#1 Rated Foundation Problem

on Mar 30, 2010 @ 01:17 pm

Bare Escentuals i.d. Foundation

I'm thinking this may not be that great for dry skin people & I'm
upset cause I really want it to love it so bad since it's been named
the #1 foundation. Now I'm having 2nd thoughts weather I should keep
using it or move on and try to find a foundation that will make my skin
look better. I say something that will make my skin look flawless
because the results with BE foundation were an awful
enlarged-pores/caked-on look. :( Wen I don't wear make up my pores
don't look big and my skin looks way better. I would rate it again and
sadly give it less stars cause it's not working for me.  :(

Anyways I come here for all your chick advices and recommendations on make up. Since I know there's so many of you that probably are experts on knowing what works best. What are good make up foundations for dry skin people and that won't make you break out and definitely won't make your pores look bigger and won't look caked on...? Also considering trying maybe a good tinted moisturizer that will give me a nice coverage and healthy look instead of wearing a foundation. Any make up from drugstores it would be a plus! :)

Thanks in advance!

5 Replies

Ali de Bold
Liquid foundation on Mar 30, 2010 @ 02:20 pm

Typically, a powder foundation is better for those with oily skin and a powder for dry skin. This is based on my experience with the many products I've tried. There are some exceptions that are great for both.

If you have dry skin, I'd suggest trying Maybelline New York's Dream Liquid Mousse Foundation ($9ish). It's sheer coverage so it won't look cakey or clog your pores. It's one of my favourites. Another one that reviewed well is CoverGirl & Olay's Simply Ageless ($10ish). It combines the moisturizing properties of Olay with CoverGirl foundation in one product.

We just did a Product Review Club for Marcelle's New Age Anti-Wrinkle Makeup ($23ish), which rated very well in terms of coverage and texture.

Let us know what you end up trying!

i have dry skin! on Apr 05, 2010 @ 11:06 am

I have very dry skin and found that Bare E doesn't work well for me at all. I've tried a lot of different foundations, powders and powder foundations and finally settled on the one I currently use which is MAC Studio FIX foundation, and it works beautifully. To make things better, I recently bought a stippling brush (188 small duo fibre face brush) and use it to apply the foundation. I find the brush makes a HUGE difference - it goes on smooth, no dry patches, no overly done parts, and no garish pores to be seen!


Thank you so much! on Apr 05, 2010 @ 04:07 pm

Thanks a lot ali & becky :) I will probably try MAC Studio FIX foundation or will go for a tinted moisturizer but not sure which one will be best. I really am very curious in trying a tinted moisturizer, I want something that will give me great and nice coverage but that will look natural and give me a glow on my face. I would really prefer wearing a tinted moisturizer as my make up instead of foundation. Well I heard good reviews of the following ones but can't decide...Smashbox-Sheer Focus Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 or MD Skincare All In One Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 15 & last but not least Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer which I'm leaning more toward it.

Any advice on which one is best for dry skin and won't make me break out...?

tinted moisturizer on Apr 06, 2010 @ 10:10 am

my daughter is a runner so she is in the sun a lot, and she uses Clinique City Block Sheer with SPF 25. It is the first makeup product she bought with her own money and she likes the fact that it provides some coverage, some moisture, and some sunscreen. It's not enough coverage to camouflage a zit, but it does even out skin tone.

Physicians Formula mineral wear tinted moisturizer on Apr 13, 2010 @ 04:54 am

I really like the PF one as it gives a bit of a glow and does provide some coverage. I also have the Laura Mercier one, but it is VERY sheer. It looks like I have nothing on at all. I felt like I had wasted my money on that one. My skin is quite dry in the cheek areas, so what I do is put on my Neutrogena sunblock, let that settle, then put on my Aveda moisturizer, and then the PF tinted moisturizer. I set everything with ELF's HD powder, and I am good to go.
The PF tinted moisturizer runs darker, so go for a lighter color than you think you'll need.

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