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prost8 asked: Help! By lunch time, it looks like my face is melting off! I use Laura Mercier primer, Tarte full coverage foundation, urban decay de-slick setting spray, and truematch compact powder on my face. Can you recommend a primer or something for me? Most primers I've tried have more of a "smoothing" quality and do nothing for me.
Laura Mercier’s primer didnt do much for me! So I think you definitely need a good primer. Smoothing, silicone like primers usually don’t have any long wearing properties their main purpose is to even out the skin texture making your skin look smooth, flawless, poreless, etc.
Try something more lotion textured like Smashbox Photofinish Light (white formula, best for oily skin!), Makeup Forever HD Primer or Hourglass Veil Mineral primer (smoothing but also long wearing, helps control oils). Those are all my favorite primers for oily/combination skin :)
Also, try spraying the De Slick before foundation & after makeup. I do that with my All Nighter and it makes a difference!
Last, try a translucent powder! They are the BEST setting powders because they help your makeup last longer and smooths out your skin making it look extra flawless. The only problem is that it doesnt provide any extra coverage because it applies clear. So sometimes I apply my usual powder to give some extra coverage, use my setting spray and then use my translucent powder as the final step. You will notice a difference trust me! I love Makeup Forever’s HD Powder & Tarte’s translucent powder :)
wowshesbeautiful asked: do you suggest Makeup Forever HD or MAC Studio Fix Fluid? i'm having a hard time chosing :/
Personally I would go for Makeup Forever HD because it looks more natural and is less thick but Studio Fix gives more coverage. Makeup Forever HD gives a medium to buildable coverage but not super full coverage. Studio Fix also lasts longer on oily skin, if you have oily skin and use Makeup Forever HD youll need a primer to help your makeup last all day or use a powder or both!
So both are good for different reasons, choose which ever one fits your skin needs :)
luluintehskyw-cats asked: Hi ya! So I have been using Revlon Colorstay foundation for a while now but since the hot and humid Illinois temperatures are on their way do you have an suggestions for a lighter feeling foundation that has a similar coverage? Higher and lower priced items are welcomed. Thanks a bunch your blog is super helpful!
Estee Lauder Double Wear, Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast or Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo foundation!
Covergirl 3 in 1 Outlast isnt as full coverage as Colorstay but it can be built up to full coverage!
Estee Lauder Double Wear and Kat Von D Lock It are both full coverage foundations that are very long wearing. Estee Lauder Double Wear is a little more liquidy than Colorstay which makes it feel more light weight on the skin. Kat Von D Lock It is airy sort of like a mousse and a little goes a long way which also helps it feel light on the skin :)
cardenas97 asked: I have a question, ok so my forehead is darker than the rest of my face & it bothers me so bad! What do you recommend I use, liquid foundation, powder, BB creams?
Thats normal it’s okay your forehead has more direct contact with the sun so it’s usually darker!
If youre ONLY using it to even out your tan then I would go with powder or BB Cream. Powder if you have more oily skin and BB Cream if you have normal to dry skin. However with powder make sure to moisturize well before powder so your skin won’t look too powdery and “cakey”!
Don’t use foundation if you dont have much to cover because you don’t need it and keeping your face with as light makeup as possible is great for your skin :)
itsjustmelissastephanie asked: What do you think of the nearly naked foundation by revlon? What are some concealers you recommend for both under eyes and spots?
I think it’s a pretty decent foundation! Feels light on the skin, gives a light to medium coverage, looks pretty natural however I didnt love the texture/formula. My roommate even commented on how whatever foundation I was using made my pores look bigger. It accentuated some of my dry patches. It wasnt a bad foundation though!
If you want a light/medium natural looking coverage foundation try something like Loreal Magic Lumi, Garnier BB Cream for oily/combination skin (more long wearing than the original) or Loreal True Match!
For a great concealer for under eyes and dark spots try Revlon Photoready concealer or MAC Pro Longwear :)