I use Arbonne as well.
Amazing stuff and it last ages.
Im not sure where you are but im happy to forward my arbonne consultant details on if your interested she is AMAZING
My recommendations for what they're worth...
1. Chanel vitalumiere Aqua. Has great beige tones which removes redness. Light as air. Lovely natural finish. Not great for super oily skin but fine for combo with a little setting powder on the T. Around $90 AUD.
Comes in liquid or compact versions. Also comes in a matte version.
2. Armani Luminous Silk. Again it's lightweight and good redness coverage but doesn't sink into fine lines. Pretty exy too but worth it if you can get good colour match
3. Estée Lauder Double Wear Light - the usual double wear is too heavy I think from what you've said. Great staying power, good coverage, not too heavy.
Not bad price - around $60 I think.
The only downside for me is that my tube oxidised quite a bit on me after only a month of use. It might have been old stock. Was ok when I had a tan but not in winter when I'm almost clear!
And the winner is...
4. Bourjois healthy mix or healthy mix serum. From what I understand, this is made by the same company as Chanel. Is pretty similar to the now discontinued Chanel pro lumiere which was awesome.
Limited colour range but neutral undertones so it works on lots of skin tones.
And you can get it at some pricelines and other places that sell bourjois.
Lightweight, natural finish. Fine on combo skins. May need a setting powder if yo have an oily T.
Won't catch drier areas of your skin as it has skincare ingredients.
And... Not high end so if you decide it doesn't work for you, you haven't wasted all your money!
Seriously invest in some good brushes! You'll never go back.
Sigma flat top kubuki (I think it's F80 or some number like that) is the best foundation brush I've ever used.
Mac eye brushes are still awesome! 217 (blender) and 219 (pencil) and 239 (flat eyeshadow for patting on colour) are great! Add 224 (fluffy blending brush) if you feel like it!
I'm so excited to be talking about make up again I'm going to need a lie down!
I buy Napoleon NP Set from Myer. I only buy it when its 25% off (which is often). I use 2 products, a primer and a foundation. I also use a Natio Cream Stick blush which gives a lovely dewy glow. I am in my 40's and hate thick matte foundations.
http://npsetcosmetics.com/aus/pre-fo...on-primer.html (this is a sparkly pink for under foundation, however sometimes I just mix it with the foundation).
Another vote for nude by nature here.
Its mineral powder, its light and doesnt make my face feel clogged up
Nude by nature is my choice too.
I use a clinique one that I love. Dunno what its called - but its lovely
Sheer genius is the other one I have, both great products!
Love MAC studio fix, great coverage and not too badly priced. MAC girls are usually around to help too
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