i'm looking for a more matte foundation with a medium-full coverage as i have a really oily t zone with acne/scars that i would want to cover. i've had my eye on a few, so please tell me if you've tried them and have a similar skin type! Nars Sheer Matte Foundation Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation and if you had any other suggestions that would be really great! (also open to primer suggestions)
So I recently purchased the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in Buff N (210). I initially thought it was going to be too light for me (in color), but surprisingly, it blended really well. I need advice on the best way to apply this foundation. The first time, I didn't use a primer at all since I don't have super oily skin, but more combination, and I know some of these full coverage foundations can really stick to dry patches. I applied it with a damp Beauty Blender. Kept me pretty matte, but the coverage wasn't great at all. The next time I used the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment primer, my holy grail primer (again applying with a damp Beauty Blender), and I was OILY about 5 hours into the day, which is unusual for me...usually my T-zone gets oily, but not my whole face...it's like my makeup slid right off. I'm thinking of trying it with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer and a buffing brush rather than the Beauty Blender. If I want GOOD coverage and to STAY matte...would this be a better combo? Or should I forego primer altogether with this particular foundation (again, keeping in mind I have combination skin, so I have propensity for dry patches in the winter)? Oy, the trials and tribulations of full coverage foundation application lol....
I am currently using the Nars Tinted Moisturizer. I really love the natural finish that it gives me but I noticed that it makes my large pores and pitted scars much more noticeable, even with a pore minimizing primer. (I am currently using Too Faced's primed & poreless primer). My skin is not acne prone anymore but dehydrated, my t-zone can get slightly oily. I am not a huge fan of overly matte foundations -- but I was wondering, maybe dewy foundations don't go that well with my scars / large pores? What foundation (light to medium coverage) would you recommend? (:
I really like Marc Jacobs concealer. It is amazing! Only problem, it doesn't last long and is very expensive. Any suggestions on ones that you like, but are less expensive? MJ is like $45. Anyone have experience with one from Too Faced? TIA!
Hello there, I need help with my face!! I have very pale skin, like "Dita Von Teese" pale but with freckles. I also have an extremely neutral undertone, there are no pinks or yellows in my skin. My skin type is combination, I get pretty oily in my T-zone and I am normal everywhere else, can get dry and red with the occasional break out. My current routine gives me a very matte finish, and since I'm so pale it pretty much makes me look dead... I need a new PRIMER, FOUNDATION, POWDER routine that looks natural!! Not too matte and not too dewy. I would prefer a light to medium coverage so if I do get oily I don't turn into a grease ball monster. I have tried two products so far that have failed, the Smashbox Halo powder and the Lancome Nude Miracle foundation. I wanted to love them both, but the lightest shades were both too dark for my skin and also too drying and matte. Any recommendations would be extremely helpful, thank you!!
I'm going to post a picture of me without makeup. Because hey, I love makeup, but I'm also working on embracing my face au naturel, too. None of this "I'm not wearing makeup" when you're wearing a tinted moisturizer, brown mascara, and have a slight flush to your cheeks and lips. I'm talking no makeup AT ALL (No, not even clear lip balm). This is me, about 10 minutes out of the shower. Anyone else brave enough?
My only problem while doing makeup is dark circles, i dont have any marks on face, but my dark circles, i look like panda i am currently using Nars liquid concealer, i like it, but i'm eyeing on this palette, for my dark circles and contouring, i need fellow BTers review. should i pick it? Plz suggest. I am looking for dark palette 4. http://www.sephora.com/5-camouflage-cream-palette- P12630?skuId=873471
I recently purchased 'Dior skin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25' from Sephora store. I realized the box had a sticker on its product name, and when I pulled the sticker out[out of curiosity], I see that SPF 25 is erased on the sticker. What does this mean? Does it mean that Dior Forever Compact Flawless perfection powder is NOT SPF 25?
My friends in different locations of Sephora have gotten color-matched for different foundations and were given samples with the help of a worker. *This is going to be a rant, sorry I shouldn't feel any anger but yet I do So I went to my closest Sephora with a friend and I wanted to get find the right shade for 3 foundations (Urban Decay, Lancome, Laura Mercier for combo/oily skin) and get samples of them to try to see if they last on my face instead of buying full sized and returning them... When I got colored IQ it didn't work well because it said my shade is ebony and I'm a pale to medium yellowed toned Asian...so I couldn't really use the number to find shades on my own... I'm not confident in finding the right shade by myself, which was why I wanted to get help ... They could have just told me straight up in the first place that they were not allowed to check my color for 3 different things instead of walking away immediately after giving me 1 sample of the first foundation (I said wanted to check for all 3) and when I came back an hour later because I just assumed they were so busy they forgot to help me look for the next 2 brands) asked again. A worker who went to look for help found the same person who gave me my first sample and they stared at me and were possibly talking behind my back. They told me to wait again and I was said okay, I don't really mind. So, I awkwardly browsed and pretended I didn't notice the weird looks from those workers. There were other workers there not attending to other peoples' needs. I wondered if they wanted me to wait so long that I would give up and leave. Later someone else asks if I needed anyone and I told her I was just waiting, so I don't need anymore assistance ... and she was like I'm going to find you someone now and then I followed her and got stuck through people (the location is pretty small so it gets crowed easily with strollers and kids) and she was with the same person who gave me my first sample ( who possibly talked behind my back while occasionally glancing at me)... When I got my 2nd sample after she found the right shade and i asked if could get a shade from Laura Mercier's Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer she told me couldn't serve me again and I would have to guess myself but anyone could get me a sample of it...Of course I apologized but I wished she told me before so I didn't have to wait like an idiot. I never got a full makeover, the worker just put some of the foundation on my cheek to check the shade and never offered me the stuff to remove it again...I just quickly put hand sanitzer on my face (I kept finding alcohol instead of remover ahhh) because I just wanted to make a quick purchase and get out... I was going to buy some stuff from Marc Jacobs and Bosica but after feeling like an Idiot, I just bought the cheapest thing I could buy to compensate them giving me service so it wasn't a total waste of their time.... Sorry if I was being an Idiot, I thought it would be silly for me to make myself drive to the mall 3 days in a row just to find the right shades but with the service I received I don't think I won't spend my money there for awhile... Thanks for reading long post...rant over... cooling off...
What would be a match for this, if i wear mufe hd in 117 and UD in 2.0? I am wavering between a 1 & 2' My coworker showed me her 1.0 and it seemed like a good match. I am looking to go and get samples later
Hello! I am a beginner who would like to learn how to highlight and contour. I typically don't wear a lot of make-up just mascara and eyeliner, but would like to add definition to my face. For a beginner what are the basic or main items that I would need to highlight and contour my face (such as brushes, foundation, primer, etc.)? Any particular items that anyone would recommend for a beginner that is a reasonable price since I am just starting out? In addition, my face is normal but because of winter it tends to be on the dry side if that helps. Thanks!
A little over a month ago I stocked up during the sale and bought an extra Urban Decay Naked Liquid Foundation, and a Smashbox Concealer. I am finally ready to open the boxes and start using them (my old product lasted much longer than expected!!). I am just curious - how long is it okay to have them unopened before throwing them out? I've read a lot about how long to keep them when they are opened, but was curious if unopened makes any differences in time or if it gives it an extension as to when it expires. Sorry if this is a stupid question... just curious!
i don't wear any foundation, but i do like wearing bronzer, blush, and highlight but it NEVER stays on my face! after 15 minutes of applying it the products just disappear off my face, I'm having trouble finding a good primer to use does anyone have any suggestions?
I got 2Y07 but that was before the YSL Fusion Ink foundation came out so what shade would I be? It's not under my results for matches I am light-medium honey in the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour foundation Number 5 for the UD Naked Foundation & shade Punjab for the NARS sheer glow foundation Your help would be greatly appreciated! Even if you are a few shades lighter/darker it would help narrow my results
So my brother just asked me what i wanted for the holidays and I can't decide which one is worth the money. While i love the colors of the blushes i already have so many that spending the money on this is a little hard. However i don't really highlight because i have a natural highlight on my cheek bones. Also, i honestly have liquid highlighters. Thoughts? help?
Hi, all. I am, once again, having foundation issues. My skin has changed recently--lighter as winter has descended, and battling acne while a new medication takes effect. I've found that t he lightest shades in Estee Lauder DW and Lancome 24Hr are too dark for me. Revlon Colorstay in 110 Ivory is too pink. The foundation closest to my skin shade that I have Urban Decay in 0.5, but it’s not enough coverage--plus it's been awhile since I've worn it, and I haven't had the chance to see how it looks in a natural light source. I've had Color IQ done at least six times, all with a different, too-dark result. It's fairly useless for my skin. I want to try Kat Von D’s line, but I'm not sure about shades. Light 42 or Light 44? I don't live near a Sephora store, so I can't really get samples--plus 42 isn't carried in stores anyway. Any advice or opinions?
Hello beauties! So I need a new foundation. I'm looking for something with either a satin or dewy finish and won't clog pores or cause breakouts. I have combo skin, during the winter I get dryer around my mouth and chin and my nose. I'm prone to breakouts. I have warm to neutral undertones. I prefer medium to full coverage because I have redness and uneven skin tone. I really liked the Naked foundation by Urban Decay but it made me breakout like crazy. So I want something similar to it. The foundations I've tried are: Kat Von D foundation, Tarte Amazonian Clay, Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation, and Dolce & Gabanna foundation (which was ok but only had sample). All of these were the liquid/cream type. I've tried powder foundations but they accentuate my dryness during winter so I'm hesitant to try again but any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!
Ok so where I live the weather is officially cold. My skin gets dry and flakey BUT I still have oily skin. The foundation I'm currently using helps to control oil, but clings to my dry flakes. Would I be better off with a foundation for people with dry skin? But my skin still gets oily throughout the day confusing situation, but desperately need help. Thanks !!!
Hello everyone, Recently I made a Makeup base purchase at the Chanel Counter in the Bay for my Chanel Mat Lumier Foundation. I was suggested by the SA to use LE BLANC DE CHANEL -MULTI-USE ILLUMINATING BASE. I use Beige 60 in their foundation or color coded 3Y09 in Sephora Yesterday I did a make over and the MA told that the LE Blanc is not for me, as it makes me look too pale and the base is not for medium skin. I did try the base as a layer over my moisturiser and didn't see the paleness she mentioned. Now I am so confused if I should use this Chanel Base or try any other primer. Can you please recommend a primer from Sephora for my oily skin tone that acts as a good primer for my chanel foundation. Thanks so much
To make a long story short, the only BB Creme I have found that matches my skin wonderfully is the Diorskin Nude BB Creme in 001 (Light). I'm currently looking for a great foundation for days when I need more coverage, and I wanted to find out if the Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Wear foundation in their lightest shade, 010, is a similar shade to the BB Creme in 001. I have quite pale skin with slight pink undertones, and I have trouble finding a foundation that doesn't appear too orange on my skin. I'm currently using the Make Up Forever HD foundation in 110 and while the color is great, I find that it's too powdery (it just sits on the skin and is too noticeable) unless I mix it with a moisturizer; and no matter what, it rubs off the skin too easily. If the world were a perfect place, there would be a foundation that is just like the Dior Nude BB Creme (which is not only a perfect color match but also seems to just sink right into the skin flawlessly) but which provides some more coverage. Hence, my question about the Flawless Perfection Wear that I have posed to all you wonderful ladies and men. I must add that the only Sephora that carries this foundation the "closest" to me is in Portland, and I cannot travel all the way there for this, unfortunately. I don't live there, or even remotely near there, anymore. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I have medium-tan skin with yellow undertones. Recommendations for bronzers that give warmth to the face, I am envisioning more of a "golden goddess" kind of look. At this point I am considering Bobbi brown's bronzer in medium or nars laguna, but I am open to other suggestions! I have already tried toofaced chocolate soleil and hoola, and I am not a huge fan of either. Thanks!