Post # 1
I have decided that I am going to make a switch from my current make-up to something I feel would be better, but I am kind of torn as to which direction to go. I used Clinque in high school and I remember loving it, but I used MAC at a friends wedding last year and loved it too. I have also hear great great things about Bare Minerals. I would love to hear personal opinions and preferences. I have attached a pic of me so you can kind of see what I am working with (sorry its not the best but its the only pic I could find without make-up). Thanks girlys! O and Happy Mothers day to all you mommys!!!!
Post # 3
I like Mac, but I also know that my skin and my makeup needs change under different situations… for example, at work- I wear a more industrial makeup with coverage- dermablend mixed with a generic moisture tint. For everyday wear- minerals ar great and let your face breathe. I have found they are not durable though and that they make a mess in my white bathroom. I have some Mary Kay products that I would not do without- and some Estee products that I use for sheer coverage. Unbelievably, the Estee is the sheerest, most flattering color palette for my individual skin- but is incredibly messy to put on in the formulation I like.
Post # 4
I personally don’t like Bare Minerals. I have only ever used MAC off that list, that’s what I had for my wedding day.
Post # 5
I like Mac!
Be careful with any mineral make-up as it has been increasing mineral allergies (aka gold). People with these allergies sometimes can’t wear any jewelry! 🙁
Post # 6
What do you use currently? I’ve never used MAC or Clinique so I don’t know much about those 2. I use Bare Minerals for daily wear or when I go to work. It gives enough coverage and feels like there’s nothing there. But it does make a mess. I just started using Make Up Forever and I like that so far.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I voted for Clinique because it’s more skin-friendly and I think MAC shades are a little too harsh on some skin tones.
Post # 8
I think you just need to go try all of them and see what you feel most comfortable in!
Post # 9
I voted Clinique too because I think they have a good skin care line and tend to have soft tones. What if you went to the make up counters of each and asked them to give you some recommendations based on yuor skin type?
Post # 10
I use all Clinique face stuff (foundation, concealer, moisturizer, etc). I use NARS or Pixi blush, and Urban Decay eyeshadows, and Lancome lip gloss and mascara.
I’ve always been loyal to Clinique because I like that most of it isn’t fragranced, and the prices are reasonable, and the quality is really good for the money.
I’ve only ever used MAC blush before, and it was okay. I didn’t think it was that much better than any other blush, but it was more expensive. MAC is too expensive for me to use, honestly.
Post # 11
I would say use Clinique for face and MAC for shadows and blushes 🙂
Post # 12
Yes, Urban Decay is the best eyeshadow I’ve ever tried- they have shadow mastered.
Post # 13
@FMIL Lady– Right???? Their shadows are amazing. They are super-pigmented and stay on all day. And they have the BEST colors. I always buy the pallettes because you get so much bang for your buck that way.
Post # 14
I would say use Clinique for your foundation and Mac or Urban Decay for any eyeshadows or blushes. I could totally be wrong on this but I have heard from 4 different MUA that Mac foundation actually ages you and is really bad for your skin when used daily.
Post # 15
I m truely in love with MAC, It may cost more, but it lasts forever and stays on all day. It was originally designed for the stage. They also do make trials for the wedding day and if you are able to go to them on the wedding day, they will do your make up for free.
Post # 16
I’ll speak up for Bare Minerals! I’ve been using it for a year now and I love it. It’s so subtle, but makes my skin look awesome. I was too scared too use blush and bronzer before but it’s super easy with the powder. I have had no issues with allergies etc and less irritation than with thicker foundations. The only thing it’s not great for is scabs, although nothing works really well for them.
Also, I don’t use their eyeshadows really, I prefer pressed powder.