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Old 01-05-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I was just about to recommend a primer, Opsi. I use Studio Gear from Ulta. It does exactly what you say it does. I use Studio Gear concealer around my eyes, nose, and chin, and then BareMinerals foundation on top of that. BareMinerals mineral veil (finishing powder) on top.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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Be careful if you have a department store beauty makeover. Sometimes they're great, but the last time I had one (and thankfully didn't buy the foundation), the color looked TOTALLY different when I left the store lighting, and I had a very obvious line where the makeup ended and my skin began.

I like Bare Essentials during most of the year, but in the colder months, I like a liquid foundation that provides a more glowy finish. I hestiate to recommend one, though, as I'm not sure I've found the best one for me myself. When I don't feel like doing a full makeup, I do like just wearing a tinted foundation to even out my skin tone.
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Old 01-05-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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That's like wasting tons of money on various mascaras and going back to Great Lash.

I've never tried Revlon Colorstay, but I've also read many positive opinions. Lately I've been watching some videos by a make-up artist and out of the drugstore foundations she recommends L'Oreal True Match. They're very plain bottles that have never caught my eye, but it may be good...
LOL Same holds true for me with mascara!!!! I've tried them all but always go back to Maybelline's Great Lash, Full 'N Soft and Volum' Express - The Colossal.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:20 AM
 
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Be careful if you have a department store beauty makeover. Sometimes they're great, but the last time I had one (and thankfully didn't buy the foundation), the color looked TOTALLY different when I left the store lighting, and I had a very obvious line where the makeup ended and my skin began.
I use Lancome - they will make you a small sample bottle to take with you if you ask. I love their foundations - but the last couple color matches I got were way off.

Primer really helps too!
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Land of Thought and Flow
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A few weeks back I got a tub of L'Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle on a whim and was like O_O Just a smidgen of it on my fingertips and it's perfect.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:28 PM
 
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I don't need a lot of coverage and I can't stand the feel of a regular foundation, BUT -- I love a tinted moisturizer. I've been using Tarte for a while now, and I'm no longer happy with the shimmery mineral look -- after I wear it for a while, it looks a bit blotchy, espeically because I have hot flashes and flush up.

I also can't stand powders -- too drying for me.

My best suggestion? Go to the beauty counters and see if they will give you samples of different styles of foundations and different nearly matching colors. To me, it takes a few days to find out whether something works for me.

A lot of the mineral foundations will let you buy samples -- which is great, too. A couple of bucks for some samples, stuff to play with and you get a good idea if it works for you.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I don't need a lot of coverage and I can't stand the feel of a regular foundation, BUT -- I love a tinted moisturizer. I've been using Tarte for a while now, and I'm no longer happy with the shimmery mineral look -- after I wear it for a while, it looks a bit blotchy, espeically because I have hot flashes and flush up.

I also can't stand powders -- too drying for me.

My best suggestion? Go to the beauty counters and see if they will give you samples of different styles of foundations and different nearly matching colors. To me, it takes a few days to find out whether something works for me.

A lot of the mineral foundations will let you buy samples -- which is great, too. A couple of bucks for some samples, stuff to play with and you get a good idea if it works for you.
Try Laura Merciers tinted moisturizer. I love it.
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Old 01-05-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: US
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A few weeks back I got a tub of L'Oreal Magic Smooth Souffle on a whim and was like O_O Just a smidgen of it on my fingertips and it's perfect.
I LOVE that souffle texture in makeups. I wish I could find a color match in foundation lines with that texture. I picked up a maybelline blush in that texture and love it so much. It goes on so evenly and easily. I have to be very careful with blushers due to pale skin. Kinda OT but that texture is definitely worth a try if you are experimenting with products.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:50 PM
 
Location: North Shore Long Island
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Try Laura Merciers tinted moisturizer. I love it.
Ugh, I had nothing but disappointing experiences with the LM tinted moisturizers. Both types made me breakout and I feel they offered little coverage.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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I have dry skin and, especially in the winter, it can look dull. I have been searching for years to find a foundation that actually works for me. I finally found Stila illuminating foundation (liquid form). I love this stuff. It makes my skin look amazing and it really does brighten it up.

I second (or third, or fourth) the recommendation to start with a primer. I use smashbox.
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