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Old 07-22-2012, 12:15 PM   #13
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If you are using prescription topical medication from your dermatologist I would not recommend using a skin clearing foundation as it will have additional medication in it which may dry out your skin. If your skin is sensitive like mine, it will actually need moisture just as much as it needs acne treatment. I would instead go for a gentle foundation like Neutrogena healthy skin. You may also consider Clinique products... Even though they aren't drugstore they tend To be more affordable then other higher end lines.
This makes a lot Of sense, my skin is very sensitive and extremely dry on the sides of my face, even though my t zone is pretty oily.

I have one more question-- when Put my foundation on, it's not a smooth application at all. Even of I use a ton of moisturizer, It(the moisturizer) stings my face like crazy and doesnt seem to do too much. All the videos I've seen the foundation seems to go on so smoothly, but it's almost like it separates on my skin... I have a kind right now that I apply with my fingers, and it's like when I rub it in some patches get covered but some don't. It's even a full coverage foundation, but other foundations ive tried do this as well! It looks almost cakey in a way, but worse, and it's disgusting. Id love a natural finish, so you couldn't tell you were really wearing makeup, and I don't know why my foundation won't look good at all! Is it my application, using my fingers or maybe not enough product? Would using some sort of primer help this? That's why I asked for recommendations earlier but then someone told me I shouldnt need One, just a moisturizer... It doesn't help really! And it's so annoying and discouraging. I'm sick of always worrying about how my skin looks. :P
It depends...each persons skin is different. The person that told you that might have dryer skin and might not need the primer. Most people do need a primer if they are combo or oily (combo people tend to need it in the oily areas). If just moisturizer isn't working for you (which it never did for me either) then try a primer. There are no right or wrong "answers", steps, routines, or rules. It's all trial and error and figuring out what works for YOU.

Now I will say this, if you are applying you foundation with your fingers, then the oils from your fingers might be what is causing it to seperate. Try applying using a foundation brush or a flat top buffing brush. Elf makes some decent ones that are cheap ($1-$3) and you can find them in Target. You can also apply using a make up wedge/sponge/beauty blender and get good application (I use an elf foundation brush and follow up with an Elf flt top buffer to work everything into the skin). Also, you might want to set your foundation with a bit of powder. That will help it "stick" to your skin better also.
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