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Liquid Foundation for my (drier) combination skin?
I'm in my mid 20s and am starting to see some fine lines. I have combination skin that is on the slightly drier side. I'm currently using BareMinerals foundation with a Smashbox primer and concealer but I'm noticing that my foundation is looking a little flaky on the bridge of my nose and around my smile lines and chin. I'm thinking of switching to a liquid. My only concern is that the foundation will transfer onto my clothes, phone etc. Are there any stay put foundations that are moisturizing but not to the point of it getting greasy? I exfoliate and moisturize regularly. Help please! Smiley Happy
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Check out Lorac's Breakthrough Performance foundation.  It is oil-free so you don't have to worry about feeling greasy, and it's anti-aging so it will hydrate and plump fine lines.

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It's a bit disconcerting that you are discovering fine lines at such a young age. I think that the dryness of your skin may be a huge part of the problem so it may jus tbe reversible.

I believe that you need to tackle this issue from all sides.

I take a multi-vitamin BUT I also take Cod liver oil capsules as well as Vitamin E capsules. You will be amazed after two weeks of disciplined use at what changes you will see and feel in your skin. If you can find Vitamin A as well then I say go for it.

A company called Jamieson makes a Vitamin E moisture rich nourishing cream that has 30,000 IU of Vitamin E in it. I suggest you make this your new night cream. (sephora really needs to start selling these products).

Are you wearing SPF of at least 20 every day without fail, either in your moisturizer or your make-up? If not, then you are dooming your skin to permanent damage.

Now onto make-up:

To me Bare Minerals is not the best for someone who has issues with dryness.

These are some you may find more to your liking:

Chanel Vita-lumiere Aqua

Estee Lauder Futurist foundation


Hope that helps!



Unfortunately, dry skin tends to start seeing fine lines and such earlier.  I have dry skin as well and use both the powdered and liquid Clinique Superbalanced foundations on a regular basis, but I tend to like the powdered version better because it's portable, easier to put on and is mineral-enriched.  It's hard to find foundations that actually match my skin because I'm so pale.  Something else you might like to try (and I will definitely be trying) is Clinique's Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15.  It just came out, but it sounds pretty promising for those of us beauties with dry skin! 


You may want to try Clinique's Superbalanced Makeup which is an oil-free liquid foundation that adds moisture and subtracts oil where needed.  You can find it at:;jsessionid=1H1KSPRYBZXUCCV0KSGAX0Q?id=P122740&categoryId...

If you prefer powder makeup, there is also a powder form called Clinique Superbalanced Powder Makeup SPF 15 that you can find at:;jsessionid=1H1KSPRYBZXUCCV0KSGAX0Q?id=P246911&categoryId...

I hope this helps you. Smiley Happy

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Try a moisture treatment like the NARs aqua hydrator.  As well, consider changing your skin care regime - sounds like it's not helping your dry skin.  You may also want to consider using an cream to help fend against the dry skin and lines/aging around your eyes.


If you choose a nutrient-containing foundation be sure to set it with loose powder.  I suggest the NARs sheer glow foundation.

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