I am preparing for my next sephora haul for my birthday (any excuse to spend lots on beauty products!) My last purchase for a foundation was Make Up Forever HD Foundation, although its good it doesn't last all day or all night in my case i bartend and sweat all night long. So for 40 some dollars i expect more! I have been looking into Kat Von D lock it tattoo foundation, but was also looking for other recommendations.
Has anyone ever heard of or used their cosmetics before? I'm curious about their quality even though I already placed my order. I was just watching a video on YouTube where someone was talking about how you could get a free makeup kit from them so I decided to check it out. While its not really FREE, you can customize a 7 samples powder kit for $0.01 plus shipping, which the lowest first class shipping was $2.72 for me, making the kit a total of $2.73! Plus you can reorder the sample kits. They are Vegan, handmade mineral cosmetics that are not tested on animals according to their Facebook. I'm not sure if I am allowed to link to other makeup sites on here but if you Google them or search Facebook they should be the first ones to come up. I figured why not give them a try? I've been looking for stuff to kind of cover up my skin lately but I'm on a very tight budget. I figured I could swing less than $3 and treat myself a bit. I can post a review here and/or pictures once my samples come if anyone is interested. Also how do you guys feel about mineral makeup vs non mineral makeup? I've never worn mineral makeup so this will be a first for me.
I'm looking for a medium to full coverage foundation that will work with my sensitive, combination skin (oily forehead, dry nose & cheeks). I've tried many brands that either don't give the coverage I'm looking for, or they make my dry skin stand even worse. Any suggestions?
I just ran out of my Stila BB cream, and am looking to try a new one. I really liked the Stila, but it didn't feel moisturizing enough for my face, and I'd also prefer a BB with SPF protection. I have combination skin, but I rarely break out. Mainly the "oily" portion of my skin is composed of blackheads. So, I am often looking for a product that when mainly keep the dry portions of my skin happy. Any suggestions would be great!
I, like many, am anxiously waiting for Kat's foundation to be back on the shelves at my local Sephora. A few weeks ago I went in and bought Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Full Coverage Foundation in Tan and the color looks great on my skin. Anyone know which shade of Lock It would work best for me?
I have a very complicated skin colour. Im quite pale with an ivory under tone, and very pinky cheeks, yet my body tans a little bit more during the summer. I find it REALLY difficult to find an foundation that works, even BB creams don't seem to get it right. I'm really interested in an easy applying, natural, long wearing, liquid foundation that doesn't look cakey and will look really good, even in the summer, as I spend a lot of time outside. Thank you.
Has anyone tried the new Too Faced Primed & Poreless Pure Oil-Free Skin Smoothing Face Primer for Sensitive Skin? I tried the original Primed & Poreless, and it was just too heavy and silicone-y, and didn't control my oil at all or really hold my makeup on much. I now use the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer, and I like it. Not in love with it, so I wanted to find an alternative to that hefty price tag. My skin is sensitive, so not everything works for me, and it's a reason I'm drawn to this product. Mostly, I'm wondering if it's good for holding makeup in place, and controlling oil. Any opinions?
Hello Ladies and Gents, So, I just stopped using HALO and started using the Smashbox BB Cream, and LOVED IT...that is until I noticed a slight breakout on my cheeks. Such a bummer because this looked great on, and it eliminated the use of like 3 other products. I told this to a friend and she said a lot of people breakout with BB Creams, and that they have to find the right one for them. So, I guess my question or what I am wondering is, what is it about the BB Creams, that causes breakoutst? I thought this was more of a natural, or lightweight product vs. regular foundations. Could I be applying it wrong? Has anyone heard of this happening? Love to hear from you ... Strength and Honor, VW888
Hello, I have combination-oily skin. I get shiny and oil in my T-Zone and chin while my cheeks usually stay pretty dry. Right now I am using Clinique's Acne Solutions foundation. I find it doesn't blend as well as I would like and am still oily throughout the day (I do use blotting sheets for that excess oil). I just bought Nars Sheer Matte foundation and their oil-free primer but am not noticing a huge difference in the appearnace/shininess/oil on my face. By noon it still looks fairly shinny and I have to blot it. I also use MUFU HD Microfine powder and find when I am put my makeup on the morning this does give me the velvetie feel I want...but again by noon its all lost. Does anyone in the beauty world have any recommendations? I open to trying almost anything (night lotion, foundation, primer, etc.) to help control the oil and shine. I would like to not have to worry about blotting my face throughout the day
I want a pretty pink blush for summer that isn't powder and narrowed it down to 3! 1- Smashbox O-Glow Intuitive Cheek Color, 2-Becca Beach Tint in Lychee and 3- MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Blush in 4 Walk of Shame. I want a blush thats dewy but not sparkly, pretty and pink, easy to put on with my fingers, will look good with my very very pale skin, light blue eyes and golden strawberry blonde hair, and Im also very young so it shouldn't look too too mature. I also wear Stila Tinted Moisturizer in Fair everyday. I'd really appriciate some guidence!! Thanks!!!
I am Asian with extremely oily skin, especially throughout my t-zone, along with large pores on my cheeks and closest to my nose. For awhile now, my routine includes using Smashbox's color correcting primer, MAC's Studio Fix liquid foundation with a stippling brush and finishing off with MAC's loose powder or Benefit's pressed powder, taking care to press/pat each application into my skin and not pull/tug in hopes of avoiding producing oil faster. When I first apply my makeup, it looks somewhat cakey but after about an hour it sets and is great for about half the day, less it's summer. Then it seems like it all dissolves/melts into the oily parts and I just appear GREASY, while other areas seem okay. Reapplying powder and touch ups are something I try to avoid doing too often because it feels like I'm just adding to the mess sitting on top of my skin instead of absorbing. It feels like I could literally scrape it off my forehead and t-zone. I like a full coverage foundation because of my blemish scars and somewhat uneven tone and I've tried mineral foundations which are worse since they disappear after a short while as if I don't even have any foundation on at all. I guess my question to the experts or those with similar issues is: What do you recommend I try instead of my usual routine or add to? Is it something I'm missing? I've just ordered Benefit's Porefessional, which I'm hoping will replace the Smashbox primer, but other than that, I'm stuck. Is there a better oil absorbing, full coverage foundation and powder instead of MAC? I'm trying to find the perfect combo and need some suggestions. Thanks...
I have extremely oily and acne prone skin. What is the best foundation for my skin type that won't make me extra oily throughout the day or cause me to break out? I've been told bisumuth oxychloride and dimethicone were extremely pore-clogging. Is this true? It seems as though these ingredients are in every powder and liquid foundation :/
How does Amazing Cosmetics Concealer compare to Lancome Effacernes? (I am very fair, so I would be shade Ivory in A.C. and Ivoire in Lancome. I only use concealer for my undereyes. I have used Lancome Effacernes before, but I have not used Amazing Cosmetics). Thanks!
I like the coverage of Amazing Concealer but am having difficulty choosing the correct shade. I tried golden tan but it was too light and ashy,Golden deep, orangey. I have yellow undertones & east indian skin. Can someone help me choose the right color?
I went to Sephora today to sample a few foundations: -Makeup Forever Mat Velvet Plus and -Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation But, the sales associate pointed me towards a few other foundations as well. -Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation -Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation and -Smashbox Studio Skin Foundation So, now I'm confused!!! Which one should I purchase in the full size?? To help you out, I have combination skin, slightly more dry than oily. My skin is only gets oily when I get hot. My skin is also acne prone, and in need of a full coverage foundation. If the foundation isn't completely full coverage, then I'd need an additional concealer. Which one of these foundations is not too mattifying/ works well with slightly dry skin, stays put, and doesn't break out or irritate the skin? Thanks
I am wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a good foundation that will work well with skin that is combination. I have particularly flaky (but still oily) areas on and around my nose that just look awful under foundation. I'm not picky about coverage, so long as I don't look cakey. Right now I'm leaning toward MUFE HD Foundation....good choice? Hoping to take advantage of the 15% off this Thursday to get whichever I decide to go with.
I got this a few weeks ago. I've been watching tutorials online but I feel I haven't been able to use it to its fullest potential. I have very pale skin, and got the lightest color pen. I will ocasionally have very slight bags under my eyes. I just wanted something to brighten my complexion. I've tried putting it on in under my eyes, in a half moon. It just doesn't seem to do much. I use laura mercier tinted mosturizer, which doesn't provide a huge amount of coverage. Anyone have any tips or tricks?
The Pur minerals tinted moisturizer seems to be a bit sparkly..yet it has such great reviews.. do you know why that is? Also, would you reccomend the Tarte Natural BB cream or the Pur minerals tinted moisturizr?
I have recently begun tanning again and I'm having trouble determining what will be a good foundation to use since obviously, my shade will be changing along the way. Without buying a new foundation every few weeks, is there any sure-fire product that will do the trick? I already have a medium skin tone to begin with, so I feel like I don't have much room to play with..
In what order should products be applied: Moisturizer Sunscreen Face Primer Eye cream Eye primer Foundation Concealer (under eye & blemish) I dont like using primer or moisturizer with SPF and prefer to use a separate sunblock. Am confused about the order in which they should be applied.. All you makeup gurus out there, please shed some light on this.. :-) Thank you.