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#1 Kris1787


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Posted 21 April 2013 - 10:09 PM

Hey everyone, I need some suggestions for a new foundation. I've tried drugstore brands like covergirl and Revlon, they're cheap but I think I'm now willing to spend a little more bucks. I have combination skin, more on the oily side, and I'm looking for a full coverage makeup. I have large pores and a lot of scarring and also active acne. I've been looking at Clinique, smashbox, lancome, makeup forever, and Almay. I've heard a lot of people using almay. I need some suggestions on a foundation and not a concealer! If anyone can help, thanks!

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:50 AM

The highest coverage foundations I know of are


Vichy dermablend

Kat Von D Lock-it

Estee Lauder Double Wear


If you youtube demos for them you can get a look at how pigmented they are, they are foundations but theyre high coverage enough to be used as a concealer. For the Vichy/Estee foundations I know you can go to the counters and get 10 day samples :)

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 08:52 PM

I currently use Almay because it doesn't seem to cause me to break out, but I would rate it as a light to medium coverage at best.


As XXYY above has listed as high coverage, I've used Estee Lauder doublewear in the past and boy does that stuff cover up everything.  I did find it hard to remove in the evening though.  Cleanser by itself didnt get it all off - I had to cleanse and then use a makeup remover wipe to get the last bit off. 

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I started following Dan's Regimen in September 2011 after suffering with acne for 20 years or so. I followed the Regimen instructions exactly and became 100% clear within 9-11 weeks. In December 2011 and after being consistently clear for over a month, I started to slowly reduce the amount of BP I used until I was only applying BP at night. My skin still remained clear however I sometimes switched to applying BP twice a day for a few days (perhaps once a month) if I felt a few under skin bumps starting to come up. I used acne.org products (including AHA and jojoba oil) and sometimes cetaphil moisturiser at night if I felt my skin was especially dry.  In the gallery I show my week by week progress following the regimen.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 11:46 AM

Foundations that have the most pigment are Dermablend and CoverFX.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:38 PM

Expensive doesn't always mean better. I paid $70 for a tube of Clinique liquid foundation for acne and it turned really orange on my skin and it never fully dried on my skin. By the end of the day I was so wet and oily, it was very unappealing. I never had the courage to spend that much on foundation again and I also feel that Australia really lacks variety in acne safe foundations.

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