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Foundation that makes my skin look amazing but also looks like I'm not wearing foundation!

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cashmerecardigans Sun 10-May-15 07:36:52

I'm on the hunt for a new foundation. Ive been using Bourjois healthy mix serum for a while but have realised its starting to look a bit cakey on me - like its sitting on my face if that makes sense. Any ideas for something a bit less obvious and also with an SPF? Not worried about spending a bit more. My skin is not too bad and just needs evening out so I don't need heavy coverage. Any ideas

cuntyMcCunterson Sun 10-May-15 07:52:37

I really like Estée Lauder double wear light, think it's spf10. It's long lasting, covers any blemishes but doesn't look mask like and heavy. It's not too expensive and a little really does go a long way.

fredabear Sun 10-May-15 07:55:36

Dior star - I use so little it's lasted me months

Branleuse Sun 10-May-15 07:57:49

fusion foundation YSL

AngelWings74 Sun 10-May-15 07:59:12

Totally agree with Estée lauder double wear suggestion. I have been using this for about 6 months and think it's great. It covers really well and lasts all day

Guirado Sun 10-May-15 07:59:12

Chanel Vitalumiere. It's airbrushing in a bottle.

SnotQueen Sun 10-May-15 08:02:23

I've been using a sample of the Benefit Oxygen Wow (or those words in a similar order!) and I'm pleasantly surprised. It's very liquidy, so goes on thinly.
I think it does have SPF but I use so little that I don't think it actually protects. A seperate SPF is probably a better bet.

cashmerecardigans Sun 10-May-15 08:02:57

Thanks for suggestions so far. Am in London today so will head to big John Lewis to try.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sun 10-May-15 08:04:50

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB cream-amazing stuff, seriously.

You can dust it off with some Lily Lolo powder too if needed.

WottaMess Sun 10-May-15 08:05:32

Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser and boots botanics Bob cream would be two other suggestions for healthy even coverage, lighter than foundation.

WottaMess Sun 10-May-15 08:05:50

Bb not bob!

cashmerecardigans Sun 10-May-15 08:09:04

Oooh thanks, I'd forgotten about the Laura Mercier tinted one - used to use it ages ago. Has anyone tried the new Nars weightless foundation?

karinmaria Sun 10-May-15 08:15:01

A friend gave me a sample of the new Body Shop BB cream - am now a convert from the Bourjois serum foundation. I've had so many compliments on my skin since using it, although I do prefer the look of it when it's used with a primer.

pinkfrocks Sun 10-May-15 09:47:20

Another vote for Dior Star.

But it really depends on your skin type and colouring.

For me, the 'biggy' is finding the right shade (am pale) which rules out so many recommended brands here. Most of the cheaper brands- Bourjois etc- are too yellow / dark so I have to go upmarket to find something.

ItsRainingInBaltimore Sun 10-May-15 09:49:48

I like the Bare Minerals liquid foundation and also the Mac mineral liquid foundation. Both give great coverage but still feel light and natural. I also really rate Bobbi Brown's BB cream and I often wear it in place of foundation for day wear when I don't want an over-made up look.

CamelHump Sun 10-May-15 09:51:14

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Kundry Sun 10-May-15 09:53:51

You don't get enough SPF from makeup to make it worthwhile - you apply it so thinly that you will never get the SPF claimed on the bottle. If you want SPF which you should it needs to be a separate product.

Greenstone Sun 10-May-15 09:55:38

For special occasions I like armani luminous silk (am v pale but can't remember the name of shade). I do dust with a tiny bit of lily lolo or else use some benefit boiing concealer where needed on top.
For everyday though it's lily lolo all the way. I hate feeling like I'm wearing foundation and this is the only one that feels normal on me.

mousmous Sun 10-May-15 10:05:46

no 7 intelligent colour.

m0gz Sun 10-May-15 10:16:34

I can highly recommended Korean bb creams especially if you are pale skinned. My favourite is holika moisture, less than £4 delivered on eBay, gives fantastic coverage and doesn't end up drying out on my skin.

yazzy85 Sun 10-May-15 10:56:07

Laura Mercier tinted moisturiser or Bootd No7 Stay Perfect Foundation

Pagwatch Sun 10-May-15 10:59:14

Erborian CC creme.

Bloody brilliant. Three friends now use it after they complimented my skin and I told them it was make up.

SoundingBored Sun 10-May-15 12:23:51

Have you tried the Bourjois CC cream? I apply it with a foundation brush and it is the best natural looking, dewy coverage stuff I have ever used. I have slight rosacea and dark circles and it is marvellous at masking those.

5446 Sun 10-May-15 13:45:54

Laura Mercier TM or Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk.

LM is my daytime one and GA my evening and events one.

BunnyLebowski Sun 10-May-15 13:47:24

3rd vote for Dior Star.

It's absolutely beautiful. Dewy and luminous and just perfection for your face.

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