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18/02/2013 at 15:04
I've been using bare minerals for a year, and though it does help my manky skin a bit the coverage isn't really enough for me, so am looking for something that will look good, but isn't too heavy IYSWIM? Happy to spend around £25.
I've used EL Double wear which looked good but was too heavy for my skin, and a MAC liquid one in the past, which I wasn't that keen on - though I appreciate they do lots of different types. I've used Benefit for primers, but never for foundations, and haven't heard a lot about them?
Any suggestions welcome as I can't summon the strength to do a complete beauty counter tour ATM!
18/02/2013 at 15:35
I love smashbox studio fix foundation. Last for ages & gives good coverage.
I use their translucent powder too.
18/02/2013 at 15:43
Ooh thanks Sa, I use their photo finish primer (think that's what it's called!) hadn't thought of their foundation. Is it quite heavy on the skin or not too bad?
18/02/2013 at 15:54
I'd recommend Clinique's Even Better - it's a liquid but gives pretty good coverage. I tried a few before settling for this and I've been using it for a few years now.
It's got an SPF too I think and it's £23 at Debenhams
18/02/2013 at 16:32
Fab, thanks chimps - have heard good stuff about clinique actually but have never tried them. Might see if I can get a sample of SB and clinique to give them both a whirl.
18/02/2013 at 16:37
No problem- they're pretty generous with little sample pots I think. Hope you find one you like!
18/02/2013 at 17:29
I'm using Even Better Clinique and its the best I've ever had. It helps that the skin tone match is perfect.
18/02/2013 at 18:41
EL do a double wear light version - maybe try that if you like double wear? I used double wear light for my wedding and now use it for nights out, special occasions etc as its plenty coverage for me. Might give Even Better a go in the future :)
19/02/2013 at 10:22
Ooh thanks Beez, will definitely go to clinique :)
BW - I did not know that! That could be a good option then as I did really like their coverage.
Feel armed now to go and investigate the make up counters with some good recommendations, thanks!
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