Hey. So I did exactly as you suggested and it looked amazing when I left the house. However I have a 30 min brisk walk to college on Mondays (as part of a course for work) and as my face sweated it made the make up look really patchy! I'm assuming it was the sweating making it patchy anyway. Maybe I need a primer. I was using a rimmel primer but that seemed to make it go a bit patchy looking too! I am allergic/sensitive to so many things as well that I'm reluctant to try things. Bare minerals primer broke me out so badly it took months for it to go down! Anything oily tends to break me out so not sure the facial oil would help but thanks. My entire face is red and bumpy right now I don't think anything is going to help! Oh also, I work in a sterile unit and I'm not even meant to wear make up! I have to wear some or I wouldn't be able to face work at all but it can't really look like I'm wearing any lol.
Hey! That's great you had success, but a shame it was so short lived because of your long walk to work!
You could try a primer- but when you have sensitive skin it's so hard to know what's best. It feels like trying anything new could be a risk!
Personally, I've never been a massive fan of primers as I've found with most of them that they sort of ball up and go lumpy when you apply foundation over the top. The only one I've really liked is the Photo Ready primer by Revlon. It leaves such a smooth, soft texture on your skin and makeup literally clings to it when applied on top. The only downside is that where the makeup does stick to it so well, it makes it harder to blend once you've applied it.
So, a light covering of the primer in your most shiny patches is the best way to go.
Or, you could try an oil free, mattifying gel moisturiser. They work as very good primers and will probably be less cloggy/ irritating to you skin. A good one I used recently is the Pure Focus mattifying gel moisturiser by Lancome, and Dermalogica also used to do a nice mattifying gel.
Whatever the case, you basically need something that sinks straight in a dries to a completely matte finish- which is difficult to get with most classic moisturisers.
Or, as a last resort; you could apply your makeup just before you get to work/ college? I have sneaked into the toilets at work with a bare face a few times and covered up before getting to my desk. But to be fair, I'd have been mortified if anyone I knew spotted me with my naked face out.
On the bright side, my skin has actually pretty much cleared up now- just scarring/ redness left and I put the cure down to vitamin D3 supplements (might have already mentioned that but I'm a massive advocate and can't recommend vit D3 enough!)
Edited by Lily87, 15 April 2013 - 05:40 PM.