Primer, powder, or setting spray?

I'm going to the Bahamas for a rave (exciting I know!) and I am looking for something that will make my makeup last, possibly all day and night (with minor touch ups if needed) through the dancing and the heat. I am in the search of a new foundation (leaning towards MUFE HD or MAC Matchmaster) but am more concerned with setting my foundation. I have combination skin, oily in the T-zone after a few hours after washing and normal everywhere else.


I have never used a face primer. Is this just for creating a smooth/perfecting base or does it make foundation last longer? Also, do you find that oil absorbing or matte primers extend your foundation wear?


I am thinking about purchasing a translucent powder for everyday (work) makeup days? Does this extend foundation life? Any pressed powder suggestions?


I am VERY interesting in try Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray? What are your thoughts? Does it make foundation stay longer?


Which products or combination (not interested in using all three!) of products do you think will help make my foundation last longer?


This is a lot. I know. I appreciate your responses greatly. THANK YOU!



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I like to do a lot of raging too hehe and usually it's during the summer so it's extremely hot and totally bad for makeup :3 I have combination skin as well and I find that the MUFE Mist + Fix works much better than the UD All Nighter. I've used it with my MAC Studio Fix, (I stopped using it and started using Kat Von D's Lock-it Foundation, better coverage, not cakey, doesn't transfer onto clothing and lasts longer - in case you were wondering lol). I've tried MAC Matchmaster and I found that it was similar to the Studio Fix but slightly less coverage, so I'm sure it will do well with the MUFE Mist + Fix. It's made my foundation last much much. Sometimes I like using MUFE's HD Microfinishing Powder instead. I'd suggest using that if you're skin tends to be oily because it will give a great matte finish. It works nicely into a daily makeup routine (:

As for pressed powders for daily use and what not, I really think Shisedo's Translucent Powder is a pretty solid choice. It gives my face a silky texture after I apply it. But If you're looking for something with color, I like Benefit's Hello Flawless Powder and NYX also has some good powders too.

All in all, out of your two choice's for foundation - I recommend the MAC Matchmaster and MUFE Mist + Fix, but I think the MUFE HD Powder is a better choice in warmer weather. BE's Prime Time and Smashbox's Primer also work as good bases, but I find that I don't need them when I used a finishing powder.

Hope this helps! Good luck xx
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