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I have been trying on makeup for around a year already and still am getting frustrated that i can never put makeup on correctly. I use Dermablend cover creme that i bought at macys and when the saleslady helped me with applying, it looks easy and the coverage was perfect. BUt i can never do it on my own. Dermablend is a tough makeup to apply accoridng to most ppl b/c it is thick.

I have then tried menpen at The Men Pen - Men's Cosmetic Concealer, Everyday minerals, and the Panstik and i never get the makeup right.

Now, i just want to go to a store and try the makeup on b/c i refuse to buy anything online because i dont know my shade. I am asian btw and have a lot of redmarks/brownmarks. Some people recoommended to me Maybeline but do they have a Maybelline counter at Macys? If they don't i would consider Sephora or MAC but i heard MAC breaks people out.

Is Sephora makeup hard to apply? I heard sephora is the most expensive but I don't really care how much makeup costs as long as it covers good and most importantly is easy to apply. I do not want to go back to the Dermablend counter again b/c i been there 5 times already in the last year and asked the saleslady to help me and each time she shows how to apply, it looks real easy. Yet, when i get home to do it, it never looks right.

What makeup would you suggest for me? Thanks.

 
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What problem are you having with the application? Does it look cakey? Is the color off?

Are you trying to cover your entire face or just spots?

Maybelline is a drugstore brand. You won't be able to try out their products.

 
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You might want to try out more mineral makeup brands. You can get samples for cheap, and they're the most natural looking.


As far as Maybelline, it is a drugstore brand. So there will not be a Maybelline counter at any department store. It is sold more in stores like Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Ulta, etc.

I've never tried Sephora's store brand, so I can't help you out there. I hope you find what you're looking for, though!


 
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I am trying to cover spots not the whole face. I have a bunch of redmarks/brownmarks. It looks cakey but other times the color looks not the right shade BUT the saleslady at macys does it perfectly with the makeup she sold to me. we both use a cosmetic sponge.

 
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Honestly..with dermablend you can't just use it on spots and wear no other makeup. The areas that have makeup will be obvious against naked skin. I suggest using a sheer tinted moisturizer all over your face...Revlon Tinted Moisturizer is great (found at any drugstore) and then use your dermablend on the darker spots.

Try using a concealer brush with it...should help ease the thickness and blend it more seamlessly. Keep practicing! Oh...and make sure you use a makeup dissolving remover with the Dermablend...or your bound to end up with clogged pores.

 
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well you actually can use dermablend by itself. Of course you use the white setting powder afterwards. That's how the saleslady did it.

 
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I have a problem with hyperpigmentation and acne scars myself (I'm also Asian)... The best concealer I've ever tried is TheBalm's Time Balm, but that's because I have a large area to cover.

I second BeneBaby's suggestion of using a concealer brush. I find it too hard to cover precisely with a sponge. You might try dabbing a bit of a cream concealer onto a concealer brush, dabbing it on the spot, and gently blending it in.

 
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If you are just learning MU, I would suggest Powder foundation. (the one u apply with a sponge) it will give the coverage u want. Liquid is hard to apply for beginner and also less coverage.

after i am done with my liquid i am going back to powder.

 

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