Hi Ladies and Gents, So I have heard all of the hype surrounding the new formulation of the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and now I'm intrigued. My question is how does it compare to the old formula? I have tried the old formula and I HATED it. It was extremely drying on my oily skin and the closest color match was entirely too red. What's your opinion on the new versus the old formula?
Winter is almost here and I definitely need to switch to a foundation with a dewier finish. Last winter I used Japonesque Luminous and it was fine...not as dewy as I would have liked. So, do you have a fave? Tell me about it! It doesn't matter if it can't be found at Sephora and cost is not a big concern. I need to get to a Dior counter to get a sample of Star. But I've read that it may be more matte than I'd like.
Hi all =) I tried finding previous topic on this but unable to so any link to previous post or if you have answer will be greatly appreciated ^__^ My face is really dry right now so I started to wear moisturizer and/or oil under my primer. I tried several combination with different result: - moisturizer (caudalie lip and eye and ole henriksen truth creme/ origin day ginzing), smahbox primer, bb cream, then smashbox powder. I find using thosse moisturizer makes my face darker than it was before, resulting in my neck being much lighter than my face (so no good =I) - tarte oil, smahbox primer, bb cream, then smashbox powder. Using this, my face so much streak it's not even funny.Applying powder makes it better but I spend so much time trying to get my bb cream to blend from the ugly streaks =( With winter coming, I know there will be time to use moisturizer under makeup. Do you guys have any recommendation for moisturizer that won't change the color of my makeup? I'm pretty happy with my makeup routine right now but any recommendation for anything that should be change would be appreciated. Thanks =)
Does anyone have any tips for applying the KVD foundation? I finally broke down and bought a beauty blender. When I did the bouncing or stippling it seemed to just cause the foundation to cake. I love this foundation but I swear it is so moody sometimes when applying. Any tips?
I am looking at getting the Becca pressed highlighter in Opal (since I am very pale), and am also looking at getting a new blush. What are all of your favorite brands/blushes? I am Estee Lauder DW 1n1, have medium brown hair and blue eyes so if any of you can give any color suggestions for me, that would be very helpful as well! thank you all in advanced! -amanda
I'm trying to color match myself to purchase Kat Von D's Lock it foundation online. Unfortunately going in-store isn't an option for me as the nearest Sephora is several hours away. I wear an NW13 in MAC and a 1.0 in Urban Decay's Naked foundation. Any advice?
I haven't used any other foundation/concealer other than NC45 by MAC and their foundation that comes in numbers (No7). It's always been a little bit too dark for me and I literally have to blend it into my chest and all sorts! I was looking at Makeup Forever foundation in the colour 170 Caramel because I have more of a yellow undertone, and was wondering if anyone would you recommend this colour for me? I'm also buying from the UK so really don't want to have to send it back. Thank you!
Skin Type: Oily. Color: Usually around Ivory, im pretty white. I have been through many foundations, Recently i bought Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + matifying in Ivory and i hate it. I feel like after two hours it makes me look oily. It is just unattractive. It goes on flawlessly though, which is what i am looking for. I need a full coverage foundation for Oily skin. I do have acne and freckles, so it needs to be able to cover that up. I have been thinking about the YSL foundation, their new one, but it is so expensive. For primer i use my Hourglass Primer which is amazing! Any suggestions!?
I am going to a Bat Mitzvah with a Great Gatsby Theme tomorrow. I went to a vintage shop and bought some open toed sandal type heels, a black maxi dress and even some jewelry (yes, I am going to wear jewelry). It is silver toned (the gold looked too gaudy) with pearls, of course. Any ideas on hair and makeup? I am definitely going to do red polish and lipstick (have not picked the actual lipstick yet but am thinking it should be matte, right)? I even stopped by Inglot tonight to play and got some eyelash glue (she suggested black over clear) for the false lashes I received in the Glitz and Glam kit. I've never worn falsies before, so I would appreciate any tips on application or removal please.
I have used Makeup Forever HD foundation in #135 Vanilla . I really want to try the Mat Velvet and the Pro finish Multi-use powder but I need help deciding which colors would resemble the #135 Vanilla. I have light to medium skin with pink undertones. Please advise! Thanks so much!
IMATS Toronto is (kind of) around the corner, and NARS is going to be one of the vendors (woot woot!). Besides Orgasm and Deep Throat, what are so really nice shades for fair/light skin with cool undertones? Thanks!
Which one of these three swatches is a product for coutouring and can create a shadow effect instead of brown line? From left to right contour product from Lancome subtle palette, bronzer from Sephora face palette and Too faced chocolate bronzer these are in natural light without flash.The lancome one looks good to me, what would you guys say. If none of them looks ok then what will be a good product. I have too many highlighters so I want to buy only a product for contouring and not a kit containing highlighter as well.
I currently use all BE products. I use the original veil, BUT noticed the Illuminating veil. I did a quick swatch, and though it looked glittery, when swipped on my hand, it didn't. I already have the Becca Moonstone, which I just purchased about 2 months ago and for $38 isn't exactly cheap. But I am still drawn to this illuminating veil. I know the illuminating veil is all over, and my becca I just highlight with. So my question is, has anyone tried these 2 and which do you prefer.
So, this is going to be a little long, but bear with me. I have a love hate relationship with both foundation and concealer. The truth is that without foundation or concealer I don't look like I have bad skin until I put them on. I have combination skin where I get oily and have flaky/patchy skin in the center of my face:'( I know that people are already going to tell me to exfoliate and trust me I have done everything from scrubs (that made it worse) to using BHA/AHA products which help a little. Basically, it seems that no foundation can look good on my skin because it just emphasizes the texture in my skin and that's not all...sigh. I also have the hardest time matching my foundation because they're either too light, too dark or too yellow/tan. So, I wanted to know if any of you out there have had similar issues and how did you remedy them and if you have any recommendations for foundations that don't seep into patchy/flaky skin please let me know Also, any tips on color matching or really any advice is surely welcomed I am getting really sad over this. (I'm attaching my pic just to show what I look like w/out makeup to help with my color match) Thanks!
My mum has rosacea and struggles to cover it, she is not very knowledgeable about makeup and also doesn't wear too much day to day.. any advice on a quick, easy foundation that could combat the redness?