Foundation advice please!

(7 Posts)
mumtoh Wed 13-Feb-13 21:46:40

I am in my mid forties and have tried various foundations over the years -only really started wearing foundation every day in my mid thirties. My skin is quite good in terms of not that many wrinkles but as a result of teenage acne in my t zone I have open pores, particularly on and around my nose, together with some redness. I have used bare minerals in the past and while I would love to love it, I feel it just makes my skin look powdery. Although I still have an oily t zone I don't want to use a matt foundation as I prefer more of a glowy (but not shiny!) look. Currently using no 7 essentially natural foundation which is fine for day but need something with a bit more coverage for night time. Or do I just need to address the redness before putting on my foundation? I use Clinique pore stuff on my nose which is v good, but the redness does show through, particularly on photos.

Any advice you can give please?

BoyMeetsWorld Wed 13-Feb-13 22:06:16

Hi mumtoh, was going to say bare minerals then saw your comment.

Have you tried using bareminerals with a good primer (personally love Tensage serum) underneath? & have you been shown how to apply it properly? It's actually heat activated so the 'buffing' technique is really important to get a smooth, non-powdery look....

KenDoddsDadsDog Chile Wed 13-Feb-13 22:10:22

Ysl teint touche eclat. It's amazing - glowy but good coverage.

ggirl Wed 13-Feb-13 22:14:23

I have skin like yours, oily t-zone.

YSL foundation is brilliant

I don't ear a primer under it , the sales girl told me it alreadt has primer in it but other on mumsnet still use primer under it.

It stays put on me and gives a really natural finish.

I have tried bare minerals , this stays out longer and gives better coverage naturally. I haven't got particularly red areas but maybe if you use a primer that combats redness under neath that may help.

Smashbox do an anti-red primer here

Chanel vitalumiere aqua or touche eclat

Also the Bourjois Healthy Mix is supposed to be good.

ggirl Wed 13-Feb-13 22:15:34

snap with kendodds !!

mumtoh Wed 13-Feb-13 22:34:04

Thanks for advice all, seems the ysl is popular. Think I will call in for advice on colour matching and hopefully a free sample grin. boymeetsworld have tried bare minerals with primer and have had makeover with it but I just can't get on with it.
Anyone got recommendations for a redness primer? The smashbox one seems a bit pricey compared to the foundation and a quick flick through boots website shows a few others which are cheaper.

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