I don't know what kind to buy! I have a list of the ones I'm most interested in because they got the most good reviews. But I'm just a little apprehensive because I don't know what type of skin I have. My biggest problem with my skin is a little acne every once in a while. Especially on my period. I always get little breakouts then. But I find that sometimes I have tiny dry spots that go away within a day and sometimes my skin feels a little oily, but when I look in a mirror I can't see any shininess. Anyways here is the list of products I am considering:
Covergirl Simply Powder
Dream Matte Powder
Fit Me Powder
Dream Smooth Mousse
L'oreal Magic Souffle
L'oreal Super-blendable Compact
I would really really loooove to get the Magic Souffle but it's kinda pricey. But they had samples at my grocery store so I got some and it was awesome. I loved the way it felt and I know that it would last a while. But I just wanted some opinions.
Currently I am using an Avon product called Magix Cashmere Finish Foundation and I love it! It is super light weight- to the point that it feels like I'm wearing baby powder in comparasion to any other foundation I've ever worn. It also has SPF 10 in it which is always a major plus. And sometimes when I have really bad skin(like the rash I sometimes get from an allergic reaction to toothpaste) and I wear it for a day and wash it off, my skin looks better and my rash clears up.
The only complaint I have (and some people might find it a deal breaker) is that the oil in the product seperates itself from the product. It's an easy fix, all I do is shake the bottle up before applying and it blends back together. This also only happened when I was running out of the product. It's a hit and miss product like all others but it works well for my skin and covers beautifully- and anything that makes my skin feel fresh after I put it on is a bonus for me.
I would stay away from powder foundations in general because they can be cakey- flakey and a bit gross with the pad thing (talk about bacteria-ville)
And taking a look at your souffle- I'd say that it isn't a whole lot of product that is in that big bottle- if you are going to pay more for 0.67FLOZ Eek! That's hardly nothing! Most foundations I've bought are at least 0.7FLOZ- mine is 1FLOZ. I always look at how much product I get because if I am going to buy something, I want to make sure it won't be gone in a week.
Oh geez. I didn't know it was that small I didn't really look. But I opened up a jar(bad I know) and it looked like quite a bit. And I don't think I'd ever use the pad with the foundation. I have brushes and other sponges that I can use.
Personally, I wouldn't go for the powdered foundations either, but that's just me. I don't like the idea of putting on powdered foundation right after I moisturize (i always moisturize before putting on foundation, because the foundations spreads more easily).
It sounds like you have normal skin if you only get tiny dry spots and can't see the shininess. It doesn't sound like combination. I'm assuming that you feel oily on the t-zone (forehead, nose, chin).
I think that the type of foundation you want to get depends on when you would wear it and how often e.g. you could get a light coverage foundation for the day/ tinted moisturizer and at night you have a stronger coverage
I took at look at the souffle foundation, and I think that it would be fine because it is an oil-free foundation directed at normal-oily skin. Even though there isn't much, it may go a long way. The foundation I have (Dermalogica)is in a small tube and it has lasted me forever! However, it's more high end. It's the only foundation I trust because I have horrible skin! I have acne and my skin is both incredibly oily and sensitive If the souffle foundation doesn't last very long, you can always mix it with your moisturizer, or apply foundation in the parts that need it.
covergirl is not really the best, as a photographer I found it super shiney. I perfer a matte base
never use sponge
I use my fingers or a kabuki brush
I wanted to get something with a matte base. And I'm just leaning more towards a powder because I don't like how liquid feels on my face. I've tried it once or twice before and had to wash it off before I got anywhere. I also found some really cute kabuki brushes that were only about four dollars so I'm probably going to buy one of those.
Again, I suggest the foundation I use as it is liquid but feels like a powder because it is so light. Of course it's always smart to go over your foundation (and possibly your blush) with a translucent powder to polish it off so you aren't dealing with shine and your make-up lasts longer.
I agree with pinkweeds
I use nyc liquid powder
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