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Stay All Day Series: Over and Under

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to make your makeup stay all day

Last week, I shared the first post in a series about making your makeup stay all day. As mentioned, I had oily/combination skin growing up, and my makeup would be gone in just a few hours – SO frustrating, plus it felt like a colossal waste of money.

Since its taken me years to get my combo to something that really works for me, I wanted to share my favorite products.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to make your makeup stay all day

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  • Urban Decay Vitamin Infused B6 Complexion Prep Spray – I use this from time to time after washing my face (it works as a toner, too). I like that it mattifyes my skin.
  • Kopari Coconut Rose Toner – I actually got this after I shot these products, so no photo here, but I’ve become a big fan of this. It tones skin without leaving it feeling too dry. Plus the smell is amazing!
  • Tarte BB tinted primer (with SPF 30) – I love this stuff. There is absolutely NOTHING oily about it. It even feels matte when it comes out of the tube. I use this after washing, toning and moisturizing. (Pro tip: Generally, I will wash, tone and moisturize then go make breakfast so everything has a chance to soak into my skin before applying makeup. This helps my skin not feel so oily.) I’ll also use this on days I don’t feel like doing my makeup for the added SPF and for how even it makes my skintone.
  • Cover FX Mattifying Primer with anti-acne treatment – Shoutout to my girl Shivalicious for turning me on to this stuff a few years ago. It quickly became my mattifying go-to. It has definitely helped my skin!
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Priming Potion – This stuff is straight up MAGIC for me. I use this every day I wear eyeshadow. My lids stay perfectly in-place ALL DAY. Not even a little slippage. I can even leave my eye makeup on during a workout (for the record, this is not my normal practice, but hey, sometimes you have places to be after a workout) and it stays in place, no matter how sweaty I am.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to make your makeup stay all day

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; how to make your makeup stay all day

 

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My favorite setting powders

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; the best makeup setting powders

After a very brief hiatus (sometimes you just need a little break), I’m back and ready to talk beauty. My goal seems to always be to make my makeup stay all day and NOT melt right off my face.

I’ve had oily/combination skin my whole life so making my face stay on all day without being a shiny mess is crucial. I’ve tried a LOT of products throughout the years so today I want to talk about setting powders. (There’s a post on the other products I use coming your way next week!)

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; the best makeup setting powders

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; the best makeup setting powders

  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder – I love this product. I typically use it when I’m going to an event or shooting for the blog. It really does give a little extra something to your skin – smooth, polished and a slight glow.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; the best makeup setting powders

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; the best makeup setting powders

  • Urban Decay Naked Skin Loose Finishing Powder – I used this baby forever until Sephora stopped carrying it (grrr….). I love this stuff though, and can’t recommend it enough if you’re looking for a nude setting powder over something white or neutral.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; the best makeup setting powders

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; the best makeup setting powders

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