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From Lily Lolo china doll foundation to what?

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SpaceKablooie Thu 28-Jul-16 18:58:46

I currently use Lily Lolo china doll foundation, but I think I'd like to start using something else. I have no idea what though!

China doll is very light as I'm very pale.
I like mineral makeup, although I'd consider non-mineral.
I think I'm over powder, and that I'd prefer liquid.
I quite like natural products.
I like minimal non-sparkly makeup generally.

I don't know what to do! Should I just buy a random foundation liquid to try? Or should I choose a brand and get a makeover in a department store?

SpaceKablooie Thu 28-Jul-16 19:25:54

Hopeful bump

gonegrey56 Thu 28-Jul-16 19:29:52

I would book a makeup session at a Bobbi Brown counter in a department store if you can. Cost is redeemable against products bought . They are likely to have pale shades (I have a couple from them as I too am very pale). You can chat about best textures and types of foundations for you as they have a wide choice . Good starting point perhaps?

SpaceKablooie Thu 28-Jul-16 19:32:24

gone, I think I might do that. Oddly, I quite like BB even though I've never tried it - I just remember that a colleague who never wore makeup had a minimal BB makeover once which she really liked. Do I need to book then? #baffled

gonegrey56 Thu 28-Jul-16 19:45:38

You will get proper attention without waiting around if you book . I would . I have been really pleased with the service, first asking for a natural overall look (and got great foundation recommendation ), and I later had a "smokey eye" lesson (a bit daring for me ! )

SpaceKablooie Thu 28-Jul-16 19:47:08

Okay, great. I'm going to do it! Thank you smile.

SpaceKablooie Thu 28-Jul-16 20:18:34

Oh no, I think you can only get BB makeup sessions in London sad.

gonegrey56 Thu 28-Jul-16 20:22:34

I am in Bucks and you can get them at John Lewis branches here.

Fannyfannakerpants Thu 28-Jul-16 20:45:36

Have you tried bare minerals? I found it a lot less chalky than lilylolo. I also tried double wear light and was pleased. I don't usually like liquid foundation but it really was light.

Daydream007 Thu 28-Jul-16 22:17:38

I've moved from Bare Minerals to Laura Mercier without any regrets. Extremely natural with a good choice of lighter shades.

Cakescakescakes Thu 28-Jul-16 22:18:46

You can get the Bobbi Brown lessons at any Bobbi Brown counter. Just call in and ask.

SpaceKablooie Thu 28-Jul-16 22:25:56

Oh, thanks everyone! I'll look into all of the suggestions smile.

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