Post # 17
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
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
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 # 20
Thanks so much ladies~ So many great suggestions…..I am going to practice since that’s what makes perfect right? Chanel, Giorgio, LeClerc, Laura Mercier…are all great companies….so i will go to Saks and try em out!! Thanks for the nu-skin recommendation Pancy! never heard of it so I will look into it~
Post # 21
I love the foundation from Armani! Def. give it a try! makes ur skin look great!
Post # 22
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.).
Post # 23
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.