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A foundation that'll last all day...

(22 Posts)
FabMum1 Thu 08-Oct-09 13:42:54

I have been out shopping today looking for a new foundation. But which one is the best?

I want something that is long lasting, not too heavy or drying and not too expensive. I have tried Estee Lauder but it brought me out in a few spots, plus you don't get alot of foundation for the price tag.

HELP! smile

thesame Thu 08-Oct-09 13:50:24

Lol you sound like me! I can't help cos I am trying to find one that will last all day but for greasy skin!!

I end up with very shiny oily face and spots as soon as I wear make up <sigh>

Hope somebody in the know comes along!

FabMum1 Thu 08-Oct-09 13:52:40


GhoulsAreLoud Thu 08-Oct-09 13:53:41

If you can apply it properly with the right kind of brush mineral makeup can last all day.

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 08-Oct-09 13:53:53

I think that foundation which lasts all day is a bit of a double edged sword, actually.

I used to use Double Wear from Estee Lauder, yes it lasted all day but made my skin very dry and had blotchy red patches (skin nirmally dry/sensitive), looked like a mask and was an awful texture, like PVA glue.

After many trial and errors, I now go for texture and finish as opposed to durability. I use Eclat Opulent from By Terry, it costs a fortune but the texture is so smooth, doesn't aggravate my sensitive skin and makes my skin look flawless (ha!). I just carry it around with me in my handbag and have to touch it up during teh day, as it frankly doesn;t last, however that is a tradeoff I am more than happy with.

Bucharest Thu 08-Oct-09 13:59:32

It might not last all day (I never check once I've lobbed some in the general direction of my face on the way out of the door) but I'm a total convert to Clarins, Instant Smooth in a little pot- it's a creamy mousse jobby that smooths out your lines and wrinkles....I am evangelical about it.....can you tell grin

If I'm going out again in the evening or whatever I just slop a bit more on top....and because it's a mousse it'ds really quick to lob on.

Amandoh Thu 08-Oct-09 14:05:10

After using No7 mousse for over a year (Good budget buy) I've recently started using Lancome Color Ideal. It's not too heavy but makes my skin look much clearer and my skin sort of glows but doesn't look shiny. I found with the No7 mousse I needed to touch up with a little bit of powder during the day on my T zone but I don't with the Lancome.

Lancome are great for giving out samples so go to one of their counters and ask for a couple of shades to take home and try. smile

barbie1 Thu 08-Oct-09 14:08:16

double wear is the best i have found so far...used to work for estee in a beauty hall and had the pleasure of lots of free samples! grin

try also lancome teint idol

dior sculpt
clinique continuous coverage.


rimmel lasting finish foundation
max factor lasting performance

frakkinpannikin Thu 08-Oct-09 14:11:56

Estee lauder's new minerals stuff is FAB.

Try using Laura Mercier's primer underneath - really makes a different.

ADifferentMe Thu 08-Oct-09 14:31:33

Boots No7 Stay Perfect is brilliant. Always used Clinique before but I'm a convert.

tulpe Thu 08-Oct-09 16:50:13

Chanel Vitalumiere is brilliant. Stays put and although expensive a bottle does last for a long time. I find that using powder too helps to "fix" your base and it stays put longer.

FabMum1 Fri 09-Oct-09 12:38:26

Last night someone recommended a collection 2000 lasting performance one, does anyone know much about them ?

louii Fri 09-Oct-09 12:39:35

Rimmel lasting finish (18 hour) is fab and definately lasts all day.

AuntieMaggie Fri 09-Oct-09 12:44:04

Estee Lauder double wear light for me

MegSophandEmma Fri 09-Oct-09 12:46:56

Estee Lauder double wear is fab. To get it off in the evening I recommend a chisel and hammer. Love the stuff.

FabMum1 Mon 12-Oct-09 12:33:09

Oh ladies, I'm even more confused!

Amandoh Mon 12-Oct-09 21:20:34


Why don't you ask for a few samples next time you're in the make-up department?

Talk to the assistant on each counter and explain that you'd like a long lasting, moisturising foundation that doesn't cause spots.

If the Estee Lauder foundation was a recent purchase and you've only used a tiny amount then take it back. They may change it for you. smile

Monsterspam Mon 12-Oct-09 22:08:41

I was on the hunt for years (had acne from age 8) 'til I found Revlon Colourstay Foundation.

Ronaldinhio Mon 12-Oct-09 22:11:50

expensive lasts literally forever
use primer
set with some powder

LolaAnn Mon 12-Oct-09 22:41:11

Second Lancome Teint Idole Ultra. One of the very few truly all day foundations. Bit pricey, and you really need a foundation brush too, but 100% worth it.

hf128219 Mon 12-Oct-09 22:43:48

Chanel Pro Lumiere

or Bobbi Brown Balm for a lighter look

And use a primer!

FabMum1 Tue 13-Oct-09 14:11:24

I think I'm going to pick up a few testers from different counters and see which one is best.
Thanks for all your suggestions ladies

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