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Is there a foundation (pref. a drug stove inexpensive brand) that provides coverage, luminesence but does not cake in fine lines? I've tried bare minerals & find it settles into lines & makes me look older. I don't like a heavy look but need good coverage around the nose & eyes. I generally like a natural look.
 

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Cover Girl Smoothers is a tinted moisturizer that gives a natural look. It's a fine balance between "natural" and "good coverage"!!! Sometimes just adding concealer, or a bit of the product that has caked around the edge of the tube as concealer, where needed is better than trying to cover up the whole face!

Merle Norman makes a good TM also called "Sheer Defense" that gives a bit more coverage but is still natural-looking. It's about $38 I believe.

My all-time favorite foundation is Make Up Forever HD Invisible Foundation. It's only available at Sephora that I know of. Natural finish, but good coverage since it has light-reflective ingredients. Mica is an ingredient to look for in a foundation if you are looking for "light reflective". Too much and you end up looking like the Tin Man, but if it's just the right amount you will glow from within!

If you like Mineral Makeup you could try spritzing on mineral water afterwards to set it. It takes off the "powdery" look and keeps it from settling in the fine lines.. A good primer or sunscreen beforehand can help too.



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Is there a foundation (pref. a drug stove inexpensive brand) that provides coverage, luminesence but does not cake in fine lines? I've tried bare minerals & find it settles into lines & makes me look older. I don't like a heavy look but need good coverage around the nose & eyes. I generally like a natural look.
I've heard of a spray on foundation -- something like airbrushing -- haven't used it myself -- if you're interested after I watch 2 hours of "24" I'll get the name for you.
 

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I've heard of a spray on foundation -- something like airbrushing -- haven't used it myself -- if you're interested after I watch 2 hours of "24" I'll get the name for you.
Oh yeah!! That SK-II Airtouch Foundation!!! Good thought!! I hear it is divine and looks 100% natural.....if you can afford the $100 spray device and who knows how much for the refills. Still, I hear it makes your skin look amazing!

Don't bother with the MAC spray on foundation - pure caca!
Diorflash is another spray on. Don't know how it looks. SOrry
Sally Hansen makes one too - affordable and not too bad - I tried this a long time ago.



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Oh yeah!! That SK-II Airtouch Foundation!!! Good thought!! I hear it is divine and looks 100% natural.....if you can afford the $100 spray device and who knows how much for the refills. Still, I hear it makes your skin look amazing!

Don't bother with the MAC spray on foundation - pure caca!
Diorflash is another spray on. Don't know how it looks. SOrry
Sally Hansen makes one too - affordable and not too bad - I tried this a long time ago.
What haven't you tried! Actually I was intrigued with this type of application -- does it get in your eyes, eyebrows -- it sounded sort of messy.
 

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Well this is one I haven't actually tried. I have heard glowing reviews of it though.. Apparently the foundation particles are "charged" so that they are attracted to the skin and not the hairs on the face.

SK-II - Products

It's all very woowoo to me, but if it works....hey!



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I'm using this one because it seems to have less toxic ingredients. So far this one is ok for me. Natural Liquid Foundation you can check for the ingredients and tell me what you think about them!
They are also promoting a nontoxic nail polish! And it says: Is water-based nail polish 100% natural? Unfortunately, No. But it is the most natural nail polish available today. They are in Guelph Ontario
 

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I really like Physicians Formula foundation (and all their other products). A tip to reduce lines and pores. Apply your foundation in downwards strokes instead of upwards, sideways or any other which way.
 

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I bought two products yesterday (real cheapies) Maybelline airbrush finish & Almay Almost Nude. I prefer the Maybelline but it doesn't have any SPF.
 

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I'm all for cheapies! Mari, give us some reviews here on the Almay and the Maybelline.

I troll the Estee Lauder counter about 4 times a year. This week I was given a sample of their new Nutritious Vita-Mineral SPF 10 liquid foundation. It's nice and smooth, color is great, and has pomegranate extract in addition to C and E. $33USD for a tube.



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I'm all for cheapies! Mari, give us some reviews here on the Almay and the Maybelline.

I troll the Estee Lauder counter about 4 times a year. This week I was given a sample of their new Nutritious Vita-Mineral SPF 10 liquid foundation. It's nice and smooth, color is great, and has pomegranate extract in addition to C and E. $33USD for a tube.
The Maybelline is very light coverage but when you put it on it gives your skin an almost porcelain finish. The Almay is heavier and although I put it on lightly, I still run a wedge across my face to take any excess off ( I don't like an obvious made up look - I use foundation to even out my skin tone). I like mineral make-up but I can't find one that doesn't turn an orangey colout on my face -- my skin is so pale it's hard to get a match. Anyway I think I paid around $15 for both foundations.

The Estee Lauder foundation you mention sounds promising -- I used to use that line but had an allergic reaction a few years ago and stopped using it.
 
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