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I want a new foundation - is Prescriptives any good??

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GetOrfMoiLand Mon 08-Sep-08 16:58:50

Please help! I want to invest(!) in a good foundation. I have always had very good skin, however am just recovering from long illness, so have lost a lot of 'glow'. So my old Rimmel/Tesco foundations are not really cutting the mustard any more.

House of Fraser have got a Prescriptives special offer at the mo, so was thinking of buying foundation, powder and concealer. Does anyone else use Precsriptives - what do they think? I don't need heavy coverage, just something to make by skin look less dishraggy!


cargirl Mon 08-Sep-08 16:59:58

I have prescriptives and think it's very good, at least they have far more shades than anyone else.

FluffyMummy123 Mon 08-Sep-08 17:01:10

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eekamoose Mon 08-Sep-08 17:04:40

I just invested £25 in a foundation and have to admit it was worth it. Have always used Body Shop or Boots before. My new one is Matt Lumiere (Chanel) (I am a bit shiny) and I'm chuffed to bits with it. The nice lady at the Chanel counter did a colour match and everything.

BlingLovin Mon 08-Sep-08 17:05:13

I use prescriptives lipsticks and love them so am guessing foundation would be good too?

Mac and benefit are good too.

eekamoose Mon 08-Sep-08 17:06:46

Xposts with Cod. So now know I am a greasoid, not shiny.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 08-Sep-08 17:07:08

Just wondering if our H of F has Chanel make up - is it really good?

Cargirl - what is the name of the Presc foundation you use (are there lost of different types, God only knows!)

Reason am intersted in Presc is that if you buy 2 products you get a goody bag of treats (I am a sucker for these, my make up bag id full of odd Estee Lauder items which I have bought in order to get the free gifts)

What about concealer - I have got Touche Eclat but not that impressed, frankly.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 08-Sep-08 17:08:56

So what is Vitalumiere like - is it 'shimmery' looking (iykwim)

Am not greasoid (only my hair!); def dry skin. Dry and grey skin, great smile

controlfreakinfreaky Mon 08-Sep-08 17:13:24

chanel shades are v "yellow" and colours no good for me.... need pink tones or look ill and old....
have prescriptives virtual skin. light but v v good and loads of shades. have usually found the counter staff v helpful. ask them to help you find the best product for you... if store does have chanel have a go with both and then choose.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 08-Sep-08 17:15:45

Thanks everyone

Will go and get lots of samples - only thing is I get seduced by all the make up counters in dept stores, so know I will end up forking out for something!

BlingLovin Mon 08-Sep-08 17:16:44

Dior and Clarins do good concealers. Better than Touche Eclat in my opinion.

If you have dry dull skin (ditto on my side), also ask about better moisterizers and/or primers. Any of the big counters can advise you, but makes a difference. I've been using a moisterizing serum the last few weeks and have definitely seen an improvement (mine is clarins, but I think lots are good)

eekamoose Mon 08-Sep-08 17:17:28

For dry skin you need Vitalumiere. Hate to contradict controlfreaky, esp if she lives up to her name, but I am pinky rather than yellowy and my shade looks lush on me. It is light and dewy and magic.

booge Mon 08-Sep-08 17:25:17

Chanel colours don't work for me either but the coverage is lovely.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 08-Sep-08 17:26:29

BlingLoving - Oh dear, I can see myself spending a fortune grin

Re pink and yellowy colours, I know what you mean but to be honest I haven't a clue what shade my skin is really (thicko emoticon).

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 08-Sep-08 17:26:30

BlingLoving - Oh dear, I can see myself spending a fortune grin

Re pink and yellowy colours, I know what you mean but to be honest I haven't a clue what shade my skin is really (thicko emoticon).

controlfreakinfreaky Mon 08-Sep-08 17:34:09

tis why you should seek the expert help of a beyoooootician!

FluffyMummy123 Mon 08-Sep-08 17:41:52

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controlfreakinfreaky Mon 08-Sep-08 18:03:05

err, and me

controlfreakinfreaky Mon 08-Sep-08 18:03:30

.... bit i do love spongebob

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