Want to hear a wild tip? A friend recently clued me in here. If anyone here uses Bare Minerals, aka Bare Escentuals and you use the primer before the foundation, here's a cheap and fabulous replacement: Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel.
That's right, Monistat.
It has exactly the same ingredients and can be had for $4.99-$7.99 depending on where you get it. I got mine at Walmart for $5.99. It makes your skin feel like silk and makes a nice even and smooth surface upon which to apply your foundation. I have oily skin everywhere except for my dry cheeks and it doesn't add any shine. here's what to look for: http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod. ... atid=26832
I was told Walgreens, Rite Aid, Walmart, etc made their own versions of this but I've yet to find any.
Here's one place discussing it: http://forum.purseblog.com/the-beauty-b ... 07889.html
If you Google, you'll find tons more.
Another thing I've recently discovered, is a mineral powder called Everyday Minerals. The same friend gave me the heads-up about them since they offer a really nice free sample set that is quite generous! You only pay $2.50 shipping! https://www.everydayminerals.com/
So, I did it and one of the choices I made was for a concealer called Mint, for people with red cheeks or rosacea. I never thougth I could cover up my red cheeks but figured, eh- I'll try it. OMG....it's amazing. A little of this in my kabuki and a few brushes- and the red disappeared!!
I couldn't believe it. I went on to apply the foundation and then my beloved Mineral Veil and my skin looked better than it had in years. I just ordered the full-size which was only $8.00! Their stuff is affordable and I love their foundation, too. But their version of mineral veil couldn't compare, not for me at least.
Don't know if anyone uses this stuff but thought I'd share!