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July 29, 2012 at 6:14 pm #183724
I am extremely pale…glow-in-the-dark haha and have a very hard time finding foundations. I love the MAC pro longwear because I work 24 hours on an ambulance at a time and it doesn’t budge but it leaves my face with a yellow tint. I have recently been using Make Up For Ever mat velvet in 15 and the color is perfect but it wipes right off my face if I barely touch it. I use the make up forever primer prior to putting foundation on and then a transculecent powder after. Any ideas on a good foundation for pale skin or something that is thicker and won’t budge too much during my 24 hour shifts?July 29, 2012 at 9:52 pm #183752
Do you use the same MUFE primer underneath Pro Longwear?
Meanwhile, try Mat Velvet again, but don’t use a primer and see what happens.July 30, 2012 at 11:35 am #183796
What about the MUFE HD foundation? There is a good range of lighter colors there… Also, since you love the MAC prolongwear, how about mixing it with another shade that is less yellow? You could also try mixing it will a lesser expensive foundation like Revlon Color-Stay too. Another thought is using a setting spray – like Model in a Bottle (Marlena swears by this). Urban Decay also have a few good setting sprays too. HTH!July 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm #183876
I agree with calbear, I would try a setting spray to see if that would make a differenece as well. I mix my foundation with Revlon Colorstay to keep it from looking to yellowish and to get a good match. I like the MUFE HD but I recently tried a sample of the foundation that Marlena raves about, the Lancome Teint Idole and I love that stuff. It stays in place and doesn’t get oily looking. I personally don’t use a setting spray, but I would try one before I gave up using a good primer.July 30, 2012 at 9:33 pm #183905
MUFE HD is a great foundation, but I think it’s not so practical when wearing long period like MAC Pro Longwear since it kinda moves around a little bit.
The problem with mixing the Pro Longwear foundation with something like Revlon Color Stay is that you will lose the longwear property of the first.
Setting spray might be a good idea, just to give it a little more hold. I’d say try mixing a little NC15 and NW15 and see if its still too yellow.. MAC foundations are always either too yellow or too pink, they don’t really contemplate all the other undertones in the middle. I would say try MAC Matchmaster, it’s got a pretty good hold but not so good as Pro Longwear.
You can also go to a MAC Pro store and buy a white foundation to mix yours with, if you feel like its not pale enough for you.July 31, 2012 at 6:02 am #183920
I agree with Shelly, try Mat Velvet again without the primer, which some foundations meant to last longer, using a primer actually decreases the time of wear! They need to be in direct contact with the skin.August 5, 2012 at 9:18 am #184673
it really just depends what kind of foundation you are looking for.
if you want full coverage, i would highly recommend estee lauder double wear, as that has very pale shades (i am myself EXTREMELY pale beyond words) and shell matches my skintone perfectly. it also doesn’t rub off, come off on clothing and lasts practically all day with only having to do a few touch ups every 10 hours or so. that is by far the best foundation i have EVER used, and a little really does go a long way!
there’s also estee lauder double wear light which is a lighter coverage if you dont really need that much which basically is the same obviously, but with lighter coverage!
i hope i helped, and good luck finding the perfect foundation for your skinAugust 7, 2012 at 4:19 am #184937
I really like Laura Mercier Silk Creme over Smashbox Oil Free primer. Stays put all day and comes in several pale shades. I use Soft Ivory.
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