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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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Fashion and Style Police Reviews No 7 & Björk & Berries

I am always popping into our local Boots store for one thing or the another. I go in there with a list of items I need and usually with more than I planned to buy. During one of my numerous pop ins, I came across No 7 Essential Moisture Day Cream and decided to try it.

 

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I have been using this Day Cream for weeks now and I am very happy I found it on that day. Here are my thoughts on this product.

 

PROS
  1. This Day Cream is great for normal and dry skin types.
  2. No 7 Essential Moisture Day Cream moisturises the skin perfectly, leaving it looking supple all day.
  3. It can serve as a great makeup primer.
  4. I like the fact that it has a light texture, does not clog the pores and is easily absorbed into the skin.
  5. It is quite affordable at £9.50 for a 50ml jar.

 

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CONS

None.

 

I love this No 7 Essential Moisture Day Cream a lot. And I can see myself using it for many years to come. It is a lovely moisturiser that does the work beautiful.

 

Björk & Berries Moonflower Eau de Parfum

I have used Björk & Berries perfume before and I really liked it. So I was super thrilled when I got this lovely Björk & Berries Moonflower perfume. The first Björk & Berries perfume I used was the White Forest which was lovely. So to think this Moonflower is even better tells you how amazing the fragrance is.

 

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Björk & Berries Moonflower Eau de Parfum was launched earlier this year for men and women. It currently retails for about £71 for a 50ml bottle.

 

Fragrance Notes
Top Notes

Fig leaf, Candied fruits, Peach.

Heart Notes

Rose, Carnation, Clove.

Base Notes

Amber, Vetiver, Patchouli, Cedarwood, Musk.

 

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Here are my thoughts on this fragrance –

 

PROS
  1. I love the divine fragrance. It is fruity, floral and refreshing.
  2. The bottle looks pretty on my dressing table.
  3. It is very long-lasting. It stays on all day.
  4. This fragrance is a great night-time perfume but I also wear it in the day.

 

CONS

None.

 

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

Product Review: Boots No 7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes & Oil-Absorbing Sheets

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I walked into my local Boots store one sweet day to get some supplies for my toddlers, only for me to find myself in the beauty section. I promised myself I was only looking around, window shopping they call it, but after a few minutes of window shopping, I found myself heading to the counter, with some beauty supplies in my basket. The friendly lady at the counter quickly attended to me, and while I was waiting, my eyes fell on a No 7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes pack. Now I am usually not a No 7 fan, don’t think I have ever used any of its products, I usually see the brand as one of those brands that does not make products for my skin tone, but this product got me interested, and I decided to try as I am always on the lookout for face wipes and cleansers that do the work quickly and effectively.

I saw the price tag was £7, but I didn’t think much of it, until the sales lady doubled checked with me to confirm I was happy to buy it. That made me think again about the price, and whether it was too pricey for just 30 wipes, but I decided to have it anyway. I also got the Boots Oil-Absorbing Sheets and I have tried both products for weeks now.

Here is the product description for No 7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes –

No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes are suitable for all skin types and remove even waterproof mascara.

Specially created for when you’re short of time, these gentle, fragrance free wipes sweep away impurities and remove all traces of make-up, even waterproof mascara.

With pro-vitamin B5 to moisturise and soften, plus extracts of witch hazel and fennel to clear pores and leave your skin feeling smooth and fresh.

 

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Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. I found the wipes easy and convenient to use. You basically just take a wipe, and wipe your entire face, and it removes all makeup.
  2. I love the fact that it takes off waterproof makeup too.
  3. It is great for all skin types and tones.
  4. It is great to take away with you on holidays and trips, or when you are too busy to cleanse your face properly.
  5. I like the resealable pack. The packaging is pretty.
  6. It is great for sensitive skin, I have one, so I know.
  7. It is fragrance free, which is fab.
  8. It is fine for daily use.

 

CONS

  1. For 30 wipes, £7 is a bit a pricey, but it does the job and  I do get Boots Advantage points so it is OK.

Overall, I do recommend this product. It performs brilliantly and it is a great handy product to have around if you can afford it.

 

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Here is the product description for Boots Oil-Absorbing Sheets –

These soft sheets are impregnated with salicylic acid to help prevent spots. It quickly and easily removes excess oil and shine. It can be used over make-up without smudging.

Here are my thoughts:

PROS

  1. These sheets remove excess oil and shine, without smudging the makeup.
  2. It is quite affordable at £3.99 for a pack of about 48 sheets.
  3. It creates an instant matte complexion.
  4. It is easy to apply, you can use it without a mirror, while you are on the go.
  5. It is great for the oily/combination skin.

CONS

  1. None.

This is a fantastic product. I recommend this Boots Oil-Absorbing Sheets to anyone struggling with an oily/combination skin. You will be needing this especially now that the warm weather is almost here.

 

What are your thoughts on both products? Have you used any of them? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

 

 

 

 

 

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