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18/02/2013 at 18:12
what am I doing wrong! I have to wear full name up for work so I have a daily routine with my skin of wash, tone, moisturise. I then use a primer and pore refiner (on my nose) then make up - foundation, concealer, powder, blusher, eyeliner and gloss. My problem is by 11 it's virtually all gone! It seems to just disappear and it's driving me mad. Is this normal? Does everyone have to re-apply several times a day?!
18/02/2013 at 18:21
I had this problem and then I started putting my make up on bare face and it stays on longer!
18/02/2013 at 18:30
Mine does exactly the same, I thought I was the only one! It doesn't matter what brand of make up I try, how little or how much I put on, it's as though my skin just sucks it up and spits it back out. Do you have dry skin too? I exfoliate a couple of times a week, cleanse and tone daily, moisturise with a no.7 cream for 'very dry skin' and like you, use a primer before the make up. After a couple of hours I need to reapply concealer on the pinky bits and under my eyes...my eyes are the worst but I do have dark circles.
18/02/2013 at 18:33
Do you touch your face a lot? Sounds simple but someone told me that once. I definitely run off a lot by faffing about. Also when you're checking your make up is it under harsh strip lights, like in the loos? That can give you the impression of being unmade.
My mum leaves work looking the same at 5pm as she does it the morning. She takes her full make up bag to work and regularly (prob hourly!) touches up.
18/02/2013 at 18:44
Sounds like the primer and moisyuriser arent working and its slipping off.
18/02/2013 at 19:49
My make up always slides off! I think its becasue my skin is too moisturised with serum, moisturiser and primer!
19/02/2013 at 07:44
I put my moisturiser on then leave my face for a while before putting make up on. I use Clinique foundation which works well for me. I have classic combination skin so my cheeks are dry but nose isn't. I use powder to touch up my nose during the day.
19/02/2013 at 08:06
Nina, I'd really recommend going to a make up lesson at Mac, it's £50 but you get to redeem that against products which doesn't take long does it. They do all their own skin prep creams and primers etc so go, tell them your problems and I'm sure you would have a solution to try. I said the same as you when I went to buy my bridesmaids makeup, obviously I needed it to stay on all day and I came away with some lovely stuff (non make up, more skin creams) that really worked.
Could it be that your moisturiser or foundation is too thick or heavy that its meaning its not being absorbed by your skin and therefore sliding?
I think it sounds like you are putting too much on your face. I wash, cleanse, tone and moisturiser then leave them to totally sink in before putting any make up on. I don't use primer, just foundation, powder and bronzer. Have you tried using less?
19/02/2013 at 08:44
I was wondering about wearing less make up as surely all those products on our skin cant really be any good!
19/02/2013 at 08:47
Yep agree on too many products too, but then a lot of people feel they need primer and founation. It sound like it's too many products on top of each other and they aren't absorbing, just sitting on top of each other.
I moisturise then use a concealor and bronzing powder. If I'm feeling spotty I'll use Porefessional but no foundations or primers.
19/02/2013 at 10:37
What do primers actually do?? What about a special make-up base to put on underneath your foundation instead of primer?
19/02/2013 at 10:55
i THINK PRIMAER IS MEANT TO HELP MAKE UP stick to your skin.
19/02/2013 at 11:46
Oh right, same as a make-up base type product then. Thanks 1stbaby. I have so much to learn!
19/02/2013 at 12:46
Sounds like a lot of make up to me. I dont actually cleanse and tone my skin. I only wash with Dove soap and hot water - dont even use make up remover.
I wash my face, put primer on and then foundation and bronzer and mascara and thats it. lasts all day.
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