What kind of foundation/concealor do you wear?

I just stopped using BE..I could NEVER get that flawless look. I have the brushes, primer.....I've swirl, swirl, swirl, tap, tap, tap, brush, brush, brush...and still couldn't get the hang of it. Anyone have any tips?


What was your problem with it?

I don't like BE very much. It has a "tinman" shiny look. There are a lot of nicer mineral makeups out there.
Does it have Mica? I can absolutely not use any product that has it as a main ingredient - things get ugly fast.

As far as foundation - I stopped using it a year ago. My pores are easily clogged, and my skin tends to be oily. Foundation (I've tried soooo many) basically aggrivates the oiliness. I usually just use concealer and a thin layer of powder. My skin is better and my makeup looks more natural that way.
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BE made my face itch like crazy! I returned it within a week.

Even the Phys. form. mineral powders itched me.
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I just stopped using BE..I could NEVER get that flawless look. I have the brushes, primer.....I've swirl, swirl, swirl, tap, tap, tap, brush, brush, brush...and still couldn't get the hang of it. Anyone have any tips?


What was your problem with it?

I don't like BE very much. It has a "tinman" shiny look. There are a lot of nicer mineral makeups out there.
Originally Posted by RedCatWaves
It didnt itch me....I just wanted that flawless look they show on the infomercials Maybe I need a foundation that has more coverage.
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I use a clean smooth all in one BB cream with UV protection. Its a foundation and a concealer at the same time. By the way, I'm using Maybelline.

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I use CG Smoothers right now in medium light but I'm going to medium, and I use medium powder.
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I use Maybelline concealer in the stick. I don't wear foundation.

I'm going to come out and ask this because I'm dying of curiousity... Why do women wear foundation? I don't understand why the average woman would need to? I've heard that the main reasons are acne and uneven skin. How many women pst their teen have acne, or even pimples on a regular basis? And I've rarely seen anyone with uneven skin. IS it because we just want to look perfect? I've also heard that foundation seeps into skin and makes aging signs look worse. I've thought about wearing foundation because everyone else does, and maybe it will help my winter skin to look less dull (but I don't see how it could do that?). I have sensitve skin and it gets flaky sometimes in the winter. At 25 years, I also have a few slight lines appearing, so why would I want to use something to accentuate that? I have smooth skin when I make an effort to moisturize well and drink plenty of water. I get compliments on it. Do you think I should start wearing foundation because I'm an adult and most adult women do? I think my skin looks a little better when I wear tinted moisturizer, but not always because it can get peely. I wear powder to cut back on shine, but even that is a pain trying to get the right color and make sure it's blended.
Originally Posted by CurlyMireya

I know this is an old post but I feel the same way. And I mean for women that have pretty good skin. I understand if you don't have good skin at all.

I've been thinking I want something a little to even out my skin. I've been playing with nars tinted moisturizer samples this week and its still too much for me. And yesterday my skin was itchy in the evening which never happens. Also, it takes so long to take it off and I'm not too good with spending so much time cleaning off my face every single night at that level of detail.

I also don't care for the 'flawless' look most women talk about. It looks masky. I also think with darker skin the foundation colors look too unnatural or maybe I just haven't found the right light foundation/tinted moisturizer. I don't mind wearing regular foundations for weddings and big parties but for daily use it looks weird for me. I'm also pretty fortunate I have overall good skin.

Last edited by Josephine; 05-11-2017 at 08:49 AM.
Also if anyone has any recs for a good powder that doesn't look too cakey, that would be great! I've been using MAC pressed powder and a little bit of studio fix and it's too cakey for me. I can post a pic later.
I've been using Bare Minerals. It can look cakey if I overdo it or if I have something going on that I am trying to cover up, but generally I like how it looks.
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I hate the feeling of foundation so use a tinted moisturiser instead, Liz Earle. Bit of a pain that I have to get it from the UK but my sister and mum are pretty good at keeping me stocked up. Concealer is an ongoing battle, been using a Mac one for a while but yesterday went and bought a Nars one to try. Colour's good but it seems pretty dry, though dabbing a bit of jojoba oil over it worked well.
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It's fun looking through this old thread, seeing all the regulars that used to be here.

I don't use concealer so I'm no help there.
I make my own tinted moisturizer/cc cream then top it with a powder foundation. The brand depends on what I find on sale. Right now I'm using IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation. I also like Laura Geller Balance and Brighten Foundation and Beauticontrol Wet Dry Foundation.
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Also if anyone has any recs for a good powder that doesn't look too cakey, that would be great! I've been using MAC pressed powder and a little bit of studio fix and it's too cakey for me. I can post a pic later.
Originally Posted by Josephine

For a translucent powder, I use corn starch with a little bronzer in it to add colour. I have also read people use coco to add a bit of colour.
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I experimented with a couple of different tinted moisturizers. For now, I'm sticking to just sunscreen and I think I'll get Mac blot powder. I'm using studio fix for now. The tinted moisturizers draw attention to my pores and right now I like my natural color the best.
Also if anyone has any recs for a good powder that doesn't look too cakey, that would be great! I've been using MAC pressed powder and a little bit of studio fix and it's too cakey for me. I can post a pic later.
Originally Posted by Josephine
You were using Studio Fix AND pressed powder? Together?

Also if anyone has any recs for a good powder that doesn't look too cakey, that would be great! I've been using MAC pressed powder and a little bit of studio fix and it's too cakey for me. I can post a pic later.
Originally Posted by Josephine
You were using Studio Fix AND pressed powder? Together?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
no, i meant or

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