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Old 03-10-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
 
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As I get older, I find that my concealer isn't quite enough on its own anymore.

I have the Bare Minerals which I like a lot, but I really want something liquid that I can swipe on quickly in the mornings, and not worry about swirling, tapping, and brushing.

My skin is severely dry and sensitive also. So dry that I use regular Cerave lotion as a facial wash and the Cerave cream as a moisturizer. I just need enough coverage to even out my skin tone.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm trying to buy something today so I hope this gets some responses...
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:26 PM   #2
 
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Are you looking for a full foundation or just a concealer?

I have tried so many and always go back to the Revlon stick. It's about $10 and I keep a few shades just depending on my skin.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:38 PM   #3
 
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I like smashbox photo finish concealer, benefit boing, benefit erase paste. Ulta has a small sample size benefit boing that comes with their lemon aid (for eyelids) in a small compact for $12


http://m.ulta.com/mt/www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?skuId=2242664&productId=xlsImppr od4370849&navAction=push&navCount=1&categoryId=cat 40006%20cat80024&un_jtt_redirect

For foundation, I used bare minerals for years but recently switched to clinique even better foundation. My skin is very sensitive and dry, too.

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Are you West coast? Otherwise I assume most malls are closed now, so you're looking at drug store products? What about mixing Black Opal or Black Radiance stick foundation with your moisturizer? The color range is good, it's an economical brand and you should be able to adjust the coverage by using more/less moisturizer where needed.
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:27 PM   #5
 
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Looking for foundation, not concealer

I was looking for something possibly liquid so I could just put it on and not worry about opening jars of powder and stuff. If I had to put it on at work, it'd be a lot easier than the Bare Minerals.

My facial skin is really, really REALLY dry and prone to flaking (also have seborrheic dermatitis) so whatever I get has to be very moisturizing.

Sorry it took so long to come back...

Where are Black Opal and Black Radiance products sold? Can I find them in Ulta? Walgreens?

Thanks!!!
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Looking for foundation, not concealer

I was looking for something possibly liquid so I could just put it on and not worry about opening jars of powder and stuff. If I had to put it on at work, it'd be a lot easier than the Bare Minerals.

My facial skin is really, really REALLY dry and prone to flaking (also have seborrheic dermatitis) so whatever I get has to be very moisturizing.

Sorry it took so long to come back...

Where are Black Opal and Black Radiance products sold? Can I find them in Ulta? Walgreens?

Thanks!!!
I get them at Walmart.
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:21 PM   #7
 
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I have extremely dry skin from about October-April mainly because of the weather.
I use Revlon Colorstay for Normal/Dry skin. That being said, for me it's all about moisturizer and primer. I'm going to giving you best and strangest tip I have ever received.
A good primer has made a WORLD of difference. I hunted high and low for a primer and the best one I found was from Sephora by Smashbox untillllllll! Monistat Anti Chafing Gel! I read on a beauty site that it is the same formula as the Sephora brand, and was way too tempted to try it myself. I have used it ever since, and I'd even say its better than the Smashbox version. My foundation stays better, my skin looks smoother, etc etc.

These two products together, along with a good healthy dose of moisturizer at might, and some coconut oil in the morning have changed my skin!
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If you use a liquid foundation, won't you have to also use a pressed powder?
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I cant find a drugstore foundation that is light enough for me so I've been using 100% Pure's tinted moisturizer. Doesnt give a lot of coverage tho.
I have read where you can take the bare minerals foundation and mix with a face lotion and make your own tinted moisturizer. I used mineral makeup for a while but the closer I get to 40, the dryer my skin is.
I also struggle with flaky skin especially under my eyes. Even moisturizing, using a primer, exfoliating... Drives me crazy!!!
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If you use a liquid foundation, won't you have to also use a pressed powder?
No, I don't use a pressed powder, or any powder in fact. I hate the look of it on me.
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Have you tried embryolisse moisturizer? Or skin food?
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If you use a liquid foundation, won't you have to also use a pressed powder?
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^ It depends on the finish of the foundation, doesn't it I love getting ones that do not need powder or you can get by with minimal powdering in the T-zone.


When it comes to drug store foundation I have heard good things about the Revlon Color Stay. I love Maybelline Instant Age Rewind with Goji Berry & Collagen. It is my top drug store pic, but I am not sure about the shade selections. I zero in to the palest shades, grab, and go. That and it seems to sell out fairly quickly so there are always a lot of empty slots.
Anyways, when my skin had a major sensitive/allergic reaction explosion, this was the only foundation I could wear.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:07 AM   #14
 
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I was also going to suggest a honey mask. It has worked really well on my skin. I use raw organic honey, cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg. Smooth over my face, let sit for 10ish minutes then rinse off. The honey moisturizes, the cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory and the nutmeg exfoliates.
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I was also going to suggest a honey mask. It has worked really well on my skin. I use raw organic honey, cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg. Smooth over my face, let sit for 10ish minutes then rinse off. The honey moisturizes, the cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory and the nutmeg exfoliates.
I will have to try adding nutmeg. Love adding cinnamon. It feels so good on your skin.


I also wanted to mention, in case you have luck with the Maybelline IAR, or if anyone wants to give it a go, they have 2 different formulas. One has a sponge tip applicator and one does not. They both have the same names for shades and undertones, but one is a little under 1/2 shade darker than the other. I want to think the one without the sponge tip is darker, but honestly I can't remember. :-/
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I was also going to suggest a honey mask. It has worked really well on my skin. I use raw organic honey, cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg. Smooth over my face, let sit for 10ish minutes then rinse off. The honey moisturizes, the cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory and the nutmeg exfoliates.
I do the coffee grounds and honey to exfoliate/mask. My skin looks awesome immediately.
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Have you tried BB creams?
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my foundation from a Canadian company was just discontinued and i really don't feel like spending $40 at MAC even though i'd really like to try the Matchmaster foundation.

so i bought the Revlon Nearly Naked in Vanilla and it's quite nice. eta. that the colour is a very good match for very pale moi!

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I was also going to suggest a honey mask. It has worked really well on my skin. I use raw organic honey, cinnamon and a dash of nutmeg. Smooth over my face, let sit for 10ish minutes then rinse off. The honey moisturizes, the cinnamon is an anti-inflammatory and the nutmeg exfoliates.
I do the coffee grounds and honey to exfoliate/mask. My skin looks awesome immediately.
Is this self-explanatory? I have combination skin...will this work?
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Not Munchy but...Coffee grounds are a good exfoliant and honey, as you probably know, is a good moisturizer. I wash my face with my usual cleanser. Then I use maybe a tablespoon of spent and dried coffee grounds and massage them into my skin for about 15 seconds then rinse well. I usually use the coffee alone. But you can add in just enough honey to bind the grounds. You can also use egg whites, in which case I'd spread the mask on my face then relax and let it dry before rinsing. I recommend rinsing in the shower, as it's messy.
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