I understand what you mean about the makeup looking bad with all the dryness, I experienced the exact same thing. I have found that using concealer only on my active spots and hyper-pigmented areas without any foundation looks MUCH better than with foundation. I hated having to come to terms with this because I love how my foundation evened out my skin tone, but the foundation just looked caked on and obvious with my dry skin. The "natural" look just looks best on accutane. :\
Here is how I make myself look at least somewhat done:
Argan oil serum followed by high SPF moisturizer
After allowing moisturizer to absorb, I apply high coverage concealer to all active spots and pigmented areas
I blend the concealer GENTLY with a stipple brush so It doesn't look like I have makeup spots on my skin
I curl my eyelashes (mascara is just too hard to use with my dry eyes) and apply a small dusting of shadow to my eyelids
If I want to get REALLY fancy, I apply just a little bit of blush to the apples of my cheeks. You would think it would make the extra redness in my skin from the 'tane look worse, but I use a very light, natural color that seems to make it look like a more even color than without.
No lip color (useless), I exfoliate my lips gently with a paper towel and cetaphil, and then I apply aquafor.
Hi megtree thanks so much for the reply!! ive read your log and currently keeping up with it and i would like to wear just concealer but i have SO many hyperpigmentation marks that i would probably use up half my concealer in one setting...so sad :/ i bough cetaphil moisturizing cream and its helping A LOT! no flakiness today but im only a month in so im not even THAT dry yet...once i do get dry i will definitely try to just stick with concealer.
and i agree with what youre saying about the blush! i never used blush really until today and instead of highlighting all my pigmentation it actually makes me look healthier? like my face doesnt look so dull and sad from just wearing the foundation.
also, i have one more question...im currently breaking out a lot on my right side of my face (where it was pretty clear until this week!) so im wondering if this is the accutane or if its some other external factor (makeup, different moisturizer, etc)...im on day 30 so is this expected?? that you just randomly breakout where you think your skin has purged enough?? when did your IB relatively end??
But thanks again for stopping by my log and replying i really appreciate it <3