Advanced search

Whether you’re a beauty novice or a confirmed fashionista, this topic is for consulting Mumsnetters on all things style-related. Plus, check out our Swears By page for the inside track on the next Mumsnet must-have.

I need a foundation that makes my skin glow

(27 Posts)
HappyAsEyeAm Fri 22-Feb-13 15:04:32

I am 37, with dry skin. Have 2 DCs, work in the city, tired all the time etc etc.

My skin is pretty good, considering, but I need a better foundation. I am quite pale, have lots of lines around my eyes (but I am testing the Estee Lauder eye serum for MN!) and tend to look washed out a lot. I probably need a miracle but am happy to spend ££ whilst waiting.

I have a Space NK and a Boots near work, so one of the brands stocked there would be my preference.

HappyAsEyeAm Mon 11-Mar-13 13:29:37

An update: I went to space nk at lunchtime and bought Chantecaille Future Skin oil free gel foundation. The assistant thought that Sheer Glow would give me too much coverage, and the Kevin Aucoin one was really thick like a putty and I would need to mix it with something else and that sounded like too much of a faff for me to do every day.

I will see how I go, but I am happy with it so far!

She also used an illuminating under eye concealer from By Terry, which was really nice, so that will be my next purchase.

I also bought Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser for days when I am just doing the school run and need that and a bit of lipgloss to get me through.

Thanks for the input everyone.

tharsheblows Sat 23-Feb-13 17:24:41

Thank you shoeprincess! I have been watching youtube videos for the proper technique now... think I'll give it a go.

joliejolie Sat 23-Feb-13 10:50:28

I use Nars tinted moisturiser (much lighter on my skin than full on foundation) and I mix it half/half with Nars Illuminator.

EllenParsons Sat 23-Feb-13 10:28:55

NARS Sheer Glow. Such a nice foundation. You can get it from Space NK.

FirstTimeForEverything Sat 23-Feb-13 09:24:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

shoeprincess2 Sat 23-Feb-13 09:17:01

tharsheblows- there is definitely a knack to applying the Suqqu, as too much in one go can make it look a bit "meh". I literally take a small amount and buff into the skin with a stippling brush (Real Techniques do one in Boots for about £11.99). Layer if you want to, but I find one coating is enough. It literally melts into the skin, so you don't look like you have anything on. Priming the skin well is also key to keeping foundation long lasting. After moisturising, leave it for 10 minutes, then apply primer and wait 10 minutes. before applying foundation.

SorrelForbes Sat 23-Feb-13 09:08:22

I loved the Touché Éclat, Lancôme and the Dior ones but just couldn't get a good enough colour match (very pale but with olive tones). Currently using No.7 Lift and Luminate. I do not use any other No.7 stuff but am surprised by how good this foundation is.

Havingkittens Sat 23-Feb-13 09:04:40

The YSL one does come in some very pale shades, although some of them are strangely pink. The main place I found it came off on me was my nose but that may have more to do with pregnancy rhinitis come to think of it, as I've been pregnant since it first came out and have been blowing my nose a fair bit!

MissBeehivingUnderTheMistletoe Sat 23-Feb-13 07:40:35

Chanel vitalumiere aqua - works really well on my dry skin

Hopeforever Fri 22-Feb-13 22:17:43


My dry skin feels amazing and glows gently without looking false

GeorginaWorsley Fri 22-Feb-13 22:13:00

have tried chanel mat lumiere,double wear,Diorskin forever,all of them!
Am foundation junkie!

MarshaBrady Fri 22-Feb-13 21:35:05

I have Chanel but would like to try another so hopping on here.

ArcticRoll Fri 22-Feb-13 21:33:05

Maestro by Armani

tharsheblows Fri 22-Feb-13 21:23:03

shoeprincess is suqqu hard to apply? I really want to try it.

I fourth (fifth? lost count) the recommendation for By Terry foundation - I use the Teint Delectation.

fizzypops Fri 22-Feb-13 21:15:42

I really really want the touche eclat foundation have heard lots of good things and even more so with this talk of price increase! I did think it was pretty cheap considering price of the concealer confused anyone know if the shades are suitable for the ghostly pale among us? pale as in the no7 palest shade Calico is a tad orange...

GeorginaWorsley Fri 22-Feb-13 20:45:29

Does YSL last all day?
I ave oily skin so wouldn't be suitable I dont think

calypso2008 Fri 22-Feb-13 18:55:58

YSL touche eclat foundation here too.
Buy soon as apparently they are about to put the price up massively.

It is brilliant and right now I think about 25 pounds - I bought mine in January.

madmomma Fri 22-Feb-13 18:50:06

Chanel aqualumiere is beautiful on dry skin.

Havingkittens Fri 22-Feb-13 17:39:54

YSL Touche Eclat foundation and also the new Lancome Visionaire foundation, which is gorgeous and comes with a built in concealer in the lid so you can get more cover where you need it. I find the Lancome one lasts longer than the YSL one too. Oh, and Diorskin Forever which is also very glowy and beautiful looking.

HappyAsEyeAm Fri 22-Feb-13 15:59:49

Thanks for the recommendations. I know what I'll be doing on Monday lunchtime!

AnythingNotEverything Fri 22-Feb-13 15:55:30

Another vote for ysl touché éclat foundation. It's also layer-able, so you can easily touch up at lunchtime or before a meeting!

shoeprincess2 Fri 22-Feb-13 15:53:02

Ooooh yes, I forgot about the By Terry foundation. So, that's 3 things to try in SpaceNK

3monkeys3 Fri 22-Feb-13 15:52:59

I have similar skin to you and love benefit oxygen wow foundation.

Sugarice Fri 22-Feb-13 15:52:13

I love By Terry foundation, it's pricey but fabulous! [in my opinion of course]

allo2101 Fri 22-Feb-13 15:48:30

I use this and it really does smooth over small wrinkles, I feel ten years younger when I've got it on smile

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: