I recently went in to pick up a new foundation to use in winter (I have a summer look I love with Dior Forever Flawless), but unfortunately I'm paler in winter and it doesn't have a match for my paler complexion. I picked up one that matched with my skintone in-store and that came recommended to me by Sephora staff (makeup forever ultra HD invisible cover stick foundation). I like everything about it except how shiny/oily it makes me look/feel after a few hours. To that end, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a foundation that worked well with combination skin (I have dry cheeks in winter, but a fairly typically oily T-zone). (My color IQ is 1R04.) Alternatively, I'm open to the idea of keeping the make up forever foundation if I can find something to mattify it: is there a pressed/setting powder that someone might recommend? (Flash photography is a concern of mine - I do need something that won't show up oddly with a flash.) Thank you so much for your help!
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!
So I finally decided to change my glasses i got a new prescription and now when doing my makeup i notice every little flaw just one change over night and my foundation routine which has been looking great lately now lm unhappy with it. my prescription was getting old and i have astigmatism. Does this happen to any of you who wear glasses? also am i just seeing everything with super vision and others wont be able to tell? also taking photos my face makeup looks fine i just cant get over how i look at myself in the mirror
Hello my fellow Sephora ladies, I'm looking for a new foundation. I've always stuck with my trusty BareMinerals but I want something different. I typically use a BB cream underneath my powder since I don't like to use so much product at once. I'm looking for a very build able foundation, I don't mind if it's matte or a dewy-ish finish. My color is fair in BM and I am Snow Glow in the Too Faced Beauty Balm. Plus, I'm also thinking about breaking the ice and finally purchasing a Beauty Blender so whatever works well with that. Thank you!!
I'm really interested in purchasing the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush. I'm olive skin, Greek, black hair, normal skin and black eyes, I do tan very quickly if I'm in the sun. Any suggestions on color of the blush?
My face is so oily. i use a kat von d matte foundation with spray, primer and powder. When i matched it it was perfect to my face but a week later my face shade ismt the same and top of that the foundation wont stay on my face all day. This is not the foundation though this is a reaccuring issue with many of my foundations. i dont know what im doing wrong and i need help with everything. i go to sephora and ulta and i just hear the same things, and nothings working
I have used the sample for the UD Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Foundation and liked it a lot better than the Too Faced one that everyone kept raving about. The one I have not tried as a sample is the MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation. My eye has been on the UD one because I have tried it and I am due for a new foundation. I currently use a Clinique one, but when my foundation is due to finish, I like to try new ones. Can someone tell me what is the difference between the UD and the MUFE one? The MUFE one seems to be ever so popular now. I have combination skin, but my t-zone gets oily very fast. The UD works very well…and I feel like it gives me a bit of a glow as well. If anyone could give me some differences between the two that would be awesome!!!
I have searched for a good, effective primer for a long, long time. Tried them all, MUFE, Tarte, Becca, etc. Actually easier to list what I have NOT tried! No matter what my foundations break-up/break-down all down my t-zone and actually slide right off of my face. I have combo/sensitive skin, with an oily t-zone (rest of my face is totally normal). PLEASE help me find a primer that will actually KEEP my makeup on my face!
I have super bad acne and have been searching for a good full-coverage foundation that will make me feel confident. I went into Sephora and a wonderful lady helped me find a foundation that is amazing. I ended up purchasing Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full coverage foundation. I apply a moisturizer before apply my foundation. Except my skin just looks so dry!! I need a good moisturizer to help and maybe even an awesome primer! Any good suggestions? Thanks a bunch!!! McKenzie
Hi There, My color IQ is currently 2Y05 and am trying to get the right colour for the Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation. I previously ordered #36 Beige Golden and it was way too dark and I had to return it. I would like to reorder in the right colour for me.
Morning ladies, yesterday I went to the mall to buy MAC oil-control lotion, nyx green primer(which reduces redness) and Urban Decay setting spray. I am very oily so I am trying to minimize/reduce the oil. Is there a certain way I am suppose to apply them. I apply the MAC oil-control lotion, my primer, then the nyx green primer. I am just so tired of buying different foundations because none seem to make a difference for me.
I have a huge problem with foundation colors. My skin is light with VERY yellow undertones, the problem here is that I can't find a color that is both light & yellow. Every light color looks too pink on me (even when it claims it is "with yellow undertones") and the ones that do match my yellow undertones are very dark on me. The people who work at Sephora always get it wrong, I get it wrong myself and even the Color IQ (I've been matched 3 different times! and it always get it wrong) THIS IS VERY FRUSTRATING! Please suggest me some foundation with good color range that isn't MUFE HD (that foundation didn't work for me)
Hey guys! I use Hourglass Liquid to Powder Makeup and I was wondering – has anyone tried to use a few shades of this amazing formula in the same time to contour? I mean, for example, I use Vanilla. How will it look If I would use a darker shade to contour? Has anyone tried it? I live in Israel so unfortunately I can't come to a store and try it out. Anyone?
I have tried numerous samples...trying to find a foundation to cover my imperfections...but I do not want anything thick and cakey that I have to use a beauty blender to blend it out...I prefer to se a brush. My hunt is still on to find the right one, I have normal to combination skin, definitely not oily..I prefer liquid foundation please help!
I recently purchased the Too Faced Born This Way foundation and I am completely in love with it, but my oily skin is not. Are there any suggestions for foundations that give a similiar look as the Too Faced, but is better for oily skin?
I am using MAC studio tech foundation for years now. I have acne prone skin and mild rosacea and mac doesn't make me break out. However it started to feel really heavy on my face. What type of foundation would you recommend? I am looking for full coverage cream foundation and i wouldn't want to spend more than $40 on it. I am color NW20 in MAC Studio Tech. Thank you.
I was chosen by Sephora to receive lab samples of all the shades in this new product from NARS. I'm so thankful to Sephora for reaching out and sending me this. I thought I'd start a thread where I can share my opinion about this line once I start testing it. I'm sure I'm not the only BTer to receive this so feel free to voice your opinions here as well.
So first off I have super dry, sensitive skin and the reddest cheeks ever! So straight away thats an issue for me, and heavy foundations make it look like around my cheeks somebody has gotten a pin and pricked loads of holes! So anyway, I have tried using to colour iq with Sephora on the website, but since I'm in the UK I can't go to a store. So I've done it with two foundations I've used. I tried with my Estee Lauder Double Wear and I'm 1c1 cool bone which puts me at a 1y03. However when I try my Bare Minerals Bare Skin which is porcelain I come up with a 2y03. So I don't know what to do and what colour to do with as it gives me completely different shades and I don't want to order something, open it and discover its the wrong colour as I would literally be devastated as I don't mind spending money on a good foundation but if its too dark or doesn't sit right with my dry skin I wouldn't want to spend loads of money. Please can you help! I would appreciate it greatly!