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Mariella Avatar

I wish there was more selection of powder (loose but especially pressed) foundations because I find them so quick and easy but there really aren’t that many products to choose from (as evidenced by the dearth of replies whenever that “favourite powder foundation” survey/question pops up). I also wish that Dior would bring back the “Forever” version of their foundation from about 5 or so years ago and also the Airflash foundation – that stuff was MAGIC! (expensive magic, but sometimes, you have to pay a bit for magic).

Leslie Avatar

Firming foundation. I do use Lancome Renergie foundation and I WAS using Renergie face cream along with it until I had a horrible reaction to a new jar. I stopped using it and I started using Clarins firming face cream but I wanted to use their firming foundation also but it actually made my skin look dry, so I’m sticking with the Lancome foundation for now but I would like a little more coverage. There is Dior Capture Totale but it has too much moisture Besides those, I really haven’t found another one out there.

Mandy Avatar

I loved Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea and Urban Decay’s Naked Skin foundation. Both discontinued😥. I wish more formulas were lightweight, but a true medium coverage. I’m not interested in all of the sheer and barely there coverage that keeps coming out. My skin needs more assistance than sheer, but full coverage can feel so smothering.

Nina Avatar

Powder. Light with some slight luminosity. I’ve worn liquid foundation twice and couldn’t get it off fast enough. It was sheer yet felt like a blanket.

Genevieve Avatar

The foundation formula I like is fairly popular – medium coverage, matte to semi matte finish. What really is the problem is the shade range and availability of good quality foundations at a reasonable price.
A lot of people have trouble finding their exact match shadewise in foundations. As long as their is a genuine porcelain shade with pink undertones, I am OK. The problem is when brands have all different names for their foundations and it’s hard to tell which one is right for you.
Also many brands neglect to indicate the undertones or they use codings that are not clear.

Maggie Avatar

Foundations free of volatile silicones, fragrance, and hyaluronic acid bc my skin is easily irritated by all this. Yet also manages to be long-lasting, buildable, non-oxidizing, skin-like and comfortable to wear on acne-prone combination skin.

miss.mercurial Avatar

I know it’s less popular because it’s difficult to formulate, but I would love for more medium/light coverage with a matte/satin finish. Some days I don’t want much coverage, but with how oily my skin is I would like some help keeping it matte and a little “perfecting”/evening out at the same time.

janine Avatar

I just tried the no *1 de Chanel— I think it has Camilla oil in it? I would say a satin finish but although it seems nourishing it doesn’t collect in your lines and dries down quickly and doesn’t require powdering. Seems long lasting too. At least if you use a moisturizer that absorbs well into your skin. I used Dior.Dreamskin which absorbs fairly quickly.

I love the chanel le beiges but this is so pretty.

Katrina Avatar

I might be alone here, but something akin to the maybelline dream matte mouse from the early 2000s. I’ve tried the newer Kevin Aucoin, Chantecaille, L’Oréal, and some other balm foundations, but to me nothing compares to the original dream matte mousse. I know that line is still around but it’s not the same!

Jane Avatar

Whatever Estée Lauder’s discontinued Double Nude Wear Water Fresh was. Similar to PML’s Skin Fetish foundation.

As I prefer water ‘paint” like foundations that give medium to full coverage evenly and are thin, thin, thin. If PML or Estée Lauder could remake these formula’s with a hint of the Haas Lab glow from their highlighters (or even a hint of Tilbury’s Hollywood Flawless formula) that would be my ultimate foundation.

Something that provides the ever-so-glow with a youthful dew, but thinly and not overly dewy or glowing.

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