Post # 1
Hello bees! Calling all Make up Mavens 😊. I’m in the market for a new foundation. I’ve been using Estée Lauder double wear foundation for the past couple of years and have always really like it! I rarely wear a heavy liquid foundation in the summer months as I tend to be tan and need it much less (my main issue is redness) and as I’ve been easing back into daily foundation wear im just finding the Estée Lauder to be a bit drying and heavy feeling for me thee days. So, I’m in the hunt for a great medium coverage foundation that suits sensitive, dry but somewhat break out prone skin. Any suggestions?! I don’t really want to spend anymore per bottle than I’m spending now (so under $50).
Post # 2
NARS Radiant Foundation
Loreal Pro Glow
^these are two I use in your budget. I also prefer medium coverage and have skin on the dry side. Neither has fragrance so should hopefully suit sensitive skin. I really like both of them! Loreal one is more glowy and slightly less coverage. It has a very thin consistency. NARS one has more coverage and is more of a natural finish. You need very little! One pump is enough for me for an average day.
Post # 3
Maskcara HAC (Highlight and countour) make up! You can find an artist that sells it online or PM me for my artists name. Each tin is only $14 and they color match you for free. Each tin of the “foundation” lasts 3-4 months. I have redness too and this is yellow based so it hides the redness
Post # 4
abeeinlove : I absolutely ADORE the Vanish stick foundation by Hourglass. It is AMAZEBALLZ.
I also really really like the Georgio Armani foundation, however that one is really sheer and a littel pricey. I havent tried it myself, but I’ve heard loads of amazing things about the Born this Way foundation from Too Faced as well.
If you are looking for heavy coverage, go for the Vanish Stick by hourglass, if you want soemthing more buildable, I would go with the Born this way by Too Faced. 🙂
Got my knowledge from being a sephora rouge member for the last 3 years. I’m too glam to give a damn! 🙂
Post # 5
I’m a huge fan of going to Sephora and having them help you find a new foundation because I think it’s a very individual thing and at least for my skin, not every brand/line has one that is the exact right shade. It’s slightly over your budget but I love Hourglass Illusion Hyaluronic skin tint. For me the coverage strikes the right balance of making my skin look better without looking overly made up. I also really love Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer and CoverFX Custom Cover drops because you can easily change the amount of coverage and mix it with whatever feels best for the season (I do lighter gel cream in the summer and thicker creams in the winter).
Post # 6
Estee Lauder double wear it my all time favorite too! I mix it with a pump of the nars natural radiant longwear foundation! it helps bring some moisture into the double wear. ;]
Post # 7
Too Faced born this way sounds like it might suit you! It’s a good medium coverage and the best liquid foundation I’ve found for my sensitive, acne prone, combination skin. It’s lovely and hydrating for dry skin but doesn’t slide off my face either, and the finish is so lovely and natural.
IT Cosmetics CC cream is great too (I’m just too pale for the lightest shade sadly), it’s like a foundation in that it’s medium coverage but it also has so many awesome skin care benefits and spf so perfect for summer 🙂
Both of those are about $60 in Australia so I’m going to assume they’re well under your budget if you’re in the US, as Australia is insanely expensive when it comes to makeup 🙁 lol
I definitely recommend trying to get samples of different foundations if you can, as everyone is so different! Nars Sheer Glow is massively popular for example, yet on me it’s too drying and starts looking awful after a couple of hours. It might be great for you though. You just never know!
Post # 8
I personally use IT Cosmetics CC cream and love it, but I don’t have sensitive skin so I can’t judge that. However, I’ve heard excellent things about Tarte Rainforest of the Sea foundation.
Post # 9
I agree with going to sephora and asking them for advice. You can get samples to try out before you decide on one. I love my Fenty foundation but its matte so it can be drying if you already have dry skin
Post # 10
Sephora is great. I wanted all natural, vegan makeup and went with Tarte. They have fantastic foundations. I love the Amazonian Clay foundation. It’s full coverage without being heavy and lasts all day.
Post # 11
I use Bare Minerals! It’s a powder foundation but I was surprised at the coverage. I have blemishes and redness too but it hides it really well! It doesn’t dry my skin out either.
Post # 12
I love Giorgio Armani luminous silk. They have a good color range and nothing has matched my skin like this. I always get compliments my skin tends to be dry occasional breakouts and it works with this foundation. Definitely go to Nordstrom or Sephora get a sample.
Post # 13
cmm067 : I second bareMinerals!
I also have somewhat sensitive skin and it’s wonderful. Doesn’t break me out, covers redness and everything really well but it looks super natural. The trick to it is buff it in a lot! The more you buff, the more natural it looks and it doesn’t look powdery or anything. It’s also way under your budget 🙂
Post # 14
I will say that I used bare escentuals/minerals for years and loved it. Every now and again I consider going back but I’m pretty happy with IT Cosmetics at the moment. However, I didnt recommend it because of the note regarding sensitive skin. Bare Minerals (as well as many mineral powder foundations) contains bismuth oxychloride, which is an ingredient that some react to. It personally has never bothered me, but I read enough makeup reviews and blogs to know that some people find it problematic. And I haven’t really followed that makeup line in a number of years so it is possible they have come out with a formulation that doesn’t contain bismuth oxychloride since I stopped using them, but as of last year they still were in their original line. You will want to look at the ingredient list carefully if you go with them, unless you already know you aren’t sensitive to it.
Post # 15
Thank you ladies! I went with too faced born this way!