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Why does my foundation do this ?

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1998WasAGoodYear Tue 22-Mar-16 14:51:33

Would anyone know why foundation sometimes seems to "sit" in the pores on my cheek bones (which honestly I can't see even when looking in a magnifying mirror) but when I use foundation - Chanel,MFA ultra HD or BobbiBrown - even when I buff it in with a real techniques brush it seems it look all "pitted". I've tried using primers (bought loads of different ones ☹) and not using them, but it doesn't seem to make any difference. Thanks

mrsmortis Tue 22-Mar-16 16:01:04

I know you've mentioned primers.

Amoungst them have you tired a silicon based one? I like Benefit's porefessional but I've used a smashbox one. Basically they fill the pores with a neutral colour before you add foundation. This works for me.

You can also get serums that are meant to minimize your pores over time. I've never had much luck with them, but maybe someone else here will have something to recommend.

burnishedsilver Tue 22-Mar-16 16:07:07

Are you layering a water based product over an oil based one, or vise versa?

1998WasAGoodYear Tue 22-Mar-16 16:19:49

Thanks for the replies smile I tried a sample of the Poreprofessional one (and Lanacane) but it still happens. I know the Make Up Forever foundation is a silicone based one so they shouldn't react, but the pitting still seems to happen.

Everyone else's makeup looks nice, but I look like a crater faced menopausal wreck smile (feeling sorry for myself)

Buzzardbird Tue 22-Mar-16 16:24:20

Oily foundations do this to me. Bare Minerals and Bourjois being the latest culprits.
Clinique Even Better seems fine.

rosie1959 Tue 22-Mar-16 16:34:13

I came to a point where no foundation looked good could no longer get than smooth finish and they showed up every imperfection
Changed to a tinted moisturiser mine is by No 7 gives a much more even finish

Dorisdolalee Tue 22-Mar-16 16:38:13

Have you tried a mineral makeup such as lily Lolo? If you see the pore thing and need to smooth it during the day you just buff it a bit more and it'll stop sitting in pores.
Some people just have skin that does this. You could also even try using it over a lighter foundation such as laura m tinted moisturiser.

MsBojangles Tue 22-Mar-16 20:04:52

I did the same as rosie and switched to a tinted moisturiser. I'd always been sceptical about them but the Chantacaille one in particular is bloody brilliant - enough coverage to even out skin tone but light enough not to look like actual make up.

Spendysusan Tue 22-Mar-16 20:22:08

My pores are huge and I've really noticed them with all foundations .
I have been using skin care that is designed to minimise pores ( don't ask me how )
Estée Lauder / Nip + Fab / REN all do ranges ,anything with blur technology is good as well ( primers etc )
Also acid exfoliating has worked for me I use nip + fab pads and Pixi glowtion it sounds harsh but my skin is so much better for it , you get different strengths depending on how sensitive your skin is .
I've heard that Nivea sensitive aftershave balm is a great primer for flawless skin ( you tube) as it has a high amount of glycerin in it which makes make up stick to skin but for great coverage although heavy Estée Lauder double wear is amazing set with a powder .

Spendysusan Tue 22-Mar-16 20:24:05

And I almost forgot a beauty blender ( damp ) gives a better finish than the brush as it pushes make up in more .. I thought it was a gimmick as very expensive for what is basically a funny shaped sponge but it does work

1998WasAGoodYear Tue 22-Mar-16 21:58:10

the Chantacaille tinted moisturiser sounds good, I've steered away from these because I need some coverage and in the past these have been just a bit too sheer.
I'll dig out my beauty blender as well and give it another whirl 😀

I've been using the Alpha H liquid gold recently which is brilliant, but seems to make my t zone a bit greasy, so I'm only using it a couple of times a week now, has anyone else found this happens to them ?

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