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Looking for a really good full coverage foundation. I have heard Kat Von D lock it is really good but leaves the skin feeling caked with makeup- does anyone have any suggestions?
Jun 08, 2016 @ 01:12 pm

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I like to use smash box foundation. Doesn't feel caked on at all. I'm surprised to hear that about Kate Von Ds foundation. I do love their liquid liners though!
Jun 08, 2016 @ 03:51 pm


I really like the Maybelline Fit Me foundation. Its cheap and works great in my opinion :)
Jun 08, 2016 @ 05:10 pm


For full coverage, I love Make Up For Ever Ultra HD and also Tarte Amazonian Clay :)
Jun 08, 2016 @ 06:34 pm


Dream Liquid Mousse by Maybelline is my go-to. Super smooth coverage, light wear. It's not oily, it doesn't dry or crackle and it's long lasting. *Thumbs up*
Jun 08, 2016 @ 08:25 pm


I used to love Mac studio fix but I discovered the Shiseido foundation. Wow is what I must say. Shiseido is so sheer I don't even feel it on my face. It does a wonderful job covering up and not caked either. I highly recommend. :)
Jun 08, 2016 @ 09:45 pm

Olay Cc Cream

it is a great product which acts as a foundation, concealer, corrector, and moisturizer all in one. It makes a nice natural looking palette, and stays all day long.
Jun 08, 2016 @ 11:29 pm

It took me forever...

But it was only about 6-8 months ago that I finally found the exact perfect foundation for me. Diorskin 10 is my brand & shade. Maybelline Fit, as another chick mentioned, is light wearing and inexpensive and comes in a wide range of shades for all skintones but, unfortunately, mine is one of the very few not included. I've tried several of them and they're near but not close enough.
For warmer weather though, most people switch to a lighter weight foundation (instead of full coverage) or a tinted moisturizer, BB or CC cream and often in a slightly different shade because our skin tends to be darker in the summer.
For summer I usually use a slightly darker shade than normal in a BB cream and wear concealer on any areas that need more coverage. No matter what the season or formula I wear, I always need my NYX peach concealer for my dark undereye circles. The great thing about BB or CC creams is that they provide light coverage BUT they are formulated to blur imperfections. Also, there are light coverage creams (Almay brand comes to mind) that go on white but have color beads so when you blend it out it matches your skintone. These are only good if you have fair, light or medium skin. I am not aware of any brands of this formula that are made for dark complexions. Please correct me if I'm wrong chicks.
You're asking about full coverage formulas but im not sure if it's what you're used to using or if you need the coverage to hide skin problems. If you have nice skin you could even get away with using an illuminator or just strobing (highlighting) with some bronzer for color. These come in both powder and cream versions. I prefer cream because I find it easy to blend. Also, if you use a BeautyBlender (or knockoff beauty sponge) you can get excellent coverage, even with a lightweight formula. In case you're not aware, beauty sponges are usually supposed to be wet when you use them. They can be used dry but the product usually sticks to the sponge instead of your face. And remember to pat the product into your skin, don't swipe it on or rub it in.
Good luck in finding what you're looking for! Remember to always test the area on the side of your neck that meets your jawline and make sure to take a mirror and check it in natural light outside to find your true match. Sephora will color match your skin in formulas you want and give you multiple samples to take home and test in natural light before you buy :) They give such generous samples too.
Jun 09, 2016 @ 01:45 am

Thank you,

Chicks! I am fairly new to makeup(other then simple mascara)
I actually didn't know that about the BeautyBlenders! - so I just run it under the tap quick before hand, squeeze excess water and apply foundation?
I have very pale skin, every imperfections shows 10x more then it should- I have some bad acne scars on my cheeks from teenage years, and dark circles, unfortunately, run in the family- which is my main reason for wanting full coverage. Definetly not "just bronzer" material, haha.
I guess I will have to visit a Sephora store very soon:) in the mean time will be heading to the local drugstore this evening to match a colour for Maybelline Fit
Jun 09, 2016 @ 04:24 pm


Love Vichy Dermablend Foundation! Really really good coverage and it doesn't feel cakey at all. Absorbs really well.
Jun 09, 2016 @ 05:02 pm


Oh, I could go on forever about makeup! I have a makeup corner in my bedroom and every nook and cranny of my makeup desk is filled with products. I have a standing tower right next to it filled with products and I haven't set up my nail or hair station yet but it gives me so much joy to look at; it's like walking into a store!
Like you, I have a fair complexion and as I said earlier, I've only just found my exact match after years of looking.
Please do not take offense to this, but I'm thinking if your knowledge base about makeup isn't that broad it may not be the foundation itself that is the problem but it might be your application of the product that needs to improve, especially if it looks cakey. A lot of people apply with their hands and just smoosh foundation all over their face, like you would do with moisturizer. If you were color matched, and the foundation is the right shade, don't go out and purchase something else just yet. I hear the foundation you have is awesome and has amazing coverage (which is what you want), so maybe try applying it differently. You can use a brush, your fingers or a sponge. I highly recommend applying with warm fingers and pressing the product into the skin or even better, using a good quality wet beauty blender sponge (the real deal is expensive but you can find good knockoffs). This way you can apply sheer coverage so it's not cakey looking but it's buildable in problem areas so you can get a flawless look.
I will include a link to how to use a beauty blender. There are TONS of sites / videos but this is a decent one.
And another:
A few other tips for flawless coverage, especially if you have problem skin:
1. Moisturize. Even if you're oily. There's a moisturizer for everyone. Wait for it to sink into your skin before moving on, otherwise things will get splotchy and streaky.
2. Use primer. It makes everything easier to apply.
3. Apply foundation that matches your skintone by testing in natural light on your jawbone. I highly recommend the wet sponge application for you.
4. Conceal and hide imperfections. Since you're pale like me, use peach undereye concealer to hide dark circles. It's like they never existed! NYX has a great one I use religiously. Link below. You can apply skin color on top if you want after you blend (also using the sponge method or a concealer brush). NYX is relatively inexpensive and has a conceal and correct pallette I love. Link below. Add green concealer over any redness or spots - green cancels red. And skin colored concealer over acne marks.
http://www.nyxcosmetics.ca/en_CA/conceal-correct-contour-palette/NYX_170.html?cgid=face I use the yellow pallette on the far right.
I use the peach shade second from left
The following is a good full coverage concealer. Lots of shades including color correcting shades. There's also liquid, stick and powder forms of all of these products.
Here are some good tips: http://www.makeup.com/concealing-versus-color-correcting
5. Blend blend blend
6. A light dusting of loose finishing powder (translucent or skin colored) IF you need it OR
7. Even better, a new blending technique (YouTube link below). Wayne Goss is freaking incredible!!! This is not his technique - he learned it from another MUA (makeup artist) but it is quite possibly the BEST tip I've picked up this year. Maybe not for every day but this gives flawless a whole new meaning. Invest in a good buffing brush for this method. Here's the link.
8. You can use a setting mist for all day stay put makeup. Apply the spray AFTER you apply all other makeup. You can get a matte look with the spray. Everything stays in place and voila! Flawless complexion!
I hope you find some of these tips useful :)
Jun 09, 2016 @ 10:45 pm

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