Troublesome skin no matter what!

I am using Lancome Teint Idole ULTRA -- supposably a medium to full coverage foundation.  Looks good when I apply it around 10am, but by 1pm, it looks like crap.  Completely worn off under my lips...looks funny cuz my foundation and skin color are different (I tan in the beds).  Under my foundation I use Smashbox's primer.  Under the primer I always have moisturizer on.  I've always had rosey cheeks but no matter what I can't cover them up so it looks like I was playing in mommy's makeup instead of looking well put together. What am I doing wrong?!

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First of all is your skin oily? If so your makeup maybe coming off faster. Also are you setting your liquid foundation with powder? Try using a mattyfying moisturizer and primer before applying your makeup.

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It sounds like your primer isn't right for you. I have had great sucess with Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer- it makes my makeup stay on all day and keeps my concealer in place better than any other primer.  I never had any luck with the Smashbox primer, guess it wasn't right for my skin.




Hope this helps!

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It sounds like you may have oily or combination skin which is causing your primer and foundation not to last very long.

The best products that I have found to help stop my extreme oiliness is to apply an oil-controlling face primer such as Givenchy’s Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer which you can read more about at:

Make Up For Ever's All Mat + Mattifying Foundation is a great foundation for oily skin.  It's a shine controlling, oil-free, water-resistant, complete coverage liquid foundation that you can read more about at:

Also, I would recommend setting your foundation with Urban Decay’s De-Slick Mattifying Foundation Powder which is a colorless, shine-controlling powder that comes in a handy mirrored compact so you can carry it with you for touchups throughout the day.  You can find it at:

You don’t have to use all of the products that I mentioned above because I know it can all get expensive.  I would start with the primer and see how it works, then try the powder if the primer is not enough and then switch to the foundation if the primer and powder are still not enough to stop your makeup from coming off or fading.

I hope this helps you.  Smiley Happy

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