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What makeup do I need for my face?

(30 Posts)
Fuzzypeggy Tue 21-Mar-17 16:52:56

I've decided that foundation and powder looks too cakey, I can't get a mineral powder foundation in the right shade, tinted moisturiser leaves my face shiny. All I want is something light coverage that looks like I have skin on my face rather than make up. Does this exist?

ChishandFips33 Tue 21-Mar-17 17:53:45

Watching! This has been very elusive - same issues as you

Fuzzypeggy Tue 21-Mar-17 18:11:06

Thanks chish, at least I'm not alone. It may be my age, approaching 40, that's making my make up look caked. I don't know. I would just love something to brighten and provide a bit of coverage but look natural. Especially for summer, I don't mind a powdered face in the winter but not the summer

NC543212345 Tue 21-Mar-17 18:12:47

Can you not put a bit of your own foundation in with your moisturiser? That's what I do in summer.

hollyisalovelyname Tue 21-Mar-17 18:14:38

Chanel - Soleil du Chanel -it's a lovely creamy one. Not powdery.
Or its dupe - Boots 17 cream bronzer.
Or W7 has a dupe too. Will check the name.

JenniferAnistonsHair Tue 21-Mar-17 18:17:09

Bourjois City Radiance foundation makes you look natural & glowing. Bourjois CC cream is nice & natural too.

JenniferAnistonsHair Tue 21-Mar-17 18:18:29

Ooh & highlighter. Lots of highlighter!! Make Up Revolution from Superdrug do some also palettes of various shades for around a tenner.

JenniferAnistonsHair Tue 21-Mar-17 18:19:08

*do some amazing palettes...

Fuzzypeggy Tue 21-Mar-17 18:20:57

Thanks for the suggestions. I hadn't thought of mixing foundation and moisturiser but I think that might be the same as tinted moisturiser which I'm not getting on with.
I def don't want bronzer, I don't want to add any colour, it's more for light coverage all over that I'm after.
Cc cream sounds interesting, I always forget these and bb creams as I don't know what they are really
But maybe I need to try one

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Tue 21-Mar-17 19:01:56

I like the Clinique cc cream a lot.

Pinkkahori Tue 21-Mar-17 19:04:20

I'm using Gosh foundation drops at the moment. I love it. It's very easy to use and a little is enough to even out my skin but if I want a more made-up look I just use more.

mrscrocopop Tue 21-Mar-17 19:04:29

Laura mercier tinted moisturiser - the oil free one - with a really good,light translucent powder on t zone. It's all I've worn for years and previously had similar problems to what you are describing.

Foundations goes claggy and clings to hair bits on face! Yuck!

MinisWin Tue 21-Mar-17 19:05:49

Bare minerals complexion rescue might be up your street, depending on your skin. I've been using it since it came out a year or so back and it's one of those very rare products I've re-bought again and again. Try it out at a counter maybe. There's also a review thread on here at the moment too. A tube lasts for ages which is also a bonus, you don't need much.

Chrisinthemorning Tue 21-Mar-17 19:05:52

Bare minerals complexion rescue with a bit of BM mineral veil over maybe

MinisWin Tue 21-Mar-17 19:06:18


hollygolipo Tue 21-Mar-17 19:07:01

Agree with Laura Mercier and Clinique - plus a vote for Ren's BB cream (orange tube) which is really light and feels/smells lovely.

EnidButton Tue 21-Mar-17 19:18:24

Think I'd just use a glowy primer, some concealer, bit of translucent loose powder on t-zone and two blushers- one natural sheer one and one slightly deeper shimmery one for cheekbones.

By shimmer I just mean Bobbi Brown shimmer brick. So just like slight highlight rather than MAC type strobing.

If you get on with them, cream blush gives the most natural effect and will make it look like you've no make up.

That along with a good concealer under eyes and on blemishes should be all you'll need.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Tue 21-Mar-17 19:22:17

In so jealous of all of you sad I have such bad redness I hate wearing no make up.

squirre1 Tue 21-Mar-17 19:24:32

I've tried IT cc cream recently. I was quite impressed. Nice and light, makes me look like I'm having a good skin day plus it has spf 50 in it.

coffeecakemum Tue 21-Mar-17 20:20:35

Try this:

It's almost invisible but gives a glow.

Fuzzypeggy Tue 21-Mar-17 20:52:39

Great, thanks all, lots to try

WhatTimeIsItCuckoo Tue 21-Mar-17 20:58:26

Estée Lauder's daywear tinted moisturiser is great, it comes out as one shade, a sort of clay colour, then naturally adapts to your own skin tone as you apply it so it gives you an 'airbrushed' evened out look rather than an overly made up one.

beautiebyqueenie Tue 21-Mar-17 21:02:13

Try a bb cream with translucent powder. It's lighter and doesn't need to match as it's translucent!

Flipthebirdy Tue 21-Mar-17 21:11:27

What has worked wonders for me is naking sure my face is well moisturised before applying foundation. I like Nivea creme but depends on your skin type. Then use a damp beauty blender to apply foundation lightly and dab, dab, dab....and dab.

humanfemale Tue 21-Mar-17 21:26:44

I have problem with foundation looking caked because of my dry skin. It's like my thirsty skin sucks all the moisture in and all that's left after a couple of hours is dry makeup pigment. Just sitting there on my face. Grim.

I've now started using just a creamy concealer on the uneven pigmentation on my chin and nose, plus under my eyes OBVS and overall I'd say it's much better. The one I use at the moment is a crayon one by Revlon. The minute I use powder, things get cakey. So I don't.

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