Raquel shares her tips and products for long lasting makeup with Lena Talks Beauty

Top tips for long lasting makeup

My stepsister Raquel is the queen of long lasting makeup. As a flight attendant, she has to look good for long trips, and she also makes her makeup look great for big nights out on the town. I’ve asked her some questions, to help you all in your quest to have your makeup look perfect for a long time – and for my own benefit too! I want to know her secrets and top tips for long lasting makeup.

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Lena: What foundation and base products do you use?
Raquel: I use Giorgio Armani luminous silk foundation, Mac Pro long wear concealer and Mac Mineralise skin finish powder. To keep it staying on long, it’s down to the Beauty Blender and Mac brushes I use – they are the MAC 128 powder brush, and the 129 blush brush. I blend my foundation with the Beauty Blender, using circles then stippling over top. So once I have a thick base then I lighten it up with lots of powders. I love using my Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette to highlight, and also Mac Mineralise in Soft and Gentle, then Mac Mineralise blush.

hourglass ambient lighting palette
Lena: If you can’t get the Giorgio Armani foundation, or don’t want to pay quite that much, MAC Pro Longwear foundation is also really long wearing. I also asked Raquel if she uses any primers, or setting sprays – usually on posts like this about long-wearing makeup they are things that people really recommend. She says she’s never found any that make a big difference, so hasn’t bothered. Personally, I’m a fan of the NYX Dewy Setting Spray.
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Lena: What eye makeup do you use?
Raquel: On my eyes I use a white eyeshadow before any coloured ones to make it easier to blend. Then I use Benefit They’re Real Push up liner and Benefit They’re Real mascara. For my eyebrows, I use Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade with an Anastasia eyebrow brush. These all last even if I go for a swim! (Lena: Mum told me that Raquel’s makeup still looked perfect after she went snorkelling with sharks!!!)
beauty blender, mac makeup brushes, benefit they're real eyeliner
Where can I buy these products?

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You can keep up with Raquel’s globetrotting adventures on instagram – I’m always envious of the gorgeous places she goes to, like Hawaii in the photo above.

lena x

Raquel shares her tips and products for long lasting makeup with Lena Talks Beauty



  • Renee Winter

    She is so attractive – I bet she doesn’t even need to wear makeup – but what she does wear looks stunning. What a gorgeous family you have Lena.

  • Genevieve from Toronto

    Can you please tell me what products and how Raquel takes of her makeup? (She’s stunning by the way!)