Agh, powder?

I discovered today that my powder no longer matches my skintone.
Despite the fact that it is summer, I think I somehow became paler.

Right now I have the lightest shade Clinique offers and it makes me look rather orange. Not very attractive..

I've heard a lot about Meow Cosmetics [or something to that effect...], that they have a very wide range of skintone choices. Anyone want to give me an idea what skintone I would be considered? I'm awful with such things, I'm not make-up savvy.
I know I have a lot of pink undertones, actually they're more overtones.
Meowcosmetics.com has a forum. Post a close-up picture of yours face and neck (taken in full daylight without makeup on), and you'll get suggestions of what colors to try. Then try some samples.
I'm a pale girl and have found that surprisingly, Cover Girl has the palest foundations. I never really found a Clinique foundation that matched. I was too pale.

Um...another more expensive (but totally worth it) alternative is MAC. They have a very broad spectrum of shades and the upside is the makeup artists will match the shade for you. I think MAC is a very worthwhile investment.
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Did covergirl irritate your skin? I have bad luck with drugstore powders, I have very sensitive skin. I know after I came home from the MAC counter a few years ago it felt like I'd gotten a horrible sunburn.

If my face would clear up, I wouldn't even need to bother with this.
I recently went through this with my mineral powder foundation. I find that getting samples from a line in several different shades is very helpful. I need to try a color with different colored clothes, see myself in different lights, on different days... before I know I found the right foundation color. Trying a shade once never cuts it for me.

I have worn Jane Iredale for years and love it. Recently had eye surgery and realized I looked really pale with the color I was using, so I got JI samples and changed shades in both the pressed and loose powders.
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Did covergirl irritate your skin? I have bad luck with drugstore powders, I have very sensitive skin. I know after I came home from the MAC counter a few years ago it felt like I'd gotten a horrible sunburn.

If my face would clear up, I wouldn't even need to bother with this.
Originally Posted by Annarie101
Cover Girl did not irritate my skin, but I don't have extremely sensitive skin. I do use mineral makeup and had really good luck with Aromaleigh Cosmetics. You can purchase samples for like $2 a bag and the bags have quite a bit of powder in them.

I really really like the Aromaleigh. I'm just using Mary Kay because my sister placed an order. I like the Aromaleigh better. And it is made for extremely sensitive skin.
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This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
I'll have to look into both of those. Thank you. =]

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