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Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:00 am      Reply with quote
I like the MMU products, but is there a liquid makeup that is great for oily skin that tends to breakout and great to cover pores? I would love to have a tinted moisterizer or some type of liquid that could work as well as MMU.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:01 am      Reply with quote
the laura mercier oil free tinted moisturizer is has great coverage, blends well, and won't break you out, but is pricey. I have the tendency to break out and I use the regular formula and even that doesn't break me out - the oil in it is castor oil I believe.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:50 am      Reply with quote
Waffle Laura mercier is a bit expensive but lasts for ages and if you use the primer the moisturiser lasts even longer
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:53 pm      Reply with quote
Lola Moroney wrote:
Waffle Laura mercier is a bit expensive but lasts for ages and if you use the primer the moisturiser lasts even longer


I use it 6 -7 days a week and a tube lasts me 6 months, so I do think it's worth it, but it $40 does look like a lot when you're comparing it to other brands.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:05 pm      Reply with quote
Yeah I recommend Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer too. It lasts forever!

But I actually use it on my "drier" days rather than my oily days. The MMU (powder foundation) + MAC Prep + Prime works so much better for me on oily days.

I heard Estee Lauder Double Wear is pretty good too. Friends who've tried it said the look becomes even more natural after your skin gets a bit oilier than first applied. But I haven't tried it myself since I'm not the adventurous kind and prefer to finish one before moving on to another.... :P

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Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:10 pm      Reply with quote
sweetreat wrote:
Yeah I recommend Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer too. It lasts forever!

But I actually use it on my "drier" days rather than my oily days. The MMU (powder foundation) + MAC Prep + Prime works so much better for me on oily days.

I heard Estee Lauder Double Wear is pretty good too. Friends who've tried it said the look becomes even more natural after your skin gets a bit oilier than first applied. But I haven't tried it myself since I'm not the adventurous kind and prefer to finish one before moving on to another.... :P


Estee Lauder is in general better for drier skin, and so I'm scared to try their TM because I'm so delighted that the LM doesn't make me break out --
I think the LM really is best for normal and combo skin because people tend to really dislike it if they have especially dry or oily skin. I have dryish skin in the winter so I put on a moisturizer first, but in summer I can wear it alone.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:22 pm      Reply with quote
Have you tried Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals? That may be a good alternative for you.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:41 pm      Reply with quote
I was going to suggest http://www.illuminarecosmetics.com . Sort of creamy consistency and the samples are very generous.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:12 pm      Reply with quote
Has anyone tried Illuminare? Their web site looks interesting. Thanks all!
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:03 am      Reply with quote
I tried Illuminare before going to JI. I got the sample pack in the lightest shades, that had all 3 formulations. Nice quality products, but at the time I ordered, I was not sure of all of the ingredients in the foundations an that was a concern to me. Gave good coverage, but I had to use it several times to figure out the right amount to use.
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 7:19 am      Reply with quote
divalovesmusic wrote:
Has anyone tried Illuminare? Their web site looks interesting. Thanks all!


I tried Illuminaire when it first came out. I didn't really like the foundation. It gave excellent coverage, but I didn't like the way it felt on my skin; it felt heavier than MMU powders. I did like the eyeshadows though. I still use Latte, which makes an excellent base that lasts all day.
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Fri Feb 09, 2007 8:26 am      Reply with quote
Thanks. I think I'll try Jane Iredale Liquid. The ingredients just seem very pure and I've tried JL products before. Worried that the MMU just emphasized fine lines.
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