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MizzyyzziM
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BB Cream recommendation for very fair combination skin

Hello Sephora Experts and friends,

 

I'm still fairly new to beauty products and am making leaps and bounds except in the area of a good BB cream / Concealer / Foundation / Face Primer / Powder. 

 

In my local Sephora I was turned onto using Sephora Luminous Foundation Primer which I love and love the smell of, its slightly sticky until it dries then I put on Liquid Clinique Shade 01 Concealer, I was also sold a foundation brush (Which is so much better than my fingers). And felt set for life, for 2 weeks. Then in a hurry a few times my cell phone and clothing would have streaks of foundation across it and I fixed that problem with a light drugstore powder fair powder shade in a hurry.

 

I'm just not happy with what's happening. It seems all this stuff is making me break-out a little bit and I can't get that pore coverage as I have a visible pore problem. I'm a fast paced person and would just loved to have one cream to even my skin tone as I have dry-ness on my forehead and nose. And oiliness in my cheeks, lip area and chin. I call it a reverse T-zone. 

 

My nationalities are Irish and Romania and I don't have freckles on my face. But my skin gets noticeably pink on my forehead and nose and a bit shiny though its not oily. And my cheeks and chin are oily and break out but not shiny. Its a nightmare.

 

I was considering buying Nars Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Finland or Alaska I'm not sure which as their description for color is the same :smileyfrustrated: Isn't there a one stop foundation beauty product I can use? To illuminize, buy not over shine, even out skin tone, give me some protection from the sun and not make me break out?

 

I can't keep up with a pore minimizer (I especially hate the bestselling pore-fessional and Too Faced Primed and Poreless thought I love their other products so please nothing like that), a primer, a foundation, and a finishing powder, or setting spray. I would settle for two maybe three things. But not four. I feel it would just be too heavy and expensive to keep up. 

 

I feel desperate and would like some good advice and to even hear similar stories. I plan on asking about a few things in the store in person but the best database of information is here online. I don't want to waste too much money as these good BB's go for 40-75 dollars. I need the right one.

 

Warm Regards, XOXO

Melissa Darnell

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megcee
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I think you should try the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Finland, if you don't mind blotting your face for oil throughout the day. It is the only thing I use, because it blends away to look just like skin and illuminates and hydrates. Long lasting too. I just apply with my fingers and its there all day. It isn't the best for oily skin but I personally hate matte finish and this is okay when you blot midday, as I said. It does run yellow though. While it is not a BB cream, it does contain skin conditioning ingredients and I believe it has improved my skin's appearance. I havent yet found a BB cream that looks natural on my fair skin either, so this is the best option, IMO. 

MizzyyzziM
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I totally got this product you recommended and it changed my life. Thank you. Its perfect for my skin tone. A little goes a long way. The smell is amazing like oranges. It dries rapidly, almost too fast. It doesn't feel heavy at all. It has def improved my skin's appearance over time, though I'm not 100% because I've been experimenting with other new products as well. It definitely illuminates and hydrates like you said and leaves me feeling fresh faced. Thank you so much! XOXO
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