My skin is extremely dry and flaky. I live in Arizona so it doesn't seem to matter how much water I drink or how much moisturizer I use--it never gets better. I use Elizabeth Arden's 8-hour cream as an overnight mask and that does my face the most good, but it's still extremely dry. I also use coconut oil, evening primrose oil, and castor oil as moisturizers, which are somewhat helpful. My problem is in finding a foundation that won't dry me out further. I have rosacea and very pale skin so I need medium/full coverage, and I'm almost always the lightest shade that almost any brand offers for their foundations. I've tried liquid and powder foundations and while mineral powder generally works better, either option still leaves me with patchy foundation by the end of the day. My skin looks like the desert floor. Does anyone know of a foundation that would work with my skin issues? And, even though this isn't in the right category, extra points if someone can recommend a good, heavy-duty moisturizer (or several). Thanks!!
I recently heard from a friend that Girlacktic was (or has, she didnt specify time and she told me a while ago) coming to Canada and would be sold at sephora, has anyone heard this? Does anyone know if its true or know when and if it is coming to sephoras in Canada? Holding its true and not hear say but ya never know ay?
I used to have really good skin. I would only get like two pimples. Then my girlfriend broke up with me, and everything started falling apart. I've been extremely stressed. I got over ten pimples in one day. I've never felt so bad about my appearance. Foundation recommendations would be nice as well. I recently bought a really great foundation, but it is sheer and that was what I needed before but now I need something that will cover up all my pimples. Nothing too expensive. My health has been keeping me from working regularly so now I have to be much more careful with spending my money. Thanks in advance,
Hi there! I just had my trial with my MUA for my wedding. He used airbrushed my foundation and I'm not in love with the coverage. I think I'm used to a thicker texture for full coverage. Can I have him use a thin layer of my normal long-wearing foundation (pür liquid) underneath a layer of the airbrush? Will this give me a more full coverage look with an airbrush finish?
Hi there! I just had my trial with my MUA for my wedding. He used airbrushed my foundation and I'm not in love with the coverage. I think I'm used to a thicker texture for full coverage. Can I have him use my normal long-wearing foundation (pür liquid) underneath a layer of the airbrush? Will this give me a more full coverage look with an airbrush finish?
I recently tried Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer and loved the radiance, but found the coverage a little too light. Is there a liquid foundation (or BB/CC cream) that gives the radiance and lightweight feel of LM's tinted moisturizer, but with a little more coverage? (For reference, I use Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation in Light, and used LM's tinted moisturizer in Cameo)
Okay, so I've had a nice breakout along my chin, and I'm really struggling to hide it. I've never mastered concealing pimples, so I'd really appreciate some help. Any tips would be appreciated, and also some product recommendations. I'm 1Y01 for color purposes, and I use KVD's foundation in Light 42, so finding a concealer that's light enough has also been a bit of a struggle. I have a green concealer stick, and I've tried using it, but I apparently have no idea what I'm doing because it doesn't work. My breakout is pretty inflamed though, so any tips on how to counteract that is also appreciated. Thanks!
Hey All!! Hope everyone who's into football is excited about kick off, in this exciting Super Bowl 50!! So, I'm just over 40 with normal/dry skin. I've been blessed with intermittent hormonal acne in the past few years, which was kind enough to leave behind some bumps and scars.In the past several months I have begun obsessing about my laugh lines and the creases on my forehead. I've now spent so much $$ on anti aging skin care products it's scary. I'd love help with anything anti aging and/or scar healing, but what I desperately NEED to find is a really good night cream. I need something hydrating that I can put over my acne cream. I already use SR Luna and l'occitane's Divine Youth oils, and I love them,but I need a cream that I can wear over them once the oils have absorbed. Any suggestions and/or advice is much appreciated!!
I was interested in trying the new NARS Velvet Matte Skin Tint, but am not sure which shade would match as the product doesn't even come up on my Color IQ. In the YSL Radiance Awakening Foundation I'm a BR20. What shade would you recommend??
...other than throw myself off a bridge. I mean seriously this was my holy grail foundation. There hasn't been anything else like it on the market. So, I need a little help here before I go back to the store. What I need advice on is for a foundation that will give me the same type of coverage, hydration, and staying power. I have Rosacea and dry, sensitive skin. Clearly, price doesn't impact my decision here in any way. Thanks for the advice! Signed, Foundationless in Oakland
I got one of the two sided Bite Beauty lipsticks from Sephora a couple of years ago. I got the shades Fig and Date and LOVE Date. I noticed that Bite isn't making that shade anymore but I'm running low on it and am looking for something to replace it. What shade do you recommend that is similar enough to replace it? I'd prefer to replace it with another Bite lipstick, but if anyone has recommendations that are similar in shade and texture, I'm open to anything!
Hi All- So I've been blessed with both combination skin, usually oily and sometimes dry... I have acne, though with maintenance it's gotten a lot better. For the life of me, however, I can't apply foundation in a non-cakey way. It all sort of gets that slightly-congealed above the skin look. The only time it doesn't is sometimes with BB cream. Here's what I have used/tried/etc: Used various primers, used no primer. Different amounts of primers. (i.e. lighter and heavier uses) Moisturized before primer/not moisturized before Tried 4 different foundations: Revlon, Cover FX, ELF, Smashbox Used different application methods: fingers, kabuki brush, "foundation" brush, stipple brush, beauty blender (both wet and dry) Put foundation on back of my hand to warm up, even heated it with blow dryer, put it on straight from tube Only applied very small amounts over problem areas/applied over entire face for coverage I always wait for everything to set. As far as I can tell, I have tried all the things correctly... But before I even get to setting it, it's slightly cakey. I'm not overapplying, I know a little goes a long way... I just can't understand why it isn't working. Help, please!?
i am looking to buy a highlighter for my future sister in laws birthday- currently I love becca opal but her skin is more fair so I think it may be too dark.... I was eyeing up the travel size liquid moonstone for her instead, any other ideas?!? Thanks!
Hi, I was wondering if anyone in Canada has ordered any products from Dose of colors and knows if they charge you extra fees at your front door, I had a bad experience with unpronounced door fees with ABH before and don't want to go through it again(its ridiculous that if u buy from ABH in Canada the shipping is already like $30 cad and then they charged me $25 at my door😡😡). I'd really like to get my paws on some of Dose of Colors products And would really like to know your experiences purchasing from them, plsss I'm dying over herrrer 😰😰😰😰
Hi, I have oily, acne-prone skin, with an olive/neutral undertone (i think). I also have acne scars on my cheeks and a little bit on my forehead as well. I have tried a few foundations but none of them seem to be the "one." I am currently using the Becca primer and I use the MakeUp Forever HD powder to set. I previously had Clinique Stay-matte oil free foundation in 20: Deep natural....It seemed to work fine but I recently noticed the foundation oxidizing, or it could have been that the shade was too dark for me, it looked too orange. So i decided to try out a new foundation (although I may go back to this one if I don't find a better one). In between I tried Born this Way (Honey-color was good), Make-up forever cream stick, Becca ever-matte...but my skin looked too oily with all of these. I also tried NARS all day luminous weightless foundation in Barcelona. I loved how this foundation looked; the shade was perfect, felt great on my skin. However, I noticed dry patches and the foundation sat on top of my skin after a couple hours (oxidizing as well-seems to be a big problem for me). I really wish this foundation worked for me but sadly it didn't. So I am now looking for another one. Any suggestions?
I'm in the shade NW10 in the MAC studio fix fluid and am looking to buy the Tarte 12 hr foundation but have no idea which shade would suit me best seeing as there are quite a few shades that fall under the light skinned category!!
I have been having the worst of luck with my face you guys. I CANNOT figure out why my foundation AND concealer cake up on my RIGHT AWAY. I moisturize, exfoliate, prime, I use a damp beauty blender to apply both my foundation and blend out my concealer, and set with Kat Von D shade light palette. I have used a wide variety of foundations for both dry skin and for oily skin (I am dry to normal) and just cant figure it out. Some one please help!!
I have very dry, sensitive and flaky skin. Every time I put on foundation it looks cakey, sticks to my dry skin or doesn't blend into my skin. I wash my face, use moisturizer and a primer but still does it. Anyone recommend maybe a good moisturizer, foundation and primer? Or maybe I'm not apply it right?
I'm currently using Josie Moran coconut gelee blush for daywear, but want to but Makeup Forever HD cream blush to wear to a wedding because of its staying power. Can anyone recommend the Makeup Forever color that is closest to Josie Maran's "Berry Bliss"? Have narrowed it to number 310 (Rosewood) and 510 (Raspberry).
Hi All! I was looking at getting some new brushes and was looking between Morphe and Sigma for a new foundation brush and I came across that liveglam is starting a Morphe Brush subscription box service that is just for brushes. What do you guys think about it? I don't know if it's really worth it as I don't know too much about Morphe (I was leaning toward Sigma) and if it's worth $20 a month. But I need a overhaul on my brushes as they are getting a little ...shabby and I "want" some new pretties (any rec. for brushes though for dry skin, using MUFE HD in 120, YSL touche eclat primer, Diorsnow fresh creme global transparency and Besame brightening (for reddness that seems to always peek through) Cheers