I know there's a vegan one by Cover FX that doesn't contain mineral oil, parabens, or sulfates. It's about $40 though, and I've read some reviews saying it's quite heavy. I've read a lot of reviews on Dermablend as well.. it looks like one of those products people either love or loathe. If you can, maybe visit a store and do some patch tests and see what works best for you? Most makeup/department stores have a good return policy as well, so if you try something and hate it you can get a full refund.
I'd learned about Cover FX recently; my eyes bugged to learn that it costs $40 for 1 oz. (If I ever paid that much money for a foundation, it would be something I'd use only for special occasions and, so, would have a single bottle for a full year. Heh.)
Yeah, I think it's imperative that those of us with super-touchy, acnegenic skin only purchase from sellers who have a good return policy for makeup.
There are a lot of BB/CC creams that are oil free, but you might want more coverage than those can give you. I personally find most BB creams to be runny, and settle into pores just as bad as a light liqiud. But pretty much every brand is different. There are some liquids that are really runny and have extremely light coverage, but there are some (like Estee Lauder Double Wear- I used to use this.. it's oil free) that are thick and have much, much better coverage. I've read Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combo skin is a great dupe for that, and it's oil-free as well. Everyone's skin is different and everyone reacts in different ways, so the only way to be sure is to try. I never try out a new foundation on my whole face, though, because I like to know it's not going to break me out before I put it everywhere.
I also recently learned of and bought a bottle of Revlon Colorstay. Luckily, of the two foundation colors I purchased, one definitely matches my fair skin pretty well. Overall, it wore decently for a number of hours, though I could tell that it still looked slightly streaky toward the end, due to my skin's oils wearing it down. But most people might not notice it nearly as much as I did.
BTW, I'm having a guilt complex about my Revlon purchase; I know the company does animal testing, and I have two house rabbits. Oy.
You make a good point about doing spot-testing with makeup. I must admit that I've not been doing that, but I feel a little safer, I guess, because I always am wearing some form of acne medication beneath any/all makeup. My skin would breakout from anything if I didn't have a twice-daily medication application routine in place.
Edited by PrettyInside, 11 April 2014 - 03:19 PM.