it seems awfully nerdy, but the only way i can test which foundation works for me
Originally Posted by fidelia
is i take a little pillbox, the ones with the different compartments, and i make
the sales lady squeeze a little sample into them. then i take it and apply it when
i'm out in natural light. testing it on my hand and arm only doesn't work, it's
either too orange or too yellow most of time.
i have to swatch it on my face.
thought i look for the consistency/blendability/wearability i need first, then the shade.
@Nijntje mentioned she is quite fair, and uses nc15 from mac.
but i forget if that's foundation or just powder, perhaps she can
i loooove la roche posay!
I have some sun damage discolouration on my upper lip that gets worse during the summer that is hard to cover. I wear high SPF La Roche Posay (I've been happy with that stuff and think the money is worth it if you get it on sale, because I don't live in a hot climate, so I am not reapplying a bunch of times a day). Do you guys have any recommendations for concealer? The closest I've found is the palest cover girl stuff in a stick which is not a shade, but is supposed to neutralize. I've heard that something purplish-blue should help, but haven't found anything that's the ticket yet.
concealer i love benefit's erase paste. very easy to blend,
and it just dissapears into my skin and helps to even out my
skintone. i have dark spots from sun damage and acne scarring
and it works like magic. i use medium.
i need concealer that i can dab with my fingers, and i don't like
using a brush for concealer.
i actually got it as a part of this set: confessions of a concealaholic
however i use this on my cheeks and prefer a seperate concealer
for my eyes. they have two other concealers in there from the boing
range so you can mix it your self, but it wasn't made to blend into one
another, i think they're great as seperate products (the circle pans)
for the any are but my eyes
i actually prefer laura mercier's secret camouflage for under my eyes.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage completely camouflages dark circles, minor imperfections and discolorations. Secret Camouflage contains a unique two-shade system, one to match the skins depth of color and one to match the skins undertone, making it possible for every woman to custom-blend her own perfect shade.
i haven't found a good solution for my greys either.
Also, I'm beginning to get some gray hairs - not enough that they stand out a lot, but enough that it would be a bad idea to just pluck them (yeah, I know, I know!). I haven't decided what to do about it yet. I don't like the idea of the chemicals in a lot of hair dye, my sister does the henna thing, but I'm not so sure about it (she looks great with reddish hair, even though she started out with brown). I don't think I want a permanent hair dye until I figure out what kind of colour works best for me and get used to applying it. I'd prefer something that just fades out for now, but there is very little to choose from anymore that is semi-permanent. I talked to the hair dresser - her suggestion was highlights, but I don't really love that look and it still doesn't deal with the grays scattered throughout my hair. I'd like whatever I have to look natural. Any ideas?
i recently took the plunge and did a permanent gloss.
i have very dark hair and am always afraid that it will
go brassy. so i went for a deep brown with a violet/blue
base to match my skin tone which is more tanned.
i don't like henna personally, even if used with indigo,
because i'm always afraid the red will show up.
my vegan friends really like herbatint and lush henna