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January 11, 2021 at 9:58 am #1000441Dear WendyKeymaster
LadyE, I don’t wear liquid foundation either. I have some – the same bottle I’ve had for years, which is probably gross, and I put it on maybe twice a year and always hate it. I do wear liquid concealer under my eyes though pretty much daily.January 11, 2021 at 10:07 am #1000450ktfranParticipant
I don’t wear liquid foundation either. I do use Keihl’s BB cream which seems sufficient for me. And like Wendy, I have an undereye concealer that I’ll use, but I pretty much haven’t while working from home.
And also yes, I totally get where you’re coming from on the baby front @LadyE. Especially now. I did feel bad for those who got pregnant pre-pandemic because they had no idea what was coming. But now, sure, get pregnant because I also don’t think you should put your life on hold forever!! However… you know what you’re getting into so you don’t need to complain to the world.
January 11, 2021 at 10:34 am #1000472veritek33Participant
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@LadyE we got pregnant on purpose during the pandemic – but we knew going into it that it would be a different experience. Being 36 we just didn’t feel right putting it off. I’ve had to wear a mask and get a temp check at each appointment – not a big deal. And luckily our hospital allows my husband to come to appointments with me, so he came to both ultrasounds and the first appointment. I will be delivering at a women’s and children’s hospital so there are no covid patients there but they still take all the precautions.
The only thing I’m a little sad about is we won’t get a traditional baby shower but we’ve already bought the main things we need so it’s not a huge deal – again, we knew going into this that things would be different (we learned quite a bit from our wedding experience).
And personally I’m happy about the visitor policy because I don’t want anyone to come see us in the hospital. I’ll be very happy with just myself, MofV and Baby of Veritek for a day or two.
So yeah, I’m not a huge fan of the women complaining about the differences in these experiences if they got pregnant on purpose like we did.January 11, 2021 at 10:45 am #1000480
I can’t recall how much the It Cosmetics one costs, but it’s way more than $14. It tends to last me a long time since I need very little product, so I haven’t minded the higher price point. I can tell I’m near the end of this one and will try the ELF one when I run out.
@TheLadyE Why would that be bad? I started using foundation as a teenager because, as I mentioned some pages back, I used to have persistent acne that made me very self-conscious. Back then, I used it as a shield. I used to dread the first time a guy would see me without makeup. I’ll go out into the world bare faced as an adult, which I never would’ve done when I was younger. I don’t have acne anymore, but I also wasn’t blessed with awesome skin and I like using something to even out my skin tone. Sometimes that’s a CC cream, sometimes it’s a foundation. I have different products that I like for different occasions. I hate the feeling of anything heavy on my face, so I find the products that work for me. Anyway, if you don’t like or want to wear foundation, don’t. It’s fine. Who cares?
Also, I have quite a few pregnant friends right now, but zero are complaining.January 11, 2021 at 11:13 am #1000502LisforLeslieGuest
Liquid foundation used to be really heavy but newer formulations use more silicas than oils. I find that stick foundation really settles into my pores and is more obvious than a more cream/liquid foundation.
I have very oily skin and use Dr. Jart BB cream, which I like, but it’s a wee bit too yellow for my blotchy pink skin. I keep trying new brands hoping to find the right pink, but often they are just too heavy – I’m not contouring for IG, I just need to even out the blotchiness.January 11, 2021 at 11:44 am #1000526
I’ve used the Dr. Jart BB cream but didn’t like it. It offered good coverage, but the formulation was thick and felt heavy on my face. I didn’t like the color, either. This was like six year ago maybe and if I recall correctly, it was one of those products that advertised itself as a universal shade that would match your skin. But I’d put it on and look pale, pasty, sickly. I remember always thinking to myself that I looked dead when I put it on. Maybe the formulation has changed since then, but I didn’t repurchase and doubt I even finished the tube.January 11, 2021 at 12:29 pm #1000565hfantodsParticipant
I was using It Cosmetics CC cream. I don’t think I’ve touched it since March. I still use liquid concealer. Even after coming back to the office, I haven’t used the CC cream. Would try the Elf one once I use up my It Cosmetics one some day…January 11, 2021 at 3:30 pm #1000712TheLadyEGuest
This all makes me feel better! I thought I was the only woman ever who has never used any liquid foundation or even really concealer. I LOVE makeup and wear a full face to go out/perform/when we were in the office, I just don’t wear that.
And now I am reminded that I need to wash my makeup brushes tonight.
Btw Kate, I ordered retinol cream and vitamin C serum! 🙂
I have powdered collagen and just need to get better about forcing myself to drink it every day. Alas.January 11, 2021 at 3:58 pm #1000739KateKeymaster
I don’t wear foundation either but I have always liked something light on my face to even everything out, give me a little color. BB creams are nice.
I have some undereye stuff and a little light sun damage that I like to cover up with concealer.January 11, 2021 at 4:25 pm #1000762AngeGuest
I’m an oily betch so I’ve never been able to make the various BB/CC creams work for me which has always annoyed me as I think they look better as you age. For day to day I think a powder is a great option. If you want to make it look SUPER natural a setting spray over the top tamps it down and gives it a really smooth, skin like quality.January 12, 2021 at 10:34 am #1001624
I always thought I was in a minority of women who did use foundation often. My mom and probably most of my friends aren’t full-face-of-makeup people. But again, who cares? It’s my face. I’ve seen women camping or on hiking trails with full faces of make-up. I’ve seen women mostly bare faced at weddings. This is very much a “you do you” area of life.
I need to do a big make-up purge to get rid of everything that’s either expired or that I never reach for.January 12, 2021 at 10:43 am #1001634LisforLeslieGuest
I don’t leave the house without some sort of makeup but with mask life – the most I’ll put on is concealer. The last time I put on full face makeup was for a 20th reunion zoom in December. Lipstick too!