May 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm #172322
Someone please advise!
I have fair, oily, blemish prone skin (great start hey)
My problem, is when the weather, or I get hot my foundation tends to go ‘spotty’ on my nose and creases surronding the eyes/cheeks and forehead or failing that slide off my face completely leaving patches with no makeup on and patches where the makeup has deposited itself creating a streaking disgusting mess!
Im currently using clinique 3 step for oily skin to prep and then estee lauder double wear foundation…. this wasnt working alone so i have recently added a primer (revlons new 1 – photoready) and a finishing powder to my routine in order to try and combat the makeup sliding off my face – however as i unfortunately found out today not only did i feel like i had lots of makeup on (i hate the feeling of powder but willing to wear if it helps) i ended up having to come home early and wipe the complete melting mess off my face as i made my situation worse than foundation alone!
I would say I am usually quite good with makeup and always recieve compliments – but with the hot weather i look awful! I can use fingers, sponge and brushes with ease and I like the idea of tinted moisturiser but find i cannot get enough coverage for my spots and red undertones, and feel i need a foundation.
Please can someone kindly suggest any products or application methods, or anything i am doing wrong, I constantly see other women with perfect makeup in the hot weather and this is now really getting me down!
Thanks, A.May 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm #172328
My friend (who also had oily blemish prone skin) has used Clinique’s 3 step # 3 skin care for years, and she switched to Clinique’s Acne Solutions line and it has cleared up her oil problem. I say try that and see if it works. HthMay 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm #172347
Do you change your skincare routine with the seasons? Another thing to think about is you need to use like with like. For example, if your primer is silicone-based (I believe the Photoready primer is), then you need to use a silicone-based foundation.
Another thing to consider trying, skincare-wise, would be the Oil Cleansing Method.May 24, 2012 at 6:44 am #172492
Thanks divasinger5 i have actually used the acne solutions before – maybe it is time to go back for the summer (it is very harsh tho) but it did make my skin less oily
Shelly, not really I always use st ives to exfoliate, then clinique liquid soap, then the clarifying lotion and the moisturizing gel rather than the cream… dont usually prime (literally bought one the other day to test and it was worse than the estee lauder double wear alone) and have also started to try powder on top (none of which seems to be making my situation better) - do you know what base the foundation is? i looked on the bottle but no hope… also if you do what primer would you suggest to match? or should i stick to powder? im looking at the mac translucent one atm?
I have also been looking at mac oil lotion and their fix spray or blotting papers too… just fed up of spending money
What do you think?
ThanksJune 2, 2012 at 3:37 pm #174503
(Just thought id post this incase anyone else is looking for advice)
Solved the problem! well nearly!
changing to the acne solutions clarifying lotion/toner to get rid of all the oil… and then swapping to a powder foundation (not as good coverage as estee lauder by a long shot but buildable to an acceptable leaving the house standard haha)
Hope that helps anyone else and thanks girls xxxJune 2, 2012 at 8:19 pm #174531
I’m not sure what base Double Wear is; they don’t have an ingredient list online. (Come on, makeup companies; it’s 2012, ffs!)
If a foundation is silicone-based, typically the second ingredient (as the first ingredient is, invariably, water) is Cyclopentasiloxane.
Meanwhile, don’t bother with Fix+. It’s not a setting spray; it’s a refresher spray (the clue is in part of the French name for the product — rafraichissante = refreshing). It may take away the powdery look of your makeup, it may be good to use for foiling pigments, it may be a good thing to use before applying something like Studio Tech foundation to help it go on easier, but it will not set your makeup. If you’re going to go the setting spray route, go with something like Model in a Bottle, MUFE’s Mist and Fix, either of the Urban Decay setting sprays (De-Slick is meant for oilier skin), or Skindinavia makes one for oily skin as well.
Blotting paper… e.l.f. makes packs of them that work quite well — only $1.
You could also try buying a pressed powder to take with you to touch up. Urban Decay makes a mattifying pressed powder, as does MAC. (I’ve not tried either, but they’re definitely options.)
Beyond that… I brought up skincare because sometimes when the seasons change, so does your skin, which means you may have to change up your routine to deal with the changes. Personally, I think the easiest thing to change would be moisturizer. Currently I’m using one by Bioderma called Sebium Mat. (You can find it on Amazon or a site like leguidesante.com or frenchcosmetics.net) If you want something a less expensive, Acure Organics has a mattifying moisturizer as well (available on drugstore.com; haven’t tried it but want to). Or yeah, something like MAC Oil Control Lotion. (Although, that said, I’ve not read much good regarding MAC’s skincare. Maybe look it up on Makeup Alley first?)
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