Posted 23 December 2004 - 12:26 PM
great post but one question, I want to get something to cover up my infrequent though large red pimples, and was thinking about getting the menjai products, but of the 4, is it likely that one of the colours will really match my skin tone well enough? I am mostly described as having an olive complection.
I did some googline online and found a product for US citiziens only called loroxide, and it allows you by adding a drop at a time to get the product to match exactly your skin tone, however, seeing as i live in UK that is of no help.
Any information or advice greatly appreciated, just wana stop having to hide because of stupid spots!
Posted 07 February 2005 - 11:37 AM
It's makeup. It's still makeup if it says for men on it, so go with a better brand.
I agree MAC would be a good choice, not because of famous men who wear it, but for the choices in foundation shades.
I find wearing foundation makes me so much better, (obviously the goal lol) it's just amazing how different someone can look when you don't see huge pores or red marks staring back out at you.
Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:12 AM
My scars aren't as noticeable as they use to be so I currently use Smashbox's 5-in-1 foundation stick. It provides good coverage and it lasts all day without needing any powder (however I still use the Dermablend setting powder just on my nose to keep the oils from eating away the coverage). Since I am not too physically active at work, I don't need the heavy duty performance of Dermablend.
The key is don't be afraid to experiment. For every line of concealer I've used, I always purchase the 2 closest colors and custom blended to match my skin. e.g. in the summer you may get more tan and require a more bronze color and a lighter color in winter. Also the T-zone tends to be a bit darker than the cheek area.
Lastly, as for whether guys have to wear a full face of makeup, the answer is "No". The Smashbox product is meant to be applied with a small brush just over the areas where it's needed (although it can be used as an overall foundation for women). I even use the brush technique for light coverage with Dermablend products (although for more thorough coverage Dermablend is to be applied with the fingers).
For those who are familiar with Morgen Schick's cosmetic line, her philosophy is based on just applying coverage to areas that are "issues". She has a 3 shade compact called Hide and Highlight which you can custom blend to match your skin tone and it's also applied with a small makeup brush.
Guys, no matter what you choose to use, the key is to apply the product beyond the blemish you are covering and blend it very, very well. Remember there is to be no lines of demarcation. Always check your handiwork in the mirror from ALL ANGLES to ensure complete blending. It is best to use natural light while doing this.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 12:12 AM
Can find becca concealer in David Jones. If you live in Melbourne and need help with Becca, please let me know. I might be able to help a bit.
would becca be ok to use on skin with acne ? or is this product reserved for scarring only ? mind u ive got both scarring and acne. but acne is only mild, but my scarrin is bad.
any heap would be good.
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Posted 12 September 2005 - 06:05 PM
I'm looking for suggestions for my son. He just turned 12 on Friday, and he's beginning puberty...hence the acne breakout. It's mostly around the sides of his nose and in the crease of his chin.
He's a professional actor/model and I'm concerned about products. His body is his instrument, so to speak, and if he's broken out, red, and splochy, he's more likely to lose work. Not to mention he's depressed.
I need a cover-up product for sensitive skin, because he's still so young. I need stage make-up for his theater work that has to withstand hot stage lights and sweat.
I need the best way for him to remove the make-up with out causing more damage. Is there a product that we can take with us to a site/shoot to clean him up immediately?
If a make-up artist is on the site, he'll have to use their make-up, which will no doubt contain oils, etc. How can we safely remove them after the gig?
Any help is greatly appreciated. His sister is 10 and is a professional actor also, therefore I may have the same situation in the next couple of years.
Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:11 AM
never mind a department store near me carries this line...yes!!! imma check it ....love makeup
Posted 14 December 2005 - 12:58 PM
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This product does not exist on Sephora.com
Posted 06 August 2006 - 03:54 AM
What I've tried that didn't quite work:
~Cream/stick concealer on its own, or liquid concealer on its own (not enough coverage)
~Green cream/stick concealer followed by flesh tone cream/stick concealer (all green does is make it lighter and therefore more noticable! bad idea!)
~cream/stick concealer followed by liquid concealer (worked pretty well, and I used it consistently for several years)
And finally within the past year I found what works best for me. I decided to switch it up one day and try liquid concealer followed by cream/stick concealer. The slightly more substantial and more dry formula seems to act kind of like a seal. And of course, to make it all stay put, powder over everything.
Also for many years I did concealer and then foundation, or stick concealer, foundation, liquid concealer... Finally I've found that foundation should come first (so you don't rub off the concealer), followed by liquid concealer, then cream/stick concealer and lastly powder to seal. Makes for the most complete (and natural if it's well blended and everything is exactly your skin tone) coverage I've achieved in 10 years play with all sorts of combinations. Just make sure everything is non-comodegenic! (however that's spelled )
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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:00 PM
conceals and helps prevent spots developing. WTF. i have no idea but i apply to single zits and they do seem to flake away with the dermacheck
i am sometimes worried it will look silly but if anyone says anything i will try to pass it off as an ance cream i havent rubbed in properly. i think i blend it in fairly well though
Posted 01 September 2006 - 06:15 PM
Holy crap it all is just so complicated from selection of products to application. And on top of that you always faced (literally) with the dilemma if i start putting make up on i will always have to be seen with it.
lol ya man wtf ... i have a little reddness from post accutane and i have been using my ma's foundation everynow and then( its some brown powder stuff) and it helps the color alot... what is this concealer stuff?
anyways.. my moms foundation is a little darker then my skin tone, but i would rather have it a little brown then red.... i feel so gay talking about makeup.......