drammaqueen57

Foundation or BB cream? = confusion

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Hello! So at the moment I am looking into getting a BB cream or foundation for everyday use. My skin is combination and I do have occasional breakouts. I'm looking for something to give me pretty good coverage but not look like I'm wearing a ton of makeup. I was leaning towards Bobbi Browns BB cream but have heard many mixed reviews on it. And I don't even know where to begin with foundations. Any suggestions? I'd appreciate any help, thanks! 

calamityjane85

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For a while I was using Smashbox cc cream paired with MakeupForever mat velvet plus. That gave me a nice finish, but I found I looked a little greasy still half way through the day. For a completely matte finish I am now using CoverFX cc cream with Hourglass Immaculate liquid powder--it looks perfect!

 

 with that said welcome to the quest for finding the holy grail of foundation:smileyhappy: 

bitchasshoe

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Kat Von D lock-it tattoo foundation.  Holy grail of all the twenty or so high end foundations that have landed in my foundation graveyard.  It's super pigmented most people make the mistake of using way more than they need (I use a half pump or so maybe 3/4 of a pump). It's perfect because it is matte, lasts 16 hours on me with no primer, can be sheered out for color correction and can also be builded up to a concealer for all my acne. Use a beauty blender sponge to apply.  If you really do. Want a bb cream tarte makes a really nice one as well (the skinny tall one not the shorter one).

Jedo

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I had the Bobbi Brown BB cream and I loved it. When I worked at a place where I had to be sort of dolled up I wore it several times a week and was fine. I think it would work great for you since it can be worn several times a week (maybe daily) and looks natural. 

 

I have similar skin to yours. My skin is combination (tends to be on the oilier side in summer) so I did have to oil blot once or twice a day which is normal for me anyway. As for break outs, I did not break out anymore than I did when I go all natural but if you are acne prone I suggest washing your face thoroughly (cleansing oil + usual cleanser / usual cleanser + toner) before bed.

I will have to say though that the coverage isn't amazing. I think at best I got a medium coverage with it but it did look natural. I only had cakeyness problems when I applied too much in certain areas. If you have problem areas such as dark circles or redness around the nose you are going to need to use concealer. And of course a setting powder will help.

I have also heard good things about Smashbox's bb cream. If possible try to get samples from Sephora. They should give you enough to last several days to a week to test it out : )

mrsessie

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