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Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« on: 05 Mar 16 / 03:08 PM »
I am having a bit of a crisis here.

My skin has been pretty bad lately and while I try not to wear make up to work etc if I am socialising I feel too self conscious without it.

I thought at first the type of make up I was using was the problem so I went and bought new stuff, I checked the reviews online first and went for stuff that had the best reviews. I used primer as usual, applied the foundation, concealer and finished of with a light dusting of powder. Within and hour of being out I looked in the mirror and was really upset at how my make up looked. It was just awful, hard to explain in what way but like kinda cakey and oily and my skin just looked such a mess. I uses mattifying moisturiser before the primer as well.

Any tips etc? It is really getting me down. Also any tips for getting rid of/preventing blackhead would also be great. Should mention that I only use cruelty free brand products.

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Re: Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« Reply #1 on: 05 Mar 16 / 03:27 PM »
I always used to have this problem. My t zone gets oily and its like my makeup breaks down and gets cakey and settles into my pores, which are huuuge. I was having to re apply makeup every few hours which is a pain! I've made a few changes so I'm not sure which is helping the most to be honest. I've been using a lush fun bar that I got for my birthday as a face wash and it's made my skin a lot softer and less oily. I also started using MUA skin define matte foundation (http://www.muastore.co.uk/matte-perfect-foundation)and have found it doesn't make me cakey at all. It's actually been better than expensive brands, so maybe it's a case of just finding a foundation that is right for your skin. I'd certainly recommend the foundation though, it is only 4 if you're in the uk
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Re: Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« Reply #2 on: 05 Mar 16 / 07:41 PM »
You should start with trying a new skincare routine. If your skin is already bad, the make-up just worsens the problem by sitting on the skin and blocking pores. Using the correct face wash and creams is very important and will make a huge difference.
You can try cleansing with a home-made toner of rose water and witch hazel mixed 1:1. It works wonders. ( and smells great [emoji846])
 

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Re: Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« Reply #3 on: 06 Mar 16 / 12:49 AM »
If your skin is bad, it is worth looking at what you can change about your diet and lifestyle too. Eating well, drinking plenty of water and getting enough sleep and exercise have a huge impact on your skin. So does stress, smoking, and any drugs/medications you are taking
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Re: Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« Reply #4 on: 06 Mar 16 / 03:36 PM »
I have a similar problem, I've never been prone to spots or anything so I don't really use foundation but then when I do it looks horrible, it cakes up and goes patchy! I find primer makes it worse too, the only thing like that I can use is Benefit Porefessional, but then I just tend to use that and powder as if I put foundation on as well it seems like too many layers of crap on my skin.

I find face washes with charcoal really good for keeping skin clear, and exfoliating regularly with a muslin cloth
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Re: Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« Reply #5 on: 12 Mar 16 / 04:28 PM »
Thanks everyone, the main issue I have with my skin is dermatillomania which I am still trying to improve on (slow process) but I will definitely look into what you have all suggested. I am tried to step up the healthy eating, drinking water, exercise etc recently but it takes some getting used to. Will have a look for some rosewater too. I tried putting on the same makeup with just a small amount of moisturiser instead of the primer and it sat much better so that is a plus too. 
 

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Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« Reply #6 on: 12 Mar 16 / 06:16 PM »
I too have dermatillomania, mainly on my lips and fingers. I love wearing lipstick but I know that if I do I will dry out my lips and end up worse. But I also don't like going out without it because of the state my lips are in. It's a vicious cycle. I found that with the right lipstick I can get enough moisture so that they don't dry out and I don't pick at them. I now use the burts bees lip shimmers.
Finding the right make up for you will be the most important part I think.
I've been trying to keep my hands busy so I don't pick at them but it's just so difficult and most of the time I realise once I've already been doing it a while.
 

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Re: Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« Reply #7 on: 12 Mar 16 / 06:32 PM »
I didn't know there was a name for it! I just say I'm a compulsive picker! I've got better as I've got older (I still can't leave spots or dry patches alone, even on my other half!) but as a teenager I picked at my arms so badly that they've never gone back to normal even 20 years later!

Puerkz, have you tried the tinted Carmex moisture plus lip tints?(not sure if you only do cruelty free etc or if they are!)  They have a good amount of colour and they are really moisturising. I really want to try the burts bees ones, I have one that's a lip gloss but it's a bit too glossy for me. I shelled out for some Korres ones a little while ago and the colour was amazing but they felt moisturising whilst they were on but really drying when they wore off.
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« Reply #8 on: 12 Mar 16 / 11:40 PM »
I have tried most the tinted ones out there but because I often have scabs or darker patches on my lips they don't cover evenly and make them look worse. The lip shimmers seem to cover well and still moisturise enough. The caramel is my favourite as it is very similar to my own lip colour. They are quite expensive here so when I am over in the states I try to buy a few if I can find them.
I will keep an eye out for it though as I used to love Carmex when I was little and would like to give it a try.
The dryness after is my problem as well and I end up picking at them worse. It's quite frustrating especially because people always think I have cold sores and I have to explain to them what it is all the time.
 

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Re: Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« Reply #9 on: 19 Mar 16 / 11:18 PM »
Don't know if this has been mentioned, by after applying makeup spritz some hairspray over you face (eyes shut!) It usually works a charm with me
 

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« Reply #10 on: 20 Mar 16 / 12:15 PM »
I wouldn't recommend that for her as hairspray will dry her skin. But the urban decay setting spray is great. I use it the few times a year I wear make up
 

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Re: Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« Reply #11 on: 20 Mar 16 / 04:30 PM »
Ah yeah I always used to stock up on Burts Bees stuff if I was over in the states as it's half the price isn't it? I never have any opportunity to go over these days sadly!
There's a really good lipbalm I've discovered from a local company here (Isle of Man) called Lovely Greens, I think they have a website, it's the Manx Honey lipbalm (the plain one is tons better than the flavoured for some reason). It's not tinted but I find it really helps my lips when they get cracked and picky! I bought some for my friends back in Manchester for Christmas and everyone seems to be getting good results from it!
You might be okay with the Carmex ones, I've found they don't settle into the dryer bits on my lips too badly like some tints, I like the berry coloured one best, but there's a peachy one that's nice too. They have that nice cooling effect of carmex too.
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« Reply #12 on: 20 Mar 16 / 05:10 PM »
Hairspray on the face is a dreadful idea. You can buy setting sprays designed to be used on the face
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Re: Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« Reply #13 on: 20 Mar 16 / 09:19 PM »
Hairspray on the face is a dreadful idea. You can buy setting sprays designed to be used on the face

Ah, I didn't realise that....might be contributing to my bad skin? I had read in various magazines that thats the best way to set your makeup....they never mentioned anything about special sprays  -r-
 

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Re: Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« Reply #14 on: 20 Mar 16 / 09:23 PM »
Yeah, hairsprays can have all sorts of dodgy ingredients such as alcohol and silicones. Google make up fixing sprays, but still check the ingredients, some can be as bad as hairsprays
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Re: Foundation etc always looks bad :(
« Reply #15 on: 21 Mar 16 / 10:56 AM »
It's really dangerous for your breathing too to spray hairspray in your face, the propellants in aerosol cans can kill you! Especially if you have asthma or copd or anything like that. I know quite a lot of people do use it to set makeup (so don't feel bad!) but it's probably not a great idea!
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