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cast your votes and help me out

(13 Posts)
booksandtea Wed 08-Mar-17 09:53:56

need new makeup ,
in your opinion which brand does the best :


going to the trafford centre at the weekend hoping to sort my haggard face out !

PollyPerky Wed 08-Mar-17 09:55:25

I'd start with a couple of make overs in a dept store.
I like Bobbi Brown blusher and powders, but like Dior Star foundation.
Depends what kind of skin you have and whether you want light foundation or heavier duty and the type of finish- matte or dewy.

PolkadotPony Wed 08-Mar-17 09:56:00

Estée Lauder Double Wear
Urban decay
Charlotte Tilbury
MAC loose powder

In that order.

booksandtea Wed 08-Mar-17 10:41:11

ok so would i just turn up to the counter and ask for a make over ? or do i phone first ?

booksandtea Wed 08-Mar-17 10:42:18

i have very pale skin and a bit wrinkly , im 41 if it makes any difference smile

Judydreamsofhorses Wed 08-Mar-17 11:13:25

YSL or Chanel
By Terry

I don't think there's a one-size fits all answer to this question, I cherry-pick bits and pieces from all different brands, but your skin might hate my choices. I'd go and get matched to foundations at as many counters as you can, then ask to have samples to take away and see how they wear on your skin.

Hoppinggreen Wed 08-Mar-17 11:15:41

Avoid the Mac counter in Selfridges if you dnt feel very confident they are very scary.
It's not all mac counters, I've met nice ones but that lot .........

booksandtea Wed 08-Mar-17 11:19:09

thanks for the heads up , no i don't feel confident and beauty counters scare me ! I'm going all out here grin

Hoppinggreen Wed 08-Mar-17 11:32:43

For some reason I find the Beauty counter staff generally nicer in Debenhams or John Lewis at the Trafford Centre than Selfridges.

bleughhh Wed 08-Mar-17 11:50:32

Blusher - Nars/Bobbi Brown
Bronzer - like subtle so Laura Mercier Candle glow
Foundation - Laura Mercier/By Terry

bleughhh Wed 08-Mar-17 11:51:10

Powder - Nars translucent v fine one

(So go to SpaceNK for a makeover in my opinion!!)

Whatthefoxgoingon Wed 08-Mar-17 11:52:31

My current stash:

Foundation: Burberry
Blusher: Tom ford
Bronzer: Nars
Powder: Dior

RedMetamorphosis Wed 08-Mar-17 15:47:54

Foundation - Armani
Blusher & Bronzer - Bobbi Brown
Powder - Laura Mercier

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