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Tuesday, 2 February 2010


if you need help this might be handy

TINTED MOISTURIZERS: for those who have perfect skin, just want a little bit of of color and I prefer these over any foundation in the summer

*Keihls has a super sheer light tinted moisturizer

*laura mercier is a little heavier than keihls. it also dries very quickly (comes in oil free too)


LIGHT COVERAGE FOUNDATIONS: great to just even out skin tone, hide redness etc .. looks like second skin

*by terry (my fav. light coverage)- comes with a brush applicator, blends in perfectly, even if you touch it you cant feel that your wearing anything.. only problem with this is there isn't enough shades for everyone

by terry brush and swatch

*Chanel- I tried the vita lumiere which is best for dry skin.. its very light and liquidy, cant compare it right now because I got the wrong shade and gave it away

*Dior nude- has the exact same texture as the chanel

*Armani silk- is a little creamier than the rest, you can feel the foundation on your skin

Armani vs by terry swatch

MEDIUM COVERAGE FOUNDATION: for those who have acne scars, dark spots and some acne

I love these they're buildable and creamy (use with a mac 187 brush)

*Estee lauder double wear with SPF - dont love the bottle that much, but is my fave from these

*Make Up Forever Mat Velvet + - i love the squeeze bottle, this is my pick for oily skin, has mattifiying properties

*Bobbi brown moisture rich foundation with SPF- great for winter, I hate how messy this can get because it doesn't have a pump applicator, you just pour it in your hands/ sponge

HEAVY COVERAGE: (Which I hate because it shows your face is covered with makeup but looks good in photos)

These 3 are very thick and creamy, more like a concealer foundation. They all have the same texture in my opinion (used with a sponge, wet sponge for move coverage)





Photo makeup

Anything that doesn't have SPF(eg. Estee lauder/ bobbi brown) or any glow stuff usually labeled as illumining and MAC MSFs ..all these things are not flash friendly and can make your foundation not look great in pictures (usually makes ur face look white/grey in pics)

Just like the mothee3a arwa from a5ir mn y3lam (if you saw her ams with 7aleema it was also obvious)

or on a7laam in this pic


To choose the right foundation, know ur skin type, and what kind of coverage you want.
when you go to the store, get 3 shades of the foundation tested/ swatched on your face
the one that looks like is not there is the shade you should get.

I prefer leaving the shade I plan on buying and going home to see if i like it because sometimes the lightning might make the foundation look different , the shade might change after a few hours, foundation might settle in pores after a few hours.. etc etc etc


*What foundation do you love? and what category does it fall into(light/medium/heavy)? and whats ur skin type

- my skin changes with the weather; from super dry to very oily

**I noticed if you absolutely hate MAC, your fav brand will be Bobbi brown :P


Cupcake said...

I've got millions and millions of questions :$..
** I noticed that Bobbi Brown's moisture rich foundation with SPF makes my skin look reallllllly glowy k2nu oily..
What do you suggest I should powder it with?
MAC's blot powder or any loose powder?

** I've got Chanel's Pro Lumiere and Mat Lumiere foundations..but I don't know when to use them :p
ya3ni sometimes when I'm in a hurry I just grab the nearest one and use it..

hehe you're totally right! I've never tried MAC's foundation and I don't intend to mdry laih :D BB all the way

PS. did you take Bobbi Brown's makeup course :)?

Pure said...

allaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah i love this post cuz i reaaally dont know how to shop for the right foundation!!

well i have combination skin.. i use givenchy photoperfexion.. waaayed 7ilo and natural.. bas as u said in pictures i look like a ghost :p so i dont wear it for parties, weddings, etc..

A Journal Entry said...

i use the armani face fabric for occations and mac's select sheer/pressed powder for everyday.. i don't know if it's ok to use it as a foundation for itself oo i know i'm probably using it the wrong way! but i like how light it feels on

great blog btw!

Sarah said...

aww thank you babe, i hope this wasnt too much trouble!

I'm loving the by terry, but it looks like theres nothing on your arm,is the coverage good?

annnnd one more question, for weddings where you wont really be photographed alot..y3ni your not the bride or her sister, would you need medium coverage or heavy?

thanks again! xx

Hi Maintenance said...

cupcake- thats what you get, its extra moisturizing, for dry skin this would be great! I think with the blot powder it might look blotchy/ uneven.. stick to invisible translucent powder

Pro lumiere is a little thicker, gives more coverage than the MAT

you have a foundation for every skin type ;p bb for dry, pro for combination and mat for oily

No I didn't take courses with a specific brand other than MAC

PURE- I hope my post helped!!! how ironic!!isma photoperfexion o not for pics ;x

A Journal Entry- If it works for you and your happy with it, stick with it! there is no wrong or right way in make up.. Thanks

Sarah- I lovvve by terry, I think it shows in the first pic.. The coverage is light

Medium coverage would def. look better to the eye but heavy would look better in pics. you will take pics at a wedding, and most medium coverage have spf or dont look well in pics, thats why I suggest heavy (stay on the safe side) xx

PaLoMiNo said...


Thank u 7abeebti o 3asach 3al gowaa ;**

I use laura mercier! i love all of there products!!

o 3indhom face shimmer amoot feeh, bronze o pearl... :)

umm Dhari said...

thank you for the information

foundation is a BIG problem for me as I have a phobia of looking like a7lam:))
I always joke about that
I prefer un perfect skin than a greyish one

I have oily to combination skin but I got large pores:(
I tried armani it's ok but I feel it all the time

any suggestions ?

Hi Maintenance said...

Miss palomino :* love alot of laura mercier products too!

Umm Dhari- It shouldnt be a problem, her foundation may be too light for her skin (wrong shade) or the foundation isn't for pics... If you tried the armani, it seems like you look for light coverage, try By terry, feels like your wearing nothing but the problem is you might not find the right shade.. check out the MUFE HD foundation as well its very light.

Pores can look less visable if you apply powder with a puffer on them, but this will clog ur pores.. Go to Dr 3esa bashoor I recommend him for pores

Let me know how things go

Umm Dhari said...

by terry foundation where can i find it?
and the other one MUFE HD haven"t heard about it

thank for upgrading my makeup knowlege

Hi Maintenance said...
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Hi Maintenance said...

um Dhari- By terry mwjood in sephora (sephora msween sale right now) avenues and vavavoom avenues..

Ur welcome 7bebti, glad to know I can help

Anonymous said...

LOL u got me I LOVE BOBBI BROWN=P so simple oo "ma5fii" bss that doesn't mean ena i dont love mac ako some stuff min mac a7ibhom

Anonymous said...

thank u soooo much for this post! Where can I find laura mercier in kuwait? and which do u think is better the oil free tinted moisturizer or the illuminating one?

Hi Maintenance said...

lemon aid- no there are some people that are anti-MAC!

anonymous- Uw!! u wont find Laura Mercier in Kuwait.. Umm ofcourse the oil free for all over the face and the illuminating for cheek bones and places u want to highlight.. the illuminating one is more like benefits high beam.. ill swatch them if you want

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