Hi, my name is Alyssa and I'd like recommendations and/or advice on what foundation to use for my skin as well as skin care. A little background about my skin, for starters I have a very pale complexion. Also, I have very oily skin which is very acne prone; at the same time it dries out if I wash my face and don't use face lotion afterwards. Walmart and Target sell makeup that are porcelain and ivory colors which usually have pink or yellow undertones which in turn make my skin orange or gives me that dreaded makeup line along my jaw. I have found foundation before, at Sephora, that was my skin color but it made me look dull and dead and I was just not a fan of it and eventually got rid of it after a handful of uses.
Okay, so right now I'm using the SEPHORA hear wear perfection. I like, bt it does not last all day and it makes me shiny. I put Physicians Formula powder over it, but I am still shiny. I break out real easy, so I need method that will help hide bumps and not make me breakout. My terms doc told me to use something with minerals. What do you suggest I use? Something good for my skin and looks natural. Please help!
As some people might know (mainly Canadians lol), Murale (from Shoppers Drug Mart) is having their semi-annual "fab and free" gwp. I only own a mini blush from Nars in the shade "Super Orgasm". I'm definitely on the pale/fair side of things and was looking to pick up a blush or two as part of my qualifying purchase. Any shade suggestions? If anyone has any other suggestions as to what I should look into picking up from Murale, please let me know! Thanks!
I have not liked other highlighters I have tried and have even thrown a few away. However, I am completely in love and obsessed with the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes and have *almost* every single shade. Does any use these as a highlighter as well?
I recently bought the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage 12-hour Foundation, does anyone have any tips or tricks on how to apply it and what to apply it with? I've always struggled with putting on foundation without it looking splotchy and chalky. I have normal skin with minor breakouts and post-acne marks. Thanks everyone!
I have been searching the internet to find out how the smashbox trio contour sticks work on darker skin tones and have found nothing. I have been obsessing over contouring and highlighting lately, and although I like using powders, I also like the ease of using cream products too. I have the Lancôme contour duo stick in Suede, but the highlight end broke. Since then I have really wanted to mess with it in fear the contour side will do the same. I just picked up the Laura Mercier cream contour kit but haven't opened it since 1. I really want the Anastasia one but it's OOS everywhere but ebay and 2. like the idea of sticks. Has anyone tried out the smashbox ones and have an opinion how it would work for me? I'm a caramel brown complexion.
I have been using the Luminous silk foundation for a while now and I love it so much. I have really dry and sensitive skin and I have found it works well for me. I was looking at the maestro though and am wondering some opinions on it... is it ok for dryer skin types? I like the idea that it is a dropper/serum/lightweight formulas but I don't want to purchase if it isn't good for me. I also don't live near a sephora that carries Georgio Armani in store. Thanks!
I've always tended toward lighter coverage foundations, but lately I've been making my way through my sample stash and I realize I also really like the more flawless look that full coverage gives. But the ones I've tried so far are incredibly matte and seem to dry my already dry and sensitive skin out further, even when I use a hydrating primer and more hydrating products on top. Are there any fuller coverage concealers that have more of a dewy look and that don't feel as drying?
So i went to get some new poweder over the weekend. I have never been matched, other than at the other makeup place. I am an NW20. So i go to my local sephora and the SA pulled out a Medium light cool in the UD Naked Skin, which was what i wanted. I get out of the store and decide to try it and i look like a pumpkin!! So i go back on Sunday to return, and a different SA tells me oh no that color is all wrong! and gets me Becca in the color Buttercup. I didn't really try it yesterday because i already had on all my makeup and didn't need it. I get up this morning and get ready for work, and again I look like a pumpkin! What do i need to do?? I wanted the UD, but every time i go into this Sephora he always manages to upsale me on something else lol He is a great salesman, but the fact that i am walking around work today looking like i have a dirty face is no good!
Hey all....does anyone have a product recommendation that is like Mineral Veil (gives healthy "glow", not sparkle and shine) that DOES NOT contain bismuth oxychloride? Loved the look of Veil, but I cannot tolerate bismuth. Thanks in advance.
I went to Sephora today to grab a replacement Silk Creme foundation, and there were two different looking tubes mixed on the display. There were a few colors only available in the original looking tube, and a few with a newer looking design. My color was only there in the new tube, so I decided to get it. The only difference I can see is that this is called Oil Free Photo Edition, and the color is a little warmer and more yellow than my standard Cream Ivory shade. On the box, this one says it is meant for normal to oily skin types...sounds different to me? Has anyone seen this too? Thoughts?
Hello, I currently wear Lancome Bisque 5C liquid makeup. I am looking to add a powder to my bag. Would you recomend the Lancome dual finish powder for touchups and on the go? And if so, which color would I choose...Bisque 2? Thank you!
Hey guys! So I was in the market for a good double sided brush seeing as they are the rage & literally everyone swears by how good they are. Confused between the Kat von d, Tarte, Urban decay one? any other brands that have the double sided face brush? And which is your experience is the best for like maybe contour as well as blending foundation? Any suggestions will be welcome
Hey guys, I hope you can help me out with this! The scenario: I have extremely extremely pale skin. I have tried Sephora's Aerosol Foundation in Cream, Make Up for Ever Velvet Matte in Alabaster, Tarte's Amazonian Clay Foundation in Fair-Light Honey and Josie Maran's Powder Compact in 01- Fair/Light but everything has been too dark for me and it's getting quite frustrating to not have found a perfect match yet! I have even tested out some of suggestions listed under the ColourIQ, and low and behold, they are still too dark and/or orangey For all those with a similar issue, what foundation do you guys use and why?
I currently have the Mac mineralized foundation and a prep and prime pen for highlighting. I find that my makeup does not last for me as it is mineralized and it wipes off my face very easily. Should I switch to maybe a foundation that isnt mineralized? However, I do like the fact that it is less harmfull on my skin. How is the Tarte line? Also looking for a under eye consealer and primer that may help my situation. Please help! What do you guys recomend? Thanks, Stefanie
I am: low maintenance, quite busy, and looking for the perfect match. No luck with makeup counter matchmakers, who insisted the had found the one for me, only to discover in natural light that they were far too pink or neutral for my yellow-toned skin. You are: easy to apply, oil free and non-irritating w spf. and although size doesn't matter(much), longish lasting most definitely does. Since my makeup regimen is composed entirely of powder+mascara, it's important that you're 'the one'. Any advice on who to consult, where to go or what to buy would be fabulous since (despite the Clinique ladyinsisting that "all Asian girls want to look more white!") I haven't given up hope you're out there
I am trying to find a sheer coverage foundation, with a natural finish. I want the foundation to just even out my skin tone. I do not like tinted moisturizer, I tried the Nars Sheer Glow, but it look like a medium to full, so i did not like it.
I'm so excited my first KA product has finally arrived. I tested it out last night, it is SO pigmented and feels a little bit dry. My question is, what tool do you usually use to apply it? Do you mix it with any other moisturizer or serum? If you do, please let me know which moisturizer works well this foundation? Thank you!
What is a good face primer and foundation for oily skin and uneven texture (acne pitted scars) I am tired of foundations making my scars appear larger and more noticeable. I am using several products from the Nude Skincare line and that has helped a lot but now I just need to find the right primer and foundation to pair with it. I know that nothing I put on is going to make me appear flawless but there has to be some makeup out there that helps minimize the appearance of my scars. My current routine in the am is: nude skincare serum, Sephora matte moisturizer w/spf, Clinique super primer (I just received a sample of this), Lancôme pore minimizer (I recently purchased this to use just for filling in the pitted scars that are mainly on my cheeks) and MAC pro-long wear foundation.
I've been on the market for a contour kit for a while now, its practically the only item i do not own. I was excited for the ABH contour kit to come out, since they have two shade options, but i've only heard mixed reviews. Maybe my mind is just intimidated by the apparent darkness of some of the darker shades in some of these kits, but has anyone else had any luck?