Foundation recommendations please!!!

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

giorgio armani luminous silk foundation

Makeup forever HD foundation

nars sheer matte

ALSO IMPORTANT– you want to make sure to you a primer so that whatever foundation you choose doesn’t slip and slide and lasts. I would recommend smashbox photo ready primer, or for a cheaper price NYX makes a clear HD photo loving primer

*******You also want to make sure whatever foundation you choose has under 15 SPF, or better yet NO SPF which can cause a flash back in photos

for my skin I use the Sephora 10HR wear perfection foundation- and also use the coastal scents camoflague pallette for Highlight and contour foundations and it works great- I always use a primer and setting powder, and setting spray and my look lasts at least 12 hours

I have dry skin so i dont think my foundation photos would help much 🙁 but here they are

my everyday look

my “wedding look” i was a bridesmaid

Post # 3
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I used Estee Lauder double wear light for my wedding (I think it was about $40 a tube), and it photographed beautifully. It does not have a sunscreen in it, which is apparently important for photos.  I also used the Urban Decay makeup stay stuff to help set my makeup.  It is about $30 a bottle but it seems to last forever. 


Here is the DW Light (light is not the color…it is the formulations.  There is also regular double wear, which is heavier).

Post # 4
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

My favourite full-coverage foundation is Mac ProLongwear liquid. I don’t use it often, as my typical every day wear is tinted moisturizer. But the coverage is really beautiful and flawless, and it lasts like nothing else. They also have a gigantic range of shades.

Post # 5
560 posts
Busy bee

Beautyandthebusiness:  Doublewear is good for big coverage. Lol I just saw the previous bee put that too 🙂

Although you don’t like BM – there’s a brand new serum foundation just out, it probably doesn’t contain mica.

Other faves -before Bare Minerals came along:

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua

Guerlain Terracotta skin healthy glow (for a slight tan)

Specifically oil-free :

Shiseido Mattifying COMPACT oil-free

Laura Mercier oil-free supreme foundation 

Diorskin Airflash spray 

Guerlain Lingerie de peau

Armani Maestro 

Liz Earle signature (her facecare range is the tops in general)

Origins anti-aging found. (also in their range the purifying charcoal face mask for clogged pores, especially when used after a facial steam! wow)

Bobbi Brown long-wear even finish (BB is used a lot for bridal make-up)

Personally, I would go begging around make-up counters, asking for trial samples of these. Explain you break out easily so you want to test it first. You can always book a real consulation if it works for you. 

Post # 6
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Beautyandthebusiness:  Make Up Forever HD Foundation is what I used on my wedding day and now I can’t go back to the cheap stuff. It’s a little more than what you wanted to spend but it’s so worth it (and Sephora will let you return it if you don’t like it). It doesn’t have any SPF in it so you wont get a white face in flash photos, but for everyday wear make sure you have an SPF moisturizer underneath. 

I have an oily T zone, and am also prone to breaking out with certain products.

Also on my wedding video at about the 1 min mark you can see me finishing up my makeup for a closer look.

Post # 8
2107 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I don’t have any photos, but I wore Revlon Colorstay for combination/oily skin for my best friend’s wedding (I was a bridemaid) and it stayed put all day and night. I don’t usually wear foundation, just a BB cream on my tzone, because I break out really easily if I wear a lot of makeup. I didn’t have that problem with this foundation. I also used the urban decay deslick setting spray and the combo worked great to combat the humidity outside while we took pictures.

Post # 9
74 posts
Worker bee

I wore Armani Lasting Silk (wayyy better than Luminous Silk IMO) on my wedding day. It is a bit more than what you said you are looking to spend, but it lasted, wasn’t cakey (use a beauty blender), and looked great in photos! Try a sample and see how it works for you (same goes for any foundation).

Post # 10
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I use Bare Essentials (the powder foundation) and it works great for everyday coverage. I am likely going to order Dermablend for my wedding. 

Post # 11
725 posts
Busy bee

I love MUFE HD foundation and recently I’ve been loving Revlon Colorstay – took like 3 attempts to find the right shade but it stays put all day.

Post # 13
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


Beautyandthebusiness:  I’d get something without an SPF.  Estee Lauder will give you a generous sample of double wear light in more than 1 shade.  I had enough for at least a week.

Post # 14
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Here is an example of when I wearing Sephora 10 hour foundation

I’m am DIYing my wedding makeup. So here was one of my trials. I have dry skin and somewhat get redness and uneveness and i think it covered well. I also have some super dark circles. no blemishes but just red skin due to dryness.


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