(Closed) Ladies, what kind of foundation/base do you use?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4546 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I use Mary Kay’s mineral powder and I love it! Sometimes I’ll use a liquid base if I want to get really dressy but I love the mineral powder because it’s quick, easy, looks great, and doesn’t look to heavy. It’s not cheap but it lasts for a loooooong time!

Post # 4
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I tired Bare Minerals, but I didn’t think it covered enough. I use Revlon, and love it. If they ever discontinued it or changed it, I would die.

Post # 5
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I use Bobbi Brown. I used to get the drug store stuff but had trouble knowing what to use also. The Bobbi Brown consultants are SO good about doing your makeup and showing you what works and how to use it! They have a great tinted moisterizer that I love!

Post # 6
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I used Bare Minerals back in the day, but I have dry skin and it wasn’t good for my skin type. I switched to Estee Lauder double wear a year ago and love it.

Post # 7
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m a huge fan of MAC Studiofix (in the compact, not the liquid).  For long days, being outside, special events, etc I wear Smashbox Photo Finish primer underneath.  I’m not a huge fan of the MAC concealer though, I use a click pen from Clinique.

Post # 8
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I love L’Oreal True Match foundation.  I had a makeup artist use it on my 5 years ago and I immediately went out and purchased it.  Very light weight.

Post # 9
617 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I use Guerlain Lingerie foundation and it was like $40…steep but it was the only foundation I ever found that matched my skin perfectly.  I always used to use covergirl or almay and no matter what I couldn’t get it to look flawless.  I love bare minerals too and plan to buy their veil makeup to go over the foundation.

Post # 10
226 posts
Helper bee

I used bare minerals and liked it okay.  I recently switched to Neutrogena healthy skin liquid foundation and I REALLY like it.  It’s my favorite.  Great coverage, good price, and I really feel like my skin looks better if I’ve been wearing it.  I have oily skin though, so it may depend on your skin type!

Post # 11
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

usually bare minerals isn’t suggested for photographs so I would stay away from that. Good for everyday but not on your most photographed day. I use Makeup forever HD and I really like it. Smashbox foundation is really good too and made for taking photographs. MAC’s foundation is also made for photographs but it causes some people to break out.

Post # 12
2465 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

i started using makeup forever’s hd liquid make up right before my wedding (i got a make over at sephora to check out products because i couldn’t get my make up trial until the week before the wedding and wanted to make sure i had options…), and i LOVE it. i have really dry skin, and it’s really liquidy so looks totally natural and keeps me moisturized. i used to use clinique’s super moisture foundation, but the make up forever kind looks so much more natural on me

Post # 13
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@lilybee: hah! i just did the opposite and switched from neutragena healthy skin to bare minerals. :] the neutragena was making me really oily and blotchy by the end of the workday and i don’t even have oily skin! my skin is pretty clear in general so i decided to give bare minerals a try (i’ve only used liquid in the past) and i really like it. it covers nicely (like i said, i don’t need to cover, just to even and FH doesn’t like when i wear a lot of makeup for some reason) and when i get home from work and take a peek in the mirror i’m still like “daaaaamn! lookin’ good!” haha. so yeah, it just depends! i think i’m going to try laura mercier’s mineral powder next (what i had intended on getting in the first place) because i hear it pairs well with the Bridesmaid or Best Man brushes.

Post # 14
1641 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I used Bare Minerals for awhile and loved it. Then…my skin started getting a little older, a bit more hormonal….so I switched to Tarte. I have been happy with Tarte, it has sunscreen, costs about $35 but will last me about six months or so.

Post # 15
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I  use Jane Irdale powder foundation, it’s awesome.  It’s rather pricey, but in my opinion you tend get what you pay for in some cosmetics, foundation being one of them.  I’ve tried everything and this one is definitely the best so far. 

I also wear DHC primer underneath.  They’ve also got an awesome skincare line. 

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