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Is there some sort of face product that evens out irregularities in ton/e but that isn't foundation?

(67 Posts)
JuanPotatoTwo Fri 30-Dec-16 22:57:58

I think I might be looking for something that doesn't exist, unless someone more knowledgeable (ie, most people smile) can inform me otherwise.

I don't want a foundation or a primer I don't think - I do wear them (Bobby Brown) but I feel quite 'made up' in them and tend to wear only for going out. I've tried bb creams in the past but without much success. Same with tinted moisturizer or products like Clarins flash balm.

I think I'm looking for something very easy and quick to apply every day - so no faffing about spreading evenly or blending in, something that evens out my skin tone. I have it in my head that there used to be a product that you put on and it sort of acclimatised to your skin colour so you didn't need to worry about choosing the right colour - but I might have totally made that up!

Can anyone suggest anything please?

RemusLupinsChristmasMovie Fri 30-Dec-16 23:33:15

Porefessional is a primer but with a v slight tint and can be worn alone, without foundation. It's lovely but v expensive for a tiny tube.

I've just bought the No 7 pore reducing primer and v impressed so far. It's not got any colour but does even out skintone.

botemp Fri 30-Dec-16 23:38:24

The Estee Lauder CC Cream vaguely matches your description, try it out though as it is different from other CC creams and the coverage is very lightweight.

IvorHughJarrs Fri 30-Dec-16 23:43:29

I had a sample of a foundation that was supposed to adjust to your skin tone and it accentuated the unevenness. I use a Bobbi Brown BB cream which helps a bit but not sure there is a solution

Will watch with interest

loveisenough Fri 30-Dec-16 23:47:54

This is brilliant, really easy to apply and gives a lovely light glowy finish. I have quite a lot of redness in my skin tone and this works wonders.

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ParisIsBurning Fri 30-Dec-16 23:50:51

The BareMinerals Complexion Rescue does just that for me. Evens my skin out a tad and adds a fabulous glow but next to no coverage.

I do think you have to have "good" skin for it to work. It wouldn't sort eye bags or pimples. But it works for me.

fluffiphlox Fri 30-Dec-16 23:50:57

I like L'Oréal Eau de Teint. V light.

Slowdownsally Fri 30-Dec-16 23:58:17

There's a bunch reviewed here:

I use the L'Oréal nude magique and it's pretty good for the price.

GloriousRoob Sat 31-Dec-16 00:02:25

The palest clinique cc moisture surge is too dark on me.

GloriousRoob Sat 31-Dec-16 00:02:51

I can tell it would be good though.

JuanPotatoTwo Sat 31-Dec-16 00:09:03

Oh thank you for answers and suggestions. Will read through properly tomorrow.

MemorySoup Sat 31-Dec-16 00:16:18

You need Erborian HD CC cream. It comes out white and adjusts to your skin tone, it's brilliant at evening the complexion. Available from Space NK.

LadyOfTheCanyon Sat 31-Dec-16 03:49:04

Perricone no foundation foundation?

Manumission Sat 31-Dec-16 03:56:47

I don't know but I'm interested.

FineLookingHighHorse Sat 31-Dec-16 04:13:19

Loreal eau de teint.

BadlyDrawnBuoy Sat 31-Dec-16 09:37:12

This stuff is great and you only need to apply a small amount - pricey but lasts

Cheesymonster Sat 31-Dec-16 09:57:21

I think L'Oréal eau de teint might be discontinued.

I use La Roche Posay Effaclar BB Blur in place of foundation.

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 31-Dec-16 09:58:52

NYC BB cream is brilliant!

TheLionQueen Sat 31-Dec-16 10:02:25

Could you mean the boots intelligent colour foundation? You buy in light, medium or dark and it blends to your skin tone. Goes on nicely too.

eurochick Sat 31-Dec-16 10:07:23

I second Benefit Porefessional. I hate the feeling of foundation on my skin and only wear it once in a blue moon. I use the Benefit stuff daily on my t zone with a light dusting of translucent powder on top.

daffodilbaby Sat 31-Dec-16 11:12:56

this it's amazing. It's lighter than a bb or cc cream, less than even a tinted moisturiser - i rave about it - i need a little more coverage in winter but only use this in summer. You don't need to blend or anything, apply just like a moisturiser and it releases a very sheer tint to even out skin tone.

OCSockOrphanage Sat 31-Dec-16 13:45:38

Sensai Bronzing Gel. Sheer and not really bronzing, just instant healthiness in a water based gel, and in a tube. So easy, you don't even need a mirror to apply it. Doesn't streak or clog.

JuanPotatoTwo Sat 31-Dec-16 20:01:36

Thanks a lot for all the suggestions and links. I had a look through and am going to give the Erborian CC cream a try first - it was a toss up between that and the Estee Lauder day cream.

supadupapupascupa Sat 31-Dec-16 20:05:24

I use avon BB cream and then pop a touch of bare minerals on the apples of cheeks or anywhere that needs a touch more coverage. A then a quick sweep of de-shining powder

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