(Closed) Break-outs and Foundation

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve found that it doesn’t really matter what I put on my face for foundation as long as I wash my face and moisturize every morning and evening.

Post # 4
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I wouldn’t recommend bare minerals as it tends to create more sebum, which can lead to bacteria and acne (woohoo~)

I am acne prone and combination skin. I have found that even using oil control lotion, anti-shine product, primer, good long lasting foundation, and the best loose powder ever, I still get oily after 5-6 hours. It is only natural for your skin to produce the sebum, but a quick fix with blotting paper and a quick touchup of pressed powder refreshes my makeup in 1 minute.

As for brands I love…they discontinued it in the US, but the best foundation for my skin was Kanebo Fluid Finish!  It feels very watery, and is medium to full coverage. Oil-free foundations are def. better for your skin but I agree, cleansing is key! You still need to do a very thorough job removing the makeup, and then using regular face wash/soap, and then toner, etc. 

Other great ones I’d recommend are MUFE HD, Smashbox HD – and I heard great things about guerlain parure extreme (matte finish) and Estee Lauder doublewear! 

Post # 5
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I had a consult with my make up artist already, and she recommended one foundation – I think it was Smashbox. Didn’t work for me though. I ended up with Revelon Colour Match, which, for some reason, totally works. The Revelon cover up has salyicylc  (egads! spelling!) acid in it, so it kills off pimples while it covers – a definite plus. I also use Smashbox Primer, which is something I totally recommend. I get really oily as well, so I usually just carry around some blotting papers. I’ve found those to be my best friend.

Let me know what you find in terms of cleansers – I’ve used everything from Proactive to Neutrogena to NeoStrata, and nooooothing works. I swear.

Post # 6
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have skin just like you are describing and I finally found Estee Lauder Full Coverage…it ROCKS!  It is very thick so you only use a little bit and if some days your skin looks better you can mix it with some moisturizer to get less coverage.  I can’t recommend it enough.  And oddly enough, it doesn’t seem to make my skin any worse even though it is fairly thick.  Just make sure to wash well at night.  The only hard part might be finding a color that matches well enough for you.  I think there are only 5 shades or something like that.  I use the Creamy Ivory (very light) and love it!

If you don’t have any luck with that I’ve heard great things about Make Up Forever Face and Body makeup http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P12635 but haven’t tried it.  They have a little wider selection of shades.  Good luck!  This can be sooo frustrating!

Post # 7
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh, also wanted to add – I found (after trying every medicine out there including perscriptions) Clearasil Ultra used every morning and every evening after washing my face really keeps things under control and for spot treatment DDF Slufer Mask dabbed on overnight.  Took a long time to find what works and it is different for everyone!

Post # 8
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Yes, I feel you!  I had the same experience with Bare Minerals.  My esthetician recommended me to go with an oil-free AND TALC FREE make-up.  Had neven known that talc apparently can clog pores.  So, I recently tried a couple of news things.  Since I’m really oily I need a powder to set, but I also need coverage from a foundation.  Here are the two I recently bought, and I really like them so far:

You only need a little bit, one pump of this covers my whole face.

TEINT IDOLE ULTRA - Enduringly Divine & Comfortable Makeup 14-Hour Retouch-Free, Oil-Free

TEINT IDOLE ULTRA – Enduringly Divine & Comfortable Makeup 14-Hour Retouch-Free, Oil-Free

The powder is:

Mineral Double Compact Foundation SPF 10

Sephora Mineral Double Compact Foundation SPF 10

I really like these so far.  And I have tried tons of stuff out there, Neutragena, Bare Minerals, Benefit, Make-Up Forever, and prob more.  I’m excited of my new finds, can’t you tell? 🙂 

Post # 9
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes, I have the same problem.

I use bare minerals and find it works well.

However, my dermatologist says to never use pressed powder– to only use liquid foundation. As well, only foundation which is oil-free and non-comedogenic.

Post # 10
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009


I was just surfing and came across this:


It gives you some tips and product recommendations!

So to set your foundaiton, it’s best to use loose powder over pressed powder, as it mattifies the skin better and sets the makeup.  To touch-up, use oil blotters first pressing carefully and then use a soft puff and “press and roll”, not rub, with the loose powder.

Talc can clog pores, but these days (I heard) the technology allows for much ‘finer’ talc and don’t clog pores as much.  The key is to apply very lightly and set the makeup – thick application you might get a Nicole Kidman case!

My skin has cleared up more these days – I’ve been using clarisonic and thermaclear …thermaclear, I ain’t gonna lie, is painful but it helps my acne go down faster.  I use clarisonic with Philosophy/Purity creamy gel cleanser. And I use Murad’s acne gel cleanser once in the morning.  and then a bunch of other products, but if there’s still time to clear up your skin, definitely exfoliate 2-3 times a week (Depending on the sensitivity of your skin) try a combination of sulfur and salicylic acid treatment (My professional opinion is to avoid benzoyl peroxide!!), and eat healthy food products, drink tea with antioxidants, use clarifying masks (like the deramlogica one the website I provided recommends or Kiehl’s Rare Earth mask) TWICE a week!

Post # 11
141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation

Bare Minerals not the only mineral option (I have found WAY better), and talc doesn’t cause breakouts in everyone bc of the size of the particle but rather bc many people have sensitivity to it! Try Alima Pure mineral makeup. It even works for clients of mine with extreme rosacea AND super oily skin to keep them breakout free. Use a mattifying agent underneath: I like Smashbox & NARS.

Post # 12
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I use Bare Minerals Matte without any issues and have long lasting coverage.I haven’t had any breakout since using and it has improved my skin quite a bit so I’m sorry to hear that it didn’t work for you. I definitely agree with trying another mineral make up.

However, if you do try another foundation I would highly recommend the Urban Decay ALL NIGHTER setting spray. It is amazing how well it holds your make up and keeps your face from getting greasy.

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