A one-step foundation powder...?

(23 Posts)
TimeIhadaNameChange Thu 03-Nov-16 11:05:50

Is there such a thing? I rarely wear make-up, but could probably do with putting something on on a daily basis. I really don't have time to do much in the mornings, and would preferably have something I can throw on at my desk without needing too much looking in the mirror.

Any suggestions? Am actually going to a city next week so can pop into Debenhams / Boots and speak to someone.

ElspethFlashman Thu 03-Nov-16 11:10:08

There are loads. Mac Studio Fix powder takes about 10 seconds. Most brands have a powder foundation.

And some, like the L'oreal True Match powder aren't marketed as foundation but have such good coverage that they may as well be.

But whatever you buy, ditch the sponge and buy a retractable kabuki brush or similar. They really need a brush.

FuckThatToOneSide Thu 03-Nov-16 11:11:23

I use a L'Oréal one called true match minerals. I love it and it's so quick and clean to apply. I'm not sure it suits everyone though as my friend saw me using it and then bought some herself as she liked how it looked. She ended up hating it on her own skin and gave it to me.

I also like bare minerals but it isn't one step.

FuckThatToOneSide Thu 03-Nov-16 11:11:51

X post with Elspeth.

Canters15 Thu 03-Nov-16 11:15:46

I use Mac studio fix compact for such days. It's very quick, good coverage and easy to top up as needed. Would recommend.

itstheyearzero Thu 03-Nov-16 11:30:58

I use the No.7 one. Love it!

TimeIhadaNameChange Thu 03-Nov-16 15:03:37

Brilliant! Thank you so much, all of you. Now I know what to ask for and won't end up buying a load of stuff I'll never use.

Cheesymonster Thu 03-Nov-16 18:26:39

I love the max factor facefinity powder foundation. Tempted to try the mac one though.

Chickpearocker Thu 03-Nov-16 18:29:57

How about bare minerals, its a powder that comes with a brush but you wouldn't need a mirror, it's very natural looking in my opinion

wooooofudge Thu 03-Nov-16 19:18:08

I've got the Barbara Daly one from Tesco. It was about £5. I use it when I am pushed for time. I found mineral type powder foundation just didn't give me enough coverage.

Costacoffeeplease Thu 03-Nov-16 19:21:04

Laura geller balance and brighten, foolproof and no faffing. There's a tsv on QVC on Sunday, and you can try it for 30 days then send it back if you don't like it

thecapitalsunited Thu 03-Nov-16 19:22:35

I use Max Factor Creme Puff. Sure I smell like my nan but it makes my skin look amazing.

NoMoreStickers Thu 03-Nov-16 20:54:24

Definitely mac studio fix

Chickpearocker Thu 03-Nov-16 21:16:19

Would mac studio fix be good for dry skin? I tried mac once but it looked yellow on me, I'm very fair with a very red face! Everything seems to stick to my dry skin apart from bare minerals it seems to mask the redness but would like to try something different

Buddahbelly Fri 04-Nov-16 06:13:27

I second laura geller balance and brighten, comes with its own brush too

Beautifullymixed Fri 04-Nov-16 06:15:34

Bodyshop all in one face base.
Nice shade selection, goes on lovely over a primer. I buy it on the many deals offered.

prettywhiteguitar Fri 04-Nov-16 06:53:15

I like Laura geller too

ElspethFlashman Fri 04-Nov-16 08:52:18

No, the Studio Fix would probably be too drying on dry skin IMO.

But I suspect most powder foundation would be.

You could try NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat maybe. It's less thick.

WhisperingLoudly Fri 04-Nov-16 08:56:35

Can't find a single one that gives as good a finish as foundation and powder individually and although I have combination skin the vast majority are far to drying.

I'm currently using the Lancôme face cushion which is a liquid foundation in a compact applied with a sponge. It is very good.

Petal02 Fri 04-Nov-16 09:02:40

Boots No 7 compact foundation is really good. And I've had various Clinique compact foundations over the years, which have been good too. However the Boots compact is just as good as Clinique, but quite a bit cheaper!

Chickpearocker Fri 04-Nov-16 10:41:09

I've wasted a small fortune over the years either getting the wrong formula or colour. It's very hit and miss.

Germgirl Fri 04-Nov-16 10:45:37

I've tried loads, expensive ones and cheaper ones, and the one I go back to time and time again is Max Factor Facefinity. It's about a tenner and it's brilliant. Great coverage, doesn't go all powdery and clumpy looking like some of them do (Mac, I'm looking at you!) and the sponge it comes with actually does a decent job. Highly recommended

HappinessLivesHere Fri 04-Nov-16 14:46:04

Absolutely Laura Geller brighten and balance. Amazing product!

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