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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #345 on: 16 March 2022, 03:40:38 pm »
Can anyone recommend foundation that stays put? My clients end up wearing more than me! I use setting powder but it doesn't stay put. My skin is red and blotchy so I have to wear it.

I think foundation is impossible to recommend if you don't know the persons skin type and/or are quailifed to to some degree, but I would suggest setting spray if you are not already using it. I use it either with, or instead of setting powder, but I always use it. I used to buy Urban Decay for about £30, I think, but then I  switched to Makeup Revolution, which I think is about 6. Not sure if I noticed a difference.. I now get the sports one thats supposed to hold up better, but again, I can't say if it is or not.
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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #346 on: 16 March 2022, 04:02:54 pm »
Can anyone recommend foundation that stays put? My clients end up wearing more than me! I use setting powder but it doesn't stay put. My skin is red and blotchy so I have to wear it.


There is a green cream/serum which is supposed to be good for redness. Kiko do one that is not too expensive, and is supposed to be decent. Coconut oil (cold pressed virgin) instead of, or as well as your usual moisturiser may also  help. Diet is also worth considering too, especially wheat, beer and cider. I think a giveaway that your diet might be  to blame, is if you also experience flaky scalp.

By the way, coconut oil melts make up, so it's best to put it on a while before and dab  any excess with tissue
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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #347 on: 16 March 2022, 06:56:01 pm »
Can anyone recommend foundation that stays put? My clients end up wearing more than me! I use setting powder but it doesn't stay put. My skin is red and blotchy so I have to wear it.

Try a setting spray I’ve used both a £Land one and Rimmel and both work well for a budget item. Put them on before make up and after for best results.

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #348 on: 16 March 2022, 09:14:24 pm »
I refuse to waste any more money on Clinique make up that cracks under my eyes damn concealer I started using e.l.f which is quite good as a foundation also  and rock star eye shadows a friend gave me are brilliant and last all day .

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #349 on: 17 March 2022, 02:32:10 am »
I used a No. 7 green colour corrector for ruddy cheeks, and it's the best of several such products I've tried (most leave you looking unwell). NYX do a good foundation, and you can set it with a very light dusting of Bourjois' rice powder if you prefer a matte look.

I think Clinique may still do a foundation that's not meant to rub off at all?
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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #350 on: 17 March 2022, 05:40:47 am »
I used a No. 7 green colour corrector for ruddy cheeks, and it's the best of several such products I've tried (most leave you looking unwell). NYX do a good foundation, and you can set it with a very light dusting of Bourjois' rice powder if you prefer a matte look.

I think Clinique may still do a foundation that's not meant to rub off at all?
I refuse to waste any more money on Clinique make up that cracks under my eyes damn concealer I started using e.l.f which is quite good as a foundation also  and rock star eye shadows a friend gave me are brilliant and last all day .

I really like the Clinique 24 hour concealer it's fantastic, I use a different brand foundation over the top Vichy dermablend, or a matte mouse by La Roche Possay sadly no longer available, or Boots No. 7. I do like E. L. F primer but just tried NYX photo primer which is so good I don't think I'll use anything else again.
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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #351 on: 17 March 2022, 06:50:17 am »
I think foundation is impossible to recommend if you don't know the persons skin type and/or are quailifed to to some degree, but I would suggest setting spray if you are not already using it. I use it either with, or instead of setting powder, but I always use it. I used to buy Urban Decay for about £30, I think, but then I  switched to Makeup Revolution, which I think is about 6. Not sure if I noticed a difference.. I now get the sports one thats supposed to hold up better, but again, I can't say if it is or not.

True. I do sometimes use setting spray. But if the client doesn't end of wearing it, my no 7 foundation goes all cakey. I use serum, primer, pore filler, everything you're meant to do, but still struggle with cakey make up.

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #352 on: 17 March 2022, 08:35:02 am »
I think foundation is impossible to recommend if you don't know the persons skin type and/or are quailifed to to some degree, but I would suggest setting spray if you are not already using it. I use it either with, or instead of setting powder, but I always use it. I used to buy Urban Decay for about £30, I think, but then I  switched to Makeup Revolution, which I think is about 6. Not sure if I noticed a difference.. I now get the sports one thats supposed to hold up better, but again, I can't say if it is or not.

I have oily, acne skin which is kept clear by use of good prescription medication, also I am in my late 40s so slightly ageing (but not so much thanks to the oily/acne/medication). I have to avoid anything which clogs pores, because that will override the medication effect and I will break out. I have to mix and match because if I use all oily skin products it is too much, ends up cakey and flakey.

I have a range of moisturisers, find that normal skin moisturise, normal skin primer followed by good concealer (Clinique 24 hr), then a matte foundation, powder, matt setting spray works the best.

If I am wearing tinted moisturiser/normal foundation only then to I use a matt primer.

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #353 on: 19 March 2022, 09:42:12 am »
I don't wear much (if any) makeup and I don't like the feeling of anything on my skin, but I do have some for odd occasions and the foundation I've found with the most staying power is Studio Fix by MAC. I can't get used to the finish (and the fact that it smells like paint) but there's no denying it does the job.

For anybody with a few £ to chuck about, the Hourglass range and the concealer in particular is fabulous. I buy the travel size one and it lasts for an age :D.

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #354 on: 13 June 2022, 04:04:57 pm »
I have very oily skin & it has been a nightmare finding make up that stays put (Still struggling now but it's better)

I use Benefit Porefessional Matte Primer or Too faced primed & poreless primer
Nars long lasting foundation (once that is empty I am switching to Fenty Beauty as I have heard really good things about them)
NYX Matte setting spray as well as Benefit Super Setter setting spray (I found that Urban Decay was causing my make up to slip off very easily)
ItCosmetics bye bye pores setting powder, however Fenty Beauty setting powder is amazing!  Laura Mercier worked for a while but found better options
Morphe setting spray is also a really good option

I would love to see someone who can tell me exactly what I need rather than wading through the dark trying out what does & doesn't work
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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #355 on: 27 July 2022, 05:23:44 pm »
I think by their very nature glossy lipsticks aren't as long-lasting. The best one I've found for durability is Revlon's ColorStay Ultimate Suede; the shade I have (070) is slightly pearlescent, so doesn't look matte.

If you like a glossy look the best thing is to buy a lipstain or something like Max Factor's 'indelible' lip colour, and then buy a clear gloss you can re-apply on top.

The best tip I found for glossy red lipstick is the usual apply and blot. The magic trick is between layers of lipstick is to apply a very fine layer of talcum powder.

The method is to apply a base layer of lipstick and blot. Then apply one layer of a sheet of tissue or loo roll. (You tear the tissue apart to obtain single layers). Press this on and apply talcum powder and press in with a soft brush and remove the tissue. The tissue filters the talcum powder and you get a very fine layer of talcum powder all over much like using a setting powder on foundation. Repeat with a lawyer of lipstick and blotting and another layer of talcum powder. Anywhere between 3-5 times is good. Finish with a layer of lipstick and blot. Lipcoate to finish if you want.

This method produces ultra glossy red lipstick and it sticks like superglue. It's a lot of work and you probably won't want to do it every day. Mostly for photos or special events or just for yourself, probably. In good light when photographed it's almost like a piano gloss compared to ordinary methods. It's also the only way I found glossy red lipstick to stick during snogging.

For reference this was the method used by Marilyn Monroe's makeup artist.

I'm cheap so just use Nyx Matte or Nyx Silky Matte lipstick for everyday and work. It mostly stays on if I use 2-3 layers and blot and they're not a heavy snogger.
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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #356 on: 27 July 2022, 11:21:48 pm »
I used some Revlon Hyper Matte lip colour on Monday night and it was still partly there on Tuesday afternoon!
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