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Foundation Idea For Acne Prone Dry Skin?

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So, I have been asking about moisturizers. and I seem to have an ok one for now. I have been looking everything I am using.. and found maybe i should change my foundation..

Right now, I am using the vichy dermablend, which I thought would be some miracle foundation, however I am not too sure anymore, I ignored it at first, but when I first tried it it was really hard to blend, like I could tell it seemed really dry.

anyway I think it's drying my skin out, and it goes really gross and orangey and even shiny on my forehead etc..

I've been searching the internet for so long to find a foundation in the UK that has really light shades, doesn't clog pores and works well with dry skin..

you guys got any suggestions? not to mention I can't quite afford to buy like 30 pound foundations that are like 30ml.

help!!

also thought i should mention foundations i've tried.

no7 essentials foundation

dream satin liquid ( worked so amazing for a year while on antibiotics, then i guess when i got off my skin fucked up, not sure if it was the foundation or not but I stopped using it mostly because it was too dark anyway)

loreal true match

boujouris healthy mix

dream matte mouse

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kat vod D concealer I use it as foundation since its kid of watery . and the colors match better on skin than some other make ups. I 2 had trouble matching my skin color . it was 2 light or 2 dark . kat vod D seems to match me very well

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not sure if I can get that in the uk?

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mh i like Nars Sheer Glow- but it isnt oil free but works wonders right now because im on accutane and doesnt seems to cause any breakouts irritation. But they make a nars sheer matt too. Erhmm Clinique Even better foundation works pretty well except there lightest shade is to dark for me (yeah im pale). Also for dry skin i find using any kind of brush for my foundation is just a huge no no. I take my nars take a latex free sponge break the little end off so theres almost flat surface thats bumpy and i put stipple onto my skin without tugging. Im sorry i dont really use drugstore foundations because i find they dont really work well with me. Good Luck


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mh i like Nars Sheer Glow- but it isnt oil free but works wonders right now because im on accutane and doesnt seems to cause any breakouts irritation. But they make a nars sheer matt too. Erhmm Clinique Even better foundation works pretty well except there lightest shade is to dark for me (yeah im pale). Also for dry skin i find using any kind of brush for my foundation is just a huge no no. I take my nars take a latex free sponge break the little end off so theres almost flat surface thats bumpy and i put stipple onto my skin without tugging. Im sorry i dont really use drugstore foundations because i find they dont really work well with me. Good Luck

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I use Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream. It doesn't break me out and has WONDERFUL coverage. You said you're pale-- so am I. And it doesn't look weird on my skin at all. It actually sort of oxidizes to your skin color.

I don't have very dry skin, so I put a little powder over it. But I think it would work perfectly for someone with dry skin :D You can find it at Lioele.com and you can order the sample size. It lasts such a long time, too. Good luck!

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wow thanks i'll check it out!

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No problem! :D

I'm actually going to the store to get some Kat Von D Foundation to mix with my Lioele BB cream because I have pretty oily skin. I think the Kat Von D foundation is supposed to be "mattifying," so I think it will be perfect for my skin.

But I must say, Lioele BB cream has been awesome and sometimes I can even go without moisturizer or sunscreen because it acts as both :P

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I have a similar issue, I'm using the Vichy Dermablend, and it's not really mixing well with my skin on Accutane. It was perfect when my skin was less dry, but now it just seems to cling to the dry areas, and it looks pretty obvious that I'm wearing foundation. I think it's just a very highly-pigmented liquid that is supposed to give high coverage, so it sinks into pores very easily, and it doesn't sit well on dry skin. I'm really not sure where to look now, but I was considering a BB cream. I might look into the Lioele one. smile.png

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Blue Moon, you should! I forgot to mention...it's not an American BB cream, it's a Korean one. I'm not sure if you've ever tried a BB cream, but the ones from the US like Garnier BB cream are suuuuper light coverage. I used one a while back and hated it. It was more like a tinted moisturizer. The Lioele one is definitely more like a full-coverage foundation.

Sorry I sound like I'm really pushing the Lioele stuff. I just have never really liked a foundation until I tried it. haha, so it's kind of a big deal for me.

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I've tried Clinique's even better foundation and it was awful. I'm pretty pale also and the color I got was way too dark and orangey. I'm not sure whether it was that specific type ( I'm not sure what's in the foundation because it is supposed to help with dark spots) but it broke me out. I use a little bit of bareminerals and that's good for me.

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Blue Moon, you should! I forgot to mention...it's not an American BB cream, it's a Korean one. I'm not sure if you've ever tried a BB cream, but the ones from the US like Garnier BB cream are suuuuper light coverage. I used one a while back and hated it. It was more like a tinted moisturizer. The Lioele one is definitely more like a full-coverage foundation.

Sorry I sound like I'm really pushing the Lioele stuff. I just have never really liked a foundation until I tried it. haha, so it's kind of a big deal for me.

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I find the Revlon Colourstay for Normal/Dry skin is pretty good. I also have used the Vichy Dermablend thinking it would work miracles and was disappointed when it didn't! The only issue with the Revlon Colourstay is it is quite limited in the colour choices (ironic considering it's name) so I have to use a shade slightly lighter than my skin tone and then use powder to blend down my neck so i'm all one colour!

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Blue Moon, you should! I forgot to mention...it's not an American BB cream, it's a Korean one. I'm not sure if you've ever tried a BB cream, but the ones from the US like Garnier BB cream are suuuuper light coverage. I used one a while back and hated it. It was more like a tinted moisturizer. The Lioele one is definitely more like a full-coverage foundation.

Sorry I sound like I'm really pushing the Lioele stuff. I just have never really liked a foundation until I tried it. haha, so it's kind of a big deal for me.

I will definitely look into that! Some of them do seem a lot like tinted moisturisers, and to be honest, tinted moisturisers probably do exactly the same thing as many (moisturise and tint!). It all seems quite confusing to me, haha. I'm just looking for something that will hydrate my skin, as well as give me a good coverage. smile.png There's nothing worse than a heavy-sitting foundation that clings to dry patches, but I'd rather put up with that than avoid covering my skin, as I'm way too self conscious. Can I find the Lioele cream in the UK? I looked for it on Amazon and it's around £20, but was wondering if I could find a tester first. Do they come in one skin colour?

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I'm currently using Smashbox's new Liquid Halo foundation, after trying out a few other brands (bourjois, stila, mineral makeup). My skin is on the oily side, and I think this foundation would work even better on dry skin. So far, it hasn't broken me out and I have been using it for 2 weeks. Smashbox foundations never break me out, although not all the ingredients are good. Anyway, this one blurs imperfections but it is a bit on the light coverage side, so I use a concealer underneath.


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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Blue Moon, you should! I forgot to mention...it's not an American BB cream, it's a Korean one. I'm not sure if you've ever tried a BB cream, but the ones from the US like Garnier BB cream are suuuuper light coverage. I used one a while back and hated it. It was more like a tinted moisturizer. The Lioele one is definitely more like a full-coverage foundation.

Sorry I sound like I'm really pushing the Lioele stuff. I just have never really liked a foundation until I tried it. haha, so it's kind of a big deal for me.

I will definitely look into that! Some of them do seem a lot like tinted moisturisers, and to be honest, tinted moisturisers probably do exactly the same thing as many (moisturise and tint!). It all seems quite confusing to me, haha. I'm just looking for something that will hydrate my skin, as well as give me a good coverage. smile.png There's nothing worse than a heavy-sitting foundation that clings to dry patches, but I'd rather put up with that than avoid covering my skin, as I'm way too self conscious. Can I find the Lioele cream in the UK? I looked for it on Amazon and it's around £20, but was wondering if I could find a tester first. Do they come in one skin colour?

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I find the Revlon Colourstay for Normal/Dry skin is pretty good. I also have used the Vichy Dermablend thinking it would work miracles and was disappointed when it didn't! The only issue with the Revlon Colourstay is it is quite limited in the colour choices (ironic considering it's name) so I have to use a shade slightly lighter than my skin tone and then use powder to blend down my neck so i'm all one colour!

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I'm currently using Smashbox's new Liquid Halo foundation, after trying out a few other brands (bourjois, stila, mineral makeup). My skin is on the oily side, and I think this foundation would work even better on dry skin. So far, it hasn't broken me out and I have been using it for 2 weeks. Smashbox foundations never break me out, although not all the ingredients are good. Anyway, this one blurs imperfections but it is a bit on the light coverage side, so I use a concealer underneath.

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I'm currently using Smashbox's new Liquid Halo foundation, after trying out a few other brands (bourjois, stila, mineral makeup). My skin is on the oily side, and I think this foundation would work even better on dry skin. So far, it hasn't broken me out and I have been using it for 2 weeks. Smashbox foundations never break me out, although not all the ingredients are good. Anyway, this one blurs imperfections but it is a bit on the light coverage side, so I use a concealer underneath.

I just started using Smashbox's High Definition concealer and it's really nice. I've never tried the foundations, but I'm a little wary about light coverage. I always feel like it almost highlights my imperfections. Do you always wear your concealer underneath rather than on top? I've tried doing that a few times, but my makeup brushes wipe away the concealer. What's your method?


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 use NARS sheer glow foundation! It's medium to full coverage and feels light and very build able.

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