Need foundation - £££ ; no object

(50 Posts)
PiratePanda Thu 15-May-14 11:04:48

I am giving in to my aging skin and am about to spend a crap load of money on foundation. I have pale alabaster skin and I hate feeling sticky, oily or sweaty. And I lost my treaured Kryolan professional foundation on my last trip to the States.

Suggestions please! I actually work close to the Kryolan shop in Covent Garden but don't know if they cater to non-professional walk-ins. So I might need to get something commercial.

murphys Thu 15-May-14 11:11:13

Hey Pirate. I am going through this exercise right now, but I am sure someone way more knowledgeable will be along soon.

I have narrowed mine down to two options now:

Clarins Everlasting Foundation

or

Revlon Whipped Foundation (but the jar puts me off this one a bit).

I'm fair with quite sensitive skin, and I also hate that oily icky feeling.

SuperFlyHigh Thu 15-May-14 11:12:55

The one stated on makeup boards as the best is Giorgio Armani - never tried this.

chantecaille real skin very good too.

SuperFlyHigh Thu 15-May-14 11:13:52
SuperFlyHigh Thu 15-May-14 11:14:35

yes you can buy the Kryolan makeup at Charles Fox

www.kryolanmakeupcoventgarden.co.uk/

EasterSundaySimmons Thu 15-May-14 12:09:34
EasterSundaySimmons Thu 15-May-14 12:18:16

Review

donotrefreeze.com/2010/09/review-kryolan-ultra-fluid-foundation.html

Once I decide which shade, I'm buying it.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 15-May-14 12:19:13

Is that krylon stuff any good? Looks fab and very reasonable.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 15-May-14 12:21:48

Hmmmm what colour? I'm off to google to see if I can work it out...

PiratePanda Thu 15-May-14 12:24:07

Kryolan is completely awesome. Unbeatable actually.

woodlandwanderwoman Thu 15-May-14 12:30:14

I love a new foundation, what is it about kryolan op?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 15-May-14 12:31:44

One review says 'spreads like butter, covers like cement'grin my kinda foundationgrin

I'm looking at the pan stick...

Sunday-how did you very on with that veil cream you ordered on another thread ?

Me too, just saw they're in Australia too. Which of their foundations is the magic one?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 15-May-14 12:45:49

I'm looking at the green neutralising stick too!

EasterSundaySimmons Thu 15-May-14 12:51:17

I got the veil samples but not one of the very many matched my skin.

It's good stuff but not a match for me, sadly. My cousin was able to use the money off that I spent on samples as she got a perfect match.

I can't find a proper swatch chart for kryolan, it's all just computer palettes.

I may order two in a light and darker one and then blend.

CeliaFate Thu 15-May-14 13:04:38

Suquu is one of the most loved foundations on Sali Hughes' (beauty ed at the Guardian) website.

StampyIsMyBoyfriend Thu 15-May-14 13:08:13

Intrigued by kryolan! I have pale dry skin, with red acne blemishes & need heavy coverage.

Is it really good??

Got Lily Lolo samples this week and disappointed sad

squoosh Thu 15-May-14 13:15:09

Suqqu is meant to be the daddy of foundations, don't think it's quite pale enough for me though. Think it's £65 a jar.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 15-May-14 13:15:57

It's says on reviews you need to order one shade lighter than you normally would as it's TV make up so comes up dark.

Shame about the veil.

You can go into Charles Fox-it's not just for pros. It's my favourite shop grin

I love Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk. It's my all time best foundation. I am very pale (NC15) and the palest shade (2, bizarrely) and it suits me perfectly.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 15-May-14 14:22:47
DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 15-May-14 15:09:19

I've ordered the neutraliser stick foundation - will see what the quality is like before ordering tons of other stuff!

PiratePanda Thu 15-May-14 17:55:50

I had the cream (?) in a little pot, not the liquid. Went on smoothly, absolutely perfect opaque coverage, and not remotely sticky or sweaty ever. I too had alabaster, and it was a perfect match for my skin, pinky rather than yellowy.

PiratePanda Thu 15-May-14 17:55:54

O th

PiratePanda Thu 15-May-14 17:56:42

Oh thank god Antoinette - I'll be getting myself down there tomorrow!

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