Friday, 17 June 2016

My 'Long Day' Makeup Gems

My Long Day Makeup Gems
If I know I've got a long day ahead of me that requires being out the house all day I like to prepare by choosing makeup that'll not smudge, melt or start to crack throughout the day. It's a challenge but these are the products I tend to reach out for that really help stop me from having any quick trips to the bathroom to touch up as often.

Base:
Once my moisturizer has sunk in I like to apply The Body Shop Insta Blur which is basically a 5 in 1 silicone primer that helps with problematic areas. This helps mattify my face, reduce any redness and helps to waken up my skin before I apply any makeup. I love this primer I can honestly say this is the best primer I have used for keeping my foundation and powder in place all day without any shine or cracks. My foundation choice is Estee Lauder Double Wear and this is by far the best foundation I have ever used for amazing coverage and a flawless finish. This foundation doesn't melt or leave my skin feeling heavy even after 6 or 7 hours, it is definitely buildable but a little does go a long way. I do wish there was a cheaper alternative to this foundation though as it a pricey bugger. 

To set my foundation I use Mac Mineralise Skin Finish Powder which I have used since I was in school. This really mattifies and sets my foundation in place for the day and doesn't slide. It doesn't melt off or leave me with any cracks so it is perfect to carry with me if I need to top up. To set my overall base I will use the NYX Matte Finishing Spray and this just keeps my makeup from going oily throughout the day. I do want to try the dewy spray mind as it is nice to have a bit of a dewy finish.

Eyes:
My overall favourite mascara has got to be Benefit Roller Lash and I always like to use this mascara if I know I have a full day ahead of me. This gives me length, it separates out all my lashes, adds a bit of volume and most importantly doesn't smudge. If you are wearing makeup all day the last thing you want to be worrying about is having panda eyes so whenever I invest in a new mascara that is one of the things I look out for. For eyeshadow I like to use a couple of neutral shades from the Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette. I am so happy I treated myself to this palette as it is by far one of my favourite for everyday wear. I always turn to this palette if I know I am busy all day but want something natural on my lids. This gives such great pigmentation and doesn't budge all day, so I don't have to worry about any of it melting off.

Lips:
I've recently been wearing the Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lipsticks and I seriously want them all. They do an amazing range of nude shades so if you like wearing more browns and neutral shades definitely check out their range. I always reach for this nude because it's great for those lazy days where I want something on my lips but nothing that stands out too much. Firstly they smell like Cadbury's Mini Eggs which of course is just amazing. They are long lasting but you do have to top it up after a couple of hours. If you know of any lipsticks that stay in place all day do let me know!

What are your 'long day' makeup essentials??
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  1. Oooo I must try the insta blur!

    Soph xo'

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    1. Yes you really must its aaaaamazing!

      Katie ♥

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  2. These all sound really good! I'm after a new primer so I might have to try that Body Shop one! Also that Two Faced palette looks so pretty!

    Millie x // Millie’s Wardrobe

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    1. I'm so glad I bought that Too Faced Palette when I did because I use it all the time now!

      Katie ♥

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  3. The NYX finishing spray sounds amazing, I need some more products that'll help my makeup last longer.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

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  4. Roller Lash is my all time favourite mascara, I love it. The NYX spray sounds really good, I will have to give it a try.

    Abi xo | www.wanderlustdaydreaming.co.uk

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    1. I think They're Real is my favourite but that one is right behind it! I am wanting to try the Dewy Finish Spray next.

      Katie ♥

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  5. The Too Faced palette is gorgeous <3

    http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I use it on a day to day basis it is literally the best palette ever!

      Katie ♥

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  6. Estee Lauder DW is my go-to, it's so good! I'll have to try out the Body Shop's insta blur, it sounds pretty great! x

    Just Little Things

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    1. I agree, I hate how pricey it is but oh my I love it. The insta Blur makes Double Wear glide on much nicer

      Katie ♥

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  7. The NYX Setting Spray sounds really nice, I'll have to check it out!


    xo, Liz

    http://lipstickandconfetti.com

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    1. Definitely do and let me know what you think!

      Katie ♥

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  8. I use the NYX dewy finish setting spray and love that one, RollerLash is my fave mascara ever! lovely post xx

    gemsblogstorey.com xx

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    1. Thank you lovely and so glad you are a fan!

      Katie ♥

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  9. I haven't tried the NYX setting spray yet! Will definitely have to pick it up soon :)
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Let me know if you try it out and what you think!

      Katie ♥

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  10. I love that Too Faced palette! For longevity, I love Double Wear but can find it a bit heavy. MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof is a brilliant foundation for hanging around, too!

    Beekeyper - Latest - Nuxe Rêve de Miel - in a stick!

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    1. might check that out sometime thank you for you recommendation!

      Katie ♥

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  11. A finishing/setting spray is a must for me on long days! It really makes my makeup last longer!


    JennyLovesBeauty♥

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    1. I agree me too, I forgot to spray it once and I definitely noticed the difference

      Katie ♥

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  12. Loved this post, the pictures are so pretty! I really want to try the Body Shop primer and the Estee Lauder Double Wear! It's meant to be so good but I hate splurging on something that may not suit my skin type! When pay day comes round perhaps I shall give it a go!

    http://ellacatherine1.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Ella glad you liked the post! You could always try asking for a sample or if they'd apply it to your skin. Estee Lauder counter in Boots did that for me before I decided to buy it

      Katie ♥

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  13. I love the shade 'Naked Talent' from the S&G lipsticks, but it is always out of stock in my Boots! I can't wait to get my hands on it though xx

    Phoebe & Abida | phoebida.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. oh I don;t think I have saw that one but then again that could be because its out of stock here too!

      Katie ♥

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  14. Ooooh I must try the Soap & Glory lipsticks! I always set my makeup with powder, otherwise it'll slide about too much x

    Everything But The Kitchen

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    1. Definitely should they are so lovely! and me too my face doesn't feel set without one!

      Katie ♥

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  15. I love the palette. Looks adorable

    Charming Coco

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    1. such an amazing product!

      Katie ♥

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