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#1 Sky13

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Posted 01 June 2014 - 05:39 PM

Just thought Id post a topic where people can post their foundation recommendations as I see a lot of people asking about good foundations on here so I thought if there was a topic where people could recommend and discuss it would make it super easy! smile.png

 

Also I think finding a good foundation is SO difficult and whenever I feel like trying something new I can never find any good recommendations for people with acne-prone skin anywhere. So here are my recommendations:

 

 Estee Lauder Double Wear- This is what I would call my "holy grail" foundation. I know it will stand the test in all situations, nights out, hot weather anything. The coverage is amazing all my pigmentation is covered and skin tone looks even. I would highly recommend this foundation for anyone with red marks from acne. Its pretty expensive but I feel its worth it as it gives me confidence in my appearance. 

 

Makeup Forever Mat Velvet+- Another one of my favorite foundations. I wouldnt say it is as full coverage or long lasting as the double wear but it is more natural looking. I prefer this for during the day then my double wear at night. It keeps shine at bay but I would recommend setting it with a powder just to be sure.

 

Both are described as non-comedogenic and non-acnegenic. Neither have broken me out (I think). 

 

Im excited to see other peoples recommendations. 


Currently Using: First Aid Beauty Deep Cleanser, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery, Paulas Choice 2.5% BP, Olay Sensitive Beauty Fluid. 

Extras: Paulas Choice 10% AHA & Paulas Choice 2% BHA.

Failed: Duac, Differin, Bactrim, Tetracycline, Doxycycline. 

 

Acne status: Clear on chin and forehead except for pigmentation. Working on closed comedones around nose, top lip, upper cheeks and overall skin texture.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:04 PM

Nice topic! I can recommend revlon color stay for oily skin. Good coverage! also clinic acne solutions is OK... and I love everyday minerals products. 



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Posted 23 June 2014 - 11:28 PM

I love double wear. I would never leave my room without it.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 07:43 PM

Ditto to Double Wear. AMAZING foundation. Heavy coverage, yes, but it doesn't budge. If Lauder discontinues it, I would probably fly to their offices to protest in person.

 

Almay Truly Lasting Color 16 Hour is a close second.

 

I've tried 'em all, and these two work best for my skin.




My regimen:

Mornings:
CeraVe Foaming Cleanser Normal to Oily Skin
Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Toner, Oily/Combination Skin (no alcohol, tons of antioxidants)

Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Serum

CeraVe AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion 30 SPF for Normal to Dry Skin

Amnesteem 40mg daily, 6-month course started June 30, 2014

Evenings:
CeraVe Foaming Cleanser Normal to Oily Skin
Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Toner, Oily/Combination Skin (no alcohol, tons of antioxidants)
CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion for Normal to Dry Skin

Make-Up (on the days I have to wear it for business, etc.):
Estee Lauder Double Wear or Almay TLC 16 hour foundation


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 03:44 AM

Double wear light for me, still great coverage and oil control and I love the squeezy bottle too.  I find double wear too heavy for me and a bit cakey on my skin, but my skin is now a bit more on the dry side since being on the pill for a year.


Current Routine

 

AM: 

Cleanse: Boots No 7 Cream Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin ( removing with some warm water and a tissue) or Priori Gentle AHA Cleanser (every few days)

Moisturise: Aveene light moisturising lotion (oil free) spf 20

Topicals:  Vitage protect and perfect serum, after I moisturise now that it's coming into fall and winter

 

PM

Cleanse: Boots No 7 Cream Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin (remove with some warm water and a tissue or a damp warm wash cloth for days when I'm wearing a lot of make up) or Priori AHA Gentle Cleanser. Sometimes I will double cleanse with my cream cleanse then aha milk cleanser maybe twice a week

Moisturise: E45 cream or liz earl gentle moisturiser

Topicals: Differn 0.1% before or after moisturiser

 

Bliss aha mask once a week/every two weeks

 

Oral medication: Dianette BCP now Cilest

Supplements: Altrient B multi B vitamin lipo soluble gel formula, mix one a day with water

 

Current make up: Charlotte Tilbury light wonder foundation in fair 3, NARS creamy concealer, Dollish CC cream for days when I don't want to wear foundation and Jane Iredale mineral powder to finish.  For some colour I use tea to tan By Terry, it's water base tint to give me some colour and various cream and powder blushes (love my blushes) currently loving Charlotte Tilbury beach sticks, lovely cream blush and bronze highlighters.

Tools: Sigma F80 Kabuki for foundation or Real Techniques beauty blender and pretty much every other real techniques for the rest of my make up

 


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 06:45 AM

Double wear light for me, still great coverage and oil control and I love the squeezy bottle too.  I find double wear too heavy for me and a bit cakey on my skin, but my skin is now a bit more on the dry side since being on the pill for a year.

Ive been interested in double wear light, I tried a sample but I couldnt apply it properly it stuck to all my dry patches awfully and looked cakey. How do you apply it?


Currently Using: First Aid Beauty Deep Cleanser, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery, Paulas Choice 2.5% BP, Olay Sensitive Beauty Fluid. 

Extras: Paulas Choice 10% AHA & Paulas Choice 2% BHA.

Failed: Duac, Differin, Bactrim, Tetracycline, Doxycycline. 

 

Acne status: Clear on chin and forehead except for pigmentation. Working on closed comedones around nose, top lip, upper cheeks and overall skin texture.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:20 AM

I know what you mean, I need to moisturise really well and I get the best application with a damp beauty blender, I use the real techniques one, I find it helps blend a lot better and gives a really nice finish.


Current Routine

 

AM: 

Cleanse: Boots No 7 Cream Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin ( removing with some warm water and a tissue) or Priori Gentle AHA Cleanser (every few days)

Moisturise: Aveene light moisturising lotion (oil free) spf 20

Topicals:  Vitage protect and perfect serum, after I moisturise now that it's coming into fall and winter

 

PM

Cleanse: Boots No 7 Cream Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin (remove with some warm water and a tissue or a damp warm wash cloth for days when I'm wearing a lot of make up) or Priori AHA Gentle Cleanser. Sometimes I will double cleanse with my cream cleanse then aha milk cleanser maybe twice a week

Moisturise: E45 cream or liz earl gentle moisturiser

Topicals: Differn 0.1% before or after moisturiser

 

Bliss aha mask once a week/every two weeks

 

Oral medication: Dianette BCP now Cilest

Supplements: Altrient B multi B vitamin lipo soluble gel formula, mix one a day with water

 

Current make up: Charlotte Tilbury light wonder foundation in fair 3, NARS creamy concealer, Dollish CC cream for days when I don't want to wear foundation and Jane Iredale mineral powder to finish.  For some colour I use tea to tan By Terry, it's water base tint to give me some colour and various cream and powder blushes (love my blushes) currently loving Charlotte Tilbury beach sticks, lovely cream blush and bronze highlighters.

Tools: Sigma F80 Kabuki for foundation or Real Techniques beauty blender and pretty much every other real techniques for the rest of my make up

 


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 07:46 AM

Ah okay I see I tried to use a stippling foundation brush and I just couldnt get the foundation on my face I have the real techniques beauty blender dupe so I might get a new sample and give it a try with that thanks! 


Currently Using: First Aid Beauty Deep Cleanser, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery, Paulas Choice 2.5% BP, Olay Sensitive Beauty Fluid. 

Extras: Paulas Choice 10% AHA & Paulas Choice 2% BHA.

Failed: Duac, Differin, Bactrim, Tetracycline, Doxycycline. 

 

Acne status: Clear on chin and forehead except for pigmentation. Working on closed comedones around nose, top lip, upper cheeks and overall skin texture.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 02:44 AM

Make Up For Ever's Mat Velvet + really is amazing (as long as you moisturize beforehand, since it can emphasize flaky spots). My freckles show through, so it's definitely more of a natural, medium coverage foundation. I've had people thinking I wasn't wearing any makeup. My skin is incredibly sensitive, and I've experienced exactly zero breakouts from this product.

 

It's not foundation, but I highly recommend NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer for hiding post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, especially if you're an über-pale girl like me.



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Posted 30 June 2014 - 02:53 PM

It's pricey, but when I wear foundation I use Lacome's Teint Miracle. It has SPF in it, and it gives me that "lit from within" look without making my skin appear greasy - in fact, it's quite matte. It builds very well, and it does not break me out in the slightest. It also has pretty great staying power  for oily skin and doesn't cake on dry flaky skin (I know because I used it before I started accutane when my skin was very oily, and while on accutane when my skin was a dry flakey mess). The only con is the price. It's definitely pricey. My bottle lasts about 3-4 months if I use it everyday, and much longer if I use it only occasionally. 


My Accutane log (with pictures):

 

 http://www.acne.org/...r-accutane-log/

 

26 y/o female- approx. 54kg
Absorica -40 mg, 1 daily, December 26, 2013 - February, 25, 2014

Absorica - 60 mg, 1 daily. February 26, 2014 -
Probiotic - 1 daily
Fish oil supplement w/ vit D - 1 daily

Morning:

Cetaphil cleanser

Food Grade Rose water - Toner

La Roche Posay Mineral Water Spray
Vichy 50+ Capital Soleil Cream for Sensitive Skin


Night:
Cetaphil Cleanser

Food grade Rose Water - Toner

La Roche Posay Mineral Water Spray
Aveeno Positively Radiant intensive night cream

Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion- PM

Cerave Moisturizing cream
Avene Cicalfate (as needed)


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:00 AM

Bare minerals!!! It's non comedogic, healthier alternative, has SPF, and is more natural looking. I moisturize with cetaphil, the light weight kind and let it absorb. I then apply Prime time by Bare Minerals and let it dry for 30 secs. I mix two foundations to get my perfect shade and apply it with thier concealer brush. Don't use their other brushes though because their brushes tend to have a scratchy feeling on your skin. Their concealer brush is synthetic and soft to the touch so that one is okay. Anyways... I finish up with their tinted mineral veil. I have moderate to severe acne. It's sucks! Just being patient and following the regimen. I can't wait to get clear. I rather cover my face with makeup than for ppl to judge me. My goal is to get completely clear with the regimen and then slowly stop using makeup. #Determined #cantWait #itSucks #waiting4thisBPto absorb&dry lol

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 01:46 PM

Make Up For Ever's Mat Velvet + really is amazing (as long as you moisturize beforehand, since it can emphasize flaky spots). My freckles show through, so it's definitely more of a natural, medium coverage foundation. I've had people thinking I wasn't wearing any makeup. My skin is incredibly sensitive, and I've experienced exactly zero breakouts from this product.

 

It's not foundation, but I highly recommend NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer for hiding post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, especially if you're an über-pale girl like me.

I love that Nars concealer :)


Current Routine

 

AM: 

Cleanse: Boots No 7 Cream Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin ( removing with some warm water and a tissue) or Priori Gentle AHA Cleanser (every few days)

Moisturise: Aveene light moisturising lotion (oil free) spf 20

Topicals:  Vitage protect and perfect serum, after I moisturise now that it's coming into fall and winter

 

PM

Cleanse: Boots No 7 Cream Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin (remove with some warm water and a tissue or a damp warm wash cloth for days when I'm wearing a lot of make up) or Priori AHA Gentle Cleanser. Sometimes I will double cleanse with my cream cleanse then aha milk cleanser maybe twice a week

Moisturise: E45 cream or liz earl gentle moisturiser

Topicals: Differn 0.1% before or after moisturiser

 

Bliss aha mask once a week/every two weeks

 

Oral medication: Dianette BCP now Cilest

Supplements: Altrient B multi B vitamin lipo soluble gel formula, mix one a day with water

 

Current make up: Charlotte Tilbury light wonder foundation in fair 3, NARS creamy concealer, Dollish CC cream for days when I don't want to wear foundation and Jane Iredale mineral powder to finish.  For some colour I use tea to tan By Terry, it's water base tint to give me some colour and various cream and powder blushes (love my blushes) currently loving Charlotte Tilbury beach sticks, lovely cream blush and bronze highlighters.

Tools: Sigma F80 Kabuki for foundation or Real Techniques beauty blender and pretty much every other real techniques for the rest of my make up

 


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:43 PM

I like Maia's Mineral Galaxy foundation. It doesn't look as nice as some other foundations, but it is the only foundation I have found that does not clog me.



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Posted 03 July 2014 - 03:29 AM

Physicians Formula BB or CC cream. They're both good.

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 05:34 AM

I love Estée Lauder double wear too, it has a matte finish which is great for shiny oily skin types. However I hate the packaging! I wish it had a pump. The maximum cover version used sparingly is good too but they have discontinued my colour...outrage!

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 08:04 PM

I love Estée Lauder double wear too, it has a matte finish which is great for shiny oily skin types. However I hate the packaging! I wish it had a pump. The maximum cover version used sparingly is good too but they have discontinued my colour...outrage!

A MAC foundation pump fits on the double wear bottle it was such a pain using it before I bought one!


Currently Using: First Aid Beauty Deep Cleanser, First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Liquid Recovery, Paulas Choice 2.5% BP, Olay Sensitive Beauty Fluid. 

Extras: Paulas Choice 10% AHA & Paulas Choice 2% BHA.

Failed: Duac, Differin, Bactrim, Tetracycline, Doxycycline. 

 

Acne status: Clear on chin and forehead except for pigmentation. Working on closed comedones around nose, top lip, upper cheeks and overall skin texture.


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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:34 AM

Ive been using Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation for the last 4 years and love it !  It has awesome coverage but you have to be careful when applying it or it will look heavy. This is by far the best foundation I have ever used.


MORNING

Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Moisturizer
Take Minocycline 100mg (when needed)

NIGHT
Take Spironolactone 50 mg
Wash face with Skinceuticals Simply Clean
Apply Aczone 5%
Retin-A .1% (waits 20 to 30 mins before applying)


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Origins Silk Screen Powder in Light Spice from Macys

Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation
Lancôme Blush in Shimmery Pink Pool
Origins Lipstick in Buttercup
BareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
Sephora Contour Eye Pencil Water Proof in Black Lace


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:48 AM

bella piere mineral foundation to cover up red marks and

jane iredale bb cream (a little bit) to even out the skin tone

 

both are my holy grails and actually pretty healthy too (check out the ingredients)

 

i heard about Double Wear a lot of times but i dont know about putting a really heavy foundation on?



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Posted 06 July 2014 - 05:26 PM

Estee Lauder Double Wear is a life-saver!

 

I rely on this product WAY too much. Leaving the house without it is not an option! Although it is very heavy, and can sometimes cake, it covers 99.9% of my redness. Sadly, you can still see the bumpy texture of any active acne, but getting rid of the redness makes me feel so much better. Plus, it does last a very long time and I usually only have to reapply during the day on my nose where the skin is VERY oily.



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Posted 07 July 2014 - 03:39 PM

Ive been using Dermablend Smooth Indulgence Foundation for the last 4 years and love it !  It has awesome coverage but you have to be careful when applying it or it will look heavy. This is by far the best foundation I have ever used.

 

I second this. Nice coverage, but I don't find it cakey. I do use the beauty blender to apply it though! I tried experimenting with other make-up (Kat Von D foundation, MUFE Mat Velvet+, etc.) but I keep going back to this one. Kat Von D foundation was too cakey, blotchy and smeary. Very disappointing. Mat Velvet+, on the other hand, was decent.

 

For all of you ladies residing in the UK, the foundation is sold under the label, "Vichy Dermafinish" (I'm petty sure they are the same thing, the ingredients are all the same).

 

I have yet to try Double Wear but I have been wanting too.


Started Accutane (Amnesteem): 25 July 2013

Month 1: 40 mg

Month 2: 60 mg

Month 3: 60 mg

Month 4: 60 mg

Month 5: 60 mg

Month 6: 40 mg

Done!





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