Hi there - I have the Urban Decay Naked Flush in the color Naked. I love this product but unfortunately I already ran out of the highlighter but have plenty of the blush and bronzer. Is there one you recommend that will go? Please let me know. Thank you. BB
Hi everyone! I've been doing a lot of research online lately to try and find the best face makeup products for someone with dry skin. I wanted some recommendations from people who know the products, so here I am! I'm looking for a good concealer, foundation, and primer for someone with dry skin. Also, are there any moisturizers that you guys would recommend? I want something that doesn't leave an oily look. Thank you very much! xoxo Gracie **addition: i normally have dry skin, but it is even drier now because i am on a cream for acne. i find that sometimes when i put on my foundation using a sponge it pulls up dry skin on my face and ends up looking very cakey and flaky. wanted to add that just in case it's important!
I was a perfect match in the old Make Up For Ever Face & Body with 2 Porcelain. Is there a shade in the new Water Blend that would be the same? Also, is there much difference between the new and old formula? From the description I'd expect the new version to be dewier, would that make it a bad choice for oily/combination skin?
I have big pores and my face gets oily throughout the day, but I have tried many different primers, foundations, and setting powder and my makeup still oxidizes and my pores become extremely visible in a few hours. What am i doing wrong? What do I try next to keep my makeup lasting longer and my pores not visible as the day goes on?
So I recently started using UD's All-Nighter Foundation. It's the most perfect match to my skin tone I've ever found and I love that it takes so little to get really good coverage. It is definitely NOT an all-day makeup right now though. I think it might be my primer. I love Becca's Backlighting Primer and it worked great with my old foundation, but it's water-based and the foundation is silicone-based. I have a feeling it is making my foundation slip and run (it's supposed to be waterproof, but the slightest amount of moisture and you can see it run off). Any suggestions for a similar primer that's more compatible?
Has anyone especially women of color tried the ABH Stick Foundation? It's reasonably priced so I was considering giving it a try but was interested in some reviews of how it holds up, blends, color matches, etc.
With so many users looking for the right product to use on their fair/pale/alabaster skin, I thought it would be great to start a thread specifically for this. Some of the main questions I see have to do with the following: - Foundation/concealer shades - Contouring - Highlighting I'll be posting comparison reviews and photos of everything I can get my hands on with these categories, as well as any others that people would like to inquire about. If you'd like to give input as well, please list the following: - Skin IQ/MAC ID/describe skin tone and undertones - Skin type - Foundation matches (make it clear what is a perfect match if you have one, and what is slightly off) - (optional, but highly helpful) Photos of your skin with and without makeup, swatch comparisons, etc. Please ensure there is proper lighting, with little colour overcast (like fluorescent lighting). ME: Skin IQ: 1y02 (closest neutral "match") MAC: NC8-10 Skintone is very pale, neutral to cool toned, translucent, prone to burning and freckles. Some surface redness. Cannot tan whatsoever. Type: Currently normal/combo. Slightly sensitive. Prone to dryness/patches and oilier nose. Foundation Matches: - Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer sx01 (99% match; more neutral toned, which evens out my redness perfectly) - CoverFX Custom Drops N10 (same tone as KA SS) - Dolce & Gabbana 60 Classic (perfect match) - MUFE HD Foundation Y205 (ever so slightly too light, but looks super natural with contour or blended with a drop of coverfx n10) - Giorgio Armani Luminessence (slightly cooler toned, great match though) - NARS Chantilly Concealer - DiorSkin Nude BB Cream 001 (slightly darker and too pink, but wearable, especially if wearing contour or bronzer) - KVD 42 Common recommendations that are too dark for me: Urban Decay Naked Foundation 0.5 (too dark for me, but would for for a tone darker than I) YSL (Touche Eclat concealer in 1.5 works though) GA Hourglass Tarte EL Too Faced Smashbox (fair is slightly too dark; would work for some a tone darker than I) Dior Foundations/serums (other than the one BB cream) Too light: MJ Genius Gel cream 010 Foundation comparison swatches in natural light: L-R: Spoiler (Highlight to read) NARS Chantilly Concealer MUFE Y205 D&G Classic 60 KA SSE sx01 GA Luminessence CoverfX Custom Drops N10 DiorSkin Nude BB Cream 001 UD Naked 0.5 NARS Chantilly ConcealerMUFE Y205D&G Classic 60KA SSE sx01GA LuminessenceCoverfX Custom Drops N10DiorSkin Nude BB Cream 001UD Naked 0.5 Contour: WIP Highlighting: WIP Let me know if you'd like any other categories, would like more info, or have any questions!
Hey everyone, I have a really in-depth question. I'm open to all suggestions but I'll warn you - I feel like I've tried just about everything, so please read it all before replying if you so choose to I have combination skin. My face is dry on the upper part of my forehead, my jawline, and some parts of my cheeks. It is oily in my T zone extending out to my temples. Though I grew up with really bad breakouts, I figured out they were due to dairy, so since I've cut that out, I no longer have acne. What I do have: -very, very large pores -occasional clusters of semi-noticeable blackheads -redness/uneven skin tone Here is my issue: I cannot figure out a primer and foundation combination that does not ball up or separate within a few hours. In fact, every single time I use a primer - no matter what kind it is - under a foundation - no matter what kind it is - my foundation begins to lift off my skin, and should I touch my face, even lightly, my foundation moves. It is so liquidy and separated that it looks bad - even from a distance. So you might be thinking "well then just don't use a primer, duh." And I tried that, but my makeup didn't last but a couple of hours when just sitting on my skin. Another thing worth mentioning is that when I moisturize before using a primer - no matter whether I let it dry completely or allow it to be tacky when applying the primer on top - the problem was got way worse. Here are the primers I've tried: -MAC Prep and Prime -NYX Angel Veil -Benefit Porefessional -Too Faced Rx Hangover Primer -NARS Light Optimizing Primer -Smashbox Photo Finish Primer (the clear one) -Becca Backlight Primer -Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer Foundations I've tried: -Too Faced Born This Way -MAC Studio Fix Fluid -Urban Decay Naked Skin One and Done -Bare Minerals Original Foundation (using the primer that is supposed to go with it) -Makeup Forever Ultra HD Foundation -L'Oreal Paris Pro Matte and Pro Glo Foundation As I said, no matter what combination of primer and foundation I tried, the result was always the same: balling up and separating. I am also using setting powders (RCMA no color, Laura Mercier translucent powder, ABH banana setting powder (from contour palette), NYX loose setting powder, etc etc. I simply want a primer to work because I want that pore-blurring effect that they can give. I of course get this result when I'm first applying the primer, but then after an hour or two of having applied foundation, it looks a hot mess. What I currently do: I saw a tip on YouTube from Wayne Goss saying to mix a drop of oil or serum in with your foundation, so I began doing that - on my cleansed, toned, but not moisturized face - and my foundation goes on really nice. It looks the best it's looked so far, and actually lasts a LONG time (which I know is surprising, especially to me, since my face carries so much oil in certain areas), but it does not blur the pores like a primer does. If you have any suggestions at all, seriously ANY, I would greatly appreciate them. <3
Hi, I have the makeup for ever ultra hd invisible cover foundation but I've heard that the naked skin weightless ultra definition foundation is really good !! I have combination skin. Which one is better? If the Naked one is better can you tell me which color to get? I am a R230 for the makeup for ever foundation. Thank you!!! -Theodora
I am in need of a new makeup routine. I need something that is going to last 12+ hours and won't cake up, won't separate and won't look shiny. I have combination skin. I want something that looks very natural. I need recommendations for primers, foundations, concealers and a setting powder. Im currently using the hourglass mineral veil primer, revlon color stay foundation, mac setting powder and urban decay setting spray. I find that a couple hours after I apply my makeup it starts separating and it doesn't look good.
Hi, Looking for foundation that is not too cakey, blends well, doesn`t appear cakey and is great for olive tones . Most foundations look orange-ish on me despite being similar to my shade before it dries. I do put primer but I find some foundations wear off a lot faster despite this, so something that lasts all day as well. I normally use beauty blenders to apply. Must be: Vegan + Cruelty Free Thanks!
My breakouts the past few months have been getting worse and worse, and I have a big feeling its attributed to the primers and foundations I use. If anyone has any recommendations that would be much appreciated Looking for products which are: cruelty free vegan (preferred but not necessary) Looking for products which aren't: the coverfx primer, I've read too many reviews about it aggravating breakouts kat von d (this is what I currently use) I've been using the arbonne primer and it hasn't been aggravating my breakouts which is good, but I'd just prefer something from Sephora since it is so much more convenient. THANK YOU!
I've been having trouble with my foundation breaking up and looking powdery and dry on my skin, and recently learned it could be because some silicon primers don't work well with water-based foundations. Can anyone look at the ingredients of Primed and Poreless and tell me if it will work with the It Cosmetics CC cream? Thanks!
Hello I have a question I am deeply allergic to titanium oxide and mica, i get breakouts from them, and i was wondering if i use a primer without those ingredients and a foundation WITH those ingredients, will it affect my face? Thanks
I have tried so many primers and every one that is silicone based like smashbox, hourglass, porefessional, for examples makes my skin actually more oily. I get oily in my t-zone and area next to my nose where my pores are larger. Then I have dry areas around my mouth, went a little too heavy on AHA's so I am correcting that. While I get oily I feel my skin needs hydration and have changed to a more hydrating skincare regimen which has helped. In the morning I use in order the REN hydro boost, Skin Inc B3 serum, Sisley Hydra Global mouisturizer and then a primer. I do like the Too Faced Hangover but still get oily and the plain Laura Mercier primer. Any other oily/large pores sufferers out there like me that can not do silicone primers? I just want something to help my foundation stay on longer as the oils can break down foundation on my chin and cheeks. I was told the only way to fill in pores is with silicone so gave up on that as they make my foundation slide right off and my skin more oily. Would love some suggestions of what works for others like me stuck in silicone free land.