The Vine: August 1, 2008
This might be a good question for the readers.I'm looking for new foundation.I'm currently using Prescriptives and I like the lightweight coverage, but I don't like how it feels after a few hours.I've seen ads for lots of different foundations that claim to feel light and silky all day long, but I was wondering if you (or the readers) had any suggestions based on actual experience. I do have somewhat oily skin, but there's got to be something out there that will work.
Does not want to feel slimy at 2 PM
I've had good luck with Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhancer 20; it's actually my regular "make-up" although it's packaged as a tinted moisturizer.I put it on over my regular facial sunscreen, and it's not too oily (I have T-zone skin).
The bad news is that 1) "not too oily" is, at least in the summertime, about as good as you can expect, so get some blotting papers and try to spin it to yourself as a "glow"; and 2) what works for me is not necessarily going to work for you, so you often have to buy a few things and try them, or have the Sephora consultants let you come in a few times and see what works and what doesn't.Wing and Alli both swear by a certain make-up that looks fantastic and natural on them but turned me into a consumptive drag queen; you just have to keep getting makeovers at Macy's (or borrowing your sister-in-law's shit; whatever works) until you find a good product.
The good news is that the readers love to talk make-up.Readers?
Here's a question for your readers that has me stumped. I am the whitest girl who ever whited and I have ALREADY been burned TWICE in the last three weeks while wearing SPF 30 sunscreen. I am happy to slather on 45 or higher if I can find some that a) doesn't smell like "the beach" and b) is not super-sticky once applied.
Ideally I'd like something that has no fragrance at all and is made to stay on, while not being so tacky as to have cat hair adhere to it once it's on my body. I can be fine with a bit of fragrance, I just don't want to smell like Coppertone 24/7. I use Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch SPF 55 on my face, and it has a perfect finish but it's a bit pricey to be slathering all over me once or twice a day.
I'm happy buying online as well as at my local chain so anything goes as long as it works!Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Lobster is NOT the new black
I use a jumbo bottle of…some off-brand shteez from CVS that was on sale the last time I ran out of sunscreen."No-Ad"?I think that's the name of it.It has some coconut overtones to it, but after half a dozen molectomies to the tune of a hundred stitches total, I kind of don't give a shit what it smells like. "Now in durian scent!"Fine.Whatever keeps the scalpel away from me.
But for a while, I used Coppertone Sport 50, which smelled a little beachy going on, but didn't smell like anything afterwards.And the Neutrogena spray-on sunscreens don't smell beachy and go on quite dry (but there is a chemical odor during the spraying, and I didn't feel confident about the coverage, so I stopped using it).I can't recall how high up in SPF that stuff goes; I think you can get the Coppertone Sport in an SPF even higher than 50, but I've found that, once you get into 65 or 70 range, the lotion doesn't go on very easily because it's too thick and spackly.
Readers, we need a high-SPF lotion priced for all-over use that doesn't smell like a piÃ±a colada.
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