With christmas just around the corner parties and nights out will soon be upon us!! We all dream of going on a night out or for a meal and not having to take 10 bathroom breaks just to top up those patchy marks where we’ve been sweating on the dance floor or our lipstick has faded from all the eating and drinking we’ve just done. But wouldn’t it be amazing if we could find products that actually last on our faces long enough to not do all this?!
I suffer from Hyperhidrosis’ of the face and head which means from the neck up, I sweat more than a monkey in a steam room!! I’d spend so much time crying about how I’ve just sat for over an hour and done this amazing makeup look but I’ve sweat so much half of it is running down my neck or patchy before I’ve even left the house!! I mean nobody like’s a SULA right?! (Sweaty Upper Lip Alert)
So I’ve spent the past few year’s looking into products that wont make me look like my face is melting off even when my face is scorching!! And I think I’ve got a routine that works perfect for me so I’d love to share it with you. I’ve put together a little list of the products I go to if I’m going out and I want my makeup to stay perfect. I’ve linked them to website’s that you can oder from incase like me you can’t get out and about too much or you just havent got the time to go trapsing through shops!! If you want more of an everyday look check out a previous post on My Go To Everyday Make-up Look.
** Disclaimer, some of the links I’ll provide are affiliate links which’s means I’d earn a small commission in an item was purchased but at no extra cost to you!! This is NOT a sponsered post and all views are my own.**
I don’t go for 1 exact primer that you HAVE TO HAVE exactly. My primer changes on how my skin is each time I use it. Having combination skin some days I need a hydrating one and others I need a mattefying one. So here’s just some I’ve tried and really like.
Ok ladies and gents, Too Faced Born This Way Foundation is my ride or die foundation!! Coming in at £29 it isnt the cheapest I know, which is why it’s no my everyday foundation. But my skin not only looks and feels amazing with it, it just doesnt budge!!
Infused with coconut water that aids in delicately replenishing skin’s moisture levels. Alpine rose that helps empower skin’s health and resilience and Hyaluronic acid gives a smoother, more youthful appearance. It’s also oil free and cruetly free!! It colour corrects my skin tone and it hides all my imperfections!! Keep an eye out on Cult Beauty as they pften have offers on where you get free delivery or a free gift when you spend so much.
Now I’m not a fan of ‘Baking’ as I find it dries out my skin soooo bad!! But I do like a nice setting powder to lock down that look. Trust me I think I’ve tried EVERY SINGLE POWDER I can get my hands on and they all just dry me out!! Except this one. Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pressed Powder (I swear this isn’t sponsered by Too Faced haha though I’d love them to!!) This can be used before or after foundation for that ‘airbrushed’ look but I personally use it on top. I use this whenever I do any sort of makeup look as it’s the only thing that works for me. At £24 it’s worth every single penny and you can also get this at Cult Beauty. It keeps everything in place, nothing creases and it gives that flawless finish!!
Set Your Brows
I know it may sound stupid to set your brows but for me this is important. I have alot of hair and most the time it gets in my face and wiping it away often makes my brow hairs go out of place. So I like to use a brow setter to keep them all in place, plus it makes them look ALOT more natural!! I use this AFTER I’ve filled in my brows. The one I use over and over again is Nyx Control Freak Eyebrow Gel and Nyx Tinted Brow Marcara. At £6-£7 they’re a must in my brow routine!!
Set It All In Place
As far as setting sprays go, there’s only 2 that I find are the best for me!! Depending on what look I’m going for, e.g matte or dewey, these are the 2 I use. Both give a lovley finish to my makeup and keep it in place. I like to finely spray it over my face then fan it dry usually by
- NYX Matte Finish Spray £7
- Primark Glow Setting Spray £3
So you may be wondering why I haven’t said about the above. Well that’s simply because I don’t find any particular one last’s longer than the other. Yes ofcourse I do have my favourite products but anything you use will work!! You can see my previous post here where I mention my fave go to products for daily makeup.
And that’s it ladies and gents!! I hope you like this little post and if you do try anything I’ve reccomended please let me know in the comments so I know what you thought!! Are there ay products you’d like me to review for you?! I’d love to hear your recommendations too!! Hope you all have fab christmas parties!!
Much Love – Mrs Slee-Jones xx