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Old 04-07-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
 
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I don't wear foundation very often but when I do, it never lasts long. Even if I set it with powder. I usually wear foundation when I'm at work (fast paced retail environment). My face ends up getting all sweaty and my make up melts off. I can't realistically be reapplying my make up at work as there isn't any downtime for me to run off to the bathroom to reapply without anyone noticing.

Any advice on what I can do?
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
 
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Use a water-resistant foundation. Make Up For Ever's face and body foundation is pretty tenacious.

Also, I wouldn't bother putting foundation on the parts of my face that sweat the most (like your forehead). It's just going to drip off.
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
 
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Thanks.
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You could give Revlon ColorStay for Oily Skin a try It's long-lasting
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You could give Revlon ColorStay for Oily Skin a try It's long-lasting
This. I wore it while walking around all day in a high humidity and hot-as-h**** city and it never moved. Even when I wiped or blotted my face. And it comes in lots of shades! (at least for a drugstore brand)
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Thanks! Revlon is way more affordable than Make Up Forever, and it's available on land (I don't have a Sephora nearby). Is this stuff liquid, powder-cream hybrid, or a powder?
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My great-grandmother taught me a trick a long time ago...cornstarch. I used it all the time when I played sports during high school and college. It works great and is super cheap.

Simply apply the cornstarch around your hairline very lightly with a makeup brush. Work it in really well and blot with a cotton ball. Cornstarch helps absorb sweat; keeps it from running down your forehead. You can also use it as a setting powder for your foundation. It helps control oil too.


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Old 04-26-2012, 09:56 AM   #8
 
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I wonder if it would be too light for my skin?
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You can always mix cornstarch with a little pressed powder or loose powder to darken the color. If you prefer natural ingredients, you can mix cornstarch with unsweetened cocoa powder until you achieve the color you want. You can also mix in cinnamon or nutmeg. They help with acne. The ladies from the early 1920's were very crafty. My great-grandmother made her own makeup until she passed. She made the best lipstick!


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Old 04-26-2012, 08:22 PM   #10
 
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I might try that once I'm out of my current loose powder.

I did buy the Colorstay foundation today. I did not buy the liquid formula, as reviews online said it was very full coverage. I only use foundation to give my skin a more even look, I don't actually need to cover anything. So, I bought the Aqua mineral foundation powder. It happened to come with a bonus blush AND it was 50% off, so it was a wayyy better deal. I wore it today to work. Fantastic. The right amount of coverage I need and it mattified my skin all day.
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Thanks! Revlon is way more affordable than Make Up Forever, and it's available on land (I don't have a Sephora nearby). Is this stuff liquid, powder-cream hybrid, or a powder?
The one I use a liquid but I think there is a powder version as well. I mix it was sunscreen to make it a little sheer (and get more sun protection!)
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:23 AM   #12
 
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The powder version is an awesome foundation for my needs! It blends like a liquid. Cosmetic science is cool! (LOL)
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