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    hey, im new to make up and have decided to invest in some foundation, ideally, liquid foundation. im looking at either something by No7 or MAC, im asian, so which is better suited to indian skin? also which specific foundation product for either brand would you recommend?
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    I'd go to MAC because they do two different tones (one more pink and one more yellow) so I think it's more likely that you'll find a good match. They also carry a better range of darker shades than No7, which is more geared towards European skin.
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    Out of those two, MAC would probably suit you better. Alternatively, you could try Bobbi Brown as she specialises in makeup for darker skins.
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    k cool, thanks.

    i was looking at the MAC website,
    http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/produc...T_ID=PROD66152

    and picked out these four foundations, any recommedations on which is best if you've tried any of them?
    or does it depend on personal requirements?


    studio sculpt spf 15 foundation
    select spf 15 foundation
    studio fix fluid spf 15
    mineralize satinfinish spf 15 foundation
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    (Original post by bhavi)
    k cool, thanks.

    i was looking at the MAC website,
    http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/produc...T_ID=PROD66152

    and picked out these four foundations, any recommedations on which is best if you've tried any of them?
    or does it depend on personal requirements?


    studio sculpt spf 15 foundation
    select spf 15 foundation
    studio fix fluid spf 15
    mineralize satinfinish spf 15 foundation
    It's personal preference. They're all different consistencies and will have different levels of coverage. The staff at MAC are always helpful and I'm sure they'll help you to find something suitable.
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    mac or bobbi brown. or k by beverely knight, that's good for darker skins.
    for more of a budget, maybe look at sleek?

    my favourite mac foundations are mineralize satinfinish and studio fix fluid.
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    k, thank you all.
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    Ums...you could go onto this site.. is has a load of reviews & ratings for nearly every single foundation out there~
    http://www.makeupalley.com/product/
    hopes it helps~~ or you could go on youtube and search for foundation reviews~~
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    cool cheers
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    I like No7, but I'm very pale and reckon MAC will probably have a better range of tones available.
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    don't know about no7, but I used to wear mac and my skin was always breaking out.
    now i use revlon.
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    Hi,

    I'm asian as well..not indian.. and I use neither (YSL foundation). I find it quite good. To help pick out, I just asked the assistant to recommend something and what would be better for me etc.. It can be quite fun
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    I use mac select spf 15 which is great to even out skin tone. Its good for me cause its very water based and dilute so its quite light weight and I dont really need any coverage cause I have quite clear skin.
    The mineralize satinfinish I've heard is quite good. It's buildable as well so it suits the needs of everyone, from no coverup to quite a bit of coverup.
    I personally find the studio fix and sculpt quite heavy and thick. It makes me feel like my skin is clogged up but I know its good for people who want a lot of cover up.
    If you're a beginner to all foundations than I would suggest the studio moisture tint, which is just like a tinted moisturizer with a little bit of coverup but its very light.
    Remember, don't buy it online, make sure you go in store and ask them to help you find a good shade. Make sure you tell them that you don't want to look yellow because they tried to give me a really yellow colour (I'm asian too). They should give you a little pot with enough foundation for a couple of days so that you can try out the shade before purchasing it as it is quite expensive.
    Hope I've helped x
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    I should add that I have the Studio Fix at the moment, and I'm not really a fan. It's too thick and gives too much coverage for my likings, so I'll definitely be going for something lighter next time.
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    I read the title a joke on the windows 7/ apple front... I think I must have been the only one....
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    (Original post by *River)
    I should add that I have the Studio Fix at the moment, and I'm not really a fan. It's too thick and gives too much coverage for my likings, so I'll definitely be going for something lighter next time.
    I would imagine that because mac was originally a makeup company exclusive to makeup artists, their studio collection was used for photoshoots and for certain types of lighting. In my opinion their satinfinish and select foundations are much nicer to wear. Try those next time :yes:
    I'm also a huge fan of their select sheer loose powder.
    Its great to wear when you're in a hurry and you don't have time to do your whole foundation routine and also to create a matt look.
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    (Original post by nameless_one)
    I would imagine that because mac was originally a makeup company exclusive to makeup artists, their studio collection was used for photoshoots and for certain types of lighting. In my opinion their satinfinish and select foundations are much nicer to wear. Try those next time :yes:
    I'm also a huge fan of their select sheer loose powder.
    Its great to wear when you're in a hurry and you don't have time to do your whole foundation routine and also to create a matt look.
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    I've used their select foundations before, and I preferred them. I prefer Shu Uemura's loose powder, although I use the colourless one as I just use it to set my make up.
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    Use MAC if you want to paint your face heavily.

    All their foundations, including their tinted moisturiser, are too heavy.

    I'm also of South Asian origin and currently using Chanel teint innocence. It's not cheap, but I'd recommend it.
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    (Original post by bhavi)
    k cool, thanks.

    i was looking at the MAC website,
    http://www.maccosmetics.co.uk/produc...T_ID=PROD66152

    and picked out these four foundations, any recommedations on which is best if you've tried any of them?
    or does it depend on personal requirements?


    studio sculpt spf 15 foundation
    select spf 15 foundation
    studio fix fluid spf 15
    mineralize satinfinish spf 15 foundation
    It really depends on your skintype and preference. Studio Fix Fluid has more of a matte finish and is long-wearing, so if you have oily skin then that would be a better option. Mineralise Satinfinish is better on normal-to-dry skins and has a bit of "glow" to it (i.e. it's not matte). Studio Sculpt has a gel texture and Select SPF 15 is a water-based fluid. You'd be best going into an actual MAC counter to discuss what would best suit you and perhaps try them out.
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    I'd say MAC, you could always book an appointment, you'd have to put a deposit down but it would be fully redeemable against the products and they'll match you up exactly for the right foundation.

    I wear MAC Studio Fix Fluid and as long as I set it with powder it lasts all day. I love it.
 
 
 
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