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The first one I personally purchased was the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Foundation, but prior to that my sister got me the BareMinerals loose powder one (I wasn’t impressed), and a friend passed on a Maybelline BB-type thing (I also wasn’t impressed). That Bourjois one is still my absolute favorite (I got samples of a few before I bought it and did a bunch of research beforehand too), I think the first high end one I bought was the Estee Lauder Double Wear. I since have collected about a half-dozen foundations that I keep on rotation depending on the day…

I don’t remember what it was (something from the drugstore, maybe l’Oreal?), but it was too dark and too warm. 😀

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I remember being able to get away with using my Mom’s foundation, bizarre considering that I’m an adoptee! But her “Cool Olive” by Idk anymore who made it, worked pretty well. But then I decided to buy one with my allowance…Covergirl, because most of the girls in my HS used it, not on shade was a real match, but I settled on a bottle of rosy-beige. Too long ago to remember its exact name, but it looked HORRIBLE on me!!! I went on quite the hunt over the years, but the darker medium shades of back then were usually, I honestly believe, made just for Oompa-Loompas!

Oh, that was about 30 years ago. It was definitely DS, probably Cover Girl, because it was suppose to be a “clean” foundation for teen skin. All of the DS foundations I tried were terrible, lots of orangy or pinky shades that didn’t match my yellow undertones, and darker colors for WOC didn’t even exist. When Prescriptives finally launched, I was so excited, I saved up money and bought a custom mix, except they didn’t do the color matching right (the store had bad lighting), so it was still too light, but better than DS.

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you and me both. Prescriptives custom blend was a total EUREKA moment makeup wise for me. I am light with yellow and green undertones. I do not think mine was absolutely perfect each time they mixed it either, but certainly a huge step in the right direction. At that point, I had nothing to compare it to match wise because it just didn’t exist.

Prescriptives was also a eureka moment for me! I never even tried the custom blend, but their regular foundations matched me better than anything I had ever tried before.

(First foundations were probably Clinique. I won’t go anywhere near Clinique now.)

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Exactly Leah. I think they were ahead of their time in terms of creating foundations with undertones suitable for real skin tones. Everything else was garishly pink (which looked so fake even on cool complexions) or muddy orange.

OMG, got my Prescriptives custom blend foundation (and the powder!) at Holt’s on Bloor and E V E R Y time i repurchased, the colour was different. I agree that i don’t think that it was ever the exact match but it was much better than the Clinique one i was using before that.
I still love the idea of a custom blended foundation.
And speaking of custom blending anyone heard or seen the new Adorn Make up Pen? I’m very curious….

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LOL Helen. Thanks for the laugh. I had the same issue with the same counter. But even a wonky batch was still light years ahead of the competition. 😀

Besides the tinted moisturiser i used since like 13 ( acne…) that was from Macon (anyone still know this brand?) plus powder to set, my first foundation per se was one from Max Factor, no ideea what the name is…it sucked basicly…
Then one from Loreal, better but still not satisfied so i started looking more high end and my mother understood the need, bless her kind soul. ( i was very self concious about my face, i still am to some degree cause of my scars)

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Revlon ColorStay, and Neutrogena Healthy Skin Foundation. I bought them both at the same time and loved them both. I use high end foundation now, but I do think those are still great foundations.

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My mum gave me Estee Lauder’s Cyberwhite BB cream but my first ever purchase was Revlon’s Photoready formula. Still an excellent foundation!

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The first one I remember purchasing and liking (Because being so pale nothing matched me in the Drugstore or MAC). Well, it was the Original Every Day Minerals Intensive Full Coverage Foundation in Olive Fair. It was also a HG foundation for me for years until the brand F’ed up their makeup line. Because they were bored and decided to reinvent the wheel.

I’m bitter about the brand because of reasons I won’t get into here, but now I cringe every time a Vlogger recommends the brand and I want to scream “You don’t know how good Every Day Minerals was and how crap their product are now!” and believe me, I was checking out samples of their new formulas… waste of money and time years later.
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Mine was the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation which is a beautiful formula but proved to be too drying for me.. I had actually been wearing makeup for about 10 years before I bought my first foundation! From the ages of 14-24 all I wore was eye makeup, lipstick, and blush. Now, 3 years later, I can’t survive without my favorite hydrating formulas!

I didn’t start wearing foundation until I was out of high school. I was blessed with really good skin genes lol….I didn’t even wear foundation for my senior pictures and they told me the pictures were un-retouched. BUT…around 20 years old I bought my first bottle of Cover Girl makeup. I used very little of it. I’ve always used a light hand with foundation. I pump one drop onto my finger and dot it all over my face and blend it with a wet sponge. I now use Lancôme Renergie foundation….sheer coverage and it plumps the skin. I love it.

Almay Clear Complexion makeup because it was cheap and for acne-prone skin. I was probably around 12 or 13 when I started wearing it!

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