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In Topic: #1 Foundations For Acne-Prone Skin

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.

In Topic: Primer Causing Breakouts?

07 July 2014 - 03:20 PM

There are silicone-free primers if you are worried about silicone-induced breakouts. I have used Sephora's silicone-free primer in the past. Costs about $15 and it did help keep my make-up on for a longer period of time, though it didn't really help even out the skin's surface like other primers (with silicone) might do.

In Topic: How Bad Is It? Moderate?

22 February 2014 - 04:38 PM

Thanks everyone!


My face is currently worse than ever I guess BP has to do something wth it..


About moisturizer.. I'm currently using Nivea Soft. I know it has oil in it but I'm using it for about a week and I didn't notice any breakouts and skin absorbs it very well. Should I continue with it or try something else?



One more thing.. What to do about dead skin on face? Remove it? Can I use honey for this? It showed pretty good results one time..


I just checked the ingredients to Nivea Soft and it has a few rather comedogenic and irritating ingredients. Doesn't mean that you will break out. Everyone's skin reacts differently. I use Cerave and find that it works great! A lot of people like Cetaphil too.


And yeah, some gentle exfoliating might help remove the dead skin cells. If you were pleased with honey, then use that! :)

In Topic: How Bad Is It? Moderate?

22 February 2014 - 02:59 PM

Maybe try a lower strength BP? Studies have shown that 2.5% is just as effective as 5% or 10%. And yes, as Hope said, make sure to moisturize (maybe add in jojoba oil?)..and add a gentle cleanser (like Cetaphil) if you haven't already.


And no, you're skin does not look bad at all. It looks pretty good! I would say mild acne, but I'm not a dermatologist.

In Topic: Working At Taco Bell?

13 October 2013 - 12:16 PM

XXYY is right about the bacteria concept. The oil and grease might be bothersome though. I would avoid working at fast food places because of that unless I had absolutely no alternatives (that's legal haha!). Though, I did work at my uni's dining hall and did okay but it wasn't a really greasy environment and I didn't cook food.


Yeah maybe Subway would work? Starbucks? You could try "healthy" fast food places (like Garbanzo's or Chipotle) or places that make a lot of sandwiches/ subs where you don't really fry stuff. Or ice cream/smoothie places, like Dairy Queen or Jamba Juice. Bakery places, like Panera might also be okay.


Good luck on your job hunt. :)