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Ffs!!! Fed up with foundation!!!!

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Indecisivejo Tue 22-Mar-16 15:03:47

Can anyone recommend a foundation for dry/dehydrated skin which gives a nice light coverage and doesn't emphasise dryness BUT also doesn't go bloody greasy and make me look like I've dipped my face in oil!!!
Also needs to be fragrance free!!!

Indecisivejo Tue 22-Mar-16 21:19:26

Pleeeeeeeeease someone

gandttuesday Tue 22-Mar-16 21:21:44

Have you tried MAC Face and Body? It's super light coverage but buildable and doesn't cling to dry patches

Only1scoop Tue 22-Mar-16 21:23:12

Ysl touché éclat foundation,

They will match you a sample to try

Littleallovertheshop Tue 22-Mar-16 21:24:10

Bourjouis 24hr sleep or whatever is pretty good - I have dry, sensitive skin atm

Indecisivejo Tue 22-Mar-16 21:24:16

Yes I have tried that and unfortunately I hated it sad it sounded perfect for me and good colour match but I found it covered nothing even after layering and I looked like an oil slick sad

Indecisivejo Tue 22-Mar-16 21:25:11

Ysl and bourjois both perfumed I definitely need fragrance free
Thank u though

PoohBearsHole Tue 22-Mar-16 21:25:23

Laura merrier tinted moisturiser?

PoohBearsHole Tue 22-Mar-16 21:26:29

it's not cheap but it last for ages and ages

WrenNatsworthy Tue 22-Mar-16 21:26:53

My mate's an Arbonne rep and I get the cc cream off her. It's fab. I used to use a Clarins one before but this is loads better.

emsyj Tue 22-Mar-16 21:27:49

You could try Illamasqua Hydra Veil as a primer underneath to resolve the dryness issue. Mac Face & Body is buildable - you can apply 3 or 4 layers of it without it looking cakey. If you want more coverage than that, Estee Lauder Double Wear Light lasts well without going oily and has a good amount of 'slip' on application. Or Face Atelier Ultra Foundation is amazing, but you'd have to guess your shade as I don't think anywhere stocks it other than online.

iwannadancewithsomebody Tue 22-Mar-16 21:28:07

What's your skincare routine like?

I find if I slip up and don't take care of my skin foundation looks awful and doesn't stay put.

What about a BB or CC cream or tinted moisturiser rather than foundation?

lamiashiro Tue 22-Mar-16 21:28:36

Face Atelier. Superb coverage and doesn't go flaky but don't put too much on. A couple of drops is enough.

LoopiusMaximus Tue 22-Mar-16 21:28:46

Are you moisturising and then applying primer before your foundation? This makes all the difference for me

Only1scoop Tue 22-Mar-16 21:31:31

EA pure finish tinted moisturiser.

Love this on my dry days it's also fragrance free

clutterfly Tue 22-Mar-16 23:27:05

Are you gently exfoliating your skin? I love my Liz Earle cream cleanser and muslin cloth and then I use Nivea lotion and a Clinique super balanced foundation. It works for me - maybe it could work for you too. Skincare is such a frustrating journey, I know!

hmmmno Wed 23-Mar-16 09:16:01

Sort out your skin with a hyaluronic serum first.

The reason your foundation goes patchy isn't the fault of the foundation - it's your dehydrated skin drinking up the moisture in it.

Indecisivejo Wed 23-Mar-16 09:33:07

Trust me it isn't my skin it's the foundations! I'm currently looking for a good primer but I can't use a heavy silicone based one as it breaks me out! My skin routine is fine, I can't use lots of products my skin is very reactive so cannot change what I use.
The best foundation I tried has been discontinued grrrrr so I know it's not my skin it's all these rubbish foundations.

Only1scoop Wed 23-Mar-16 09:35:46

What foundation had you been using Op?

Germgirl Wed 23-Mar-16 09:57:25

I've tried many many foundations recently, expensive and cheap, and the very best I've found is Collection Lasting Perfection foundation. here
It's a ridiculous £3.99 at Boots at the moment! I know it sounds rather improbable that something that costs the same as a large latte is good but it really is. Prior to buying this I was using Estée Lauder Diuble Wear & had tried Mac, Clinique, YSL, Bare Minerals, loads of them. The Collection is better than all of them IMO
Another good one is Bourjois City Radiance. That has a nice dewy finish & looks very good on.

knowler Wed 23-Mar-16 10:28:25

would a mineral powder work? I like (although I know many don't) bare minerals and if you exfoliate and moisturise properly beforehand, it shouldn't emphasise dryness.

Indecisivejo Wed 23-Mar-16 11:36:26 was the dermalogica foundation.

Mineral powders are a defo no no!!

MsBojangles Wed 23-Mar-16 12:26:42


What are you using to apply the Face Atelier? You've just reminded me that I bought some ages ago and was a bit intimidated by how pigmented it was blush

fresta Wed 23-Mar-16 13:46:41

I have a similar problem to you, I think there has been a move to long-lasting foundations which look good on camera, but in reality these don't look good close up and highlight flakes, pores etc. The best I have found is Clinique Even Better Skin Foundation. It's medium coverage, buildable and gives that real skin texture look, not dry, not too dewy, fragrance free.

fresta Wed 23-Mar-16 13:48:12

Be careful with primers, many claim to be hydrating but contain lots of alcohol which is drying and damages skin. The Illamasqua one is a prime example of this.

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