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I realized that we don't have a thread like this, and its great to use this as reference for people that may see a member of similar skin tone and want to know what kind of foundation and color you use. So in this thread post:

 

1. Warm or cool shade?

2. Brands and shade of foundations

3. Brands and shade of concealers

4. Do you use primer? What brand?

 

post a pic of yourself to make this thread even better!claps.gif

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I have pale, yellow toned skin, i think i'm warm toned but i'm not quite sure? Its oily and quite acne prone. Bit of acne scarring which is nice!

 

Currently i alternate between foundations. I use:

 

Maybelline Pure Minerals liquid foundation in Nude.

 

Barbra Daly oil free foundation (make sold in Tescos supermarket) in Almond.

 

L'oreal True match in Light Ivory.

 

And Clinique Superfit in Bare.

 

Concealers:

 

Barbra Daly concealer in Medium

 

Maybelline Dream mousse concealer in Rose Beige.

 

And i use Boots No.7 primer which is reasonably good but goes hard fast if you don't put the lid on properly.

 

That's it!! Haha! The colours i use are not exactly my shade, need to be a bit more yellow but they do me just fine until i find my HG.

 

P.s. I dont know how to post a pic (rubbish at technology) but there is one on my page. smile.gif

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Since it's sunny out, I'm tanning quick so right now these match/will match me:

 

I'm a warm shaded gal

 

Foudations:

Pur Minerals Deeper

Black Opal Bronze & Hazelnut stick

Revlon Colorstay Capuccino

 

I don't really use concealer, but I use Black Opal toast around my brows...

 

I use Neutrogena Oil free moisturizer that says it's a primer, lol. So I didn't buy an actual product for priming the skin.

 

In the cold months I get as light as:

 

MAC Studio Tech NC45

Black Opal Truly Topaz stick

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great thread!

 

i don't know if i'm cool or warm.. i think i'll hazard a guess at warm??

 

i use revlon colour stay in buff, normal/dry formula. i use hair serum as primer lol, it works really well, or just moisturiser if i'm pushed for time. i apply it with a brush.

 

i also have been known to use barry m face creme in shade 01, lightest shade. i usually wear that if my skin is AWFUL because it has practically pan-stick coverage.

 

concealer- i use dr harnik's red vein concealer which is a little green corrector and beige concealer over the top. the beige is a bit dark for me so i mix it with the body shop concealer stick in the lightest shade. i just apply that with fingers. if i'm really tired i use a little l'oreal touche magique under my eyes.

 

all set with a little bit of mattifying powder and hey presto:

 

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1. Warm or cool shade?

I'd hazard a guess at cool but I don't know.

2. Brands and shade of foundations

Virgin Vie Powder foundation in Ivory (the lightest I think)

3. Brands and shade of concealers

No7 instant radience concealer in shade 2

4. Do you use primer? What brand?

Nope.

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1. Warm or cool shade?: cool - I've been told that I have blue undertones

2. Brands and shade of foundations: Revlon ColorStay oily skin formula in Mocha and Mahogany (my own special blendwink.gif)

3. Brands and shade of concealers: I love several different MAC formulas: Select Cover-Up, Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, Select Moisture Cover and the Studio Stick Concealer

4. Do you use primer? What brand?: no, it breaks me out.

LL

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I'm a cool. Use Meow in Frisky Bengal and their undereye concealer in the same shade. Dry skin kept in good condition with Garden of Wisdom products.

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1. Warm or cool shade?

 

Cool/Neutral

 

2. Brands and shade of foundations

 

Cinema Secrets - 601-18

Estee Lauder Double Wear - Shell

Face Atelier - Porcelaine

Graftobian - Bombshell

L'Oreal True Match - N1

MAC - NW15

Make Up For Ever Face & Body - Ivory 20

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation- 110

Revlon Colorstay - Ivory

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty - Porcelain

Visiora - 010

 

3. Brands and shade of concealers

 

Revlon Colorstay - Ivory

 

4. Do you use primer? What brand?

 

Smashbox

Garnier Nutritioniste Ultra-Lift Anti-Wrinkle Firming Serum

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Awesome ! Thanks Aprill !

 

1.Warm or cool shade ?

Cool.

 

2. Brands and shade of foundation :

 

Lily Lolo Candy Cane

BE Fairly light

L'oréal accord parfait (true match?) ivory pink

 

3. Brands and shade of concealer :

Lily Lolo Blondie

L'oréal touche magique (the light one)

 

4. Do you use primer ? What brand ?

Makeup Forever HD primer (#1 green).

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1. Warm or cool shade?

I'm a cool shade. Dark hair, pale blue eyes, and rosey cheeks.

2. Brands and shade of foundations?

I use Sheer Miracle's light cool foundation. Its a cool shade with pink undertones in the light range (description from website). I mostly use it since I like the feel of it. It just works well with my skin.

3. Brands and shade of concealers?

I don't usually use any concealer so I don't really have a good/strong opinion here.

4. Do you use primer? What brand?

Similar to the answer in question 3.

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1) warm

2)estee lauder doublewear(try it theyll put some on you at the counter!)

3)mac studio finish concealer

4)usually i dont but one that works REALLY well is cliniques pore minimizer instant perfector.

 

id really appreciate if anyone knows theyre NARS lipsticks to checkout a question/thread i posted in the makeup cosmetics section. thanks!

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1. Warm or cool shade?

Cool like the other side of the pillowww

2. Brands and shade of foundations

Revlon custom creations in 010 fair/light

3. Brands and shade of concealers

jane. no show concealer in a color I can't remember.

4. Do you use primer? What brand?

Just moisturizer :0

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My skin has a natural tan tint to it but it's not deep or anything. I tend to go toward the warmer tones.

 

Foundations: I just started using Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse in Nude (Light) and it's working very well. I was lucky in picking the right shade on the first try. It does give an airbrush finish (as best it can anyway)

 

Concealer: I've been using Almay Clear Complexion concealer in light/medium for a long time and I'm still happy with it.

 

Primer: I just started using Laura Geller Spackle Under Make-up Primer and it's been working well. It does appear to make my skin look smoother and the concealer stays on longer with it underneath.

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1. Warm or cool shade?

Warm but pale.

 

2. Brands and shade of foundations

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in Alabaster

Lili Lolo Foundation in Porcelain

Benefit Play Stick in Jax

 

Those are the main ones although I don't use the Play Stick as much as I used to.

 

3. Brands and shade of concealers

Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick in Alabaster

Laura Mercier Secret Concealer in 01 for undereyes

 

4. Do you use primer? What brand?

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer although I only tend to use it under mineral foundation. I'm not 100% sure that it really helps.

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Neutral skin tone-Medium

 

Foundation shades:

Bare Escentuals in Medium Beige

Clinique Superfit in Shell

Dior Airflash in 300

Boots no. 7 in Light

Stila Illuminating Liquid in 50 watts

Cover Fx Mineral Fx in E20

 

Concealer shades:

NARS Cover Stick in Custard

Clinique All About Eyes in 02 Light Golden

 

No pix, sorry frown.gif I may update with one later. HTH! Cool thread idea

 

 

 

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Okay newbie here but how do you know what undershade you are, and how do you know if you're cool or warm?

 

Thanks!

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1. Warm or cool shade? Warm in the summer, cooler in the winter/fall.

 

2. Brands and shade of foundations: I use the 2nd to lightest shade in all mineral foundations. Specifically the Avon Ideal Shade, and Bare Escentuals. I'm hooked.

 

3. Brands and shade of concealers: I don't use them, though I should.

 

4. Do you use primer? What brand? YES! I use the Avon MagiX skin perfector, OR my philosophy primer.

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This I a real cool posting that you have started buddy. My shade is warm. I prefer to go for organic and herbal cosmetics. I seldom use concealer or primer. smile.gif

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ok I have a question. I just moved to a new state where it gets REALLY hot in the summer time which obviously makes me sweat alot. I just want to know what foundation should I use? Should I use a powder or liquid or what? Plus I can't spend a lot of money right now so if you have any suggestions please let me know!! Thanks! <3

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Originally Posted by tiffylovesboomr View Post
ok I have a question. I just moved to a new state where it gets REALLY hot in the summer time which obviously makes me sweat alot. I just want to know what foundation should I use? Should I use a powder or liquid or what? Plus I can't spend a lot of money right now so if you have any suggestions please let me know!! Thanks! <3
ou can try Revlon Colorstay foundation, that liquid foundation is matte and lasts really long, i think its about 12 bucks

 

or you can try mineral foundations such as Earthen Glow Mineral in Cover Me formula or Joppa Mineral, they have good coverage and staying power

 

HTH

 

my answers

 

1. Warm or cool shade?

Warm - Light-medium yellow toned

 

2. Brands and shade of foundations

- I use light-medium golden/yellow shade in all mineral foundations that i've tried except Joppa, their shades run darker

- MAC NC30

- Revlon Colorstay Medium Beige (not yellow enough for me, i should have chosen Golden Beige *_*)

 

3. Brands and shade of concealers

I use concealer for my dark circles

- The Body Shop Ultra Smooth Liquid Concealer - 03: quite good and natural but i think its been discontinued frown.gif

- NYX Concealer in a Jar - Light: color is ok but kinda creases and fades

 

4. Do you use primer? What brand?

Yes i use Monistat gel as primer

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