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is there any kind of foundation that doesn't accentuate wrinkles?

VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
I'm willing to spend a fair amount of money if I can find something that will do a reasonable job of covering acne/evening out skin tone without accentuating wrinkles. Does such a thing exist? Is it all about using heavy (or heavyish) moisturizer underneath foundation? If so, I'm sunk, because I can use only oil-free moisturizer or I risk a breakout.

I've tried drugstore brand products (Revlon Age-Defying and Maybelline Age Rewind) and Jane Iredale pressed foundation. Everything seems to settle into lines. I end up rubbing half of it off.

If I had clear skin, I'd go without makeup, but I can't do that because of my *&%^ acne.
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  • rudeechickrudeechick Posts: 6,726Registered Users
    I love Bare Escentuals Bare minerals Foundations. They diffuse pores, minimize imperfections, soften lines and look natural doing it!

    Been using it since I was 42 and see no reason to switch now!
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I agree on the BE. I like the mineral makeup. I didn't think a powder would give me enough coverage, but I was really surprised.

    Since we're talking wrinkles. I read a magazine today that rated some products. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvenator got a thumbs up. It's $40. I'm going to get one and try it out. It works like a microdermabrasion. There was a dermatologist who was also recommending this. It's suppose to be good for fine lines.
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  • misspammisspam Posts: 5,318Registered Users
    Another BE lover here. I find it goes on smooth, never settles in fine lines, and stays put all day even on my combination/oily skin. I will never go back to liquid foundation again!
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  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    I've tried Everyday Minerals and Jane Iredale mineral foundation. Is BE different somehow? What kind of moisturizer do you use under it?

    Also, what do you use around your eyes? Even when I'm using Jane Iredale on the rest of my face, I can't bring myself to try a mineral makeup around my eyes. What do you do for undereye concealer, if you need it?
  • JLeighsJLeighs Posts: 904Registered Users Curl Novice
    Verity wrote: »
    I've tried Everyday Minerals and Jane Iredale mineral foundation. Is BE different somehow?

    I've used all of them, and BE is hands down the best. It just gives better coverage.

    What kind of moisturizer do you use under it?
    Well if you buy the BE starter kit, it comes with this lotion-y type product that you put on before your moisturizer called "skin rev-er upper". It's basically vitamins for your skin, and it does an excellent job of smoothing and prepping your skin before applying your regular cream and then the BE. The moisturizer I use is Alba Sea Lipids cream.
    Also, what do you use around your eyes? Even when I'm using Jane Iredale on the rest of my face, I can't bring myself to try a mineral makeup around my eyes. What do you do for undereye concealer, if you need it?
    If you don't want to use the powder around your eyes, or you just need a little more coverage, then I cannot recommend the Amazing Cosmetics concealer enough. It is, without a doubt, the best concealer I have ever used. I purchased it at Sephora, and they told me it won Allure Magazine's award for best concealer. It's pricey, though. I paid $40 for it.
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  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    I was searching for some sort of foundation I could use near my eyes (the Revlon foundation I was using was irritating them terribly) and stumbled on something I really like. It's Cover Girl CG Smoothers. I can't say it erases lines (does anything, short of plastic surgery?), but when I'm wearing it, I don't look in the mirror and say, "Damn, I look old!" the way I have with every makeup I've tried in the past few years. I'd say that's progress!

    I use it under my eyes, on my forehead and on my upper cheeks. I'm still using Jane Iredale on my shine- and acne-prone areas (nose, chin, and lower cheeks). I don't know if the CG makeup would break me out if I used it on my lower cheeks, but I'm not willing to risk it.

    I'm still interested in Amazing Cosmetics' concealer, but I would have to get to a Sephora store to try it. (They do have testers, don't they?) There's no way I can spend that kind of money on any cosmetic without trying it first.
  • cara4curlscara4curls Posts: 336Registered Users
    This is so much a "YMMV" thing - what works for one person's skin another one will absolutely hate - LOL! For instance, mineral makeup and me DON'T get along at all. I tried the Jane Iredale, and no matter what I did with my application techniques, what I wore under it, no dice, plus it dried my skin out horribly while emphasizing every pore, every imperfection ever! It took a week for my skin to recover from that disaster but worse was $42+sales tax down the drain because the store wouldn't even let me exchange it for something else - double UGH here! I even tried BE recently with someone else at the store applying it for me and choosing a good shade. To put it mildly, I was underwhelmed, while the sales associate was all enthusiastic about how "natural" I looked, etc. In fact, I looked so natural it looked like no makeup at all, and not in a good way either. I can achieve the same effect simply by going without makeup - LOL! Maybe for VERY oily skins, mineral makeup works, but for us mature ladies who are starting to dry out at all, not such a good pick, IMO. I remain a liquid foundation fan, in my case, the newer MAC Mineralize Satin Finish, which is a sheer but buildable one that looks lovely on. It has light-reflectors in it without being too shimmery or shiny at all. It just makes the skin look more luminous and blends imperfections. If one wants more coverage, a bit of the Studio Fix mixed in works great. One thing that really helps under foundation of course is the right moisturizer for your skin type. Trying to apply foundation on top of utterly bare skin simply doesn't work too well, especially on dry skin. A primer like Olay Regenerist serum, or the more expensive Smashbox primer work great, as these smooth the surface of the skin, making foundation glide on better. An oily skin could just use one of these under the foundation, and a drier one could use the primer, moisturizer/sunblock and then a light coat of foundation. It is better to apply a LIGHT coat and build on spot that might need it, rather than one heavy coat that ends up settling into wrinkles. For a good foundation, with rare exceptions, you're going to have to pay more, partly because of smoother, more sophisticated formulations and finishes, but also a greater variety of shades. Getting the right shade is half the battle, and at a good makeup counter you should be able to get a good match with someone helping you. The wrong shade of foundation for your skintone will end up looking unnatural, or pasty - not good. But the right formulation and shade will make you look like you, but better(minus the imperfections) and make for a more pulled together look when you apply your other makeup, even if it is not much. I used to be against foundation on principle when I was younger, but eventually came around as my skin changed, and there are excellent formulas out there anyway, greatly improved from 25 years ago for sure.
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  • theloulatheloula Posts: 23Registered Users
    I swear by MAC foundations, cover ups, and powder. Their eye paint is great too as a base for powder eye shadows, causing them to last much longer than if applied alone. If you go to the MAC counter, they will apply foundation etc for you for free, so you can actively see what the products are like before deciding if you want to purchase them. I was just at a counter the day prior, and they sent me home with four samples of cover up as they were temporarily out of the colour I normally use. The counters here have great customer service.

    :)
  • cara4artcara4art Posts: 34Registered Users
    "I swear by MAC foundations, cover ups, and powder. Their eye paint is great too as a base for powder eye shadows, causing them to last much longer than if applied alone." - theloula

    Cool about another MAC fan here! I do the eye paint also for a shadow base and it works so much better than the concealer sticks I used to buy at the drugstore(Physician's Formula correcting concealer in yellow to be specific). I use the shade called "Bare Canvas" which is a light neutral that actually, when worn by itself with just a smidge of smudged eyeliner pencil is a great quick daytime look for when you want to look natural-but-better. Plus it works as a base for a more involved look. Another GREAT thing about that "Bare Canvas" Paint is that it doesn't accentuate any irregularities in skin texture on the lids and up to the brow, a plus in my opinion, and for anyone over the age of 40 depending on how the tissue around the eyes is holding up these days. Seems expensive when you buy that little tube but it lasts a very long time. I'm only on my second tube in a year, which I only opened in the last month or so.
    Oh, by the way, the blushes are great too. Even the powder ones - at first I thought I wouldn't be able to wear one with my skin FINALLY starting to dry out some, but they are not drying and are finely milled so that even the ones with some shimmer in them don't look like disco-ball stuff, except for some of the special edition stuff that is more theatrical in nature. But that's a whole different story altogether!
  • cricket1976cricket1976 Posts: 1Registered Users
    I am 54 and can pay off the national dept with all the money I have spent on foundation. I have found powders settle in my wrinkles and make them look worse, but liquid is sometimes not enough. I have found the No7 line from britian, I use the mouse foundation and mix it with a good primer something that has a silicon base to it. I find it glides on and the primer will fill my lines and gives a very even look.I also think woman that are more mature should have a more moisturized look, but not oily, powders tend to be very drying.good luck
  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Everybody is definitely different. I don't like mineral foundations particularly, and I've tried many. Though I'm not very lined for my 52 years, it does settle into the ones I have more than I like. And BE has too much mica in it to suit me, making me look too glowy - even with that "top coat", whatever it's called ;). In any of them, I have to avoid talc as it aggravates my SD - that cuts out a lot of them.

    I really, really liked the idea of mineral makeups and really wanted them to work, but just wasn't satisfied enough with any of them to keep putting up with the mess.

    I finally went back to my old tried and true Lancome Effacernes Waterproof Undereye Concealer - patted only on the areas I need it, it blends well into the rest of my skin and cuts out the foundation step altogether. If curious about how and why I use it, see my full review about it here /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.makeupalley.com%2Fproduct%2Fmyreviews.asp%2Fpage%3D2%2Fpagesize%3D15%2FCategoryID%3D%2Fbrand%3D%2Fbrandname%3D%2FSD%3D%2FSC%3D%2F" class="Popup
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  • AprilnUtahAprilnUtah Posts: 519Registered Users
    Verity wrote: »
    I've tried Everyday Minerals and Jane Iredale mineral foundation. Is BE different somehow?

    I've tried them all and I prefer Everyday Minerals, it looked the most natural on my skin. And even with that, I only use it like a concealer to cover up spots. If I put it all over my face, it looks horrible. I didn't like the "sheen" in BE, it seemed to accentuate the dry areas and settle into the wrinkles. Jane Iredale was way too heavy for me, it looked very "caked on" no matter how little I used. I think different skin types respond to them in different ways.
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  • LisaF1163LisaF1163 Posts: 1,079Registered Users
    rudeechick wrote: »
    I love Bare Escentuals Bare minerals Foundations. They diffuse pores, minimize imperfections, soften lines and look natural doing it!

    Been using it since I was 42 and see no reason to switch now!
    Same here - I've been a BE user for five years, and there's no way I'd switch, and I'm 45.

    As for Jane Iredale, I find it way too expensive (I think it's more than BE), but I tried their primer and broke out immediately. I also tried Everyday Minerals, and didn't find the coverage to be enough. BE does the trick for me.
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  • DewPt.40DewPt.40 Posts: 100Registered Users
    Where do you buy it?
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    LisaF1163 wrote: »
    rudeechick wrote: »
    I love Bare Escentuals Bare minerals Foundations. They diffuse pores, minimize imperfections, soften lines and look natural doing it!

    Been using it since I was 42 and see no reason to switch now!
    Same here - I've been a BE user for five years, and there's no way I'd switch, and I'm 45.

    As for Jane Iredale, I find it way too expensive (I think it's more than BE), but I tried their primer and broke out immediately. I also tried Everyday Minerals, and didn't find the coverage to be enough. BE does the trick for me.
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    Ulta has it or you can order from BE site. IDK if other stores carry it locally now . . . .
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

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  • LisaF1163LisaF1163 Posts: 1,079Registered Users
    I normally get mine at Sephora - they have huge BE sections.

    And if you check BE's website, www.bareescentuals.com , they have store locations for the actual BE stores.

    If you do decide to get BE, make sure you get the starter kit and not all the products seperately. The kit gives you two approximate shades of the foundation, the mineral veil, which helps set and finish, and Warmth, which is sort of like a bronzer. In addition, you get three application brushes, and an instructional DVD. That's pretty good for $60, because given the cost of their brushes, you wouldn't get the three brushes for that price, let alone the other stuff. When I first got started on BE, I spent a fortune, way more than that, because I wanted to buy everything seperately. Really dumb of me, even though I loved and used everything I got.
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  • DewPt.40DewPt.40 Posts: 100Registered Users
    for all the info. Is it worth $60?
    3A-fi, with 2B underlayer, fine/thin hair with some wily greys.
    Devacut 11/14/08. CG since late Sept 08.

    New Experiments: CK, HoneyHemp CO, ACV Rinse, Honey, soap bar, aloe, KCCC, JC N&S, AOHR, AO GPB
    Want to try:
    Jojoba Oil or Coconut oil
    GTTT
    KBB
    KBB Super Silky
    KCNT

  • LisaF1163LisaF1163 Posts: 1,079Registered Users
    To me it is. Here's the thing - the three brushes you'll get are worth $60 alone. So consider the two foundations, the mineral veil, the Warmth bronzer and the DVD tutorial to be icing on the cake.

    Keep in mind, you may not use absolutely everything - for example, if I'd bought the kit, I would have no use for Warmth since I look awful in bronzer. I'd probably never use the second shade of foundation. But you can always give those to someone who can use them, or swap them. Some people mix the two shades of foundation to get a perfect match, or some use the lighter shade in winter and the darker shade in summer when they have a little tan.

    It may be worth it to you to just buy one piece at a time - but the foundation is $25 and the Mineral Veil is $19. None of that price includes the brushes, and you're already up to $44. I spent so much more money buying everything piece by piece instead of the kit.

    So, I guess my opinion would be - yes, it's totally worth the $60, because I spent a whole lot more than that, and it was still worth it to me. I've been using BE for five years, and would never switch to anything else. But everyone is different, so you have to really judge by what works best for you.

    If this helps, here's a link to Sephora to show you the kit. Also, FYI, the foundations, mineral veil and warmth in the kit are slightly smaller than what you'd buy a la carte. But see what you get in the kit,and then check out the individual prices of what's in there. It's a lot of money to get started with individual stuff:

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    Co-wash - Jane Carter Solution Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner.
    Low-poo as needed - Beautiful Curls Curl Enhancing Shampoo.
    Cond./Leave-In - Beautiful Curls Curl Enhancing Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner.
    Stylers - Jane Carter Solution Condition and Sculpt; Beautiful Curls Curl Defining Gel.
  • KurlyKarenLeeKurlyKarenLee Posts: 1,048Registered Users
    Verity wrote: »
    I can't say it erases lines (does anything, short of plastic surgery?)

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  • always1stepbehindalways1stepbehind Posts: 1Registered Users
    Since you are willing to spend a little more on make- up, I'd suggest trying foundations from a department store. If you don't like the make up for whatever reason, you can take it back. Besides, they will match your make up for you rather than buying bottle after bottle at a drug store or Wal Mart.

    Personally, I've tried mineral make up and I LOVED the way it looked when I first put it on, my skin looked flawless, but a few hours later I looked greasy and the make up settled in the lines around my mouth.
  • sharon5152sharon5152 Posts: 207Registered Users
    I just tried a new foundation: liquid moisturizing foundation by laura mercier. I'm 52 and very self-conscious of the lines under my eyes...well, by the end of the day, my face still looks pretty good, it's not settling into lines. You only need to use a little bit, and it gives a lovely matte finish.
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  • kinkihairkinkihair Posts: 54Registered Users
    Verity wrote: »
    I'm willing to spend a fair amount of money if I can find something that will do a reasonable job of covering acne/evening out skin tone without accentuating wrinkles. Does such a thing exist? Is it all about using heavy (or heavyish) moisturizer underneath foundation? If so, I'm sunk, because I can use only oil-free moisturizer or I risk a breakout.

    I've tried drugstore brand products (Revlon Age-Defying and Maybelline Age Rewind) and Jane Iredale pressed foundation. Everything seems to settle into lines. I end up rubbing half of it off.

    If I had clear skin, I'd go without makeup, but I can't do that because of my *&%^ acne.
    Been reading through this thread. I used some mineralized foundations, but I am not completely WOW'd by any. My sister uses BE, but skips a step after she realized it made her look a bit oompa lumpa. (IMO) the BE does that to most darker skins tones. What I have fond helpful is to use a primer first. Smash box photo finish is a great and they just came out with a newer version that's really good. I primarily use MAC studio tech as a foundation. I use either the smash box or MAC prep and prime first then studio tech under eyes/nose and then deep dark MSF.
    Seems like a lot, but really doesn't take much time at all.

    I haven't tried it yet, but people seem to be raving about Makeup forever foundations.
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  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    A couple of years ago, I saw my sister and had to ask what she was using on her face. It was DHC Velvet Skin Coat. (I have no idea what foundation she uses.) I tried it, and was convinced that it was breaking me out. Maybe I should try it (or another primer) just on the areas where wrinkles are most noticeable, just below my eyes. Those areas aren't breakout-prone.

    I haven't shopped for makeup in a department store in years because I live an hour from the closest mall. (Don't ask. lol) What store would you recommend?

    I'm still using the JE on my cheeks, which are breakout-prone. I also like it on my nose and chin, which still get shiny. The powder-like effect works well on those areas. On the rest of my face (forehead and upper cheeks), it makes my skin look dry and awful. I honestly don't know how over-40 women pull off mineral makeup. Is primer the key?
  • QVCDivaQVCDiva Posts: 1,329Registered Users
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  • VerityVerity Posts: 616Registered Users
    I was so unhappy with the look of my skin with makeup (and going without makeup is not an option because of dark circles under my eyes and acne spots on my cheeks), so I dug through my bathroom for something that might help. I used Clinique Gentle Exfoliator. That definitely made a difference. I am really lazy about exfoliating, but after seeing the difference, I'll definitely be better about it.

    Also, I found a sample pack of Velvet Skin Coat and used it on the areas of my face that aren't acne-prone. What an AMAZING difference it made in the way foundation goes over my skin! That change alone took at least 5 years off my appearance. I immediately ordered a full-size tube; I just hope it gets here before my sample pack runs out.

    I'm still looking for something (short of dermatological procedures, which are not in my budget) to help with the uneven texture and pigmentation on my upper cheeks, but I'm feeling much happier with the way I look in makeup.
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    I used to use Lancome's Teinte Idole. It claims to have 14hrs coverage ... it was the best liquid foundation I used. My skin has quite a bit of red to it ... it covered all of it, without making me look like I was wearing a mask.

    I have since started using as many natural products as possible. I like Meow's mineral foundations. The Feline coverage is good ... it is the heaviest coverage of the group. You have to be careful not to put on too much, or your face will look powder-y.

    Another thing that makes a HUGE difference is a foundation primer. My favourite is by Smashbox. I tried using the mineral makeup without it, but wasn't happy with the look. It evens out your skin and makes the foundation glide on. I used it under the Lancome foundation as well. I'll never be without it now.

    Cost wise ... Meow mineral makeup is about 1/2 the price of Lancome ...

    Sorry ... one more thing .... if you haven't tried using a foundation brush for liquid foundation it is something you might want to consider. When I used Lancome, I'd put a small amount on the back of my hand and use the foundation brush to 'paint' it on. With the Teinte Idole, you have to be careful to do one side of your face at a time ... I did each side and then my forehead. With one side of my face, I'd also do my nose and with the other side, I'd do my chin. Because this foundation is long lasting, it dries quickly. You want to make sure you have it blended in well, before it sets or it'll look like you have streaks on your face.

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  • JusLookingJusLooking Posts: 35Registered Users
    Verity, it's not moisturizer that prevents foundation from sinking into lines and enlarged pores and accenting them, it's primer.

    Earlier today I posted recommendations from Makeup Alley members that I found on their board.

    My post can be read here:
    http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?p=955122#post955122
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,499Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    ^^^primer is NOT necessary for everyone!
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  • WurlyLoxWurlyLox Posts: 4,858Registered Users
    rouquinne wrote: »
    ^^^primer is NOT necessary for everyone!

    I agree - I've used many, and my skin just doesn't like the silicones, but then I have roseacea, SD, and oily skin. I've also tried the Monistat, which contains dimethicone, mineral oil, and petrolatum, so my skin didn't like it any better. However, it did otherwise work as well as any of the real primers.
    2C/3A/3B - modified CG - fairly fine now, normal/low porosity/normal elasticity

    Current Main Rotation: MG217 medicated or Aim2Health 'poos for scalp, Elucence cond., Spiral Solutions Protein & Deeply Decadent Cond., CJCCCC reg or lite,CJ Pattern Pusha,, Giovanni LA Hold Hair Spritz + lots more, sporadically

    HG Method: Super Soaker + Smasters-ing, brief upside down diffusing w/360o diffuser then clips/clamps & air dry. Newly gray - stopped my henna glosses!

    www.fotki.com/auntnett
  • Heather0kayHeather0kay Posts: 667Registered Users
    I used Everyday Minerals for the longest but got tired of not being able to use it around my eyes or getting good coverage without being caked. I just bought some L'Oreal True Match and I am impressed. It totally evened out my skin tones and textures, is very light, natural looking but covers and doesn't setting into wrinkles. With this stuff I look younger!
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