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Can anyone recommend me a foundation please?

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NotWorkingOut Wed 23-Dec-15 21:02:05

I'm desperate for a nice foundation, I really want flawless skin! I suffer really badly with hormonal breakouts and blackheads. I'm getting some vouchers for John lewis for Xmas so thought I could treat myself! I was thinking something like bare minerals?

The only thing set in stone is that it must be a company that don't test on animals! Thanks in advance!

Wombat87 Wed 23-Dec-15 23:14:50

Nars is good
You'll need to check their testing
I don't know much about companies that don't. No foundation will make you look flawless. A good coverage that's build able with a decent primer is what you need.

Check out MAC also, I find them to be a bit cakey but I'm sure I read that they don't test

wickedwaterwitch Wed 23-Dec-15 23:17:02

I love Chanel Vitalumiere

You could book a make up session with Chanel and other big brands, I think Bobbi Brown do them too, and see what you think of the foundation. What suits one person might not suit another.

MidnightRun Wed 23-Dec-15 23:30:50

Chanel is fabulous! But pricey.. I use it as my occasion make up. I use boujois healthy mix foundation and concealer every day and it's great! Gentle on my skin too! Plus a good primer to start always helps X

WatchedFrozenWayTooMuch Wed 23-Dec-15 23:39:44

m.boots.com/h5/cat_hub?unCountry=uk&path=/en/Rimmel-Wake-Me-Up-Make-Up-Foundation-30ml_1246748 I use this, is great. And so cheap! Only about £6. You can pretty much apply it with your eyes closed and it comes out even.

WatchedFrozenWayTooMuch Wed 23-Dec-15 23:40:36

Sorry not too sure about the resting on animals but I think that would be easy enough to check.

GirlOverboard Thu 24-Dec-15 00:16:08

I don't know if they test on animals or not, but L'Oreal Facefinity compact foundation is amazing. I spent 15 years searching for the perfect foundation before finding this. It really does make my skin look flawless (and I have pretty terrible skin).

Cheesymonster Thu 24-Dec-15 07:29:56

Max Factor whipped cream is my favourite

NotWorkingOut Thu 24-Dec-15 10:18:34

Thanks everyone, it's an absolute minefield makeup buying! It looks like nars is the only possibility out of them.

I'm so absolutely clueless about makeup and how's best to apply it and how to achieve different things!

Notonaschoolnight Thu 24-Dec-15 10:22:41

www.beautylish.com/s/it-cosmetics-your-skin-but-better-cc-cream-with-spf-50-fair

Check the YouTube video out too full coverage for me, this cc is very well thought of and I can see why

Notonaschoolnight Thu 24-Dec-15 10:23:36

Shit didn't check the animal testing so not sure

PollyPerky Thu 24-Dec-15 11:08:07

Dior Star is my favourite now. Mainly because of the shades- I'm a neutral and very pale. It does give a nice light -reflective finish, isn't oily or drying and builds up nicely with a couple of layers if you need it.
No idea about animal testing.

Tate15 Fri 25-Dec-15 12:09:48

I've ditched all my expensive foundations and am using collection 2000 lasting foundation. My skin hadn't looked so flawless yet natural in years!

Tate15 Fri 25-Dec-15 12:11:53

Forgot to say, I am a vegetarian and collection 2000 have this policy

Collection Cosmetics, or any third party acting on our behalf, has never conducted and will never conduct any animal testing on any of our products. .

The European safety assessments conducted on our products do not require animal test data.

mrssmooth Fri 25-Dec-15 12:19:58

I really can't recommend Bare Minerals enough! I had breakout skin too but since using BM my skin has been great. I use the Bareskin foundation as a base and then the original powder foundation on top, with the mineral veil finishing powder. You can get starter kits which last a couple of months. sold in John Lewis so you can use your vouchers smile

Acorn44 Fri 25-Dec-15 12:30:12

Estee Lauder Double Wear - cant be beaten if you want really long lasting coverage and to disguise hormonal skin. It's the only cosmetic product I would pay this much for. It's not actually waterproof, but definitely gym proof and rain proof!

VodkaValiumLattePlease Fri 25-Dec-15 13:12:54

Tarte are an amazing cruelty free brand!

Wombat87 Sat 26-Dec-15 18:17:41

Oh yes! Bare minerals! How could i forget! Yes they are great and allow good coverage depending on how much you want to put on. Not great if you have dry skin I've found, but used a small amount of coconut oil on my face 10mins before putting it on and that sorted that out!

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