Make up help! Never used foundation or concealer!

posted 2 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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865 posts
Busy bee

I’m in love with neutrogena’s healthy skin enhancer.  It’s a tinted moisturizer with spf 20.  It makes my skin look awesome without making me look like I’ve got make up on.  If I need more coverage, maybe for a night out, I’ll use neutrogena’s skin clearing make up.  They are by far the best I’ve found.  They don’t make me break out and I don’t feel like I have a ton of make up on (I hate that feeling!)

ETA if you don’t have neutrogena in stores there, you can find it on amazon 🙂

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Post # 5
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Worker bee

Just try a few things out and be patient with yourself. Don’t expect to master foundation and concealer right off the bat. I’ve been wearing both regularly since I was 12 and I still try out different things and switch up my routine all the time! Don’t stress yourself out, makeup is supposed to be fun 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

If there is a mall go to the beauty department and ask one of the beauty advisors if they can color match you. Estée Lauder Lancôme Clinique etc they all do that for free plus they should give you a sample to try for seven days. I used to work for Estée Lauder it is what they are there for…..

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i really love almay truly lasting color foundation. good coverage and it doesn’t wear off easily. for concealer, i like physician’s formula yellow undereye concealer. it hides my dark circles and doesn’t get cakey.

when you’re trying to find a shade that matches your skin, it’s best to do it outside in natural light and test it against the skin of your jawline.

if you’re in a department store, you can ask them to swipe a few different shades to your face (or ask for samples and apply them yourself) and then you can step outside to see how they look.

a lot of drugstores are good about letting you return cosmetics that are the wrong color or whatever, so if you don’t get it right the first time, just keep trying and have fun with it!

everyone who wears makeup goes through this, so don’t give up. you’ll find the products that work for you and get the hang of how to apply everything 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

If you go to some type of department store like Macy’s or Belk you can have people match the makeup perfectly for you. They will also show you how to put it on. I did that the day before my wedding LOL because I had major breakouts from stress. I ended up spending $100 for Lancome (at Belk, or whatever that place is called) foundation and pressed powder. I felt ridiculous. Then I had my sister do my makeup the day of the wedding and she would not shut up about how amazing my foundation was. It comes with the perfect shade of concealer on the same bottle and a little bit of the foundation goes a loooong way. We hardly used any of the powder…it was mostly just to keep my face from looking oily. My sister and my best friend both asked to use some of my makeup and in the end wanted to buy some for themselves.

I’m not the type to wear a lot of makeup so this was a lot of money for me to spend…but in the end I was 100% satisfied. My skin looked amazing and since then I have thrown out my old drug store pressed powder. I expect this makeup to last me a long time but that’s a good thing, right? Oh, and they threw in some awesome night cream and lipstick and mascara haha.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

gamerlover:  My routine has definetley evolved over time but currently I’m using a cream concealer and liquid foundation (both from mac.) I recommend you do your research! Figure out your skin type and look into the best products for you by reading reveiws and watching tutortials on youtube! 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

You will need concealer for trouble areas and under eye. Foundation helps even out your skin tone, and help you look flawless, powder helps to set the foundation. A lil bit of bronzer on the outside of your face ie forehead, under cheekbones, and along jawline and down neck to help give definition to face. Blush on apples of cheeks. A lil lip liner gloss and shadow with mascara.

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Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

gamerlover:  I never pressured anyone to buy anything most advisors should not pressure you but they should help you find what you need and teach you how to apply and what to apply. I did lots of bridal consults a great time to buy your makeup is when they have gift with purchase.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

gamerlover:  Haha and I totally hear you on being anti social and not wanting to be pressured and all that…I was the same way! Which is exactly why I waited until the day before my wedding to seek professional help. I have anxiety and do most of my shopping online so it took A LOT of courage for me to go in and ask for help. Sooo worth it hahaha! Good luck!

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