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Lily87

Member Since 03 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Jun 13 2014 08:12 AM

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In Topic: Mac Studio Fix - Making It Worst?

29 June 2013 - 04:25 PM

Hi, I just replied to another post with an answer relevant to your question. MAC foundations are definitely ones to avoid for me! Way too cakey and congestive on the skin.

Try Lancôme Teint miracle. Love it!

http://www.acne.org/...p/#entry3362651

In Topic: Help Me Find A Good Makeup!

29 June 2013 - 04:21 PM

Hi there,

Have you tried vitamin D3 supplements? If not, definitely give them a try- taking vitamin D3 has stopped me breaking out completely!

As for makeup, a foundation I swear by which has never broken me out is Lancôme Teint Miracle. I love it as it has a dewy, skin like finish, it contains SPF, it's sheer but buildable and stays on all day.

I've also just bought the YSL Touché Éclat foundation which gives a beautiful natural finish but I literally just got it today so can't judge it yet on whether it might cause breakouts. I'm told its gel and waterbased so hoping it won't be a skin aggravator.

For a cheaper option, I really like the Healthy Mix range by Bourjois. The concealer, foundation and powder all worked a treat for me- no breakouts.

Makeup/ products to avoid (in my opinion):

MAC foundations
Creme Blushers
Revlon Colourstay foundation
Too much moisturiser on the skin before foundation
Estée Lauder Doublewear

Hope that helps! 😊

In Topic: Recommended Products To Help With Red Marks

21 May 2013 - 11:07 AM

Since my acne calmed down, I have been using facial oil over the last couple of weeks to try to deal with all the scarring and pigmentation that has been left behind. I also had very dry areas from using harsh cleansers.

So, I bought some Moroccon Facial Argon Oil by Dr Organic from the health food shop, and since I've been using it I have seen a vast improvement in the general condition of my skin. And despite it being an oil, it has not broken me out at all.

I literally cover my face in it at night and each morning my skin feels a lot softer, more supple and my scarring is improving at a much quicker rate than it was before. The pores on my nose also look better.

I can't say for sure, but if you have active acne, this is probably something to avoid but for reconditioning the skin after acne- or maybe even acutane, i would say this is a great product. And its all natural, so there is nothing dodgy in it to be afraid of putting on your skin.

The description from the Dr Organic website is as follows:

"An advanced anti-aging serum, that optimises the skins natural cell regenerating and anti-ageing process. The natural properties of this rejuvenating oil, work in harmony with our proprietary blend of natural and organic actives. It provides a non-greasy facial treatment that instantly moisturises, to stabilise skin hydration levels whilst the natural age delaying phospholipids and ceramics penetrate the surface of the epidermis, leaving the skin feeling younger, smoother and softer, optimising cellular renewal and restoring skins elasticity and firmness."

So, I hope this helps someone- i'm just really glad i found the product and wanted to share the information!

In Topic: Foundation Or/and Powder?

05 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

Hey Aanabill, sorry I didn't get your message sooner.

Don't freak out- you'll be fine to go ahead and use your concealer on its own. As long as the colour match still looks ok with your skin tone, don't be afraid to go ahead and apply the concealer to problem areas. Just make sure you really blend the edges of the concealer around your blemishes so that there is a seamless blend between your skin and concealer. A bit of translucent powder all over would help to keep the concealer in place for longer, but you don't have to use powder.

Hope that helps!

And I've just seen your other post where you mentioned using q-tips. You can do that but products tend to stick to the q-tip and don't transfer onto the skin so easily. Personally I prefer to rub some concealer on to the back of my hand then apply with my finger from there, using my hand like a pallet. Whoever said don't apply straight to the skin from the concealer stick was right- as this does allow bacteria to harbour.

In Topic: Acne Coverage Tutorial

05 May 2013 - 12:13 PM

Firstly, you are so beautiful! I'm so jealous :P

Also, great tips. Unfortunately my skin is so disgustingly scarred and sensitive to 99% of make up out there that I can never look great. My make up is always obvious, my foundation is always a little too "orange" even though I get the absolute whitest/palest foundation. I wish that I could use different types of creams, powders, foundations, primers. Nothing ever looks good on me and I end up breaking out so bad. I do love the eyeliner tutorials tho!


Well firstly, thank you so much! And secondly, you are too hard on yourself! You look absolutely gorgeous and although acne can make us feel awful about our appearance, what we think we look like is not usually how we look to other people- if that makes sense! So try not to let your skin get you too down. Easy to say, I know!

It must be really hard having such sensitive skin as it always feels like such a risk trying out new things. My skin is very prone to rashes, redness, acne etc but I've never had any sensitivity to that lancome Teint miracle foundation, so it might be worth a try for you- but you know your own skin and I know sometimes it's safest just to stick to what you know.

Otherwise, if you aren't already, start taking some vitamin D3 supplements along with zinc and magnesium. I keep banging on about it but it really has done amazing things for my acne.

Oh and thanks for checking out my blog- if you love eye makeup, I've just discovered the most amazing mascara/ lash extension product ever! That sounds like a lot of hype, but honestly i'm so impressed with it, so I've just posted a review on it.