Aimee Horton

Skin that wont stick – HELP.


I love make up.  We already know this.

However, I have a nightmare, my skin is just not sticky.

Yes, I KNOW “sticky skin” isn’t the professional term, but I have no other way to describe it.  No matter what I do, my make up just doesn’t stay on my face for more then an hour.  This is a NIGHTMARE, it’s just not fair on the world for me to leave the house make up free, therefore I am constantly topping up.  I know day to day it’s not such a big deal but what really annoys me is whether I’m out and about in the day or for an evening, I end up having to carry a handbag sized bag of make up about with me.

So what to do? I’ve tried Primer (clarins, benefit (x2), shiesedo), I’ve tried sprays (hard candy), I’ve tried various foundations, light ones, tinted mouisturizers, sticks, powders, liquids, compacts, a mashup, different brands cheap, middle of the range, making you want to cry expensive, yet here I am, with the same predicament.

I used to put it down to the fact that I sat under the air-con units in the office, then  put it down to being pregnant.  But here I am, with a nearly two year old, and it’s still happening.  Every morning I put it on, and by the time I’m back home I look up in my review mirror and already my nose is red, and my chin is shiny.

Yes, you could blame the weather (too hot, too cold, to windy, to wet), but then, even if I touch up, I sit at my computer for the rest of the day AND IT’S GONE AGAIN!

It’s not just foundation either, my mascara seems to disintegrate, my eyeliner vanishes (except for little unflattering smudges under my eyes), my lipstick doesn’t even make it out of the front door.

WHY?! Is it something I’m doing? (what could I be doing?), or is it just that I haven’t found the right brand?

I guess this isn’t really a blog post – it’s a plea – what make up do you use? What primer? What tips can you give me?