the most important thing to remember about foundation
Originally Posted by CzeCze
is that it's not going to act like a concealer. so don't get
one to hide all your dark spots--use a concealer. foundations
just stabilize and even out your overall skintone.
i loooove Chanel's VITALUMIÈRE AQUA ULTRA-LIGHT SKIN PERFECTING MAKEUP SPF 15 ($45.00)
it goes on like a tinted moisturizer, very, very light, and
gives amazing coverage. i have a lot of discolouration
on my cheeks from acne scarring and this does great
day-to-day job. it's very light and stands the heat and
does not get cakey.
The tiniest drop of this new hybrid fluid creates a fresh, natural complexion. Skin looks refined and feels refreshed, creating an exquisite makeup experience. The fluid formula has a soft, water-light texture, and comes in 10 shades that match perfectly to skin’s undertones, whether pink or beige. Dermatologist-tested. Non-comedogenic. Oil- free.
there's also the original one which is not as sheer at the aqua:
The ultimate solution to tired skin, the best-selling CHANEL foundation instantly revitalizes the complexion upon application — and throughout the day. The formula has been updated with ingredients to specifically target dry, dull and uneven skin, and moisturizing agents to provide hydration and comfort. A marine extract boosts cell energy to enhance radiance, and light-reflecting pigments smooth away imperfections, creating a soft-focus effect. Creamy and luxuriously lightweight, this essential daily foundation blends effortlessly for perfectly smooth, even-toned, radiant skin.
it doesn't give as good coverage as the: PRO LUMIÈRE PROFESSIONAL FINISH MAKEUP SPF 15 ($54.00)
which is actually amazing to work with, blends like a dream,
but for day to day stuff i like something very light on my
skin. and the vitalumiere is good. i do have this pro lumiere
which i use if i'm going to get photographed or if i'm doing
a big night out on the town. it's my 'special' occasion makeup
Breakthrough oil-free formula provides medium-to-full coverage, with a flawless, professional, semi-matte finish. Can be blended for a soft, natural look or built up for greater sophistication.
foundation powders i still go with
mac's pro preffered white spf15 matte
foundation powder (which i can't seem to
find online and wonder if it's a regional thing,
or they stopped making it)
i'll take a picture of it: it's here with benefit's
"some kind of gorgeous" which is a foundation
faker---which i used to really love, but i love
my chanel more now.
oh and my favouriteeeee brush of all time! stila #21 ($45)
i really love stila's brushes, they feel great,
and so easy to take care, i've had this one
for over 5 years already.
it's awesome as a stippling brush for powder foundation
and cream based foundations (not liquid) because it's so
dense! the flat top makes putting blush on easy, and
the edges makes it so easy to contour and highlight.
i really love multitasking products.
i also have the mac 187 brush ($42), which is specifically
for face stippling. heehee that sounds funny. which
i also like, especially if i'm working with liquid products
the hairs don't clump up. but i just leave it at home.
---i think when it comes to foundation, what criteria
is important for you, is it how it feels on your skin?
how long you can wear? what kind of coverage you need?
what kind of budget?
i need something that feels next to nothing, because
my face is always sweaty, and especially around my
nose, i have like dog sweat nose. so i need something
that won't clog me up but also has staying power
(i don't really fix my makeup during the day except
add lipbalm). i really hate stuff that makes me feel
that i'm wearing foundation.
for drugstore brands, i like the the revlon colorstays,
but it's in an entirely different league from the chanel.
they way it feels on my skin, the breathability for my
skin. my skins definitely feels more stressed if i'm wearing
thicker formulations which most drugstore brands are like,
and it's not something i want to do to my skin. like i'll
buy revlon colorstays if i'm on vacation and don't want
to lug around my makeup mag, i'll just pop in and buy one
/ emergency backup. they have a mineral formulation too,
but i'm not a huge fan of mineral foundation. it goes bad
faster and sometimes i prefer a more matte finish.
but ever since i started using the chanel i always bring
it with me now. plus it has spf. lazy hot days, i just slap
it on as my all in one.