Hello all! Recently I purchased the Kat Von D lock it foundation in shade light 42. I was so joyed to see, or I should say,I was so joyed at the lack of seeing a noticeable difference between my face's skin tone and my neck! Finally I had found a product that matched my pale skin! Now let me tell you, I am new to higher end make up, skin care, and liquid foundation. But I believe I have dry skin to combo skin. I've been washing my face rdaily with a mild cleanser, moisturizing, priming with the kat von d primer, exfoliating 2-3 a week with a damp towel, and making sure not to apply too much of the foundation on my face. (one pump, with a few extra dabs to red areas all while using a damp bb.) But for some reason, it still looks off. I've seen plenty and plenty of pictures of flawless complexions using this product, but mind doesn't compare. I've tried no primer underneath, I've tried primer underneath with foundation on top, I've tried primer underneath, foundation then powder, I've tried primer underneath, then mixing primer with the foundation. I really want to like it, but I'm wondering if I should try MUFE velvet foundation instead? I want a full coverage (Scarring and LOTS of red) matte, pale foundation, and bonus points for being long wearing! Please some opinions and advice! Below is a picture of today of the Lock it foundation (and my attempt at learning how to eyeshadow.) mixed with the kat von d primer.
I need some expertise from all you beautiful people!! I am getting married in 34 days, omg the count is on. I still don't know what I'm doing for my wedding makeup. I have combination skin. I'm currently in Canada where is cold an snowy, but will be getting married in St. Thomas, USVI. I usually just moisturize with Origins Energy-Boosting moisturizer, followed by Stilla one step correct, and Bareminerals original foundation (this I'm starting not to like as i find it applies quite cakey). Or on days where my skin doesn't have many imperfections I only wear tarte BB tinted 12-hour primer with SPF 30. I'm wanting some ideas so that my pictures look flawless and beautiful, especially in the sun since we are getting married on the beach! Any tips or suggestions you have would be amazing, Thanks
My mom and I keep seeing commercials for it pop up and both of us have gotten really interested in it. The downside is that they seem to be really expensive so buying a set out of the blue wouldn't be convenient without doing some research. Has anyone tried an airbrush kit? Were the results better than normal foundation? Is there a good brand to try? Is it worth the investment? A lot of commercials show the models looking significantly younger, does it really make you look more youthful?
I have a mini bottle of Josie Maran cleansing oil that I've been using to remove my makeup, but I'm going to run out really soon. I'm not a huge fan of it because it did not remove makeup very well, but I loved how natural the ingredients were. I'm on the hunt for a new product to use, so does anyone have any recommendations for a natural face makeup remover? I'm open to any product as long as it is natural and removes makeup effortlessly (with the Josie Maran one I had to really tug and drag on my skin to make it work, which I don't think is very good for the skin). Thanks!
Hi! I am looking for a holy grail foundation for those of us with combination skin! I am not too oily on a daily basis but am far from being bone dry either. I am looking for a drug store one that is full coverage and would fit me everyday for school,work, athletic events, etc. Any suggestions?
Hey everyone! So I'm moving to a state with a completely different climate than the one I currently live in. Right now, my skin is a bit oily with some dryness to it due to some acne medication. Next month, I'll be moving to a state with a MUCH warmer and humid climate so I'm looking for a new foundation! I currently use Revlon's 24 hour one, but I'm wanting to switch to something that doesn't feel so heavy! I'm thinking of maybe the Bare Minerals selections. Any suggestions?
I saw this on YouTube and it really did work. It's kind of weird though. Using loose powder before applying your liquid foundation. What you do is put on your moisturizer and.or primer as usual then you powder your face with loose powder, not pressed powder in a compact. It can be loose powder such as Nars Loose Setting Powder or even one that has color to it like Urban Decay Ultra Definition Loose Powder which is what I use. So you powder your face then apply your liquid foundation or BB cream. The powder gives the liquid something to stick to and holds your skin care in place underneath the foundation. I found that I use less foundation this way also. After the foundation you only need to powder again in you T zone. My foundation stays in place and doesn't slip and slide. Even not coming off so easily on shirts. I love this hack, it may not work for everyone but it's worth a try. Good luck!
I'm just wondering if there's a chance this will come back into stock or if it's never going to be available again. I feel as though it might not be available again because there is no option to "email me when it becomes available again." What do you think?
Hey ladies! I'm stuck in the hunt for BB creams! I have a neutral skin tone, and i feel like every BB cream i find is either too pink toned, or too orange! I LOOOVE the smashbox photoready BB cream! The light/neutral shade is perfect for me, but the price! Yikes! I am a shade N2 in Estee Lauder double wear, if that helps. Does anyone know of a BB cream that has a good, not so pricey, light/neutral shade??? Thanks everyone!
I am dying to know how to contour and I can't just follow a video because when I do I end up looking like a spray tan gone way wrong. Can or if I go into Sephora can they tell me/teach me how to do it? If so how much would it cost.
My color IQ number is 2R03. I am looking for a tinted moisturizer. I am most interested in Smashbox, Tarte, Too Faced, or Urban Decay. Can anyone tell me what shade I would be in any of these?? Thanks so much!!!!
Hello all. I was wondering if someone could make a shade recommendation for me. I want to try Diorskin Forever Flawless foundation, but I'm not sure which shade to choose. I have worn Nars Sheer Glow in Mont Blanc and Mac Studio Fix in NW13. Anyone have any ideas? Thank you!
Hello! I want to purchase the MAC pro long wear concealer but have never bought a MAC product (this will be my first and I'm so excited!) so I don't know what shade to buy. I'm currently using the NARS Radiant Creamy concealer in the shade Medium1 Custard. I was thinking MAC NC20 or NC30 matched the best to that. Im purchasing online and not in-store so I want to make sure I get the best match. Any help would be appreciated!
Hi, I am looking for a new foundation to try. I have dry and very sensitive skin I am currently using benefits hello flawless oxygen wow, and the colour is "I'm plush and precious, petal". and I am thinking to get one of those foundations from YSL or Giorgio Armani. I tried YSL's LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT Illuminating, shade 30 but I think it kinda dries out my skin but I liked the finish look. Sephora that located near my area does not carry Giorgio Armani so that I could not try but I have heard so many people complimenting the product. So I'd like to get some recommendation of those foundations or others that would work for me as well as the shade Thanks.
I am trying to find out how I may attain the "milky white complexion that many women sport. Is there a cream that I can use to get that complexion. I have heard the term BB cream being mentionned, so I went out to purchase it and it didn't work at all. In addition, apparently many of these women rub on their body too.
I haven't been able to find it anywhere, so assuming it's discontinued. I've been wearing it for years, so any suggestion on a similar brand/color? My skin is oily so I prefer matte, the syracuse color is perfect in the summer and I mix it with Smashbox BB creme in light in the winter. I have dark brunette/brown eyes. Thanks!
I'm 55, with nice skin and completion. I wear a CPAP machine at night and it takes much longer for skin to rebound from impressions from the mask. I'm looking for a foundation that smooths my skin, promotes elasticity. What cosmetic line do you recommend?
I have every problem under the sun. Anyone know of a miracle foundation that is good for... HUGE pores Redness Sometimes dry, sometimes oily skin Wrinkles / Fine lines Always looks like makeup is cakey no matter what I do. I need a miracle! Hehe Thanks
My skin is normally very oily, but in these frigid winter months the T-Zone of my face (under eyes, cheeks, nose, chin, between brows) have been super dry and flaky.. but yet oily at the same time. These areas have not been loving any of my foundations (Estee Lauder Doubler Wear, Makeup Forever Matte Velvet). Within 5 minutes of putting them on, the foundation in these areas looks blotchy and speckled and cracked and gross. I have been moisturizing religiously and gently exfoliating with a wash cloth. I make sure to wait at least 10 minutes after moisturizing to put on my primer (that I ALWAYS makes sure has the same base as my foundation whether that be silicone, oil, or water based). I use my beauty blender to apply the foundation to make sure there is no microexfoliation. So, PLEASE, someone help me out here. Which foundation, or formula of foundation, would be my best best for actually staying on my face???! Despite the dryness on my cheeks, I still have large pores and my skin gets oily somewhat quickly (even the dry areas have a nice coating of grease by the end of the day) Any suggestions?