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« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2011 10:47:50 AM »

Great coverage!

I think mineral make-up covers well on my (acne & scared skin) but then I feel really greasy when it's on.... And my skin is not oil, actually it's dry.


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« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2011 11:08:57 AM »

laideebugz - what brand do you use? does your skin get more oily the whole time it's on or just at first, or later? My guess is that the minerals might be pulling oils out of your skin (especially if what you use contains kaolin, as many do) and that your skin isn't balanced so the oil production levels are off. This is a whole separate discussion which revolves around what products you use etc...I tend to take a holistic approach to skin care so it's hard to address just the oily-when-wearing-makeup-advice without exploring that but I'll try.

My first suggestion without knowing anything about your skin would be to try the method of blending the powder with a light non-comedogenic oil for application. It sounds counter-productive, but it really isn't. Your skin is sometimes easily confused and if it is overly dry, then you're adding something on top of it that stimulates oil production (the mineral powder) it might go into overdrive. So using a little oil with the powder will in effect stop your skin from overproducing oil. It will also double-duty as moisturizer, which if you have dry skin, will probably help balance it out overall... but I'll stop myself there  Undecided
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2011 12:37:34 PM »

I know what you mean. I have very red skin (still working on some other issues like lactose intolerance and really really not wanting to go dairy-free because I love cheese and sour cream etc... argh) and lots of acne (which has gotten better since I stopped using a lot of commercial products!) and I have to formulate my makeup for heavier coverage. More Ti20 and ZnO as those are the ingredients that give the makeup more opacity as opposed to translucence, Ti2O more than ZnO, but they're both valuable additions.

Just keep in mind this means you need to up your iron oxides as well or you'll end up with very light colored powder! And the great thing about ZnO is that it's actually also a great skin protector and anti-inflammatory (that's why it's in most baby butt creams) so while you're covering the redness, you're also taming it. I love this stuff!!

Or if you want to go for even heavier coverage, you can blend a little powder with your daily moisturizer or a light oil like grapeseed, which is a non-comedogenic oil, and apply it as a liquid foundation. Dust a little cornstarch over it to set and give the oil a minute to absorb, then another very light application of the mineral powder and your face looks like the before and after pictures in advertisements for Proactiv (which incidentally, did NOT work for me).

It sounds like it would feel cakey and heavy but it really doesn't. I've been dealing with trying to cover hideous red, inflamed, acne-scarred skin for over 14 years and even though it's getting better now I still have days where I have to go to all lengths to look normal. But I've gotten really good at it, so I hope that helps!

Thanks for the info! I actually got out of the cycle of wearing any base/powder and my skin is pretty clear now. It might just be getting older, and not sure if it was cause or effect lol! (don't need powder because my skin is better, or my skin is better because I'm not wearing powder...maybe a little of both)

Wow, the pics are amazing! You do a great job on your make-up and you look great!
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« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2011 12:52:48 PM »

Probably a little of both - I'm hoping that as I continue to improve my skin's health I can wear less and less. I tend to wear more overall (including eyeshadow, blush etc) when my skin is worse in what I'm sure is a psychological attempt to distract from what's underneath, which of course perpetuates the vicious cycle yet I feel prettier with less makeup on... but little by little it's getting better. It's encouraging to know that someone else has escaped the cycle though lol

And thank you! I've considered being a makeup artist, but don't really want to go back to school and I'm happy where I'm at professionally.
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« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2011 12:59:46 PM »

This sounds awful, but as long as I'm pretty good about washing my face (at least once a day) and using a new pillowcase fairly frequently it stays clear. Sounds awful because I can tell when I'm slacking about the washing! I use Clinique facial bar soap in the shower (the only commercial bar soap I still use!) and a foamy or exfoliating cleanser at night if I feel dirty or oily.
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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2011 01:03:45 PM »

hmmm I could be better about my pillowcase ... and that makes A LOT of sense!
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« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2011 01:13:26 PM »

Yeah! You're literally rubbing your face and hair into it all night.
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« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2012 07:10:41 PM »

Damn! Your formula IS full coverage! I think it looks great and the bronzer looks awesome. I don't use cornstarch since I find it cakes more than other fillers, but it sounds awesome.

Congrats for success in your formula! I found one I like for myself through practice, too.
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2012 08:48:00 AM »

Do you mind if I ask what your formula is? I am always interested in improving!
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