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Buxom Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation

What it is:A featherweight foundation that combines the benefits of BB and foundation with light to medium coverage. What it is formulated to do:This weightless and skin-nourishing foundation is clinically proven to increase hydration, brighten, and smooth skin while softening the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Formulated with vitamin C, tamarind seed, and marine algae extracts, its versatile coverage lasts for up to eight hours, while water encapsulation technology enables a refreshingly soft finish.
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Questions & Answers for Buxom Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation

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HOW HYDRATING IS THIS?
I need a REALLY hydrating foundation. My skin - even with moisturizer and primer- soaks up the foundation like a sponge. Can anyone give me the scoop on this one?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
catiez
(Villa Hills ,KY)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
7 answers
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answer 1
In my own experience with this foundation it is. My skin is also that way to almost all foundations, but this product turned out to be amazingly perfect for my skin. It feels lightweight on your skin as if you almost don't feel it and my skin always is drying up on me and isn't good with makeup which can be hard to find the right kind of foundations. It really does nourish my skin like no other foundation, I've tried. This is definitely my favorite foundation at the moment. Especially on the go.. & I recommend you to try it out (:
Hope I helped !
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
iheartmakeupp
answer 2
This is nourishing for the skin, but not super oily. I would say that it is best for normal ,combo skin. If it is used with an extra rich face cream,,or the bare minerals cream it should give enough non-greasy coverage.
Tip- exfoliate regularly or use some type of microdermabrasion system in order for your skin to absorb the full benefits and moisture of your face creams/lotions. Dead skin will be removed and your skin will look youthful, moist and healthy.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
SexySephoraGal
(New York City)
answer 3
I was going through a period of time where my skin was painfully flakey and dry, no BB cream or moisturizer could help me at all. After about three days of using it, it literally brought my skin back to life! It is incredibly hydrating.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
mirandawoodham
(Moulton, AL)
answer 4
I would say this is SUPER moisturizing. My skins like yours and I found this really hydrating but also not thick and heavy like a moisturizing cream. I use the heavier stuff when I sleep at night, which is oilier for the day but this foundation helps my skin dryness without the grease or thick feel
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
cremedel1acreme
answer 5
I have similar skin and this foundation is perfect, especially when paired with Hydrating foundation primer by Laura Mercier. It also helps if you apply with a sponge rather than brush. I use a beauty blender. Hope this helps!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
AmazingYessi
(SF, California)
answer 6
Quite moisturizing, but I don't think you could use it in lieu of a moisturizer.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
jessassafras
answer 7
As far as foundations go, it's mediocrely hydrating. However, I consider this a light BB cream, not a foundation. And there are much more hydrating BB creams out there. (Like the Dr. Jart+ one in the blue tube)
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
HeyNowHannah
Question
What Primer Do You Wear?
Can you mention the primers that did and did not work well with this foundation as well as your skin type. Just to gauge The Pros & Cons. Thank You.
asked 6 months ago
Anonymous
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
6 answers
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answer 1
If I even use primer I use http://www.sephora.com/photo-finish-foundation-primer-light-P191603?skuId=1349976&icid2=_P191603_link
I will say that I have consistently had better luck not using primer with this foundation. It will stay without primer and when I use primer (I have used others, but can't remember what they were) the foundation tends to separate faster. Bottom line, I have had the best luck going primer-free and not noticed a difference.
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
kt1284
(Dallas, TX)
answer 2
Urban Decay Brightening & Tightening Complexion Primer Potion
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
imamakeupgeek
(columbus, OH)
answer 3
I use Laura Geller Spackle hydrating primer. I love it. It dries quickly, is fragrance free, long-wearing, and feels like velvet. Previously, I'd used the Present from Philosophy, but found that one took a long time to set up and never completely dried; remaining somewhat tacky...thus creating streaks in makeup application.
answered 3 months, 2 weeks ago
O2bcre8ive
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 4
Monistate anti-chafing gel - it's got the same active ingredient, dimethicone, as smashbox primer
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
CGreenblatt
(Bloomfield Hills, MI)
answer 5
NYX Photo ready primer in green worked great for me!
answered 5 months ago
kourtttt
(Portsmouth, OH)
answer 6
My skin is dry. After cleansing I use Caudalie SOS thirst quenching serum, then I use Fresh's Seaberry Oil- I wait a few minutes for these products to soak in. Then I use MD Solar Science SPF 50 (agin I give some time for the product to settle or dry to my skin). Now I put on the foundation. It sounds like a lot but it works!! The product does not slip and slide and my makeup stays in place. I do not set it with a powder but I do, after all makeup is on, spritz it with a rosewater spray.
answered 6 months ago
Elliot
(Springfield, MO)
Question
do i need moisturizer underneath?
I just bought this yesterday and I see that it's supposed to be moisturizing on its own and also contains sunscreen.

Can it be applied without a moisturizer?
asked 1 year ago
Anonymous
(Huntington, NY)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
6 answers
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answer 1
I use a light moisturizer underneath and it works beautifully!
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
AubreyFish
answer 2
It can be used without a moisturizer. I would say it really depends on your skin. Try it both ways and see what works best for you.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
deebom
(Sydney, NS)
answer 3
Yes. But I would not recommend it.
answered 8 months ago
emmazing15
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 4
It can be applied without a moisturizer. I always wear one anyways but it is very moisturizing and doesn't dry out your skin.
answered 8 months ago
tracyannhook2
(Coon Rapids, MN)
answer 5
This foundation will not take the place of your skincare. We recommend continuing to use a moisturizer before applying your foundation.
answered 1 year ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
Yes. I use moisturizer underneath.
answered 1 year ago
marie9
(Brightwaters, NY)
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what is the best way to apply this? Fingers or special brush?
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
kateelisabeth
(Oakland, CA)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
5 answers
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answer 1
fingers are perfect
answered 8 months ago
emmazing15
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
I use a large natural bristle brush after dotting foundation on with finger. It blends easily, but it prefer a brush for a smooth finish.
answered 10 months ago
Anonymous
(Stuart, fl)
answer 3
I use a Sigma flat top Kabuki brush and I really like the finish that way. I think a beauty blender would work nicely too.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
LaSa92
(Traverse City, MI)
answer 4
I use my hands which seems to work just fine, although when I tried it on at Sephora she used a foundation brush, which I can't quite master yet. You could also use one of those hot pink beauty blender sponges. This makeup is fool-proof enough that it works no matter how you apply it.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
BMB1367
(Washington, DC)
answer 5
Either would be great. But for the most even look, I found the Beauty Blender to work best.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
JeanMoua
(Saint Paul Park, MN)
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Contouring: yes or no?
I am thinking about getting this in shade Dim the Light because it was recommended for my dry skin and I dont like the caked on feeling of other foundations. I also want to test out my contouring skills and was wondering if this would be too dewy to do that? If I could contour what would be the best brand also?
asked 7 months ago
insomaniac
(MA)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
5 answers
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answer 1
I use this foundation in that shade and I also contour; it works very well for me! After you brush the foundation in it is no longer liquid.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
kphil929
(Norfolk, VA)
answer 2
I have the same color as mentioned. I am considered light with neautral - yellow undertones and I love this color, super light weight. For countering with cream, I would recommend bobbie brown foundation stick or the smashbox countering sticks
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
denisers
(Houston, TX)
answer 3
could be good for your dry skin and light coverage. id try it at the store first. definitely moisturizing.
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
honeybeeee
(salt lake city, UT)
answer 4
This is a very sheer foundation. It set beautifully though, so if you are using a lighter shade as your foundation and then a darker shade for the contour, it should blend right in. I think it would be an extremely light contour. If you want something more extreme, especially at night, you might want to try something different.
answered 6 months ago
dprice
(Farmington Hills, MI)
answer 5
I wouldn't contour with this foundation. Its too sheer.. I'd go with Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit in Light to Medium xx
answered 7 months ago
jesslatah
(Huntington Beach, CA)
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Oil free?
Is this oil free? Will I end up shiny in T-zone?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
oliveb
(NJ)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
4 answers
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answer 1
I have ultra oily skin, and it made me a little bit shiny after wearing it for 16 hours without a setting powder. It's so long lasting, but it does have a satin to dewy finish. I would recommend using a setting powder if you don't want to look shiny.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
mirandawoodham
(Moulton, AL)
answer 2
This foundation is chock-o-block full of 'cones, so if you are oily and/or acne-prone you might want to skip it. I know some people will never admit that 'cones are harmful to oily/acne-prone skin, but that does not change the fact that they are. There are SO many choices for foundations these days it makes no sense to buy something bad for your skin just because it's a novelty and you don't want to be left out of it.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
perfumequeen
(Boise, ID)
answer 3
I can't remember off hand if it is oil free, but I tend to get oily t-zone by the afternoon... When I wear this as foundation, with a very light dusting of powder (any kind-usually Edward Bess quad illuminating powder), it stays set all day, no greasy areas, no blotting, and it doesn't wear off or get splotchy.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
normajean2008
(SoCal)
answer 4
I would not say this is oil-free. It is lightweight so it will not give you the matte effect of a medium/full coverage foundation. I have oily skin and I still love it because since it is light it doesn't attract attention to pimples which some fuller coverage foundations tend to do. If you use a powder over it and then reapply the powder once a day you should be fine!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
rhodeislandgirl
(Newport, Rhode Island)
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Would "In the Buff" work if I wear Fairly Medium in bareminerals?
Would "In the Buff" work if I wear Fairly Medium in bareminerals? Or would I need "Sweet As Honey"? I have pink undertones so I would think I need one of those shades, but not sure if "In the Buff" would be too light? I wear Medium in BE in the summer.
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
Anonymous
(Woodridge, IL)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
4 answers
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answer 1
For your skin tone, I suggest the shade Tan-Talize Me - warm yellow for tan skin tones.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
melissabt
answer 2
Most of these don't have a very pinky undertone. They're all quite yellow to neutral. But since it allows your natural skin to shine through, maybe "In The Buff" would work for you!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
mirandawoodham
(Moulton, AL)
answer 3
These shades run darker than listed in the description. I just bought this, and chose Dim the lights, which is for light skin tone. However I'm a lighter end medium skin tone... Normally I wear the medium kit color for Bare Minerals (the starter kit thing)..and my usual foundation is Nars Sheer Glow in Punjab (medium 1)... Dim the lights matches exactly like the Nars.

They are semi-sheer also, and can be blended out or built up. Many other people are posting online how much darker they really are too, so I'd say get the lighter option you're considering and try that first. This is really nice stuff too! You can't even feel you have it on, it lasts all day, and doesn't get greasy like most tinted moisturizers/bb creams etc.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
normajean2008
(SoCal)
answer 4
I bought in the buff, it has a slight pink undertone to it, it is sheer coverage, you should wear it well.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
clasen
(Durant, Iowa)
Question
SPF?
asked 3 months, 1 week ago
hanlev6
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
4 answers
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answer 1
Mine has an SPF of 30, and seems to keep my face from burning unless i'm out for too long.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
kphil929
(Norfolk, VA)
answer 2
30
answered 2 months, 2 weeks ago
kt1284
(Dallas, TX)
answer 3
It has SPF 30.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
swimmer451
(Ohio)
answer 4
Yes! SPF 30 , but its so lightweight im not sure it really has SPF in it. Im sure it has some sunscreen but I doubt it has high enough to be 30
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
denisers
(Houston, TX)
Question
Finger Application?
Has anyone experienced streaking or other problems when applying this foundation with fingers, as suggested in the video?
asked 1 year, 6 months ago
NailsForLife
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
I use it with just my fingers since I don't want to lose too much of it to a sponge. It doesn't streak or get weird when I use my fingers and it blends really easily.
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
cremedel1acreme
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 2
I use a flat kabuki type make up brush. Dab all over my face, and it goes on perfectly.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
conniedi1529
(Bonita Springs, FL)
answer 3
I apply it with my fingers, but you have to have clean hands before you apply. Make sure to put primer on before you apply the foundation. If it becomes spotty or comes off get a setting spray they work great!
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
itsmeganloves
(Scottsdale, AZ)
Question
show some skin vs benefits big easy
which has better coverage? i have a medium skin tone with beige undertone and oily t
asked 1 year, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(chino, ca)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
3 answers
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answer 1
Great for oily skin, stopped my acne. Go with the fair game and dont use a primer.
answered 8 months ago
emmazing15
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 2
I would definitely recommend Buxom show some skin over Benefit's Big Easy, simply due to finish/ how each product oxidizes (sets). Big Easy left my skin feeling dry and cakey. It dried to a lighter color. Even on the back of my hand, Big Easy had a TERRIBLE finish. I have combination skin, and I honestly did not have to set Show some skin with powder, it did not sweat off or transfer. There's always different strokes for different folks so if you are still able to redeem a sample size (like I did), I would suggest doing that. I got the color "Sweet as Honey" and it's a perfect match. I'm mixed, black & Asian, so I would describe my skin tone as beige also, and definitely, hard to match. Things either set too pink, too yellow, too tan, or too white for me. This was my match, felt like skin, looked like skin (minus my blemishes, dark under eye circles, and discoloration around my lip area). I will upload a photo in the future, before & after.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
DarlingNicci
(MD)
answer 3
Buxom hands down has better coverage than Big Easy. Big Easy is very sheer, and a lot of reviews around online complain about how sheer and patchy it is. I've sampled it a couple times, and didn't like it. The Buxom is great, and a sheer dusting of setting powder in the t-zone in the morning keeps it fresh and not shiny all day.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
normajean2008
(SoCal)
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