I bought the Sephora brand mattifying compact foundation in the color PEACH. I really like this foundation as far as ease of use and all day wear but I'm not loving the color. It's too reddish. Does anyone know what a more neutral choice might be? No undertone of red or orange but still the same skin tone (level of light or dark)???
i've already purchased this and i'm waiting on it to come in the mail, but the more i look at the ivory i keep feeling like its too dark for me, i wear about 117 in the makeup forever HD foundation but i like my foundation very pale with almost no orange tone, do you think the ivory foundation would be a good fit for me? or will it be too orange? i also use the Green makeup forever primer to make my skin less red if that matters. Thank you guys
I've been looking for a new bronzer (I currently use BareMinerals Warmth) I enjoy warmth, and find the coloring quite good for my very pale skin. It doesn't turn me orange, or red, but just naturally glowing. The only thing I do not like about it is that it is as matte as they come and I would really like something with slight shimmer. Also I do not like how it is a loose powder, it gets everywhere! Anyway, I've been looking for a new bronzer and for some reason the Naked Flushed palette really pulled me in. I like the blush in it, and the highlighter, but I can't seem to tell if the bronzer will be too orange. Does anyone have that problem with it? And if anyone can do a comparison between the bronzer from Flushed and NARS Laguna, that would be godsent!
Hi!!!! I am looking for a new foundation! I have... - Really pale skin (almost no match with mac except in the studio sculpt NC15, but can't use it anymore makes me breakout) (reference: Mac studio sculpt NC15, Nars concealer in Chantilly match my skin beautifully, lancôme Teint idole Ultra 24h in 100 ivoire N) - Neutral skintone - Skin tends to be very dry sometimes and flaky, but some foundation in the past have make me a little bit oily (but not so bad) - I've got some redness, breakouts and blackheads in the T zone (not so bad at all) - I like medium coverage or full foundation but the color have to be a very good match to my natural color because I apply it just were I need it (mostly the T zone) The problem is that at the end of the day, mostly on my chin, the foundation tends to become really patchy and awful looking. Eveywhere else it is looking quite good! I've tried to use primer but they tend to make my skin look flaky and patchy ! I am more of the kind of girl who needs to moisturize to make the foundation glide easily and look good! So I really need some suggestions...Help me please ! (sorry for my english, not my first language)
Hello! I am looking for either a foundation/ tinted moisturizer/ etc to wear on my face during the summer for an easy makeup application. I would like it to have SPF as I will be out in the sun, as well as sweatproof, so it is not dripping down my face in the middle of the day. Let me know what my best options are! I just bought the Dior BB cream which has spf 30, however I am seeing it wipe off a little here and there, so I am not sure it would be able to outlast sweat and water. Thanks!
So a while back in Jan and even recently i asked the MUFE location near me if the duo mat was still being discontinued and they said yes. Then 2.5 mons ago i wrote to MUFE to ask them and they just NOW responded with this: "Thank you for your interest in MAKE UP FOR EVER. We have heard our consumers loud and clear, we will not be making any changes to the current distribution of duo mat. The quantities and shades available will remain the same. Please know that your customer satisfaction is greatly valued and we appreciate your feedback." UPDATE: response email to clarify "Due to overwhelming customer response and love for the product, Duo Mat is no longer be discontinued. It is our priority to service you and meet your needs. However, if your local Sephora is out of stock on your favorite shade, you may always place a phone order through our NYC Studio." I hope this is the case as the duo mat does keep me mat longer.
Hi there! I want to buy this foundation, but my question is: which shade am I? I'm currently using Revlon Colorstay in 150 Buff and I purchased Mat Velvet in 35, but it's far too dark for me. I'm thinking about shade 20? But I don't want to buy wrong shade again, it's a waste of money for me. I have some yellow/beige skin undertones. I'll be very grateful for any help
I have recently been learning a bit more about how to contour the face and define the cheekbones, and have been looking for matte products to use for this. I am new to contouring, and currently use MAC's powder blush in Harmony and Blunt, with the Sigma F05 brush, the MAC 168 brush, and a MAC tapered blending brush for my nose. However, I am not madly in love with any of these and would like to continue my search for my favourite contouring products and tools. Any recommendations? I have red hair, ivory skin with warm undertones, hazel eyes, and I like to avoid shimmer/glitter (I prefer natural looking shades for my face, so I can do a more defined contour without looking over the top).
I'm 18, and I have such a hard time finding a foundation that matches me. My face has more pinkish undertones, while my neck is more yellowish. I can't use just any foundation, as my skin is oily and acne prone. I have an skincare routine that I am using religiously (I know that the most important thing for my makeup is my skincare) but I'm really having issues with clearing up my face. I have tried so many different types of foundations. I haven't used drugstore foundation in such a long time - though I've been tempted to look into products such as revlon colorstay and some of the neutrogena foundations. I have used probably every Clinique foundation (unless it was meant for dry skin), Lancome 24hr, Estee Lauder double wear/dw light, urban decay naked skin, benefit oxygen wow, makeup forever hd, stila stay all day, and most recently the tarte amazonian clay (and many, many more). The problem that I had with the benefit is that I still seemed to shine through, no matter what combination of other products that I was using - primers, setting powder, etc. As for Urban Decay, I DO like it, but my skin just isn't clear enough for me to use that right now. I like the Stila stay all day, however the color is a bit off for me. I also like the makeup forever hd, but I REALLY would love to try the mat velvet; I've heard sooo many good things about it for oily skin. The color that I was matched with for the HD was one of the closest matches that I have gotten: 115. How do these numbers compare with the mat velvet? Also, I'm at least a good 3 hours away from a Sephora store; if I order it online and it just doesn't work out for me, how would sending it back work out? I do have a sample of a clinique stay matte that seems to match fairly well, so I plan on seeing how that does on my skin as well. Are there any foundations that I'm missing? I hate the pinkish tone that sooo many of the foundations I have tried give me. I'm using the Tarte smooth operator setting powder. This and the Laura Mercier transparent loose powder are my two favorite powders that I have EVER used. I do not use a primer; I have tried sooo many, and they honestly seem to have the opposite effect on my skin.. foundations tend to look as if they are more settled in my pores! I'm sorry for the essay, I just really want to find my HG foundation. I thought I had with the double wear light, but it just wasn't suiting me. I would like at least a medium coverage, if not full. I don't necessarily like the dewey look, but I do want to look as natural as possible. PLEASE HELP!
I'm a natural redhead so I've been cursed with extraordinarily pale skin with a cool/pinky undertone! I have mild to moderate acne and some redness on my cheeks that I'd like to cover up but finding a foundation with a light to medium coverage that is light enough is a giant challenge. I'm not just pale, I'm sickly white and every single foundation I've ever tried is much too dark for me. My skin is acne prone and oily, especially my nose!!! The foundation I wear now is 1 or 2 shades too dark but I wear it anyways and its the cover girl clean oil control makeup in ivory, I usually wear drugstore because I don't live near a Sephora but in a few weeks I'm visiting family and will be able to make a trip. I'll post a picture of me with no makeup on, but beware my eyelashes are invisible and my skin was breaking out pretty bad at the time!! Thanks so much everyone who answers
I am so tempted to get this foundation! is it really good? i'm scared that it can look unnatural, heavy or too mask-like? And scared that this can give a bad breakout due to heavy pigmentation? but i am really obsessed with the packaging, but worried that i'll not be able to use it like my Mufe MAt Velvet+ and Revlon Colorstay. How does this compare with the MUFE MAt Velvet + or Revlon Colorstay? because I seriously hate the formulation and scent of Revlon colorstay-it's like a paint that i applied all over my face resulted to huge cystic acnes too, though it really is long wearing and quite mattifying.. and the shade range? I believe I should get the KatVOn D Lock it shade No. 48 for my NC15-20 skintone. Shade comparison: MUFE HD 117 NARS sheer Glow: Deuville
Hi there, my name is Kayla Ehm, I have a few issues and i don't know how to treat them and with what for example: whenever I put any eye-makeup on, like eye-shadow, its always creases and mixes together horrifically...And yes I do sweat on my eyelids and I don't know why will an eye primer do any affect? Would it prevent this from occurring? Similarly to foundation, my foundation creases even though i put on Two Faced primer - it just doesn't do the job. Therefore I am not sure of buying a eye-primer or a face primer anymore. I really do need help! Can you give me advice on what to do because I get confused on how MOST people get such flawless finish and I mine stays for like 1h then it all smudges round my face... It's honestly pretty awful. I haven't mentioned but my face is dry. Whenever I'm at school my face gets all sweaty and sticky due to the hot air. But whenever i look at other females faces they're make up is just the same? Why does this happen to me? Is there something I am not using?
SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ
Available at SEPHORA 5 Times Square in Manhattan July 26th and SEPHORA Powell Street in San Francisco, in early August
- Find Your Scientifically Precise Foundation Shade From Over 1,000 Foundations In Our Stores -
SEPHORA, the leading beauty specialty retailer, and Pantone LLC, the global color authority, unveil SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ, the most advanced foundation matching tool available in North American beauty retail. Powered by Pantone and based off the color matching technology developed by X-Rite, the SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ system is the first and only beauty device to scan the surface of the skin and assign an official Pantone skintone number, to find your scientifically precise foundation shade amongst our 1,000 foundations, brands and formulas.
“SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ POWERED BY PANTONE is an incredible tool that delivers a real benefit to our clients,” says Margarita Arriagada, SVP of Merchandising at Sephora. “We see this as the first application of this patented Sephora exclusive technology, and are excited to expand its capabilities for other uses in the color world.”
The SEPHORA+ PANTONE COLOR IQ is a hand held tool based off the Pantone X-Rite Spectrocolorimeter used in the design world. As the first of its kind in cosmetics retail, the device works by taking an image of your skin, analyzing and assigning you an official Pantone skintone number. With that number, Sephora beauty experts reference SEPHORA’s Universal Skintone Guide (via iPad) which holds over 1,000 foundation skus to determine what products are a precise match for your skintone.
“SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ eliminates many of the variables that can affect shade selection, including pigment challenges, skin texture and undertones which can often distort the clients match,” added SEPHORA PRO Gilbert Soliz. “As an artist, I know the right foundation is essential to a great makeup look so this is an amazing resource to have for my consultations. It allows me to pull the best matches across all our brand offerings for my clients personalized consultation.”
Facts about the SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ :
SEPHORA + PANTONE Color IQ Handheld Device:
Image takes 1.8 seconds to capsure
Produces 27 photographs in black and white using 8 different visible LED bands and 1 ultraviolet band
COLOR IQ measures only in red/green/blue
Ultraviolet and three split spectrums
Grid of 100x100 pixels across skin sample which then becomes one color composite
New method of color measurement, including texture and surface sample variables, allowing for the most accurate color positioning
Cameras vs COLOR IQ device for pigment precision:
Traditional cameras uses ambient light (huge pigment variables)
COLOR IQ can measure pigment in pitch darkness, does not require ambient lighting for precision matching
SEPHORA + PANTONE Color IQ Skintone Library:
Ethnicity isn’t relevant when color matching- there are more factors in the physiology of the skin that determine color (hemoglobin, sun exposure, freckles, skin conditions, sun burn, excess or absence of melanin)
110 colors are mapped out by the Pantone Color Institute that comprise the SEPHORA + PANTONE Skintone Library
Colors are based on SEPHORA’s current foundation landscape and can be expanded as more brand offerings are added, making the most comprehensive foundation library available at retail
iPad app platform, exclusive to SEPHORA
only available in SEPHORA stores
Recommendations for the best SEPHORA + PANTONE Color IQ match :
No workout 30 minutes prior to match
No chemical or harsh peels 3-6 days prior to match
Drink more water and less caffeine prior to match, caffeine restricts blood flow, affecting flush of skin
If you are wearing self tanner, disclose to the Sephora artist for a better match
I need some help, ladies. I've been having a lot of trouble with my skin lately, and have noticed the more I've used foundation in the last year or so, the more I've needed foundation to cover up blemishes. Foundation and certain primers seem to be the culprit. After a process of elimination, I'm pretty sure silicone is the culprit. Trying to find a silicone free foundation, BB cream or TM is proving pretty difficult. Do you guys have any suggestions?
So i'm not sure if this happens to anyone else, but when i pick a shade of tinted moisturizer or BB cream, it matches my shade somewhat, but then when i take a picture with flash, my face looks white!! I know SPF does that, but does anyone know of one that maybe doesn't do it as much? i have NARS and Tarte, and both do that to me! I've tried smashbox and it also does that! Does anyone else know of any others? or maybe how i could fix this? *Ive even after i put bronzer ontop the cream, it still appears white!
Sooo I will be traveling a lot this summer and I don't wanna take up room in my luggage carrying heavy, bags of makeup (I have A LOT). I've been spending ages looking for a lightweight palette as long as it contains eyeshadows and blush in neutral tones. Although many people suggest making my own, and/or bringing fewer things, i like to have everything in one place too...if I don't find one I might bring a hanging organizer but it's so big and bulky :/
I have found that I get a really light coverage when I use a pressed powder foundation. Any suggestions on how to get heavier coverage with a powder? I have a few on my "heart" list right now and Im curious if any of you have used/tried/own/like or hate them. ok im looking for an excuse to use another promo code. More maybe you L-O-V-E a powder foundation that isnt on my list- please feel free to share! Laura Mercier Foundation Powder in 02 (I know it says for pink tones but the people at LM told me that for my shade skin this is the better fit because my skin is lighter. I always go by tone (i have a hint of yellow). BECCA Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation in Shell Cover FX Pressed Mineral Foundation in G20 MUFE Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in 117 Golden Ivory Not at Sephora but a product I am hoping to get sometime: MAC Studio Fix Powder.
I've been on a quest for the perfect contour kit. I've experimented with quite a few products, but I cannot seem to achieve the look I love. I'm not afraid of something totally drag, in fact, that's preferred! For all those girls with normal skin, medium tone, and brunette, what are some of your favorite products to use? Any help is appreciated!
I'm currently on the hunt for new face makeup and want to know which products will give me what results around a budget. I have dry/combo skin (depends on the time of year) im a fair skin tone, i have an uneven complexion and some acne scars so coverage will be needed. Im looking for: new foundation concealer primer skin finish *each item under 40$ *all together hoping for a total around 100$ thank you for your help
Hi, I'm wondering if there's a powder foundation out there that will give me full coverage without breaking me out? Preferably under $40? Also I'm not a big fan of Bare Minerals because I can't get full coverage without it ending up looking cakey :/