MY TRIED-AND-TRUE MAKEUP FAVORITES THAT LAST ALL DAY

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The ultimate makeup products that last me all day long. The ultimate makeup products that last me all day long. The ultimate makeup products that last me all day long. The ultimate makeup products that last me all day long. Makeup products that last me all day long. The ultimate makeup products that last me all day long. The ultimate makeup products that last me all day long.

 

I’ve tried so many different kinds of makeup over the years, and I feel like I have really narrowed down my absolute favorites when it comes to a full face of makeup that will last me all day. On days when I have longer photoshoots, this is exactly step-by-step how I apply my makeup. I usually do my makeup hours before my shoot because I need to drop off the boys at school, run errands, etc. beforehand, and I completely trust these products to stay in place and last for hours after my shoot! I’ve listed all of my colors and what I love about each product below. I have used every one of these products consistently for over a year, and I HIGHLY recommend every single one of them! I get asked a lot about specific makeup products/colors I use, so here is a full breakdown of my top makeup products for a long lasting full coverage look.

 

STEP 1: PRIMER

  • MAKE UP FOREVER SMOOTHING PRIMER (amazing quality primer. Takes quite a bit to cover the face, but it makes my makeup stay all day. I use this when I have long shoots)  
  • E.L.F. PORELESS PRIMER (works as well as the expensive primers! It makes my pores disappear and you can’t beat $6 and free shipping! Make sure to get this pink one because the other E.L.F primers don’t work as well) 
  • FIRST AID BEAUTY COCONUT SKIN PRIMER (smells like heaven! I love this in the winter because it is extra hydrating. I will buy this primer again and again)

 

 

STEP 2: FOUNDATION/CONCEALER 

  • MAKEUP FOREVER ULTRA HD FOUNDATION “R370 MEDIUM BEIGE” (blows every other full coverage foundation out of the water. Light silky feel, full semi-matte coverage without drying. Not caky and does NOT make me break out. Stays put and lasts all day. They have amazing colors available in this foundation for a perfect match. CANNOT recommend this enough!)
  • BAREMINERALS SMOOTHING FACE FOUNDATION BRUSH (this brush gives me the best coverage and a really smooth application; love it!)
  • TARTE CREASELESS CONCEALER “LIGHT MEDIUM” (creamy full-coverage concealer that is the best for under the eyes! It doesn’t crease or dry out my skin. Creamy without being oily at all. I use this under my eyes, along the bridge of my nose, as a highlighter, to cover imperfections, and as an eyeshadow primer. A little goes a LONG way. one tube has lasted me over a year and I use it daily.)
  • BEAUTY BLENDER (I don’t have a huge preference in beauty blenders, I just use a smaller one to blend my under eye concealer)
  • MAC STUDIO FIX POWDER PLUS FOUNDATION “NW25” (a makeup bag must-have for me for over 10 years! Full flawless coverage. Perfect on it’s own if you don’t want to do a full face of liquid foundation first. I use both on days that I shoot.)
  • BAREMINERALS PRECISION FACE COMPACT BRUSH (I apply my MAC compact with this brush. Applies even coverage that you can build if needed.)
  • RODIAL INSTAGLAM TRANSLUCENT HD POWDER (they weren’t kidding when they said HD. This stuff makes my pores disappear! The perfect finishing touch along my t-zone for a flawless finish; worth the cost 100%)
  • ANGLED KABUKI BRUSH (under $9 and is great for an all over blend or finishing powder)

 

 

STEP 3: BLUSH/BRONZER

  • BOBBI BROWN BLUSH IN “TAWNY” (perfect shade in a beautiful matte)
  • BAREMINERALS DUAL-FINISH BLUSH & CONTOUR BRUSH (the most useful brush I’ve ever owned. I love that it works for bronzer and blush, and it’s the perfect size for contouring!) 
  • BOBBI BROWN BRONZER “NATURAL” (I had a makeup artist use this one on me a few months ago, and I loved it! A perfect bronzer in a matte finish. I’m not a fan of shimmer in my bronzers, so this one I was naturally drawn to. Easily blended and natural looking.)
  • JOUER HIGHLIGHTING POWDER “CITRINE” (I usually shy away from highlighters; I feel like many of them just end up emphasizing my pours, but this one changed my mind. I use it lightly along my cheekbones and it is such a beautiful effect! Blends easily, which was another issue I had in the past with highlighters. This one adds a subtle glow rather than a streak of shimmer.)

 

 

STEP 4: EYEBROWS

 

 

STEP 5: EYES

  • LORAC UNZIPPED PALETTE (one of the most beautiful palettes I’ve ever used. I use “Unconditional” all over my lid, and either “Unbridled” or “Unspoken” in the crease for a dramatic look. I use this palette almost every day, and I have used every color. Shadows are highly pigmented and last all day!)
  • LAURA MERCIER EYE ART ARTIST’S PALETTE (my other go-to palette. This one is also full of beautiful purples and nudes, perfect especially for blondes. I use either “Fresco” or “Primrose” all over my lid, “Vanilla Nuts” along my inner eye and brow bone, and “Plum Smoke” or “Truffle” in my creases. Soft beautiful colors and so many great mattes.) 
  • URBAN DECAY EYESHADOW BRUSH (I got this with another eyeshadow palette I have and I use it all the time!)
  • MAYBELLINE FALSIES VOLUME MASCARA (I have lash extensions right now, so I only add just a hint of this mascara to my lower lashes since they are so blonde.)
  • REVLON COLORSTAY LIQUID EYELINER (so impressed with this drugstore liner! This works almost as well as the expensive stuff; definitely worth buying.)
  • RODIAL LIQUID EYELINER (fantastic quality, goes on smooth and precise, and lasts all day.)

 

 

STEP 6: LIPS

  • MAC LIP LINER PENCIL “BOLDLY BARE” (my go to lip liner color for years. It pairs so well with tons of different lipstick colors! A beautiful darker mauve/nude, and I usually add a little lighter pink or nude lipstick over the top.)
  • BAREMINERALS MATTE LIQUID LIPCOLOR “FRENEMY” OR “SWAG” (I use these lip colors all the time. they work great on their own but really stay in place with lip liner. A beautiful matte finish that doesn’t dry out my lips and these two colors are my favorites!)

 

 

STEP 7: SET

  • URBAN DECAY ALL NIGHTER SETTING SPRAY (It would be a total waste of makeup to apply everything without finishing with this spray. It keeps my makeup in place and looking fresh for hours! I trust this stuff to carry me through hours of shooting, and I keep backup bottles so I never run out! Just mist it lightly with a few sprays over your face and you’re good to go. Just make sure it’s the last thing you apply!)

 

 

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3 Comments

  1. The Laura Mercier palette is beautiful! Awesome recommendations.

  2. The E.L.F. Flawless finish foundations is one of my shockingly favorite make up items as well. I’ve tried high end and low end foundations and keep going back to that one, and again, $6. I’ll have to try the primer and see if it’s an award winning combo!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com