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#1 kekamarie

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:44 AM

Every kind of makeup I have used makes my skin look really cakey. I'm not the best at applying makeup either. Is there anything that would be easy to apply that won't make me look cakey?


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 11:00 AM

The one's that worked for me were Rimmel 25 Hour Long Lasting foundation and Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation.  grinwink.gif


Current skin care routine:

 

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Rainwater Botanical's Soap for Troubled Skin

Spot treat with Acne.org's AHA

Clinique Moisture Surge Intense

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

 

 

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Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with Adzuki Micrograin Facial Scrub (All natural-awesome stuff!)

Acne.org Cleanser for extra cleansing ( I wear a full face of makeup)

Frugally Sustainable Blemish Astringent/or Rainwater Botanical's Toner for Troubled Skin (All natural-very soothing and non-drying)

1 1/2 Pumps of Acne.org's 2.5% BP 

Clinique All About Eyes with Baobab oil

Acne.org's Moisturizer (small amount)

 

When I get home from work, I like to let my face breath, so generally, I will use Clinique Take the Day Off Balm with the Adzuki micrograins, followed by a more gentle regimen. Currently, I am using Bare Minerals Blemish Treatment on any actives...LOVE this stuff!

 

 

I've recently added a mask to my routine.  It's all natural and very cheap.  Bentonite clay and apple cider vinegar mixed with a wee bit of tea tree oil. This is great for blackheads!

 

I am currently 100% clear with this mostly natural regimen.  

 

Makeup: Merle Norman's Purely Mineral Makeup Powder

Merle Norman Aqua Balance liquid foundation

 

Primer:

Studio Gear Primer


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:32 PM

Every kind of makeup I have used makes my skin look really cakey. I'm not the best at applying makeup either. Is there anything that would be easy to apply that won't make me look cakey?

 

I figured out that I can make even really cheap, bad quality foundations look amazing if I

 

1. use a high quality makeup brush (I use the MAC foundation brush)

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2. mix a cakey foundation with a light moisturizer before I apply it (I use CeraVe Hydrating Lotion)


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 01:46 PM

Every kind of makeup I have used makes my skin look really cakey. I'm not the best at applying makeup either. Is there anything that would be easy to apply that won't make me look cakey?

 

I figured out that I can make even really cheap, bad quality foundations look amazing if I

 

1. use a high quality makeup brush (I use the MAC foundation brush)

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2. mix a cakey foundation with a light moisturizer before I apply it (I use CeraVe Hydrating Lotion)

What if I don't have a high quality make up brush and don't have the ability to get one before I need it for my interview? Do you have any suggestions for what I could use instead?



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:26 PM

 

Every kind of makeup I have used makes my skin look really cakey. I'm not the best at applying makeup either. Is there anything that would be easy to apply that won't make me look cakey?

 

I figured out that I can make even really cheap, bad quality foundations look amazing if I

 

1. use a high quality makeup brush (I use the MAC foundation brush)

+

2. mix a cakey foundation with a light moisturizer before I apply it (I use CeraVe Hydrating Lotion)

What if I don't have a high quality make up brush and don't have the ability to get one before I need it for my interview? Do you have any suggestions for what I could use instead?

 

The E.L.F stippling brush isn't amazing but it's better than nothing. It's available at Target and Wal-Mart and it's only $3. Barring that, you can just use a makeup sponge, except I would saturate the makeup sponge in moisturizer first so it's not so dry, and then mix moisturizer with your foundation.


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 02:50 PM

I like Almay TLC applied with a damp sponge.



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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:33 PM

I used to use foundation- but after trying foreverrrrr i just gave up. Even before accutane i had this issue- if i put on just  a little coverup it would look "peely". I think its because i have thin skin, thats very delicate. Oh well, cave people never used makeup on a daily basis like we do today so i guess im an al'natural human like cave women.  


 

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:01 PM

I use cover girl outlast 3 in 1 foundation. It's doesn't break me out, and it covers my acne and scarring. Love the stuff.

Developed adult cystic acne out of the blue at the age of 26.

Did the acne.org regimen religiously for 1 year. (It cleared my skin 60% and kept my acne "manageable")

Finally went to the derm July of 2014 and this is my regimen:
doxycycline 100mg twice day
Finacea 15% gel in the morning
Clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide at night.

Hope this works!!!!!

 

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STOPPED Doxycycline

Finacea in the morning

Clindamycin and BP at night

 

 


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Posted 18 November 2013 - 08:49 PM

Do you think that if I don't wear makeup to coverup my acne that I won't get a job? My skin is a bit red and blotchy and I do have active acne but if I can't make my makeup not look cakey should I wear it all. I'm nervous now. I didn't wear makeup for my last interview and I didn't get the job. I can't control my acne and I don't typically wear makeup.



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:47 AM

I use Covergirl 2 in one foundation with the serum and buff it into my skin with a makeup sponge then use VERY fine powder. Watch a few tutorials on Youtube or go to a place like MAC or Sephora to help you out if you're that worried. Also make sure your skin is moisturized :)



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 01:14 AM

Do you think that if I don't wear makeup to coverup my acne that I won't get a job? My skin is a bit red and blotchy and I do have active acne but if I can't make my makeup not look cakey should I wear it all. I'm nervous now. I didn't wear makeup for my last interview and I didn't get the job. I can't control my acne and I don't typically wear makeup.

 

Honestly, yeah, you need makeup.


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