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Seeking a Full-coverage Foundation That Doesn't Settle in My Wrinkles!

Hi everyone! I'm hoping someone out there can help me find a better make-up. I'm 44, and have a *deep* line on either side of my mouth plus dark circles under my eyes and an oily t-zone. I use a prescription topical medicine for acne. I don't wear makeup every day, but when I do I've been wearing L'oreal Visible Lift Extra Coverage in Pale, and it provides good coverage, but I still get the deep lines around my mouth. I read some of you raving about Bare Minerals, but I didn't want to spend 60 dollars on something that I couldn't try on my skin first, so I bought the Cover Girl TruBlend micro-minerals on sale, and found that it doesn't cover as well as I like, plus it makes my face look sort of red as the day goes on (I went to get my Driver's License pic taken while wearing that makeup for the first time, I was feeling confident in my makeup but when I got the picture back I look red-faced, and now I'm stuck with that photo for 8 years, argh!) Is Bare Minerals really different from the Cover Girl TruBlend, or similar? Are there any other foundations that you've tried that have really good coverage but don't settle into lines?
And does anyone out there want my slightly used TruBlend? (lol) Thanks for any advice you have for me. *Peace*! ~M.

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So What Happened?™

Hi everyone. I wanted you to know I finally got to try BareMinerals, there was a special offer on TV and I couldn't resist the price. Well, the brushes they sent were awesome, but the foundation didn't cover as well as I like, and it made my face break out in just a few hours. I thought that was a fluke so I waited a couple of weeks and tried again, with the same results. I guess mineral powder foundation just isn't for me. Thanks everyone for all your help. *Peace*!

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My suggestion...buy Bare Minerals through QVC. The have a 30 day money back guarantee. That way you can try it and if it isn't what you want, then you can send it back. Thats how I did it. I ended up loving it!

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I'm 48 and I wear bare minerals, I really like it. You can buy the foundation at Ulta stores and it's $25 so you can get it cheaper. BUT I did find "Deluvia Dead Sea" that is very nice too. I came across it at Sam's Club, the only thing you can't buy it there all the time. Then I think you need to buy it on-line, I bought a pkg. deal from there with mineral mud mask, revitalizing cream, mineral cream, mineral toner....again I really like this stuff, it makes your skin feel great.
I Also use a product called "beauty control" Sculpture face and neck contour cream, you buy it in age appropriate categories, I've been using it for about 2 months now, and I'm not kidding the fine lines "wrinkles" have really subdued, almost disappeared. My daughter-in-law sells it now.....I'm hooked on the "anti-aging" products. I also use something for dark circles under eyes, and that seemed to help too. If interested in that I can give you her number, just email me at ____@____.com

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I use Pur Minerals which is a lot like bare minerals... but better. It covers the dark spots under my eyes and the any blemish to be had. I have the same oily T-zone. I ran out recently and didn't want to spend the $24 on new stuff and made the mistake of buying the TruBlend, what a waste of money. Not only did it suck it caused me to break out the first time.... I learned my lesson! Any ways I go to Ulta and buy Pur not sure if there is one out by you, just have a consultant help you. You will love it and not mind spending a little extra. Best of luck: )

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M. - I use the Mary Kay line of makeup and really like their mineral powder foundations. I would highly recommend my consultant - Terri Steinhoff. Let me know if you want her number. Mary Kay has a money back guarantee and you can try on all the colors before you ever purchase anything.

I also use a skin care line that keeps my face looking young and helps with the wrinkles. It's paraben free (preservative free) because it's a self-preserving formula. Contact me with any questions about this product line.

Good luck,


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Hi M.,
I sell Avon and am an avid user of their newer Magix Face Perfector line. They have one that is untinted, whereas no matter what your skin tone you can use it and it targets pores, banishes shine for up to 10 hours and smoothes skin by reducing the look of fine lines plus it has SPF20. You can wear it alone or under makeup but I usually wear it alone since I don't usually put anything else on except eye liner and lipgloss! I love the feeling of it (cream-to-powder application) and I only have to use a small bit for my whole face. I can honestly say that if I don't use it I get breakouts around "that time of the month". They also came out with one that is tinted depending on your facial tone and they have it in fair, light, medium, medium deep and deep. Maybe you should try out the fair shade since you used Pale from the product you mentioned. Each one is now on special for $7.95 plus tax (regularly $10 each). Otherwise there is an age-transforming foundation with an SPF15 that is a liquid. This one "visibly minimizes wrinkles, fine lines & age spots; improves skin texture, tone & clarity; formulated with 4D wrinkle reverse technology" and comes in a multitude of shades for $16 plus tax. Please let me know if you would like me to send you a catalog and then we can get started on finding the right foundation for your skin! Thanks! M. ###-###-####

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M.- I hear ya! :) I'd recommend Bare Minerals too. its really light and flawless but you can layer it for great coverage.

Do you make sure to always wear moisturizer etc? that will greatly help 'plump up' wrinkles so the foundation doesnt settle. you may also want to try a wrinkle decreasing product like ma-ligne (http://www.votrevu.com/sites/J./productcatalog?page=produ...) or Lift Fusion (http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P139804&sh...) It works really well and will help fine lines :)

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Best foundation EVER!....Motives Liquid Powder Foundation. It is a patented formula and nothing else like it. Goes on liquid and dries to a powder. Coverage is fabulous. $24.95. Send me a message if you would like additional information or industry reviews.

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