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An in-depth tutorial on sweatproof longwearing makeup! A little late for summer in the northern hemisphere but this tutorial may also be helpful for oily skin types or if you find that your makeup doesn’t last as long as you would like :) Ofcourse, countless long-lasting product recommendations.

Youtuber of the week: CloudyApples

Nail Polish I’m wearing in this tutorial

Will update this in a few hours

Final Look

Sweatproof Longwearing Makeup Tutorial

Complete List of Products

Biore – UV Perfect Face Milk SPF50 (NB: quite high in alcohol, I use an emollient moisturiser underneath and I haven’t had any problems but if you are particularly sensitive to alcohol, avoid this one)

Giorgio Armani – Lasting Silk Foundation in 4.5 (also recommend Estee Lauder Double Wear Light & MAC Face and Body for longwearing foundations)

MAC – Pro Longwear Concealer in NC20 (particularly good on the nose bridge for those who wear glasses)

Laura Mercier – Secret Brightening Powder

Stila – Waterproof Brow Colour in Medium (review and comparison to the SUQQU Brow Pen coming soon)

MAC – Paint Pot in Coral Crepe (check out my Cream Eyeshadow Smackdown for more recommendations)

Dior – Eyeshadow Quint in Beige Massai (since discontinued, sorry!)

NARS – Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Via Appia (other longwearing eyeliner recommendations: MAC Pearlglide, Stila Smudge Sticks, Pixi Endless Silky Eyeliners and Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Wearing Eye Pencils. NB: On occasion, long wearing eyeliners are deemed ‘not eye safe’, the above recommendations don’t irritate my waterline but your mileage may vary).

Make Up Studio – Waterproof Mascara 3D in Extra Black (freaking budgeproof, you’ll need an oil based remover)

Rouge Bunny Rouge – Diaphanous Finishing Powder (the powder for people who don’t like powder, read my review here)

Guerlain – Four Seasons Bronzer in Moyen Brunettes

Illamasqua – Blush in Lover

Becca – Beach Tint in Dragonfruit

Urban Decay – All Nighter Setting Spray (tested this in European summer and it performed very well!)

 

What are your favourite longwearing makeup products?

xxkarima

 

Complete list of products mentioned

Setting Spray
Setting Spray
Quint Eyeshadow
Quint Eyeshadow
Waterproof Brow Color
Waterproof Brow Color
Larger Than Life Eyeliner
Larger Than Life Eyeliner
Pro Longwear Concealer
Pro Longwear Concealer
Bronzer
Bronzer
Powder Blush
Powder Blush
Beach Tint
Beach Tint
Paint Pot
Paint Pot
Secret Brightening Powder
Secret Brightening Powder
Lasting Silk
Lasting Silk
* Denotes products sent for consideration. I’m always honest with my reviews :)

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  1. Karima! Your blog changed my life as we have the exact same tone. What shade are you in Double Wear? Thank you!

  2. Also, what are your thoughts on the Kiko cream eyeshadows? A good enough dupe for Tom Ford? I dont know if I can even get my hands on them in the US hah

    1. The Kiko Stick Eyeshadows or the Kiko Shock Cream Eyeshadows (mousse formula)? The latter is not like the TF shadows, it has a very strong setting power so provides a more foiled finish as opposed to the TF, which have a glossy finish.

      Still on the hunt for a dupe :-/
      x

  3. Hi Karima,

    Thank you so much for doing this video. I really enjoyed it.

    Do you have any primer recommendations for someone with oily skin? As effective as physical sunscreen at extending the wear of foundation, it’s not ideal for night time events that involve flash photography. Do you think the UD spray by itself is sufficient?

    1. My pleasure, Eden!

      Have you tried the Becca matte primer? SO MATTE, you have to blend the product rather quickly because it has a rubberised finish and makeup adheres very quickly. The Rouge Bunny Rouge Matte Primer is a similar concept.

      I think a suitable primer + a long lasting foundation + setting spray is your best bet. Tackle the longevity through various products, just keep the layers thin and well blended.

      x

    1. I like Les Beiges powders! They’re similar to MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in coverage (rather minimal) but the formula is a bit creamier. I don’t think they provide great longevity if you have oilier skin but a good option for dryer skin types.

      xx

  4. Hi Karima! You have once again created a post about one of my favorite topics: long wearing cosmetics!! I am addicted to finding products that are long wearing.
    Here are some things I do when I need long wearing performance: apply a touch of powder BEFORE applying foundation (I use RBR also). Amazing increase in performance. Also, when I really need long lasting eye color, I use eyeliner as eyeshadow!!! Two great ones: Shu Uemura drawing pencils (last sooooo long) and Crayon Khol TerryBly. I love using cheek stains (by terry cheek to cheek), and also Sonia Rykiel blushers – wow! Eyeliner: Shu drawing pencils, and lips: Serge Lutens-both the stain and the lipsticks. I usually wear something on top of the stain because that product doesn’t change your lip texture and I need some smoothing!!
    You have me quite curious about the Lasting Silk! Also, Dragonfruit is a great color on you! xoxo sj

    1. Hey SJ :D

      I find the powder under foundation trick works for me some days, and not so well on others. Strange huh!
      Also, have you found that the Shu Drawing Liners dry out? I purchased a few and find that they only remain creamy if I sharpen them before use…
      xx

  5. Since you’ve revealed yourself to be a glasses-wearer, I would love for you to do a tutorial on makeup (specifically eye makeup) for those of us who wear glasses. Some eye looks just totally disappear behind my glasses, so some advice on how to make things pop behind the lenses would be so helpful.

    1. Good idea, Kristin!
      I’ll do that soon. For the most part, I think that glasses wearers can get away with more eye makeup; looks that might be OTT for day time seem more casual once the glasses go on :)
      x

  6. Brilliant tips! I found this video particularly helpful to me as I have oily skin and I live in Australia. I really, really like the look you’ve created! Very fun and refreshing. I can’t wait till summer’s here.

    I’ll have to try the PLW concealer. The PLW foundation is second to none when it comes to longevity in my experience.

    Do you know where I can buy the Makeup Studio mascara?

    P.S. Dragonfruit is stunning. I bought it after seeing your FOTD a while ago and absolutely love it!

    1. Hey Jen :D

      I’m looking forward to better weather here in Aus! The PLW concealer can look a touch dry under my eyes but if it holds my makeup around the bridge of my nose, I can deal!

      I purchased Make Up Studio in Amsterdam but turns out they have some locations in Australia! Here are the stores:
      http://make-upstudio.com.au/locations/

      Hope this helps :) x

  7. Hey, Karima! I thought you looked a bit white at first but then watched the video and I saw how delicately shimmery and radiant you appeared! This is an amazing tutorial, thanks for posting it!

  8. Hi Karima! I love the delicate, precise way you apply your makeup! These tips are awesome for summer here in Brazil and the final look is fresh and gorgeous! Do you think the armani lasting silk has a shade light enough for a nc10 complexion? I’m very interested in this foundation but unfortunately the lightest shades are not available where I live. I usually have to ask my mom to buy it for me when she travels abroad : /

    1. Hey Cami :)

      Lasting Silk in #2 is about an NC12 or so. It may oxidise on you but if you have a white mixer in your collection, a small dot will bring the shade down to NC10.

      Hope that helps!
      x

  9. Thank you for the MAC concealer on nose bridge tip. That area has been the bane of my make-up wearing life since getting specs a year or so ago. Better days beckon!