August 6, 2012 at 4:06 pm #184856
Can anyone recommend any good foundation for oily skin that has nice satin natural finish and will stay long? I know the best foundations for oily skin are those with matte finish but I really don’t like how cakey they look, especially on dry patchesAugust 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm #184871
What do you currently use and in what shade, what’s your skincare routine, do you use a primer and if so what?August 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm #184907
On the lower end of the price spectrum you really can’t find anything as good as Revlon Colorstay. For a more high end product I would recommend MUFE HD Foundation. Laura Mercier makes a really good one too but I have only tried it a few times but it seemed to do well. Right now I have been using a sample of the one Marlena recommeds the Lancome Teint Idole and even though it’s on the expensive side I think I will be purchasing it. It is really good! I will say if you have oily skin these may not work as well and you may want to look at using a matte finish foundation to make it last longer. Make sure you are using a good primer as well that is suited for your skin type.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zMcSUw4Pups (top 10 foundations)August 7, 2012 at 4:41 am #184940
As my skin care routine I used to use a lot of drying out products as I thought it will stop the oilness but I think it only made it worse, so now I’m using gentle cleanser and Lancome Eau Micellaire to remove my makeup, and oil free moisturiser and once a week coconut oil.
As a primer I use Clinique Pore Minimizer Instant Perfector, but it doesn’t cover my pores so well and when i put foundation on top of it makes the pores even more visible as brighter little spots, so maybe I should switch to something else? I’m only worried that putting even more stuff on my whole face will make it even worse?
I’m trying to find my best foundation, but with no avail I used to like matte finish but I don’t any more, maybe my skin changed or maybe because it’s summer, I think they all look too cakey. I used for quite a long time Clinique AntiBlemish, it has quite strong staying power; now I tried Estee Lauder Double Wear – I like that it stays for long but I don’t like how it look on the skin, I don’t have that much dry skin but it looks cakey; I tried Color Stay which I quite like but it makes me oily very quickly and I think it made me broke out; I tried Clinique Stay Matte, I also tried Channel Perfection which might be the best of all the above, but again too matte finish, and I have tried few more with the same result, and I would like to have that glowy healthy skin, not matte mask (I’m in my 30′s so the skin lost that glow a bit), but I have a lot of blemishes after acne and some break outs here and there still so would like at least medium coverage.
Do Laura Mercier and Lancome Teint Idole have more natural finish?August 7, 2012 at 9:05 am #184947
You should try Too Faced Primed and Poreless, it’s my favorite and worked better for my than clinique. Perhaps try a sample of a mattifying primer to see if that helps control the oil MAC makes a good one. Make sure not to use to much primer that will cause your foundation to look cakey. As far as the foundations I mentioned having a natural finish it depends on what you consider natural. To me the Lancome has a more natural finish as long as you dont use to much. I like my skin to have full coverage though. You can look at some of Marlena’s latest videos and see if that’s the kind of finish you are looking for. I always recommend getting a sample and trying them before buying them since they are expensive.August 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm #185023
Thanks, I will definitely try the Lancome one, the only problem is that here in UK is not that easy to get samples for foundations (they always want to put it on you, which I don’t like as I need to see how it blends on the skin etc, not the final effect), for primers I wouldn’t even dream about it, and we can’t return already opened and used items, you are lucky you have Sephora in US!August 7, 2012 at 8:47 pm #185058
I think harsher cleansers is something commonly pushed as ‘right’ for oily skin, and for me it is one of the things that turns me into a disco ball dipped in grease. I found that what my skin really needs is gentle and hydrating cleansers, I also find the addition of oil cleansing has really helped balance things. Oil control really does start with finding the right skincare routine for your skin.
I suggest trying BB creams. While matte is synonymous with oil control when it comes to foundations, the same can not be said for BB creams. If what you really want is a satin finish, then BB creams are where you’ll find that going hand in hand with oil control. Unfortunately this advice only works if you have uber pale to medium skin as Asian BB creams don’t cater to darker skin tones, and Western BB creams are glorified overpriced tinted moisturisers.August 8, 2012 at 3:35 am #185083
Which Asian BB creams would you recommend for oily/combination skin? I’m blonde, fair/medium skin.August 8, 2012 at 4:09 am #185084
Missha M Perfect Cover BB cream is a good basic example of Asian BB creams, comes in more than a few shades, and is a popular one. I don’t know how dewy you want to go with the finish, so I think starting there with a more natural finish is a good idea.August 8, 2012 at 10:51 am #185099
Revlon colorstay is what I would recommend. It stays put and stays matte when you set it with powder.
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