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MAKEUP: My foundation will NOT stay on my face! Anyone?

Question Posted Monday January 10 2011, 5:53 pm

Ergh basically! Every brand/make of foundation i wear..DOESNT stay on my face. I dont know how.. i dont know why! Like i'll do my make up and i'll go to the mirror after 45 or so minutes,and its just disappeared, and my blusher! I dont know how it all just "wipes" off my itself. I even try putting powder over my foundation because that apparently helps to keep it lasting. But it doesnt! I would by a primer..but im 16 so i havent got alot of money..looking for a job! haha! But seriously, im sick of buying realllly expensive foundation when it comes off straight away, what do i do? Ive tried allll different brands of foundation!

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xokristabelle answered Tuesday January 11 2011, 3:01 pm:
I'm a huge makeup's how to make your foundation stay all day:

First, start with a clean, moisturized face.

If you want to use a primer, that's probably the best thing you can do to make it stay. There's lots of good (if expensive) ones, and I think some drugstore brands make them too- definitely worth checking out.

You don't have to buy a really expensive foundation- there are a few cheap ones that are just as good. L'oreal True Match is great quality, pro makeup artists use it, and it's only around 9 bucks. If you really want your makeup to not budge, I've heard good things about Revlon Colorstay Foundation.

The most important rule of makeup, to keep it staying on and looking great all day, is to always set creams with a powder. In terms of foundation, this means applying a loose, translucent powder (not the colored ones) all over your face with a fluffy brush for the most natural look.

Finally, if you're going to a special event or are willing to spend the money, a makeup setting spray would be a good option for you. Urban Decay and Skindinavia make good ones, and there's all kinds of formulations.

Hope that helps, and let me know if you have any more makeup questions!

-Krista, 20/f

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DearAbby92 answered Monday January 10 2011, 8:06 pm:
I know what you mean, I never see my blush on my face by the end of the day or my bronzer sometimes.

First off, wash your face and apply a facial lotion.

A primer makes a HUGE difference. I know you don't want to spend a lot of money, but you don't have to use the expensive foundations when you use a good primer.
I use bareminerals primer, which is a tad on the expensive side. [Link](Mouse over link to see full location)

It makes make up go on smoother and last longer. Wal Mart has a cheaper version that has good reviews.
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I use a cream foundation, which I feel like stays on longer because its thicker then the average liquid foundation.
I find that setting it with a powder like you mentioned really helps it stay on longer and look more matte.

Using a cream blush and then putting a powder plush over it will make it last longer, and the same for bronzer.

You can set all of your make up with a translucent setting power. I got this travel size and it is plenty since you never need to use a lot.
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There is also a product called a setting spray, which claims to 'seal' in your make up for the day. Here's an urban decay spray
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and here's a much cheaper elf spray
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If all else fails, carry a little make up bag in your purse for touchups.

Good luck,


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