Makeup Brands

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  1. Lyzelle

    Lyzelle New Member

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    If you have no issues with mineral make-up, then it's fine. But most of the "all natural" mineral make-ups have Bismuth Oxychloride in them. And it actually isn't natural, since it's by-product of copper and lead refining mixed with chlorine and water. It causes a lot of irritation for most people, from itching to burning to break outs. And as it turns out, the make-up itself isn't all that great for you. At least no more than any other foundation or make-up.
     
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    I like Laura Mercier (it's a dept store brand).

    Right one I generally use the tinted moisturizer (sometimes with the primer underneath), but I also like her mineral makeup for coverage. I like MMU but I always seem to get it all over the bathroom, which is annoying.

    I l-o-v-e by Terry but it's crazy expensive so I splurge on other products in her line.

    Also, check out Makeup Alley for more than you ever needed to know about makeup. :)
     
  3. Beanie

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    I bought it because a bunch of YouTube makeup gurus love it. And it has really good reviews on Ulta and Makeup Alley. I think 90% is exaggerating a bit LOL.
     
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    Lol, I watch a lot of makeup guru's on youtube too. The most recent review I saw was by Sammage, and all the comments said the same. It broke them all out. I've really only seen a few people that it worked great for long-term. It might be exaggerating a bit, it's just what I've seen! Lol.
     
  5. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    My skin is also really oily if that helps at all. Especially my t-zone.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Also I never use a primer, is that part of my problem? I usually just use concealer and then powder.
     
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    Try a liquid foundation to cover then powder to set it. That will give you the heaviest coverage. I use BB cream from Korea which is amazing because it has anti aging, SPF, and skin clearing properties as well as providing awesome coverage. There are a couple of brands trying to do BB cream in the US, it's easiest to find the Garnier one at drug stores but there are also high-end brands trying too. The Korean ones are the best though.

    One I use: http://www.amazon.com/Holika-Moistu...sr_1_2?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1338775695&sr=1-2
     
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    One reason I really like everyday minerals. No bismuth.
     
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    I don't use a primer either, though I have in the past (via free samples I get from Sephora.) I know a lot of people swear a good primer is the start of a well made-up face. I use a primer for my eye makeup but not my foundation... mostly because I just don't want that one extra step in the morning. It's a miracle I moisturize haha.

    You might want to try just straight up milk of magnesia...
    http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=10870/Milk-of-Magnesia/Unlisted-Brand/Masks

    If you have oily skin, maybe try the Revlon ColorStay for combo/oily skin? I used it for a while (for normal/dry) and I liked the coverage, but it felt thick and sticky... I'm sure that's why it had good coverage. It just took a bit of time and effort to blend it nicely. At the time I was still using a makeup brush too, and a LOT of product seemed to be left on my brush, which always sucks. I haven't tried it since I quit using a brush for my foundation, not sure if it would go on better/easier with a sponge or even just your fingers. Their Photo Ready is also pretty popular AND it has a pump which people are nuts about. I believe it's thinner than the ColorStay... I may still try that one some day.
     
  10. RottenFlower

    RottenFlower rotties are my kryptonite

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    I use Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals & Smashbox. I love them both the same.

    Smashbox has a BB Creme I want desperately to try, but it's sold out. I think it's like a primer/moisturizer/all-in-one type of thing. Generally, though, I use SB primer & their tinted moisturizer for everyday wear. I rarely do full makeup anymore, but when I do it's been SB primer, concealer, foundation & powder. SB also gives away free things on Tuesday & Thursday with orders, shipping is always free & you get free things for your birthday too. :D

    If you have an Ulta or a Sephora near you, they should be able to color match you, and recommend products based on your skin tone, no matter what the brand.
     
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    You seem to have the skin as me...

    I LOVE Avéne! I used their whole line for oily skin that breaks out easily. My skin was horrible and now after using the stuff for about 3 months I have pretty clear skin with maybe a tiny breakout around that time of the month.

    http://www.aveneusa.com/

    http://www.aveneusa.com/skin-profil-acne-prone-sk/

    They're a tad pricey, but siriously worth it. Their products last a while too. :)
     
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    Laurelin, try the Neutrogena Skin Clearing Oil Free makeup. I've been using that and it's really helping me with my acne issues! My skin's nearly completely clear, and I've been using it for 3 weeks.
     
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    I hadn't had any base in a long time either and I got this kit: http://www.sephora.com/complexion-perfection-kit-P292413?skuId=1350073

    I really like it, except I should have gotten fair instead of light. The foundation was way too dark for me in winter. It should be fine for summer though. I really like the concealer and primer. However, I may go to MAC next time. I am pretty much a die hard MAC girl for makeup. Especially eye liner (fluidline) and shadow. I love the paintpots, I got one to try and its a great neutral eye shadow or highlighter. I just use my fingers to apply it.
     
  15. Kaydee

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    Lancome has the most natural foundation and concealer color matches for pale skin tones like blondes and redheads. I don't know the brand but there's a concealer called Age Rewind, my daughter even shared the tube I have. For any age it's great undereye coverage.
     
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    I use the loreal minerals powder stuff. I tend to have oily skin that's prone to break out and it works great with my skin. I have been using it a least two years now I think.

    I tried the more expensive ones when the powders first came out but to expensive and I like this better.
     
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    This!^ It is by far my favorite, I have combination skin and this is the only thing that is good for all of my face. It has great coverage, blends well and feels super light. I tried to go back to my old liquid brand after using it and I ended up tossing the bottle out because it felt gross after using the mousse.
     

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