Hi everyone. I just joined, although I've had acne for nearly 12 years so I don't know what took me so long! I have been using liquid foundation for many months, L'oreal True Match to be precise, but it causes me to break out in my most acne-prone area, my chin. I use it because I'm very, VERY fair, and most foundations make me look orange no matter how "fair" they promise the shade to be. True Match is the only foundation I've found that matches my Snow White skin. But, I don't want to erupt in spots on my chin all the time! So, I tried mineral makeup about three weeks ago. I found one that came in the perfect shade, that also claimed to be free of harsh chemicals and irritants. It was also affordable, unlike others. I absolutely loved it at first. Then... I noticed my skin was getting very itchy, and I was erupting in even more spots than usual, all over my face, some of them itchy, others either pustules or whiteheads. I used it 5 days ago and I'm still itching like mad. After doing some research I've concluded that it must be Mica, which I think is the main ingredient. I'm so disappointed! I thought the foundation was brilliant. It is called Lily Lolo and is a UK company. I am from the UK, so a lot of mineral foundations are almost impossible for me to get (I don't exactly want the hassle of huge shipping costs). Are there any mineral foundations without Mica that are available in the UK? That also come in vampire shades and preferably don't contain bismuth? I imagine I would react horribly to bismuth if I have reacted this way to mica.
I know I'm probably asking for the impossible - I've been doing this for years so I know what a huge ask it is! -_-