Post # 1
For those of you that don’t wear foundation, but do wear something else on your face, when you get ready in the morning what is your routine for your face? Currently I wear Almay pressed powder to eliminate shine and minimize pores, before I put on the rest of my makeup. But I’m looking for suggestions for something that is more long-lasting without being foundation. Are there any brands that work for you? I hate the look/feel of foundation and how easily it rubs off if my face happens to touch anything – like my kids! Foundation also seems to make my laugh lines stand out (I’m 38).
Post # 3
Are you talking about every day wear?
I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis but I use Bare Minerals when I do wear makeup.
It is a light, natural powder.
Post # 4
People really like BB creams that are a step up from a tinted moisturizer. The pressed powder would work well in setting it too.
I have had bad luck with drugstore ones so I preorded a new one coming out and hoping for the best. Maybe other bees can chime in.
Post # 5
I was using a tinted moisturizer (by CoverGirl), but when I went to replenish my supply, I saw they had changed it to a BB cream. I love it.
Post # 6
I just wear cover up (Benefit Boi-ing) and powder (MAC Skinfinish Natural), it lasts all day for me.
I’ve also heard great things about BB creams and I’m considering trying one.
Post # 7
I use the Two Faced BB cream with a bit of powder of it and I really like it.
Post # 8
I use a loose powder (from Avon I think?), but I’d like to try a BB cream.
Post # 9
@ajillity81: Every day and evening as well. I’m fed up with foundation. My husband even says my natural skin looks better than foundation. It’s just the shine and pore size that I’m looking to control.
Thanks for introducing me to BB creams ladies! Any brands that you prefer?
Post # 10
I have been using cover girl tinted moisturizer but am almost out, I’ll have to check out the BB cream!
Post # 11
I use Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, just under my eyes and in “problem” areas. I like it because it’s light and doesn’t feel like makeup… it’s the only makeup I use.
Post # 12
@HelpfulMarriedGirl: I was really disappointed with revlon so I wouldn’t recommend that. I heard good things about clinique, too faced and garnier. I preordered one from elizabth arden that comes out this friday. I really love my moisturizer and serum so I decided to try the namesake.
Post # 13
I just started using a BB cream and I LOVE it. I use Aveeno.
Post # 14
Depending on the day/season/hangover I use different things.
Laura Mercier mineral foundation, Smashbox tinted moisturizer or Yve Saint Laurent Touche Eclat are a few examples. I’m a make up whore 🙂
Post # 15
I am almost 40 and only thing I use daily is under eye cream other than that not anything else. Unless going out I don’t put foundation or anything else on.
My daily is under eye cream and mascara thats it
Post # 16
@HelpfulMarriedGirl: Maybe try something like Mac Mineralize Skinfinish Natural, I use it as my “foundation” some days when I don’t feel like using my normal stuff, its light, quick and easy!