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Pressed Powder Foundation?
I'm in desperate need of a pressed powder foundation for those days when I am just not feeling a full face. I often set my face with a loose translucent powder on full face days, so I'm unsure as to what would be the best pressed power to use?   I would be using this alongside UD naked concealer and some liner/mascara/dip brow.  My skin type is pretty normal, but gets oily from time to time.    I don't want anything too heavy or cakey obviously. I was considering too faced pressed foundation, but many of the reviews say that it really only works best as a setting powder after using liquid foundation.   So, whats the best out there?    Thanks!  
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BEAUTY WHIZ beautybandit88 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Highly recommend the Wander Beauty Wanderlust Powder Foundation! The formula is super smooth and silky. It has great coverage and lasts all day! Super natural and lightw... see post
Using MAC studio fix in NC55....I've noticed that most foundations separate around my mouth area. Any tips to prevent?
Froyos / RISING STAR / replied
Yes, I am using the first aid beauty smoothie coconut primer.  see post
Colour correcting for dark under eyes - orange, salmon or yellow?
So, according to the laws of colour correcting..   Salmon/peach - dark circles  Yellow - concealing blue/purple bruises, veins and under eyes Orange - dark hyperpigmentation and under eyes.    I am medium skin with warm undertone, e.g. Wheat - 3N2 in Estee Lauder Double Wear. I have medium dark circles AND veins.   How would I colour correct this?   Thanks    
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DRUGSTORE Q - Maybelline age rewind concealer UK NUDE shade - Australian/US shade equivalent?
I have the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in the shade 'Nude, which the UK stocks 2 shades - Light and Nude. Now in Australia, there are 3 shades to choose from '110 - Fair', '120 - Light' and '130 - Medium'.    I know 110 is too light, but cannot tell if 120 or 130 would match my original UK 'Nude' shade.   Thanks!
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SPECIAL GUEST ANR2020 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Yes, turned out to be the 130 Medium shade :) see post
Drugstore foundations Not matching my skin
I have oily skin and I have the Loreal Matte Foundation in 102 shell beige which is the wrong undertone and too dark and the Maybelline Matte foundation in 115 ivory which is the wrong undertone and too dark and orange as well. I bought a foundation whitener and it doesn't seem to help. I have tried mixing the foundations in different combinations to make it match my skin but it didn't work. More than anything they are either too dark or not my skin undertone. There aren't very many foundations in the drugstore good for oily skin. I would buy a foundation from Sephora but I am a broke university student. I am going into a Sephora today to get colour matched and maybe get samples of foundations. What should I do? Try to buy another foundation to mix into the 2 I already have? I just don't want to waste the 2 foundations even though I have already spent the money.
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SPECIAL GUEST pinball599 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
It's not so much that I am too pale its that not many drugstore mattifying foundations are my undertone. I went to Sephora and got the sephora 10hr foundation in 16 Lig... see post
what color would i be in the nars foundation? I wear a 320 medium buff in the maybeline fit me
HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @QveenCici sorry you hadn't gotten an answer yet, but if you repost the question in the Nars Thread you likely will get a faster response. :D   http://community.sep... see post
Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer
I need some help matching a shade.  What color Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer would match Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Pearl?    Thanking you in advance for your time and insight.
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @Mom2TC if you check out the site Temptalia they have a matching database that will help you find your color, and even has pictures so you can see :D   Hope that he... see post
Color change from Estee Lauder Double Wear to Estee Lauder Double Wear Light?
I recently purchased Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in shade "1C1 Cool Bone". I am very pale with golden/greenish undertones, but this was as light as it went. I received it and it was a bit too dark/wrong undertone as I thought. HOWEVER, I have extremely oily skin and it was the best foundation ever in keeping that under control. I used it for 16 hours with minimal oiliness, when my face would normally be an oil slick after 4 hours.    My question is, does the Double Wear Light have a different shade range, or one that is possibly lighter than 1C1? If not, can anyone recommend a foundation that is similar to this formula with a better shade range?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi @BRachelleR sorry you haven't gotten an answer on this - did you end up a finding a similar formula with a better shade range? see post
Primer
What is the best primer to conceal large pores and help with oily skin? 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@lipsticklover20  I am in love with Dr.Brandt Pore No More primer.. does that perfect job of hiding my huuuuuge pores, keeping my makeup in place, and keeping me from oi... see post
Looking for a good good concealer which has acne fighting ingredents
What concealer can be used ON ACNE   Like the ones with acne medication in it.  I only know Clinique had one that looks like a really thin pencil that has Salicylic Acid but cant find it any more   Thanks!!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @JojoL did you end up finding a product that worked? If so, please share with us :D see post
MAKEUP FOREVER FOUNDATION
Is the MUFE Ultra HD stick foundation oil based?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @gabfab6   sorry you haven't gotten an answer - but if you repost it in the Make Up For Ever thead you likely will get a quicker response :D   http://community.se... see post
Proven ways to cover dark circles under the eyes
Having dark circles under the eyes may be as a result of sleep deprivation, seasonal allergies or even an over indulgence in some activities the night before and it can happen to just any of us.  This article will discuss how we can conceal these dark circles under the eye to brighten the eyes and not necessarily making them go away. It is true that a well-done makeup will camouflage dark sides, but we must know that the use of a more long term approach like an eye cream should be considered. Another way to cover dark circles is calling Color theory into play by making peaches or pinks to counteract the gray, blue and brown tones in under-eye circles. This is according to  Sotomayor, a beauty expert. Most people can get dark circles covered up just fine with the use of a regular concealer on the said undertones to neutralize and brighten the dark circles. If all that didn’t work, then priming with a color corrector before layering concealer on it will do just fine. To prime; pink is good on fair skin and peach on medium to dark tones.   Apart from picking a concealer with a pink or peach undertone, Scali said that the right formula should go on smoothly and without looking cakey but it should dry down much so that it doesn’t  crease too much. To get this perfect outcome, apply your concealer after your eye makeup but before making up your lips, cheeks, and brows.This will allow the concealer an adequate time to set, and should you notice little crease right after its application; you have ample opportunity to smooth blend it as well as add needed quantity of powder if required.   Concealer application depends on the type of coverage. To apply for medium coverage, it is suggested that one taps it at the inner and outer corners of the eyes, then smoothen with a tidy and fluffy eye shadow brush. For an application for full coverage, a finger or a concealer brush should be used to tap a corrector into the inner corners of the eyes or whichever spot the color is darkest, and then with a brush, pat neutral concealer one shade lighter compared to the skin tone under the entire eye area. The major key here is to avoid rubbing it as rubbing it may wipe the product to the side while leaving problem area uncovered. Dust the area with translucent setting powder afterward to ensure that the concealer sits where you want it. Also, it is important to avoid the use of mineral powder for the best finish.      
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Where are you getting these articles from @bpmakeuptips?    Thanks for sharing :D see post
10 Tips to Reverse Highlight and Contouring
It seems that the trend of contouring and highlighting have found a permanent place in people’s hearts. With the right moves, you can make your face into different looks. Hence, the believe that contouring is here to stay. Unlike the contouring of those old times, one can achieve a much more natural look now. Let us quickly consider some tips for reverse highlight and contouring. 1. Matte Contour only: Why we do contouring is so that a viewer’s eye is deceived by the look of the re-shaped face. By all means, avoid using products that shimmer because, already, you have the dark colors to recede and the light colors to highlight. 2. Avoid going excessively dark: Generally, to be able to use much of dark colours, you need to be very confident in the art. If you are not yet much of a pro, then use only a single shade or two that are darker than your skin tone. 3. Be careful about your shade: To achieve a natural contour look, make use of a product within your regular colour range. For instance, a warm tone shouldn’t go outside of products of the same tone because it will rid your contour of the expected natural look.   4. Blending with powder or cream: The idea here is to stick to what you are good at. There is no hard and fast rule about the use of a bronzer or any cream contouring products for that matter. So, if blending powder is an advantage you have, then go all out for it. Do not feel restricted because a majority of the people use cream contouring. 5. Picking the features to contour: Most of the time, contouring the whole face may be of no need. We must know why and what we want to contour. The highlights and contour are to be lightly applied to select areas. 6. Applying where shadows naturally abide: contour should be applied to places with shadows. For example, the temple of the forehead, the nose’s downside, underneath the cheekbone and the jawline are areas on the face that have shadows naturally, and they are the exact areas that need contouring. 7. Reversing the order: While the regular application is to apply the foundation first before the contour shade. Reversing the order of application gives a more natural outcome. So, applying the contour before the foundation is not a “no-no,” it is, in fact, a recommended technique. 8. Smile: To find the cheekbone, all you need do is just to smile to find the cheekbone and apply contour shade right beneath the cheekbone. Using the fish face approach often results in erroneously applying the contour too low on the face. 9. Where and how to apply your highlights: We all know that there must be a highlight for every contour right? The highlights balance out contouring. So, we should apply highlights on the high areas on the face, the areas where light hits on the face; for instance, the top of cheekbones, nose bridge, under the lower lip, top of the brows and middle of the chin. 10. Blend out smooth: For a perfect highlighting and contouring, there need be a lot of blending to ensure that no streak or lines are left on the face. This can be done by using a sponge or a brush. For a more beautiful result, blend in circularly motion.  
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks for the tips @bpmakeuptips see post
Best compact foundation with NO sunscreen or talc??
Every cream compact foundation I used to use has either been discontinued or reformulated and I am lost, currently using Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup to Go as it's the least annoying of the liquid foundation and cushion compacts I have already tried and tossed but it would be better if it was just a solid cream instead of annoying liquid.   I am seeking a non-drying cream compact foundation with no sunscreen or talc, is this now totally impossible?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @jlgg have you checked out the foundation stick forumals? that would be less annoying than liquid, and most that I see are non-SPF.. see post
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Color Help
I bought the oil free one in Bamboo Beige knowing it was too dark. It has very true olive undertones - not yellow or warm. It is very hard for me to find a true light olive color. However, I am acually fair. Right now I am tanned and this color is still 1-2 shades too dark. I thought I'd mix it with lighter foundations I own.    Would Beige Ivory be a better match? In the store it didn't seem much lighter but it did seem less olive, and I need lighter but still olive. The lightest color is only a tad too light, but it's too bright yellow...I need a more earthy green tone.    FYI, I am closest to Mac NC15 in winter and NC20 with a tan. In winter, Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in 10 Beige is a good match, albeit lacking my distinct olive undertone. YSL in B10 is okay. UD in 2.0 is pretty good. All of these are a tad too yellow (as opposed to olive) and light for summer. I need very GREEN yet fair/light, which almost no one makes until you get to the light/med range.    I dont like the wear of Makeup Forever, and their supposedly light olive 117 and 120 shades look more yellow on me. Similarly, the often recommended Nars colors are too yellow. I am a neutral, slightly warm leaning, earthy yet pale olive.    Any ideas?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@iheartart  On a completely different direction - you could instead buy the Make Up For Ever drops and color correct your current foundation to the right shade. The nice... see post
HELP! CAKEY AND UNEVEN MAKEUP
Hi.. I am struggling with my makeup routine! No matter what I try I can't seem to have a flawless finish with my foundation. My skin is combo of dry and oily in t zone mostly. Currently using   esteem lauder double wear. cleaning face with origins checks and balance moisturizing with jack black double duty applying makeup with a densely packed brush with a drop of boscia beauty oil   Once I apply the makeup, I can't add any other products such as concealer, contouring, brightening or illuminating creams it results in shifting my foundation and leaving it looking patchy and colour has shifted   My nose especially, I have a hard time keeping makeup on without it flaking off   Please help! Thank you
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Reneervg / NEWCOMER / replied
primer honestly makes a huge difference. If you're looking for something affordable, try Nivea men's aftershave balm, it honestly works so well, and as for beauty oil go... see post
Help! Cakey Foundation Issues
I've been having issues with foundation sliding off my skin and looking cakey shortly after application. I have tried every mattifying primer (Becca ever-matte, MUFE mattifying, estee edit pore vanishing stick, nars pore & shine control, tarte tinted BB treatment, hourglass veil mineral, smashbox, porefessional, etc.) and nothing works. I always pat the primer in rather than rubbing it in, as well, and this does not help.   My makeup doesn't apply properly to my nose or upper lip area (slides off, looks cakey right away) no matter what I use. I've tried a beauty blender and several different types of foundation brushes.    By midday, any foundation I try pills on my cheeks, and becomes very cakey and gross everywhere on my T-zone - particularly around my nose. Shine is also a major issue.    Currently using Nars Sheer Glow foundation, but this also happens with tinted moisturizers, Lancome Teint Idole, and Smashbox BB Water. I also set with UD De-Slick.    Current skincare: Olehenriksen Oil Control Toner, Good Genes, FAB Mattifying Moisture Gel or Clinique Dramatically Different Gel, and Origins GinZing eye cream.  
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Reneervg / NEWCOMER / replied
honestly, out of all primers that I've tried, i still enjoy nivea men's shaving balm because it makes my skin nice and tacky. After putting on your powder, try going ove... see post
Marc Jacobs Genius Gel Foundation
Hi Everyone!   Has anyone had an issues with breakouts after using the Marc Jacobs Genius Gel foundation? I've been using this foundation for roughly three weeks, and I've noticed I'm breaking out on my cheeks and t-zone. This is the only makeup I've changed lately and have kept the same skin care routine. I'm sad if it is this foundation as I really like the look and feel, but the breakouts are really starting to make me self conscious.   One another note, can anyone recommend a similar foundation in texture, coverage, etc? Thank you!
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BEAUTY MAVEN sarahsxt / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I would try Nars pure radiant tinted moisturizer. It is very sheer like genius gel with added SPF and slightly higher coverage. I did the opposite as you - I got genius ... see post
Every foundation breaks me out?!? What's a good foundation for really sensitive skin?
Prom/Grad is coming up and I need a good foundation, problem is literally every foundation breaks me out. Tarte amazonian clay and the water foundation, Cover FX powder foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear, Makeup Forever HD foundation, Too Faced Born This Way, Smash box CC and BB cream. I have oily skin and I'm getting desperate. I find the hourglass immaculate foundation didn't break me out, and neither did the nars all day luminous that I can remember. But both clung to my dry patches. So I need a foundation good for hella sensitive skin that will look good during grad!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @DeniseMarie15,    If those two foundations work for you, I'd recommend addressing the dry patches like @abbzzzzzzz mentioned or you can get a hydrating primer to... see post
bobbi brown comparable foundations?
hello, was wondering if anyone had some recommendations for a liquid foundation that was similar to bobbi browns skin finish, but more matte? preferably with very pale shades, I'm warm ivory in bb color. 
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SPECIAL GUEST siddykitty / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
someone responded!! i am going to try it, i will report back lol. thank you! see post
what foundations compare to bobbi brown skin finish?
i love the texture and its the one foundation that I've had a good shade match with (warm ivory) but i get so SHINY. i set with powder and UD all nighter... i want something similar but maybe matte? matte ish? i really like that its a natural foundation, looks a lot like skin imo.
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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spring and summer fountain/tinted moisturizer
so i'm sort of new to makeup and I have trouble making my light coverage foundation not look cakey. I set it and it still settles into fine lines so I'm wanting to try a tinted moisturizer or a different light foundation to see if its easier to apply and just to use in summer and spring for something light. If i get it a little bit darker then my skin tone now will it look okay to use it now and in the summer or will it look bad? or is there something else i should do? also is there any recommendations for good products? 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If the price isn't an issue - get both!   But if you are trying to be economical, get the lighter shade and then just warm it up with a little bronzer :D see post
Lancome Jewels
I recently received these Lancome products from Influenster to review for free and I am super excited. Already own the Bienfait Spf 50 and I love it. The Visionaire Crescendo smells great. I am on day one of Phase 1 and my skin feels significantly softer. The Matte Shaker is super soft and pigmented. There is no taste to it, which is a good thing, and it lasts very long.
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
congrats @vickyevelyn on being picked to receive a voxbox. I love the bienfait too!! I add it to my foundation when I want to sheer it out.    I gotta say, the only th... see post
I just started using BB creams and obsessed with it!
So all these years I have been using foundations, to name a few Nars, Kat Von D, and Lancome. But I was recently introduced to BB creams. (I know I'm late to the game lol) The foundations I've used over the years were quite pricey and heavy leaving my skin with clogged pores and breaking out with acne. Now that I use BB creams I save money and my skin looks better than ever. I just started exploring the varieties of BB creams, so far I've used Maybelline BB Fresh and NYX BB. The Maybelline has the best shade of color for my skin tone but the NYX has better texture but not the best shades. Any recommendations with BB creams? What's your favorite? Why? 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @BocaBeauty I really love the Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Cream SPF 30  because it has the SPF that I need, and the finish is gorgeous! I use the foundation usuall... see post
Favorite products and methods for hiding super dark hickeys on pale skin?
The light ones are no problems but I can't seem to cover the darker ones completely
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Popping in to second the  Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer! It's amazing.   A scarf or turtleneck work well too. ;) see post
What's your favorite full face make up remover?
Just curious. 
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I double cleanse with Neutorgena's Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser. The first time I just massage it around my face with my fingers, after that I go in with my Foreo Luna Mi... see post
Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation
I am having such a difficult time choosing between shade 28 (Bisque Taupe) and 29 (Bisque Golden) in Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation.  I have neutral skin.  I received samples from Sephora and am wearing 34 (beige medium) in the photo below (pink shirt).  I thought it looked great on me but thought it was slightly too dark.  I also self tan all the time so I know the 34 color probably would not match me when the tan starts to fade.   I am very thrown off on which color to get because i normally go for yellow toned foundation but 34 is peached toned.  I have also inserted a photo of me wearing my normal yellow toned Chanel perfection lumiere foundation in beige 30.  Unfortunately there are no Sephoras near me so I am unable to get color matched... But, What Do You Think?
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SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ayyshanay,    If the shade 34 was slightly too dark but the undertone worked for you, I would recommend using the shade 29.    Also, if you know you will be s... see post
Gel foundation
I recently came across Chantecaille and their "Future Skin" oil-free gel foundation. I have tried liquids, creams, and everything in between.... but never gel. How do gel formulations compare to a traditional liquid or cream? 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Gel formulas (be it in a cosmetic or skin care sense) tend to absorb quicker than liquids and creams, making them very ideal for someone who may find the later two formu... see post
Best Summer Foundation
I live in DC. It gets very hot and humid here.  What is the best summer foundation that is sweat proof and doesn't get cakey or goopy?   Thanks in advance!
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BEAUTY MAVEN vchu94 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Nars Sheer Glow is my favorite for warmer weather!! see post
hello all. Kindly asking what is the matching shade for MAC NW45 in Kat Von D Lock it Foundation?
NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Blessedchild,     I suggest trying out the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in the shade  Deep 67 Cool - deep cinnamon with cool undertone.   see post