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I have vouchers to use and have decided to spend them on some really decent froundation. I am 26, have OKish skin but am looking tired as I have a 17 month old who has never slept through . I have been using some Max Factor stuff which is OK but doesn't last all day. I don't want something that's going to age me, but something that offers enough coverage without being too heavy. Ideally I'd like somewhere to give me a little sample to take away but how realistic is that? I've lost count of the number of times I've picked a bottle, thought 'that'll do' but got home to realise it's not right but used the lot out of guilt.
yes aggre with amandoh lancome is great -but best to ask for best one for your skin type chanel is also good but get the right one as I had the vital lumiere and it's not suitable for my combination skin ,just slides off
lancome ideal is fab for me , the colour looks too dark but adjusts miraculously and stays put.
I agree about getting a wee tester bottle, I seem to have bought a differnt foundation every 6 months for the last few years and I haven't bought the same one twice.
I have tried two different Lancome, colour ideal is my most recent one, I am not keen on it, I find it thin, quite drying almost powdery and quite perfumed.
The other one was a compact, it was okay.
I have used clinique, but I wouldn't rave about it.
I like the benefit palette I bought, it has a great "industrial strength" concealer in it, that really works, called Boing (I think) I like it so much I am thinking of trying a Benefit foundation.
Also tried Nvey or some such organic one, it reminds me a lot of the Lancome. (though it was cheaper)
Cheap foundation I have used recently - Revlon Beyond Natural "skin matching make up" - it comes out a grainy white and blends into your skin tone - it is okay for such a cheap foundation, though it doesn't last all day!
I am 36, with okay skin, which can tend towards being dry, not oily.
It comes in a compact with a sponge and is creamy but billed to give a powder finish.
I like i because it only comes in two shades, regular and dark and then blends with your normal skin tone. I use regular. For me this means I can wear it on my naturally very pale skin without it looking orange, but can also use it when I have fake tan on/in the summer without it being chalky.
It doesn't cake either, but I am not sure about it's effect on oily skin as mine is quite dry.
Thanks for the advice I went and got samples from Lancome and Estee Lauder. The Lancome lady could not have been lovelier, but the Estee Lauder overly-made-up bag looked at me like a piece of dirt for asking for a sample so I am praying that I like the Lancome best, as it will give me the excuse to get a new juicy tube while I'm there The other woman didn't even put any of the stuff on me, just handed me a bottle of number 3, so I hope it's the right colour.
I have to say I really really don't like the Double Wear having worn it all day. It's very drying and I think it ages me. Maybe it's a bit too heavy. I think I need something with a little shine to it. I have Lancome photogenic lumessence to try tomorrow so I hope that's a bit better
Have been thinking about tryinG chantecaille for a while - just seems a little more expensive than most other brands - over here at least (Dublin) Would you mind saying why you like it so - is it coverage and lasting - those are the two I'm after. Thank you!
No Hoochie it was the light version. I don't think it helped that the woman clearly thought I was being a nuissance so I literally got no advice or guidance. She just decanted a little ino a teeny pot and continued with her oh-so-important conversation with her workmates