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I am confused about what makeup to use for acne prone skin. I am mainly concerned about obtaining a concealer to hide the acne. I am considering using Almay. Heard a lot of good things about it.

By the way, I heard today that MAC makeup (which I used in the past) has an ingredient in it that is used in Agent Orange. The soldiers would come back from war with acne all over their bodies. Interesting!!!!!

Anyway, I never really wore makeup until about a year ago. I started using MAC makeup and that is when I started breaking out. I have used a variety of cosmetics, but not too happy with them. So I am looking for suggestions for makeup that is good for the skin and does not cause acne.

Thanks in advance. :wave:
Someone on this board said that Covergirl fresh complexion powder and concealer was really good so I bought some and I love it!! The pocket powder is in a light blue container and is kind of like a foundation and powder in one. I put the concealer on my pimples and undereye, then I use a big brush and put the powder all over my face. It works really well and doesn't break me out at all! I even like this better than the expenisive stuff I used to use. :)
I use Covergirl Clean or L'Oreal Balance (or something like that) and have no problem.

What I do is to wash my face then rub a little Purpose moisturizer in the palm of my hand and when my face is almost airdried (and still feels a little moist - but not wet) I rub it on my face. I do the same with the foundation - rub in palm and hand and quick sweeps across the face. Then I blot with a tissue and use a little power applied with a brush.

I find that adding a little moisture (oil free of course) make the makeup look better and applying both make up and moisturizer with my palms ensure that I don't add too much and look caked on.

Good luck.
anyone kno n e good makeup that lasts all day (i go to school and it has to last all 8 hours) doesnt get cakey or dry, won't clog pores, and won't look fake in bright or natural light? im usin loreal makeup and sally hansen cornsilk pressed powder which is fine but im wonderin if theres n e thing better i shud no about. ive tried covergirl and neutrogena and maybelline and they havent worked for me.

also, how is 100% tea tree oil on ur face? and does n e one kno of a good acne stuff that gets rid of the redness and irritation?
Actually I don't like my guys wearing makeup lol but I guess you could probably get away with wearing some concealer on the red marks maybeline everfresh concealer looks so natural it's not even finny no one will be able to tell you got it on as long as you match the shade really good
[QUOTE=turbonamja]any tips for guys =)?[/QUOTE]

How about a self tanner?

When I'm very pimply I put a little moisturizer in my hand (Purpose) and spray a little tiny knob of St Tropez self tanner and mix it into moisturizer and add it all to my face. If you are cautious and use only a little you can get a general glow that distracts from your pimples!! Although, make sure to apply it AFTER you're thoroughly exfoliated the skin and the skin is still moist and soft from the shower. The last thing you want is for dry pimples to suck up all the tanner and end up looking even more noticable.

Good luck


BTW: If you already ARE darkskinned, I don't know what to do. I only know what works for me. Sorry :)
[QUOTE=xo aLeX ox]anyone kno n e good makeup that lasts all day (i go to school and it has to last all 8 hours) doesnt get cakey or dry, won't clog pores, and won't look fake in bright or natural light? im usin loreal makeup and sally hansen cornsilk pressed powder which is fine but im wonderin if theres n e thing better i shud no about. ive tried covergirl and neutrogena and maybelline and they havent worked for me.

also, how is 100% tea tree oil on ur face? and does n e one kno of a good acne stuff that gets rid of the redness and irritation?[/QUOTE]

Firstly, its physically IMPOSSIBLE for ANY foundation to last that long!! But, that said, this is what I find makes it last as long as possible and look as good as possible.

Moisturize: After shower let face airdry and add a little moisturizer and add your foundation (oil free of course. I use purpose) BTW: If you think "won't it just make my face shinier?" and the answer is 'NO'. When we don't moisturize our skin feel taut and the skin thinks it has no moisture so sends out more oil)

Minimalize: Add a little foundation spreading well

Remove excess: Blot with tissue

Set: Use a powder brush (IF still shiny, if not, dont'), skim over the surface of the power and shake a little to remove excess.

Maintain: Every few hours, blot face with regular tissue. If needed, add little powder

The problem people make with foundation is they add too much and look shiny so they add a lot of powder and then within an hour or so its all congealed (sp?) and looks cakey and greasy. At that point they add MORE powder and make it look worse. If grease in coming out the best thing is the blot with tissue NOT add powder. I just gets a mess that way.

For light coverage I use Covergirl Clean and for more coverage I use L'Oreal Balance.





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