Looking for a new foundation?

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I worked at Sephora not to long ago until I moved. I would love to help anyone out if they have any questions about foundations! 

I've worked with just about every foundation at Sephora on clients skin. If I could tell you the one I worked with most by request and love, it would have to be the popular Makeup Forever HD Foundation!

 

 

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Have you tried the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer? As the name implies, it's really moisturizing. I have oily skin so I use the oil free version, but if you have really dry skin I would try the regular. Plus it has SPF which is always a plus! It provides really good coverage for a tinted moisturizer. I have post acne marks on my chin and rosacea on my cheeks and it covers them without having to add concealer.

 

Regular version: http://www.sephora.com/tinted-moisturizer-P109936?skuId=870337

 

Oil free version: http://www.sephora.com/tinted-moisturizer-oil-free-P140906?skuId=905364

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I do have a foundation question... I have been using the bare minerals foundation (which I don't hate) but feel like in these dry winter months I need something a little more. I have combo skin, with an odd blemish here and there, some pinkness in my cheeks and getting hing closer to 30 so I'm very conscious of fine lines. I was thinking about something light that I could use with the BM powder but I don't know, just don't want to look like I have a pound of makeup on. Nothing that has a strong scent and I try to only use cruelty free products... Any suggestions?

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Try looking into Tarte's Maracuja Foundation! It's a more natural-plant based line that leaves out parabens, sulfates, synthetic fillers, and petrochemicals from their formulas and relies on mineral based pigments.

 

The maracuja oil is antioxidant rich and helps to hydrate and condition the skin rather than clog or cause issues.

 

It gives buildable coverage so you can lightly set or dust over it with your BM foundation if you like.

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Hi I'm looking for a foundation with full coverage, skin breaks out easily and is oily and sensitive what would you suggest?

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You need to check out the Kat Von D foundation or the Muti-use powder foundation from MUFE.Hope this helps!

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I love the Kat von D foundation -- I can't wait until it comes back in stock. It seems as if it has been out for ages!

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What type of finish are you wanting?

 

Matte, satin, dewy? 

 

For something that won't play up your skin's sensitivities, try Tarte's Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation, the formula is long wearing, the clay aspect will absorb and control oil, plus it doesn't have parabens and other synthetic filler ingredients.

 

http://www.sephora.com/amazonian-clay-12-hour-full-coverage-foundation-spf-15-P302918?skuId=1393370

 

It gives a natural finish and even has SPF protection!

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Hi first time doing this thought it would be useful for my problem. I am also looking for a foundation I have dry/sentive skin with some redness, I have been l looking for one that covers well and helps with the dryness, asy sugesstions? thanks

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For dry and sensitive skin that is prone to redness, try Clinique's Redness Solutions Foundation:

http://www.sephora.com/redness-solutions-makeup-spf-15-with-probiotic-technology-P271903?skuId=12710...

 

It won't clog pores, it's oil free, and has SPF protection too! It gives a natural finish with light to medium coverage so it's very wearable rather than cakey or too over done looking.

 

Try pairing it with Smashbox's Green Photo Finish Primer, it'll help neutralize some of the redness so you don't have to solely rely on foundation to get the coverage and evening out you need!

 

http://www.sephora.com/photo-finish-color-correcting-foundation-primer-P78811?skuId=1350032

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Hi there.. First time poster here...I do have a foundation question. I am NW18and was recently matched at sephora  BD40 with YSL Touché Éclat Foundation. I said it looked too yellow but ultimately was excited to try it so I bought it. the color is completely wrong..it makes me look grey. My guess is I need a B rather than a BD shade since it has pink undertones? I like the finish and would like to get this in a correctly matched shade. Any thoughts or suggestions?? Thanks.

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If you're referring to Beige Dore 40 and find it too pink, it may be oxidizing on your skin as that shade has more golden beige undertones.

 

I looked up a swatch of NW 18, try Beige Rose 30 or Beige 30, which going off of color swatch images alone come closer to NW 18.

 

Try to post a photo of yourself in natural lighting and no flash so we can get a better look at your complexion for a closer match.

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Thank you so much! I will go get matched with those two shades. Appreciate your help! 

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You're very welcome, hun! Smiley Very Happy

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Hello! I've been using MAC since high school, I am now 22 and I feel my skin has aged dramatically. My skin is now dull, lifeless, and lately ive experience light breakouts on my forehead. I am looking for a  foundation that will hydrate and just make my skin look radiant while providing coverage. A foundation that will help my skin not age it so fast! Is there a type of foundation like that? I am so used to what I've been using that I don't know whats out there! By the way, I have combination skin. 

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Try a foundation that offers buildable coverage such as Urban Decay's Naked Skin Foundation (Google "Urban Decay Naked Skin Chart" and it'll pull up a page from the UD site that has a shade chart with photos of models wearing the shades to make it a bit easier to color match yourself) as it's packed with humenctants like sodium hyluronate which binds healthy moisture to skin, plus antioxidants and skin conditioners to give skin a more radiant glow and protect! It has a dewy-matte finish so it won't look heavy or too made up on skin, giving a more natural glow.

 

You can also try Tarte's Maracuja Foundation, packed with a healthy, botanical based oil (Maracuja) which is antioxidant rich and free of many fillers so you're wearing a more simplified formula, perfect for dealing with minor breakouts and helping to rejuvenate the skin.

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I have dry skin with an oily T-zone (so combo) and i want a new foundation that is medium to full coverage that is long wearing (wont sweat away) and will not look cakey, any suggestions? 

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Heres a few reccomendations-

 

Illamasqua skin base-It looks like you're wearing nothing but your skin, but has amazing coverage

 

Guerlain Invisble Wear

 

Makeup Forever Matt velvet +

 

Try a few of these, get them as samples at Sephora! Make you sure are color matched first. Also, I suggest for your t-zone use a setting powder like the news Nars pressed transulcent setting powder. It is amazing at setting makeup and absorbing excess oil. 

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Hey! I have combination/dry skin that's also acne prone and have eczema on my face, so pretty much unstable skin! I'm looking for a foundation that is not too heavy but will hide my acne scars and even out my skin tone.

 

I've been looking at Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Foundation, but haven't 100% decided to purchase it. What foundation products would you recommend?

 

Thank you for any and all of your help! : )

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I suggest getting color matched with at least 3 foundations at Sephora and ask for samples! The Kat Von D foundation is great coverage but if you don't use it in small small amounts it will easily look cakey. 

 

Illamasqua skin base is amazing as well as Makeup Forever HD Foundation.

 

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I think you shouls also checkout out the Kat Von D it provides great coverage without feeling heavy. Hope this helps!

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Though the UD Naked Skin foundation is a nice, buildable formula with skin loving benefits, you can also try looking into Tarte's Maracuja Foundation. It's infused with maracuja oil (safe for skin, won't clog pores as its a botanical based oil) to hydrate, condition, and nourish skin while providing a smooth, natural finish. It's great for dry, dehydrated, and sensitive skin types and will help balance out the state of your skin.

 

It comes in various shades with neutral undertones to help calm and soothe the redness from your acne and eczema.

 

http://www.sephora.com/maracuja-miracle-foundation-12-hour-broad-spectrum-spf-15-P375297?skuId=14372...

 

Tarte is an overall, excellent line to go the more natural-skin-friendly route, they use mineral based pigments, and leave lots of filler ingredients like parabens and synthetic additives out.

 

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