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I know it's been done, but best foundation?

(29 Posts)
badietbuddy Fri 06-Nov-09 20:59:56

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 hmm. 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.

Amandoh Fri 06-Nov-09 21:38:57

The best I've found is Lancome Colour Ideal. You don't need a lot to get good even coverage and it's very long lasting.

Lancome counters are normally quite generous with their samples and will give you a little bottle to take home that should last you at least a week.

brimfull Fri 06-Nov-09 22:47:51

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.

navyeyelasH Fri 06-Nov-09 23:05:47

Laura Mercer or mac for me - I have normal skin, with yellow tones (just bit of burst blood vessel red in cheek)and am 26.

momijigari Fri 06-Nov-09 23:34:53

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.

prettyballerina Fri 06-Nov-09 23:56:18

Benefit "Some kinda gorgeous" is very good.

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.

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badietbuddy Sat 07-Nov-09 18:20:09

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 hmm 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.

AuntieMaggie Sat 07-Nov-09 19:02:25

i like both the estee lauder double wear light and the lancome

i have just discovered avon everlasting foundation which is really good and long lasting but a heavier consistency(which i don't notic once its on)

marthastewart Sun 08-Nov-09 17:26:18

Hi there
Would go with Bobbi Brown myself, have tried pretty much all else out there over the years and find this to be the best in terms of colour and lasting through the day.

However, I did get a sample of some smashbox foundation recently and really loved it. Not a brand I had bought much from till recently.

It is Smashbox high definition Healthy FX foundation. SPF 15 and oil free.

Bobbi brown is skin foundation spf 15 also, as I said it stays the course!

Good luck!

badietbuddy Sun 08-Nov-09 17:27:53

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

cornsilkwearscorsets Sun 08-Nov-09 17:29:19

I have found the chanel counter is great for samples of vitalumiere.

MollieO Sun 08-Nov-09 17:29:54

I'm a recent convert to the No7 mousse one. Can't remember what it is called but it is in a glass pot. A little goes a long way and gives light but definite coverage.

cocolepew Sun 08-Nov-09 17:30:22

I like Maybelline Liquid Minerals, am trying Max Factor Second Skin at the moment. It's nice so far.

Ronaldinhio Sun 08-Nov-09 17:53:58

Im a makeup whore and the best foundation I have ever found is chantecaille
best concealer Laura Mercier

marthastewart Sun 08-Nov-09 17:58:46

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!

namechangedmoi Sun 08-Nov-09 18:02:59

Has anybody used sheer cover? I keep seeing it advertised and wonder if i'm just going for the hype?!

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badietbuddy Sun 08-Nov-09 19:41:45

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 angry

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InterruptingKid Sun 08-Nov-09 20:01:05

chanel vitalumiere
i kep saying

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chocolatespiders Sun 08-Nov-09 20:14:12

have use Chanel for years.. but recently gone over to Lancome and love it very much
my skin look fab

InterruptingKid Sun 08-Nov-09 20:15:09

greasoid skins need the other one - is it prolumiere

i had forogtten how good it was after a summer of BB tineted balm

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