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My foundation is discontinued :,(

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Feckinlego Mon 27-Jun-16 19:02:26

Elizabeth Arden flawless finish compact. I've been using it 20 years. They've a new version out that's half the size and 3 times the price the bastards. Any recommendations? I'll pay for an expensive brand if it's worth it. Tia smile

Feckinlego Mon 27-Jun-16 20:15:16


gonegrey56 Mon 27-Jun-16 20:27:12

I am not sure what skin type you have. I have a combination skin, and use YSL Fusion Ink. This is a sheer, easily blended liquid foundation that can be layered where you want more coverage . Lasts well and looks natural. Best foundation I have used and have tried many .

Purplehonesty Mon 27-Jun-16 20:38:01

Tropics have a lovely powder foundation thing

Feckinlego Mon 27-Jun-16 20:38:30

Thank you gonegrey. I have normal skin, with an occasional monthly breakout. Will look into that ysl one.

Anon2309 Mon 27-Jun-16 20:44:00

Estee lauder double wear, too faced born this way, clinique chubby in the nude (for medium coverage) or loreal infallible ultra matte.

CoolToned Mon 27-Jun-16 20:44:28

I feel you. My favourite The Face Shop CC cream has been discontinued. sad

What type of finish do you like? Matte? Dewy? How about skin-type? And age? Mature skin probably would benefit from something light, younger can go really heavy and matte.

Malermalergoni Mon 27-Jun-16 20:50:09

I hate Estée Lauder for this kind of thing. They did it with another of their best sellers (max cover foundation in ivory) . There are 100s of reviews and comments on forums asking for it to be reinstated- but no.
Anyhow, on the flawless finish compact I have seen this at two budget outlets, one a market stall and one a TOFS (the original factory store) if you have one locally . Colors were not the palest shades though. What shade did you need?

LaurieFairyCake Mon 27-Jun-16 20:51:46

Buy fuck tons on EBay - it's £12.99 smilesmilesmile

Malermalergoni Mon 27-Jun-16 20:53:32

Also worth noting- a consultant on an Estée Lauder counter told me they have a factory outlet. It's somewhere quite Northern as far as I remember. Good discounts.

Feckinlego Tue 28-Jun-16 08:36:01

Thank you everyone. I'm 42 with normal skin. I like fairly light foundation. I loved the handiness of the ea compact. I've tried many other compacts over the years but they last about a week! Might try Estée Lauder daily wear, think they do a light one. Also saw a pan stick type thing, think it was MAC. That would be so handy but I'd be afraid it would be like the max factor one of the 80s - not a good look!

violetbunny Tue 28-Jun-16 08:53:11

Bobbi Brown does some great cream foundation compacts. I also really like her Skin Foundation Stick which is absolutely nothing like the pan stick foundation of the 80s. It's natural, lightweight, non greasy and stays very well for a stick foundation. I always take it when I travel as its so portable and easy to apply.

violetbunny Tue 28-Jun-16 08:55:41

Malermalergoni - the Estée Lauder outlet is called Cosmetics Company Outlet and is an outlet for Lauder-owned brands (including Clinique, MAC and Bobbi Brown). There used to be one in Bicester Village, I haven't visited in a couple of years but I presume it's still there.

PinkyPlumet Tue 28-Jun-16 09:01:32

I think fragrance direct still sell it, stock up!

Only1scoop Tue 28-Jun-16 09:05:04

Op check out your local TK maxx my mum still Manages to find her toasty beige compact in there.

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