Saturday, 18 June 2016

How I make my eyeshadow last all day

Something I really used to struggle with, until very recently, is making my eyeshadow last all day. Even a few hours was a struggle. Eyeshadow creases really badly on me and it wears off so fast, I'm always left with a small strip of colour just above my lashes and the rest just disappears. Well, things have changed and I can actually make my eyeshadow stay on perfectly all day! It takes a little bit of prep but it's honestly so worth it. 

This is a three step process. 
  1. Powder the eyelids. I use the Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Skin Perfecting Powder (£33 at Selfridges) in Fair as it is extremely finely milled and smooths out the skin, as well as removing excess oil. 
  2. Use an eyeshadow primer. My favourite is the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base (£19.50 at SpaceNK) as it's a creamy primer that blends out to a colour-less finish that is very smooth.
  3. Apply a cream eyeshadow base. I use the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly (£16 at MAC) as it's a good match for my skin tone and it dries down fast after application. 
It's time to apply your eyeshadow!

All three of these products separately help to extend the wear of my eyeshadow compared to other products I've tried in the past but all three together are the most amazing combination for making my eyeshadow stay on all day. Even when I've been to the gym!

If you suffer with oily eyelids and can't keep eyeshadow on for more than a few hours, you should give these steps a go, it will be worth it! Before rushing out and buying these exact products, you should definitely give it a go with whatever similar products you have already as I'm sure you can find your own amazing combo that works for you! 

How do you make your eyeshadow last all day?
Are you going to give this a go?

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