Makeup that Lasts

 

With Summer definitely not here to stay and with it raining all the time, I've had to take drastic measures to stop my makeup trickling down my face with every droplet of water. So aside from the standard waterproof mascara, I've adapted more cream and long-lasting products into my routine to make the makeup last. 

Eyebrows are very important to me and even after I fill in my eyebrows, somehow all colour seems to disappear within an hour. So I've been using the Maybelline Brow Drama in Medium Brown which is such a good brow gel as the brush doesn't pick up excessive amounts of colour but simply helps to set my brows in place. The brush is like a little ball so is perfect if you aren't blessed with thick brows but also means that each hair is coated. I find that this is perfect if I'm having a no makeup day but want some order to my otherwise unruly brows.

I've recently become overly obsessed with the whole strobing trend but I find that irregardless of whether it is raining or not, my face eats up all powder and product. For a more natural highlight, I've been loving Illamasqua Aurora in Gleam which is a pink toned highlight but clings to your skin like no tomorrow and ain't goin' no where. 

In summer months (i.e when it's not snowing), my skin does produce more oils so that combined with a dewy foundation means that I can sometimes be hindered with a shiny forehead. I typically use my Bourjois Healthy Mix Powder but I've hit pan and spotted Maybelline Matte Maker on ASOS which of course mean't next day delivery and does what it says. It's not cakey but just mattes up the areas where I want to reduce shine. I use the shade Classic Ivory but it's not really pigmented enough to make much of a difference, it just stops the shine.

And finally, the seal of approval. I'm obsessed with L'Oreal Infallible Pro Spray&Set which I just mist over my makeup and it's sealed in place. This isn't available in the UK yet but I got this off ebay for about £6 and because it's so much cheaper than it's highend counterparts eg. the Urban Decay version, I could hardly say no to taking that risk. I find ebay is brilliant for picking up American counterparts and saves so much time (and customs fees).

What are your top tips for making your makeup last?