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Can someone here please recommend a foundation that looks good on your skin? I think just about any foundation would look good on someone with "perfect" skin, but my skin isn't so great here lately, it just recently became a bit problematic at the age of 23. I would like to find a foundation that is smooth and non-cakey on the skin, to cover some uneveness, a little scarring, and some blackheads, and a small bit of acne that is actually clearing up, but still has some slight red scarring. I guess my skin could be MUCH worse, but compared to how good it used to be, it is a problem for me. I have messed it up in some places by picking and squeezing blackheads, and that can cause enlarged pores and little scars, so I would like a good foundation for that. I am going to start Jojoba oil soon, and maybe something else, also am using Apple Cider vinegar, which helps pretty good, but while I'm "fixing" my skin I would like some decent makeup, too. The confusing thing is that my skin was always oily or slightly oily, but now it is starting to peel in some places, mostly the outer edges of my face and some of my cheek, I think it's due to using the wrong cleansers, creams and harsh things like that, and my T-Zone is still slightly oily, and I still sometimes get enlarged pores there and on my cheeks. So would you recommend anything based on what I've described? Is it better to use more or less when it comes to these problems? I would like to use less, but if it takes more than I will. Any other makeup tips for these problems? Also, I can't really purchase any of the MAC line now, I've heard it's really good, but just can't get something real expensive now, so if you know of anything else that is good, please let me know. (by the way, Cover Girl "Clean" foundation works horribly on me right now, also I don't want to use anything drying at all, nothing with "acne medicine" in it.) Thanks a lot for any help, I'd SO very much appreciate it!
[QUOTE=siren3]And to Mossimo, I might give in and purchase MAC foundation someday (eventhough it seems so expensive to me!), but I also do not want a really full coverage look. Because, eventhough I have little scars, blackheads and other flaws, my skin actually does glow sometimes and everyone always says how young I look, so I'm afraid of completely covering up my natural glow, but I want to cover up the bad spots and even out the pores with some sort of makeup that at least does a decently smooth job. I'm afraid "full coverage" stuff would make me look too unlike myself. Does MAC have a line of foundation that looks very smooth, evens out the pores, and basically looks natural? In other words, I don't want to be unrecognizable when I take off my makeup. Haha. Or do you know of anything else out there? Thanks for the help. :)[/QUOTE]

MAC has a whole line of different foundations. You don't have to get just the full coverage. The full coverage was good for me because I had really bad skin. It is pretty heavy though, so unless you have a lot to hide you may not want it. Since I've been on accutane and my skin's cleared up I started using MAC's liquid foundation (which is very light) and a powder and am very happy with it. You could probably get away with most types of liquid foundation and powder, they all are relatively the same...but I was recommending the full coverage because I don't know of many products that are as good as hiding bad acne. If your skin isn't that bad you have a lot more options.
When my acne was moderate and made me self-conscious, I used a lot of foundation, which I think only made things worse. About 6 months ago, I started using Paula's Choice (just search for it and you'll find it). I use the toner, the BHA and the BP. These things really helped clear my skin and now it's probably about where yours is -- a few problems here and there, some red scars, but overall ok. Then I tried Paula's make-up. I decided I didn't need a full face of foundation anymore, and ordered just her concealer and SPF 15 pressed powder, which is slightly moist and offers just enough coverage to make my skin look clear and make me feel confident. Since her products are made without all that crap that drugstore and even department store brands contain, the make-up itself is helping my skin, as well. I'm sorry to go on so long about Paula, but her skin care line and make-up have made me a much happier person! You might want to try it.





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