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Best Makeup for Acne Scars??

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I am looking for the absolute best makeup/cover for my acne scars on my cheeks. It's okay if it's really heavy, because I would only want to use it on the areas where I have the worst scarring (cheek area). Is there anything better than dermablend? What about stage makeup? Ugh, why can't it suddenly become fashionable to go out with our faces painted various colors, then I could cover my scars and not look weird while doing so.

Thank you in advance for any makeup/coverup product suggestions! You guys are amazing!! :clap:

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Hello there. Well I am tan skinned and my acne leaves behind black scars, i have gone through all the expensive , organic make up out there and have had no type of luck until my derm perscribed CLINQUE SUPER BALANCED FOUNDATION. It is awesome!!! :dance: It's also for acne pron skin, it wont clog your pores! I used the foundation and mineral powder with the blush. I cant belive how good it looks and last.And it feels as if I have no make up on sometimes, thats how light weight it is. My face looks flawles. It's not cakey or oilly. It works for me! Hope it works for you! The foundation is $20 and so is the mineral powder, the blush is $30, yes a little expensive but this is our faces we are talking about right? lol it's awesome


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Merle Norman, Power base foundation. It's more like a cream - has zinc oxide in it which helps acne skin. Gives opaque coverage for flaws, and scars. $15 last a long time and wears until you remove it.

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Is there such a thing as makeup for guys? If so, which is the best?

Why would makeup for guys be any different than makeup for girls? Skin is skin. Why not just find the best makeup, period?

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Is there such a thing as makeup for guys? If so, which is the best?

yes, some makeup companies have products specifically designed for men. however they tend to be more expensive. the only noticeable difference is the packaging and sometimes the fragrance. imo it is not worth it -- you'd be better off purchasing regular makeup that could potentially have better formulas since they will come from bigger, reputable companies.


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There are a couple of products that I can't live without for concealing acne scars:

Instant Mattification pore perfecting gel-powder by Bliss --- (this one is clear)

and

Skin Perfection Gel by Perfekt (this one is tinted)

I use both of these products under and over some light liquid foundation and light concealer. Neither of these products actually conceal the scar with pigment like foundation or concealer does, but they do an amazing job of smoothing the skin, evening skin tone, and filling in the deep pores that are more visible in depressed scar areas.

They also prevent heavy concealers from looking cakey. Put some on before you use your dermablend and it will make a big difference! in my opinion.

For concealer I use Touche Eclat by YSL. It's very light and probably isn't the best product if you want opaque coverage... but I use it because it looks very natural, even when I use a lot, and it blends well.

For the guy who asked about make-up for men-- you should give the Bliss or Perfekt products a try. They're both very sheer and no one will suspect you're wearing make-up! There's also something called Photo-Finish by Smashbox which is totally clear.

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Is there such a thing as makeup for guys? If so, which is the best?

Why would makeup for guys be any different than makeup for girls? Skin is skin. Why not just find the best makeup, period?

Because until now I couldn't find any makeup that wasn't obvious. I need something (if there is such) that you can put on and no one will suspect that you're wearing make-up. So I thought there might be such a line especially designed for men.

For the guy who asked about make-up for men-- you should give the Bliss or Perfekt products a try. They're both very sheer and no one will suspect you're wearing make-up! There's also something called Photo-Finish by Smashbox which is totally clear.

Thanks a lot for your answer. Do you know if they have a website and you can order it on the internet? I am in Europe. Thanks.

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I am moving this to cosmetics and style. There are many similar topics about makeup and men, please look around in cosmetics and style for multiple suggestions and member's personal experiences.

I like and recommend mineral makeup. It takes time to learn how to apply it and it also requires the proper tools to make it look imperceptible. It takes technique and practice to make it look natural, but it CAN be done. I like Everyday Minerals. Some like Smokey Mountain Minerals. I would not suggest Bare Minerals/Bare Essentuals as their makeup contains bismuth oxychloride and there's a distinctive sheen to the makeup; it's very obvious when on.


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Make up for ever foundations and concealers have great coverage. MAC does too but I've heard a lot of people break out from their line. I haven't broke out but everyone is different.


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truckg,

I posted a thread that talks about just what you are looking for.

Here is the link:

Hope this helps and good luck!

Iris

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Take responsibility for your health; read the full prescribing information for any medication you take and understand that not all risks or potential side effects will likely ever be fully known.

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Hi!

I love these kinds of discussions- I am a huge beauty product junkie, and have tried a few different foundations and formulas. The ones I found best are Laura Mercier silk creme foundation and Revlon Colorstay- both high coverage and great quality! The oil-free GloMinerals concealer is also amazing- really great finish and so smooth. I recently started a blog to share my beauty loves and my experience with acne, so check it out if you are interested! I would love a comment and feedback- :)

-Bec

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i have really bad acne scars on my cheeks and i've tried and tested many foundations. liquid foundations definitely give better coverage than powder foundations so defs look for something along that line. and i'm currently using the Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation which is AMAZING. it gives the best coverage i've ever seen and it blends really well with my skin tone. Revlon Colorstay is also pretty good, gives great coverage just that it makes me look pink? Whereas the LM foundation gives me a more natural dewy kind of look.

and it didn't make me break out or anything :) its pretty expensive though but definitely worth it :) i switch in between LM and Revlon, depending if i have school or i'm going out

hope that helpss!

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Covering acne scars is tricky, especially if you still have active acne. The products that give the best coverage also tend to make you break out, since they are heavier and creamier. The ones I've had the best results from are:

Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer (a little goes a long way. doesn't work well on tattoos, but is great on scars)

Cover Fx (you will probably need someone to help you get the exact color and setting powder mix)

Tarte The Eraser (not as heavy coverage, but doesn't make me break out)

L'oreal True Match (also, not as heavy coverage but great range of colors for exact match)

Someone mentioned MAC makeup. I love all their makeup EXCEPT their foundations and concealers, which make me break out.

Hope that helps!

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Sorry...I'm new to the site. Can you tell me what AHA stands for?

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This is a great discussion - i don't have active acne but have depressed acne scars and red marks on my cheeks. Any suggestions what I can use to cover these? I'm currently using Makeup forever concealer and foundation but I find a few hours after application it disappears exposing my red spots and deep marks :(

I know someone suggested - Instant Mattification pore perfecting gel-powder by Bliss --- (this one is clear) and

Skin Perfection Gel by Perfekt (this one is tinted) but does anyone know if it works? I don't want to keep spending on products!! I've gone bankrupt. Would this be for someone with issues like mine?

What other brands are good for acne prone skin? Derma told me to try out non comodogenic or any water based foundations/concealers... it's just so tough to find those specific ones. Anyone know of any brands that do that - I know Makeup Forever does and Clinique too. Unfortunately the Clinique shades didn't work for my skin tone.

I'm between Fitzpatrick Skin Type IV and V.

Any help would be much appreciated :)

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^^ I have the same problem. I have pitted scars on my cheeks along with some red PIH spots. I'm looking for a concealer that does not clog pores...the one I'm currently using is from "Gio Pelle" it has mineral oil and beeswax which clog pores :(:( guys please I need help!!!

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I went to Sephora yesterday and got some samples of the Lorac primer. It is oil free, fragrance free and silicone free. I'm using it this morning (Only been an hour so far) and makeup seems to be in place and the depression lines/scars seem more even. Let's see how long it lasts!!! But i'm actually surprised at the work a primer does. Try it! I've done some research on primers to make sure they aren't harmful and everything I read seemed to say as long as it is not silicone based or made with mineral oil etc I should be okay. I guess I will give it a shot and see how my skin reacts. Good luck!

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I went to Sephora yesterday and got some samples of the Lorac primer. It is oil free, fragrance free and silicone free. I'm using it this morning (Only been an hour so far) and makeup seems to be in place and the depression lines/scars seem more even. Let's see how long it lasts!!! But i'm actually surprised at the work a primer does. Try it! I've done some research on primers to make sure they aren't harmful and everything I read seemed to say as long as it is not silicone based or made with mineral oil etc I should be okay. I guess I will give it a shot and see how my skin reacts. Good luck!

I dunno but the idea of using a primer never appealed to me, always thought that it's useless but looks like I'm going to give it a try..

My derm gave me this concealer/lotion for covering acne it's from "Linda Sy" skin care line. it has no mineral oil or any other harmful ingredients. It has titanium dioxide zinc oxide, glycerin, sulfur, iron oxides etc haven't tried it yet but I have high hopes for this ..hope it conceals all my red spots plus pitted scarring ..

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I went to Sephora yesterday and got some samples of the Lorac primer. It is oil free, fragrance free and silicone free. I'm using it this morning (Only been an hour so far) and makeup seems to be in place and the depression lines/scars seem more even. Let's see how long it lasts!!! But i'm actually surprised at the work a primer does. Try it! I've done some research on primers to make sure they aren't harmful and everything I read seemed to say as long as it is not silicone based or made with mineral oil etc I should be okay. I guess I will give it a shot and see how my skin reacts. Good luck!

I dunno but the idea of using a primer never appealed to me, always thought that it's useless but looks like I'm going to give it a try..

My derm gave me this concealer/lotion for covering acne it's from "Linda Sy" skin care line. it has no mineral oil or any other harmful ingredients. It has titanium dioxide zinc oxide, glycerin, sulfur, iron oxides etc haven't tried it yet but I have high hopes for this ..hope it conceals all my red spots plus pitted scarring ..

Oh a good primer will make your make up SO much better....I'm really loving the velvet touch foundation primer from GOSH...it's quite amazing! and £12 a bottle it's worth it...it really smooths out my skin, makes make up reallystick and just makes it look more flawless.

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So i tried a primer today and it may have kept the makeup in place for a while longer but still not 100% the way I wanted it to - i guess like someone said it won't fill the depressed scars completely :( My skin is also feeling a bit tingly now - i've washed my face but it seems to be stinging a bit. I don't know if I will continue with a primer :(

I can't afford to have another breakout.

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So i tried a primer today and it may have kept the makeup in place for a while longer but still not 100% the way I wanted it to - i guess like someone said it won't fill the depressed scars completely :( My skin is also feeling a bit tingly now - i've washed my face but it seems to be stinging a bit. I don't know if I will continue with a primer :(

I can't afford to have another breakout.

oh dear, the tingling doesnt sound good...I'd stop using it right away.

no primers are not miracle workers, they do smooth skin out and make it a more even surface to put make up on, but they will not fill everything in...if they did id be hesitant to put them on my face as they would have to be extremely thick and solid!!!!

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Amazing Cosmetics Concealing covers really well. It's $45 for a tiny tube, but you only need a teeny tiny amount to cover ALL of your marks. It even convers up my darkest, nastiest stretch marks when I need it to, and it's waterproof. Really great.


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-Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Power-Clear Scrub

-Carley's Clear and Smooth Exotic Butter Moisturizer

-Aveeno Positively Radiant Moisturizer with SPF 30

-Clean and Clear Persa Gel Maxiumum Strength (spot treat)

-Tretinoin 0.05% (currently twice weekly at night)

-Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask (once a week)

-Everday Minerals Mineral Makeup

-Ortho Tri-Cyclin Lo


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