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Foundation for hot weather

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rachelmonday1 Mon 22-Jun-15 09:57:28

Can anyone recommend a foundation that will stay on in hot weather and not just slide off of my face? I've tried MACs Pro-Longwear and it stays on, but feels like I'm wearing a mask! Mineral powder doesn't work either as, being a guy, my pores are quite large and I need better coverage. Any suggestions would be hugely welcome! smile

RedDwarfPosse Mon 22-Jun-15 10:07:13

I have large pores and oily skin, as well as some old acne scarring and I've just discovered Boots No.7 Beautifully Matte foundation... It's great!

Good coverage, doesn't slip, only a thin layer required so it doesn't feel heavy, and is matte without being a 'chalky' matte

rachelmonday1 Mon 22-Jun-15 10:16:27

Thanks *RedDwarfPosse". I hadn't thought of No7 as I used to use some of their stuff a few years ago, before being tempted onto MAC. Looks as though I'll be popping in for a look-see smile

yazzy85 Mon 22-Jun-15 10:26:24

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light also stays put just like the original but less of a mask finish!

GingerFoxInAT0phat Mon 22-Jun-15 10:31:18

Have you tried a setting spray? Urban decay do a couple that are really good.

AMcoffeeLover Mon 22-Jun-15 10:33:28

I second estee Lauder double wear. I can go for a run on a hot day and still look flawless by the end smile
Great coverage (its covering the chemical burn on my face very well)
The original is also good but much less forgiving with application. You need to move fast with the smoothing and blending or it sets unevenly, ideally whole face covered and smoothed/blended in 2 mins for best result!

rachelmonday1 Mon 22-Jun-15 10:48:18

Thanks Ladies, all ideas very welcome!!

rachelmonday1 Mon 22-Jun-15 10:50:06

2 minutes?? That would be a record for me!!! smile

gonegrey56 Mon 22-Jun-15 10:51:58

YSL Fusion Ink. Get a sample to try first but this works brilliantly for me. You can layer it for where you need more coverage but it always looks natural. I add a little bit of sheer powder when the weather is really hot or menopausal flushes start...

Picachew Mon 22-Jun-15 11:57:33

YSL Fusion Ink for me too, it's my HG foundation. It seems to bond to my skin rather than sit on the surface.

frankietwospots Mon 22-Jun-15 12:01:58

I really must get some Double Wear light. I've got the normal DW but it's too much for hot weather. Anyone use DW in Fresco? No idea what shade I will be in the Light version, given that I have fake tan on as well.

AnotheBloodyChinHair Mon 22-Jun-15 12:16:35

frankietwospots I was going to ask that exact same question. I also use ELDW in Fresco but I am so fed up wit the container I want to try the light one. No time to go to a counter so want to order online but don't know what shade to go for.

rachelmonday1 Mon 22-Jun-15 12:16:40

I've been browsing YSL and it seems that Fusion is getting mixed reviews. Well worth getting a sample though I think.

rachelmonday1 Mon 22-Jun-15 12:18:10

I find the only way to get any correct shade colour / shade is to go to a counter

Picachew Mon 22-Jun-15 12:23:39

Ink Fusion IME isn't a dewy foundation at all. I like that as I have combination skin and hate a dewy look as it just seems greasy to me.

I would say it has a velvet finish. It's watery on contact with the skin and then seems to evaporate. I've tried hundreds. It's my favourite by a country mile.

rachelmonday1 Mon 22-Jun-15 12:31:42

You've described it pretty well as per their website Picachew. I also have combination skin and will definately be popping into Debenhams to give it a try smile

Picachew Mon 22-Jun-15 12:40:26

Great, hope it works for you! They gave me a tiddly bottle with a tiddly applicator like a flat spatula attached to the lid. I use a Real Techniques face brush to brush it on with after I've swiped the spatula thing on my face.

In super hot sticky weather I swipe a bit of Clinique pressed powder over it. Love it love it love it! I was so excited to find my HG foundation so I hope it works for you too.

5446 Mon 22-Jun-15 12:41:03

I used to live in the tropics and now in Africa.

Laura Mercier and Giorgio Armani only ones that last for me, complete with LM primer.

Picachew Mon 22-Jun-15 12:43:14

Forgot to mention, I'm BR30. I have a cool pale skin. BR is for cool, BD is for warm and B is neutral. Or so the SA said anyway!

rachelmonday1 Mon 22-Jun-15 12:50:27

I think I'm just going to have from counter to counter. Why is this stuff so complicated?????? confused

Picachew Mon 22-Jun-15 13:16:52

I hated LM, it slid off. The oil free stuff brought me out in spots. Had to bin both. Nightmarishly expensive mistake!

AMcoffeeLover Mon 22-Jun-15 13:31:43

another what shade are you in your current ELDW?

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 22-Jun-15 13:36:00

the face atelier stuff works for me, apparently its what backing dancers use so stays put through sweat / swimming etc. gives me a lovely finish and is the only make up that I have had comments on as to how good my skin looks for my age

Robstersgirl Mon 22-Jun-15 17:07:55

Had to be ELDW I researched the exact same thing last year as I started a very active sweaty job (no, not Diary of a call girl stuff - naughty!) but it's the only foundation that lasts the day, through hard graft and over active heating.

Robstersgirl Mon 22-Jun-15 17:09:14


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