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need some new make up basics what would you recommend?

(11 Posts)
pizzaqueen Sat 20-Jul-13 18:07:01

I would like to treat myself and replace some of my make up. I think I need:
eye liner

What brand should I go for? my budget isn't unlimited but happy to spend a little bit more for better quality. I have really pale skin so would like to go to a counter where they can colour match for me.

I'm currently wearing maybeline mousse foundation and 17 concealer stick. It's not great. I spend about 10-15 mins a day putting make up on and don't want to spend much longer than that. Are there any other essential products you'd recommend? What's no7 like?

thanks ladies!

ITCouldBeWorse Sat 20-Jul-13 18:22:29

I'd go for a really good moisturiser from Khiels and a ton of make up from superdrug make up,academy. I've been deleted with loads of their stuff, some on £2-3.

Vibbe Sat 20-Jul-13 18:36:44

Get samples from different brands and decide what you like best.

I use Diorskin Nude foundation. I have Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser (lighter coverage than foundation) and Estee Lauder BB cream (same as tinted moisturiser). I like those products a lot.

Concealer I can't really help with - I use a Vichy dermablend liquid foundation as concealer when I need it.

I hardly ever use eyeliner, so I only have a gel one from Maybelline. Kohls from Guerlain and MAC.

I would recommend getting a blush. I find that foundation will even out the skin, but can make it look a bit lifeless and that blush really helps.

A good mascara is also very nice - IMO more important than eyeliner.

soaccidentprone Sat 20-Jul-13 18:38:08

My new favourite is REN BB cream with sunscreen

soaccidentprone Sat 20-Jul-13 18:39:46


soaccidentprone Sat 20-Jul-13 18:40:37

well that didn't work

EverythingInMjiniature Sat 20-Jul-13 18:46:48

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andadietcoke Sat 20-Jul-13 18:51:11

Teint éclat foundation from YSL
Concealer from Nars
Eyeliner - cake liner from Laura Mercier

I adore the eyeliner and foundation. I don't use concealer often but have heard that the new Nars one is amazing.

ComtessedeFrouFrou Sat 20-Jul-13 18:54:35

The Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser is good, I've just started using it.

Bobbi Brown make excellent foundations (although in not that impressed with their longwear one, a bit sticky and thick for me).

For concealer, if its for under eyes I am using the Garnier caffeine roll on with colour and I have been really impressed. I was using a phenomenally expensive Bobbi Brown one and the Garnier one is just as good really.

Have you shaped your eyebrows? I find that makes a huge difference and can lift my whole face.

LowLevelWhinging Sat 20-Jul-13 18:55:29

I'm a fan of BB/CC cream if you don't need much coverage.

The Garnier BB cream is a great budget buy but I've just bought the Clinique CC cream which is lovely and light and glowy.

I wear it with Laura Mercier tinted mercier for the dewy finish. (although in this weather, Im trying to avoid looking too dewy!)

MadAboutHotChoc Sat 20-Jul-13 18:56:36

Everyone is different but I only use:

Eye shadow (in neutrals)
Face powder

I never wear foundation but use a concealer when I have a spot. Much of my make up is from No 7 (esp eye make up).

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