(Closed) Foundation Question! Please Help!

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
2848 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I used Estee Lauder Double Wear light.  It does not have SPF, it is oil free, and my makeup artist said she uses it on all her brides. 

Post # 3
1465 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

chelseakayd:  I too have oily skin. My make up artist recommended Makeup Forever High Definition Foundation. Does not look oily at all… after wearing it I actually felt like my skin was less oily than usual. Also used Bare Mineral primer under it and really my Revlon powder on top is fine, they tried to sell me the High Definition powder at Sephora, but not necessary. I highly recommend!

Post # 5
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

What are you trying to conceal? I use 2 different concealers, depending on my needs. For the dark under eye circles that never go away, I swear by Benefit Fake-Up. For blemishes, Amazing concealer and Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage both work well for me. They are both thick, creamy, and blendable. Laura Mercier’s concealers really go on best with her concealer brush.

I wore Smashbox 16 hour moisturizing foundation on my wedding day. It does have SPF in it, but it photographed well anyway and stayed put all day long. I thought I had “oily” skin and should avoid anything with the word “moisturizing” in its name. But it turned out that my skin was actually dry and was overproducing oil to try and compensate for it. I seriously gave the Sephora rep the stink eye when she suggested that I take a sample of the Smashbox and give it a chance. But it turned out that she hit the nail on the head. Go figure. Anyway, my product list, for what it’s worth, was CeraVe moisturizer (start with a good base), a spritz of Urban Decay De-Slick, NARS skin smoothing prep primer, Smashbox foundation, LM concealer, all my other stuff (eyes, cheeks, etc.), a layer of Tarte clay setting powder, and another spritz of De-Slick to lock everything in place.

You can see photos here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/our-intimate-elegant-lovely-affair-teaser-pics/#axzz35CDJdAd5 and here http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/day-after-photo-shoot-pic-heavy/#axzz35CDJdAd5

Post # 6
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

i have oily skin and i use the urban decay naked skin weightless ultra definition liquid foundation. i love it because it is long lasting and my face hardly gets oily.

Post # 7
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

MakeUp Forever HD made me look like giant oil slick and my skin isn’t extremely oily. I would sample it before purchasing. It felt like it slid right off my face. I would recommend Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick. It’s amazing. I set it with a setting powder on my t-zone and I’m good to go. I would also recommend Estee Lauder Light as well. I will attach a picture with my wedding makeup so you can see how well it photographs.  Oh and I used BB Foundation stick on this picture. 

Post # 8
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

MUFE HD isn’t good for oily skin. I would use Kat Von D, MUFE Matte, Estée Lauder Double wear, or the Hourglass one.

Post # 10
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

I have super oily skin and I use Makeup Forever Matte foundation.  It was a godsend.  

Post # 11
378 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

chelseakayd:  I have an oily t zone.  My favorite foundation I’ve tried is revlon colorstay.  I’ve used the MUFE HD foundation and while I like how it goes on.. It makes me oily and doesn’t last as long.  I’ve also used the Kate Von d foundation, but it’s a little thicker and looks cakey on me.  I use it pretty thin too, and I have acne to cover.  Still like the revlon best!  I’ve heard good things about the Estée Lauder double wear, but I watched a bunch of youtube videos comparing the two (Estée and revlon) and most couldn’t tell the difference.  So why not get the one that costs $10 instead of $40.  I’ve also heard good things about covergirl 3 in 1 foundation For oily skin.  Don’t forget a nice setting powder!  I like translucent powders.  I second the urban decay de slick setting spray!  Love that stuff.

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Post # 13
1984 posts
Buzzing bee

I have oily skin. And I used Make Up Forever’s HD foundation. I love it. It’s dark though, because I tanned for my wedding. I should be able to wear it again at some point in the summer. But I say it’s worth it. A little goes a long way.

Post # 14
1772 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

These products in this order keep me from ever being shiny or oily and I never have to blot or re-powder even after 12 hours: 

-milk of magnesium

-smashbox photofinish primer (or monistat chafing relief powder gel- same thing but cheaper)

-hourglass immaculate liquid powder foundation (by itself or on top of a thin layer of kat von d lock it foundation). Lock it is pricey but very pigmented so you need 8 times less foundation each time as compared to other foundations

– concealers: nars or I use some of the lock it

-Ben nye banana powder as setting Powder

-hourglass ambient lighting powders in dim, mood, and luminous to give me a photoshopped look

Post # 15
2510 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’d just go to a Sephora and try stuff out.  What works well from girl to girl varies a lot by skin type.  I was surprised to find many high praised products on here to not give me a good look- some even caused allergic reactions.  It is really easy to waste a lot of money buying new products to try (especially for a wedding- I did some of that too), so why not sample a bunch of things to make sure you really like a product before you purchase. 

Also- there is nothing wrong with some drug store makeup.  Sometimes it is just as good as high end (other times it is not).  I love a primer and mascara by L’oreal, and a blush by Maybelene more than anything I’ve found high end.  I’ve never tried Revlon Colorstay but I’ve heard amazing things about that one too. 

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