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Sorry another foundation thread but I could really do with your recs

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CoconutAmericano Sun 03-Apr-16 12:43:08

I am at a foundation cross roads in my life .. Ok so im approaching 40, the fine lines are starting, I have combination skin and have recently developed adult acne.

I used mac studio fix fluid foundation for years and it was good but probably a little too yellow in hindsight and i would regularly need blotting sheets during the day.

Im looking for good medium buildable coverage (especially now due to my breakouts). I like a matt finish and I like a liquid. I would prefer not to have to faff about with primers or setting powders, I just want a decent foundation that works without 'help' if that makes sense.

I have a budget of €50 and will be heading out to a large dept store later today to get some samples so do any of you lovely ladies (perhaps with similar skin/age) have any recommendations for me please? smile

Thank you

flippinada Sun 03-Apr-16 13:25:46

I'm around your age with the same skin type.

If you're not bothered about sunscreen, I'd recommend the clinique beyond perfecting. Lasts very well and has a natural to matte finish. Shades do run quite dark though so bear that in mind.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Light also lasts well but has quite a limited shade range.

asilikeit Sun 03-Apr-16 13:31:11

An alternative to double wear is Vichy dermablend - great staying power, can get it from boots and not as expensive as double wear etc. Not as many shades as double wear though

CoconutAmericano Sun 03-Apr-16 13:34:17

Thank you flippinada I'm not fussed on spf because I use a separate sun screen. I will put these on my list. I didnt like the original EL double wear. It was cakey on me, but I will get a sample of the light version to try with the Clinique too.

CoconutAmericano Sun 03-Apr-16 13:35:19

Thank you asilikeit I do generally like French pharmacy brands so I'll add this one to my list

flippinada Sun 03-Apr-16 13:45:23

You're welcome - I find the original double wear too cakey as well.

The beyond perfecting is marketed as a full coverage foundation but ime it can be sheered out.

Another good one is Lancome's miracle air de teint - you may find it a bit sheer though.

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