(Closed) what foundation do you use?

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Post # 3
2390 posts
Buzzing bee

I use makeupforever HD. It’s pricy, but it gives excellent coverage without looking flaky, and I don’t wear makeup daily anyhow. 

Post # 4
3109 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

i’ve been using bare escentuals for 6 years! love it. it’s a little messy until you get the process down. gives you that barely there very natural look.

Post # 5
2141 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I use Urban Decay Surreal Skin mineral makeup and I love it.

Post # 6
891 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I use Dr Jart bb cream. It’s not a foundation, but it really smooths everything out and the color blends really well on alot of skintones. It only comes in one color though.

Post # 7
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I use Mac Face and Body with a stippling brush during the day, its light and dewey/natural. For night i use Dior Skin, its a bit heavier but gives a gorgeous flawless coverage. Using a stippling brush with both of these gives such a great finish.

Post # 8
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

I had been using Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation (and I still do for special occasions/nighttime wear) but it is heavy. Urban Decay just released their Naked foundation and I’m in love with it. If you use it with the foundation brush they released with it your skin looks flawless and airbrushed!

ETA: As far as foundation coming off on your clothes, do you set it with powder? Try picking up a translucent powder (like MUFE’s Microfinish Powder or Urban Decay’s Razor Sharp Powder, my two faves) and set your foundation with it. You can also try using a setting spray for your makeup, I like Urban Decay’s All Nighter, it keeps my makeup from rubbing or sweating off, which is a huge problem for me because I sweat quite a bit.

Post # 9
1629 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Ooooooh I love this question because I am makeup obsessed!


My favourite foundation ever is Laura Mercier matte. Its pricey though at around $55.00 But it’s worth every dime.


Runner up has to be Bare Minerals powdered foundation.


Third place goes to Make up forever HD foundation


all of these foundations are pretty pricey…


If you want something cheaper, I really like Bourjois 123 perfect foundation.


MAC gives me pimples.


Post # 10
7309 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

An equal parts blend of Smashbox 15 hour moisturizing foundation, Hourglass mineral veil primer, and Cerave moisturizer applied with a foundation brush for nice, sheer but smooth coverage. For heavier coverage I seperate out each step and apply the foundation with a good quality sponge.

My runner-up for foundation is Dior Forever Flawless.

EDIT: My skin is very sensitive, normal-dry, and I prefer a medium coverage formula that is buildable. I’m also wicked pale in the winter, so some lines I rule out because their lightest shade is still too dark or looks yellow for me.

Post # 11
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am a MAC Addict my favorit for the price love it all, personal fave is there Match Master gives me a perfect shade every time 

Post # 12
1327 posts
Bumble bee

I actually dont wear foundation often, just some primer, concealer and powder. But when i do wear foundation it is the maybelline matte mouse foundation.

Post # 13
11231 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Everyday Minerals jojoba foundation, although if you’re looking for more coverage, I’d go with Bare Minerals (but not their brush–EM’s bamboo kabuki brush is way better).

Post # 14
13905 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Clinique Even Better foundation.  I usually don’t like foundations, but I love this one!

Post # 15
2457 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My basic, daily foundation is just covergirl. I know tons of people don’t like it, but honestly, it does just what I need it to. I also have the matching shade in a powder, that helps set it so that it doesn’t come off during the day.

I also use the mister that E.L.F. came out with to set my foundation/power/makeup just to ensure it doesn’t come off on anything.

For the wedding, I used forevermakeup HD and it worked great! That’s my go to make up for things like gigs and going out. 🙂

Post # 16
789 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I use Yaby & Graftobain, they are pro brands I have for my makeup kit. For drug store I like some Revlon and L’Oreal.

Im anti MAC they have gone down hill over the years, gone really cheap, and they do shady practices in the industry to other makeup artists. Their makeup is too gimmicky IMO. I do love a red lipstick they make though, its Perfect for when I do pinup looks, a good red can be hard to find…

I do like BE but its too heavy of a coverage for my taste and its looks terrible in photos.

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