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  1. December 13, 2010 at 10:09 am ·

    Thanks for roadtesting this! I love these kind of reviews!

  2. December 13, 2010 at 11:34 am ·

    Thanks for the detailed review.

  3. Connie
    December 13, 2010 at 1:27 pm ·

    These are great reviews. I’ve heard alot about the Lancome Teint Miracle. Maybe now I’ll have to go try it!

  4. December 13, 2010 at 9:54 pm ·

    Thank you for the great review. I tried the Teint Miracle and it didn’t work out for me–coverage was way too light and it didn’t last for more than 4 hours on me. I’m using Lancome Teint Idole and like it alot. I don’t tend to like matte finishes as it gets into my fine lines but this one seems to work quite nicely. I’m still on the prowl for a good high coverage foundation that will give me a nice dewy look, not have my fine lines show up and can be long wearing. I don’t ask for much, do I? hehe

  5. December 14, 2010 at 8:43 am ·

    I have a hard time with foundation – it either breaks me out, makes me super shiny/oily, looks fake, or some combination of the above. I like how Bobbi Brown’s skin foundation looks on me, but it’s a little too moisturizing. Ditto Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. Chanel Mat Lumiere felt nice but looked too heavy on. *sigh*. Still trying!

  6. December 15, 2010 at 4:35 am ·

    Hi, Kari. I know it takes some time, but I solve this problem by mixing foundations. Too moisturizing + too drying / too dark + too light / too much coverage + too sheer. It may sound more complicated but in fact I find it easier and more effective than too keep the endless search and be frustrated time after time. And this is the way I get what I want. 😉

    Thank you for the review

  7. December 17, 2010 at 9:36 pm ·

    Nice post Kari!
    I think it’s one of the best things we do…tell the truth!

    You know I finally tried Armani’s foundation and I do like it quite a bit. It faltered for me when the temperature dropped. Coupled with bronzing powder, my skin felt matte and tight.

    I have fallen in love with Kimara Ahnert’s products (www.Kimara.com) Her foundation is very light weight and feels almost like a tinted moisturizer. I am using Natural Glow and love the finish. It gives me dewey coverage and a pop of warmth, so I can bypass the bronzer.

    Glad we are all in the same boat Girls!

  8. flyavsted
    December 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm ·

    I love very thin constistence, but pigmented foundations for a full coverage as my face tends to go red and it is oily – so I love Dior (the first and only Dior foundation I like) Forever. I use shade 22. I also love Helena Rubenstein Colour Clone in Shell. Both of these have lots of pigment and go on really thin. The Dior one is kind of scented and I have to be careful about applying it around my eyes as they are kind of sensitive. I work as a nurse in a hospital and often have to use a surgical mask and the wonderful thing about Diors foundation is that it is still there after using surgical masks a countless times 😉 I love that!! I do not have to bring it with me in the purse because I know it stays on all day <3 That is foundation love 😉

  9. Simone
    December 19, 2010 at 6:59 pm ·

    I have the same problems finding the perfect foundation that you do! Thanks for your honest review of these 4 foundations-especially your opinion of Laura Mercier-the most expensive one! I might bite the bullet and buy the really expensive Armani foundation that a lot of beauty bloggers are raving about. If you have any feedback about the Armani foundations, please share.

  10. Antoinette O'Reilly
    December 21, 2010 at 11:12 am ·

    I have some make-up artist friends, and they always stress a few tips.

    – you need a great moisturizer to start. I’d agree. It helps the finish of the foundation. I have been using CoverGirl Clean for years! It does smell a bit like Noxema, but it’s a scent that I find comforting by now!

    – only put the foundation on the areas that you need! it shouldn’t be a mask. I use it blended on my nose, eyes (to prime) and over the cheek bones. I used to use it everywhere, but it’s not needed. I also used to wear it to hide dark circles, but a good eye cream will deal with that.

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