(Closed) Good Full Coverage/Non-Cakey Foundation Recs

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

No problem! ๐Ÿ™‚

Beauty counter people stress me out. I rarely ever have a good experience– it always feels like they’re trying to push products on me. For instance, when I was 19, a woman at one of the counters at NM tried to convince me that I needed this $300 eye wrinkle cream. I was 19.

 

19.

 

 

Ridiculous.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I second scissors’ recommendation…  I’ve been using Makeup Forever HD for several months.  It’s the best liquid makeup I’ve ever used!  Their concealer is also awesome. 

Post # 7
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104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

For full coverage I like Eve Pearl HD Dual Foundation, but it is a little pricy. MUFE HD is a great, and more easily accessable brand that EP, though.

Post # 10
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m not sure what kind of foundation you’ve been using but Bare Escentuals (Bare Minerals) has come out with a new matte foundation that covers sooooooo much better than the spf ones, doesn’t become sparkly or shiny or lighter in pictures. My mom got hers first and used it on me, then I got my makeup done at the Bare Escentuals botique in The Galleria in STL (which I didn’t know existed until I walked by trying to find Sephora!) She used it on me and I didn’t know my face could be so clear!

Hah, I just realized that I probably sound like a rep or something for BE, I swear I’m not, I have just fell in love with their products over the past couple of years.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

It’s always a good idea to have a list of foundations you want to try in case the one you look at just doesn’t feel right on your skin and doesn’t give you the coverage you want.

Armani, Estee Lauder, MUFE, Smashbox & Guerlain are known to have long-lasting foundations. If you are pressed for time, you could just go to those counters and tell the sales rep your skin type and what you need.  If they don’t seem like they know what they are talking about, just go to the next counter.  I’ve always been intimidated by sales associates too, as they are pressured to meet their sales target to keep their jobs.  I always try to just tell myself that it’s just their job, and nothing personal! What also helps is to be firm: “I don’t need this, I have a product I’m using similar that’s been working for me.”  The most they can say after that is: “well this is a great product, when you run out keep this in mind” ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyways I digress a little! If you have some time to take a break from wedding planning/prep, it’ll def. help to browse this website. You can search foundations according to your skin concerns and needs.  Of course it is subjective, but if 300 people say the foundation is soso and not worth the price, perhaps it’s something to consider! ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

http://makeupalley.com/

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

LOVE MAC Studio Fix!  It’s a powder compact and you can go heavy with the pad that comes with it or ligher with a big brush. 

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