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    Quote Originally Posted by sagehen View Post
    Original Rich Ginger was an intensity 6 (6W1), whereas the new one is intensity 5. The original one (along with 6W2 Spice) gave more coverage as well, and it was a better shade match. The new Rich Ginger is too light / ashy, and none of the current intensity 6 shades (Sandalwood, Rich Mahogany nor Truffle) are color matches for me. All too dark. There is a huge jump between intensity 5 (too light or too red) and 6 (too dark, and every one too red on) in the Double Wear now, it seems. I was lucky enough to snag one of the pro sizes of the original Rich Ginger 6W1 on evilbay, so I am set for awhile.
    You're so lucky!!! I'm struggling with Bronze, Rich Ginger, and Rich Caramel. I have all 3 samples and there's always that "something isn't just quite right" feeling. I really love the long wearing properties in this foundation, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskita007 View Post
    You're so lucky!!! I'm struggling with Bronze, Rich Ginger, and Rich Caramel. I have all 3 samples and there's always that "something isn't just quite right" feeling. I really love the long wearing properties in this foundation, though!
    I completely understand the "something's not right" feeling with the current ELDW shades. You may have tried mixing foundations (I used a darker, liquidy foundation with more golden undertones to correct the ELDW in Rich Caramel) but have you tried using a water based corrector, like MUFE? If you can find one with the right depth of color but is too red, there is a yellow water-based corrector that might help. I love the long-wearing properties too, but I have moved on to KvD Lock-It foundation. I finally found a shade in the new shades released last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mskita007 View Post
    You're so lucky!!! I'm struggling with Bronze, Rich Ginger, and Rich Caramel. I have all 3 samples and there's always that "something isn't just quite right" feeling. I really love the long wearing properties in this foundation, though!
    I don't have a match in the ELDW range either. And I refuse to mix foundations. Welp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinkle_Twinkle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mskita007 View Post
    You're so lucky!!! I'm struggling with Bronze, Rich Ginger, and Rich Caramel. I have all 3 samples and there's always that "something isn't just quite right" feeling. I really love the long wearing properties in this foundation, though!
    I don't have a match in the ELDW range either. And I refuse to mix foundations. Welp.
    same

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    I've been reading through all the comments and seeing all the different skin tones amongst us. I'd like to share something with all you lovelies. I returned to the UK in 1988 from Saudi Arabia (our work contract was completed). I have an olive complexion and at that time there was not "skin match" service so my foundation ALWAYS looked wrong. Now I am 71 and the joy of being able to choose from a range of foundations that actually match my skin color is fantastic!

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    Mostly I wear Maybelline bb cream.

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    Exoticaspanish - Thank you for a very informative post. I have olive skin and the best foundation I have found is good old Boots #7 using their Match Made Service - Stay Perfect Foundation either Wheat or Warm Sand. I understand that Boots is now owned by Walgreens so you all should be able to find it in the States. This is the only foundation that I use and I do not use any powder, just blusher and mascara. Fairly reasonably priced and a little goes a very long way.

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    I agree. I refuse to spend double the money to mix anything. I have found my perfect shade in the Double Wear Light formula, Intensity 5. It's perfect and has the right amount of yellow undertones for me. Finally!!!!

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    I have dry skin, so one of my biggest challenges in regards to foundation application is avoiding that cakey/powdery look. My favourite way of applying foundations is using my BeautyBlender, since it reintroduces some moisture onto my skin and applies my foundation in light layers. It does absorb a lot of product, but it helps my foundation look as natural as possible. I find that brushes tend to highlight my flakes too much due to the individual bristles itself in combination with the buffing motion, so I find using a BB-type sponge avoids that altogether. I personally don't like how I have to take extra time to blend out streaks with brushes too.
    Right now I've been really loving the Too Faced Born This Way foundation, which is awesome for dry skin but anyone with oil should avoid it since the lasting power sucks. My dry skin has really been loving the MUFE Ultra HD Stick too! An oldie but goodie is also the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum, which to me is one of THE best foundations on the market right now IMO. I've had oily-combo skin before due to crazy teenage hormones (but I'm 19 now, thank god) and it was one of the only foundations that truly stayed on my skin without looking too heavy/

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    I don't normally wear foundation, is how a lot of us preface our foundation picks, as though the skin-perfecting staple comes with a health warning.
    For me, a foundation-free face means skin that ranges from hot flash to fluish, so I totally wear it.

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    Glad someone bumped this thread (welcome Beatrice)...I have been getting compliments on my combo of the Black Radiance Mousse Foundation in Toffee, set with C8 Studio Fix powder. This was done in a pinch on a day I was in a rush but it worked out well so I have been doing it for a couple weeks now.

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    I need to check out this black radiance mouse foundation.
    Starting to hunt for Blazing Haute. This will be the first blush I've ever hit pan on.

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    I go between MAC Face & Body (C7) and MAC Studio Waterweight (NC45). I'm almost out of my F&B and am planning to get the MAC Next to Nothing Face Color.

    When I want some type of coverage but don't want to wear foundation, I will cover dark spots with MAC Pro Longwear in NC45 and use a mix of NC45 and NW35 under the eye. I then use MSFN in Dark.
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    Now I am wearing Dior Forever Foundation in shade 041 Ochre. It's perfect for me. They have also added many colors to this foundation. I recommend everyone to try it.

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    Good to know about the Dior, I'll try it now.
    Starting to hunt for Blazing Haute. This will be the first blush I've ever hit pan on.

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    Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in 5.75 Golden Honey
    MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation in NC44
    MAC Pro Longwear Pressed Powder in Dark Golden
    MAC - NC44
    Bobbi Brown - Warm Honey 5.5, Golden Honey 5.75
    Estee Lauder - 4.0, 4W2

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prettypackages View Post
    Good to know about the Dior, I'll try it now.
    just wondering if you tried the Dior foundation and if so what shade?

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    Hi lovely people I need some advice. I'm currently using mac nc45 foundation and powder but am experiencing a problem when I first put it on the color is a perfect match but after some time I look dark and muddy should I change my brand all together or change my colour. I'm really confused dont know if i should opt for a lighter shade or move to another brand please help me.

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    Which MAC foundation are you using?
    NARS SG Siberia(ish) & RCC Chantilly; Kevyn Aucoin SSE in SX01; ABH Stick Foundation in Porcelain; circa NC10/NW13/NC15 in MAC intensity. Oily t-zone.
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    I am still testing the KVD Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Deep 76 Warm. I can't decide if I like this foundation because it settles in my lines. It's also kinda heavy and like most other foundations, doesn't hold up well on my really oily nose. Today I am trying it with her primer and it seems worse.

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    Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation helps minimize the appearance of pores and imperfections, giving skin a smoother, more flawless look and finish.

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    I'm not sure if I've answered before but my current Holy Grail foundation is the NARS Sheer Glow in Trinidad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevoleen View Post
    Hi lovely people I need some advice. I'm currently using mac nc45 foundation and powder but am experiencing a problem when I first put it on the color is a perfect match but after some time I look dark and muddy should I change my brand all together or change my colour. I'm really confused dont know if i should opt for a lighter shade or move to another brand please help me.
    Try Dior forever foundation. They have added many colors. My he is ochre 41.

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    Is anyone in the NC50 / C8 range wearing any of the WnW Photofocus Foundations? If so, can I get a shade rec? The recommendations of findation and on the WnW website were a disaster.

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    Right now I am juggling between CoverGirl Queen 3-in-1, Lancome teinte Idole, and Mac Matchmaster.

    I recently purchased some random Beauty Supply store makeup and am excited to try them lol Have you guys heard of a brand called Ruby Kisses?

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    I am a working women and I use foundation cream occasionally. For the natural glowing i use Maybelline BB cream daily.

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    I prefer Vichy Max Factor. It has physical effects and properties

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    My skin is oily and sensitive, so I use Nars Velvet Matte Foundation.

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    Can you tell us more? I have been curious about that foundation. What shade do you wear? Do you find it long-wearing? Transfer proof? And welcome to Specktra.
    Quote Originally Posted by Angelina View Post
    My skin is oily and sensitive, so I use Nars Velvet Matte Foundation.

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    I'm using KISS aqua beauty balm in Medium from any beauty supply store

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