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Makeup advice?


AllyKatzen
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Hi ^^ So I've always had a lot of trouble finding good makeup


and I'm hoping to ask the littles/middles abouts stuff.


I'm a ginger and finding a foundation that isn't orange toned seems impossible!


There's lots of pale foundations out there, but I haven't found one suits gingers


 


Any advice would be so so welcome.  Thankies!


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I don't know much about make up but I know that Kat Von D sells really pale foundation as my skin is very pale. Sorry if I am not much of a help.

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Well first you should figure out your undertone so that way you'll know what foundation to get so it's not orangey or whatnot. I don't know a whole lot about foundation because I don't use it (I love my freckles too much!) but there's a way to figure out your undertones with your veins in your wrists so Google that, and then when you've figured it out Google 'foundation for _____ undertones' and from then on I'm afraid it's trial and error. 

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Guest Princessaj

HI BOW Kitten BOW, I was born a ginger and have very light skin with lots of freckles. I turned grey when I was 21 and have colored my hair a golden blonde ever since. People say that my hair looks strawberry.

 

I have always struggled with make-up as it always turns orange cast, even nail polish. In the last year ish my sister, who got the brunette and darker tone from my father's side, was a Mary Kay representative. She gave me the MK's timewise luminous-wear liquid foundation in Ivory 3. It comes in a 1 oz tube. Depending on where you live you can find a local MK representative through their website. I also found some on ebay.com it should be about $7. US. You don't need to use very much as it spreads nicely as you work it into the skin. It may look light when you first put it on, but when blending it in, you will see that it normalizes. I also have sensitive skin and to fragrance in cosmetics drives me mad. This one is great.

 

I find that for the rest of my face,

 

-I used a contouring powder which I had to practice on a lot, but found that youtube is full of really great tutorials. It is truly an art that can be achieved with practice. Lancome Blush Subtil Shimmer Mocha Havana. Expensive, lasts forever, gift from former Daddy. I also sweep it across my eye lids as eye shadow.

 

-I use a mascara that is a miracle worker as without it, my lashes are very light. Makes a huge difference, but is not at all looking "made-up." Also, does not clump. Lancome Definicils Black. Expensive, but well worth it as it lasts a long time.

 

-Lipsticks...I am all over the place having different colors as favorites which I am presently in a Barbie pink trend. I could not find it anywhere at all as all the colors now no matter the season and I say this with the most respect are best for Asian, Latina and Black skin. I actually accidentally found a perfect pink at the 99 cent store from a Walgreen clearance..believe it or not there was no brand name. I bought the 3 I could find digging my way through the bins. I looked at designer brands prices across the board and hello for 99 cents I am a very happy girl. I do wear blue reds when I want a pop. I also do like bright darker pinks too, fuchsias. It all depends on your mood. I am sorta in a matte trend and find coloupop.com to be great long lasting for about $6.

 

-I go without blush, but you should try some for fun if you want. When I do wear it, I go with a fresh pink tone. So many colors go orange or muddy on my, our color skin, so be mindful of that.

 

-Eye shadow, again all over the place. I have hazel to blue eyes and will wear the nudes, browns, blues, purples, pinks

 

-Not into eyeliner because it always runs down my face even if I try waterproof. If you want to, I think any color is fine for our skin tone.

 

A great way to experiment is to go to a department store and ask for a free application session. Yes, as a former sales gal, it is really nice to buy something. You can also ask for samples. Mary Kay reps will also do applications. But the very best thing ever is youtube make-up tutorials. I can watch them all day long.

 

I hope that helps. Please feel free to ask me anything. Blessings, Princess

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You can buy foundations with different undertones from BareMinerals where they offer the skin colour matching service - a lot of other companies do this too where they just scan your skin and it tells you what foundation fits you exactly. I've had quite a few foundations and a lot of them don't really match skin colour properly (sometimes the sales assistants are no help either!) so I suggest going to a few stores and trying to get matched plus doing it online yourself ^^ 

 

https://www.bareminerals.co.uk/shade-finder/

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Guest Daddyskitten65
If you have a Sephora near they are a huge help. They carry a ton of make up lines and will work with you until you find the right one. I usually try to find someone working that has a look I like or similar tones then I figure they'll know what it's like for me.
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If you have a Sephora near they are a huge help. They carry a ton of make up lines and will work with you until you find the right one. I usually try to find someone working that has a look I like or similar tones then I figure they'll know what it's like for me.

Yes so true! Sephora will even use this little device to see what shade you are closest to. For me, I'm a light olive color with normal/dry skin so i can't give you a specific shade to get.. but if you like natural looking makeup and have the same skin type, this is what I like to use:

 

1) Physicians Formula (Light Coverage)

- Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin CC Cream SPF 20

2) Too Faced (Medium Coverage)

- Born This Way

3) Estée Lauder (Medium/Full Coverage)

- Double Wear

 

Estée Lauder has a wide range of shades so maybe you should check them out first.. It is my current foundation and I love it so much. It lasts all day and looks like you just put it on hours later if you use the right steps before putting it on... what I do is I moisturize and put some oil on my face since I'm dry.. then I put on sun screen (which helps lock on makeup), and then I put on this primer I got from china lol. I don't know what it's called I forgot. But, my makeup looks so flawless afterwards!!!! Best part is it does not feel cakey unless you build it up to be cakey.

 

Hope this helps!

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Oh! Also.. you can ask for samples so what I would do is just get samples of the brands you want to try. See which you like best. Usually they give you enough to last two weeks (if you don't cake it on).
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Guest BeegeeBirdy
It might be worth it to try some Asian makeup brands, over the years I've noticed how orange/yellow popular brand foundations can be when trying to accommodate some skin tones. There is an app called memebox (It has nothing to do with memes) that has a good selection of makeup brands that are paler with pink undertones, and have good coverage. My personal favorite is a brand called AprilSkin, while there might not be as wide of a range of skin tones it's worked the best for me so far.
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I just recently found that dermacol is an amazing foundation with full coverage. Amazon has it for like $16. I love it. It's hard to find a good foundation that isn't way to expensive.
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Guest Volkmane1985

I know I'm a guy and don't know much about makeup but you could go to a department store that has a makeup section.  Ask one of the girls working there for help?

 

Just as an alternative way of finding out, the replies above ARE very helpful :)

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Not sure if you have Douglas but they have cards to help you figure out your skin tone. I found it very helpful. Got mine by ordering online though, not sure if they have them in store.
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Something that I do & I found work, is that when you go into the store, the bottles usually have a small part that shows the color of the product. What helps a bit with that i putting it up to your forearm & color matching. I put some on my arm, barely blending to show what I mean. Please ignore my sister's ugly curtains & my arm hair ^^' hope that helps!

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