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Old 08-03-2013, 08:26 PM
 
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For the longest time I have been using the Bare mineral powder makeup over a mineral base. I don't even use that so much. I am thinking of going back to a liquid makeup or something else. But I have no idea where to start. I want something light with minimal coverage. I have older skin.

What are you all using and what do you like?
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I also at one time used Bare Minerals but went back to liquid foundation. I like Bobbi Brown and I also like Mary Kay. I do not care for Tarte, which seems chalky on my skin.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:24 AM
 
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I used to us Cover Girl Creamy Natural but I quit wearing make about 5 years ago and do not regret that decision at all.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:15 AM
 
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I also use makeup very rarely, only moisturizer, eye makeup, lipstick. SXMGirl, why did you switch? And what is different about Bobbie brown? I have never tried it. I am looking for something light and gives a moist look.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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I use a primer under my foundation, and moisturizer. Has made all the difference.
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I have recently switched from powder mineral foundation to a liquid but I need more coverage than you so I won't recommend the foundation I settled on, but as I was trying a million out I tried the new Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua (linked below) and it has a really pretty finish, applies very easily, minimal coverage, and feels like nothing at all. Most Chanel counters will make you up a little sample so that you can try before buying as it is pretty pricey at $45 but a little goes a very long way if you want only minimal coverage.

VITALUMIÈRE AQUA - Foundation - Chanel Makeup
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:30 PM
 
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I switched from mineral make-up to a primer plus BB Cream.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: California
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I'm on my 2nd bottle of Outlast, primer-foundation-concealer in one. I moisturize first then dab it on with a damp sponge in the T-Zone, and around my eyes and lips. I don't need "full face" so I just blend it out. I only need a little and it does what it says without side effects.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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For the longest time I have been using the Bare mineral powder makeup over a mineral base. I don't even use that so much. I am thinking of going back to a liquid makeup or something else. But I have no idea where to start. I want something light with minimal coverage. I have older skin.

What are you all using and what do you like?
So glad you posted this question! I, too, am looking a new options for a sheer foundation for "mature" skin (at 62 my skin is mature even if I'm not ) I'm looking at pressed foundations in a compact, too. My daughter-in-law uses "Oriental Princess" pressed foundation and it looks natural on her. I didn't like the online price of $20.+ but it looks like it would last awhile. Right now, on the days I use foundation, have been blending two shades of Almay liquid foundation and thinking about thinning it with moisture lotion.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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I also use makeup very rarely, only moisturizer, eye makeup, lipstick. SXMGirl, why did you switch? And what is different about Bobbie brown? I have never tried it. I am looking for something light and gives a moist look.
I switched because I thought it was starting to look too cakey on me. It seemed to settle into any fine lines, and they advertised that it would not do that. My makeup was probably too old since I don't use a lot, but I felt that it just did not look good.

I like Bobbi Brown makeup because it goes on nicely, is not heavy, and has a good finish. I find the same with MAC. Mary Kay is in a tube, so it seems creamier to me. I usually switch between these three and finish with a Mally product (I am not home so I am not sure what it is called but it is a finisher) and gives a porcelain look. I like BB's sets, especially since she is my age and I find her colors even appropriate for those of us who are older.

I am a makeup junkie and try almost everything, so good luck in find the right foundation. I don't find it the easiest thing to do but it can be expensive.
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