Wednesday, 17 February 2016

How do I make my eye makeup last longer!

How do I make my eye makeup last longer!

Hi there I am Andrew James and I post about hair, makeup and skincare over at beautyandtheboy.com. I am guest posting today for Beauty Queen UK. I thought it would be a good idea to post about one of the questions I get asked a lot social media, "How do I make my eye makeup last longer?" Personally I would say by using primers or bases. Eye Primers work as a magnet for eye shadow, some will even out the surface and colour of the lid some extend the wear of eye shadows and some just make the eye shadows more vibrant. I’ve chosen a few products I think you will like. The products range from drug store all the way up to luxury, including different textures for all skin types so there is a good mix for everyone.

How do I make my eye makeup last longer!
Firstly, we have an old makeup trick that has been used by makeup artists for years. The “secret" is to just use some plain old pressed powder after you've applied your foundation. Applying powder to the eye will give it a good base to start working on that way your eye shadows will go on smoothly and blend evenly. As you can see above, I picked Collection Cosmetics Lasting Perfection Powder as it’s a long lasting, finely milled powder, a great pick from the drug store
How do I make my eye makeup last longer!
Here we have some products that will either give you a smooth base or make your eye makeup last much longer, I put these products together because you don't want a coloured base so these are all either clear or nude this way you won't see them when you apply eye shadow on top. On the far left is the Illamasqua Sealing Gel which on its own doesn't do much, although when mixed that's when the magic happens sometimes I find myself mixing this with eyeliners, eyeshadows etc. This will make sure your eye makeup won't crease and will be particularly good for those of you with oily lids. Next we have the NARS Pro Prime and Laura Mercier Eye Canvas which both contain starch to help control oiliness on the lids which causes the creasing of your eye makeup. NYX Jumbo pencil works better for those with normal/dry skin as it tends to crease a bit on oily lids. I find the NYX Jumbo Pencils work best when set with eye shadow.
How do I make my eye makeup last longer!
How do I make my eye makeup last longer!

The above products are for those of you who want a bit of colour on your lid but want the eye shadow to last. I often find myself using coloured bases a lot, I’ll usually put down one of these then use a powder to blend over the top and work from there. I would say the key to good long lasting makeup is using what works for your skin type and layering products on top of each other that way they don’t wear away as easily.
My favourite coloured bases have to be the OCC Cream Colour Concentrate which is basically a cream eye shadow that sets down and dries which is a god send for oily lids. These blend really well too if you just want to use this on the lid as an eye shadow without powder. A more affordable version of the Cream Colour Concentrate is the Maybelline Colour Tattoo which works in the same way although it’s a bit drier. The last 2 products are more for your normal/combo eyelids as the Chanel Illusion D'ombre. These set and it looks absolutely beautiful although I’ve found they don’t tend last as long with oily lids. CKone Eyeshadow Bases are great for a wash of colour before doing a smokey eye they work the same as the others but this one has a more grungy tone that then others
How do I make my eye makeup last longer!

I hope this post have helped out you somewhat, if there are any other questions you have or anything you want to ask tweet me @beautyandtheboy on twitter or instagram
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Thanks for Reading!

36 comments:

  1. Some great tips! I wear make up every day and often find myself running out of essentials particularly foundation so this is really helpful.

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  2. Thanks, some great info here, I am not a huge eye shadow user but i do love the colour tattoo's they are amazing and work really well for me x

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  3. I definitely needed these tips! My eye make-up seems to totally fade after an hour.

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  4. I really want to use the nars base to see if it makes my eyeshadow last longer. I currently use either elf or too faced primers x

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  5. These are some awesome and much needed tips

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  6. Lovely tips. Thanks for sharing. Will be bookmarking this post.

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  7. great tips!! I keep meaning to buy myself a primer, but just been so busy with life. Want to start reading more make up tips too

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  8. I have never used a colour base before but the intensity is much better than a normal eye shadow. I love the look of the teal/ peacock eyeshadow!

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  9. oh great tips yes I always struggle with eye make up lasting but have found the best eye products to be from a very cheap brand but lasts all day I also use a ete primer or like you pressed powder and it does make a difference

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  10. I don't wear make up often but found your tips really interesting. I would never have thought to use an eye primer before applying eye shadow! I'll remember these for the next time I wear make up. :)

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  11. There's definitely some great tips here, there's nothing worse than when your eye make up creases or doesn't stay put the whole night. The Illamasqua sealing gel is one of my all time favourite products! X

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  12. There are some fab tips here and will sure take them on board

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  13. These are clever tips. I need to pass this info along to my daughter too!

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  14. very good tips. You really do know a lot about make up application and its really useful reading posts like this. Thanks . Angela from Daysinbed

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  15. I hardly ever wear makeup except for lipstick but when I do half way through the day my eye makeup is gone so will try some of these tips. Thanks Andrew

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  16. I need to start doing this as I find that by the time I leave for work late in the afternoon I look tired and rarely remember to check my face in the mirror as I leave!

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  17. I find wearing primer really does make my make up last longer, especially eye primer. I LOVE the Maybelline Colour Tattoo selection, I have a couple and they seem to last really well, especially if I use primer first. :) xx

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  18. Some great tips here! I always find an eye primer works wonders

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  19. Some fantastic tips there. I'll be trying some of those out.

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  20. I'm sending practically all of your posts on to my s/daughter for make-up tips. You're a bible for her!

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  21. I'm terrible at wearing eye shadow as I have a habit of rubbing my eyes. I should really make more of an effort as I've been given some lovely eye shadow palettes.

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  22. Some great tips here. I need all the help i can get when it comes to applying make-up. X

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  23. My eye make up comes off super fast, so I found this really useful! Thanks for the tips!

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  24. thanks for the great tips :) very helpful for my future nights out

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  25. Primer is such a god send, seriously. I felt so stupid for not trying it sooner!

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  26. I found that with primer topped with a cream coloured base any eyeshadow can look amazing making it easier to buy more affordable eyeshadow. My eyeshadow game completely improved since using primer and cream bases so I am pleased you bought this to the masses. Good post! x

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  27. It looks like I've been doing my make up wrong for years - off to raid my make up bag and see what I need and what I don't

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  28. Some great tips here, as far as eyelid primers go I found the Urban Decay one to be the most effective for my lids, but I also swear by adding pressed powder!! x

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  29. This is such a great post. My eye makeup always fades within a few hours of being at work, I need to get a decent primer.

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  30. Great post and brilliant tips, I will pass on to my daughters. Kaz x

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  31. Awesome post!! I am looking to implement this beauty tips thanks....

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  32. Fabulous tips! I rarely wear eyeshadow as it never seems to last! I will give these a go x

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  33. The Laura Mercier Eye Canvas sounds like something I need. My eye makeup either disappears into the crease or rubs off on the top of my eye - so annoying!

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  34. Some great tips, I always use powder and a primer for my eyes and It really does work

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  35. I have an issue with eyeliner wearing off, and - as a busy mum - just don't have time to keep touching things up. Am definitely going to check out the Illamasqua Sealing Gel as it sounds ideal for me. Thanks for the heads up! x

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