Post # 32
I don’t wear makeup much at all and have only used Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier, and liked both of them. I love the Laura Mercier sponges for application! Recently I’ve been using a smashbox primer – got it for the wedding, and it seems to be decent, provides a nice base over moisturizer.
Post # 33
I try to go for stuff with more “natural” ingredients or products that aren’t going to clog my pores. I’ve been using Bare Minerals for ages and recently, I added Pur Mineral’s BB cream to the mix, under my mineral foundation. I get a pimple maybe once or twice every six months. (I also use a serum every night and use Thayer’s All Natual toner, btw.)
Post # 34
from what I’ve seen on youtube makeup tutorials (guilty), Tarte Amazonian Clay covers EVERYTHING. I don’t know how cakey it is up close or how it comes off in photos.
Post # 35
Kat Von D Lock it may be a good choice for you because it is very full coverage. Also, I have heard it’s good for those with oily skin. I have dry skin so I didn’t really love it for myself. Since you have oily skin you should definitely make sure you have a good primer and setting powder as well. MUFE foundation is great, but it can get extremely oily throughout the day, which might not be the best for you. I also have Revlon Color Stay Whipped Creme foundation and I love that too. However, I think it made me breakout because since I switched my skin has looked a lot better. I wish that wasn’t the case because I really love it. But, what I am currently using is Stila Stay All Day, which is amazing. It covers great, lasts all day, and doesn’t look like you have a lot of make up on. It also comes with a concealer. I would recommend that you go into Sephora/Macy’s and tell them your skin type and they will give you samples for you to take home and try! Good luck!
Post # 36
I like MUFE for coverage, but MAC for the huge range of shades. I know plenty of women with acne that look flawless with makeup, can you ask a makeup artist for advice?
Post # 37
Thank you everyone for your help!! I appreciate it. I ended up going to Sephora and getting some samples to try!
I wanted to try the Make Up Forever, but they had a really difficult time matching any of the colors to my skin tone. 🙁
Post # 38
Ladies, this is a great site where you can check out the safety of your makeup. I spent a lot of time researching foundations and so many of them are in the “dangerous” range (containing cancer-causing and hormone-disrupting chemicals.) I love this site: http://www.ewg.org/
Post # 39
I have been wearing MAC Studio Fix for ~8 years?? It’s amazing! It has great coverage and looks awesome.
Post # 40
@HLiska3: I don’t have any first hand experience, but my sister has had really bad skin. It’s gotten better since she’s had kids actually, but she still wants heavy coverage for the acne scars. I was looking up different foundations and concealers for her. I recommended a few to her based on reviews so she went and got samples. She said the Kat Von D make up was the best hands down. She said the coverage was amazing. It’s sold at sephora! Hope this helped.
Post # 41
Personally, I love the airbrushed look so my two favorites give complete coverage. One of my favorites is Diorskin Airflash. This is a spray on foundation that allows you to build your coverage. I discovered it while in Vegas and have loved it ever since. It really does give you an airbrushed, flawless look. I suggest finding a dior kiosk or store though so they can teach you how to properly apply it. Worst case, there are TONS of Youtube tutorials on it.
ETA- The Stila foundations also comes with a concealer in the cap!
My other favorite is Stila Stay All Day. Same concept as above but it is a liquid that you can apply with a brush. This option is a bit cheaper too. $45 or so as opposed to $65 for the Dior. You won’t go through the Stila as fast either!
Post # 42
@HLiska3: I personally use Lancome: Teint Idole Ultra, and my face just looks lovely when I wear it, I constantly get compliments on my skin from patients when I actually wear foundation. The trick is to get the Lancome La Base to go underneath for any foundation to go on smoothly. I have rosy cheeks I like to cover up, and I am prone to breakouts in the T zone (oily), but my cheeks are very dry. I recently talked with a make up artist I trust (she works consistently on photoshoots and tv shows), she says the new trend is to use a stiffling brush for application of foundation, rather than a beauty blender, as so much foundation gets sucked up into the blender.
Hope this helps!
Post # 43
this doesn’t answer your question but I also have been struggling with acne and recently found a solution that works for me. Maybe you want to try it and see if it helps! I switched my cleanser to cleansing oil by Bobbi brown and then I use witch hazel as a toner. My skin cleared up considerably in about 1 week’s time! I was skeptical about using oil on my already oily face but apparently oil cuts oil. My skin still isn’t perfect but it’s way better than it was before!
Post # 44
I have dealt with bad skin in the past, so I feel your pain … now just like a PP said you have to try them yourself …
I recently tried one from Hour Glass immaculate foundation which is a liquid dries like a powder … I got samples from Sephora … it was really good and it wore all day for me and i have oily skin even in the winter.. coverage is about med-full ( also when you do apply foundation add a concealer after ,this will give full coverage and avoid that cakey look, use brushes it makes all the difference , and set with a loose powder)
– consider getting a facial 1 week before your big day ( this allows make up to set into your skin better)
– have you ever considered going to an allergist ( you could be allergic to something that you’re eating or putting on your skin you won’t even know it) I have a friend who had really bad acne and i recommended this and come to find out she was allergic to yeast and when she would stop eating things like bread and pasta no break outs and when she started eating them break outs … so never know
Post # 45
@BeautyBox: +1 on the facial! And in my opinion, getting a facial once a month for a few months prior to the wedding date. P.S. make sure the estheticians include extractions! I’ve been disappointed on facials in the past with no extractions and wasn’t aware.
Post # 46
@HLiska3: if you want to cover up acne scars (I have them too) and have flawless skin then def use Estée Lauder double wear!!! I cannot reccommend this foundation enough. It is super thick but goes on flawless and if your really worried about covering up everything the foundation def will but their concealer is excellent as well. Trust me this is the only foundation I can use with my acne prone skin bwcause it doesn’t break me out at all. It’s like a matte foundation no oilyness. the only thing is it’s a little pricey it’s $40 for 1oz bottle but I had to have it for my wedding so I sucked it up but you can find big 7oz bottles on ebay for around 100$ just get matched up at a makeup counter estee lauder has every color under the sun.