I've been under the impression that: olive undertones are green peach are more red olive undertones are the darker version of yellow undertones Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm having a hard time finding my undertone. I've done the inner wrist test and my veins are blue but cool foundations do not match my face at all. Foundations with olive undertones look green on my skin, so I'm guessing I'm either yellow or golden, but I'm not really sure what the difference is. I've gone to get matched at the store several times but the color is always wrong.
My Guerlain foundation is a serial oxidizer! I use Tenue de Perfection and without a primer, I STILL LOOK LIKE SNOOKI. I went from shade 23 to 04 (ok, not much of a difference there), but it'll look fine with a primer (me thinks) I only got a few days to exchange (stupid online orders!) and I'm looking at the Joli Teint. Should I give my Tenue de Perfection another chance or switch out? This is the second oxidation problem since I had Lingerie de Peau. Joli Teint is new. I'm getting into fights because I really A. plan to get it for Chic Week or I have to use my VIB intro coupon that I saved from last year. Plus Joli Teint seems better in terms of formulation. It's lighter coverage...
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?
For years I have been using the Sephora 2 Maui bronzer. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions to a bronzer of equal depth just a little less orange? I would like a little browner bronze but I don't want to look dirty. Any suggestions? Thanks
I'm looking to purchase the tarte foundation + brush kit on QVC and I've noticed they have a smaller color selection than if you bought the foundation alone. It'll say Fair, Light, Light-Medium, Medium, Tan, Deep... but how am I suppose to know what undertones they have? The regular foundation without the brush will say the undertones.
Hey BTers, I asked you all a while ago about makeup/skincare tips for days that I work out. Based on your suggestions, here's what seems to work well for me: 1. In the morning for work,I keep it simple by just wearing either foundation or BB cream, blush, eyebrow pencil and lipstick. Because my eyes are really sensitive, I don't wear any eye makeup before I work out because I don't want any residue getting into my eyes when I sweat. 2. Before I work out, I use a makeup removing wipe to get as much of it off as I can. Then of course tie my hair back. 3. After I work out, I use a mild face wash to remove the dirt and sweat. I don't use my regular cleanser because it's fairly strong, and since I use it morning and evening, I thought midday too would be too hard on my skin. I follow that with a mild toner (no alcohol) to remove excess dirt. 4. For makeup, I put on BB cream, mascara, a bit of eyeshadow, pencil my eyebrows and lipstick. That's it! I hope this helps anyone wondering about skincare/makeup on days you work out.
I have a tube of Peter Thomas Roth CC cream which was included in a skin care set. Today I decided to use it because I didn't want to do full foundation. i know what BB and CC stand for but not really sure what the difference is or which to use. Also, when using these instead of foundation do you still use primer and setting powder?
I apologize for asking about this issue that has been asked before. But I just received my Guerlain meteorites -- the old (2010 I think) formula. I would like to be able to use a brush I already own, at least to see if I like these meterorites or not, but am unsure which type of brush to use. Is it better to use a denser packed brush with these meterorites? Or a soft fluffier one? Is there a certain shape of the brush that seems to be better? Is natural hair (vs. synthetic) better? I tried using it earlier today with a fluffier natural-bristle brush that I pulled out and I didn't see much of anything on my skin (even though it appeared my brush picked up some powder). Another question I have is if I use a powder brush for it, can wiping it off be enough if I want to use the same brush for setting powder, or do I need to have a separate brush?
I really wanted to start contouring, I figure it'll help add some more shape to my face. When I went looking for all different kinds of products I only found powders, I was really hoping there was some was to contour with out it being a powder. I tend to touch my face or loose most makeup on my face throughout the day, and i'm afraid the powder will just disappear on my face no matter how many times a day I apply it. Is there any other form of products I can use?
The lingerie de peau's #31 (ambre pale) is a perfect match for my skin. not too yellow, not too pink, not too dark or light.. but its not the most versatile foundation in the world.. not only its pricey, but its also not very long lasting I've tried alot of foundations, but didn't care too much about the colors. (even if they were different from my neck) but I've recently developed a pet peeve about foundations being a different color from the neck..it sometimes look like the face is "floating." so I'm wondering if anyone came across a few different foundations that are very close to :LDP's #31? UD's #2 was bit too beige-y, Shu uemura's 774 is way too yellow,
There doesn't seem to be a lightest to darkest kind of thing on line. I am wearing FAIR, which is listed after IVORY that has more color/warmth. Or at least appears to me to be that way. I am a 4Y02. Matched at Sephora with FAIR...I need a tad more color/warmth and don't know if I should go with IVORY which 'seems' like its next but is before FAIR in order on the list. Or with LIGHT GOLDEN which is after and for sure has more color/warmth, but is it too much? And what is with FAIR GOLDEN being sooooo dark?
I've been struggling finding a foundation that is truly full coverage or comes close to it with staying power. I have a lot of acne scars and hyper-pigmentation. The closest one I got to was Kat Von D. It was the perfect formula, but none of the colors matched. I've worked in cosmetics off and on and therefore have become super finicky when it comes to formula/color match. I tried almost everything out on the market. I'm very fair and need something with a pink undertone while keeping it matte. I'm keeping my options open and starting to look at ones sold in the drugstore as well. If you could help me it would be greatly appreciated!
So I've been filtering through foundations for two years now and I'm kinda ready to just pick one to settle down with. That being said, I'm picky and easily swayed to try new things. As of now my foundation preferences rank as the following: Urban Decay Naked > MUFA Mat Velvet > Tarte Amazonian Clay I want to buy either Hourglass, MUFA HD, or Smashbox HD next and I can't decide which one to get! Also keep in mind I have some acne and pretty bad scarring. What do you guys think? What should I go for next? (Also, I am open to foundations besides the ones I've listed)
So in a few weeks I'm attending my cousin's wedding. She's getting married in Texas, her fiance and his family are Texans, so naturally the wedding is "country" themed, and the color scheme is purple (and burlap...yeah, country). My style is, shall we say, more dramatic edging on goth, so naturally dressing down to appease the family is the order of the day. I couldn't find a purple dress that I liked so I figured I'd just work it into the makeup instead. Since I didn't want anything overly shocking but still somewhat interesting, I decided that I wanted to go with lavender eye makeup, along with a little bit of pastel purple glitter pressed on top (it's actually quite subtle, believe it or not, though I may just put it in the inner corner) and black liner. But past that I'm at a loss! What kind of blush or lip would work with that sort of eye without being too obnoxious? Plus it all needs to last and look good in pictures! Argh! Weddings take too much work, and I'm not even the one getting married! Any suggestions for colors or products would be appreciated! P.S. I'm very fair with strong yellow undertones, green-grey eyes and combo-oily skin. Good, long-wearing foundation suggestions would be great too, since the wedding will be several hours long *faints*
Obviously Sephora isn't going to have this in stock anymore, so I need some help! This is my FAVORITE color blush! Can anyone tell me what I can use that is close to this color?? It doesn't have to be Illamasqua, it can be any brand, I don't care....I just want to try to get as close to this shade as I can.
I was matched in the store and the color the rep picked out for me was Santa Fe but I forgot to ask her what color to get (next shade darker) once my skin get's darker in the summer. I don't get a deep dark tan, it's just more of a slight tan but darker than I am now. I don't lay out in the sun but I do work in our garden and go to the lake. Any help would be appreciated.
Hi! I would like a recomendation to choose a foundation for my wedding day! It will be taking place in the summer, so I need something to stick on my face but still look like myself. I have combination skin, and a little bit of redness. And im pretty sure it will be hot that day, so I dont want to be oily-shiny. Hope you can help me!! I was thinking about studio skin 15 hour wear foundation, but im not pretty sure! I linked a photo of myself so you can have an idea, I have make up on, and the other one with the pink t-shirt with no makeup at all HEEEELP!
I was recently given a sample of MUFE HD in 115. This is the first time I finally found a shade that matched (woo!), but it seems as though in my dryer spots, it wears a lot differently. I have combination skin, and the way it wears - it looks very ruddy. Prior to applying my foundation, I use Derma Doctor's Picture Porefect, and Sephora Collections Anti-Acne Mattifying Moisturizer. Has anyone had this issue before and if so, what do you suggest?
I was wondering what I could do to make my full coverage face foundation not look so caked onto my face. I wan't it to cover all of my redness in my skin but I don't want it to look like I'm a whole new person with it on then I do with it off.
Hi all! Can you recommend me a makeup remover that removes everything and leaves nothing behind? I use the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, along with lipstick and waterproof eyeliner, and the other day, I rubbed makeup remover all over my face, rinsed it off, and just testing, swiped at my face with toner on a tissue. Nooo, there was still foundation on my face! I do double-cleanse, so I don't think I've been going to sleep with makeup on my face, but I still feel icky about it. In a perfect world, I'd like to remove everything without leaving a greasy feeling on my face. I currently use the Laneige Lip Eye Remover and the Neutrogena Oil Free Eye Makeup Remover, and they've both left makeup on my face with a greasy feeling.
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??