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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 and SPF 30 protection. What it does:Weightless and skin-nourishing, this foundation is clinically proven to increase hydration and 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. 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 6 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 4 months, 3 weeks 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 5 months, 1 week 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 5 months, 2 weeks 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 5 months, 2 weeks 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 5 months, 3 weeks ago
AmazingYessi
(SF, California)
answer 6
Quite moisturizing, but I don't think you could use it in lieu of a moisturizer.
answered 6 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 6 months ago
HeyNowHannah
Question
Oil free?
Is this oil free? Will I end up shiny in T-zone?
asked 6 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 5 months, 2 weeks 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 5 months, 2 weeks 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 6 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 6 months ago
clasen
(Durant, Iowa)
Question
Finger Application?
Has anyone experienced streaking or other problems when applying this foundation with fingers, as suggested in the video?
asked 5 months, 1 week 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 4 months, 2 weeks 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 5 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 5 months, 1 week ago
itsmeganloves
(Scottsdale, AZ)
Question
Can I have a free sample of Fair Game before I purchase?
asked 3 months, 4 weeks ago
Anonymous
(Bedford, Ohio)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes, once in a while it shows up as one of the free samples at checkout, and I think with the coupon code SHOWOFF you can get a free deluxe sample. If the coupon is expired and it is not one of the options for the checkout samples, they will probably make you a sample in the store.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
jojo517
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Hi there, We recommend going into your local store and asking a cast member to make a sample of Fair Game for you.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
what is the best way to apply this? Fingers or special brush?
asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
kateelisabeth
(Oakland, CA)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
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 3 months, 3 weeks ago
BMB1367
(Washington, DC)
answer 2
Either would be great. But for the most even look, I found the Beauty Blender to work best.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
JeanMoua
(Saint Paul Park, MN)
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 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Anonymous
(chino, ca)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
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 3 months ago
DarlingNicci
(MD)
answer 2
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 3 months, 1 week ago
normajean2008
(SoCal)
Question
DO YOU HAVE FOUNDATION FOR AFRICIAN AMERICAM/DARK SMOOTH SKIN
asked 6 months ago
Anonymous
(ROME GA.)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
This foundation will not work for African American skin that is darker than a caramel/medium brown complexion. Hopefully they will further this new line with darker skin tone foundations.
answered 5 months, 3 weeks ago
Beautifyme7
(Long Beach, Ca)
answer 2
They do have shades for darker complexions but probably could use a few shades more. I am a true caramel complexion with gold undertones and the Tantilize shade worked for me. They have a few more shades darker than Tantilize but if you are a true mahogany brown girl they may not go deep enough. The colors are buildable so it may be possible to use it just by matching it with your gold or red undertones. It just depends on how much coverage you need. Its definitely a good product worth trying on to see if you find a match. Good Luck!
answered 6 months ago
2cute4anickname
Question
Colour match for nc42
Hello! Can you suggest the best match for my nc40 to nc42 skin?
asked 6 months ago
addictedbex
(Toronto)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
I winter shade is NC40 and I wear the Sweet as Honey Buxom shade during that time. My summer shade is NC45 and I wear Almond The Nude Buxom shade during the summer.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
lanaskegeeu
(Midwest)
answer 2
Hi Addictedbex,

Based on your skintone, we suggest Meet Me Latte - neutral beige for medium skin tones.
answered 5 months, 4 weeks ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Skintone is olive, hazel eyes, light brown hair, over 60 years old. What Buxom foundation color should I use?
asked 5 months ago
Nuance
(Knoxville, TN)
on Show Some Skin Weightless Foundation
2 answers
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answer 1
If you have yellow undertones I would recommend "Tan-Talize Me". Otherwise I would get "Almond the Nude" (it's for neutral beige undertones). My sister is olive and green eyes and she uses "Almond the Nude" and it's a great match.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
gracie794
(Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
answer 2
I wouldn't recommend this exact one if you have dryer skin or any spots. It is very sheer and doesn't cover well.
answered 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Kylia
(Anchorage,Alaska)
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