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I need a foundation as I am looking pale and tired, skin dry and flaky in places. I was going to go for a tinted moisturiser as I hate the feel of heavy coverage but I think I need a bit more than TM as I'm so dull and pale on my face. I've always liked clinique but haven't bought anything for a while and am confused by the numerous options they have. Could anyone recommend which one might suit me? I really want something that doesn't feel dry but also not too keen on looking too shiny/shimmery. Thanks alot.
Clinique are best for skin care, not known for their make up though it is ok.
After my last (v expensive awful foundation from Nars) I went around the counters and got samples. V happy with the one I bought. Estee Lauder and Chanel were the best BUT everyone's skin is different so I would strongly recommend the sample route. You might have to assk a few times but it is really worth it.
Isn't there a "Mositurising Foundation"- it's one in a greeny tube. I used to love their foundation until they stopped making the palest shades. Had to change to Bobbi Brown. Can recommend their Mositure Rich- I have normal skin but it slides off and I think it's not much more than a tinted moisturiser- think I am going to have to change it.
I recommend Bobbi Brown tinted moisturising balm.feels lovely.
If your skin is flaky I'd be very wary of using anything with heavier coverage than this or a tinted moisturiser (Laura Mercier is an excellent one) because I think the extra powder content could just emphasise the flakiness.
Thanks everyone. I actually have a brand new Laura Mercier TM which I bought the other day but I was going to take it back as I really think I need a bit more coverage as face is so tired and dull looking. I haven't opened or used it yet. Eliza, do you use a normal moisturiser too first or just the tinted one and then perfectly real? Polyhymnia I see what you mean. Do you think the LMercier will be enough to make me look more alive and well?!
Jemster, it varies. In this weather I might wear a touch (minimal squirt) of moisturiser and then the LM Oil Free TM which, at the moment, gives good enough coverage for me. On a day when I feel a bit dull/flat/tired..... I'd add a weeny dab of the Clinique Perfectly Real to my forehead/cheeks. Then blush ALWAYS BLUSH for this of us who have the natural bloom of the 'undead' ! It depends what my skin needs on the day.
LM Oil Free TM gives me a glow (and I have fairly dry skin) so, lord knows what the ordinary one is like! The sales lady talked me I to Oil Free and I was skeptical but the ordinary TM would have been a bit oil slick, on me
Eliza when you say the normal one do you mean the illuminating one? I didn't want that one as don't want to be too shiny! Just checked and mine doesn't say oil free,It's def not the illuminating one though so hopefully will be ok. What blusher do you use with this? Is it best to go for cream one? I def need blusher but only have powder ones at the moment.