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Mineral Powder Makeups?

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I am wondering if there's any kind of powder/mineral makeup out there that is better than Bare Minerals? I use the pressed version of the powder foundation. I really like the coverage and feel, but I've heard it might have ingredients that are not good for acne.

I am not really willing to change to a liquid foundation unless it is *awesome*. It takes a long time for me to apply liquid and I just don't have the skill or patience. I like the BM because it is quick and easy to apply. Besides, I always have to put a layer of pressed powder over liquid foundations.

I don't really like drugstore brands of makeup. Any suggestions?

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EDIT 6/5/13: If the moderator could please PM me I would like some clarification. Thank you!

its just because you are new. After your status changes, you'll be able to post links.

I use Everyday Minerals out of Austin. They were pretty small when I started using them, but they've grown. Many people here on this board used them. There were many lengthy threads and much love. Until they got larger and provided a less friendly service. Plus they seriously complicated up their colors making it even harder to figure out your match. And some claimed there was a change in formula and it irritated them. Never bothered me any and I haven't felt the need to seek out something else. Besides, I'm in Texas so this is about as buying local as I can get unless a mineral makeup maker has sprouted in Houston.

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Status: Clear after 30 years. Wow, I guess it's been 6 years, now.

[ Story: Severe Acne since I was 10. 10+ years of Dermatologists, Antibiotics, topicals and ACCUTANE did nothing. Discovered oranges triggered the worst of my cystic acne = about 70% improvement. Tried some nutrient supplements like B-complex with zinc and C, saw palmetto and a BHA like the aspirin mask = more improvement, a lot less oily. Then, Diet changes = Clear.

Regimen: Anti-inflammatory, nutrient dense, blood sugar stabilizing diet and supplements (for hormones, inflammation, aging, health). No soap or other cleanser except for hand washing! Water only or Oil cleanse. Aloe Vera mixed with niacinimide and a high linoleic acid oil for moisturizer and reduce pigmentation.

Diet effects acne in so many ways: hormone balance, inflammation, Insulin levels, digestion, allergies and intolerances, liver function, adrenal function, SHBG levels, sebum quality, cell function and turnover, nutrient deficiencies, body fat, etc. Basic advice: Eat, sleep, supplement and exercise like you are a diabetic. And eat real food!

For more information, see my Good Things for Acne thread *Moderator edit - Please refer to the board rules (see “Advertising/soliciting”, “Linking” and “Signatures”)*

When you eat stuff, Stuff Happens!


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I've started using Alima Pure, and I liked it so much I've stopped using my liquid foundation, except for special occasions. I was surprised that the coverage was so good, my chin is pretty red with PIH at the moment and it covers it really well. And there's only a couple of ingredients too, so hasn't broke me out yet :)

My other foundation is Lancome 24hr, and it's amazing too. I'd recommend it if you ever want to try a liquid foundation. Have you tried using a stippling brush to apply liquid foundation? I find when I use mine it takes around 3-4 minutes to dot it onto my face and blend it in.


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I order LilyLolo mineral foundation online. Have been using it for about 6 years and wouldn't dream of changing to something else. They ship to the US as well.

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I use Alima Pure. It has very few ingredients, no weird fillers. I've also used Bare Minerals and a ton of other brands, and this is the one I'm sticking with. It looks extremely natural and doesn't break me out. This is the only one that has ever worked for me.


I'm CelloIsLove.

Here's the problem I see:

People want to heal their acne through diet and lifestyle. Great. But then they get obsessed only with their skin and not how they FEEL. Physically. Emotionally. What is the quality of your life? It's not directly connected to your flesh, I can tell you that. Then obsess over their food. They hear "diet" and think low-fat, juicing, fasting, cleansing, starving. You're young. Do you really think you have liver failure? Do you really think you need more fiber?

Paleo changed my life. It's the only lifestyle that ever helped me-not just with my skin, but with my life. My happiness. My fitness. It says, "Eat good quality meats. Eat lots of veggies. Eat fruit too. Some nuts. Then go outside. Walk around. See the world. Play with friends. Lift heavy things. Get some sun. Then go sleep, wake up and do it again." What that means to me is to live an enjoyable, happy, dynamic life where I can be the best me for the people I love, not anxious, not angry, not depressed.

Be gentle to your skin, your heart, your tummy, and your life.

Get out there and live.

And also eat bacon.


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