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I don't want to go back to foundation

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Blueblackrose Sat 25-Apr-20 18:26:28

Loving the non makeup look but feel I need something to look polished when the time comes to go back the office.

I am a YSL Touche Éclat Le Teint devote (b40) but it just seems way way too much now. What's the middle ground for pale but uneven tone skin?

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TinkerPony Sat 25-Apr-20 18:30:16

Maybe mineral powder foundation / concealer or Korean make up like their BB cream that suppose to be very good. I'm looking at misha BB but delivery expensive or other posters may have better tips

MaryBoBary Sat 25-Apr-20 18:35:58

I've been thinking the same so have ordered some bare minerals powder foundation. No idea how it will look but hopefully just minimal and healthy!

Ginfordinner Sat 25-Apr-20 18:37:00

Fake tan for the face. I always do this every summer.

Cherryblossomsnow Sat 25-Apr-20 18:38:44

Tinted moisturiser is your answer. I use Laura Mercier.

ClientQ Sat 25-Apr-20 18:39:19

I really like dollish veil vita bb cream in purple which I usually get off eBay. The Missha one is good too (called perfect cover, shade 13 is the palest!)
The only thing is not much on eBay at the minute and postage has been ramped ip

Lndnmummy Sat 25-Apr-20 18:54:26

I use bare minerals complexion rescue tinted moisturiser most days. I’ll add concealer sometimes if I need to. I find this is a good balance between foundation and bare face. For days when I’d like a little bit more I wear Clarins BB fluid. It’s not a fluid at all though silly name.
Another thought. MAC face and body foundation is a lovely summer foundation. Really light and stays put on hot days. I always buy a small bottle for this time of year but had completely forgotten

Swiftier Sat 25-Apr-20 18:58:48

I really like the Drunk Elephant D-Bronzi drops. I mix it with my moisturiser/spf and it’s just enough to brighten and even my skin tone. I’m fairly pale, and although it looks dark you can control the amount and it’s fine on my skin, and not orange at all. It’s a good substitute for foundation. Then I just need a dab of concealer under my eyes.

PurpleBirch Sat 25-Apr-20 18:59:56

Another vote for bare minerals complexion rescue.

MiniChoc Sat 25-Apr-20 20:29:37

Korean BB cream is your answer! I'm a convert to Erborian (free delivery for a small 15ml tester on their website).

fallout5 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:51:21

I love pixi h20 skin tint, it's light, blends but provides good coverage kids like a tinted moisturiser

Menopauseandteensdontmix100 Sat 25-Apr-20 20:54:50

I got some fab cream bb from
Beauty & the boutique on FB.

lokoho Sat 25-Apr-20 21:16:39

Can't go wrong with Missha magic cushions in my view for pale Northern European type skin - you can match on paler pink toned cushions.

Incrediblytired Sat 25-Apr-20 21:18:42

Another vote for bare minerals complexion rescue

MissCharleyP Sat 25-Apr-20 21:34:02

I use Klairs BB cream, you can order it from Beauty & Seoul. They usually get the order to you within a week and out free samples in. I’m really pale and find this ideal.

inwood Sat 25-Apr-20 21:48:18

I'm the wrong side of 40 and gave up foundations few years ago, it made me look older. Decent moisturiser and B.B. cream looks much better.

Blueblackrose Sat 25-Apr-20 22:07:19

I used to use Lilly lolo which was around before bare minerals but i felt it sometimes go a bit cakey as the day went on.

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dumpling123 Sat 25-Apr-20 23:11:08

No7 do a very reasonably priced bb cream

Sarcelle Sat 25-Apr-20 23:14:04

Lumene Instant Glow skin serum, like a thin tinted moisturiser.

Ginfordinner Sun 26-Apr-20 00:07:00

I find a lot of BB creams are too orangey on me, so on the rare occasion I wear make up I just mix some pale foundation with some moisturiser.

Janaih Sun 26-Apr-20 00:08:58

Garnier BB cream, with garnier bb concealer or maybelline fit concealer. Lovely.

Janaih Sun 26-Apr-20 00:09:55

A decent primer makes all the difference though! I like mac or no7

pepperpod28 Sun 26-Apr-20 00:13:21

I like NYX bare with me skin tint. It's very light coverage but you can put on a few layers and it doesn't feel heavy. Can't speak for the darker shades but it certainly goes pale enough for my milk bottle skin.

BloomedAgain Sun 26-Apr-20 00:15:28

I agree with a pp. You could try mixing some foundation with moisturiser.

Blueblackrose Mon 27-Apr-20 13:49:16

I've gone for Korean- Erborian BB. Ordered the small tube in nude with a sample of nude and clair (paler). I'm blonde and Scottish so fair skinned. I don't have any pink in me so hoping it's a good match.

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