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dkr and makeup....

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okay so i've been on dkr for a few weeks and its awesome, my skin is actually smooth for once! but of course, i still have all the lovely red marks and i am a waitress so i use makeup every day. but my problem is, i will put on moisturizer beforehand obviously and i wait till it dries so i can make sure i got all the flakiness. then when i start putting on makeup it instantly flakes so it actually looks like i caked on the makeup, even if i put one coat of mineral powder on. its horrible! i'm not sure what to do. anyone else have this problem? if so, what did u do about it?

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Hmmm...well, I know when I was on the dkr, I used colorstay in active light. With me, powder makeup tends to exacerbate the flakies...

What you could try, is mixing your minerals with a bit of moisturizer and applying it to your face like liquid foundation.

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I found jojoba oil to really help with flakiness. I gently rub it in before BP to remove the flakes (wiping my hand on a towel as the flakes sort of gather & stick to it). Then I apply BP, then my moisturizer as usual.

If you've increased BP to the full amount you may want to try a moisturizer with an AHA.

Those two things (jojoba & aha) really helped combat flakes for me at the beginning of DKR. I was even able to use a mineral makeup then & it was winter.

At night, really layer on the moisturizer & jojoba oil since you're just going to bed & don't have to worry about shine.

Occasionally, when I've had dry skin from retin-a, I've used a liquid foundation. I use Origins reflection perfection mattifying makeup. I apply it with a damp foundation brush & it goes on & stays smooth, but it also helps combat shine (as I still get shiny, even if flaky).

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thanks a lot with your suggestions. i'm going to try wetting my brush and dipping it in the foundation, or maybe pick up colorstay and try it out.

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thanks a lot with your suggestions. i'm going to try wetting my brush and dipping it in the foundation, or maybe pick up colorstay and try it out.
I realy like colorstay it makes my skin look smooth and healthy.

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