shonna said: What are the best primers for oily skin?
After spending ages applying your makeup and ensuring your foundation is well blended, one of the most frustrating things is shine and oil seeping through your makeup throughout the day.
First up a primer can only do so much at combating oil
and keeping your makeup on. If your skin is excessively oily you may
need to look beneath the surface. Sometimes when the skin has become
dehydrated and dry it goes into overload and starts producing loads of
oil to compensate for any oil that it has lost (or is missing) Ditch the
harsh foaming cleansers and switch to a cleansing oil (oil is attracted
to oil so this will help decrease excess oil and re-hydrate your skin)
and ensure you are using a moisturiser.
I have finally got around to making this ridiculously long list of my favorite products that I use pretty much every day! I gave as much detail as I thought fit for each product and included various pros and cons. I will not provide links since a quick Google search will give you all the information you need on where you can purchase these items. All items are split into categories to make this post more organized. I do not have any affiliate codes or links. I created this list as a way to share my most loved cosmetics and to give honest reviews of drugstore and high-end products. Your feedback is welcome and much appreciated. Without further acknowledgments, let’s get started:
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I’VE BEEN USING THAT SHIT FOR A YEAR NOW AND IT IS THE BEST EVER. IT DOESN’T WEAR OFF OR FLAKE OFF AND IT STAYS FOR FOREVER
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Hey I was wonder what's a good foundation for a face with acne. I don't want to look like I have too much makeup caked on but enough to cover my red bumps. I would really appreciate it if you answered this thankyou!!!
For a super natural look, I recommend applying a concealer on the blemishes and then setting it with a translucent powder. It looks the most natural and is super simple as well. Here are my top concealers: • MAC pro longwear
• Nars radiant creamy
• Makeup Forever full cover
• MAC pro conceal and correct palette
My favorite foundations that look super natural but still have good coverage: • Makeup Forever HD foundation
Could you tell is your all time favorite foundation and why? Just curious
I have a few different foundations I use for different occasions! Keep in mind I have combination oily skin and prefer a more satin/semi glowy finish.
My top 3 favorites are (i’ll list some dupes below)
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk
Dior Skin Forever
My every day foundation is Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua because it’s super light weight (water based), gives a good medium coverage and looks really natural and glowy. It never looks cakey or over done which I love for every day like school, grocery shopping, errands, etc. I have combination oily skin so I love that it melts into the skin through out the day instead of getting oily it just looks dewy and fresh all day. Make sure to shake the bottle before each use since it is water based!
My flawless foundation routine would include Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk. It has a medium to buildable coverage so i can get a fuller coverage finish when I want to look extra flawless. The finish is so beautiful, like a glowy satin, not dewy but not matte. Think NARS Sheer Glow but with more coverage and more long lasting. Just make sure to shake the bottle before each use because it will separate!
When I want my foundation to last all day I got for Dior Skin Forever! It has a medium to full coverage and a satin finish. It’s very creamy and blend able so it looks really flawless on the skin. It’s long wearing without being too drying and matte. Great for more combination skin like mine!
Some dupes for these/drugstore foundations I enjoy are Loreal Magic Lumi Foundation (Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk dupe) and Maybelline Superstay (Dior Skin Forever dupe).
On my lips is Maybelline 24hr Superstay Lipstick in Delicious Pink. Its a gorgeous colour, but I find that if you try to reapply it gets very cakey an’ flakey. If you stick to one coat and dont eat oily foods its ok. Not my best buy, what long lasting lippies do you have/recommend?
I'm trying to find a good blue based lipstick? I don't even know what that really means but I heard they make your teeth look whiter...
Yes blue based lipsticks will make your teeth look whiter, as opposed to warm/yellow based lipsticks that will accentuate the yellow in your teeth.
To understand what a blue based and yellow based lipstick is you have to have a little understanding of the color wheel :)
All the colors on the left side of the wheel are blue based so any pink, purple, fuchsias, blue reds will make your teeth look whiter. And on the right side are warmer colors like orange, peach, coral, red orange shades will make your teeth look a little more yellow.
Any pink lipsticks that lean a little more purple will have strong blue undertones. Pinks with a hint of lavender/lilac will be more blue based than more neutral pinks. Bright fuchsias and barbie pinks are also very blue based!
Try pink lipsticks like MAC Snob, Maybelline Superstay Lipstick in Perpetual Peony, Revlon Stormy Pink, MAC Girl About Town, Covergirl Spellbound.
I'm going back to school soon and I have no idea what foundation to get. I already have the NARS Creamy Concealer but I don't no what to pair with it. I don't like super heavy foundations, but I like more coverage than the average BB cream. I'm acne prone too. Thanks😊
Some great school friendly, light to medium coverage foundations are
Urban Decay Naked
Revlon Nearly Naked
Rimmel Stay Matte
Loreal True Match
Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast (good for oily skin)
Bare Minerals Matte (their original version is a tad shiny, when used with a kabuki brush you can get awesome coverage)
Garnier BB Cream for Oily/Combination Skin (good coverage!)
Estee Lauder Double Wear Light (less heavy than original version, good for oily skin)
Dior Skin Forever
All these foundations are light weight, a satin (semi matte) finish so they’re more long wearing and have a medium to build able coverage. All easy to apply and easy to wear foundations, nothing too crazy or cakey! :)
Hello Michelle! ^^ I was wondering if you could please recommend me a long lasting drugstore foundation w/o SPF in it for Prom? :3 Thanks! <3
Try the Maybelline Superstay 24 Hr foundation! It’s on the liquidy side which makes it more light weight but you can still get a more full coverage finish by adding another layer. Long lasting, beautiful satin finish but no SPF so no white face. Great for prom!
The new Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse foundation is great as well! No SPF and has more of a matte finish, rather than satin like the Superstay.
You might also want to try a primer like the Rimmel Stay Matte primer to help keep your makeup on all night. You can get a few free samples of primers from Sephora, Nordstrom, etc to test out before prom if you don’t know if you want to commit to buying a primer just yet :)
hi! i have a formal coming up and im doing my own makeup for it, i was just wondering if you could recommend a really good primer and foundation that will last all night :) I have combination skin, so am quite oily on my t-zone and especially seeing as the formal is in the middle of summer i don't want my foundation sliding off for photos!! thank you :~)))
Try foundations like
Estee Lauder Double Wear (medium to full coverage)
Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast (medium coverage)
Maybelline Superstay Foundation (lightweight/runny with medium coverage)
Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation (medium to full coverage)
Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation (very full coverage)
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation (medium coverage)
Try primers like
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
Murad Oil Control Mattifer
Hourglass Mineral Viel Primer
Smashbox Photofinish Light
All of these products are very long wearing and topped with a light layer of powder you should be good to go! Have fun at formal! Xo