(Closed) Recommend your foundation/base

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

I really like Bare Minerals; it isn’t always the greatest for dry skin because you are using a brush to apply everything and it could be a little harsh (because of the brushing, not the makeup), but I find that if I moisturize well right before I apply the makeup, it’s fine. My skin is a lot less oily throughout the day than it was when I wore liquid foundation, and Bare Minerals is really lightweight — it feels like you have nothing on.  It is very gentle on sensitive skin like mine, which is a huge plus.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I have very fair skin (I mean like I love SPF 60), and I use Mary Kay medium weight- the foundation is only like $20 per bottle, and not only a steal but is AMAZING. I used to break out when I used any foundation more than two days in a row- clinique, estee lauder, mac, you name it, but I haven’t had break outs since using the Mary Kay and I wear it almost every day now.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Avoid anything with SPF in it if you are thinking of using it for your wedding day. It doesn’t photograph as well.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I use Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Mousse.  I have very dry skin but I moisturize before putting this on and it’s great.  I rarely wear makeup so when I do, I want something light that looks totally natural, and this fits the bill.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

Thanks for the heads up on that no SPF JCM- My daily doesn’t have the spf, but I usually layer it on (like 30 for normal day usage for here in FL). I just hope it’s not a super super sunny day on my wedding day (beach!).

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

I second the Mary Kay medium coverage foundation – I also have slightly dry and very fair skin.  I’ve been using it for years, and it is GREAT!  What I love: holds up well, goes on smoothly, doesn’t dry out my skin, I can layer moisturizer/sunscreen under it, and it doesn’t come off on my clothes like others do.

Be aware, though, when you first switch it may take your skin a few days to adjust.  I had that problem when I switched away from it for a while and then switched back.

P.S. I always get compliments on how wonderful my natural complexion is – no one can tell that I wear foundation!  People always think it’s natural when I wear this stuff.  I LOVE IT! 

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I’ve been using Prescriptives Virtual Fresh for a year maybe. I’ve been using Prescriptives for a few years, but this newest formula is the most lightweight foundation I’ve ever had. Also, since you are fair, some Prescriptives counters do custom-blend foundations (which is what I have because I’m too fair even for their lightest shade.) Their foundations will run you $32 a bottle…kind of steep, but well worth it I think.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I use Pur minerals for my foundation.  I tried to go with Bare Escentials, but their lightest shade was too dark for my fair skin.  Since I’ve been using the mineral foundation, which has been for a little over a month now, I’ve noticed less breakouts.  I use a primer, too, so it lasts for most of the day.  

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I just started using Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer followed by Bare Escentuals loose powder foundation over it–so far I love it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

i’ve been using prescriptives virtual skin and it’s great!  i also love giorgio armani’s (a little pricier) as well.

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I use Laura Mercier foundation primer for oily skin (it’s fabulous), followed by a VERY light layer of Laura Mercier cream foundation (I put it on with a brush), and then Mineral Veil by Bare Escentuals. It’s a winning combo. Stays put all day, looks glowy, doesn’t get oily, doesn’t change color on me, and doesn’t look mask-y.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have dry/fair skin and like the natural, slightly dewy look. my skin is actually so dry that I use la mer creme for my moisturizer. I don’t use foundation everyday, but when I do I use Vincent Longo’s water canvas creme to powder foundation and apply it witha foundation brush. It really isn’t like a foundation at all, actually. It feels spongy to the touch and is very moisturizing… but goes on very smooth and with just the right amount of coverage. 4 of my gfs ad my sisters have all started using it after I introduced them to it. They used to all use Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer after I intro’d them to that, but we all amde the switch! 🙂 I used the tinted foundation for 3 years and finally made a switch, that is how much I LOVE this vincent longo stuff! 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I just had to add that I am a huge fan of Bare Minerals/Bare Escentuals as well.  I’ve converted so many of my friends.  I have very dry skin, excema, and severe allergies.  The fact that I can use this everyday and my skin feels good with it on is a huge plus. 

For the wedding day though, I am sure the makeup artist will use something with more endurance.  I am quite intersted in the airbrushed foundation – it looks so natural!

 

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