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Cosmetics / Makeup Tip: Great foundation for oily, acne-prone skin

submitted by Mattie, Portland, TN USA

Tip description / details:
I used to live on the Gulf Coast where the weather almost year-round is horribly hot 'n humid & the (melting!) icing on THAT cake was the fact that I had tremendously oily skin that was very acne-prone. Most foundations with enough coverage would slide right off my face in the heat - then (after I moved to a more temperate area, naturally!) I discovered mineral powder foundation & would like to recommend it highly, especially if you are oily-skinned. The well-known makes (like Bare Escentuals, Jane Iredale) are expensive & leave you shiny-faced because they contain bismuth. I have found various brands on eBay that sell for around $10 & many do not have bismuth & look quite like natural skin when applied well. I like to apply heavily & then buff well with a cotton ball, as I acne spots & scars. My mineral powder foundation is equal or superior in coverage to the liquid/cream/pancake types I've used previously, with the bonus of a much more natural appearance & feel. Most brands also have built in sunscreen as they contain titanium dioxide; & although powdered, they are not drying as they don't contain talc. I only wish I'd tried mineral powders when I lived in the in Hell's Little Humid Acre!!


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Results (observed by submitter):
I got great results with this & consider the ultimate compliment that my dermatologist's nurse complimented my skin & stated that she was glad I had arrived for an exam without foundation, when I was actually wearing my mineral powder foundation.

Costs involved:
$10 approx.


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