What a 10 hour makeup look REALLY looks like

I thought I’d write a post about what makeup I use when I am out and about and how it last for me. It is interesting to see what stays and what vanishes. Do you like subtle makeup looks where flawless skin in key and not too much going on is also essential? Then keep on reading.

A few disclaimers:

  • None of the photos of my face have had any editing done. They are they way my Samsung A3 phone took them.
  • I am 40 years old but I am quite lucky to have good skin with no real problematic areas.
  • I was out from 3:00 till 11 p.m.

During the Day: Picture Taken in River Island where the lights are really nice

Prepping and priming.

I use my Vichy Liftactiv Supreme Face cream and Eye Serum. I let that set and then use my Dior Forever and Ever. I then used the Maybelline Anti Age The Eye Eraser Concealer.


Foundation: L’oreal 24 Hr Matte in the shade Vanilla.

Contoured with my TooFaced Cocoa Contour Palette.

Blush: Mac Fleur Power.

Highlighter: Revolution Vivid Baked Highlighter in the shade Golden light.

Bronzer: Matte Radiance Based Baked Powder Laura Mercier.

Powder on top: Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Powder.

I used: My fingers to apply the foundation and a beauty blender for the concealer. I always set my foundation with a stippling brush though. I used a big fluffy Sephora Pro Powder Brush for  setting the powder and a Sephora contouring brush set (limited edition with a silver handle. Don’t know the name).



Eye Crayon: No7 in the shade Glistening Ray.

Mascara: Lancome Grandiose in the Colour Violet.



Laura Mercier Lip Cream in the shade Coral Reef


Lasting power

I was out all day, in the rain going in and out of stores from cold to warm. It held up quite well although before going out I did touch up and used my Bronze Goddess Multi Purpose Palette, so the evening photo is after adding a bit of blush and bronzer from that palette. I did not have any powder or foundation/ concealer on me, so, the base lasted all day long. So did the mascara. I did have to re apply the lip cream.


At night time. Added the bronze Goddess Blush and bronzer.

So, there you have it. My REAL makeup look after being out and about all day long.

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