Post # 1
Hey ladies…I have been using bare minerals powder foundation for about a year now. Before that, I really only wore concealer, but feel like my face has more spots on it, just from aging, or whatever. However, I feel like the powder makes my pores appear larger, so wondering if it’s just my skin, or if others have felt this way? Wondering if a liquid foundation might be better!
What liquid foundations do you use, and why do you use those instead of powder foundations?
Also, what brand of bronzers do you use? I tan easy and was told a bronzer would help with my skin tone.
Post # 3
Maybe start using a foundation primer before you put on your Bare Minerals. It helps the powder glide over your pores rather than sink into them. It will also make your foundation last longer. I like Smashbox and Makeup Forever’s primers, but Bare Minerals has one too.
Otherwise, if you’re just sick of powder foundation all together a few that I like are Revlon’s ColorStay (affordable) and Chanel (expensive). Definitely get a good foundation brush. My favorite one is only $10 and I use it EVERY DAY. I love it! http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3220083′ defer=’defer
I use liquid over powder because it’s less messy and it lasts longer on me.
As for bronzer brands I like Tarte, Nars, and Bare Minerals “Warmth”. I like MAC too, but I feel like it gets used up faster than the other brands I listed.
Post # 4
@6598731ssfse3: I actually do use a primer. Several bees recommended Monistat chafing gel so I’ve been using that but I can still see my pores pretty easily. It’s just ones on my cheeks basically, b/c that’s where I probably apply the most make up..blush etc
You use a brush to put on liquid foundation?
I have the Bare Minerals “warmth” and like it but was looking for something with a little more coverage? I feel like the warmth doesnt’ go on very evenly but maybe it’s the way I’m applying it?
Post # 5
cherrycoke – Yep I started using a brush about 2 years ago. Some women like using their fingers or a sponge but for me a brush (specifically the brush I recommended above) gives me more even coverage/less streaks, I don’t use as much product as I would applying with fingers, and my makeup has an “airbrushed” finish.
It may take some time to get used to and a few different brushes until you find one right for you though. I went through at least 10 different styles of brushes before I found the one I use now. But once you find a technique that’s good for your skin condition it’s like the clouds open up and angels sing lol!
I would definitely suggest using Tarte’s bronzer if Warmth isn’t working for you. I’ve been using it all summer this year and I really like it!