Monday, October 1st, 2012

Temptalia Asks You

Do you have a special occasion foundation? What is it?

Temptalia's AnswerGuerlain Parure Gold – long-wearing, more coverage, lovely finish.

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41 thoughts on “Do you have a special occasion foundation?

  1. MUFE HD-It’s expensive and takes more work then my usual MAC loose powder foundation

  2. Vanessa

    I still have the old formula Bare Minerals powder to cream foundation. It’s nothing out if the ordinary, but it’s more coverage and a better finish than my tinted moisturizer that I use day-to-day.

  3. I wish the Parure Gold shades matched me better because I love the finish on this one for formal wear. It hits just the right level of matte and yet not dull and powdery looking.

    Which takes me to D&G Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation. I think this one also have a sophisticated finish. I do not save this foundation for special wear, but it is the one I grab for going out for fine dine, etc.

  4. AS1929

    Chanel has discontinued mine! Mat Lumiere. The lightest shade is already not available, before I found out.

    • Sasha

      Oh no! I was planning on switching to that foundation =/

      • AS1929

        The worst part is that I have tried Perfection Lumiere and it is NOT a substitute. It does not wear as long and is a bit gummier along the lines of a Nars foundation. Mat Lumiere also has a reflective quality that Perfection Lumiere lacks. The Mat has a drier, more velvety finish that glows from within. The lightest shade is gone but the others are still available if you want to get backups before it disappears forever.

  5. Wearing foundation out of the house at all is pretty special for me! Recently I’ve been using LancĂ´me Teint Miracle in Ivoire 1N…still not my HG though; I haven’t experimented much with foundation.

  6. Jackeline

    Studio Tech Mac =D

  7. Jasmin

    MUFE HD Foundation! In the summertime I might mix it with a tinted moisturizer to give it a lighter and more dewy finish tho.

  8. Probably PRO Lumiere, which I bought backups of when Chanel discontinued it in one of the most bonehead moves I’ve seen a company do since some jarkarse decided to get rid of Dragon… who was that again? Oh yeah… LOL

  9. Lorraine E.R

    Shiseido, I think it’s called balancing foundation? It’s the fullest-coverage, smoothest and most pricey foundation I own so I save it for winter and times I want to look my best!

  10. I love Parure Gold also for when I need a heavier coverage foundation, but if I can get away with it, I also like Chantecaille Future Skin.

  11. Jade

    Not currently but I am considering moving my Studio Fix Fluid (which I LOVE) to the realm of night out/special occasion foundation – mainly because I’m keen to try Face & Body Foundation!

  12. Not really… Any occasion on which I actually wear foundation is kind of special. For the moment my favorite is the new Guerlain Parure de Lumiere!

  13. Katherine

    Yes, when I’m going out in the evening and want to wear full face then yes I use Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body. I add a few drops of the foundation to a luminzer to add a bit of glow.

  14. Ljana

    Shiseido Perfect Refining for me. It’s sadly not hydrating enough for me to wear every day, but I love the barely visible coverage and the semi-matte finish, so I’m more likely to use it for a special occasion. Plus, it comes in a tiny plastic bottle which makes it easy to toss into the smallest of purses for touch-ups if it’s a long event like a wedding.

    If I want a dewier look, I just stick to my everyday staple, Kanebo Sensai Fluid Finish.

  15. Dominique

    ” Lingerie de Peau ” but I don’t wear any foundation ( too hard to remove, irritates the skin if used on a daily basis ), but I do love Lingerie de Peau, I don’t know if it still exists by the way.

  16. Liz

    Make Up For Ever HD. It looks great in photos.

  17. Geneva

    Chanel Perfection Lumiere, but I have to make sure my skin is hydrated, it emphasizes any dry spots. It’s one of the few foundations out that I don’t have to mix two colors to match my skin tone.

  18. Stephanie t-p

    Maybe NARS sheer glow with Mac msfn on top! It’s very glowy and photographs very well! That being said, I don’t only wear it exclusively for special occasions, I’m just more likely to wear it.

  19. Raquel

    i have two that are not so fancy but i feel like they are better which are the MAC studio fix fluid (my most expensive) and also the revlon colorstay foundation which i can trust like no other. they are not chanel or guerlain but its what i can afford at the moment.

  20. Not really, although I do keep Estee Lauder’s maximum coverage foundation in my stash for worst case scenarios (like when I burnt my upper lip with hot wax and had to go to a family reunion…)

  21. Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua!

  22. GUSnail

    Hm, no HG, but I do like the Dior Forever foundation. I will definately break out primer for a special occasion though. It really does help give any foundation a smoother finish, but I don’t feel the need to wear everyday.

  23. Kristabelle

    No, I don’t. I used to wear MUFE HD but it just looks so heavy and cakey compared to the bb cream i’m currently obsessed with. Thinking about trying the urban decay naked.

  24. Jillian

    I don’t wear face makeup on a day-to-day basis, but I’ll wear it on special occasions. Right now it’s MUFE HD – I love how natural it looks and feels when I wear it, so it’s my go-to for special occasions.

  25. Courtney

    Lumiere Luminesce foundation. I use it for any kind of performance, whether it be on stage or in front of a camera. It gives me fuller coverage, which is great under light. But for day to day wear, it cam be a bit heavy.

  26. xamyx

    I don’t wear foundation *unless* it’s for a special occasion; I usually just go with a TM and/or powder, or most recently, Garnier BB Cream (I *love* this). When I do wear foundation, I go all out with primer, and my absolute favorite is Max Factor Pan Stik in Nude Ivory. Perfect color match, buildable, & light-weight, so it’s perfect.

  27. Nikki

    Because I’ve found my holy grail foundation, I only use one for all occasions now: MUFE F&B. I love this stuff: it’s long wearing, lightweight, and extremely natural looking. I too used to be in love with MUFE HD, but tried F&B because I don’t really need the coverage HD provides. F&B is perfection in my opinion!

  28. blueraccoon

    Chanel Perfection Lumiere – it’s the only actual liquid foundation I own. I do want to buy the Burberry velvet foundation, though, but I rarely wear a full face so wearing foundation at all that’s not a tinted moisturizer or powder foundation is rare for me. I love the finish of the Chanel, though. It looks great on me.

  29. Emalyn

    Chanel Mat Lumiere!

  30. Terri

    My daily foundation is Hourglass Immaculate, which is really a great foundation but I agree, the Parure Gold is my “dress-up” foundation. I actually learned about it here, so thanks for that!!!

  31. Kathleen

    Dior Capture Totale- great coverage and I feel like I’m helping my skin, not hurting it!

  32. casey23

    Lancome teint idole ultra! otherwise I never wear long-wearing formulated makeup for daily wear

  33. Chasity

    My lancome teint ultra, it’s too much coverage for me to wear daily and too matte but when i know i’m going to be partying a little extra and taking photos its perfect

  34. Liz

    Yep, I go for either MAC Pro Longwear because it really lasts and looks great in photos. Or I use Chanel Mat Lumiere, which also gives a very nice finish. However, I don’t reserve these for special occasions only, I will wear them during the week, in rotation with others.

  35. Ellen

    Bobbi Brown foundation stick. It gives me what I call “model skin”. It has good coverage and a slightly glowy finish. Its also very longlasting. I wear it in cool beige for photographs because I photograph sickly pale when wearing foundations that “match” my skin. I’m probably warm ivory in winter, but it has a yellowish cast, so I’m still looking for my HG foundation for winter, but for summer I do like Bobbi Brown’s moisture rich in sand or cool beige, it’s sheerer than the stick. But for formal affairs the stick foundation is perfect.