I was curious to know if there was any way to make suggestions as far as what foundations work and don't work in regards to the skin tone numbers for the Color IQ. I took the time out to swatch each of the liquid foundations my store carried for my color (1R13) and well...yeah. These ranges go from super light yellow, to deep, everything in the middle, some have a little more red, it's just a mess. Not to mention, out of all these shades I can only wear two without looking as if my foundation is too red or to yellow (Stila Stay All Day and MUFE Face and Body).
I use Laura mercier silk creme foundation and just had to buy a new bottle but i do NOT like her new updated oil free silk creme, I even tried the moisturizing too . Its not the Same coverage as the original. I feel the original was a little thicker and had better coverage. Is there another foundation brand that has similar coverage as the original silk creme foundation? I also have acne scars and I like something med to full. Nothing too full coverage as kate Von d , and that is why I use to love Laura mercier silk creme. So sad it changed. . Any suggestions would be great!!!
Hi! I'm 25 years old, Asian American (Vietnamese specifically). History of my skin: I had to get on Accutane by 6th grade.... anyways, skin was mostly clear throughout until college when I went off of BC at ~19 years old. Skin went crazy, now it is still crazy at 25. Here are products I've been using: PURPOSE Gentle Cleanser First Aid Beauty Facial Moisturizer NARS Sheer Glow in Santa Fe Occasionally NARS translucent powder SO, now being summer I need something darker than Santa Fe..and something better at controlling oil. Because 2-3 hours after putting on my makeup, my face is a grease ball. I tried the NARS LUMINOUS (also in Santa Fe) which was absolutely 110% gorgeous. Coverage was amazing. Didn't need concealer like with Sheer Glow. EXCEPT the staying power for Luminous was terrible. Ok here's the thing...when I jumped in the pool it stayed relatively well. But when my greasy face got greasy... the foundation just turned into pools. See attached photo...can you see the foundation slipping off? It was especially gross if I itched my face and all the foundation ended up underneath my nails... Anyways, staying power sucked AND on top of that, it would make me break out!! Just what I need to add to my problems! So now I need some help and suggestions! I have lots of acne scarring/pigmentation, redness, and a few breakouts all over (mostly chin/jaw... now spreading to my cheeks but I thikn that's because of the Luminous). HELP!!!!!!!!!!
I'm looking for a hydrating moisturizer to mix with my foundation. I have a few dry spots that make my foundation look a little patchy. My t-zone is a little oily but everything else is normal to dry. Any suggestions?
I'm in my late teens with really oily skin. Recently my face BROKEOUT. I've always had my acne under control but these past two weeks slapped me in the face with painful cystic acne. I freaked and did the only thing I knew. Spot treated. day and night. with Harsh prescription and otc topicals. I totally dried my face out and now my aveeno moisturizer just doesn't cut it. it burns and still leaves my face dry. im looking for a moderately priced yet amazing moisturizer. but don't know where to start. thanks!
Hi, I just bought the MUFE Pro Bronze in 20M. The MUFE artist at Sephora tried it on my face with a kabuki brush, and I was surprised at how many times she had to apply it to show some color (something like 7 times). I bought it and tried it home and it literally has no pigmentation. The formula is half powder half cream, and you really have to apply it to your face like 6 times to be able to notice some color. Is this normal or am I doing something wrong? Why are people raving about this product if its so hard to apply? Any recommendations on bronzers that are more pigmented than this one? Thanks a lot!
Has anyone purchased or tried any of the Ciate Skinny Shadow Sticks? I was really surprised to see a Ciate section in the Powell Street store since it reopened. I went looking for their blush but noticed these as well. They have a spongy tip that seems like it could apply almost like a spongy version of a Sharpie. The shade range reminded me of the GA Eye Tints. If you like products like the LM Caviar Sticks, these might be interesting to you. I might have bought one but it seemed like out of the 10 or so shades, about 6 of them had wandered off.
I want to order Dolce Gabbana Matt Foundation but the color 100 is slightly dark for me, what would be the next lighter color, I am Asian and so have yellow undertone. Also, what DG powder color I might be. Thank you.
Has anyone tried the Cover FX Custom Color Drops? I have a few red spots on my face from scaring that have not gone away yet. I do not like to keep building foundation on my face but I recently heard about the custom color drops and wondered if they would add more coverage to my foundation and prevent me from having to use as much foundation.
I purchased this and LOVE the color. It's perfect for me. However, like others, I'm not sure I love the formula, I can't seem to pick up enough on my brush. Do you have any recommendations for another blush in that color? Would the peach toned Hourglass blush be an option? Thanks in advance.
I bought both 1 and 2, but I haven't been brave enough to try and depot them. I only came across one person who has, but they didn't make it very clear how they did it. They said they used a curved metal nail file to pry them out. I don't think I want to try that though. When I first bought the palettes I tried a very similar method (thinking they may be magnetic like the past palette) on a shadow I already own a single of, but the shadows were glued down very well. I stopped immediately, as I was afraid I was going to break them. The shadows are so soft, and the gap between the pan and the palette is extremely slim with some of the shadows. I do like the palettes, and would keep them in there, but I know I'll use them more if I depot them, and put them in with the rest of my mufe shadows. Maybe ripping the palette apart from the back? Any ideas or advice on how to depot them safely? Or maybe share your experience with depotting them?
im 48 years old. im sure im in the pre menopause stage. my skin has changed sooo much in the last few years. currenlty it is oily and i think because of the heat flashes i have developed this wierd acne on my forhead. wierd bumps that i just cant get rid of. im looking for a good skin care product. help! martha
Hi all, I'm hoping for some of your pro's and con's for both foundations. I've purchased NARS Sheer Glow before and really loved it - it was pretty close to a perfect formula for me! I haven't owned Urban Decay's Naked Skin foundation but have used on multiple occasions and am interested in trying it out. Is there a large gap in quality or wear? Which do you prefer and why? They are pretty close in price (Naked retails for $39 and Sheer Glow for $45) but at times that slight difference can seem like a lot to a college student. Thanks!
Hey everyone! I know there are a lot of new products and lines being released this summer and fall! But which ones are actually coming to Sephora and when? I am following the new summer products conversation but im not sure what will actually make it to Sephora or when, hopefully you all can help out I like knowing how long I need to save for lol
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