Tell me about the best foundations..

(40 Posts)
kissmelittleass Sat 02-Feb-13 07:24:46

I was using a foundation by bourjois that I can't find in the shops now so need a new one! what foundations do you use and would recommend..

Eliza22 Sun 03-Feb-13 16:58:13

Hang on a minute MrsRobertDuvall.... I thought Dior Nude Skin WAS luminous? I went to a dior counter on Friday. There were no samples and though I liked the look of it, the SA tried about 5 or 6 shades on my hand. She had me so confused that I thought I'd better stick with my EL DW Light. I bought that for the 3rd time running but the Dior woman kept telling me the Nude was a luminous effect and not "flat" in any way confused

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 03-Feb-13 17:22:42

It's sort of...nothing.
I have been using a Lancome one but fancied a change....It's very sheer but I think needs a bit more presence.

Missbopeep Sun 03-Feb-13 17:59:13

The issue for me with Chanel is the limited colour range- they only do about 8 and they are all too dark or too yellow.

cocolepew Sun 03-Feb-13 18:05:49

Definitely try a sample of DW first, I hated it.

I currently in love with Max Factor Facefinity.

JumpHerWho Sun 03-Feb-13 19:48:13

I currently use YSL Touché éclat one, DH says it looks good but it looks really shiny to me confused I'll use it up but not sure I'd buy again tbh. Don't see the point in using powder to mattify it if it's meant to look like this. I was using Bourjois healthy mix serum but had been lusting after this, not quite sold but I've only worn it for a couple of days. I'll probably try Vitalumiere next because I'm a sucker for branding <sigh>

justasecond Sun 03-Feb-13 21:19:59

YSL Touche eclat - natural looking with coverage. Also Lancome teint idole 24hr also good but I found it difficult to get a shade match for my skin.

Eliza22 Sun 03-Feb-13 22:59:58

So for anyone who's tried both, a question. Which is the better product, the EL DW Light or the Dior Nude Skin?

HanneHolm Sun 03-Feb-13 23:08:00

Dior nude skin was powdery

Guerlian. Cant remember the sodding name, but is in a gold bottle and gas aqua in the name somewhere. Their lingerie one is brill for heavier coverage. Loads of shades in each and they go to the very pale colour I need.

Have not tried EL. I have been wearing Dior Nude for a few years and really like it. Not at all powdery on me.

Recently got a YSL sample and like that too. Very natural looking.

HollyBollyBooBoo Mon 04-Feb-13 15:44:43

The perfect foundation for me is a mixture of YSL Touche eclat and Bobbi Brown long lasting. 50%/50% mixed on the back of my hand and applied with a foundation brush then blended very lightly with my fingertips.

Only started using it last week and have had about 5 people say how amazing my skin looks!

EuroShagmore Mon 04-Feb-13 15:47:57

Armani Face Fabric - so velvety.

DolomitesDonkey Wed 06-Feb-13 10:33:56

I am such a big fat liar, with the bottle in front of me I actually read "Perfection Lumiere", not Vitalumiere.

What did you get in the end OP?

fromparistoberlin Wed 06-Feb-13 11:11:00

chanel vitalumiere

but love clarins tinted for the summer (ie 2 bloody months!!!!)

also tried Bourjuois but got a shade too dark but OK for skint months

Havingkittens Wed 06-Feb-13 12:50:34

Dior Nude shouldn't be powdery anymore, they reformulated it last year so it's more of a gel base like YSL's Touche Eclat (but not quite as glowy). If you want a more glowy one from Dior the Forever one is gorgeous.

Also a big fan of Lancome's Teint Miracle, Teint Idole. Now hoping to get to try out the new Visionaire foundation which looks very glowy and comes with a concealer in the lid (probably v expensive!)

Perfection Lumiere is nice, but not very glowy. I use if for filming and I don't want people reflecting light all over the place!

Illamasqua don't test on animals. MAC used to claim this but now sell in China so not too sure. Nars don't test on animals either. I have been reading that there is to be an EU-wide ban on anyone bringing out any cosmetics after March 2013 that have been tested on animals.

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