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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.
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....
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.
Thanks for advice all, seems the ysl is popular. Think I will call in for advice on colour matching and hopefully a free sample . 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.