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What Brand of Makeup Do You Currently Use? - POLL

What Brand Makeup Do You Currently Use?  

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  1. 1. What Brand Makeup Do You Currently Use?

    • Almay
      113
    • Cover Girl
      133
    • MAC
      146
    • Maybelline
      140
    • Neutrogena
      132
    • Prescriptives
      45
    • Revlon
      123
    • Jane
      8
    • Mineral Makeup (such as Aromaleigh, Jane Iredale, etc.)
      413
    • OTHER
      466


Oursfan...I want to know more about this MAC stuff. I use clinique right now and have been thinking of changing to that or prescriptives...any ideas? Thanks!

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Hey!

I have also been using Lancome's "Tient Idole" its great! It has so much coverage, and it seriously feels like you are wearing nothing at all!

Leah~ MAC's studio fix is a medium coverage powder, it has awesome coverage, you can almost use it alone with no foundation, but just be careful because it is so highly pigmented, if you apply it a lot throughout the day, it will get too "cakey" looking and change colors on you.

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Oursfan...I want to know more about this MAC stuff.  I use clinique right now and have been thinking of changing to that or prescriptives...any ideas? Thanks!

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I use revlon colorstay makeup in Nude and its a pretty good color for me but not quite a perfect match. Its a tad too yellow but i cant find one that is closer than that without being too dark looking.

The secretary at work said my face always looks slightly tanned but in a good way (my neck is freaking white as well as my upper body) but thats cause i only was out in the sun one day this past summer... LOL She also said it looks good cause i dont have an orange line around my jawline so thats cool too. LOL

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After much searching and straying I am back around to Lancome's Teint Idole...and wow! why did I ever leave this in the first place. Great coverage, great color match, what more could a girl want?!?!

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I have been visiting this site for awhile, as my daughter has acne and is using Retin A Micro with good results. I am surprised that none of you use Mary Kay products!

The foundations have beautiful coverage, a good range of colors, and the medium and full coverage formulas are oil free. You can get custom color-matched by a Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant (samples). There is also a full range of skin care products, including cleansers and moisturizers. The new Oil Free Hydrating Gel is working beautifully for Hillary's dryness with the Retin A.

Mary Kay has been the best selling brand of facial skin care and colr cosmetics in the US for over 9years, is registered with the FDA, so has to substantiate claims, you get to try before you buy, and there is a 100% satisfaction guarantee! The prices are very competitive, as well. For example, all foundations are $14.

I have been a Mary Kay Independent Consultant for over 5 years and am also a Registered Nurse. During this time I have helped a number of women and men with skin care issues through the life span.

You all need to look into these products. For those in other countries, Mary Kay is in some 35 markets worldwide. Canada and Great Britain for sure.

Feel free to check out my website www.marykay.com/dhutcheson or go to www.marykay.com to locate a consultant in your area.

I hope this helps some of you. I have always had great skin, but I know how difficult it is through my daughter and my clients. My best to all of you.

Deborah

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Clinique acne solutions concealing cream 1% salicylic acid --> covers very well, not at all oily, matte coverage, never makes me break out assuming I make sure to wash my face very carefully and thoroughly after wearing it

Bonne Bell no shine powder --> this brand is known to be kinda cheap, but it is the best pressed powder I have ever used, doesn't make me break out and works well over my concealer, evens out skin tone (less redness, etc

Physician's Formula powder palette multi-coloured corrector in Green --> I use this instead of the Bonne Bell powder when my face is particularly red or if I want to look like I am wearing minimal make-up as it is very light, but covers red well and also doesn't make me break out. Comes in a nifty compact I like that too.

Clinique brush on sun oil free powder --> I read in Cosmo or something that celebrity make up artists use bronzers to get rid of redness on their clients. I use bronzer for that reason as well as I like looking tanned smile.gif and for nights out it gives a more made-up look without using heavy foundation or blushers

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Lancome foundations are the best! They have 2 or 3 that are oil-free, I think. My last bottle was called "Teint Idole." It didn't aggravate my acne at all and it blended so beautifuly"

I thank all of you guys that reminded me of Lancomes Teint Idole!!! I used to use that many years ago, and my skin was so perfect....and did not break out, cake, smear, and the color matched my skin 100%. Did not even wear any other makeup on my graduation but that on my skin ( I forgot the rest, lol!!) and I looked great in the pics.

I have to buy it again since I am in humid climate as then. I have been moving lots and whenever I move to a new state I have to change the entire skin routine due to the weather... sad.gif

I am using neutrogena cover stick with Salicylic Acid 2% now which sucks...but at least covers the redspots...without breaking out... and waiting for $200 worth of Proactive stuff including lots of makeup...Have used it before but they always come of with new things that will try now.

I have been using L'Oreal Visible Lift with ProRetinol. Gives great cover, but works in dry climates, makes me too oily in humid climate where I am now and causes me to break out. Everything rigth now causes me to break out...don't know what is going on!

Thanks everyone for great advice!

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Hi, I noticed that you ordered some stuff from Proactiv. I've been using it for over a year and was loving it until I started to break out at the end of the summer. I'm still using it though to try to recapture my past glory:) Just be careful with the tinted moisturizer. I think that contributed to my breakouts too. My best friend, who also uses Proactiv started using the tinted moist and broke out the next day so I stopped using it. The Proactiv is still working great for her but she is not buying any other products like makeup from them. We think they are getting a little carried away. Maybe it won't break you out but I just wanted to warn you.

Hope it all works out for you:) Ivy

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Right now I'm using Maybelline Shine Free which I set with a thin coat of MAC Studiofix. I find that the Shine Free provides decent shine control and coverage, but the color selection isn't that great. I was able to find a a color that suits me well, so if you can find a color match then I would recommend it.

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My beautician/facialist who is a Clarins Consultant, told me to stop using Revlon makeup and switch to Lancome or Clinique because they wont break me out.

She thinks that Revlon is pore clogging. Must be the colorstay thing- bad idea!

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I agree that Proactive's makeup probably is not that good...and I have not even used any of it even though it arrived. I am actually clear now, so I am not using any makeup...but if I do for the weekend or so I will use Lancome Teinte Idole. I like the basic products of Proactive. But I did try their new sunblock and I like that...so that is all I wear, without makeup or even cover stick!! I am clear!!!! Yippie! And thanks for the advice on the tinted cream..I wont use it (and I did not buy it so that is good.) I think I will ssve the clear powder for the summer, and return the other because the colors are not matching my skin. I like their blemish control..works great! Since I started just washing off all products instead of leaving creams on my skin (such as SA or BP products) I no longer have oily skin and my pores are small, even my wrinkles disappeared more than 50%!!!

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I use Lancome's Tient Idole foundation, Mary Kay concealer (for those obnoxiously spotty days) and Almay Clear Complexion pressed powder in translucent. Overall, I think this combination is fairly good and is the best thing I've come up with for my skin so far. Another option for controlling shine without having to pile on the powder are Mary Kay Beauty Blotters, basically little pieces of thin tissue that suck the excess oil out of your face without disturbing your makeup. REALLY good for preventing the shifting/buildup of makeup during the day and increases the wearability of your makeup. Only bummer is you have to go through a Mary Kay consultant who will most likely try to bombard you with other products to buy. (Don't buy ANY foundation from them. ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE FOR YOU!) Clean and Clear makes a similar product, but I find that it takes some of the makeup off and actually might sap too much of the oil out of your skin, so that it dries it out too much. Can be a substitute for the Mary Kay Beauty Blotters if you can't get a hold of them, though. Just don't use them as often throughout the day! biggrin.gif

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I use Lancome Maquicontrole Makeup... it is not oily at all and doesn't break me out. On days when I need less coverage I use Bare Escentuals loose powder or Jane Iredale loose powder...both of these are amazing for redness and I can even sleep with them on and they cause no problems whatsoever. I've recently been using apple cider vinegar as a toner before I put on makeup and it's been working wonderfully..it really keeps oil under control. Back to the makeup though.. I had read that you can do an 'oil-test' for makeup by putting a drop of it on a piece of paper and leaving it overnight and if there is a ring of oil around it in the morning then it's really not oil-free. I've tried this with a couple foundations that were supposedly oil-free..but they really weren't! I did this with Lancome and it was the only one that didn't have a ring of oil in the morning.

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I've been using MAC StudioFix for years with no issues, but have found that their Select Tint w/SPF 15 works amazingly on the days where I'm having a relatively good skin day. It evens out my complexion and blends easily. It's also great when I don't want to be fully "made up," but still need coverage.

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I use MAC Studio Matte Finish or something like that. I find it works really well and isn't too much.I'm running out actually - I need to get some more because I really can't live without it.

Helen xxx

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I use Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals foundation, bisque, warmth and glee. Maybelline mascara (the cheap stuff in the pink tube) and L'Oreal liquid eyeliner.

Of course I also use the standard Aquafor, Blistex, Chapstick etc soi necessary for Accutane users

I use Olay Sensitive skin to moisturizer and it seems to put just the right of moisture on my skin for use with BE. My skin seems to glow

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Indeed, the vinegar solution works wonders for oily skin! Blotting paper still necessary on the T-zone though - but blotting feel so much better than powdering!

I use either Couvrance foundation from Avène (a SPF 15 compact with great coverage but which blends well) or Mac Stdio Matte on really really clear days (not great coverage, and it rubs off within the hour); in summer I use Erno Laszlo's Normalizer Shake-It, but I think I won't this summer as I started to use AHA creams and vinegar, which really dry my skin.

I cover the visible spots with Dermablend cream (really covering!), using a fine brush. I try to do it very precisely, as Dermablend tends to cake around the bumps; it's nice to do it with a brush, makes me feel like a make-up artist. Then I press Dermablend powder on the camouflaged spots. During the day - blotting paper.

It really is the best routine I came up with so far; I enjoy it because it demands TLC towards my own face (and God knows I used to hate it deeply at times). Treating it with pricey products and above all with tender gestures (like the painting brush, or the blotting paper) really makes me feel so much better about my skin.

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I would have to agree with Seeitmyway....Revlon Color Stay liquid makeup is EXCEllent! Never had a product like this before:) I am one of those people that go out and buy all the new foundations as soon as they hit the shelves (have plastic tupperware containers full of makeup:) and nothing works like this. It stays on all day (and I mean all day) and it doesn't look cakey at all and it covers great. I HIGHLY recommend this product..a few others on this site have posted good replies about it as well.

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Has anyone used SHEER COVER? I saw it advertised on the TV and I feel like a pure sucker but I'm thinking of buying some.

I have some Laura Mercier makeup that is for coverups, a duo compact for blending with a brush and some very cool tinted moisteriser that works absolute wonders, and it is fucking fantastic - but this SHEER COVER stuff looks great. Too good to be true?

Has anyone used SHEER COVER?

Please let me know if you've tried this product. I'd hate to waste more money on something that doesn't work.

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hi, i havent had the chance to read all the pages so im not sure if this is already mentioned, but i would like to know if anyone would recommend dermalogica products, thanks

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Dermalogica? :-k

As far as I concern, no, no one mention that name here. Or maybe one or two ...but definately not as often as other brand.

I went to Dermalogica/ MD formulation spa (or special store) once and tried their product. It stung my eyes and irritated my face. It doesn't cause new acne but does irritate my skin due to high content to essential oil in the sunscreen. (List of essential oil in dermalogica sunscreen---> Essential Oils of: Citrus Grandis Peel, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis, Aniba Rosaeodora Wood, Geranium Maculatum, Lavender,Thyme)

Dermalogica is great for people who can tolerate essential oil. But for people who have true sensitive skin or hypersensitive skin, this is not a product for you.

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I read almost all the written here for the different brands but i think there was nothing about MaXfactor's make-up.So i want to recommend it,it's really good and i loved it .I use the Creme puff powder and there are no breakouts.

Other good products by maxfactor:

Lipfinity reflections lipstick(may be that's not important for the skin but...)

The color adapt foundation(i don't use it dayli but i think its great ,it adapts ur real face tone,not darker,or too lightning)

So,if somebody can tell me about his experience with maxfactor it would be great cuz i'm not sure is this a good brand!

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Lipfinity is quite good but I don't like long last lipstick, so...it's not my thing. And if I want to use long last lipstick, I still prefer Revlon color stay stay over time over this one.

As for foundation and powder, I used it before when I was in the State. Don't like it. Too oily for me.

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