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Girls, in the past year, I have tried Loreal (hated it), Bare Minerals (hated it), Sheer Minerals (hated it), MAC (hated it), Neutrogena (hated it), Everyday Minerals (HATED IT) and now I am looking to spend even MORE of my precious dollars on makeup, when I would much rather be spending it on traveling, books, concert tickets, etc.

I find the problem is:

(1) My red marks are SO DARK that NO CONCEALER will cover them up

(2) I am scared to use liquid foundation (though I have in the past) because I feel like it clogs my pores and it feels really heavy too

(3) I am scared to use mineral/powder makeup (though I have in the past) because I feel like it makes my skin look really dry/flaky/OLD

(4) I get frustrated a lot because I can NEVER match the foundation to my skin tone. It's always too dark or too light.

I am really getting fed up with having to spend so much money and time on makeup!!! WTF, why can't I just have clear skin. If I didn't NEED to wear makeup, I certainly wouldn't.

But since my face is covered in blemishes and acne it's hard to find a good makeup brand that will not only cover my flaws but won't cost me an arm and a leg.

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone here has tried CLINIQUE makeup?

My cousin has perfect skin and I noticed that she wears clinique. Now, obviously, I have terrible skin but maybe clinique will work for me too?

whatchu think whatchu think

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I'd say its worth a try - whilst I haven't used Clinique myself, I've heard a lot of good things about their make up. And I know that its hard & frustrating, but with MU, it really is trial & error. You don't know whether you'll like that brand without trying it.

Next time before you buy any expensive products, how about asking for samples? That could save you some money...

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I love clinique. I love Prescriptives too. Prescriptives makes custom blended foundation about $60/bottle but they make it to your specifications... if you want SPF, oil control, etc.

I switched to clinique because Prescriptives doesn't have ready made foundations without SPF (I'm allergic) and the custom blend was getting expensive. I would recommend getting it custom blended because it really does look natural.. just ask for a moderate coverage because full is way too thick.

If that is too expensive I say go with clinique. I have been using it for awhile now and I love it. You can even chat with a clinique specialist online through their website (during business hours) or email a specialist to find the right type of foundation. Of course they can't help you with your color selection, but you can do that at the mall and try it out before you buy.

I like their Super fit foundation: http://www.clinique.com/templates/products...DUCT_ID=PROD556

They also have a medicated foundation for acne. I don't use it because they only have it in a few shades. http://www.clinique.com/templates/products...DUCT_ID=PROD687

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I feel you. I have tried tons and tons of different foundations and concealers for my blemishes and red marks and have found only one that acually covers them well. It is Maybellines ShineFree blemish control concealer. This stuff works. I would also try Clinque for foundation. I have used their products in the past and really liked them but its been a while since I've used any regularly. I try to only wear makeup when needed, like when I go to work. Other than that I just dab on a little of the maybelline concealer and a little loose powder and thats it. I use Loreal Visable Lift line minimizing makeup and I like it. It covers EVERYTHING and it also has spf17. It is hard to match foundation to your skin, I have the same problem. I think I have this foundation in four different shades. But try the clinque, I might do the same!

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I just went back to using Prescriptives Vitual Matte Foundation with SPF15. Im almost 24 and Ive been using it on and off since I was 16. It is expensive but it will be worth it. It is the only make up that matches my skin perfectly

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I have a couple of clinique makeup. I use their airbrush concealer, Quickliner for eyes and Superfine liner for brows. I also have a couple of their lipsticks and blushes. I really like their airbrush concealer because its easy and convenient to use and covers my dark eye circles really well.

I probably would have use their foundations but I can't find the correct shade.

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im a total clinique grl...their foundations are gentle and not that pricey...go and try it..it may be the difference ur looking for..

right now though im using maybelline staypure powder foundation...the coverage is lovely, natural and not powdery at all...i also love maybellines stick concealor (the one that looks like a lipstick) the prices are cheap but trust me the products are not..

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Girls, in the past year, I have tried Loreal (hated it), Bare Minerals (hated it), Sheer Minerals (hated it), MAC (hated it), Neutrogena (hated it), Everyday Minerals (HATED IT) and now I am looking to spend even MORE of my precious dollars on makeup, when I would much rather be spending it on traveling, books, concert tickets, etc.

I find the problem is:

(1) My red marks are SO DARK that NO CONCEALER will cover them up

(2) I am scared to use liquid foundation (though I have in the past) because I feel like it clogs my pores and it feels really heavy too

(3) I am scared to use mineral/powder makeup (though I have in the past) because I feel like it makes my skin look really dry/flaky/OLD

(4) I get frustrated a lot because I can NEVER match the foundation to my skin tone. It's always too dark or too light.

I am really getting fed up with having to spend so much money and time on makeup!!! WTF, why can't I just have clear skin. If I didn't NEED to wear makeup, I certainly wouldn't.

But since my face is covered in blemishes and acne it's hard to find a good makeup brand that will not only cover my flaws but won't cost me an arm and a leg.

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone here has tried CLINIQUE makeup?

My cousin has perfect skin and I noticed that she wears clinique. Now, obviously, I have terrible skin but maybe clinique will work for me too?

whatchu think whatchu think

Clinique (powder)...well, it's not the best one I've tried. The color (my shade) would fade and turn into orange as the hours go by, it doesn't last as long. I'd rather use prescriptives liquid foundation! Try it, when the makeup artist tried this on me, I was shocked, I told her that I thought she was going to put concealer all over the redness on my face, but it wasn't even necessary. I think the secret in finding the "perfect" makeup to cover the discoloration is to find the right shade... it's the real secret....But ....

Prescriptives is really expensive about $30+ a bottle, but you can go to their counter at the mall and ask for a sample that'll probably last for about 2+ weeks....

But now, I occasionally use Revlon Colorstay active with SPF 20-25(?)...it's light coverage, but I'm not really into looking cakey, and I still want people to see my real skin even though it's discolored. So if you prefer just looking "fresh" go with Revlon, it's sweat proof and cheap, about $10 + at WalMart. I use this with MAC powder just to set it, and they work together well, I think the secret with MAC is figuring out w/c undertones u have.....Hope that helps.....

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I think the secret in finding the "perfect" makeup to cover the discoloration is to find the right shade... it's the real secret....

That is so very true. I've been thinking that many people haven't had the good experience of wearing a makeup that REALLY matches their skin, so it is harder for them to know what a good match is.

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I think the secret in finding the "perfect" makeup to cover the discoloration is to find the right shade... it's the real secret....

That is so very true. I've been thinking that many people haven't had the good experience of wearing a makeup that REALLY matches their skin, so it is harder for them to know what a good match is.

Yeah I still find it hard to find the perfect foundation - especially as my skin is more oily at certain times of the month - and darker or lighter depending on winter or summer. I've tried all the cheap ones: maybelline, max factor, rimmel. And also clinique (oil free and normal). I used to use Mac because the coverage is so strong - like a pan stick - but I was told by my dermatoligist that it was not good for the skin.

I currently use Lancome Adaptive liquid - it's skin balancing and has an SPF 15 - and i really like it.

I also use two La Roche Posay products. I have a normal concealer which is liquid and use under my eyes or if my skin isn't very bad. I also have the heavier concealer which comes in a very small tub (so I can bring it everywhere in my pocket in case i want to fix my makeup on the go).

It has amazing coverage - really good. But La Roche Posay is specially formulated for acne skin so is completely skin friendly - I would highly reccomend it.

I also use Clean and Clear oil blotting sheets - to blot any excess oil during the day. I find that my makeup is perfect when i apply it in the morning but by lunchtime, my skin's all oily again and i like to get rid of the excess oil before reapplying more make up.

Hope this helps! Definitely check out the La Roche Posay products in general.

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I have tried every single one of those that you've mentioned - including getting the $60 prescriptives foundation. none of them worked - so I just randomly, on a whim, with no expectations, Stila Oil Free. I have had ZERO problems. It covers well, but not too heavy, and it hasn't made me break out. Plus, a lot goes a loooong way.

I've also found that use the bare minerals powder just as cover-up works REALLY well in covering up the red spots. I have naturally dry skin, plus acne (ugh). And with moisturizer, and the liquid foundation, I see no dryness from the powder. At least I am getting use of one product I thought I despised. And spent like $60 for a starting set. Maybe it's worth the try.

Morning:

Cetaphil Cleanser

Proactiv Toner (my boyfriend uses it so I steal his Proactiv...)

Proactiv Healing Lotion (2.5% BP) - or Neutrogena, whichever catches my fancy.

Cetaphil Moisturizer

Evenings:

Cetaphil Cleanser

Proactiv Toner

Proactiv Healing Lotion (2.5% BP) - or Neutrogena, whichever catches my fancy.

AHA (12% Souffle...or whatever)

Plus any random spot treatment with the Proactiv Mask Stuff

I also work out every afternoon, so I always come home and wipe my face down around the hairline and add a bit of BP.

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Do you put on moisturizer? If your skin is dry, it is a necessity to put a moisturizer on first before applying the make up. I have had trouble applying different make ups too but it just takes a lot of practice. Im getting there.

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right now though im using maybelline staypure powder foundation...the coverage is lovely, natural and not powdery at all...i also love maybellines stick concealor (the one that looks like a lipstick) the prices are cheap but trust me the products are not..

I second the Maybelline vote. I'm a total EM devotee now, but I've used Maybelline in the past with no ill effects. I think their concealer is the best, and I love their pressed powders and even their liquid foundations. Their "pure" line is great because it is very low on problematic ingredients.

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Girls, in the past year, I have tried Loreal (hated it), Bare Minerals (hated it), Sheer Minerals (hated it), MAC (hated it), Neutrogena (hated it), Everyday Minerals (HATED IT) and now I am looking to spend even MORE of my precious dollars on makeup, when I would much rather be spending it on traveling, books, concert tickets, etc.

I find the problem is:

(1) My red marks are SO DARK that NO CONCEALER will cover them up

(2) I am scared to use liquid foundation (though I have in the past) because I feel like it clogs my pores and it feels really heavy too

(3) I am scared to use mineral/powder makeup (though I have in the past) because I feel like it makes my skin look really dry/flaky/OLD

(4) I get frustrated a lot because I can NEVER match the foundation to my skin tone. It's always too dark or too light.

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i would recommend using sheercover,the concealor is fantastic and the minerals are so light and beautiful on the skin.be minerals also looked awful on my skin,as did revlon colourstay, maybelline minerals and loreal true match,but find sheercover perfect for covering my ruddy skin tone and acne scars.i have also tried mac studio fix with the mac minerals dusted over the top,and this also almost looked flawless.tap in sheercover on your search engine and order your kit today x

I am really getting fed up with having to spend so much money and time on makeup!!! WTF, why can't I just have clear skin. If I didn't NEED to wear makeup, I certainly wouldn't.

But since my face is covered in blemishes and acne it's hard to find a good makeup brand that will not only cover my flaws but won't cost me an arm and a leg.

Anyway, I was just wondering if anyone here has tried CLINIQUE makeup?

My cousin has perfect skin and I noticed that she wears clinique. Now, obviously, I have terrible skin but maybe clinique will work for me too?

whatchu think whatchu think

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