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Old 07-03-2012, 09:02 PM
 
Location: John & Ken-ville
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My skin is normal so I don't want a totally matte finish foundation because it makes my skin dry.

I prefer Chantecaille or Laura Mercier.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:26 PM
 
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In the summer I just wear a range of Physicians Formula powders and blush... I use Model in a Bottle matte setting spray on top.

In the winter I use Physicans Formula tinted moisturizer and a little powders. I just bought the new Revlon Colorstay Whipped Foundation and I think it will do wonders for me in the winter weather.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: The Triangle
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Chanel also has a good one called Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra light that is perfect for the summer.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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The only problem I have with Chanel is that they tend to be too pink or too yellow. I have a bottle I only used 2 times, my face looks almost red.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:13 PM
 
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i like to try the airbursh foundation. not the ones they have on tv the professiional ones Dinair
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Location: The Triangle
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i like to try the airbursh foundation. not the ones they have on tv the professiional ones Dinair
Airbrushing has always intriqued me but I've never it.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:57 AM
 
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i like to try the airbursh foundation. not the ones they have on tv the professiional ones Dinair
It's intriguing -- but when I see the ads I yell -- CLOSE YOUR EYES! Freaks me out, the thought of spraying foundation in my eyes...
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Old 07-04-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Australia
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I'm lazy and I don't like getting my fingers dirty, so I use a wet to dry foundation with a sponge.

At the moment I'm loving Elizabeth Arden...it's wonderful so easy to apply....just smooth it on.
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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Bare Minerals, now owned by Shiseido, is one I've been using for many years. I also like Dermalogica, and Estee Lauder Resilience Lift compact makeup. I used Max Factor pancake when I was younger but it is too matte for me now - I like something with a bit of sheen. Go to a makeup counter and get a consultation or ask for samples. Foundation is the trickiest makeup to match and look good, so it's worth it to do some "field research."
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:04 PM
 
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I hate foundation, but I need to start using one... ugh. I'm 43, and working with many peers younger then me with better skin.

My dermatologist recommended Bare Minerals for my acne prone, sensitive, pale, ruddy skin (I sound like a prior poster...).

So I went over to Nordstrom and Bare Minerals was relegated to the boonies (I think someone ?rolled their eyes when I asked where it was) with no active person at the counter. A pre-teen looking salesperson came over and put it on me and did a terrible job (I had watched a YouTube video on application techniques). As I was walking out, a more mature make-up person at a different counter actually stopped me and told me "that doesn't look good... that is the wrong foundation and wrong color for you..." Ugh. I knew she was right that it didn't look good, but I was hoping it was just the poor application. Part of me just wanted to sneak out, but then I thought I should go back and at least switch to a lighter shade.

But instead, on my way back to Bare Minerals, I got bamboozeled into a free "facial" and I bought Clarins Ever Matte foundation. Of course, a foundation looks better after you have been cleaned/hydrated/moisturized etc... Was I a sucker? Of course...

So is Bare Minerals on the outs? The Clarins rep was trying to imply the line is not as good/"pure" as it was?

Anyone using Clarins?

But honestly.... how do you guys afford trying foundation?!?! How can you spend 30 bucks a pop, try it for a few days, realize it is the wrong shade/wrong type/powder is bad/matte is bad/blah blah....

And honestly.... I hate going to make-up counters and I know they are more expensive, but I really need someone to help me try things and give me some feedback. Of course, I should know by now I can never trust what a salesperson tells me anyway.
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