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