Face makeup heeeellllpppp!

I am so frustrated. I set about about two months ago to find new face makeup because I noticed that my MAC studio fix powder was sliding off of my face by the end of my 12+ hour shift as a nurse. Within the past year or so, my face has become oily on my forehead, nose, and chin. Hello combination skin. I've always had dry dry dry skin before.  yes, I use a primer: Laura mercier classic primer. These are the following foundations that I have tried so far but have not lasted on my face:

laura mercier creme smooth: did not stay on my face AT ALL, my face looked wet all day

laura mercier oil free: too drying in spots and oilier in others

laura mercier silk creme: slides off my face at the end of the day

dior air flash: does anyone use this? It's really strange esp application. Not worth it for the $$$$

Some Chanel foundation that was stupid expensive too and didn't give me any coverage.

Bobbi brown: long wear even finish: looked SO dewy all day, looked like wearing sweating all day






oh and I use benefit moisturizer. Please help, I'm getting married in October and I need to not look ridiculous!


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Hi LanieLauren, 


I second the suggestion of a different primer. With the right absorbing primer you can wear nearly any foundation without worrying about it sliding off or wearing throughout the day.


It sounds like you need to use one that specially combats oil and shininess and is more of a matte finish than a lotion texture like the Laura Mercier.  Look at Givenchy Mister Mat or even Urban Decay's Pore Perfecting Primer.


As for foundation, try the Clinique Stay Matte Oil Free which is my new favorite since it keeps shine and oil away and stays for HOURS. 







Luv&Lipgloss, Diana
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