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Long lasting face makeup

For work I'm constantly moving and running around because I work at a hospital. My current makeup doesnt last till lunch. Two hours and its worn off. I was hoping someone could recommend long lasting face makeup. Primers, powders, foundations, even concealers. My skin is oily with some acne and a fews scars that I would like to cover. Anything would help. Thanks in advance! 

Re: Long lasting face makeup

Hi Ambree789 I would recommend starting off with a oil control primer like Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer. For foundation, try Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation.  It will even out your complexion and keep your skin matte longer throughout the day.  For powder, do you prefer loose or pressed?  Will you be using the concealer around your eyes or for extra coverage on your face?

Re: Long lasting face makeup

Hi Keelybt, I prefer loose powder. I use the concealer for extra coverage

Re: Long lasting face makeup

A great loose powder for oily skin is Tarte Smooth Operator™ Micronized Clay Finishing Powder with PM20™.  It will give a flawless finish, keep your skin matte and also help reduce the appearance of pores. Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer works really well for areas that need a bit more coverage and dries matte.

Re: Long lasting face makeup

Mat Velvet liquid foundation by Makeup Forever is the only foundation that I have found that keeps me from getting oily so fast throughout the day.  Shine still creeps through eventually but it takes longer when I wear Mat Velvet.  I also like the light diffusing setting powder by NARS - the loose powder.  It's great for touch ups when I get a little shiny throughout the day too.  Makeup Forever's concealer is a great full coverage concealer that lasts all day too. 

Re: Long lasting face makeup

Hi Ambee789, 


For lasting makeup all day, I recommend NARS Sheer Matte Foundation or if you want more coverage, use NARS Powder Foundation SPF 12 which is buildable.  You can set these with a loose powder on top.  My makeup artist use the powder foundation on me for my wedding last September and it lasted all day long with running around while the weather was still warm  and taking a billion pictures.  Also, the Make Up Forever Full Cover Concealer that was recommended by Keelybt is really good as well.

Re: Long lasting face makeup

Thank you all for the help! 

Re: Long lasting face makeup

I think I've tried everything but my holy grail foundation is Estee Lauder Double Wear. It's oil-free, fragrance-free, med to full coverage, and lasts all day. Doesn't even need a powder. My skin is oily, acne prone. It covers everything!


For primer I use Lorac Aquaprime because other primers with silicone make me break out and get greasy.

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