Beauty Influencer’s Sunday Column Vol.11: ​How do you ensure your makeup stay flawless all day?



BISC Vol.11


How do you ensure your makeup stay flawless all day?


BISC Vol.11 Authors



SUNNY | Belgium | Mostly Sunny Blog
1. Prime: Especially if you have oilier skin or when the weather is warm, prime your eyes and your skin first.
2. Long-wearing formulas: Some products go the distance. Look for formulas that “set” or waterproof ones.
3. Build up in thin layers: Always better than caking too much of anything on in one go!
4. Layer: Layer powder eyeshadows/blushes on top of cream ones for extra dimension and lasting power!
5. Set: Set everything in place with a bit of powder.
6. When all else fails, carry a pressed powder compact with you for touch-ups!



ERIN | USA | Clever Girl Reviews
Armani loose or pressed powder, NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Base, and Boscia Blotting Linens!



ANNE | Germany | Linda, Libra, Loca
These three things keep my makeup in place: Primers, Powders and Layers.

Eyeshadow base is a must for me (I use MACs Paintpots) and I have tried to incorporate a face primer into my daily routine. To save me an extra step, I use the Eucerin SPF 50+ (read here) as a two-in-one. Being oily skinned, a powder is a must for me, and as bonus it helps the base stay in place. Same goes for every other part of yourmakeup: Regular eyeshadows on top of Creamshadows or a powder blush on top of a cream one really increase longevity. Read more here.



LILY | Malaysia | Chloe Ash
I guess it really depends on your skin type, and also your daily activity. I live in a hot and humid weather, and it’s difficult for makeup to stay flawless the whole day, unless I hide in air conditioned places 24/7. So, if I’ll be out the entire day, I’ll be bringing makeup with me to touch up. For eyes, I use NARS eye primer which will make any eye shadow stay. Cream blushes tend to stay longer on me, and for foundations, I keep them light, and touch up with powder throughout the day.



JAA | Thailand | Hello Jaa
For face, I blot excess shine from my skincare before following with a mattifying primer such as the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer. Next I apply a long-lasting base using a Beautyblender and really press it in the skin. I always finish everything off with a light dusting of loose powder. For eyes, I prime with a slightly matte eye primer before I do my eye makeup. For lips, I apply a lip liner all over the lips as a base for my lipstick. I also like to keep blotting sheets handy to get rid of excess oil when needed without disturbing my makeup.



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  • Have you tried the UD Primer Potion and/or Too Faced Shadow Insurance primer? How do you think the NARS primer compares to them? Lately UD and Too Faced haven’t been as effective anymore 🙁

    • Lily

      I tried the UD one but not the Too Faced. I definitely prefer this NARS primer compared to UD. I also tried one from Clinique, and that one isn’t bad either 🙂

  • Liz

    I think that next year I’ll attempt for a mostly bare face for summer months: tinted sunscreen, waterproof eyes (if any) and just some blush and lip colour. Hat and sunglasses!

    • Lily

      Yes to hats and sunglasses, Liz. I always wear my huge “ahjumma” hat. Hahaha!

      • Liz

        LOL @ ahjumma! That’s me lately. Except people still think I’m 12. >__<

        • Lily

          12?? LOL! Great genes, Liz!

  • We weren’t in the same BISC group this time so I didn’t get to sneak peek at your answer this go round! I totally agree with you on everything. Bring stuff with you and touch up. Humidity doesn’t clown! And NARS Smudge Proof is from the gods!

    • Lily

      You’re right humidity doesn’t clown. LOL! It got really crazy for about a month. The heat wave was ridiculous, and we weren’t spared even though we were in the shade – humidity kills!