Posted 06 March 2012 - 10:51 AM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:13 PM
Posted 06 March 2012 - 03:31 PM
I use loreal professional studios primer the only one I could buy from the shops here in the UK that was non comodogenic.
I don't know whats available in the USA but research it online before parting with cash.
Then I would get a non comodogenic liquid foundation, clinique is good but maybe not the acne solutions one.... it contains salicylic acid which will cause your skin to peel and get extra dry as it is an acne medication and you are already using a topical... so maybe get superbalanced or perfectly real... their selection of tones is very good so you should be able to get something that works for you.
Then get a non comodogenic concealor... again clinique do some good concealors
Then set it with a non comodogenic powder like a mineral powder
this should give you excellent coverage and not cause breakouts.....
try and select a foundation with an spf aswell so save hassle and wrinkles
this is full coverage.. if you have a problem with redness then you can get green colour correcting primers online
good luck, primers really are awesome btw.. i am a recent convert.. i wish i knew about them before!
Edited by crystal_willow, 07 March 2012 - 01:15 PM.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 04:39 PM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:29 PM
but I will say that adding primer to any routine will improve coverage and the general healthy look of the skin.
Using the right shade of foundation/concealor will work wonders for the even tone of your skin but it won't replicate the effect of a primer although you can apply layers of foundation... kind of using foundation as its own primer. layering will produce fuller coverage but a primer will do it slightly differently so the finished "look" you create will be different. Each product has its own designed purpose but different skin will respond better to different routines/uses so start with a basic "kit" paying attention to what each product is designed to achieve i.e.
primer/colour adjuster (optional extra to smooth over your skin to smooth over uneven texture creating a smooth "base")
foundation liquid* (evens skin tone and as Hapamommy says it can be used as concealor aswell but will need to be layered and allowed to "set" between applications)
concealor (created thicker to allow for more coverage than your foundation can achieve in one application)
then adjust the techniques/amounts to work for your skin xx
Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:26 PM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 04:29 PM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 12:43 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 09:09 PM
Well I went to Sephora and ended up getting BareMinerals! I went with starter kit. Only used it once so far but I like it! It matches well! I got a sample of the makeup forever hd and their primer but I haven't used it yet. Thanks for all the great tips guys! You helped me out a lot!
I have pretty severe acne and recently I've been using Hourglass Veil mineral primer, it works amazing it goes on soo smooth. Then I use Makeup Forever Mat Velvet, it has good coverage, but I put a layer on and then go back and do another layer of it, I let it dry in between layers, then I use Smashbox Halo over it then after all that I use Make Up Forever Hd Microfinsh powder. I have also used Make Up Forever Hd primer I like it pretty well also... I know that seems like a lot but it actually looks really good. It don't look Cakey at all.. I'll post a pic later and show you. I have A TON of acne scars and red marks all over my face and when I out my makeup on you can't see it at all. Of course you can still see the bumps but no scars but good luck with the BareMinerals, I've herd a lot of good reviews in it, just never tried it because I need full coverage lol.