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Laura MacKenzie

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What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« on: 17 September 2010, 01:43:25 pm »
The quest of every woman! I'm sick of looking, hmph!

So what's your favourite foundation?

Especially interested in anyone else with rediculously pale, rather dry skin with blemishes, impossible.

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #1 on: 17 September 2010, 01:48:39 pm »
With the way my bookings have gone lately, the perfect foundation tastes disgusting so you don't get it all licked/sucked off your face!!

Seriously though, I'm pretty pale, skin can be a bit dry and prone to spots/blemishes, so I use Mac's select spf 15 foundation in NC15
maccosmetics.co.uk/product/spp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CAT21853&PRODUCT_ID=PROD66152
Pricey, but so worth it!
I usually finish it off with Urban Decay Razor Sharp Ultra Definition Finishing Powder too, just to make the foundation set and at least attempt to last a bit longer.
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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #2 on: 17 September 2010, 01:52:51 pm »
Bobbi Brown makes excellent foundations with wonderful colors; I prefer her cream stick for its convenience,  but my personal faves are Bare Minerals (powder) and MakeUp Forever Mat Velvet (liquid). Beeeeeautiful coverage w/ the MUFE and it doesn't clog pores.

Bare Minerals is my favorite to wear daily b/c it's sooo gentle on the skin and makes you look like you're not wearing makeup at all. :)

I hear Jane Iredale makes a great mineral foundation, too.
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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #3 on: 17 September 2010, 02:01:06 pm »
Nicola from girls aloud has just launched her own brand of makeup called Dainty Doll and it is specifically for fair skinned women like herself.
There are few different shades of paleness and she designed it for women with blemishes too.
Friends who use it who are pale have said it has been the best product they have ever tried x

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #4 on: 17 September 2010, 02:22:15 pm »
With the way my bookings have gone lately, the perfect foundation tastes disgusting so you don't get it all licked/sucked off your face!!

I agree about the minerals (mentioned above!) but I get mine from Lilylolo.co.uk cos they're cheaper and yes, get licked off a lot. As long as you've got a nice kabuki brush you can buff the powders in amazingly and it does look really flawless. It can be worthwhile to have a great concealer to use underneath just in case of blemishes (there's a cheap liquid minerals Maybelline one that is brilliant) but minerals are go gentle that I've slept in them tons of times without repercussions. Good for hot dates that you don't want to get skin-naked in front of just yet. :D

(I've actually had clients try to lick off my deodorant before, too. Does this stuff taste completely different to men?!)
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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #5 on: 17 September 2010, 06:53:17 pm »
I am quite pale ,mix skin type with big pores.When I wear make-up I use Kanebo Sensai smoothig water make up-base.Bit expensive,but don't need to use much and doesn't feel too special when applying,but in a while it makes my skin really smooth,could call it magic.On top I use very thin layer of  Bare minerals powder foundation.

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #6 on: 17 September 2010, 07:05:03 pm »
Nicola from girls aloud has just launched her own brand of makeup called Dainty Doll and it is specifically for fair skinned women like herself.
There are few different shades of paleness and she designed it for women with blemishes too.
Friends who use it who are pale have said it has been the best product they have ever tried x

Does anyone know where you can buy this apart from Harrods? I've had a bit of a google round and can't find anywhere that stocks it apart from ASOS and I'd rather try it out first.

I don't really like wearing foundation but I have some of the Barbara Daly Tesco stuff in Porcelain knocking round for emergencies - it's really good and not too expensive plus you can get it in an oil-free version as well.

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #7 on: 17 September 2010, 07:43:04 pm »

Especially interested in anyone else with rediculously pale, rather dry skin with blemishes, impossible.


I have exactly the same skin type, its shockingly awful  :o

The best foundation would be MAC's studio sculpt foundation, they can colour match you. It's a moisturising, medium (but buildable) coverage foundation which I believe is oil free. Alternatively you could try clinique's  anti blemish foundation, I'm finding that really good at the moment, it doesn't dry me out or make my skin worse :) If you are looking for a flawless airbrushed finish I would recommend investing in a spakling brush- they are simply amazing- but make sure you clean it regularly.

I also heard that mineral foundations are supposed to be good for the skin, I used smashbox halo effect powder before which was just gorgeous, but like Emily said you will probably need quite a good concealer.

Also Nars make a foundation called Sheer glow that I think would be good for your skin type too. Bourjois also have a foundation called healthy mix which is actually quite good for the price and smells like apricots :) (maybe you could try the concealer if you went for the mineral make up?)

I heard about dainty doll, apparently its a bit rubbish, and some of the foundations come up a little too much on the pink side.

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #8 on: 17 September 2010, 09:37:55 pm »
Ive worn Bare Minerals for years, its really great.

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #9 on: 17 September 2010, 11:14:56 pm »
I used to have really oily, patchy, spotty skin (nice!).  I still get the odd break out - but nowhere near as bad or as frequently.

I use ID Bare Escentuals bareMinerals make up.  At first I just used the foundation, but when I told my local beauty parlour I didn't like it, they gave me some tips.
1. To soak up any excess oil/sweat etc.  use a dusting of the Mineral Veil over your face. Apply with Flawless Face brush.  I've been using mine for years and have just bought a buki brush instead.  They both have big natural fibre heads to them.
2. To conceal spots/veins **This also works on my birthmarks** use the Mineral Foundation (I use fairly light), but apply with the 'Max Coverage Concealer' brush.  Apparently it has different bristles (synthetic) so applies the make up more densely.  You wouldn't even know I had a birthmark!!!
3.  Apply the same Mineral Foundation to your whole face but with your Flawless Face or Buki brush.  You can build this up little by little, but as the main flaws have already been covered with the concealer brush, you don't need much more.
4. Apply another dusting of Mineral Veil to set the make up.

This method really works for me and when I first tried it everyone said how well I looked.  I think they are used to me now!

I might try the Lilylolo.co.uk stuff Emily mentioned as Escentuals is quite expensive for me at the mo.  I've found the tools are as important as the make up itself.
Hope this helps!
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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #10 on: 18 September 2010, 09:20:37 am »
I am using clinques anti blemish foundation at the moment which works by gently exfolioating the skin while you wear the make up so not only is it preventing blemishes but generally improving skin condition. The only down sides I have to it are I am having to mix it with a little moisturiser as I find it too matt and tricky to apply fast enough before it drys.

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #11 on: 18 September 2010, 11:07:55 am »
I am using clinques anti blemish foundation at the moment which works by gently exfolioating the skin while you wear the make up so not only is it preventing blemishes but generally improving skin condition. The only down sides I have to it are I am having to mix it with a little moisturiser as I find it too matt and tricky to apply fast enough before it drys.

Hey you can stop this happening, by simply putting foundation on your hand and then applying  and blending each section as you go using a foundation brush/spakling brush/sponge. I would also advise using a foundation primer because it will go on alot easier and stay on longer  :) Smashbox do one called photofinish that is probably the best one by far, but most brands do one.

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #12 on: 20 September 2010, 01:01:08 pm »
I'll need to try some of these!

Dainty doll I've heard is a bit pants and is pretty expensive.

I used to love Mac Studio Fix but it dries my skin out, I just finished a bottle of their mineral one, but it doesn't give much coverage and the lightest shade (NC15) is just a little too dark for me.

Never used to use them but primers are great! I love Mac's primer, quite expensive but definetely worth it and lasts ages.

Also really reconmend keihls creme d'elegance repairateur for anyone with dry skin, it is expensive but lasts forever, my current tub I got 3 weeks ago, use it twice a day, and i'm barely off the top!

Just got L'oreal infaliable long lasting, which i haven't used in years. Probably the lightest shade available on the high street. Doesn't dry the skin out, great coverage and stays on great.

Need to try some more mineral foundations but just don't like buying them off the internet!

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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #13 on: 20 September 2010, 03:19:33 pm »
Need to try some more mineral foundations but just don't like buying them off the internet!

Lilylolo.co.uk do tester pots - about a quid each for a little packet of the mineral foundations, blushes, and some other products.

(And no, they aren't paying me to blab on about them, I promise. ;D I just think they're good value for minerals, and minerals generally have been the only type of foundation I've personally found to be easy to apply, natural-looking, long-lasting, super-gentle even if slept in, and so on. You can find good makeup reviews on YouTube, too, by the way!)
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Re: What make up brands do you recommend for work?
« Reply #14 on: 01 April 2011, 05:20:19 pm »
hello everybody

hope your all having a good week.now daya r lighter & um its April so warmer . ;)

anyway back to topic we all loveeeeee make up,i tend to spend more on skincare & buy make up from different brands as quality & shades vary. i love to buy  clinique(only when it bonus time),loreal ,rimmel,bourjois....etc
Just want to know your favourite budget  makes & why?for quality really xx

here few mine
love clinique face powder-expensive but worth it as mineral & spf included
rimmel nail polishes   - fab colours & doesnt chip easy,also cheap ;D
loreal & bourjois eyeshadows- lasts hours & colurs suit

what do you girlies recommend?and why?
need a good recommendation for a stay put all day eyeliner crayon style?
 love
gemma  xxxx