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Off to Selfridges to buy foundation

(44 Posts)
wakemewhenitssummer Fri 20-Jan-17 17:56:26

I'm going to browse, get samples and hopefully buy the perfect base.
Yellowy, middle aged skin. I'm looking for a youthful glow rather than shine and need something with staying power.

Which brands would you recommended?

Redtartanshoes Fri 20-Jan-17 18:01:20

Good luck getting samples...

I'm currently using a charlotte tilbury but don't rate it anyway as good as touché eclait

70isaLimitNotaTarget Fri 20-Jan-17 18:24:00

I don't wear it (foundation) but my DD has a yellow toned skin.
She uses Urban Decay and KatVonD (both available from large Debenhams , not sure if Selfridges stock it )

wakemewhenitssummer Fri 20-Jan-17 18:55:28

Right I'll strike off Charlotte Tilbury and look at those three recommendations.
I thought they'd be begging for me to try their products. I had visions of a face of many colours then deciding after wandering round the store.

Redtartanshoes Fri 20-Jan-17 19:13:19

Oh they'll try and seduce you with wonderful products that will literally transform you... but be strong.

I nearly bought a moisturiser... until she dropped that it was £70. ((Sigh))

Star21 Fri 20-Jan-17 19:38:02

Good luck getting samples, the sales assistant at Nars looked down her nose at me in John Lewis and said "we don't do samples" but she could book me an appointment for £30. Put me off asking any other brand, all I wanted was to try and find something moisturising which wouldn't clog on dry areas of my skin. I am not prepared to fork out £40 just to try a product.

Rumpoleonthebaileys Fri 20-Jan-17 19:45:06

Chantecaille future skin is one of my all time favourites, Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua is brilliant and glowy but perhaps not as buildable for coverage. Heard v good things about Suqqu (exclusive to selfridges I think) which has more coverage. For glow I would try some primers too - my beloved Dior one has been discontinued but there was a good thread on here in the last few days on primers. If I can find it I will post a link. Love a little trip to Selfridges. Enjoy and tell us what gems you find!

AwkwardSquad Fri 20-Jan-17 19:48:01

Clarins are generally good with samples, and I like their foundation. I'm middle-aged also. Staying power of the one I use is so-so, but then I do have oily t-zone and tendancy to rub at face during the day.

Ilikesweetpeas Fri 20-Jan-17 19:53:22

I like Bobbi brown, started using that in the summer after having my makeup done there. I'm not sure that they give samples but they put the makeup on me and I bought it another day after deciding I was happy with it. Mine is long last even wear finish which I'm really pleased with. I use their illuminating powder with it. Good luck!

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Maplessglobe Fri 20-Jan-17 20:57:57

Anyone having trouble with getting samples, try space nk. I find them really helpful.

wakemewhenitssummer Fri 20-Jan-17 21:24:41

Thanks for the comments, you're all mentioned several brands I've never even heard off.
Would SpaceNK be a better bet? I'm open to suggestions.

Googling suggests Giorgio Armani and Dior would be good to look at too, plus I'm keen to try Doublewear light.
Long lasting, dewy, perfect colour match, possibly doesn't even exist.

Nanasueathome Fri 20-Jan-17 21:29:35

I have Suqqu foundation from Selfridges.
It is really nice and gives good cover whilst being light and dewy at the same time. The assistants were really helpful as well
My favourite foundation at the moment is Face Atelier from either Cult Beauty or Amazon. Lots of colours to choose from but no samples really so you will be guessing to get correct colour match

LadyOfTheCanyon Fri 20-Jan-17 21:31:19

take some little pots with you (Muji do some small travel pots) and decant some squirts into to try at home. Ive done this in the past and have had some hmm from the SA but fuck em.
Suqqu is excellent. 10 if you're fair skinned and 15 if you want a warmer tone in the original (big pot) foundation.
Marc Jacobs foundation is my new love. Not sure if they have it in Selfridges but they do in JL on Ox St. Neutral beige and Neutral golden are good mid toned yellow based shades.

Cakescakescakes Fri 20-Jan-17 21:31:43

Chanel perfection lumiere velvet. Lovely natural soft velvet finish. No shine.

Clinique will give you 10 days of foundation free as a sample and have just launched new yellower times in their newish one. Is it lasting perfection or something it's called?

TeethDrama Fri 20-Jan-17 21:34:01

I like YSL Touche Eclat foundation. It's does a good yellow based colour (I am also light olive/yellow toned) and it's glowy but not shiny. Medium coverage.

TeethDrama Fri 20-Jan-17 21:35:58

For Chanel, I find it oxidises on my face (goes darker through the day) and also I find their yellows shades still too pink. On my face they go slightly orangey as they oxidise. Just a thought. It's definitely worth a try though as the texture is nice.

loopylulu80 Fri 20-Jan-17 21:37:34

You could try QVC, they sell lots of brands and you can buy, try for 30 days and get a refund if you don't like it. You have to pay to return and you don't get your original postage back but it's still a good way to try something

OohNoDooEy Fri 20-Jan-17 21:37:55

Clinique superbalanced silk and Estée Lauder double wear light are lovely. I can always get samples in my local boots.

wakemewhenitssummer Fri 20-Jan-17 21:39:21

Thank you very much and apologies for the awful typos in my posts, I've lost my reading glasses.
Will scout about testing and will report back with my youthful complexionwink

Kai1977 Fri 20-Jan-17 21:39:23

I like Illamasqua Skin Base. Fits the bill.

Shukinskaya Fri 20-Jan-17 21:40:50

Charlotte Tilbury do samples, from those I thought their foundation gave good coverage and staying power but overall too yellow for me (so maybe good for you!)

I started using Estee Lauder Doublewear in November, (the full on one not the light version), and it is AMAZING. Great coverage and stays on all day even through dd's swimming lesson. I'm a total convert and can't believe I haven't tried before.

Iizzyb Fri 20-Jan-17 22:55:35

Bobbi Brown (need to go to house of Fraser tho) lovely light foundation & always lovely ladies one in Meadowhall was very pushy I would resist buying £25 makeup brushes for applying the foundation can't help re yellow tones tho. enjoy xx

Kai1977 Fri 20-Jan-17 23:31:24

Oh yes Doublewear is also good.

MollyHuaCha Fri 20-Jan-17 23:40:27

I use Sisley and Dior - the colours and texture are just right for me. Not the cheapest, but they last ages.

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