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    not a tip as such... more of a question

    i love the l'oreal mineral foundation (really works well with my skin)..... has any one else found another make that does mineral foundations like this, prhapse a little cheaper???
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    Loads of places do them now, though perhaps not cheaper than the L'Oreal one (which I personally think is a crap mineral foundation - there are so many out there that are far better).

    Fyrinnae do them, I've just received a couple of primers from them and so far so good. It takes a while to come because they're based in the USA but the products are high quality and the price is right. Avon have also just introduced a mineral foundation for just £5 that comes in 6 different shades.

    Others in my bookmarks:
    Meow Cosmetics
    Bare Faced Beauty
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    @Angelil: I normally hate it as well, but thought if I could contribute something useful it wouldn't be so bad! This is a great idea for a thread I must say
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    I use Touche Eclat but it doesn't work too well, I showed the lady mine at the makeup stand and she said it was really watery?! compared to the ones she gets instore. Mine was from Fenwicks at £23!

    I always moisturise after toning and leave it to sink in, then put more moisturiser on and put my foundation on before it's sunk in because it's much more natural than putting tons on.

    Who can reccomend a good, light foundation??? Im a bit skint and so I've tried Max Factor, Rimmel Renew and lift one (i thought it'd make my skin look fresher), and No7 at boots.

    My friend likes bobbi brown but it's in a tiny pot and £27!!!!!!
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    (Original post by danielle21711)
    I use Touche Eclat but it doesn't work too well, I showed the lady mine at the makeup stand and she said it was really watery?! compared to the ones she gets instore. Mine was from Fenwicks at £23!

    I always moisturise after toning and leave it to sink in, then put more moisturiser on and put my foundation on before it's sunk in because it's much more natural than putting tons on.

    Who can reccomend a good, light foundation??? Im a bit skint and so I've tried Max Factor, Rimmel Renew and lift one (i thought it'd make my skin look fresher), and No7 at boots.

    My friend likes bobbi brown but it's in a tiny pot and £27!!!!!!

    *Touche eclat is more of a highlighter than a concealer

    *I got a fab foundation from the body shop
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    By the way, are Barry M glitter dusts (??) really as amazing as everyone always makes out?
    Edit: Oooh and what about the glitter liquid eyeliners?
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    Barry M dazzle dust is as amazing as they say, lol
    ANd I have a gliter liquid eyeliner, from somewhere, that is awesomeee
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    (Original post by in_vogue)
    By the way, are Barry M glitter dusts (??) really as amazing as everyone always makes out?
    Edit: Oooh and what about the glitter liquid eyeliners?
    Urban decay do fantastic coloured/shimmery eyeshadow and liners :yep:

    I love this thread! Thumbs up for whoever revived it!
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    I just bought 3 more Barry M dazzle dusts- I swear I'm addicted haha.
    I think they're brilliant, especially for a night out because they come in so many great colours, they stay on a lot longer than most eyeshadows I've used and although they're relatively expensive, a little really does go a long way!
    Agreed, loved some of the earlier tips.
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    (Original post by Miss_Scarlett)
    *Touche eclat is more of a highlighter than a concealer


    yar i know, thats what i use it for, under eyes and eyebrows. woop woop.

    i just discovered this in the old threads yesterday, gerrrinnnnnn
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    (Original post by ChocolateEyes)
    YSL perfect touch foundation is amazing. It's a brush for those who haven't seen it and it give the most amazing coverage I'm in love with it at the moment.
    I want to get that foundation but Ive read a couple of reviews on the internet which are saying its rubbish now im undecided what to do!
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    Foundation-wise, I like No7, but if you don't, Prescriptives is excellent (£22 for a largeish bottle) and Lily Lolo is also worth buying (it's less than £22...think it is about half that).
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    (Original post by candy x)
    not a tip as such... more of a question

    i love the l'oreal mineral foundation (really works well with my skin)..... has any one else found another make that does mineral foundations like this, prhapse a little cheaper???
    one of the biggest mineral brands in america is called bare essentials and its only just come to the uk and everything is mineral based - the only place i know they sell at are in selfridges.

    another american mineral brand is called everyday minerals which is a cheaper version of the bare essentials but more or less same quality, i dont think u can get this in the uk yet but u can order things online.
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    (Original post by thats_my_poison)
    any recommendations for foundation brushes?
    mac 187 - its amazing, i use it for foundation, powders, blushers, bronzers
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    I would second the 187, I wouldn't be without mine.
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    okies don't know whether this has been said but i found this tip on the internet.
    If you love using liquid eyeliner but find you have run out....don't worry....use a slanted eyeliner brush (or a normal thin eyeshadow brush) and dip it into your mascara and apply like liquid eyeliner. It does work....i read it and thought hmmm ok....ran out on holiday and gave it a go and it does work....ok so it isnt as good as liquid or gel eyeliner but for a quick fix it is ok.

    also if you want a lighter coverage of foundation or if you have dry skin like me....i mix my foundation with my moistouriser....it works a treat and always do it. it also helps make you skin look more dewy which is good.

    Sorry if these have been posted already
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    does anyone know how to...
    1)make a nose look smaller with make up?
    2)make eyes look bigger?
    3)make pores look smaller?
    4)find a foundation or something that will give me even coverage but deal with my sensitive+dry skin (and the pore on nose)

    any help is greatly wanted

    gawww the problems with being a girl eh!

    xxxx
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    1) Apparently, the subtle use of highlighter or lighter foundation down the middle of your nose, accompanied by a shade of bronzer or darker foundation on the sides of the nose is meant to work. This technique is less than subtle on some celebs - eg. Rihanna.

    2) Various ways - including not using eyeliner all around your eyes (it makes it look smaller). Another one is to use mascara on your bottom lash too.

    3) Not really make-up, but Benefit have something which smooths skin and minimises pores. And it actually works reasonably ok. It's called Dr. Feelgood. I however, am not overly keen on the fact it's in a balm form and feels velvety on the skin - I'd prefer something that felt more natural, but it also feels soft and matte too.

    I'm not expert on these things, so I'm sure someone else has better advice!

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