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Elizabeth Pizarro
Posts: 5
Brooklyn, New York, US


In photoshoots I love to use the RCMA foundation but some how after I apply translucent or pressed powder and it looks a bit ashy/dry/ creased under the eyes and nose. The way I apply is with a foundation brush to contour the face and use a wet beauty blender to blend it away. After I apply the powder on tzones. At first I thought it was because I was using pharamacy powder but I have use Laura Mercier and Makeup Forever and the problem still exists. Anyone know what i'mdoing wrong or shall I move to other foundations?

Thank you MUAs!
Aug 22 12 03:38 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kim Y
Posts: 235
Los Angeles, California, US


Try Thinning the foundation out? What moisturizer are you using and what is your prep routine? Do you have to powder?
Aug 22 12 06:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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ArtistryImage
Posts: 2,706
Washington, District of Columbia, US


Kim Y wrote:
Try Thinning the foundation out? What moisturizer are you using and what is your prep routine? Do you have to powder?

+1  couldn't have said it better... prep is so important here, please allow a few minutes for the primer to soften this "challenge" area... while some say to use RCMA straight, I find thinning works also (in my humble estimation)...

while I totally love (read adore here) RCMA, TEMPTU S/B is virtually flawless in this scenario... find it to be highly crease resistant if carefully applied in thin feathered layers... another compelling reason why I use in on bridal looks...

Aug 22 12 06:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Diana JimenezMUA
Posts: 91
Brooklyn, New York, US


when i used RCMA, i applied it with cetaphil moisturizer and sprayed my beauty blender or foundation brush with lots of water.
Aug 22 12 08:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeth Pizarro
Posts: 5
Brooklyn, New York, US


I use Cetaphil Moisturizer as prep and then take a mini plastic spatula, get some of the cream foundation and warm it up a bit on my hand. Then apply as countour and blend it out with a wet beauty blender. I don't have to powder but sometimes it's a bit shiny for some models.
Aug 23 12 12:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kim Y
Posts: 235
Los Angeles, California, US


Elizabeth Pizarro wrote:
I use Cetaphil Moisturizer as prep and then take a mini plastic spatula, get some of the cream foundation and warm it up a bit on my hand. Then apply as countour and blend it out with a wet beauty blender. I don't have to powder but sometimes it's a bit shiny for some models.

you might be using too much for under eyes and nose crease... its highly pigmented. try blending out more or using less.

Try to blot only instead of powder.

and for the ashy- what skin tone are you working on?

Aug 23 12 03:33 pm  Link  Quote 
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Simire MUA
Posts: 91
London, England, United Kingdom


Diana JimenezMUA wrote:
when i used RCMA, i applied it with cetaphil moisturizer and sprayed my beauty blender or foundation brush with lots of water.

Will definately try this. I bought the shinto palette and found it to be a bit ashy on dark skin. I dont think my match was exact at the time and i didnt thin it down with moisturiser. (off to the shops for cetaphil)

Aug 23 12 03:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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Diana JimenezMUA
Posts: 91
Brooklyn, New York, US


Simire MUA wrote:

Will definately try this. I bought the shinto palette and found it to be a bit ashy on dark skin. I dont think my match was exact at the time and i didnt thin it down with moisturiser. (off to the shops for cetaphil)

the shinto was my staple!! i used it all the time, however for darker skin tones.
i would suggest mufe hd foundation or Mac's  face and body foundations. Photographs beautifully.

Aug 23 12 07:04 pm  Link  Quote 
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Simire MUA
Posts: 91
London, England, United Kingdom


Diana JimenezMUA wrote:

the shinto was my staple!! i used it all the time, however for darker skin tones.
i would suggest mufe hd foundation or Mac's  face and body foundations. Photographs beautifully.

Heard a lot about the MUFE HD foundation. What colours would you suggest as a starter?

Aug 24 12 08:43 am  Link  Quote 
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Elizabeth Pizarro
Posts: 5
Brooklyn, New York, US


It's ashy mostly on lighter skin tones believe it or not. By the way Thank you All for your answers. You guys been helpful smile
Aug 24 12 03:29 pm  Link  Quote 
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Diana JimenezMUA
Posts: 91
Brooklyn, New York, US


Simire MUA wrote:

Heard a lot about the MUFE HD foundation. What colours would you suggest as a starter?

110,153,178 and mix in between

Aug 25 12 10:33 am  Link  Quote 
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Kim Y
Posts: 235
Los Angeles, California, US


Simire MUA wrote:

Heard a lot about the MUFE HD foundation. What colours would you suggest as a starter?

i like

117, 115, 123, 128

Aug 25 12 10:55 am  Link  Quote 
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Mary
Posts: 7,118
Coronado, California, US


I use it with Makeup Forever as a thinner.... LOVE LOVE LOVE this combo.
Aug 25 12 09:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Simire MUA
Posts: 91
London, England, United Kingdom


Mary wrote:
I use it with Makeup Forever as a thinner.... LOVE LOVE LOVE this combo.

Thinner for MUFE foundation?

Aug 26 12 11:34 am  Link  Quote 
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Simire MUA
Posts: 91
London, England, United Kingdom


Thanks Kim and Diana, will look at these colours
Aug 26 12 11:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Mary
Posts: 7,118
Coronado, California, US


Simire MUA wrote:

Thinner for MUFE foundation?

No, a thinner for the RCMA...I combine them.

Aug 26 12 12:59 pm  Link  Quote 
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Simire MUA
Posts: 91
London, England, United Kingdom


Sounds good Mary.
Might actually be the best option for me. I have the 16 RCMA palette with shinto VIII as the darkest shade. I am now doing a number of dark tones and this shade is too light for them. Mixing/thinning with MUFE sounds like an ideal option for me.
Aug 26 12 11:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Camille Monique
Posts: 3
Menlo Park, California, US


Elizabeth Pizarro wrote:
In photoshoots I love to use the RCMA foundation but some how after I apply translucent or pressed powder and it looks a bit ashy/dry/ creased under the eyes and nose. The way I apply is with a foundation brush to contour the face and use a wet beauty blender to blend it away. After I apply the powder on tzones. At first I thought it was because I was using pharamacy powder but I have use Laura Mercier and Makeup Forever and the problem still exists. Anyone know what i'mdoing wrong or shall I move to other foundations?

Thank you MUAs!

I use to use the same combination and what I found is that the Cetaphil moisturizer actually causes an excessive amount of sebum production. I think largely because it's not actually meant for the face (although sensitive enough for it). RCMA, like some of the comments above mention, is a highly pigmented foundation and is difficult to master. I try and remind myself to start off with a light hand, especially with cream foundations, and then work my way up. I would try using a different moisturizer as well.

Aug 29 12 09:40 am  Link  Quote 
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