Best Makeup While On Accutane?makeup
Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:33 PM
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:16 PM
I also love the Smashbox Halo foundation while on Accutane. It's not dry like Bare Minerals.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:20 PM
Have a great day!
Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:37 PM
I agree with the above though and avoid powders. I rarely ever use my powder.
Posted 22 January 2012 - 05:06 PM
Buy the full size foundation (the bigger container also wont scrunch up your brush bristles like the containers from the starter kit) in the store so they can give you the best color (I found out that the kit I bought was for asian skin tones after going in!) and then you can buy the same stuff on Ebay for 5$ cheaper or so. One full size foundation cost me about 25$ in store and lasted a year. The brushes are the investment and you can find better quality ones for the price of the BareMinerals brand. Definetly invest is a brush cleanser too.
With that said:
The problems with BareMinerals, for me, the coverage wasn't that great. I actually found it worked better without a primer underneath too FYI. But people with dry skin should avoid BareMinerals or power foundations. Applying the mineral foundation also irritates my skin. For it to look natural, you have to work it in with your face's natural oils. So sensitive dry skin gets irritated, the brush tends to perk up flakes, and in my experience, doesn't ever look that good because dry skin doesn't have sufficient oil as it is!
As for a better altrernative... I'm in the market for something with better coverage because my skin is now worse than ever. But when it was only moderately terrible, I had great results with Revlon's Colorstay liquid foundation.
After much experimentation, the best way to apply it I found was:
1. to use moisturizer (wait 10mins)
2. apply a primer (Sephora brand Oil Control primer is good, but heavily scented) Wait 2-3 mins to let it dry.
3. use a foundation brush to dab on a mix of the foundation with a bit of facial lotion all over my face (heavier dabs on my cheeks where I need the most coverage)
4. spray my whole face with the ELF makeup setting mist and use a sponge to actually spread the foundation and even it out. Then wait another 10mins to let it set.
The ELF mist is a god send. It's 3$ at any drugstore. It feels like it soothes my skin, and using it WITH the foundation (rather than after) really helps application. Liquid foundation, without adding any lotion or the foundation mist, always looks cakey on my skin and once its caked on - good luck fixing it without washing it all off. But the mist is great! when the foundation is still wet on your face, you have a chance to spray some more and dab up any excess with the sponge.