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More foundation questions, but on a slightly different vein

(7 Posts)
Bleh Thu 08-Oct-09 14:03:56

I don't wear it, though did in the past. I'm late 20s, and was wondering:
- how many of you wear foundation, and how long have you worn it for (not as in, "since I put it on this morning")
- What do you recommend in the tinted moisturiser/foundation world?
- Could I just get a foundation and mix it with my regular moisturiser et, voila, tinted moisturiser?

I've been thinking about this, cos I know some girls who have GORGEOUS skin, but I'm not sure if it's just nature (they're all really stylish, make-up wearers. They can't all have such good genes) or they're using some fantabulous foundation.

tulpe Thu 08-Oct-09 16:58:25

Fabulous foundation should make your skin look great but be barely perceptible, imo. ie not caked on with obvious tide marks around face

Foundation brushes are supposedly very good for a flawless finish. Personally, I just squirt a bit onto my hand and then apply using my fingers.

I have been wearing foundation since my early 20's. I tend to wear tinted moisturiser from May until September then switch to foundation.

I wear Chanel bases. They are the best for my skin which tends to be dry-ish with tendency to break during pms times.

Chanel Vitalumiere foundation and Chanel tinted moisturiser are really great. They are expensive but a little goes a long way.

Don't see why you couldn't mix a tinted moisturiser the way you describe but I haven't tried it so can't recommend

Bleh Thu 08-Oct-09 17:05:36

Thanks! I have heard the Chanel one suggested here millions of times. Might see if I can get a sample and try it out (very sensitive skin).

frakkinpannikin Thu 08-Oct-09 17:06:01

I'm 23, used it since I was 21. I also tend to use tinted moisturiser in the summer and have lightened Estee Lauder individualist with either moisturiser or spotlight. Best mixed on the back of your hand with a foundation brush.

My current favourite is the new Estee Lauder mineral range.

My tip for getting it to look flawless and stays - well there are 2 - use Laura Mercier's primer and apply it using a brush. Then finish it with a very light translucent powder to set it and minimise pore size.

MmeGoblindt Thu 08-Oct-09 17:11:02

I have been wearing proper foundation since my early 20s. During the day I used to use tinted moisturiser, still do sometimes in the summer.

I have recently discovered Clinique, Superfit Makeup and find that using powder makes it stay on better and look great.

A good tinted moisturiser is Jill Sander.

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 08-Oct-09 17:16:18

Been wearing foundation since mid twenties. I used to used el cheapo high street brands, now have upgraded myself to more expensive versions with markedly imrpoved results.

I tried a brush for a while, I looked like a painted lady. Flawless finish yes, but too think imo.

I now use By Terry foundation (from Space NK) and can recommend Chantecaille and Laura Mercier as well. I really liked the formulation for Chanel Vitalumiere however I could never get a decent colour match - I have very pale albeit pinkish toned skin, the Chanel ones were too yellow.

I have mixed foundation with moisturiser - it gives a very light coverage.

My advice is you get what you pay for, so invest in a good one, and also try Space NK if you haven't already, they are far more friendly and knowledgable than your standard House of Fraser beauty counter assistant.

ashbrook Thu 08-Oct-09 21:10:18

I am in my mid thirties and have been wearing foundation since my late teens. I have very dry skin and red veins on my cheeks so have stuggled to get a foundation that would not dry out my skin but would still have coverage.

I have also tried brushes, sponges etc but have reverted back to my finger.

My favourites are :

Giorgio Armani Silk Luminous Foundation- a fantastic medium coverage but a little more expensive than others.

Bobbi Brown Moisturising Foundation- I find the coverage a bit heavy but ok for nighttime.

Currently using a mix of Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturiser ( the smell alone lifts the spirits in morning) and a stick concealer. I am a sahm so need to look presentable but not professional ifykwim

Some other brands that I would recommend is Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, Estee Lauder Double Wear and Smashbox.

I have also tried mineral make up and bought the whole set but never got the hang of applying it at home.


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