Recently I've discovered the joy that is powder foundation. My main question is which you prefer: Bare Minerals Original or Matte? Or if you don't like either, what's your favorite powder foundation? I've tried the BM Original and I like it but I'm not really a fan of it's sheen, however subtle it may be. I was considering the matte formulation instead to avoid this, but it doesn't have a single ingredient in common with the original. Also, I find my skin gets oily after just a few hours of wear of the original, which isn't really my favorite.
I am in search of a good BB cream suitable for medium complexion with slightly yellow undertone. Anyone of you has an experience of Burberry BB cream. How you like it and what is the undertone pink,yellow or neutral. Thanks
Hello Beauties - here is my question. I use Porefessional from Benefit to try and hide my pores. I find it helps but not 100%. Today I tried to use Hourglass Veil Primer and then the Benefit and then applied my YSL foundation with a Beauty Blender for the first time. It looks much better. Is it redundant to use the Benefit and the primer? Should I be skipping something or changing something to fill in the pores a bit better? Thank you all.
Hi Everyone! Has anyone had an issues with breakouts after using the Marc Jacobs Genius Gel foundation? I've been using this foundation for roughly three weeks, and I've noticed I'm breaking out on my cheeks and t-zone. This is the only makeup I've changed lately and have kept the same skin care routine. I'm sad if it is this foundation as I really like the look and feel, but the breakouts are really starting to make me self conscious. One another note, can anyone recommend a similar foundation in texture, coverage, etc? Thank you!
Hey, y'all. Very first post! So here's the deal - I usually set my foundation (NARS Sheer Glow in Tahoe) in order to set it and avoid shine throughout the day. I ran out of my pressed powder recently (bought before my Sephora obsession days!) and I was wondering what pressed powders y'all recommended, and in what color? Thank you!
I have dark under eye circles and also some acne scarring/dark pigmentation. I was looking for a full coverage concealer and foundation. I have normal/combination skin with a medium/light brown skin tone. I'm a beginner in makeup so any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you.
I am a dancer and will be performing in a huge production this upcoming spring. I need a good water-based foundation that will cover my skin and stay in place. I was thinking about the Makeup Forever HD foundation but I'm not sure if it is water-based or enough coverage? Do you have any suggestions? (my skin is already a little dry)
All skin types! So I've made the decision that I would like to start freelancing (ordered my business cards and everything!) and am in the process of putting a kit together. The things that are stumping me though are primers, moisturizers, and toners. So I figured I could look to you lovely ladies and gents for help and recommendations! I need to know: Skin Type: Favorite Toner(s) Favorite Moisturizer(s) Favorite Primer(s) And of course, if there's something that you don't use, leave the space blank or replace it with something else (like a cleanser maybe?). Thanks guys! <3 <3
I'm trialing a dry touch sunscreen from Neutrogena that a friend recommended, this morning was the first time I put it on. I went straight from it to my foundation for some reason. I completely forgot about primer. I usually put on a few drops of face oil, then primer, then foundation. I figured the sunscreen will replace the face oil, I'm not anticipating any problems from putting on the primer. I just forgot this morning. It will work okay, right?
soo i have been seeing the hype all over youtube on these new mufe skin equalizers....im leaning towards smoothing,nourishing,yellow,and orange( to correct my under eye a bit) what do you guys think...any thoughts...have you tried any of these?
I hate wearing foundation but I want to contour and highlight using a powder c/h kit. Can you still use this kit without foundation? I tried and I couldn't blend it out at all but maybe there is some trick using a primer or concealer??
Hi, I am currently using the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation but I am considering changing it up. I dont like the fact that when I apply it even though I do not apply a lot it looks cakey and it makes my face look a little dry. I have acne scars and I also suffer with New Acne from time to time so I need something that is good for oily skin and has enough coverage. Any suggestions?
I am trying to decide between the beige25 and nude. It is fairly hard to find a color for me. I am using the Chanel double perfection lumier in beige 30, but even that is a tad dark and oxidizes to a little bit of pink. I have neutral undertones I was told, Clinique tends to turn my skin pink and mac orange. I don't know if that will help.
Hi I have a wedding out in Palm Spring and it's supposed to get 100 degrees! It's also partially outside. I usually wash my face, followed by my moisturizer(clinique), primer (smash box) then concealer(bars)/foundation(makeup forever) then loose powder, bronzer/blush and i finish with urban decay setting spray I recently bought a tinted moisturizer with SPF 20 (laura mercier matte finish). What's the best order so it stays the longest 1)tinted moisturizer 2)primer 3)foundation , etc or should i do 1)primer 2)tinted moisturizer 3)foundation,etc
I've been struggling to find a makeup routine that is full coverage & lasts all day but doesn't look cakey ! I have mild acne but I mostly struggle with acne scars , redness & oily skin ...Whenever I find a full coverage foundation or powder I end up looking CAKEY or oily & they never last ...Im currently using Smashbox Color Correcting Primer & Nars All day Luminous Foundation, with Laura Mercier Translucent powder with Urban Decay AllDay Setting Spray, but I end up looking cakey & oily throughout the day & my face juss doesn't look natural or Flawless ..in desperate need of a new makeup routine! PLEASE HELP ME!!!
I recently finished my tarte loose face powder and decided to get Laura Mercier's mineral face powder which I'm not too sure about how I feel yet. I saw that cover fx, makeup forever and smashbox make some loose ones as well. which one have you tried and what did you like/ dislike about it?
A few days ago i decided to buy georgio armani luminous silk and i got shade matched to 4.5 and i liked it but than i was looking at myself in the car and my face looked slightly pinker and different from neck and body and i just got paranoid and was taking photos over and over again outside but i kept seeing my face a different shade than my neck so i decided to get rematched and i got matched to 5 and i was with my friend and we go outside and she says it looks fine and im looking at it and it looks good so im like okay its 5 but im doing my makeup at home and my foundation looks lighter than my neck i start comparing it to my other foundations which is fiji in sheer glow and on the website they are under the same iq number and they are both light on me but ive used fiji out in daylight and it looks good i match my neck and everything. today while testing i did my makeup at night and used flash to take the photos and non flash and in the flash photos i look much lighter and i sorta look lighter when looking in the mirror but not so much. should i be getting a darker shade for nars sheer glow i know i cant be punjab because ive seen punjab on others and its a tan shade but idk if maybe i should try 5.25 in GA(i dont want to try peachy or cool foundation shades)
I want to order another Colourpop blush, I just got Holiday and I LOVE it. They have SO many different shades, I want to try another one. My top two choices are Birthday Suit or Mochi. But I also like Olive, Thumper, Prenup...and pretty much any of them if I look at them for very long. I need some suggestions about which colors would look best. Thanks!! Here's a photo of me wearing Holiday:
I recently bought the Nars Weightless Luminous All Day foundation in the shade Stromboli, but I'm not sure if I'm %100 satisfied with it because the longevity of it is not very good. When you first apply it, it looks amazing but then after a few hours it starts to fade, and breakup, and sink into all of my pores (I have oily skin). Not that pretty. So then I started considering the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation because of the amazing staying power. I had gotten samples before of the foundation but couldn't quite settle on a shade that matched perfectly. You see, the main reason I bought the Nars foundation in the first place is because the shade is perfect for me. Stromboli has very yellow undertones just like my skin. It's the perfect color. I'm a true olive tone so I need a shade that has yellow undertones in it. So the samples I got in the Double Wear foundation were 2W2 Rattan and 3W2 Cashew. 2W2 Rattan was too light for me and didn't have enough yellow in it. It gave me a whitecast. And 3W2 Cashew seemed like the perfect match but then oxidized like crazy and ended up turning orange/red - and way too dark. Can someone help me? I really like the formula of the Double Wear but I can't seem to find a perfect shade match for my skin tone. Am I doomed? I feel doomed, lol. :/ If anyone has any suggestions, please help.
I stopped by both Ulta and Sephora today looking for a tinted setting powder to use with my BB cream. Both stores recommended Benefit's Hello Flawless powder (although in differing shades - Petal and Ivory). I have pretty oily skin. I looked up the powder on Sephora.com and the description doesnt mention it in relation to any particular skin type. Would you recommend this for oiky skin? I also stopped by the Estee Lauder counter and they matched me to Double Wear Light in Intensity 2.0.
Hello I'm 17 years old and I have combination skin but I sometimes gets oily patches AND dry patches. what I'm wanting to ask is what is the best foundation for me and my skin type? im blonde with bluey green eyes and have fairly light skin since i live in Scotland! I can never find a foundation that doesnt end up patchy or horrible and I can't seem to find one that will hide my spots and blemish scars etc. can anyone help me on the right track to getting the right foundation please? ALSO what is the best primer to use and concealer also? basically what products should i purchase that will make my foundation and the rest of my makeup stay and look flawless?!!! highly appreciate the help and advice. thanks. Louise
I broke down and spent the money on this tarte foundation, and I really love it! I just don't feel like im getting the full coverage that I was looking for in a foundation. I use a beauty blender right now because of how dry my skin has been lately. Anyone have any advice on how I can get the most out of this foundation?