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#1 S Gumby

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 02:12 PM

My right now my skin is not breaking out as much. As my skin clears I am starting to notice my scars and large pores. Right now I a using Bare Minerals I feel like it makes my scars and pores stand out more then if I am wearing no makeup. I like it because I work outside and sweat a lot and it stays on and doesnt move. So I am looking for a make up for oil acne prone skin that doesnt highlight pores but not to thick that I cant sweat with it on.Does anyone have suggestions?

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:23 PM

QUOTE (S Gumby @ Mar 30 2009, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My right now my skin is not breaking out as much. As my skin clears I am starting to notice my scars and large pores. Right now I a using Bare Minerals I feel like it makes my scars and pores stand out more then if I am wearing no makeup. I like it because I work outside and sweat a lot and it stays on and doesnt move. So I am looking for a make up for oil acne prone skin that doesnt highlight pores but not to thick that I cant sweat with it on.Does anyone have suggestions?


Try Revlon colorstay. Really great coverage for scars and redness. (Assuming you have hyperpigmentation). Mineral makeup is no good for large pores! Revlon colorstay in oily/combination controls oil like a dream all day long.


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Posted 01 April 2009 - 01:28 PM

QUOTE (S Gumby @ Mar 30 2009, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My right now my skin is not breaking out as much. As my skin clears I am starting to notice my scars and large pores. Right now I a using Bare Minerals I feel like it makes my scars and pores stand out more then if I am wearing no makeup. I like it because I work outside and sweat a lot and it stays on and doesnt move. So I am looking for a make up for oil acne prone skin that doesnt highlight pores but not to thick that I cant sweat with it on.Does anyone have suggestions?


Well MAC studio sculpt is thick but its a gel based foundation and its excellent. Ive been using it since it came out.
My regimen changed (starting 5/16/09) and I am not a happy camper

AM regimen
Wash face and chest with Kaiser 5% bp wash
Moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Apply make up, blush, finishing powder, MAC moisture cover to dark underyeye circles
Pop a doxycycline

PM regimen
Remove make up with desert esscence jojoba oil using cotton balls
starting evening of May 28, 2009, I wash my face with Face Reality Skincare Sensitive Skin Gel Cleanser at night time only
Apply Differin to face and chest
Wait to dry and moisturize with face reality skincare cranberry cream
Apply Estee Lauder Future Perfect Eye Cream
Pop a doxycycline

Foundation- MAC Studio Tech Foundation in NC20 or MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation in NW15, apply a MAC blush, apply MAC prep and prime finishing powder


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:23 PM

Ya know...I think wearing makeup all days eventually just kinda makes it sink into my scars and makes em more visable...cuz i totally look great in the morning and then by the end of the day u can really see the holes...

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:38 PM

try avoiding putting makeup on the areas where you have large pores. instead put an oil absorbing powder on those areas on spot the makeup on the dark spots.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:51 PM

My problem is I needed a moisturizer for eye area and some patches... concealer for scars/under eye area.... and a powder to make my skin look non oily.

These are some of the products I've recently tried:

Vichy Normaderm Anti-imperfection Creme + Normateint (nude) They do not break out my skin - makes everything look matte - stays put... i use the normateint under my eyes and over scars.


Declare Switzerland - purebalance - sebum reducing & pore refining fluid - oil free (whew long name) This feels like a gel going on my skin... eventually once dry leave a matte base... I haven't used this for long so i'll see how it reacts w/ my skin...


I used a sample of Biotherm - Biopur pore reducer moisturizer but after 1 week of using it as a day moisturizer - it caused tiny pimples... like i had an allergy to it? But it felt nice/light matte but has a fragrance to it.


I needed a mattifying powder since my skin is super oily - all day.... so i just bought Marcelle Pressed Powder - seems to work so far smile.gif I'm gonna see how well this works.. also heard that Rice powder - or Silica powder works... can buy it from coastalscents.com


Clinique pore minimizer works - but not that great for the price - in my opinion.

Smashbox compact anti-shine is better than the above - but not that great... skin doesn't stay matte for too long.


As a sunblock in summer I like Avene tinted compact spf 50 - my skin is light sensitive from using tretinoin - this works better than other sunscreens - keeps my skin calm... no redness. If its oily in summer I use Colorscience Sunforgettable orb spf 30.


Will try this next ---> Cosmedicine - Medi-Matte Oil Control lotion - spf 20


Is there anything else out there that works ???



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Posted 05 April 2009 - 01:18 PM

Thanks for the suggestions Ladies! I will try some of these things out.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 04:05 PM


Question - Where can i purchase Declare Switzerland Purebalance Sebum reducing & pore refining fluid? I am dying to try this product and can't find it anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!

QUOTE (lacette @ Apr 3 2009, 08:51 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My problem is I needed a moisturizer for eye area and some patches... concealer for scars/under eye area.... and a powder to make my skin look non oily.

These are some of the products I've recently tried:

Vichy Normaderm Anti-imperfection Creme + Normateint (nude) They do not break out my skin - makes everything look matte - stays put... i use the normateint under my eyes and over scars.


Declare Switzerland - purebalance - sebum reducing & pore refining fluid - oil free (whew long name) This feels like a gel going on my skin... eventually once dry leave a matte base... I haven't used this for long so i'll see how it reacts w/ my skin...


I used a sample of Biotherm - Biopur pore reducer moisturizer but after 1 week of using it as a day moisturizer - it caused tiny pimples... like i had an allergy to it? But it felt nice/light matte but has a fragrance to it.


I needed a mattifying powder since my skin is super oily - all day.... so i just bought Marcelle Pressed Powder - seems to work so far smile.gif I'm gonna see how well this works.. also heard that Rice powder - or Silica powder works... can buy it from coastalscents.com


Clinique pore minimizer works - but not that great for the price - in my opinion.

Smashbox compact anti-shine is better than the above - but not that great... skin doesn't stay matte for too long.


As a sunblock in summer I like Avene tinted compact spf 50 - my skin is light sensitive from using tretinoin - this works better than other sunscreens - keeps my skin calm... no redness. If its oily in summer I use Colorscience Sunforgettable orb spf 30.


Will try this next ---> Cosmedicine - Medi-Matte Oil Control lotion - spf 20


Is there anything else out there that works ???



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Posted 13 April 2009 - 09:54 AM

LCJ1234- If you are in Canada, Rexall/Pharma Plus are carrying the Declare line. I'm not sure if they carry the entire line though. I don't think Americans have access to the line, in that case, you will probably have to get it shipped.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:36 PM

QUOTE (Polska Laska @ Apr 1 2009, 02:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Try Revlon colorstay. Really great coverage for scars and redness. (Assuming you have hyperpigmentation). Mineral makeup is no good for large pores! Revlon colorstay in oily/combination controls oil like a dream all day long.


I second this! Revlon Colorstay for oily/combination skin is the *ONLY* inexpensive, mainstream liquid foundation makeup I've ever found that actually stays on all day and is opaque enough to even out my skin tone and hide redness. I have such oily skin I still have to blot my face a couple times during the day but the makeup does not come off until I wash it off when I get home from work. Every other makeup I've tried is not matte enough or opaque enough, and starts sliding off and getting shiny within 2 hours from the oil in my skin.

On top of it I apply a mineral powder on the oiliest areas (cheeks, nose, between brows) in the morning and then again in the afternoon.

I can't say enough about how good this makeup is for people with pigment irregularities, redness, and oily skin! Plus it has sunscreen, and won't break the bank.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:14 PM

Try using Maybelline Dream Matte Mouse. I've been using it for 3 years now and I have all the same problems as you, it works wonders!! And I've found it really hard to find foundations that match my skin tone (I don't even know why, I thought I had a pretty common skin tone... haha) but they have a lot of choices to chose from, so you can probably find one that matches you pretty good. smile.gif