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Mineral foundation recommendations please

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Dancergirl Sun 26-Jun-16 11:00:55

I've been using Bare Minerals mineral foundation but it needs replacing and just wondering what else is out there? I have very pale skin. Your recommendations please?

Sudoname Sun 26-Jun-16 11:08:31

I use GOSH mineral powder and I find it amazing. It gives great coverage and looks like a liquid when put on with a buffer brush. I also have sensitive skin and this causes me no harm. Not sure of the stg price but it is 13.99 euro.

ktjb39 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:09:27

I use Laura Geller balance and brighten - prefer the coverage to bare minerals.

Polkadot1974 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:17:41

There is one called lolo or something who do tester pots and go really pale. £1.99 or similar for tester. Will try and find it...

Polkadot1974 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:18:25

Lily lolo!

Elbadram Sun 26-Jun-16 20:21:22

Another vote for GOSH mineral foundation, I get it from superdrug and it is brilliant. I've used bare minerals, Laura Mercier and Prescriptives before but GOSH is as good if not better and it's £9.99! I used the Real Techniques kabuki brush and I often get told what good skin I have - if only they knew what was underneath!

Polkadot1974 Sun 26-Jun-16 20:37:39

Is the Gosh pale too?

CodewordRochambeau Sun 26-Jun-16 21:21:53

YY Lily Lolo. The Porcelain shade is very pale, and the £1.49 samples are excellent.

Elbadram Sun 26-Jun-16 22:36:54

I don't use a pale shade but there are quite a few so id imagine so.

CointreauVersial Sun 26-Jun-16 22:44:12

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish. Has a little grinder in the case, so it never gets messy. Nice medium coverage.

Plumpysoft Sun 26-Jun-16 22:49:12

China Doll by Lily Lolo

Dancergirl Mon 27-Jun-16 00:19:07

I've never heard of Lily Lilo, where do they sell it?

CodewordRochambeau Mon 27-Jun-16 00:23:48

Online only AFAIK:

They're a British company based in Hull.

TanTanNubuck Mon 27-Jun-16 00:34:09

Another vote for Lily Lolo.
Also recommended by someone on here a while back is Elemental Beauty. I tried it and find it gives more coverage than Lily Lolo. Another British company, based in Kent.
I change between the two depending how much coverage I want.

JazzierShadeOfBlack Mon 27-Jun-16 03:04:58

I highly recommend Lily Lolo mineral foundation, I've been a loyal customer for quite a few years now.

PeachyStone Mon 27-Jun-16 03:31:07

If you email lily lilo what shade of bare minerals you're using they'll let you know the best matches of their powders so you can order the closest samples. Their customer service is excellent.

TrulyTrulyTrulyOutrageous Mon 27-Jun-16 03:50:01

I've just finished trying two mineral powder alternatives to bare minerals and have now gone back to bare minerals. My friend uses asap mineral powder and likes it.

gonegrey56 Mon 27-Jun-16 05:55:41

I really like Lily Lolo too, and use Porcelain and Blondie shades . I am very pale. Great value and excellent quality products .

WeekendAway Mon 27-Jun-16 06:03:24

Do you use the Bare Minerals powder OP or the liquid one that you buff in with the big brush? I have that at the moment and I absolutely love it. I have given up on their powders, as Ive got older they look too drying and I need a dewier finish. I find the liquid one is lovely, good coverage but not heavy looking and it's easy to get a flawless finish by putting it on with a small flat brush, then using fingertips to blend, then buffing all over with a big soft brush.

My other fave is the Mac liquid mineral foundation but I have to say I've not found anything better than either of these two, and I've tried quite a few.

FashionLover1 Mon 27-Jun-16 10:58:32

I love Lily Lolo too, pros & cons you can find here

NCGone Mon 27-Jun-16 11:00:09

Lily lolo vote here

GuinevereBeck Mon 27-Jun-16 11:06:50

I've used mineral foundation for years, and tried pretty much all the main brands. I like Laura Geller, not much coverage though but a nice finish, and I do rate Lily Lolo, they have a good range of shades. The Elizabeth Arden one is lovely too, but it's so expensive and I don't think it's worth it for the price.

I have however just discovered a new fab brand. It's called Pure Magic Minerals and you can get it on Amazon for £5.95. Great range of shades, especially for pale skins - I got what looked like my usual shade and it actually turned out to be too light, but luckily as they had included a few samples of other shades I was able to change down and got one which is a perfect match (light olive if you're interested - it sounds dark but really isn't!). The coverage is so good, and it really lasts. Only downside is that the pot is quite small, but it still works out much cheaper.

I honestly don't work for them, it's just that I really have tried most of the mineral makeup out there, and this is great (and cheap!). See here:

rubybleu Mon 27-Jun-16 13:00:55

Inika does a really good pale colour.

I've tried a lot but I keep going back to Bare Minerals. I've got very dry skin & I need the bismuth "sheen" effect to stop it all looking a bit flaky. Inika, Lily Lolo just look dusty and crepey on me no matter how well moisturised my skin!

AprilMC Mon 27-Jun-16 13:05:02

I use Jane Iredale pure pressed base, it is the best I have found and I have spent literally hundreds of pounds trying to find a good foundation, it is pure mineral and it is crazy easy to apply. I have blemished and oily skin and it is the best thing i have ever used, its on the expensive side but i think it is well worth it, i am very fair and use Bisque colour, they have a wide range of colours, there is a lighter one for incredibly fair people called ivory, but the range is really wide so most skin types can be catered for.

FawnDrench Mon 27-Jun-16 13:13:56

Yet another vote for Lily Lolo here.
They often send offers and I only buy in their "sale" or when there's free postage etc.
So it doesn't work out too expensive at all.

Been using their mineral powder (candy cane, a pale shade) for over 3 years now after spending a small fortune on many different mineral powders, and this is by far the best I've found.

Also recommend their kabuki brushes.

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