(Closed) What foundation is that best for Asian skin?

posted 13 years ago in East Asian
Post # 17
112 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2021

I’m Chinese with very delicate and sensitive skin (w/excema) and I swear by Bare Escentuals/Minerals for the everyday.  I do notice you HAVE to pick the right shade.  They have ones with pink undertones and ones with yellow undertones.  Even though my skin is seriously dry – Bridesmaid or Best Man actually helps keep the moisture in. 

For any heavier or more even coverage, I have found Stila, Shu Uemura, and Chanel to be very good matches.  

Can you go to a make-up counter to get your makeup done early in the morning?  Chanel does a great job and only requires (I think) $50 purchase. 

Post # 18
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I am Korean with lighter (definite yellow undertones), super dry skin. I used to really like Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer for everyday looks and now I use Vincent Longo’s water canvas creme to powder foundation. It has great coverage and feels so refreshing all day. When you put it on, it literally feels liks water on your skin and blends in incredibly. I rarely ever have to retouch and i get tons of compliments on how glowing my skin looks. I use bobbie brown concealer and nu skin loose powder (which works WONDERS). A note about SKII – I have heard some really horrible things about the long term effects (from friends in the make-up and skin care industry). Plus,a lot of the ones they sell for sale in individual boutiques in and around los angeles are usually expired. Check the date before you purchase! Sephora sells vincent longo if you are interested! good luck!

Post # 19
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Some suggestions:

If you find you aren’t getting enough coverage, try a few things:

  • Use a damp sponge and "pat" to blend in your foundation instead of swiping with it or blending with your fingers. You’ll be surprised how much more coverage this offers you.
  • Try using a foundation brush and do small circular motions to blend it in.
  • Make sure your skin is sufficiently moisturized and exfoliated, whether chemically or mechanically. Skin that’s dry and/or flaky won’t take anything on it well, especially if you want coverage. It doesn’t look good, either.

Post # 21
20 posts
  • Wedding: April 2009

I love the foundation from Armani!  Def. give it a try!  makes ur skin look great!

Post # 22
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I am Taiwanese, and have very sensitive, oily but also dry, skin.  I definitely also love Bare Escentuals.  To find the right color, I went to Sephora(where they sell the brand) and asked one of the consultants there to give me a makeup trial session with them.  They were able to put the color on me to match it, then suggest possible color combos.  They can even put it on your face to let you see the final result before you buy.

Just remember to make an appointment with them, and talk to them about any cost up front. If you’re not asking for an actual full makeup application, they usually just say that you might have to purchase the products(or portions of them) when you’re done.

Another tip: if you have a picture of the kind of makeup you DO like(find one of an Asian woman), you can bring it with you and show it to the person you’re considering.  If they’re any good, they should be able to match it for you!

One thing though: no matter which makeup you choose, make sure you take care of your skin before the big day.  No makeup can completely cover sunburns, acne, or redness(from chemical peels, etc.).   

Good luck!

Post # 23
1 posts

i’m korean and i always go to shiseido, hands down! coverage varies depending on product, but for your dry skin I’d recommend Hydro-Liquid Compact Foundation.

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