#1 Foundations For Acne-Prone Skin

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I love Estee too. I use the max cover version of double wear. It is some seriously intense coverage, but I like it because I can just put a little dab of it in my moisturizer when I want just some light coverage, like for work or everyday stuff. If I want more coverage for a fancy event or something, I just put a bit more foundation and a bit less moisturizer, so it's very versatile. Also, at full strength it makes a great concealer for a couple red marks I have, so I just dab a bit in places where I need extra coverage and it blends in beautifully, instead of having to use a separate concealer and try to match it.

I think the regular double wear is probably great too, I just like how versatile this one is because I can use it stronger or make my own 'tinted moisturizer' out of it and it takes the smallest amount so I don't feel like I'm wearing so much makeup.

Yup, max cover version for me, too. And I don't even bother with a concealer, either. I use a very fine brush, dab it on, then set with some loose powder. It's amazing what this stuff will cover. When my skin was oily, it kept the slickies at bay—the result was that I always had a nice, dewy texture. Now, that I'm drying out, moisturizer instead of a serum is a must, and I switched out my oil blotting sunscreens with regular formulations. Otherwise, I end up looking chalky. As I'm beginning to clear, I'm using less. Will definitely try your tinted moisturizer trick!

Edited by DawgDaze64

My regimen:

Completed a round of Amnesteem (my second in 25 years), 40mg per day for five months, on November 23, 2014

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 2% BHA toner

Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Super Antioxidant Serum

If not wearing make up, then apply a thin layer of Paula's Choice 5% BP lotion

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

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

Thin layer of Tazorac

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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Lately I've been trying it mixed with my sunscreen (loving md solarsciences sunscreen), and it works quite well. Today I bought one of those sponge applicator things out of curiosity, so we'll see how that goes.

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Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation and NARS concealer work for me.


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L'oreal forever, I've tried all the department store and boutique foundations and other drugstore brands, and these are the better. I like my texture light, blendable and dewy, and L'oreal does it.


  • Clear Skin and Anxiety Maintenance Routine:
  • Supplements: Shi wei Bei Du Tang (powder by Sun Ten) and the Zhen Zhu An Chuang Pan (tablets by Guang Ci Tang) both for acne+ other Chinese mood stabilizers. + not needed in months
  • Meal Replacement Shakes, + magnesium, MSM, DMAE powder
  • no meat, coffee,  or alcohol- regular juice cleanses
  • Topical:  African Black Soap, 99% pure aloe +vitamin E when dry
  • Lifestyle: 8 hrs sleep, light exercise only, >1hr sun exposure daily, no fluoride toothpastes, no sulfate shampoos, clean shower/pillowcase, no pets

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Hey guys , what do you think of smashbox cc cream and their primer? Considering getting it but would like to know if it's caused any problems (:

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