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Any make up, especially foundation suggestions please?

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NinkyNonker Sat 17-Sep-11 16:26:57

During the summer I can get away with next to no make up, but I am well on my way to my transparent winter state!

Can anyone recommend a decent foundation? I don't mind spending a little bit.

I have fairly dry, sensitive skin but I am pregnant and last time my skin got greasier and more prone to outbreaks so a pretty mixed bag there! I don't need super thick coverage ad I use it mainly for evening skin tone, on my chin and around my nose with a little onto my cheeks. I like the natural, luminous look...doesn't everyone!!

So ladies, any suggestions?

MissVerinder Sat 17-Sep-11 16:38:48

I've been using the Garnier Blemish Balm; it seems really lovely and light, but with quite good coverage. I think it's on offer at Superdrug at the mo, but it's usually 9.99.

My skin is quite greasy and it doesn't make it worse, but it's also quite moisturising at the same time x

saltyair Sat 17-Sep-11 16:40:42

Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser. It makes your skin look dewy, gives light coverage and lasts for ages. Also is SPF15. It is pretty pricey (I think £36 a tube) but you need to use it so sparingly - I think I get through 2 tubes a year and I use it nearly every day. It is AMAZE!!!!

ednurse Sat 17-Sep-11 16:41:05

I love Estee Lauders Double Wear foundation. It is quite matte though but has great coverage and isn't greasy. If I don't feel I look 'dewy' enough then I pop a little Benefit 'That Gal' over the top.

madmomma Sat 17-Sep-11 21:56:28

When you've had the baby, try chanel vitalumiere. It's beautiful, and gives a lovely glow, but it's a bit slippy if you're oily. My current fave is maxfactor miracle touch. It doesn't feel or look like you're using a product you can buy in superdrug. It comes with a sponge, which is ok for all over coverage, but personally I like to just touch it on with my fingers in the areas I need it. I even use it with a little brush as a concealer. It's a wonder product IMO.

inagarten Sat 17-Sep-11 22:10:58

Exact same skin here - can go very dry but also prone to oily outbreaks. I love L'Oreal Infallible, usually £12ish (sometimes £10 on offer). Easy to blend, hides blemishes but still can see freckles etc plus lasts all day (I can even go swimming and it doesn't shift). Get lots of compliments and often asked what I use. It's mattefying (is that a word?) enough for oily phases but skin still looks moisturised in dry phase. I use No7 illuminator to get a more dewy look when required (is very good and only about £4 with voucher).

Only down side - I don't know what skin tone you have but there can be quite a 'jump' between shades iyswim so to get one that's right I buy 2 shades and blend the two as needed.

cornsylk Sat 17-Sep-11 22:13:31

Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser is great for everyday wear. I use it over beauty flash balm. I use chanel vitalumiere when I want to glam up (again over BFB)

CaptainMartinCrieff Sat 17-Sep-11 22:14:19

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua! You will never buy another foundation ever again.

Iatemyskinnyperson Sat 17-Sep-11 22:56:04

I have similar skin - dry/sensitive

I like Bourjois Healthy Mix, Max Factor Xperience Weightless Foundation (really nice one for just smoothing on quickly)

Maybelline Dream Creamy is a good one if the colours match you - it comes in a pot and is great if you just want to dab a little around nose/chin etc. Coverage is pretty full, but it looks gorgeous. Mightn't be great if you get very oily tho...

madmomma Sat 17-Sep-11 23:31:57

captain, is the aqua version oil free?

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