I'm a 1Y05 and currently use Laura Mercier Flawless Finish Fluide in Ivory. I'd like to purchase the Laura Mercier mineral powder but can't figure out if Soft Porcelain or Real Sand would be the best match. Any advice?
I feel like no matter what I do, any kind of liquid or cream makeup separates on my face throughout the day, leaving a splotchy finish, and almost like there are some spots where the foundation has rubbed off? It also ends up looking almost like the makeup is sitting 'on top' of my skin, if that makes any sense. Trying to buff it out only seems to make it worse. It is SO frustrating because I leave the house in the morning and love the way my makeup looks, but by noon it can be embarrassingly bad! I just turned 26, have very very fair, dry skin that is sensitive and prone to redness, but I take good care of it and generally think of myself as having 'good' skin. This problem happens if I exfoliate or don't exfoliate, if I prime or don't prime, if I moisturize or don't moisturize, if I set with powder, if I set with a spray, if I do both, etc. I have tried waiting 10 minutes to let my moisturizer sink in, then waiting another 10 to let my sunscreen sink in, I've tried the 'goss method' of lightly powdering after moisturizing/priming (this sometimes seems to help slightly). I've tried different moisturizers, primers, foundations, powders, and also different methods of application (BB, brushes, fingers,etc)... I'm at my wit's end. As far as I can tell I don't have any oil/water/silicone conflict issues, and lord knows I've tried so many different combinations of products and methods, I can't imagine that would be happening every time. I would SO SO SO appreciate any and all help or even just ideas-- I'm willing to try anything! I'm going to list my products used below (listing all the different things I've tried/in my arsenal-- I don't mean to say that I use them all at once). I'll be forever in your debt if you can help me solve this! Skincare routine: Wash at night with either Fresh Soy Cleanser or Mario Badescu Keroplast cream soap Image skincare 'vital c' serum, followed by Mario Badescu 'caviar night cream' and eye cream at night. In the morning I use the Mario Badescu 'caviar day cream', or have also tried Olay Regenerist or Olay luminous moisturizers. I've used lots of different sunscreens-- Neutrogena pure & free, Biore 50+ face milk, Cerave 50+ face, etc. Primers: I've used no primer, Smashbox photofinish, Tarte timeless smoothing primer, l'oreal magic lumi primer, and two different ulta brand primers (flawless face and another one) Foundations: I've used: Kat Von D Lock it Illamasqua Skin Base Missha BB CoverFX Liquid Foundation A bunch of drugstore ones I should note that foundations are the trickiest for me to switch up, as I'm super pale and have a hard time finding stuff that matches. Concealers: Don't know if this super matters or not, but I've used: Kat von d lock it creme Nars creamy radiant CoverFX blemish clearing concealer Tarte shapetape concealer Tarte creaseless concealer As far as setting powders, I've used both pressed (ELF translucent, MAC Fix+, NYX pressed powder) and loose (Makeup forever translucent, bare minerals orginial, bare minerals mineral veil, etc.). I've also used Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray, NYX dewy finish setting spray, Smashbox Primer Water, & Mario Badescu Rose water spray. I hope all of this information is helpful, and I'll love you forever if you're able to even attempt solving this for me! Thank you so much!
So I recently started using UD's All-Nighter Foundation. It's the most perfect match to my skin tone I've ever found and I love that it takes so little to get really good coverage. It is definitely NOT an all-day makeup right now though. I think it might be my primer. I love Becca's Backlighting Primer and it worked great with my old foundation, but it's water-based and the foundation is silicone-based. I have a feeling it is making my foundation slip and run (it's supposed to be waterproof, but the slightest amount of moisture and you can see it run off). Any suggestions for a similar primer that's more compatible?
Hi everyone! I've been doing a lot of research online lately to try and find the best face makeup products for someone with dry skin. I wanted some recommendations from people who know the products, so here I am! I'm looking for a good concealer, foundation, and primer for someone with dry skin. Also, are there any moisturizers that you guys would recommend? I want something that doesn't leave an oily look. Thank you very much! xoxo Gracie **addition: i normally have dry skin, but it is even drier now because i am on a cream for acne. i find that sometimes when i put on my foundation using a sponge it pulls up dry skin on my face and ends up looking very cakey and flaky. wanted to add that just in case it's important!
Hi there - I have the Urban Decay Naked Flush in the color Naked. I love this product but unfortunately I already ran out of the highlighter but have plenty of the blush and bronzer. Is there one you recommend that will go? Please let me know. Thank you. BB
HI, I am going away next week and I am in search for a foundation that looks great in flash photography. I currently use Vitalumiere Aqua (Chanel) and I am quite happy with it but I look awful in pictures. I have very sensitive skin that tends to be on the dry side and I tend to break out with new products. I tried the new MUFE water blend foundation and it made my face greasy, and it made my face look very pale in flash photos. I did love the feel of it. Can you recommend any products that are: -lightweight -medium coverage -wont cause me to break out -looks great in flash photos. Thank you so much!
I was a perfect match in the old Make Up For Ever Face & Body with 2 Porcelain. Is there a shade in the new Water Blend that would be the same? Also, is there much difference between the new and old formula? From the description I'd expect the new version to be dewier, would that make it a bad choice for oily/combination skin?
I have big pores and my face gets oily throughout the day, but I have tried many different primers, foundations, and setting powder and my makeup still oxidizes and my pores become extremely visible in a few hours. What am i doing wrong? What do I try next to keep my makeup lasting longer and my pores not visible as the day goes on?
I have normal/combination skin with normal cheeks and nose, dry mouth and eye area, and an oily forehead. But whenever I wear foundation, it completely dries out my face (especially my cheeks, mouth area, and eye area) and makes it feel really tight. I make sure to layer my skincare and put on moisturizer underneath, but I still feel dry. So far I've tried the Smashbox bb cream, Smashbox bb water, Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, and the Custom Cover fx drops mixed with the Maybelline blur and smooth primer (which I wear under all my foundations). Does anyone have any good hydrating primers or makeup tricks that could help with this? Or do you have any suggestions on lightweight light-medium coverage foundations I could try (preferably $50 and under with a decent shade range; I have dark skin)?
Has anyone especially women of color tried the ABH Stick Foundation? It's reasonably priced so I was considering giving it a try but was interested in some reviews of how it holds up, blends, color matches, etc.
With so many users looking for the right product to use on their fair/pale/alabaster skin, I thought it would be great to start a thread specifically for this. Some of the main questions I see have to do with the following: - Foundation/concealer shades - Contouring - Highlighting I'll be posting comparison reviews and photos of everything I can get my hands on with these categories, as well as any others that people would like to inquire about. If you'd like to give input as well, please list the following: - Skin IQ/MAC ID/describe skin tone and undertones - Skin type - Foundation matches (make it clear what is a perfect match if you have one, and what is slightly off) - (optional, but highly helpful) Photos of your skin with and without makeup, swatch comparisons, etc. Please ensure there is proper lighting, with little colour overcast (like fluorescent lighting). ME: Skin IQ: 1y02 (closest neutral "match") MAC: NC8-10 Skintone is very pale, neutral to cool toned, translucent, prone to burning and freckles. Some surface redness. Cannot tan whatsoever. Type: Currently normal/combo. Slightly sensitive. Prone to dryness/patches and oilier nose. Foundation Matches: - Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer sx01 (99% match; more neutral toned, which evens out my redness perfectly) - CoverFX Custom Drops N10 (same tone as KA SS) - Dolce & Gabbana 60 Classic (perfect match) - MUFE HD Foundation Y205 (ever so slightly too light, but looks super natural with contour or blended with a drop of coverfx n10) - Giorgio Armani Luminessence (slightly cooler toned, great match though) - NARS Chantilly Concealer - DiorSkin Nude BB Cream 001 (slightly darker and too pink, but wearable, especially if wearing contour or bronzer) - KVD 42 Common recommendations that are too dark for me: Urban Decay Naked Foundation 0.5 (too dark for me, but would for for a tone darker than I) YSL (Touche Eclat concealer in 1.5 works though) GA Hourglass Tarte EL Too Faced Smashbox (fair is slightly too dark; would work for some a tone darker than I) Dior Foundations/serums (other than the one BB cream) Too light: MJ Genius Gel cream 010 Foundation comparison swatches in natural light: L-R: Spoiler (Highlight to read) NARS Chantilly Concealer MUFE Y205 D&G Classic 60 KA SSE sx01 GA Luminessence CoverfX Custom Drops N10 DiorSkin Nude BB Cream 001 UD Naked 0.5 NARS Chantilly ConcealerMUFE Y205D&G Classic 60KA SSE sx01GA LuminessenceCoverfX Custom Drops N10DiorSkin Nude BB Cream 001UD Naked 0.5 Contour: WIP Highlighting: WIP Let me know if you'd like any other categories, would like more info, or have any questions!
Hey everyone, I have a really in-depth question. I'm open to all suggestions but I'll warn you - I feel like I've tried just about everything, so please read it all before replying if you so choose to I have combination skin. My face is dry on the upper part of my forehead, my jawline, and some parts of my cheeks. It is oily in my T zone extending out to my temples. Though I grew up with really bad breakouts, I figured out they were due to dairy, so since I've cut that out, I no longer have acne. What I do have: -very, very large pores -occasional clusters of semi-noticeable blackheads -redness/uneven skin tone Here is my issue: I cannot figure out a primer and foundation combination that does not ball up or separate within a few hours. In fact, every single time I use a primer - no matter what kind it is - under a foundation - no matter what kind it is - my foundation begins to lift off my skin, and should I touch my face, even lightly, my foundation moves. It is so liquidy and separated that it looks bad - even from a distance. So you might be thinking "well then just don't use a primer, duh." And I tried that, but my makeup didn't last but a couple of hours when just sitting on my skin. Another thing worth mentioning is that when I moisturize before using a primer - no matter whether I let it dry completely or allow it to be tacky when applying the primer on top - the problem was got way worse. Here are the primers I've tried: -MAC Prep and Prime -NYX Angel Veil -Benefit Porefessional -Too Faced Rx Hangover Primer -NARS Light Optimizing Primer -Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (the clear one) -Becca Backlight Primer -Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer Foundations I've tried: -Too Faced Born This Way -MAC Studio Fix Fluid -Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done -Bare Minerals Original Foundation (using the primer that is supposed to go with it) -Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation -L'Oreal Paris Pro Matte and Pro Glo Foundation As I said, no matter what combination of primer and foundation I tried, the result was always the same: balling up and separating. I am also using setting powders (RCMA no color, Laura Mercier translucent powder, ABH banana setting powder (from contour palette), NYX loose setting powder, etc etc. I simply want a primer to work because I want that pore-blurring effect that they can give. I of course get this result when I'm first applying the primer, but then after an hour or two of having applied foundation, it looks a hot mess. What I currently do: I saw a tip on YouTube from Wayne Goss saying to mix a drop of oil or serum in with your foundation, so I began doing that - on my cleansed, toned, but not moisturized face - and my foundation goes on really nice. It looks the best it's looked so far, and actually lasts a LONG time (which I know is surprising, especially to me, since my face carries so much oil in certain areas), but it does not blur the pores like a primer does. If you have any suggestions at all, seriously ANY, I would greatly appreciate them. <3
Hi, I have the makeup for ever ultra hd invisible cover foundation but I've heard that the naked skin weightless ultra definition foundation is really good !! I have combination skin. Which one is better? If the Naked one is better can you tell me which color to get? I am a R230 for the makeup for ever foundation. Thank you!!! -Theodora