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First fluffy thread of NuTES: recommendations for a foundation?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by catmother, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I think we've been really serious on Personal of late....So, ladies (and gentlemen) any recommendation for a not too thick but still good coverage foundation?
  2. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    illamasqua skin base, MAC, Freedom (online only)
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  3. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Thanks. I might try the Freedom stuff.
  4. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i didn't expect too much for that price but it's very good.

    anyone reading - i've discovered something called the 'makeup eraser cloth'. it's a microfibre cloth like a very long pile flannel. takes off makeup with just water - waterproof mascara, the lot. much much better for your skin and leaves it very clean. it's very soft so no scrubbing. one side is shorter pile and does some exfoliation. goes in the wash at 40 degrees. have had mine two weeks and it's scarily efficient - even got my full rocky horror stuff off in less than 2 mins. haven't had to use any makeup remover, facewash or cotton wool since.
    Got mine from ebay, but amazon do it and there is a site (not a great one but the product does exactly what it says).
  5. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Right, well I used to be a Clinique gal, but Rimmel is just as good. The key, I found, is to use a primer and I can recommend Garnier Perfect Blur. Not cheap, but you only need a tiny bit. Avoid powder: it settles into any creases and can be very ageing.
  6. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    or, if you want an oil controlling matte primer, L'Oreal do one for about £8 which is good.
  7. copycat

    copycat Senior commenter

    I like the Boots No 7 ones (lots of different options) . After using their colour match service I found out I was using the wrong shade.
  8. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i've not tried that one yet - am happy with what i've got. maybe when i get a payrise ;)
  9. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    I like Benefit primer and foundation, but will give the Freedom one a try when the Benefit runs out. I have the Freedom eyeshadows and lipsticks and they are very good value.

    I like By Terry, but out of my price range now!
  10. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

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  11. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter


    there are a lot i want to try, but don't have the funds :( i was looking at an eyeshadow palette the other day - beautiful colours in matte neutrals with purple tones. didn't even ask the price. forget what brand now! one of the expensive ones. guerlian, maybe
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  12. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    The best one I've ever used (and still do) is the Rimmel one with the orange lid (sorry, don't know the proper name) Very light in texture, but really good coverage. I may stock up before they inevitably discontinue it, like they do with EVERY makeup product I love.
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  13. Burndenpark

    Burndenpark Star commenter

    It depends what sort of ground you have and how big the building is that you want to put up. From what you said about it not being too thick I'd guess all you need is some hardcore/ rubble and a foot or two of concrete.
    You're probably best getting a builder in though.
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  14. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I always liked the original foundation trilogy by Asimov, the later ones got bogged down in trying to connect robots to the foundation series and also some odd ideas about sex.

    Wait, is that not what you meant? Oh...
  15. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    you can get foundation degrees but you need A levels in the subject first...
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  16. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Look at all the refugees from "Opinion" trying to spoil my fluffy thread!:p
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  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    We have no where else to go catmother... take pity on us! We shall learn the ways of the fluff.
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  18. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    But doing it in a fwuffy non-threatening way
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  19. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    We've have you talking shoes,kittens and puppies in no time!
  20. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Estee Lauder. Double Wear Camouflage.

    That's what I use. Or something by MAC because they do a stupendous range of shades. If you can then you should find a branch of Space NK.

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