(Closed) Help a makeup novice! Foundation?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
2634 posts
Sugar bee

I’d tell her that you don’t normally wear foundation and ask for recs.

I really like Revlon PhotoReady, it’s a drugstore foundation, but I think it works really well.

Post # 4
708 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think the best foundation is Laura Mercier. It goes on smoothly and you can’t feel it on your skin. I have pale skin as well and use warm ivory. I would go to the make-up counter and have them try it on you. If you think it is too heavy, I suggest their tinted moisterizer. That’s what I use in the summer.

Post # 5
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

It depends on your skin type, what kind of foundation you should go with.

For instance, I have a typical face, not too oily or too dry anywhere.  I’m not prone to breakouts or anything, but have a little unevenness in skintone.  I use Clinique SuperBalanced makeup for foundation.  It’s coverage is good enough to even out my skin tone, but it doesn’t feel heavy.

You should go speak to someone who can advise you on what kinds of products would be good for your skin type.  If you have a brand you are loyal to for your concealer, maybe go with a foundation they make since you already know the products.

Post # 6
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My make-up artist used Mac Studio Fix liquid foundation for our wedding day, and I loved it so much I went out and bought it as my “special occasion” foundation (like for days I REALLY need to look good, haha). Another make-up artist I know says she swears by Revlon’s color stay foundation because it’s similar to the Mac studio fix, but it’s so much cheaper, and does just as good a job. She said she likes the photo ready, but the studio fix is slightly better.

Hope that helps!

Post # 7
42 posts
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would go to sephora, have them find you a good foundation that matches your skin tone (make up forever and smashbox healthy fx are some of the BEST for taking photos, they don’t wash you out or give a shine) and then try to find the brand, type and shade on ebay to save money. I buy all my makeup on ebay these days and it saves 20-30 dollars on each piece of makeup, but when ever I want to try something new, I go to what ever store has it and try it to find the right shade

Post # 8
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@SanDiegoAli: I just bought that today to try out! I tried Make Up Forever HD makeup and it worked well, but I didn’t think it was worth the $40 price tag (especially since I’d have to get a color that’s a little darker than my face to better match my neck and body – no ghost face here!)

Post # 9
1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I like Clinique Almost Makeup for everyday foundation. I did buy the MakeUp Forever for the wedding – I’m spending $$$ for photos – I want to look good and I hate the reflection effect of makeup with sunscreen.

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