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What foundation for 31-yr old skin that's starting to sag? :(

(13 Posts)
hazlinh Sun 16-Aug-09 12:01:30

Think have neglected my skin for too long. Haven't been using toner or moisturises regularly for the past oh maybe 8-10 years and am starting to see the results

Skin has also become dry recently due to stress, and also acne-prone (have a really stressful job with lots of daily deadlines!)

Wonder if anyone can recommend a good foundation that's not too thick and cakey but nice and light, moisturisey, and maybe even has some lifting effects (but not expensive like la mer, please, am on a midrange budget) and maybe even has SPF 30-50 to boot.

am getting desperate and am definitely repenting my ways


GirlsAreLoud Sun 16-Aug-09 12:02:39

Clinique repairwear is good.

cornsillk Sun 16-Aug-09 12:19:47

Wear a good base underneath - beauty flash balm is good for me. I use chanel vitalumiere.

Sazisi Sun 16-Aug-09 13:59:58

I was also going to suggest vitalumiere. I think it's spf 15 - I've not seen any make-up that's as high as 30.

Otherwise, a tinted moisturiser might be the job. Estee Lauder do a good one

purplepeony Sun 16-Aug-09 14:11:48

Bobbi Brown do lots worth looking at, and so do Prescriptives. I use Clinique Repair Wear but can't believe you are sagging at 31! I am 20+ years ahead of you!

bethoo Sun 16-Aug-09 14:19:24

maybe you should invest in a good miosturiser to help with your skin? there are so many good foundations out there, a primer before applying foundation is good as it helps give even coverage and skin tone etc (so they say!) grin
i have recently discovered make up shopping on line!

purplepeony Sun 16-Aug-09 14:23:13

I'd recommend Clinique City Block- SPF 25 or 40 to use under make up, and any of their moisturisers, except the yelllow one which is useless.

The last time I was at the Clinique counter they thought I was 10 years younger than I am and I said it was down to City Block. Sun's the biggest ager ever.

hazlinh Mon 17-Aug-09 14:00:54

thanks for all the tips, everyone...will deffo check out vitalumiere,estee lauder, repair wear and the city block...
yes purplepeony..i really am starting to sag!!

Wafflesnaffler Mon 17-Aug-09 18:31:28

Hazlinh, these are the foundations which claim to actually FIRM, and their approx price (online, awyway):

Rimmel Renew and Lift Foundation - £8
Revlon Age Defying Makeup - £12
L'Oreal Visible Lift Serum Inside foundation - £14 (on offer at Boots £10.69)
Dior Diorskin Sculpt Line-smoothing Lifting Makeup - £25
NARS Firming Foundation - £32
Lancome Teint Rénergie Lift R.A.R.E. foundation - £35
Lancome Teint Rénergie Lift SPF20 foundation - £35

And these are some more which are anti-ageing ones (though not necessarily specifically for firming):

Avon Anew Beauty Age-Transforming Foundation SPF15
Rimmel Recover Foundation
L'Oreal Visible Lift Firming anti-wrinkle foundation
L'Oreal Age Re-Perfect Foundation
Max Factor Age Renew Foundation
Elizabeth Arden Intervene Makeup SPF 15
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect Makeup SPF 15
Clinique Repairwear Anti-Aging Makeup SPF 15
Clinique Dewy Smooth Anti-Aging Make-up SPF15
Revlon Age Defying Spa Foundation

PreciousCargo Fri 21-Aug-09 19:53:54

My tip, from experience, before you invest in any foundation that claims to lift, plump etc, first start by exfoliating. That is the key to good skin both on your face and body. Otherwise you are literally just putting a mask over the problem, you want your skin to glow underneath. A good face mask (such as any from The Body Shop) just once a week takes little time and gives good results. As you say your skin appears to be sagging, I also suggest an excellent moisturiser with an SPF such as Estee Lauder Daywear Plus. A little will put back well needed moisture without making it greasy. I am not a sales person, honest!

lilacclaire Sat 22-Aug-09 16:03:15

Hi, if you actually starting to sag, and I don't mean any offence, but lose some weight if you are overweight? I have a 'fat' face and the more weight I put on well the weight pulls it down, im 33.
Other than that, slap on a moisturisor with a sunblock and wear that under any foundation.

purplepeony Sat 22-Aug-09 16:07:51

to be honest, no make up will stop sagging.
Facial exercises might.
The make up that lifts is I think meant for wrinkles that need tightening.

hazlinh Sun 23-Aug-09 05:33:49

Wow thanks wafflesnaffler! that's so helpful!

Precious Cargo, yes, have started exfoliating religiously...thanks!

lilacclaire...yes i just figured it out for myself. sigh. i reallllyyyy do need to lose some weight..

hmmm will try and google em purplepeony..

thanks again everyone!

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