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BEST FOUNDATION & POWDER FOR OILY, SENSITIVE SKIN?


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#Post 1 of 21 OFFLINE   Traci86

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:08 AM

What is the best foundation and powder for oily, sensitive skin? I have recently tried MAC Pro Longwear which made me break out in a rash and Lancome Teint Idol which I like but it does nothing for oil control. Please give me your suggestions!



#Post 2 of 21 OFFLINE   janetgriselle

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:50 PM

I've had a lot of reactions to Clinique, Lancome and other stuff, so I wear Bare Minerals and it works just fine for me. My skin is really oily but it doesn't look that way when I wear Bare Minerals.



#Post 3 of 21 OFFLINE   bowbandit

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:16 PM

I have really oily skin that is prone to breakouts. I normally use Mary Kay Medium foundation with Fyrinnae Finishing Powder for Oily Skin. I haven't had any problems with those so far. Make sure to wash your face every night, no matter what. Us oily skinned girls have to be strict!


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#Post 4 of 21 OFFLINE   janetgriselle

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:19 PM



Originally Posted by bowbandit View Post

I have really oily skin that is prone to breakouts. I normally use Mary Kay Medium foundation with Fyrinnae Finishing Powder for Oily Skin. I haven't had any problems with those so far. Make sure to wash your face every night, no matter what. Us oily skinned girls have to be strict!


Agreed! I even wash my face in the morning before I put on my makeup. Cetaphil is a great facial cleanser. I just started using it and it's already clearing away all of my acne :)

 



#Post 5 of 21 OFFLINE   bowbandit

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:42 PM

I wish it was that easy for me! I have cystic acne, so I have to use prescription stuff. The funny thing is, everyone talks about how great ProActiv is. I tried it and it just stopped working on my skin. Shortly after, I had cystic acne because my skin was so confused that it just overloaded. ugh.


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#Post 6 of 21 OFFLINE   Reija

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:13 PM

My skin used to be oily but it's more combo now. It's also sensitive. I've found that mineral makeup is great. I like Jane Iredale pressed foundation. I also like the new covergirl NatureLuxe foundation. I tried a sample of the Maybelline Dream Mousse Foundation and it felt really nice and didn't irritate my skin. I was pleasantly surprised because I had never tried Maybelline foundations before. I think using a foundation primer might help with controlling the oiliness and sensitivity. I found that to be the case for me. I used to use Estee Lauder Idealist and really liked it. I also like Laura Mercier foundation and foundation primer as well as Chanel foundations. Smashbox foundation primer is great too. I found that my skin didn't do well with MAC foundations. I would always break out. 


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#Post 7 of 21 OFFLINE   tangerinex3

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:55 PM

I started using Neutrogena SkinClearing Oil-free Liquid foundation. . . It's been helping out a lot. 



#Post 8 of 21 OFFLINE   indiegirl

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 09:48 AM

Have you ever tried mineral makeup? Mineral makeup works great on my sensitive skin. Also in the summer when the weather tends to be warm and humid it keeps my oil t-zone in check. I've been using http://hellominerals.com/. Love. Love. Love. When I find a product that works on my temperamental skin I stick with it!!

I also use the  gentle skin cleanser by CeraVe. Again, another great product. It doesn't strip my skin of the oil it needs but cleans fantastically. I use a nubby washcloth to wash my sensitive skin. Works great to exfoliate. Also, may help to use a salicylic acid in a lotion form to keep pores clean, prior to makeup application.



#Post 9 of 21 OFFLINE   Traci86

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Posted 18 May 2011 - 08:54 AM

I recently tried bare minerals and it did not work for me at all. Powder foundations do not blend in well to my skin and really settles into my pores even with primer. I used to use the Maybelline mineral power liquid foundation which was ok but they dont make it anymore. I am willing to try another liquid mineral foundation if there is one? I really prefer liquid foundations that are light or medium coverage. I was looking into Estee Lauder double wear light or Lancome teint idole fresh wear...has anyone tried these?



#Post 10 of 21 OFFLINE   AngelEyes80

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 11:20 AM

I currently use Este Lauder Double Wear and it's awesome. Great coverage and great on my skin..until lately my skin has been getting oily. I think maybe because I switch powders. (My skin is oily and super sensitive)



#Post 11 of 21 OFFLINE   Tulipp

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 08:57 PM

You should try Benefit's Hello Flawless powder foundation :) 

Excellent coverage! 



#Post 12 of 21 OFFLINE   renats

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 07:50 PM

Try paulas choice. Great reviews on her face care line foe oily skin/ acne. My skin is super sensitive- dry as a desert but now feels, creamy, hydrated & sooo good! Awesome return policy & u can purchase samples!

#Post 13 of 21 OFFLINE   macstarlite

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:15 PM

Nars powder foundation works great for me with Neutrogena shine control primer



#Post 14 of 21 OFFLINE   LizzyLiz

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:40 AM

Revlon photoready works great! I have dry skin and this one does not cake up! :D

#Post 15 of 21 OFFLINE   jessicarobin

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

Hourglass Immaculate liquid powder. I use it with the primer and it makes my skin flawless. I haven't experienced any irritation and I have pretty sensitive skin.

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 11:14 AM

Originally Posted by AngelEyes80 View Post

I currently use Este Lauder Double Wear and it's awesome. Great coverage and great on my skin..until lately my skin has been getting oily. I think maybe because I switch powders. (My skin is oily and super sensitive)

 

I also think this foundation is amazing. I use this everyday for work and it will last all day without any touch-ups. This is a full coverage foundation and it covers everything!! However for work I can sheer this out and apply it lightly without powdering it and it will still last all day while stopping any shine from coming through on my oily t-zone.

 

I have acne prone skin and this does not irritate my skin either. I always reach for this one if I want my makeup to last all day



#Post 17 of 21 OFFLINE   smashinbeauty

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:11 AM

Since I have sensitive and oily - combination skin, for me what works is Illamasqua skin base, YSL foundations, Kryolan, Bourjois healthy mix, Channel, Ben Nye Setting powders, ELF Setting powders



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:12 AM

Originally Posted by LizzyLiz View Post

Revlon photoready works great!
I have dry skin and this one does not cake up!

that is an awesome foundation :D



#Post 19 of 21 OFFLINE   charlize

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 01:14 PM

Originally Posted by jessicarobin View Post

Hourglass Immaculate liquid powder. I use it with the primer and it makes my skin flawless. I haven't experienced any irritation and I have pretty sensitive skin.

This is exactly what I use and it has changed my life! Use Hourglass Immaculate liquid powder with their Veil Mineral primer and you will be doing your skin a huge favor! My skin used to react badly to so many other products I tried and once I switched to Hourglass my skin has calmed down and actually improved. Theres no junk in the products (Oil Free, Paraben/Sulfate Free) and they work miracles on the skin in hiding redness and blemishes as well. The liquid powder gives me a photographic perfect look and lasts all day with the primer. It has been the best cosmetic investment I have made in my entire life and I am recommending that everyone discovers these products.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:20 PM

I have the same skin type - I'm a grease factory and my skin is SO sensitive. Avoid MAC like the plague - I have yet to not break out horrifically from one of their foundations.

 

I use Urban Decay De-Slick for oil control in my trouble spots with Laura Gellar Spackle as a primer. For foundation, either Skin79 Super+ BB Cream (Pink formula in winter, orange in summer since its a matte finish) or MUFE HD Foundation. My go to powder is Bare Minerals Illuminating Mineral Veil areas I want to highlight - usually my cheeks and undereyes, and the matte formula on my nose and chin. This all gives enough coverage that I don't need to use concealer anywhere but my dark circles.
 


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