I have Bare Minerals now, and it's ok, it seems like I have to put a ton on and it doesn't work as magically as they make it seem. I have an oily T zone, so I think it absorbs, but a liquid foundation is also too greasy for me! I have post acne marks I need to cover up. My Bare Minerals is almost out, and I think I want to try one of the ones at Whole Foods. I think they have Dr. Haushuska (I'm not even going to pretend that's the name!) and one other brand. Has anyone tried these? Do they work any better than regular stuff? Suggestions? Would prefer not to spend too much, as they don't last long.
Also, at work I am in a hot environment with occasional steam, and my makeup just seems to melt off my face and I feel so gross! So anything with good staying power, or if there are any natural makeup fixative sprays/primers?
Try the "Tarte" brand found at Sephora. They have really good foundations but their tinted moisturizers provide great coverage and are like a lightweight foundation. Aveda is great too!! http://veganamericanprincess.com
Dr. Hauschka liquid foundation is one of my favorites - but its not for everyone. First, its pretty expensive, and not vegan (beeswax). It means what it says on the label - "TRANSLUCENT foundation" - it is very sheer, and also probably not best for oilier skin. My skin is dry and doesn't need a lot of coverage, so its great for me. Their powder is just setting powder - very sheer and not meant to be foundation. Lately I have also really been loving Ecco Bella Flowercolor Foundation. This one is vegan, has SPF, and is a little less sheer. My skin actually feels smoother and better after wearing it. Again its liquid - their powder is heavier and could work as light foundation though. I have worn Tarte products before, and they are good, but a little less "natural". I used to like Aveda too but their parent company (Estee Lauder) recently started animal testing again, so that makes them a "no" for me. They do definitely have some good products, but again a little less natural.
If you really like the powder foundations, you might try some samples from Alima - its a little heavier coverage, I think, than Bare Minerals, and less ingredients. ZuZu Luxe powder foundation (also their liquid) are VERY nice as well - you can often find ZuZu at Whole Foods. There are some recipes floating around online for some makeup fixatives using easy ingredients like vegetable glycerin which I've heard good things about...
You should really try Urban Decay's new Naked liquid foundation. First, it's an incredible foundation; it covers everything but feels and looks really light (doesn't leave any film on the skin, won't rub off but will wash off easily, doesn't sit on the skin). Second, the brand is completely cruelty-free and vegan. It's a little expensive but it has a ton of the stuff in the bottle and it only takes a little to cover your whole face. It's a demi-matte finish which is super flattering on everyone (esp. if you're at all like me with a little bit of acne scarring on my cheek). You can get it at Sephora. I think it's significantly better than any of the makeup I've gotten at Whole Foods. UD is a really top-notch and ethical company.
Want makeup that is flawless and weightless for 24 perfect hours? Revlon Colorstay is the best natural foundation is the best it Specially formulated for combination or oily skin, this oil-free formula helps control shine all day and gives you flawless looking skin.
I use Lush's Colour Supplement, along with their Emotional Brilliance Translucent powder. The powder is incredible.....looks okay after you first put it on, but after a minute or so, it really "sets in", and makes your face look incredible.
i'm not sure if this is off topic but does anyone know of a vegan BB cream, i am too lazy for full foundation but am not the biggest fan of tinted moisturisers, so was wondering if anyone knew of a vegan bb cream?
The Urban Decay Naked is absolutely beautiful. Same for Face Atelier and Kett Hydro, although all three are quite pricey. ELF has a setting spray and last I checked all their products are vegan except certain brushes (although I read that on a blog so it's worth checking for yourself). Model in a Bottle and Skindinavia are both cruelty-free, I don't know if they're vegan. One site I love is http://whiterabbitbeauty.com/ - every single brand sold there is Leaping Bunny certified and you can sort for only vegan options.