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New Liquid Foundation?

I've been thinking about trying a different liquid foundation.

Right now I have the Kat Von D Lock It Liquid Foundation, and it goes on well and applies evenly and I was very happy with it. But then after a few hours of having it on, parts of my face start to feel itchy, mainly along the jaw line and around the nose and once I take it off at night, I pretty sure I have a mini break out of acne. I thought this could be remedied with a face primer so I tried the Hourglass face primer and as the ultimate test I had the foundation on during Pilates (not for the sole purpose mind you but I had it on anyway and I wanted to see how it would react to sweat) and still the same parts of my face felt itchy, I still got a mini break out, so now I'm thinking of going to a different liquid foundation.

 

I admit I don't know anything about liquid foundation except what I'm looking for: A non- drying, full coverage foundation that stays on throughout the day. I've been looking at Urban Decay and I'm also looking at Marc Jacobs, and even the Hourglass foundation. Any advice on this? Or even how to work with the foundation I already have? I'm also thinking of getting the hourglass face primer as well in any case (unless there's better face primer of course!).

 

Thank you so much everyone! I'm a total makeup novice even after I think 3 years of wearing the stuff! :smileyhappy:

Mollycj

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MUFE is great. I switched to that from KVD. I love it so much!

kimchikween

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Here are some threads that have a lot of foundation recommendations (why re-invent the wheel? :smileywink: )

Have you tried CC creams?  Smashbox's CC cream has decent coverage with a semi-matte(natural) finish.

cure

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So, a CC Cream is basically another type of foundation? Oh and also while I'm asking.. how does for example a BB Cream differ from a regular foundation?

kimchikween

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There have been a great many threads about BB and CC creams - just type BB CC in the search box and you'll see them.  Here are some good ones to read:

 

gongju87

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I couldnt find out what skin type you have from the posts, but since you used KVD Lock it, I'm going to assume your looking for med-full coverage and a matte or semi-matte finish....

 

I think the most comparable is going to be the MUFE Mat + Velvet. It is not as thick as KVD and has a buildabe matte coverage (KVD is more semi-matter).

 

Some others to consider are the Tarte Amazonian 12 Hour Clay foundation, Dior Forever Flawless, Lancome Tient Idol Ultra, or Becca Anti Shine Foundation

 

If you are going to Sephora, I would ask for a couple different samples to try them out on your skin. I did notice you said non-drying as a criteria in one of your posts, and if that is the case, you might not want a matte foundatinon...but again I was going off of the KVD for criteria.

 

Regardless of which foundation you get, a good primer is key :smileyhappy: Setting powder, or a blotting power like UD De-Slick or MAC Blotting powder might also be something to condiser.

 

I hope you find your perfect match!!! Happy shopping!!!

cure

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To be honest, the only reason I chose the Lock It Foundation is because I'm a fa of the Kat Von D line and I had no idea what coverage or finish I wanted.. since Kat brought out a foundation, I wanted the foundation if that makes sense xD

aviscardi

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What kind of cvg and finish? Mufe mat velvet plus is most comparable. and medium+ cvg , matte but not as thick as KVD

 

I got a sample of MJ and am wearing it today and am not impressed, its light cvg. Possibly buildable, I have combo skin and it clung to my dryness. so i won't be purchasing it

beautylovingirl

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Dior's Forever Flawless Foundation. I can run come back and look  and it still looks great. Hope this helps!

porcelain34

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I love the Urban Decay Naked foundation.  For me a little goes a long way and although I know for some it doesn't have enough coverage right off the bat it is buildable so you can get medium to full coverage no problem.  If you could try going a day or two without any foundation, if you don't get any irritation then its a safe bet its the foundation. MUFE is really nice as well but I actually switched after a year to Urban Decay because I thought it was a nicer finish on my skin. 

cure

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Hi!

 

Pretty sure it's the foundation. I only wear foundation once and awhile, when I'm going to be out the whole day, and at first I just used powder foundation which worked fine even though you had to reapply (which I don't mind). The Lock It Foundation if my first liquid foundation and every time I've worn it (granted without a face primer) after a few hours my face felt itchy, and everything else I described in my starting post. 

 

I'm thinking in the end I'll definitely ask some one at the Sephora I'm going to since no matter what store I go to, the people at Sephora are really sweet and helpful :smileyhappy:

tashalicious

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try  MUFE matte velvet

kimchikween

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What is your skin like - dry, oily, combo?  What kind of finish would you like - dewy, semi-matte, matte?  Any specific skin concerns that you'd like the foundation to address?  Does it have to be liquid - cream is an option, for example?

 

My personal favorites - Make Up Forever HD Foundation and Mat Velvet+ are the ones available at Sephora

 

There are also a lot of finishing sprays that you can use to help make your foundation last longer - here's a short thread where people shared their thoughts

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Face/Question-About-Setting-Finishing-Spray/m-p/659919/highlight/tru...

 

cure

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See here? I didn't know there was a cream foundation! xD I sometimes I think I should know these things, but usually unless Kat Von D or Besame cosmetimes doesn't make it, I don't know about it, if that makes sense :smileyhappy:

 

I guess just a liquid would be what I'm looking for. I'm thinking of a matte finish since I want a smooth look that also conceals redness, acne, all those things. What would a dewy finish look like?

aviscardi

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Not all dewy finished fdns are "Wet" looking. I have combo skin and prefer the matte look regardless. But chanel vitalumiere aqua, diorskin nude bb and guerlain bb all have a really nice semi glow appearance. I pair it with a matter or natural finish powder and it gives me the matte look but  a slight glow under. 

beautylovingirl

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A dewy finish is more of a wet look and if you have oily skin it's not for you.

JGSFLA

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well its so hard because everyone skin is so different...i was not thrilled with the Hourglass foundation..it was a bit thick and cakey ..I have trouble keeping my makeup on because i live in florida lol...i am in love with Dior Airflash foundation..it gives full coverage and lasts a good 12 hours on me!! Also for a long time i tried different setting sprays and they werent helping my makeup last...i finally realized i wasnt using enough of it! i now spray it on my face and my face gets actually damp..get it a little wet..dont worry it will look great after in dries in about five minutes...this helps so much..try using MORE setting spray then reccomended! i like MUF better than UC..hope this helps! :smileyhappy:

kimchikween

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Ah - didn't see you had suggested setting/finishing spray as well.. :smileyhappy:  Gotta love living in a humid climate - nearly all year long

beautylovingirl

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I think you had posted first. Probably just an error.

KeriJoi

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It's hard to recommend a product to you because I am not a specialist as it relates to the ingredients of the products. Is there a local Sephora store in your area? If so I would suggest go and speak with a representative from there and let them recommend a couple of products that may work for you.(get samples)  If that doesn't work you may need  to go and see a dermatologist or go to an esthetician for a facial ( they will be able to say why you are breaking out and what products and/or ingredients to stay away from)

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