BB creams/foundation/base makeup — suggestions?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@peachacid:  I’m super picky with foundation and the only one I like is MakeUpForEver HD. It gives nice coverage without looking like a mask.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I have really uneven skin, and I love love love Makeup Forever HD foundation. It honestly looks like you aren’t wearing any makeup but it makes your skin flawless. I don’t understand how it works. It also doesn’t feel heavy at all. 

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Following for suggestions. 

I’ve been using the Photo Finish BB creme by Revlon and it does ok, but it doesn’t look very smooth on my face. I have large pores and lots of redness, and I have yet to find something that looks good on my face, close up. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@peachacid:  I think you might need a primer and a corrector.  BB creams are great if your skin’s already pretty good.  If not, then you need a little more coverage.  Personally, I use a primer, colour-correcting concealer, and a powder foundation.  For me, the difference came when I started using the right brushes to apply product.  If you aren’t using a foundation brush, it might be contributing to the lines you’re seeing.

Make Up For Ever does amazing colour correcting stuff, I’d give them a try.  Using a green-tinted concealer around your red areas will neutralise the redness and give you a more even tone.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I use mac studio fix for when I need heavy coverage or for special occasions, overwise I normally stick to the much cheaper covergirl.

What do you use to apply your cream? A good makeup brush can make all the differance.

Also be sure you are using a GOOD primer, it really fills in any fine lines so makeup doesn’t settle into them.

 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@jenilynevette:  What primer do you recommend? I tried one of Tarte’s primers and I haaaated it. It really made the lines around my eyes very noticeable. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I was really impressed with MAC Face and Body. It’s super light coverage, and yet the MAC artist showed me the difference between half bare face and half F&B face, and there was a VISIBLE difference in how much redness it was able to mask with just one “layer”. Plus you can build it up if you need to. 

Post # 10
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Newbee

I use Tarte’s poreless primer to help minimize lines like that. I also swear by Dr. Jart+ BB cream – i have an odd skin tone and its the first makeup ive had blend seamlessly. 

If i’m doing more than just my daily make-up i put a light layer for Bareminerals Mineral Veil over top – i know that it sounds like alot but it actually looks more natural and less flat that way

Post # 11
Hostess
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

@starlitgirl:  I’ve tried all kinds, and the best kind I’ve ever used was L’Oreal Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base Primer [that’s alot to type! lol]. I also really like hard candy’s primer.. and too faced.

I have a couple others I don’t care for.. I have like 3 differant mac ones that just arent that great, or they are overly runny or super sparkly.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@liadee:  ooh I just used a Sephora code for a sample of the Poreless (had a hard time deciding between Poreless and Flawless), so it’s great to hear that you like it!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have used both Garnier BB cream and Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream.  The Garnier is creamier and has a nice sheen.  The Maybelline is a thinner consistency but the color seems better for my skin.  I do wear moisturizer under it now that it’s so dry outside.  I have problems with redness too, and both of these cover pretty well!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@peachacid:  I too use Makeup Forever, but I think that’s too heavy for someone who wants sheer coverage. Clinique has two awesome tinted mositurizers that work for someone that wants a more natural look -Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturizer would probably the best for you if your skin gets a bit dry. Also, most of us are red around the nose-it’s a hormonal thing for women! You can use a thicker foundation or concealer around those areas prior to putting on the tinted moisturizer (so it blends in essentially). 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@peachacid:  I really like the CC cream from Pur Minerals. It’s got a little more coverage than a BB cream, but has a beautiful matte finish. It doesn’t look cakey or feel heavy. It just looks like beautiful, flawless skin. The coverage is also buildable, so if you want more coverage, just add a little more. I can throw it on and run out the door and I’m good for the day. If I’m going somewhere fancy, I add a little Halo powder from Smashbox over top for an airbrushed look. But the CC cream on it’s own is my new go-to!

ETA: I also have normal to dry skin, slightly pink cheeks. I’m usually the second lightest color.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I use Too Faced primer with Cover FX foundation.  I use concealer around my nose to cover the redness.  I’m very pale, so anywhere with a lot of blood vessels is super red on me.  Foundation should even out your skintone all over your face, and you should use concealer for more troublesome spots.  If you try to use foundation to cover everything, it will end up looking like way too much makeup.

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