I am 45 and already post menopausal. I live in Florida where it is humid. I have nice skin but do have some face lines and a few sun damage spots. I have been wearing a powder foundation (aloette). I have liked it because it is light but still provides decent coverage. However I feel that it may be accentuating my fine lines and seems to not last all day. I need a mid 40's makeover. What make up will work well for my climate and changing skin type and hormones? I don't want to look heavily made up but I still want coverage to blend my imperfections. I also have hot flashes so I sweat periodically which is a problem with make up. I am ready to try something entirely new but feel overwhelmed with choices.
I'm fair, (shade Alabaster in Clinique), and am looking for a foundation that does NOT get darker once applied. I've tried Clinique, MUFE, Smashbox, and Laura Mercier. All of them look beautiful when first applied, but give it some time and holy darkness Batman! Can anyone suggest a foundation that actually stays true to it's color??
This foundation was recommended to me so I'd like to try it. My skin is fair with pink undertones. I don't normally wear foundation but would like to buy some for special occasions. On a day to day basis I've been wearing Stila's color correcting creme in light. It's hard to pick a foundation color online, and I thought Mont Blanc would be the right one for me. This has been out of stock for a while, so instead I bought Urban Decay's Naked Skin Ultra Definition liquid makeup. I liked how it felt, but the 3.5 color I chose was too dark for me, making my face a totally different color than my neck. I went to Sephora today (I normally shop online) and returned that. I am concerned that the .5 color would be too light. The rep at Sephora didn't seem well versed in this Nars foundation and recommended that I try Gobi, which according to the description is light with yellow undertones. She recommended against Mont Blanc (which they didn't have anyway, not even as a sample on the floor) because I "already have pink undertones and that would make me too pink." They were out of Gobi too, but she gave me a sample to try at home. A few questions. Was her advice about color correct? If not, any suggestions on a color to try? I will try the sample soon and see how it wears, of course, but have my doubts. Maybe I don't understand how these undertones work? Also, when I looked at the Nars site, it doesn't even list Mont Blanc as an option any more. I wonder if it's being discontinued?
So I know a lot of you ladies wear glasses and I just thought maybe we could share our framed faces and pass along tips for wearing makeup with wearing glasses! I'll go first, I had to really dig through my phone for some pictures of me wearing my frames but here are a couple! *Note: I am incapable of taking a "serious" picture while wearing glasses My makeup tip is to wear a bright lipstick to draw attention away from my giant glasses haha. Not a very good tip, but this thread is to discover new ones! Edit: I actually have two pairs of glasses but these ones need prescription lenses still
Hi everyone. So I have been trying to find the right way to apply my foundation, Tarte's Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Foundation. I have a beautyblender, and I have an e.l.f. foundation brush, but what works the best? Should I buy the Tarte foundation brush? Should I use my fingers? Should I buy a stippling brush?
I'm going to post a picture of me without makeup. Because hey, I love makeup, but I'm also working on embracing my face au naturel, too. None of this "I'm not wearing makeup" when you're wearing a tinted moisturizer, brown mascara, and have a slight flush to your cheeks and lips. I'm talking no makeup AT ALL (No, not even clear lip balm). This is me, about 10 minutes out of the shower. Anyone else brave enough?
ive heard both were very long lasting and don't rub off which is the kind of foundation i am looking for. i would like to know the differences, and which you prefer. ive heard the double wear was a bit thick and id like to go for a more natural looking foundation since summer is just around the corner. thanks!
Is this natural for everyone or is it just me? i find that when i wear my glasses, my foundation seems to come right off as well. I obviously don't expect my foundation to stay intact as id applied it but id like to avoid the crease they give. any tips?
Okay, I totally forgot that I have this from a set of Stila products I bought. I've never used it. Does anyone else have it? Do you like it? That is biggest "compact" I've ever seen. http://www.sephora.com/set-illuminate-baked-powder -trio-P308004?skuId=1410562
I've been having irregular flares of redness and roughness from irritation, and I know you're supposed to refrain from makeup, but sometimes, you have to look presentable. I need a makeup product that can be my SOS. For the record, I've asked BT many times about skincare (thank you!), and I'm still experimenting. But meanwhile, I just want something to slap on and go. My current HG foundation is the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, but I can be enabled.
Because we all know we have those days where we want some reassurance on a look before we leave the house or a second opinion or a lipstick that we've bought/about to buy. So I figured having a thread to ask 'Does this lipstick look good on me?' or 'Is this blush to dark?" would be a good idea. Assuming there's not one already and I've just missed it.
Has anyone tried this? Im on my looongest no buy challenge,and i really dont want to repurchase my beloved benefit porefessional . i have combination skin and most of the ingredients are similiar,do you think this is a good alternative for benefit?
I have been using the naked skin foundation, and while it was flawless for the first hour and a half, it rubs off easily when i itch around my nose (t-zone). Right now, I'm trying out the vitalumiere aqua by chanel and i find that the longevity is worse and the foundation rubs off when I'm blotting. any suggestions? is it the powder?
Sometimes despite my best efforts of moisturizing in the morning, I find that by mid-afternoon my face is feeling a bit tight and dry, especially in these cold winter months. I was looking at some Face Mist sprays I could use over my makeup. Does anyone use these and can recommend one?
I am looking for a comparable alternative to the Nars super orgasm blush. I was thinking possibly too faced or benefit might make one that offered both the shimmer and peachy pink color that the Nars line does. Any advice for my search for a similar product by a different manufacturer? Thank you!
Hey guys! So I am about to purchase a Ambient Lighting Powder. In the past I bought Luminous Light, which I liked but didn't quite give me the results I was looking for. I am looking for something that can highlight cheek bones and basically use it as a highlighter for my face. Which powder do you all like the best or would suggest?! Thanks!
Did I miss them saying it was out? I was playing around on sephora and found the that the naked flushed said it was available in two colors! And here it is So ladies run and go buy it! But please don't out of stock it till Thursday that's when I get paid
I recently bought clinique even better foundation because I have some acne scars on my forehead, it works great on coverage and giving a natural light finish but I have noticed some acne/bumps all over my forehead, please any recommendations for a natural foundation that will cover discoloration or acne and does not cause my skin to react with bumps??
I moved into my new room and finally have new furniture (a dresser and a chest). I have all of my makeup in a traincase since its easier if they are all in one spot but I don't know where to put it. I feel wrong putting it on the floor but can't leave it on my chest either. Where do you ladies put your traincases? (i feel like building it a pedestal but it might look a little foolish)