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BEST & WORST FOUNDATIONS FOR ASIAN WOMEN
(Updated Tuesday, Apr 1, 2008, 04:17:50 PM to reflect the 100 most recent valid responses.)

What is the worst foundation error committed by Asian women?
Too white | 31%
Too pink | 34%
Too orange | 29%
Too dark | 6%

Which brand of foundation works best on Asian women?
Estee Lauder | 10%
Lancome | 9%
Prescriptives | 8%
Awake | 2%
Other | 71%

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I personally like Bobbi Brown foundation, it seems to match my Philippine complexion. It's a little on the expensive side, but when it comes to make-up, I guess it's worth it.
April Pascual april_pascual@hotmail.com    Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 14:43:16 (PST)    [67.234.14.116]
i used to use a clinique foundation that i bought at a korean department store in seoul. my brother went there regularly so i'd make him get me make-up. he doesn't anymore so i bought the same shade/line of clinique here in the u.s. but the tone was too pinkish.

so now, i use foundation from Stila. i i use the oil free liquid foundation in a "b" or "c" shade. i believe this line of Stila foundation is all YELLOW-based.
i get my foundation from Sephora (cosemetic emporium in nyc and bigger cities or www.sephora.com) but it's pretty expensive: about $32 for a 1 fl. oz.

one bottle lasts me 7-8 months, i'd say but my make-up usage is on the lighter side. the coverage isn't too heavy and i'm happy with it.

shisedo products are great but they're pretty damn expensive.
good foundation brand    Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 19:18:18 (PST)    [216.138.178.85]
I would love to try Korean foundation. But sometimes I see that some korean girls' foundation look a little too thick. Is that because some of them have heavy hands? I would like to pick some natural foundations.
Question    Friday, December 20, 2002 at 05:55:33 (PST)    [65.213.127.33]
i agree with lorien. i only use korean foundations on my brides. they complement asian skin tones the best.
Julie/makeup artist laij_2000@yahoo.com    Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 21:37:52 (PST)    [140.251.117.183]
I have yet to find a foundation that works well. I'm half Japanese, half caucasion, and all the drugstore foundatins are too cheap. I've tried zhen, but the bamboo shade is too light, and the next shade, almond, is too dark. It could work well for asians with those skin tones, but there are only a few shades to choose from. I swear by cover girl's taupe tapestry eye shadow, and their "black" eye slick shadow...use it as a liner it works wonders. I just wish there was a cheap drugstore brand of foundation out there for asian women!
Hapa Haole in WA    Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 10:23:48 (PST)    [140.142.180.46]
Has anyone tried out Amore Laneige Airlight Foundation Matte?
Need Help    Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 20:38:03 (PST)    [63.20.240.39]
Has anyone used the Neutrogena Skin Clearing make up line? Does it clog pores and does it actually work? I am sketchy about buying makeup from drugstores too. Anyone with experience, pls advise.
foundation    Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 19:59:25 (PST)    [63.20.240.39]
As there are several fellow girls had great luck with Laneige foundations, I feel like to recommend some more Korean Cosmetic lines to you.

Laneige is not so Fancy a brand as Shiseido in Korea. It's not at all the cheapest but kinda resonabley priced line. There are several other brands with similar concepts and target. Calli, Planer, Nadri, Isa Knox, Lacvert, etc.

All of them have their own faults but generally they are superb. Especially in foundations and powders(also powder foundations), their color selections are much better than major high-end department brands. Basically yellow based and non comedogenic.

The major drawback is they are not very easy to buy in the states. If you have a Korean Market around you, there's no problem.

Amore, Hankook, DeBon, Hanbul, etc. are Korean brands you might look at.

Good luck with your search for 'the foundation for you'.
lorien    Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 10:20:01 (PST)    [66.27.112.143]

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