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#21 JohnTab

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 12:26 PM

Hi,

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!

THanks,

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 09:27 PM

how well would this stay on while sweating in P.E.??
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Posted 07 February 2005 - 11:37 AM

I wouldn't recommend any of the "men's" makeup lines in particular. The shades are probably terrible, and obviously very limited.

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.

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Posted 20 March 2005 - 02:12 AM

I've been using various concealers for years and look forward to the day when I don't have to use them. In the meantime, Dermablend is a good product because: (a) it comes in so many shades and you can buy 2 shades close to your skin tone and custom blend them yourself (b) it gives a custom level of coverage...if you need complete opaque coverage, just apply a bit more © and once it's set with the Setting Powder it will stay put even through a shower. Just be careful not to touch or rub your face. If you get oily, gently pat with a tissue (paper towels work best) and it'll be as good as new. From my experience with Dermablend, it does last all day, but it can aggravate acne to a small degree.

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.



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Posted 21 April 2005 - 12:12 AM

QUOTE(Sparty @ Apr 8 2004, 12:21 AM)
Ok......Here are some info for Aussie guys.


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.

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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 21 April 2005 - 04:30 AM

also, can u buy mac from australian department stores like david jones or myer ? or does any1 know a good place that sells mac in melbourne ?

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Posted 29 April 2005 - 08:48 PM

if you're interested in in MAC makeup then they can help you find the color that's right for your complexion. You can go to one of the counter things (they're usually at the MAC store or even in malls sometimes) and they can let you try things out for FREE. I went a couple of months ago and I got a concealer stick and a pressed powder. They both work really well if you apply it right. I don't have acne but I do get those small pimples once in a while and I get pimples & whiteheads on my chin pretty often. The concealer stick did wonders on my chin - it was UNBELIEVABLE. Just make sure you apply it well. biggrin.gif
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Posted 21 May 2005 - 01:34 PM

How good does menaji work. Does it cover really well. I found the site and i could orer if i want too but i just want some feedback on this product has anyone here tried it and what was their experiences with it?

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 06:05 PM

Hi,

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.

Thanks!



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Posted 16 November 2005 - 10:11 AM

derma blend looks good...but its so hard to figure out my right shade for that line....they have so many...and at almost 30 dollars a pop..i dont wanna do the whole trial and error ....grrrrrrr...why cant they sell it at sephora

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derma blend looks good...but its so hard to figure out my right shade for that line....they have so many...and at almost 30 dollars a pop..i dont wanna do the whole trial and error ....grrrrrrr...why cant they sell it at sephora


never mind a department store near me carries this line...yes!!! imma check it ....love makeup


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Posted 14 December 2005 - 12:58 PM

very good overview of acne cosmetics:

Oil Free Cosmetics
The best types of cosmetics to use for oily, or acne prone skin are either oil-free cosmetics, or non-comedogenic cosmetics. Oil-free cosmetics mean products that contain little or no...

Skin Camouflage
Skin Camouflage is useful cosmetic for covering skin defects. A concealing cream may be applied to the skin prior to a foundation. The foundation in this case should either be...

Skin Foundations
Face foundations are used to cover skin blemishes, and acne, as well as to even out and give colour to your face. There are four basic types of foundations. They are all different...

Skin Foundations For Different Skin Types
Some types of skin foundations work more effectively for different skin types. Read on to find out what will work best for you. Acne Prone Skin and Oily Skin: Oil-free...


oil-free and non-comedogenic cosmetics cosmetics info:
Oil Free Cosmetics
The best types of cosmetics to use for oily, or acne prone skin are either oil-free cosmetics, or non-comedogenic cosmetics. Oil-free cosmetics mean products that contain little or... more

hope it helps ...

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 02:31 PM

Skin Camouflage might help
hope it helps ...

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Posted 22 January 2006 - 12:12 AM

does the moisturizer have to be tinted? i bought a conealer from CLINIQUE which works really well since it's an anti-acne concealer so it dries you acne up. it matches my skin color perfectly. i was thinking, if i apply tinted mositurizer, then my skin color is gonna get darker and my concealer won't match my skin anymore.

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Posted 11 April 2006 - 12:31 AM

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.

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Posted 14 April 2006 - 11:33 PM

(-: hey guys i just wanted to no where i can purchase that cover up dermablend contact me on lil_turkishstud@hotmail.com

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 12:38 PM

None of the links on the first post work.

This product does not exist on Sephora.com
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Posted 06 August 2006 - 03:54 AM

I only recently discovered the best way to cover pimples and have it stay put. It's not perfect, but it's the best way I've found after almost 10 years of experimentation!

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 tongue.gif)

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 06:54 AM

Hey all, I was just thinking of the things i've learnt aboout makeup and figured its the same for guys. I only ever really wear concealor on any pimples or redness then a bit of blush and eyemakeup, but one thing that is really important to get a natural look is to moisturise and start with a really small amount, and put it on lightly. Best of locuk xx

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Posted 30 August 2006 - 05:00 PM

i use rimmel clear skin complexion cover stick with dermacheck:
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


Morning
Brush teeth with non Flouride or non SLS toothpaste, sensodyne original
Dans Cleanser
Dans New Moisturiser with a drop of Dans Joba Joba Oil
Oral shot of Apple Cider Vinegar
Spot treat with the lumiport pen if i get time

Evening
One Minocin Pill
Brush teeth with non Flouride or non SLS toothpaste, sensodyne original
Dans Cleanser
Back using BP as an experiment
Dans New Moisturiser with a drop of Dans Joba Joba Oil / Dans AHA+ every second night
Oral shot of Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar applied to acne
using the Lumie Clear when i can




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Posted 01 September 2006 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE(RJ4023 @ Apr 11 2006, 01:31 AM) View Post

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? eusa_wall.gif


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....... confused.gif