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firefly78 Fri 19-Feb-16 08:23:41

what am i doing wrong? those teenage girls you see with absolutely flawlessly applied foundation that stays on all day. What are they doing that in not!!! Ive tried so many brands. im pale with quite dry skin. bit blotchy bit blackheady round my nose. no idea how you get rid of those buggers!!

Rpj16 Fri 19-Feb-16 08:35:20

I'm fb friends with my friends 16yo sister. Always looks flawless. I'm convinced photoshop makes the best foundation! grin

Chanel velvet lumiere!! love it. apply it thick for more coverage!

burnishedsilver Fri 19-Feb-16 08:40:36

Those teenagers look plastic up close. They trowel the make up on.

I suspect that your problem might be skin care not foundation. I started following THIS about 6 months ago. It's made a huge difference to my skin.

firefly78 Fri 19-Feb-16 09:01:15

i meant teens i see in real life not photos!! will have a look at that link thank u

GraceKellysLeftArm Fri 19-Feb-16 14:40:15

In a restaurant last year there was a girl at the next table I'd guess around aged 21 - her skin was so flawless, albeit trowelled on that I was compelled to ask her which foundation she was using. MAC she said and I vowed to go there. But then the realisation dawned that I have twenty years on her and it wouldn't matter if unicorns farted photoshop onto my face, it was never going to look like that.

It seems very unfair. When we were that age our budgets ran to yellow crap from Superdrug.

When I want to get that "flawless" look I trowel it on thicker than feels appropriate - and just accept the fact that all my necklines will be covered in make-up by the time I get home.

Missionitreat Fri 19-Feb-16 15:56:49

Younger skin is just smoother and plumper generally so foundation will always look better regardless of their spots etc.

For us oldies it's skincare that counts so that foundation will apply nicely.

Wagglebees Fri 19-Feb-16 16:39:16

It's just a combination of youthful skin plus access to good products. We would've been just as flawless if we had had the Internet, YouTube and money. Teenage girls don't seem to go through that awkward, bad hair, terrible make up stage anymore. It's very unfair. grin

No Collection2000 foundation in either orange medium or light brown dark and a roller ball lipgloss for them.

Wagglebees Fri 19-Feb-16 16:41:06

^meant to add that that doesn't mean anyone older than 30 can't look just as gorgeous. Just we're unlikely to get that perfectly smooth airbrushed skin.

I think primers are a big key to a good foundation finish that stays put.

Greengardenpixie Fri 19-Feb-16 16:53:54

face atelier foundation. Coco beau do tester pots. If you get one that is too dark or too light you can adjust it. For me, I have a shade thats like my skin in a pot!!!! its fantastic. The secret is to not apply too much. Makes my skin look lovely smile and I am 48 I have sallow skin and use sand. I bought the ultra foundation pro. A small bottle that i bought just at the beginning of summer has just ran out.

Greengardenpixie Fri 19-Feb-16 16:54:01

Greengardenpixie Fri 19-Feb-16 16:56:20

I also use real techniques stippling brush in circular motions to apply it. [see video below] Dont put it on the brush, apply it in dots at the tops of your cheeks then use the brush.

Greengardenpixie Fri 19-Feb-16 17:00:16

Also, you dont need a primer with this foundation. You can lighten it by buying the bright white or the darkening colour.

firefly78 Fri 19-Feb-16 21:37:17

i tried cocobeau it didnt work for me. nothing ever does! im only 37 i have no lines on face so im not that old!!

Greengardenpixie Fri 19-Feb-16 22:20:57

When i first tried it, I wasnt sure about it either. Seemed to settle into pores. I was putting too much on. If you want heavier coverage you can layer it on gradually on the areas you may need it. Applying it with the brush made a difference. Maybe if you still have sample pots, you could get a stippling brush. It may make a difference? You could even try if it makes a difference with the foundation you have smile

Whosthemummy16 Fri 19-Feb-16 22:29:25

Beauty blenders are brilliant

wiltingfast Fri 19-Feb-16 23:11:17

I got one of those clarisonic things second hand and it has dealt with most of my blackheads very firmly! Am 41. It's past time grin it really improved my skin though I had to cut back a bit as it was sensitising my cheeks. People actually commented on my youthful glow though >preens<

firefly78 Sat 20-Feb-16 07:39:56

clarisonic? beauty blender? stippling brush? where does one buy such things!!

hollinhurst84 Sat 20-Feb-16 12:50:39

Real techniques stippling brush - online or I think boots/superdrug stock them
Beauty blender I bought online

Lolimax Sat 20-Feb-16 12:54:12

I'm a late comer to such things myself. I'm a Liz Earle cleaner and moisturiser fan, then primer by no.7 and either mac or double wear foundation. It does work.

Greengardenpixie Sat 20-Feb-16 13:31:48

You can buy real techniques stippling brush online.

Whosthemummy16 Sat 20-Feb-16 17:55:05

Real techniques do a version of a beauty blender that you can get in boots or superdrug it's like a tear drop shaped sponge.
I run mine under water then squeeze it out and the sponge swells slightly then use it to blend in my foundation.
To clean it I just use a gentle cleanser then I fill a bowl up with water put the sponge in and blast it in the microwave for 30 seconds ( watched a video on YouTube, apparantly it kills bacteria in the sponge ?!! )

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