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Tinted moisturiser / BB / CC recommendation for someone who loathes foundation?

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ProjectGainsborough Fri 29-Apr-16 15:51:17

I'm starting to feel like I need something to even out my skin and perk me up, but I' can always FEEL foundation on my skin and never found one at any price point that doesn't settle into wrinkles or feel drying / greasy.

Does anyone have any recommendations for something that I can slap on in the morning, but that feels weightless and looks like skin, rather than foundation?

(Demanding? Moi?)

ggirl Fri 29-Apr-16 15:53:55

bare minerals do a rescue complexion tinted moisturiser [[ here]]

loads of people swear by laura Mercier for tinted moisturiser

TheMagicToyshop Fri 29-Apr-16 15:54:06

I'm exactly the same, always hated the feel of foundation. I've tried a few BB and CC creams (Rimmel, Bourgious) and found them too 'thick' for me. I got the Body Shop's BB cream last week and I'm loving it, it goes on like moisturiser and really evens out my skin and lasts all day.

StewardsEnquiry Fri 29-Apr-16 15:54:15

Laura Mercer tinted moisturiser. You can slap it on without a mirror. It just evens up your skin tone. Yes it is expensive but the tube is huge and will last yonks.

YesOfCourseAlways Fri 29-Apr-16 16:07:51

I've tried loads and the best is Maybelline dream fresh, it's the only one I repurchase

Justputyourshoesonnow Fri 29-Apr-16 16:12:17

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GreenMarkerPen Fri 29-Apr-16 16:18:26

boots no 7 intelligent colour foundation.
feels like nothing.
not great coverage, but makes skintone more even.

TheMagicToyshop Fri 29-Apr-16 16:27:35

Yes that's the one Justput. I was rather sceptical of the whole 'adapting to your skin tone' thing but I've been admiring my skin all week. Love it.

Petal02 Fri 29-Apr-16 16:28:13

Boots No 7 superlight foundation, or boots no 7 BB cream. Both are great.

Lndnmummy Fri 29-Apr-16 16:35:25

Love the bare minerals one!!

MrsGannicus Fri 29-Apr-16 16:42:00

I felt the same and ended up loving Pixi skin tint.

biptinthebud Fri 29-Apr-16 16:57:37

Laura mercier tinted moisturiser is fantastic, a natural look, nice and even. I put it on without a mirror!
One tube lasts close to a year, wearing it every day.
I wear a primer underneath to make it last longer (NOT Laura mercier primer as these make the whole thing look like foundation).

Fibbertigibbet Fri 29-Apr-16 17:44:21

GOSH do a BB cream that is very light and not at all horrible and sticky. Doesn't have a huge amount of coverage, but it's just enough to perk up your face.

3littlefrogs Fri 29-Apr-16 17:53:16

I have used this one for years. I get it from Lidl or amazon. It is very light.

Pupsiecola Fri 29-Apr-16 17:57:25

Another vote for that Bare Minerals one. I have super sensitive skin and am prone to Rosacea although I've not had a flare up for years (touch wood). I feel like you; this is one of the few that I haven't wanted to wipe off.

ProjectGainsborough Fri 29-Apr-16 21:02:46

Thanks all. Will test some swatches!

yazzy85 Fri 29-Apr-16 21:16:38

Nars tinted moisturiser and No7 Superlight foundation. Both are very lightweight and I can't feel them on my skin.

LegoCaltrops Fri 29-Apr-16 21:49:15

I just discovered the Body Shop one. Am flabbergasted that it's pale enough for me... in winter! It doesn't look like I'm wearing makeup, just smoother skin.

KatharinaRosalie Fri 29-Apr-16 21:52:30

you have to try this one, does exactly what you want - slap it on, looks like your skin, but better, and you won't feel it at all.°10

bialystockandbloom Fri 29-Apr-16 21:53:13

I also hate the feel of foundation. I've used Estee Lauder Daywear sheer tint release for years now. Really natural tint, weightless, and evens out tone etc without feeling at all unnatural.

BeckyWithTheMediocreHair Fri 29-Apr-16 21:58:11

Lily Lolo mineral foundation. It's a powder and beautifully light.

sparechange Fri 29-Apr-16 21:58:24

REN BB cream is awesome
High spf, moisturising, absorbs really easily and provides a bit of coverage.
I love it

Indecisivejo Sat 30-Apr-16 18:04:39

Just bought some of that bare minerals one hope I like it! 10% off in debenhams at mo

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