How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Style Spot / The Beauty Cupboard
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
14-07-2010
  781
front row
 
blackkohl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: England
Gender: femme
Posts: 383
laisla, I agree- Benefit's Dandelion is really good! I've yet to try Georgia but I definitely will at some point.

__________________
Did you have a brain tumour for breakfast?
 
 
14-07-2010
  782
Meg
inspired contemplation
 
Meg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: London by way of North America
Gender: femme
Posts: 17,064
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mignonette View Post
I currently use MAC select moisture cover in NW 15. (Foundation in NC15.) I'm not too happy with it because it seems to give me a reverse-raccoon eye effect. (I now have white circles under my eyes.) I've tried touche éclat, Clinique, Benefit, and Lorac concealers but they are either too light or too peachy for me. Does anyone know of any good concealers for under eye circles? I think I need something a bit heavier, but am not sure what/where to look...
I use a Smashbox stick concealer under my eyes and it works really well. It's quite heavy which is nice because some things like Touche Eclat seem to be water based and I find they can make my skin look a bit dry. The smashbox concealer is yellow based which counteracts the blueness under my eyes quite well.

 
15-07-2010
  783
Free Spirit | Wild Heart
 
kissablekae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: California
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,226
Quote:
Originally Posted by fashionista-ta View Post
That orange thing happens to me too ... perhaps you have pink rather than yellow undertones as I do? It's so important to match the undertone. Some makeup counters in their vast ignorance will sell a pink person a yellow foundation to 'counteract' the pink, even if the pink person specifically asks them not to. Your natural undertone does not need to be counteracted
so true, yellow based foundations make me jaundiced
the subtle pink based ones work for me.

my coworker who is golden wore a really pink foundation before, luckily she stopped so i didn't have to pull her aside.

 
15-07-2010
  784
backstage pass
 
marmoset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: london
Gender: femme
Posts: 515
Does anyone know if Bourjois foundations are pink toned or yellow toned?
I have the Healthy Mix one and it's perfect match for me but it looks a little pink while I always thought I had yellow undertones...
Also while we're on the subject does anyone know how to work out undertones? Lots of different places tell you different things and it gets confusing!

 
15-07-2010
  785
fashion elite
 
laisla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,977
Quote:
Originally Posted by marmoset View Post
Does anyone know if Bourjois foundations are pink toned or yellow toned?
I have the Healthy Mix one and it's perfect match for me but it looks a little pink while I always thought I had yellow undertones...
Also while we're on the subject does anyone know how to work out undertones? Lots of different places tell you different things and it gets confusing!
Bourjois usually do both pink and yellow based foundations. I think 51 Vanille Clair is supposed to be yellow based and 52 Vanille is pink based.
which one did you get?

__________________
"I have a syndrome? How marvelous!" - Kate Moss
last.fm | tumblr
 
15-07-2010
  786
trendsetter
 
FleurDeLys's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Belgium
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,458
I have neutral to yellow undertones, and I have the 52 Vanille and it is a bit too yellow for me , so maybe it's the 51 that's pink-based?


Last edited by FleurDeLys; 15-07-2010 at 02:05 PM.
 
15-07-2010
  787
backstage pass
 
marmoset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: london
Gender: femme
Posts: 515
Quote:
Originally Posted by laisla View Post
Bourjois usually do both pink and yellow based foundations. I think 51 Vanille Clair is supposed to be yellow based and 52 Vanille is pink based.
which one did you get?
I got 53 beige clair.

 
15-07-2010
  788
fashion elite
 
laisla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,977
its really hard to tell based on their website guides.


bourjois.com

of the beige shades I guess 53 is the pink one and 54 is yellow

I forgot to say that I always understood that you could tell if you were cool (pink) or warm (yellow) toned by looking at the veins () on the inside of your wrist. if the veins look blue then you are cool and if they look more green then you are warm.
Not sure how accurate this is and it doesnt really account for those of us who are erm neutral (?)

sorry Im no help

you could always go to a makeup counter and ask them to match you. just pretend to be interested in their foundations.....

__________________
"I have a syndrome? How marvelous!" - Kate Moss
last.fm | tumblr
 
15-07-2010
  789
backstage pass
 
Mindbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 773
I suffer from redness and I use the 51 so that the yellow counteracts those tones in my skin. Absolutely love it. Okay, it's not perfect, but for a dewy foundation it does last a long time before it starts sliding off.

 
15-07-2010
  790
backstage pass
 
marmoset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: london
Gender: femme
Posts: 515
Ahh I see.
TBH the insides of my wrists look purple most of the time and then sometimes they look green/blue, it's weird!
I will probably end up going to a counter but wouldn't the shop lights be a little misleading

Also OT but do you post in off_thehighstreet?

 
15-07-2010
  791
backstage pass
 
Mindbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 773
I don't know if you're asking me, but no I don't. There isn't such a thing as a bourjois counter sadly, but I think you'd get away with popping a bit from a tester on your cheek and then going outside in the daylight to check. It's pretty cheap anyway, and personally I think its the best drugstore foundation i've ever used.

 
15-07-2010
  792
backstage pass
 
marmoset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: london
Gender: femme
Posts: 515
^
Nope I meant laisla, I had seen their previous icon in that community.

That's what I did and luckily it did match so I can't complain! But you say it's dewy, it's rather matte on me! Maybe we have different skin types?

 
15-07-2010
  793
backstage pass
 
Mindbear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 773
My skin is oily, so yes, perhaps we do have different skin types. However, when I use the 10 hour sleep effect that apparently is meant to be dewy, it's very matte and cakey. It's odd.

 
15-07-2010
  794
fashion elite
 
laisla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,977
Quote:
Originally Posted by marmoset View Post
Also OT but do you post in off_thehighstreet?
me? yeah, occasionally. hmmm think my name is "teclo" something.

__________________
"I have a syndrome? How marvelous!" - Kate Moss
last.fm | tumblr
 
15-07-2010
  795
backstage pass
 
marmoset's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: london
Gender: femme
Posts: 515
How strange. In fact I was recommended the sleep effect one for its dewyness.

Quote:
Originally Posted by laisla View Post
me? yeah, occasionally. hmmm think my name is "teclo" something.
Yeah it just you had the same icon, sorry if that came off as a bit stalker-ish
I'm grandamere over there btw.


Last edited by marmoset; 15-07-2010 at 06:38 PM.
 
Closed Thread
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
fair, fave, pale, products, skin
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:29 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.