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Best Makeup For Acne Prone Skin

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Would anyone recommend Revlon Colourstay foundation?

A lot of people seem to love this foundation for it's great coverage but I've never tried it myself.

Was wondering what anyone here thought of it for people with acne?

I bought Revlon Colorstay about a month ago. I think it works very well for the price. I don't really have acne anymore, just PIH that I need to cover up, and Colorstay does the trick on my more faded marks. On the newer, fresher marks, I usually have to put a little concealer on top of the foundation. The finish is very matte and almost a bit powder-y looking, but not cakey...just a nice finish. It lasts a good while too. Also, it comes in many shades, which is great.

yeah Revlon was great back then, but not now, I guess its quality was downgraded just like VMV's. been loyal to this product since 2006, but later this year, suddenly this product gave me a lot of small bumps on my face and wasted money on trying out their other foundation products. tsk tsk... really made my world turned upside down.

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I never liked Revlon Colorstay. It felt way too heavy and cakey.

For the time being, I am using Vichy/Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation. Pretty good coverage and it has spf, but it does make your face shiny after a while and it is pricey.

After I finish accutane, I am thinking of switching to either Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation or Make Up Forever (Mat Velvet or HD). Which would be better/provide better coverage?


Started Accutane (Amnesteem): 25 July 2013

Month 1: 40 mg

Month 2: 60 mg

Month 3: 60 mg

Month 4: 60 mg

Month 5: 60 mg

Month 6: 40 mg

Done!


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MAC has actually had more issues than not. They're too thick and heavy for most people with acne or sensitive skins as Britta Peterson above said. Of course it doesn't affect everyone, as everyone is different. But I 100% agree with the CoverFX statement, they're fantastic! And they have acne treatment in their product. I trained in Esthetics with CoverFX and that would definitely be my recommendation to someone suffering from acne. A lot of the drugstore makeups, even Physicians Formula isn't the greatest, but it does work for some people. It just depends I guess! I hope everyone finds what they're looking for. Sephora is a great place to get great skin treatments and make up, so I agree with that too! =)

Make sure to avoid MAC face cosmetics. I have been an avid MAC user until my dermotologist told me to throw it away! Even many of the MAC consultants do not recommend their face products to acne/sensitive skinned people.

I've switched to Cover FX and I LOVE IT! It's full coverage speficially designed for people with acne, so there is absolutely no risk of it breaking you out. I 100% recommend it to anyone looking!

So silly. Just because MAC didn't work for you doesn't mean that it won't work for someone else. There are many MAC products that I absolutely love and have used for years without any special problems.

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I have suffered from acne my whole life, and even now in my adult life am suffering from acne and oil. I'm currently using Estee Lauder, it's a double wear liquid foundation and has caused no issues with my acne. But I would always suggest a primer under your foundation, and CoverFX actually makes one that treats acne as well as keeping you matte and your pores refined all day. As for no make up, it always helps to have a day or two of no cosmetics but unfortunately most people don't want to reveal their skin when it's breaking out, so I also suggest double cleansing your skin at the end of your day. And keep moisturized as your oil production will increase with lack of moisture. Always wash your make up off at the end of the day, your skin does it's healing at night when you're asleep. =) Good luck everyone! I hope you find what you're looking for. nod.gif

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I've tried SO many foundations, from drugstore to high end, and the BEST one for acne-prone, oily/combination skin - is Make Up For Ever Mat velvet + - this controls my shine and covers ALL of my marks (unless I get a huge cystic bump, then I need a bit of MAC studio fix concealer on top) and you can't even tell I have acne

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I absolutely love makeup by Origins, my cousin got me hooked on it 14 years ago and I haven't looked back on anything else since!!! It hides acne and scars very well and the look is so natural !!! You can order it thru their main website or go to Macys smile.png

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MORNING

Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Moisturizer
Take Minocycline 100mg (when needed)

NIGHT
Take Spironolactone 50 mg
Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Apply Aczone 5%
Retin-A .1% (waits 20 to 30 mins before applying)


MAKEUP

Origins Silk Screen Powder in Light Spice from Macys

Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation
Lancôme Blush in Shimmery Pink Pool
Origins Lipstick in Buttercup
BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Water Proof in Black Lace


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I really love Merle Norman foundations. Most are all fragrance free, oil free, non-acnegenic, non-comedogenic...and most all their products are made in the USA. They are also cruelty free if that is one of your concerns surprised.gif


Current skin care routine:

AM

Rainwater Botanical's Soap for Troubled Skin

Spot treat with Acne.org's AHA

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

PM

Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with Adzuki Micrograin Facial Scrub (All natural-awesome stuff!)

Acne.org Cleanser for extra cleansing ( I wear a full face of makeup)

Frugally Sustainable Blemish Astringent/or Rainwater Botanical's Toner for Troubled Skin (All natural-very soothing and non-drying)

1 1/2 Pumps of Acne.org's 2.5% BP

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

Acne.org's Moisturizer (small amount)

When I get home from work, I like to let my face breath, so generally, I will use Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with the Adzuki micrograins, followed by a more gentle regimen. Currently, I am using Bare Minerals Blemish Treatment on any actives...LOVE this stuff!

I've recently added a mask to my routine. It's all natural and very cheap. Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar mixed with a wee bit of tea tree oil. This is great for blackheads!

I am currently 100% clear with this mostly natural regimen.

Makeup: Merle Norman's Purely Mineral Makeup Powder

Merle Norman Aqua Balance liquid foundation

Primer:

Studio Gear Primer


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I use prescriptives matte finish with sunscreen. I have used it since 16 now 25. It really does not break me out if I wash it off correctly and don't really powder throughout the day. I also use their concealer. For powder I use Almay. I also use physician formulas highlighter and Victoria secret mascara and blush. I know what causes my acne and it definitely is not my makeup.

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Make sure to avoid MAC face cosmetics. I have been an avid MAC user until my dermotologist told me to throw it away! Even many of the MAC consultants do not recommend their face products to acne/sensitive skinned people.

I've switched to Cover FX and I LOVE IT! It's full coverage speficially designed for people with acne, so there is absolutely no risk of it breaking you out. I 100% recommend it to anyone looking!

Make sure to avoid MAC face cosmetics. I have been an avid MAC user until my dermotologist told me to throw it away! Even many of the MAC consultants do not recommend their face products to acne/sensitive skinned people.

I've switched to Cover FX and I LOVE IT! It's full coverage speficially designed for people with acne, so there is absolutely no risk of it breaking you out. I 100% recommend it to anyone looking!

MAC makeup gave me Milia, it did not however aggravate my inflammatory acne. Back a couple of years ago Studio Tech cream makeup was my go to makeup as it was the only thing that was thick enough to cover my large "raised" acne pimples. I never got more "inflammatory" acne lesions from MAC, but it did create the additional problem of acne cosmetica which is why I wouldn't recommend their makeup on a *daily basis* however it's great for film and T.V.

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Find a products that are water based. Water based products do not clog pores.

I swear by Dinair. Its airbrush makeup.

Pros: Make your skin flawless, long lasting, covers anything, doesn't look cakey, and doesn't break me out.

Cons: It's expensive and you got to clean the airbrush gun every time you use it. It's really time consuming, but its my HG.

Products that are waterbased: Face & Body Liquid Makeup by Makeup Forever, Face & Body Foundation by MAC, Maybelline PureMakeup, ect.

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I went through all the make up threads the other day since I was looking for a good concealer and foundation to replace my Urban Decay. I narrowed my list down by looking at all the ingredients and finally went and bought Almay Smart Shade concealer and Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30. I've been using both for a week now without any new breakouts! YAY! I was a little nervous to go with a powder foundation only because I never liked them in the past since they tend to look cakey, but this one doesnt! Thank you to the person who recommended these products!

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I went through all the make up threads the other day since I was looking for a good concealer and foundation to replace my Urban Decay. I narrowed my list down by looking at all the ingredients and finally went and bought Almay Smart Shade concealer and Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30. I've been using both for a week now without any new breakouts! YAY! I was a little nervous to go with a powder foundation only because I never liked them in the past since they tend to look cakey, but this one doesnt! Thank you to the person who recommended these products!

I have Urban Decay's Naked foundation, but I'm still not sure how I feel about it. Did you notice more breakouts from it?

I used Smart Shade a few years ago, but couldn't find the right shade.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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I went through all the make up threads the other day since I was looking for a good concealer and foundation to replace my Urban Decay. I narrowed my list down by looking at all the ingredients and finally went and bought Almay Smart Shade concealer and Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder SPF 30. I've been using both for a week now without any new breakouts! YAY! I was a little nervous to go with a powder foundation only because I never liked them in the past since they tend to look cakey, but this one doesnt! Thank you to the person who recommended these products!

I have Urban Decay's Naked foundation, but I'm still not sure how I feel about it. Did you notice more breakouts from it?

I used Smart Shade a few years ago, but couldn't find the right shade.

At first I loved Urban Decay's Naked foundation, but after maybe a month of use I noticed I had lots of clogged pores. You couldn't really see them unless you looked at my skin in harsh daylight super closely, but it bothered me a lot. I didn't realize that the foundation was causing my clogged pores because I didn't notice any blemishes from it right away. I stopped using it about 10 days ago and my skin does seem to look less congested.

I'm using light/medium for Smart Shade and I noticed it doesn't break me out, but the shade is a little weird. It matches my skin tone but seems a little gray once it dries. It would look odd if I didn't put foundation over it, but so far the Physicians Formula is great for me and masks the gray from the concealer.

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I have Urban Decay's Naked foundation, but I'm still not sure how I feel about it. Did you notice more breakouts from it?

I used Smart Shade a few years ago, but couldn't find the right shade.

At first I loved Urban Decay's Naked foundation, but after maybe a month of use I noticed I had lots of clogged pores. You couldn't really see them unless you looked at my skin in harsh daylight super closely, but it bothered me a lot. I didn't realize that the foundation was causing my clogged pores because I didn't notice any blemishes from it right away. I stopped using it about 10 days ago and my skin does seem to look less congested.

I'm using light/medium for Smart Shade and I noticed it doesn't break me out, but the shade is a little weird. It matches my skin tone but seems a little gray once it dries. It would look odd if I didn't put foundation over it, but so far the Physicians Formula is great for me and masks the gray from the concealer.

Yeah, I thought so too. I read some reviews for Urban Decay and quite a few people said it broke them out. Too bad because it's free of most harsh chemicals. I'm not sure what could be irritating in the ingredients....the sephora salesgirl said it might be dimethicone, but I use another foundation with it and it doesn't break me out.

Smart Shade turned a bit gray on me too, and I think it may have clogged my pores a little. I might check out physicians formula. I tried their foundation but I couldn't find the right shade again.


Current regimen: garlic supplements [as needed], Enzymedica gluten blocker [as needed], nicadan [not sure if it works yet]. I try to simplify as much as I can. Don't take more supplements than you need....try one at a time and be patient.

The supplements that really helped me when my acne was at its worst: inositol, DIM [not as frequently now!] digestive enzymes [don't need them every day anymore, only on cheat days], herpanacine & vitamin C with rose hips/ low acid [not every day], regular sun exposure for vitamin D3, superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzyme supplements. NOTE: I do not recommend DIM for long term use, and I do not recommend hormonal creams without doctor supervision.

Lifestyle & Skin Care: acupuncture, regular exercise/ yoga, low histamine diet, avoiding unnecessary stress, balancing skin's PH (using Image Ormedics), using distilled/ filtered water to wash face, occasional high frequency facials...

 

Grocery list:

 

** Find the cause, find the cure **

** If you have a question for me, please ask it publicly so that others can benefit from the discussion**

 

 


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Sephora Tarte BB Cream Tinted Moisturizer with Amazonian Clay is FANTASTIC and beneficial for severely acne prone skin like mine. It has a bit of a sparkle in it when you put it on as well making your skin noticeably glowy. I use Sheer Cover Mineral loose powder and concealer with the Tarte. All of these combined give great coverage that lasts all day even when I workout. I don't ever breakout with these products. Amazon clay is suppose to be healing to acne prone skin and it indeed does. It feels great in addition to looking like I came out of a facial when I wear it. Highly recommend Tarte and Sheer Cover......


Skin Regimen


AM

Boscia Clarifying Facial Cleanser

Obagi-C Clarifying Serum

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer

Acanya (Benzoyl Peroxide/Clindamycin)

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunscreen SPF 50+

PM

Boscia Clarifying Facial Cleanser

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturizer

Tazorac 0.1% Topical Gel


Spironolactone 150mg. once daily for hormonal breakouts

Facials every 3-4 months or as needed for maintenance


Make-Up of choice:

Sheer Cover Loose Powder or Sephora Tarte Loose Powder

Sephora Tarte Tinted Moisturizer BB Cream with Amazonian Clay

(Updated 2015)


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I can't find makeup that covers up depressed scarring :-\ Any reccs?


Summer Routine
AM

CeraVe Hydrating Bar

Paula's Choice 8% AHA Gel

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion everywhere but forehead

Vaseline everywhere but forehead  (can't emphasize enough)

BP 2.5% 

L'areal True Match Lumi W6/ mix with Pro-Glow in 209 if need darker color 
 

PM
Garnier Micellar Water on a cotton pad for eye makeup,
Simple Micellar for foundation

CeraVe Hydrating Bar 

Paula's Choice 8% AHA and 2% BHA

Wait 15 min 

Shark sauce on lower face
 

 Pop white heads with popping utensil if needed. Leave popped pimple alone

                         

 

 

 

 


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My skin is extremely sensitive and acne prone. I used mac foundation and that was a huge mistake. Don't ever use that...it's way too thick and heavy. Right now I'm using Lancome Teint Miracle and it's perfect for me! It's 37% water and it's non-comedogenic and oil free.

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GLO Minerals light but amazing coverage buy it on Amazon.com gettthe pressed powder foundation and cream concealer if needed

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I would suggest you go for a mineral makeup. This will be better for your skin. there are many high end and low ends that you can try, you just have to find the one that works best for you. I personally love ELF.

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I've been using Lorac Natural Performance (Oil-free) for about 5 years without any problems, even without a primer. It's on the matte side, which I don't necessarily like as I'm on the drier side, but it absolutely does not break me out. I'm in the market still for a dewey foundation, and will let you know if I locate one that I don't believe is causing clogged pores.

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If you are using bare minerals and have cystic acne stop!!!! I have had clear skin my entire life, a year and a half ago I started getting huge cystic pimples on my chin.. Why I continued to use this make up I have no idea. I figured because I used the loose powder in high school and never broke out that couldn't be the reason. I got allergy tested, stopped eating dairy gluten etc, went to 3 derms, did everything. Then finally I realized the only thing that I started doing differently when I started breaking out was using the bare minerals (not the loose powder the full coverage compact although I don't think it matters) since I stopped using it I have gotten zero cystic pimples!!! Nothing!!! Skin is clear for the first time in almost two years and healing luckily with no scars just red marks that are quickly fading, I also stopped using cerave!!! I use nuetrogena ultra gentle cleanser and cetaphil foam for oily skin if I have more make up on then normal. I'm using cover girl oil free compact (it's a light/sheer formula and doesn't make me break out) seriously.. If you were suffering from cystic acne the first thing you need to do is stop using bare minerals.....

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A couple of "safe" ones I have found are Priia mineral (they have a cream foundation), and Make Up Forever Face & Liquid Makeup (the other ones by Make Up Forever have pore clogging ingredients.

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