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Best Foundation for African American Gals with Oily Skin


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#Post 1 of 28 OFFLINE   Sagittarius1978

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:31 PM

Hello everyone, I am new to the site and I was wondering if you could help me out. I am a light-skinned African American with oily skin looking for a good foundation for my upcoming wedding...any suggestions? Thanks in advance.


#Post 2 of 28 OFFLINE   Sunshine_One

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:38 PM

Hello and Congrats on you upcomming Wedding!

I have oily skin and use Prescriptives Virtual Matte foundation. It absorbs oil and goes on very smooth. It also has an SPF of 15. Precriptives foundations match your undertone that way you get that flawless skin look that matches your skin.

Hope this info helps.

If you have any question feel free to PM me.

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#Post 3 of 28 OFFLINE   Sagittarius1978

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:43 PM

Thanks Sunshine, I will research it.

#Post 4 of 28 OFFLINE   Micki

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:49 PM

*jumping up and down* Everyday Minerals! Everyday Minerals! E-V-E...you get the point. I have skin this time of year and I am singing the praises of EDM. I never liked to wear foundation because I felt it looked so unnatural and masklike. Not EDM! I was at dinner with my fiancé the other night and he commented on my lack of makeup and how great my skin was looking. I kissed him! Get their sample kit to find your skin color match and don't be afraid to blend 2 together. Also, you may want to reconsider your face moisturizer. For example, I used to use Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion, but found that it make my oily skin even oilier. I switched to the Moisturizing Gel and it works much better. When I'm being cost conscious I use Neutrogena's Visibly Even moisturizer and I don't get oily all day.

#Post 5 of 28 OFFLINE   Aquilah

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 01:19 PM

Congrats on your upcoming wedding! I'm sure you'll make a gorgeous bride! A few of our DDD and MMM (GGG too) use MAC foundations, and some use Prescriptives. I'd check into those, as well as Everyday Minerals since that seems to be a great product based on a lot of reviews here on the forum! Sorry if I'm not much help! Good luck, and congrats again!
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#Post 6 of 28 OFFLINE   Sagittarius1978

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 02:09 PM

Thanks so much, you guys! I am currently trying to get my skincare regimen together, but that is a whole other story. I will look into your suggestions. I am currently using Oil of Olay as a moisturizer. Micki can you suggest some better moisturizers for me? Aquilah - Thanks for your help and the well wishes.

#Post 7 of 28 OFFLINE   monniej

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 02:43 PM

my skin type is oily/acne prone and i'm a prescriptives custom blend foundation customer. custom blend is a little pricey, but it matches my skintone exactly and they put an oil control lotion right in the foundation! for me it's worth the cost. i use sundari neem and avocado moisturizer and it works well to keep me moisturized without being too oily and i use it sparingly (alittle goes a long way). hope this helps! congrats and good luck!

#Post 8 of 28 OFFLINE   Sagittarius1978

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 03:18 PM

Monniej - Where can I find the Sundari Neem and Avocado moisturizer?

#Post 9 of 28 OFFLINE   FacesbyNiki

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 06:05 PM

Studio Stick Foundation by MAC - works for me.
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#Post 10 of 28 OFFLINE   L281173

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Posted 28 July 2006 - 09:21 PM

Originally Posted by Sagittarius1978
Hello everyone, I am new to the site and I was wondering if you could help me out. I am a light-skinned African American with oily skin looking for a good foundation for my upcoming wedding...any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
I use the Astarte Liquid Foundation in Vespera 3 and Powder in Vespera. This line is geared toward women of color. www.astartecosmetics.com


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#Post 11 of 28 OFFLINE   xEdenx

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 10:53 PM

awesome thread. useful
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#Post 12 of 28 OFFLINE   bluebird08

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 10:57 AM

MAC or Prescriptives should have something for you! Congratulations on the your upcoming nuptials!!!
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#Post 13 of 28 OFFLINE   MsLaVera

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 06:32 PM

Thanks for the advice...i am a shinner too

#Post 14 of 28 OFFLINE   Leza1121

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 08:33 PM

Hi,

Use a water-based foundation. Iman makes either an oil control or oil-free foundation. Also check out Black Opal. Make sure that your moisturizer, primer and powder are also are formulated for oily skin types.
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#Post 15 of 28 OFFLINE   tajameka

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:00 PM

i would recommend covergirl queen collection liquid makeup

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Posted 24 February 2008 - 10:25 PM

i use black radiance mattifying foundation...i also like BE mineral foundation,its luminous w/o the oil
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#Post 17 of 28 OFFLINE   renbray

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 04:08 AM

i use an oil free moisturizer and powder foundation from mac. Prescriptives is nice. i also love Make Up Forever matte plus.

#Post 18 of 28 OFFLINE   ColdDayInHell

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Posted 26 February 2008 - 03:31 AM

This is an interesting thread; I have oily skin too.

#Post 19 of 28 OFFLINE   CurlySista21

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 10:38 AM

I am so lovin this thread. I am African American with super oily, acne prone skin skin. I was using MAC foundation for 2 years and it continually broke me out. Just yesterday I bought some foundation from Prescriptives in Fresh Cocoa in Virtual Matte for $32 and I am in love with the feel of the makeup and the non-shinyness. Congrats on your wedding.

#Post 20 of 28 OFFLINE   Mimi84

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 10:08 AM

Bobbi Brown Oil Free Liquid Foundation. The BEST ever!