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To All You Ladies Out There With Foundation Q's, Talk To Me <3

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Alright, this is for everyone out there who has skin issues, and wants to cover them up. Now i know treating is very important, but this post will not be about treating, its about covering. Now I have had my battle with just about every foundation out there, and I think I may have found a good regime for just about everyone who needs coverage.

BEST PRIMER EVER: Philosophy: the present, 25$ at sephora for 2floz. Now maybe your thinking thats expensive, but most drugstore primers are 10-12 dollars for 1oz, so actually you are getting a GREAT deal.

Explanation to this primer: OMG ITS LIKE GLUE. Literally had trouble with foundation slipping and caking and looking all gross after like 2hrs, well now I can go the whole day and not touch up. NEVER in my life did I think i would find something like this. SERIOUSLY INVEST IN THIS. It will boost your confidence and make you want to see people because your makeup will still look as perfect as when you put it on.

CONS: it makes foundation harder to blend, but im sure you can find a technique to work for you.

FOUNDATIONS I BELIEVE IN: Make Up FOrever HD FOUNDATION: this is a holy god of makeup. Alright, they have about 23 shades, which means you WILL find the right one, and the coverage is really good for how flawless it looks. The coverage is a good medium, but its perfect if you wear a good concealer on places you need extra. It has a somewhat dewy finish, but its now like water face look, its more of a glowy, natural look of skin, without the whole natural look crap. Natural looking foundation would be like wearing no foundation, and let me tell you, that will not hide the redness. This foundation gets rid of ALL redness, and it looks so beautiful on the skin.

I am shade 120, which is a light-medium shade with yellow undertones. If your not yellow like i am, do not get this shade lol.

DERMABLEND: I use dermablend's medium cover foundation on my really dark purple scars. I put this on top of the MUFE HD, and it blends really nicely. I look flawless in sunlight, which is something I never have felt before. I used to be scared of the sun, but now I found items that help me. This foundation was made for problematic skin, and the coverage is the best ive seen. It truly is good, but BE CAREFUL because it could easily look cakey.

POWDER: I have powder foundation, its gross. People with acne, oily skin, whatever problem, it just makes you look worse. PLEASE dump this stuff in the garbage, its terrible. It makes all the hairs stand out on your face, and the coverage is not good. Plus minerals irritate acne because they dry the skin, even if its oily.

However, Setting Powder is a good thing on top of a liquid/creme foundation. I use dermablend pressed powder, however any pressed will work.

TECHNIQUES FOR FOUNDATION APPLICATION: ALWAYS,ALWAYS,ALWAYS, use a wet sponge. This was the greatest thing ever invented. Take a sponge, and submerge it in water. Then, squeeze all the water out until sponge is damp. Apply foundation with it. It will make the foundation seamless, and you can add layers onto your face without it caking up.

POWDER APPLICATION: Use a powder puff(can be purchased at any drugstore) and lightly roll the puff over your face. NEVER NEVER EVER, take a brush and dust it all over your face. This will wipe off a lot of the pigment you had on your face. The powder puff method allows like 97% of your foundation to still be there, and also being able to set it. Bare in mind that setting your foundation is important however not necessary if using philosophy THE PRESENT primer.

Highlighting/contouring: This is great for acneic skin. It draws less attention to the zits and more on how flawless your skin looks. Use a matte bronzer and dust it underneath your cheekbones. Highlighting will also make the skin look healthy and beautiful.

I am thinking about making a youtube channel and showing everyone how to do all these things I have previously said, so give me a shoutout if you would like me to make videos on beauty things like this. I would love to show everyone how to feel their best :)

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Another person that likes mufe hd ^_^

I think that's a good idea if you want to make videos.

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I use dermablend for my dark purple acne scars. It works quite nicely. It CAN look cakey if you don't pat it in well enough. Usually I put it on the back of my hand and just dip one of my fingers into it and pat it around over the mark and surrounding skin.

The problem is, is if you're really light skinned you'll have to find maybe a more "full coverage" foundation instead of something sheer....derma blend only has like 5-6 shades and I have the lightest shade and its VERY dark (of course, because it's a foundation made to cover up bad imperfections).

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I jus bought the forever hd foundation yesterday(: so in love with it! Maybe I'll post pictures when I have time(:

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@Vampireninja09 yes, I truly think it's an amazing foundation. The shade range is probably why I like it so much, because it caters to every skin tone literally. I am going to invest in a camera this week, I am looking for an HD camera where that has a screen where I could see myself while filming, so if anyone knows of one thats cheap, good quality, im here lol.

@Ivy. have you ever tried MUFE HD? it has serious coverage. I know that Dermablend's shades are awful...very yellow which works for me however if you dont have a medium skin tone, they dont really do much for anyone. I would also recommend Estee Lauder Doublewear.

@betsy91 oh see :) it is quite amazing. I heard so much hype i had to buy it too :) lol. It's costly however ive had mine since mid september and i use two pumps everyday sometimes i redo my makeup after school if im going out and im still using it. Thats like 4 months of use and I use quite a bit EVERYDAY lol! post pics!

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I jus bought the forever hd foundation yesterday(: so in love with it! Maybe I'll post pictures when I have time(:

Good choice :) It's my favorite. I always want to quit using it because it's so expensive, but I always go back to it. It's the best. I'm actually getting more tomorrow when I go to Sephora.

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I'd like to see a video on this! I need help with the highlighting and contouring especially, but would like to see your whole routine as well.

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I actually really like powder foundation... haha its worked really well for me, I'm sorry you didn't like it though. Everyone's face is different I guess. :) Thanks for the primer tip though, I use smashbox which is like the best primer I've ever used.... but its REALLY expensive, so I'm trying to find alternatives.

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Dan's cleanser

ACV toner

Dan's BP

Boots expert shine control lotion

Eye makeup ONLY

Every Night:

Dan's cleanser

Dan's AHA

Three times a week:

Honey mask

Status: 10/8/12

Clear of acne! I still get the occasional zit, but mostly clear. smile.png

Currently working on my red marks and light scarring.


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I'd like to see a video on this! I need help with the highlighting and contouring especially, but would like to see your whole routine as well.

hehe okay! I just need to find an hd video camera worth buying :) Highlighting and contouring still tricks me, however i feel im pretty good at it


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This is me with the makeupforever HD foundation!

and no makeup!!! WAAAAAAAAAAH sad.png took alot to put that


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This is me with the makeupforever HD foundation!

I can't see the photos :(

and no makeup!!! WAAAAAAAAAAH sad.png took alot to put that

Oops...what happened? I ment to say....I cannot see your photos.

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I'm iffy about MUFE HD primarily because it's terrible without a primer - dry skin and flakes are more prominent without the primer.

But when you use a primer before it MUFE HD looks amazing.

I just bought a MUFE complexion starter kit and have been using the HD Primer, HD Foundation, and HD Setting Powder for over 3 weeks now (not every day of course) but I haven't broken out from it at all. So I'm gonna continue to use it. IT really does look awesome in daylight - it looks very natural as long as you don't cake it on, and conceal only in the areas where you need it. The coverage is pretty buildable too.

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90+ % clear since October 2011!

AM - Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser - Neutrogena Acne Stress Control Treatment - Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Creme For Face SPF55

MAKEUP - Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - MAC Studio Finish Concealer - Cover FX Powder FX

PM - Kose Softymo White Cleansing Oil - Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser - La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo - Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Cream - CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

OPTIONAL - Neutrogena Visibly Clear Wash/Mask


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I love this topic! I would love to see some of your beauty videos if and when you make them :]

@Samsamsamsamsam i'm currently using Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer. The one in the dark tube (Oil-free). I LOVE it! It's pricey ($42) but you hardly need any and i've had it for a year now. It offers amazing coverage and moisture. I apply ELF (eyeslipsface.com) HD setting powder over it with a powder puff (always a clean one). Now what can anyone tell me about some under eye concealers?!

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Atm I'm using Clinques Anti-Blemish Foundation, the cover is alright, not amazing though - But it dosen't irritate my skin or break me out

But it does go orange on my very pale skin if I try to apply another layer.

(I can't touch powder or mineral make up, if I do = eczema)

Really like the look of the HD foundation, bit of a hinderance it has so many shades & you can't buy it online, maybe ebay.

The nearest store is London, to far away for me to find out the closest shade to my skin sad.png

Anyone know of a foundation for pale skin (with maybe? slight yellow undertones) that gives really great coverage but still looks natural enough?


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L'Oreal True Match is actually pretty good. They have lots of shades and are perfect for fair skin (no orange undertones)

After trying expensive foundations, I think that L'Oreal can compete with them. Coverage is pretty good too.

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^I used to wear loreal. The coverage is good yes, and they do have a good range of shades, I'll give them off. That was one of the main reasons why I used it for so long, heh heh...because I found an exact match to my skin tone. The drawbacks of it being drying though (just my opinion of course) made me switch. My skin always looked flaky when I wore it. Maybe it's just because I was using a pale shade though, I don't know.

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Atm I'm using Clinques Anti-Blemish Foundation, the cover is alright, not amazing though - But it dosen't irritate my skin or break me out

But it does go orange on my very pale skin if I try to apply another layer.

(I can't touch powder or mineral make up, if I do = eczema)

Really like the look of the HD foundation, bit of a hinderance it has so many shades & you can't buy it online, maybe ebay.

The nearest store is London, to far away for me to find out the closest shade to my skin sad.png

Anyone know of a foundation for pale skin (with maybe? slight yellow undertones) that gives really great coverage but still looks natural enough?

If you wanted to hunt down the MUFE HD you would probably be shade 117. That is the lightest one with yellow undertones. Also Boots No. 7 lifting and firming foundation is wonderful as well. I actually prefer the Boots one most of the time instead of the HD

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I like Hourglass tinted moisturizer a lot so far.

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I use Monistat Chafing Relief Powder Gel, found in the Feminine Care aisle in any drugstore, as a primer. Its main ingredient is dimethicone (silicone). Costs $7 and can easily compare to Smashbox or any of those other high-end brands. I use it all over my eyes, too. It makes removing eye makeup so much easier!

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Thanks for sharing, LiveTieDye, but I just wanted to point out that what works for you isn't always the only/best option for everyone, which is what I got from the tone of your post in certain places. I apply liquid foundation with a brush (Sigma F80) and am very happy with the results, and I use a duo fiber/finishing brush to apply my setting powder, which works fine as long as I use a gentle patting motion rather than sweeping the brush over my face. Also, not all mineral makeup irritates the skin; in fact I would argue that some brands of MMU are much better for acne-prone skin than any brand of liquid makeup, because powders are less comedogenic than liquids. I learned a lot from the posts of LabGirl, who's a cosmetic chemist. I forget her full member name but I think it's LabGirl followed by some numbers.

But thanks again for your helpful post and your product recommendations (especially the Philosophy primer). I currently alternate between Meow Cosmetics Flawless Feline mineral foundation and Equilibrium Balancing Powder, and Tarte ReCreate Anti-Aging Foundation and Clean Slate Primer. I also like Hourglass Mineral Primer and Laura Mercier Invisible Setting Powder.

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L'Oreal True Match is actually pretty good. They have lots of shades and are perfect for fair skin (no orange undertones)

After trying expensive foundations, I think that L'Oreal can compete with them. Coverage is pretty good too.

I really thought that was a good foundation cause of the colors however the day i wore it i looked in the mirror and saw like 10 more zits..


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L'Oreal True Match is actually pretty good. They have lots of shades and are perfect for fair skin (no orange undertones)

After trying expensive foundations, I think that L'Oreal can compete with them. Coverage is pretty good too.

I really thought that was a good foundation cause of the colors however the day i wore it i looked in the mirror and saw like 10 more zits..

Hahaha I stopped wearing makeup a while ago. So I cannot really tell if it caused zits, but I remember when i wore make-up I had new acne all the time.

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Thank you so much for your tips!!! I'll try using a wet sponge to apply my foundation now.

Also, Make Up For Ever is a GREAT brand. I don't have their HD Foundation, but I use their Full Cover concealer for my blemishes and underneath my eyes, and it really covers everything up. It isn't cakey, and it blends well into the skin. I use MAC Studio Fix foundation on top, and they work together nicely to cover everything up.

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[CURRENT REGIMEN]

AM:

Wash with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel (European version) + Clarisonic Mia

Apply CeraVe AM Moisturizer w/ SPF 30

Apply Aczone (dapsone)

PM:

Wash with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel + Clarisonic Mia
Apply CeraVe PM Moisturizer
Apply Epiduo (adapalene + benzoyl peroxide)
50 mg of Spironolactone

[CURRENT STATUS]
90% clear


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Thank you so much for your tips!!! I'll try using a wet sponge to apply my foundation now.

Also, Make Up For Ever is a GREAT brand. I don't have their HD Foundation, but I use their Full Cover concealer for my blemishes and underneath my eyes, and it really covers everything up. It isn't cakey, and it blends well into the skin. I use MAC Studio Fix foundation on top, and they work together nicely to cover everything up.

YAYY! haha your welcome :)


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