Post # 1
Why is picking a foundation SO DIFFICULT?!?!?! I’m drowning in reviews…It seems I go through this everytime I hit the end of my foundation. I always stick to the same thing, though. I want something that covers really well, and stays on! I feel like my makeup is already gone for the day. Sigh. I just want pretty skin…is this too much to ask? Haha.
I’ve read reviews about tarte amazon clay and cover fx total cream foundation and loreal infalliable.
Post # 3
Covers really well and stays on? Immediately I think Revlon Colorstay – a lot of pro makeup artists like it too. Only down side is, as a drugstore line, it’s harder to find your colour but it’ll be worth it! Maybe shop at a place with a good return policy?
Post # 4
@amandasouthcarolina: Revlon Colorstay – they have both Oily & Dry skin formulas. The MAC Pro-Longwear is also good, but triple the price.
Are you using a primer? That really helps with makeup staying power. Also, if I know i’m going to have a long day, I use a setting spray on my face.
Post # 5
I know alot of make up artists use Mac. If you want really good coverage thats the line i would look into.
Right now i use L’Oreal Lumi which i actually really like. Its a nice light foundation which i prefer and then i use Bourjois healthy balance powder to set it.
Post # 6
Try using Monistat anti-chaffing gel as a primer, same ingredient as expensive primers but only about $7 for much more product.
I think foundation is a something that differs between people because everyone’s skin is different. I hated Tarte Amazonian Clay foundations. I do not have dry skin but it dried my face out so bad, I had flakes of dry skin by the end of the day the foundation was clining to. Not a good look. Plus it had horrible flashback in photos, I was white as a sheet.
I think going to Sephora or a Mac would be helpful and you can talk about your skin and what foundations would be best for you. Pick a couple that are in your budget before going. Plus they will give you samples of foundation so you can try it out at home before committing.
Post # 7
@amandasouthcarolina: My plan is to just pop by Sephora and ask for samples so that I can try them out for a few days.
Post # 8
@jdhall89: very good idea. Today i have some foundation from Becca on which i’ve never tried before. Tomorrow i’m trying some Make up Forever Professional which are both samples from Sephora.
I’m trying to decide which my next foundation purchase will be.
Post # 9
i do use a primer! (benefit porefessional) and a setting powder (smashbox)…right now i use benefit play stick. i love the way it looks when i put it on…but after a few hours, it’s gone. i don’t like touching up throughout the day but maybe i need to start at least touching up with powder?
Post # 10
I used to use the Revlon Colorstay and then they changed their formula and it looks awful on me. I love their Nearly Naked though, it looks great.
Post # 11
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Head to Sephora, get some samples, and try them out. Also, the right primer and setting powder or spray makes all the difference in the world. You can also get primer samples from Sephora. The Urban Decay line of setting sprays can work miracles. Just make sure you follow the directions on the bottle to get the best results.
Post # 12
@amandasouthcarolina: I use the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation and I really like it. I had a hard time finding a good foundation that had a matte finish and could last all day after Estee Lauder ruined their Double Wear Foundation when they changed the formula (it was seriously the most amazing product). I found that Tarte was the closest match.
Post # 13
@amandasouthcarolina try Makeup Forever from Sephora. That is the absolute best foundation I have ever used (I’ve tried them all). It looks GREAT in photos and stays put. Depending on your skin type Nars is good too or if you want to get something from the drugstore always go with L’oreal, same company that makes Lancome
Post # 14
It’s really important that you know what type of skin you have and it may change with the seasons. Also, what type of finish you want to have. Matte formulas are usually used by people with oily/combo skin, and then there is the “dewy” finish which is mostly used by people with dry skin.
Definitely go to Sephora and get samples, you may even be able to try one one.
I like their website because you can search for foundations based on your skin type and then you can read reviews. Good Luck!
Post # 15
thank you everyone for all of your feedback! i really want a matte (but not too matte) finish. i hate being shiny but don’t mind being dewy. if that makes sense? hah.
Post # 16
@amandasouthcarolina: OK, watch this video, it will really help you in figuring out how to pick not just foundation, but what foundation fits with your other makeup! Soooo helpful:
He also has a whole set of videos of the best foundations in different categories (liquid, cream, etc.).