Your foundation of choice?

What is your go to tried and tested foundation?


 


I sam looking for one that will even out skin tone due to scars and not look like I am wearing it.


 


Any suggestions? Please only suggest something if you have actually used it!


Thanks!

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 10:48 am
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I use Bobbi Brown and I love it! It's specifically formulated for sensitive skin and you can't even tell you're wearing it. I'm the girl who breaks out with anything and everything, and I absolutely swear by this foundation!


Go to Nordstrom's and have them put it on you, you'll love it. It's a bit expensive ($26 I think?) but those last you at least a year.


They also allow you to return it if you're not happy or if you need a different color :)

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 10:54 am
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I agree with@ ridegrl1 Bobbie Brown is really good.
Posted on April 19, 2012 at 11:41 am
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Good post!!! I am interested in knowing as well!

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 11:42 am
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I use bare minerals and I love it!!!!
Posted on April 19, 2012 at 11:51 am
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I invested in Make Up Forever HD. (A lot of girls on here were raving about it (and also on YouTube)). It's good if you're looking for something that will give you an airbrush kind of look.  It's pretty pricey though.  But it will last you a long time. Also, for deeper scars, you should consider investing in a good concealer as well. :)  I like the Bobbi Brown concealers.


Also, you can always go to Sephora and try out a bunch. You can even buy one and return it if you don't like it. :)

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 12:14 pm
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When I wear make up I wear Bare Minerals but I may actually switch when I'm out.


I love Bare Minerals because it's light and it doesn't feel like you're wearing make up. It allows your pores to breathe - but it does have light reflecting materials in it - so if you're inquiring about everyday wear, it's great! For anything involving photos - forget it! You'll end up washed out.

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 12:23 pm
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Thanks all!


 


I am looking more for one that is going to help improve my skin while i wear it. I think Clinique has one.


 


 

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm
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I recommend the MUFE HD Foundation. And as SanFran suggested, you could invest in a good concealer. I would recommend Laura Mercier or Dermablend (not sure if you can get that where you live).

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm
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I will look into these thanks!

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm
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I haven't tried any because the shades never match up with my skintone, but if you're looking for something that has skincare benefits, you can look into BB creams.  Skin79 has gotten good reviews (the gold, pink, and orange package ones), but beware that the shades tend to have a greycast.  Since I have a warmer undertone, it really wouldn't work for me.  You can check out YouTube for some live swatches and reviews.


Neutrogena also has some foundations that have some skincare benefits.  But I also haven't tried those.

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 1:01 pm
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What foundation looks good may be determined by your skintype.


I have normal/combo skin, with hyperpigmentation and redness to cover, so I like something with good coverage. I've been rotating 3 foundations daily.


Make Up For Ever HD Foundation- (Drugstore Dupe: Revlon Photo Ready Foundation) This has medium coverage, and has a satin finish. You can build the coverage of this foundation to cover up discoloration. I would use a concealer as well. The MUFE has better coverage than the Revlon, but the Revlon is about $30 cheaper. 


Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour Fuller Coverage Foundation- This is a full coverage foudation, but it doesn't feel heavy on my skin. This has a matte finish.

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm
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I also like the Make Up Forever HD!!  It is pricey, but it's the best I have found :)

Posted on April 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm
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I just started using the bb cream from Smashbox....tried Bare Minerals...hated it....settles into pores and makes them look HUGE! Not to mention looking gray in photos!
Posted on April 19, 2012 at 6:03 pm
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Just as SanFran said my foundation of choice is also MUFE HD foundation!  If you look at the reviews on Sephora, this is enough to already understand how amazing this foundation is. It's the number one traditional foundation that I would use on my bridal clients because: 



  • Medium to full coverage- it's completely buildable

  • light weight 

  • Many shades to choose from (one of the toughest things about foundations is not being able to get the right shade, some amazing brands, such as HourGlass have a wonderful formulation for their foundation, however, they only have about 8 shades, making it difficult to cater to everyone's needs) 

  • Cost Efficient:  $40 may seem steep, but this foundation will last a long time and comes in an easy to use and clean up pumped bottle 

  • Best Seller- it's been tested and used by 1000s of people and I really just can't compain!  


I swear, I don't work for MUFE LOL :) but I do LOVEEEE this foundation! 

For concealer, I also recommend trying the MUFE full cover concealer! This is light weight and also WATER resistent and it is truly full cover! For something a bit lighter Laura Mercier has a Secret Camoflauge kit that also includes powder :)!
Posted on June 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm
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i use revlon colorstay and mac studio fix

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 2:57 am
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I have the same needs as you do: I have acne scaring that I need to mask without looking, well, masked.


I just Mac Studio Sculpt SPF 15.


When I wear it, it keeps on for a good 6-8 hours albeit the powder needs a little top up. Underneath that I'm using Mac's prep & prime silicone base, which helps keep the foundation in place. On top I'm using Mac's translucent powder, which REALLY fixes the foundation.


HTH Xx

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 3:16 am
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Bare Minerals is awesome. I have some that I use for special occassions and to me, it stands the test of time. MAC is my everyday makeup, it has great coverage.

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 7:17 am
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Bella Terra 100% mineral.. flawless look. I love it but its pricey.

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 6:36 am
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am using bare minerals.

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 6:46 am
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Mac studio fix and for light coverage and to go bit cheaper drugstore revlon color stay!!

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 5:43 pm

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