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        09-05-2013, 04:31 PM
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    I guess it's more foundations that I have troubles with. The best moisturizer I've used (remembering I'm on a pretty tight budget) is this Dove cream that comes in a small jar with a dark blue lid. Love that stuff and need to get some more if I can find it.

    I've used a powder foundation before (Loreal's version of it) and liked the way it felt, but after half the day, it's either all fallen off or it has settled into the grooves of the scars on my chin.


    I've tried going to the places in Dillard's and JC Penney (the only two we have here), but all they want to do is sell you their ridiculously priced brand of makeup. I get that that's their job, but I had to scrimp just to afford the concealer/moisturizer and foundation I bought from Clinique (and my sister helped me). I can't afford $40 for a thing of foundation. And they aren't willing to tell you what drug store brands are similar (again, I get that it's their job to sell the expensive stuff).
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        09-05-2013, 04:58 PM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    I guess it's more foundations that I have troubles with. The best moisturizer I've used (remembering I'm on a pretty tight budget) is this Dove cream that comes in a small jar with a dark blue lid. Love that stuff and need to get some more if I can find it.

    I've used a powder foundation before (Loreal's version of it) and liked the way it felt, but after half the day, it's either all fallen off or it has settled into the grooves of the scars on my chin.


    I've tried going to the places in Dillard's and JC Penney (the only two we have here), but all they want to do is sell you their ridiculously priced brand of makeup. I get that that's their job, but I had to scrimp just to afford the concealer/moisturizer and foundation I bought from Clinique (and my sister helped me). I can't afford $40 for a thing of foundation. And they aren't willing to tell you what drug store brands are similar (again, I get that it's their job to sell the expensive stuff).
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    I know, makeup can be so expensive. That is part of what I like so much about BFTE Cosmetic's makeup. You get a lot of foundation for only $12. And it lasts a long time too! One thing to watch out for in makeups is if they have Bismuth in them. That is one thing I don't like about Bare Minerals. They have that in it, and it makes my skin really itchy.
         
        09-05-2013, 05:06 PM
      #13
    Trained
    Are there Shopper's Drug Marts in the US? They have a wider range of product pricing and brands. Also Sears in Canada.

    I would recommend going to stores like this a few times to meet with different professionals. Each one will have their faults and good points. Between them all you need to learn what you like.

    As for expensive product: I hear you. I am also on the cheap, but have learned that you get what you pay for even in makeup. Of course, there are extremes, but stay away from the cheap stuff. It isn't worth it. And for the amount you are going to use, each pallet, jar, etc. will last you a long time.

    The initial expense is what will kill you; then it's just replacement. So, to budget your money, it's important to start out right.
         
        09-05-2013, 05:16 PM
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    If you're going to go for good foundation, I find that Bare Minerals works for a lot of people. I get away with using crappy walmart versions as I don't need a lot.
    I prefer powder foundation as my skin is generally good, and I hate it being caked on.

    I use three shades to contour my face.

    Eyeliner and mascara.. you cannot skimp out on it. In NZ it costs $30 each which makes me feel better about spending $10 each on it via online.

    Sometimes I wear blush.. but honestly I prefer to be without it. Bronzer looks better on me anyway.

    It's all about trial and error.. believe me!

    I will say that washing your face daily (mild facewash) and putting lotion/moiturizer on about 30 mins before you put makeup on.. it tends to stay on better and your face doesn't get too dry or be too oily.

    Good luck
         
        09-05-2013, 06:20 PM
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    Trained
    Actually, and this was on some doctor show the other day, all moisturizers, ALL, have the same first 3 ingredients. Great, hubby saw that, so much for my expensive Vichy products, he'll have a fit now.
         
        09-05-2013, 06:42 PM
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    I'm also not a make up fan, even when I worked in an office I kept it to a minimum and the same now when I have to scrub up to go out somewhere 'posh'
    I have ultra sensitive skin and the only products that work for me with no problems are Body Shop - I'm a huge fan of their make up, cleansers and moisturisers.
    I've subjected myself to these stores who have 'experts' to show you how and had to go straight into the nearest rest room to remove it all as I looked like some sort of a freak show - far too un natural and over done
    Buy what feels the right colours and experiment yourself
    EXACTLY about what the expensive places do when you let them show you "how it's done"!!!!
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        09-05-2013, 07:22 PM
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    Trained
    I like practical things. I am in the sun a lot and need sunscreen, so I like the Korean made bb cream makeup. All the major players make it, but the Korean kind seems "nicer" to me. It has a sunscreen in it and evens out your skin tone. It was developed to even out "skin tone and blemishes" for plastic surgery patience as they recovered. I really like it.
    As other posters have already recommended, I too like bare minerals products...if I am going somewhere special I put it right over the bb cream.

    What type and how much eye makeup looks "in context" really depends on the light you will be in, IMO.

    I don't ride with eye makeup on when it is hot, ever...that is just a disaster waiting to happen. Either you rub it, or it runs. No thanks.

    Urban decay makes an eye shadow primer called primer potion - it actually works, unlike most.

    The better your make-up "tools" the easier the application and finished product, IMO. You only need a few good eye brushes, for example...and it is worth the extra expense.

    Like you, I have always been on the tom-boy side...however, my siblings were more along the "fashion plate" kind. You just have to be able to seamlessly "switch" and pop into "costume" when the occasion calls for it. It does seem fake, and I suppose it is...but it just "is" what is expected, and can be kind of fun.

    Oh..adding..bb cream is "light" not cakey or heavy.
         
        09-05-2013, 07:44 PM
      #18
    Foal
    I am a huge fan of makeup! I don't always wear a lot, I think that makes a woman look cheap, but I do have some acne scarring that I want to hide so I generally wear a light layer of foundation or tinted moisturizer. My mom isn't the kind of woman who wears make up so I had to figure it out on my own. Soooo YouTube became my best friend :) there are a lot of makeup tutorials on there that are placed there by professional makeup artists. My three suggestions for you to check out would be pixiwoo, Lisa eldrige, and goss makeup artist. They are professionals in the business and while they use expensive makeup they tell you either drugstore dupes or tell you the consistency of everything they use so that you can try and match it yourself. Good luck in your makeup journey!
         
        09-05-2013, 08:09 PM
      #19
    Foal
    I ditto for Bare Minerals. I love this stuff. It is a little expensive, but sometimes Ulta will have a starter kit for not much that includes brushes. It stays on all day under normal conditions and the bottles last a long time.
         
        09-05-2013, 08:36 PM
      #20
    Weanling
    I have a scar on my forehead and acne scars. I love Bare Minerals foundation, coverup, bronzer, and finishing powder. It's extremely easy to apply, takes very little to get the coverage you want, and doesn't irritate the skin. My favorite primer is from Arbonne. I also like their mineral makeup as well, but it is a bit pricey. Other than that, all you really need is a bit of mascara and clear lip gloss. :)
         

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