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    04-03-2011, 02:35 PM
Advice on choosing a foundation?

I use Clinique's Acne Solutions foundation right now. It is ok, but being a liquid it seems to make my face very shiny and isn't doing much for my acne. I'm thinking of trying something different.

I came across this foundation here: Sephora: Cover FX Powder FX Mineral Powder Foundation: Powder Foundation

I like the idea of the mineral foundation and a nice matte finish. It sounds like it is good to use a primer though and that is extremely expensive!! $45 dollars for a bottle. :eek: The foundation is $35 so that's not so bad. Do you think I'd need the primer?

What kind of foundation do you wear and what have you found best for preventing or clearing up breakouts. I have acne quite bad so it can't be something that will make it worse!!
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    04-03-2011, 05:33 PM

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    04-03-2011, 05:44 PM
What about bare minerals? My mom, aunt and I wear it. I think it's supposed to help prevent acne..but I'm not sure. When I wear it, I don't get half as many pimples as I do with other makeup. Just make sure you wash your face every night (you probably already know that).

Also, I think that MAC has good mineral foundation. I was going to get some..but it's out of my price range. I forget what kind of primer I wear, but it works great. I hate the look of my makeup without it. Just's called Prime Time..sephora makes it. It's probably what your talking about..cause it's kind of expensive. But you only use a pea size amount everyday. I have a little bottle, and it's lasted a long time.
    04-03-2011, 05:46 PM
I was wondering about the bare minerals. I have fairly bad acne though - would it cover enough?

I'll check into the Mac foundation too. Thank-you!
    04-03-2011, 05:46 PM
I use Bare Minerals. Expensive, but it is one of the few that I don't break out from and I find I use less of it so it lasts longer.
    04-03-2011, 07:10 PM
I think that bare minerals would cover you enough. My mom had bad skin, because she was allergic to her previous makeup. The bare minerals gives her a medium coverage. I think that with bare minerals you can have any kind of coverage you want. All you have to do is put more on for a full coverage. I barely put any on, and it covers me pretty well. Also no one ever knows I wear makeup. :)

Just make sure that you buy the right color match for your skin.
    04-03-2011, 07:15 PM
If you go to a salon that carries it, they will usually help match the color to you, and you have two choices on finish, matte or original. I use the matte.

As for coverage, it's great. I use it heavy some days, light on others and haven't had any issues covering what I wanted to cover. :)
    04-03-2011, 07:22 PM
Have you tried treating the acne first instead of just covering it? Because a lot of times, foundation can make acne worse as it stuffs up your pores.
    04-03-2011, 07:24 PM
Sephora: Bare Escentuals Sephora Exclusive Get Started Kit ($174 Value): Combination Sets

Yup... bare Minerals is the way to go... It's great! I love the bronzer! I use it as a blush and it looks really natural on my face. (If you don't put too much that is ;)

On days where my acne is heavy, I put more. It doesn't make it 100% invisible, but it hides the redness and does the trick. Makes my skin look much more even. When I am at school, for some reason in the afternoon you can see all my scares again, so I started using the prime time and it help keep the powder on my face longer.

I would try it out. It's pricey but it comes with everything you need and it lasts a long time.
    04-03-2011, 07:27 PM
Have you tried treating the acne first instead of just covering it? Because a lot of times, foundation can make acne worse as it stuffs up your pores.

Cream foundations are heavy and ya... they block the pores. Mineral powder doesn't and you hardly feel it on your face. :)

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