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August 6, 2012 4:42 PM Subscribe
What are the best foundations for my skin? In particular, ones that don't make my skin look even worse! Basically, I have oily skin, black heads on the nose and chin, and frequent breakouts in the t-zone. I also have a ton of broken blood vessels around my nose and mouth and larger veins around my eyes and temples. More info on my regimen after the break...
posted by two lights above the sea to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (21 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I have warm skin with pink undertones (no yellow). Mostly oily with blemishes.
My routine at night:
-Take off eye makeup with cotton ball and heaping dollop of CeraVe lotion (not the PM lotion).
-wash with Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% and Sulfur 5% Wash, prescribed by my doctor
-use eye cream (one I got in a Birch box... can't remember the name right now)
-moisturize with the same (non-PM) CeraVe lotion
-spot treat with clindamycin/benzoyl peroxide
-Wash with either the Sodium Sulfacetamide 10% and Sulfur 5% Wash OR Purity Made Simple wash by Philosphy
-moisturize with CeraVe AM (has sunscreen!)
-a Glycolic acid/lactic acid peel (25%/15% I believe) for ten minutes. Should I switch to a salicylic acid peel or another combo peel? TCA?
During the week, I don't normally wear foundation, but some days I feel I need to. I will usually also wear blush, eye makeup, concealer and some powder. The powder is a mineral one which contains starch and silica (?). Blush is just a Covergirl one, and eye makeup is usually Stila. Foundation is also Stila, I believe an illuminating kind. Concealer is either Covergirl or Physician's Formula.
What foundations are best for me? I find when I put it on, the texture of my skin, particularly the pores on and around my nose, is exacerbated, and even though my skin is typically oily, my skin looks rough and very... blah. Do I need a primer?
I *do* need foundation for going out, especially when I'm going to have my picture taken, like at a black tie event in a week and a half. My budget is pretty flexible as long as it isn't more than $50/bottle and lasts a while. I'm open to other suggestions as well, especially to get rid of these blackheads, except for the oil cleansing method. My god, what a mess that made my face! Thanks in advance!