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
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!
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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!
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?
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?
Hola a todas!! Quick question; PRO MAKEUP-have no idea what so ever--- Can I use color corrector (mexican-medium color skin) with BB cream?? Thinking about buying TARTE... if you have any other suggestions please help me!!
I have looked high and low for swatches that might compare Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hr liquid in 160 Ivoire W to 100 Ivoire N. I can't find any. I swatched 100 N in store about a year ago and it was too pink-toned for my warm undertones. There wasn't a 160 W to swatch in store at the time. Does anyone know if the 160 W is much darker than the 100 N? It's so hard to find matches for my fair, yellow-toned complexion. I swear, most fair foundations are for cool undertones. For reference, my ColorIQ is 3Y03 and the best match I've found is MUFE Ultra HD Stick in 117/Y225. I'm so sad that one didn't work for me because it was so easy to blend, a perfect match, but it would just stay super sticky on my face all day. Anyway, thank you for any help!
Hey guys - I recently had fraxel laser to correct some acne scars but now my skin texture is damaged with large pores that looks like an orange peel. I am trying to recover my skin, so if anybody had this problem and fixed , please let me know what products you used. Also, what is the best primer/foundation to hide the pores? My current foundation makes it look blotchy/patcy and makes the pores more visible. Please help this gal in distress!!! Thanks!!!
Despite the Color IQ, which has helped tremendously, I (and many others) still find it slightly difficult to really get a good color selection sometimes. The Color IQ probably doesn't take into account the fact that some of us are in between foundation shades nor the fact that foundations simply oxidize sometimes. I thought I'd make a list of foundations and powders that I have used and sampled that have matched me fairly well. I'll continue to update this list alphabetically if you, BTers, who have the same skin tone as I do come up with more shades from other lines, because I can only try and use so many foundations (and some brands are just difficult to access.) In MAC terms, I'm between NC25-NC30 . NC27 if such a thing existed (*L - Liquid, P - Powder, BB and CC- self-explanatory ) -Becca Ever Matte (L): Olive -Becca Luminous Skin (L): Camel -Benefit Some Kinda Gorgeous (P): Light -Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even (L): 3.5 Warm Beige -Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation (L): 3.5 Warm Beige - Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum (L): Mix 51 and 53 -Burberry Sheer Luminous (L): 05 -Burberry Velvet (L): 203 -Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (L): B30 -Chantecaille Future Skin (L): Cream - Chantecaille Just Skin (L): Glow -Diorskin Airflash (Aerosol): 021 -Diorskin Forever (L): 021 -Diorskin Nude (L): 021 -Dolce and Gabbana Perfect Finish Creamy: 100 -Estee Lauder Double Wear (L): 2W1 Sand - Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (L): 2N1 Desert Beige -Fairydrops Candy Bar (BB): Mix of Light Ochre and Ochre -Giorgio Armani Lasting Silk (L): Mix of 4.5 and 5.5 - Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk (L): 5.75 - Giorgio Armanin Maestro (L): Mix of 4.5 and 6.5 -Guerlain Lingerie de Peau (BB): Mix of Light and Medium -Guerlain Lingerie de Peau (L): Mix of 02 and 03 -Guerlain Parure de Lumiere (L): Mix of 02 and 03 -Guerlain Pressed Meteorites (P): 02 -Hourglass Immaculate (L): Nude -Jouer luminizing tint (L): golden -Jouer moisture matte (L): nude -Kat Von D Lock It (P): 52 -Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo (L): 52 -Koh Gen Do Aqua (L): Mix of OC-2 and BE-1 -Koh Gen Do Moisture Foundation (L): 123 -Koh Gen Do Triple Lighting (P): OC-2 -Lancome Teint Idole 24H (L): 250W -Laura Mercier Creme Smooth: Sunny Beige - Laura Mercier Silk Creme (L): Medium Ivory -Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (L): Nude -Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless (L): 5 - Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge (L): 2 -LORAC Porefection (P): PF3 -Marc Jacobs Genius Gel (L): 32 - Marc Jacobs Perfection (P): 300 -Missha Perfect Cover (BB): Mix of 21 and 27 -MUFE Face and Body (L): 32 -MUFE HD (L): 140 -MUFE Mat + Velvet (L): 40 -NARS Sheer Glow (L): Punjab - Revlon Colorstay Whipped: 320 -Revlon Photoready (L): Nude -Peter Thomas Roth (CC): Light-Medium - SK II Facial Treatment Cream: 420 -Smashbox Camera Ready (BB): Light -Smashbox Camera Ready (CC): Light -Stila One Step (L): Tone - Tarte Amazonian Clay (L): Light-Medium Honey (Peach/Neutral undertone) or Light-Medium Sand (Yellow undertone) - Tarte Maracuja Miracle (L): Light-Medium - Urban Decay Naked (L): 3.0 for warmer tones; Mix 3.5 and 4.0 for neutral tones -YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat (L): B40 -YSL Top Secrets BB Cream (L): Mix of Light and Medium -YSL Youth Liberator Serum (L): Mix of BR40 and B30 (***Updated 12/5/2013***)
Okay you guys... I've gotten a lot of great advice on these forums for my wedding day makeup on 9/16/17, including the recommendation to use EL Double Wear..... But I was just in Sephora and a gal that worked there told me it has horrible flashback. Anyone have any insight or experience with this?! She recommended the Lancome foundation but it is SO expensive!!! Thank you!
Hi, I'm sort of new to this makeup thing. But I have found myself in complete love with It Cosmetics' Bye Bye Pores collection. I am looking for a setting spray that would hydrate my dry skin that occasionally peels under my foundation and settles into my fine lines. Without foundation my fine lines are virtually invisible. I am thinking about Ibuki's Quick Fix Mist or Glamglow's Glowsetter. However, I am open to other options. I just want one that would help my face to not look like a dehydrated leather purse... Please Help!
Post pregnancy my skin changed dramatically. My once normal/oily skin is now dry, textured, oily, flakey. My skin care routine is currently : Oil cleanse with Fresh Seaberry - Cleanse with Philosophy Purity - Nighttime I use Good Genes and Origins overnight mask or Clinique moisturizer in the day. I exfoliate 3 times a week with Exfolikate treatment. Everyday I don't use ExfoliKate I use a Boscia peel gel. I drink tons of water. Heres my issue: I can't find a foundation that sits on my skin nicely and leaves me fit to exit the house! My Dr.Jart BB Cream, a go to for years, curdles on my skin now. Rainforest of the Sea clings to dry patches, MUFE WAterblend just moves around without drying down. Please help! I use the TooFaced Hangover Rx primer and it feels amazing on my skin, but it seems no matter how smooth and hydrated my skin feels, the makeup doesn't lay down nicely. What am I doing wrong? I also can't use a brush to apply, as it lifts dry skin; and I can't use products with Aloe as a key ingredient.
I wear stila stay all day foundation and concealer in beige and Laura Mercier candleglow foundation in golden. I've tried the armani foundation in 5.5 which is a little too dark for me. Can anyone suggest a good match?