Hey guys and gals! As some of you know I am a Caribbean girl and for the first time ever I will be participating in Carnival!! So I already am confident with the makeup I need EXCEPT for foundation (concealer options will be welcome as well). You see I will be playing mas (wearing a costume and dancing) and I need some ideas on a foundation that will last all day in the SUN, humidity, possible rain, the occasional swipe of a towel AND of course, SWEAT. It does not have to have SPF in it as I will be taking care of that with my skin-care. I have normal/oily skin and I wear MAC NW43 or Make Up Forever HD #175. For the record, I am looking at the Cinema Secrets Palettes so it does not have to be from Sephora. Any help is greatly appreciated!!!
i went to the store other day and tried it of shade medium deep, it looked too dark that i look very bunt. i was thinking maybe i can try shade medium. the store didnt have the tester for that shade. Since the shade medium deep is too dark on me, i was hoping the medium shade might be the right choice. currently, the perfect shade for me 6.5 from UD weightless foundation. thank you for your opinion.
I have oily skin, although my current skincare regime is doing well to keep that under control. My pores aren't all that noticeable until I apply foundation. I have tried several primers (Hourglass Mineral Veil, Benefit Porefessional, Smashbox Dark spot correcting, tarte poreless, tarte brightening) but my fine lines and pores seem to become more noticeable when I apply foundation particularly on my cheeks and around my eyes. I use a flat top brush and buff the foundation forward and in reverse as suggested by a gossmakeupartist video posted by another contributor. I don't wear makeup on a regular basis for that reason, but the 2 most recent foundations I've tried are Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24HR (love that it's transfer-free) and Hourglass Immaculate Liquid to Powder (really like the finish). Maybe I'm just too picky, any suggestions?
I am VERY pale, often the lightest shade in everything. I may only be a half shade darker than Nars' Finland. What is the best concealer for my neautral undertones? If I am lucky enough to find a concealer light enough, it is almost always too pink.
Hey, I have been using Benefit High Beam for a while, and I love love love how it makes my skin look. Unfortunately, it makes my break out mildly too. Does anyone know of a similar product that is good for sensitive skin?
Pro Visionary Modeling Foundation Brush #111 vs. Cover FX Brush I need a brush that will work with cream foundation and I am torn between the Sephora one and the Cover FX Cream Foundation brush. How do the 2 compare? I figure the Cover FX one will work with their cream foundation well (which is the one I am fixing to get) but it would be nice to have a more "universal" brush that will work with liquid foundation, which is normally what I get but apply with a sponge. So how do the 2 compare? Can I get the Sephora one and expect the same level of application and look as with the Cover FX one? Thanks!
... I currectly use drug store brands and I would like to get something with better coverage that matches my skin tone better. I have combination skin. What products would you recommend that aren't too expensive for foundation, concealer, powder....or is there a product that can do all that..what would you suggest?
I LOVED your pressed mineral powder foundation, but apparently it's discontinued. I was a D25. I tried your Sephora Collection Microsmooth Foundation Face Powder, but it made me completely break out in acne. Plus, I didn't like that it didn't come with an applicator pad. Friends have recommended the Makeup For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation or the Clinique Superpowder Double Face Makeup. I'm torn after reading both reviews. Any advice on which is least likely to cause a breakout and/or is more similar to the original Sephora pressed mineral powder foundation? Thanks!
I wanna try BB cream for the first time. I'm planning on using Tarte Beauty Balm SPF 20 in nude glow. I will be using this during the summer when I go to Taiwan, where it's SOOO hot. And I don't want to sweat the BB cream (or my makeup) off my face and smear it. Any suggestions on how to keep my makeup on my face despite the sweat? Makeup setting sprays don't seem to work, unless I'm doing it wrong...? Thanks
I currently use Nars sheer glow foundation which I apply with a beauty blender. Before i apply however I moisturize my face and follow that by putting on a primer. My issue is that in certain areas like around my mouth, my chin area and other random places it looks like I have dry patches. Its not extreme but still it can be seen which is NO BUENO...do I maybe need a foundation that gives me more of a dewy finish? Or am i doing something wrong in my foundation routine?? Also not sure if anyone else is having this issue but after wearing the foundation for a couple hours my face starts to get shiny not oily but shiny is it just me? (I have combo skin and have never had issues with shine before)
Hey guys, After finishing my container of Bare Mineral's matte foundation, I'm looking for a liquid alternative to give me more coverage. My skin has been breaking out like crazy lately, so I'd like something to cover it up. When I went into my local Sephora and described my skin type/asked for some samples, the saleswoman gave me one of Clinique Even Better and one of Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover. I've tested both now, and my skin has eaten both of them. After about three hours, my oil slick of a face breaks down the foundation into very unattractive clumps. (And yes, I do use primer - Mary Kay's Oil Mattifier.) I feel bad going back and asking for more samples without buying anything for the second time, so can you all recommend some products for me? I'd like to buy something that's $45 or under, but I guess I'd go over if it were an incredible product.
I am thinking about trying MUFE Face & Body foundation this summer. I have combination oily skin, would this foundation work for my skin type? If so, what shade would you recommend? I am currently wearing MUFE HD foundation in 127. Thanks!
I know it would be easier if I knew my shade in the MAC foundation but I bother thought to get a MAC foundation. One of the ladies said I was between a Medium - Medium Deep in the Blot Powder, I could pick anyone it would matter. I'm Medium Beige in Bareminerals foundation. i need help finding a shade match the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation.
I'm new at face makeup so I went to my local Sephora and asked for a recommendation for a good primer and foundation for combination skin. They recommended me to Benefit's The Porefessional and the Smashbox Healthy FX foundation w/ SPF 15. However, when I tried the products at home I knew that they were definitely not for me. The Porefessional made areas of my face dry and flaky! The Smashbox foundation was way too orange for me and that is strange because I have yellow undertones. It also does not set even when I apply setting powder. I heard the Victoria Secret's VS Pro Airbush FX Perfecting Primer w/ SPF 20 is great and is a good dupe for the famous Smashbox primers. Any opinions? My forehead tends to get oily over a couple of hours because I have bangs. My cheeks tend to be drier. Is there a good primer and foundation for me? I prefer buildable coverage more on the medium side.
I've been using BareMinerals since I was about thirteen or fourteen years old. I'm now seventeen. I loooove how lightweight BareMinerals is, but I don't like how shiny my face is at the end of the day. I've tried Matte, but I hate the texture, it's very clay-ish and drying. Not only that, but I am searching for something with better coverage, that doesn't look gross after six hours. I want something that doesn't feel heavy on my skin, is safe and won't make me break out. BUT I want a more flawless, beautiful look. What foundations would you reccomend?
I've wanted to try Cover FX for the past few weeks. I know I should test/shade match in store but I figured I could ask on the board first to get some opinions on a good shade. I wear MAC NC20, UD Naked 2, Este Lauder DW in Ecru (a tiny tad light but I dont mind because I use bronzer to contour). The shades I am looking at that may match me are: Cover FX Mineral Foundation in: G20 G30 N20 N25 Maybe N20 or G20??? Not sure. Thanks!
I think I'm on an hourglass kick. LOL. Ive been drooling over their products but since they dont carry them at my local JCP Sephora I have been gun shy about buying some (although I do have an Ambient Lighting powder in my cart atm). I have 3 different colors of the Immaculate Foundation in my heart/wish list right now- Shell - fair with neutral undertones Ivory - fair to light with yellow undertones Porcelain - very fair with yellow undertones I feel like the online images really confuse me because some of them look darker or lighter/pinker than their descriptions. Can someone please help me match my tone to Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free? Other shades that match me well: MAC Mineralize Liquid Foundation NC20 UD Naked 2.0 Este Lauder DW Ecru (a tad light but I LOVE this foundation- a bit of blush & bronzer & it looks awesome!) Thank you!
Hey ladies! I am a very, very fair skinned girl. Like, think Dita Von Teese or Snow White. I used Estee Lauder's Double Wear and I loved the finish of it and the formula, but it tends to look orangey on me. I love the coverage but I need something lighter for sure! I've tried Clinique, Lancome and Stila, which are both too dark for me. Any recommendations?
I picked up my first bottle of Estee Lauder's Double Wear back in Sept/Oct 2012 and absolutely fell in love with it. I am due for another bottle, but I have heard that the formula has changed. I have also heard that Estee Lauder claims the formula has not changed. I purchased my bottle right around the supposed formula change took place, so I am not sure whether I love the pre or post formula change version. Has anyone tried this foundation before and after the "formula change"? If so, what do you think? Has the formula really been changed?
Hey guys!! Soo I want to hear from you guys and see what your all time favorite concealer is! Also, what do you use it for, and why do you love it? I would start this off, but I haven't found a particular one I am in love with. I am using Secret Camo by Laura Mercier, and maybe I am using it worng, but it covers... just not amazingly?! I need one for my little pimples and pigment issues here and there! So help a beauty sister out in finding a perfect match!! :] Xoxo
Hello fellow beauticians , I'm a MUFE HD 125. I 'm curious to try the Lancome either Teint Miracle or Teint Idole Ultra 24H . But I don't know which of those two to try and which color would match my MUFE HD 125! I need your help !!!!
I'm on the hunt for a new concealer. Preferably full coverage or at least medium/buildable. I was thinking about the MAC studio finish concealer, but since im returning stuff back to sephora I thought i just might as well exchange for a new concealer.
I'm so excited that Sephora is carrying the OCC Concealer. I heard about this a while ago and have been dying to try it ever since! I'll probably be placing an order in a few weeks and would like to get some, but since it is online only I'm not sure which color will work best for me. I'm causation but don't really have "red" based skin, but it's not really "yellow." Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation #2 is pretty much exactly my skin, especially in winter. http://www.sephora.com/naked-weightless-ultra-defi nition-liquid-makeup-P374830 (I don't really tan, but it is sunny where I live and end up 1/4 of a shade darker in the summer, haha). Can anyone give advice on what color they think would be best for me? I would primarily be using this under my eyes, if that makes a difference. Also, it seems like Y2 might be showing the wrong photo? :/ http://www.sephora.com/skin-concealer-P379448?skuI d=1536044 Thanks girls! (: