(Closed) Best long wear full coverage foundation and powder NOT from the drug store?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@mixtapehearts:  I use Bobbi Brown and love it!!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I use the Ulta minerals line, have you tried that?  I really like it, lasts all day and no shine.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I just switched to Bobbi Brown foundation and Nars concealer. I used to use Make Up Forever but I wasn’t super crazy about it. I’ve been using Clinique’s loose powder for years and love it.  I’m also super pale…to the point that lightest color some lines carry is still to dark for me, especially in the winter time.  

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I use a lot of bare essentuals products. I’ve never had problems with that brand.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have very fair skin and I love Make Up Forever.  I always use a primer before applying foundating to help it stay longer.  I finish it off with the transluscent HD finishing powder.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@mixtapehearts: Is there a reason you are anti-drugstore? I am a makeup junkie too, and use many products from Sephora, but have found that drugstore foundation is better than anything I could spend $60 plus dollars on.

 

I use Revlon Colorstay Foundation, and Revlon PhotoReady powder to set. I have zero shine and I literally have to scrub it off my face. It lasts 8+ hours in 100 degree Texas heat and never feels or looks heavy.  

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I swear by MAC Studio Sculpt. I’ve been using it for years, and I’ve used it on two brides and their bridal parties as well. No cruddy face later, and if you set it with powder it really is amazingly photogenic. If your skin is exceptionally oily or dry, you may want to go with a something else from the MAC line, but everything of theirs photographs well in my experience. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Also beware of mineral based powders, they often reflect a pale tone in photographs. While I do love Revlon PhotoReady myself for every day, I prefer not to use it for photos and if I have to I try to use it lightly and apply a bit more bronzer. I would probably stay away from Bare Minerals and the like completely.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Oooh, are you oily like me? I swear my face is like an oil slick without some help. :/

This is your new best friend: Urban Decay’s “De-Slick: Oil control makeup setting spray.” You do a few spritzes immediately before applying foundation and then after you’ve made up your face. I have gotten so many of my friends hooked on this stuff.

As far as liquid foundation, I like Nars brand- but they have two lines; make sure to ask for the MATTE version (the color I use is Monte Blanc). And then I like to finish it off with MAC prep+prime transparent finishing powder.

With this combination, I can go to a football game in Florida at 2 in the afternoon, and my face will barely even SWEAT lol.

ETA: I thought I’d add that I am also pretty DANG fair- my recent wedding photos are proof positive that I am white, white, white.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I use Estee Lauder DoubleWear foundation and it’s amazing! It has a matte finish so it looks very natural and helps if you have oily skin.

I use Rimmel Stay Matte powder (from the drug store so I’m not much help with that one)

Post # 14
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mixtapehearts:  kevyn aucoin sensual skin enhancer

MUFE matte velvet (at Sephora and never at Ulta)

Laura Mercier

Bobbi brown (to me the coverage isnt as good as Kevyn’s or some other ones)

Kat Von D (also at Sephora)

there are also mattifying primers and setting powders which I recommend you use

ETA: I see there was a recommendation for Nars…Nars foundations are NOT FULL coverage. I can only wear full coverage so I know that the Nars foundations dont cover everything 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you really don’t mind shelling out the big bucks for some awesome foundation, definitely check out Maestro by Georgio Armani. AMAZING product that’s super lightweight. Armani’s Designer foundation is also excellent – it’s really creamy and comes in a huge spectrum of shades. You don’t need to use a primer with either foundation. Finish off with a light dusting of Laura Mercier’s loose transluscent powder.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@seattlefashionista:  ooh I wanted to try this but my local Nordstrom doesnt carry Armani foundation!

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