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woody2976 Thu 19-May-16 23:13:17

when i put foundation and powder my pores on my nose look blocked with make up which is not a good look. i wash my face with a simple face wash then moisture using body shop hemp face protector. i also use nivea at night. i use collection 2000 foundation then powder im not sure which make. i use either liz earle to cleanse at night or dragons blood pads. i think its the moisturiser or powder thats the issue. What can anyone recommend?

woody2976 Thu 26-May-16 21:29:07

anyone? its either my foundation or moisturiser that's the problem

sksk Thu 26-May-16 21:58:15

Do you mean you get a polka dot effect on your nose? I get that too, but I think using a good exfoliator might help-something with salicylic acid, perhaps? Mine has reduced. I try not to powder too much as that tends to accentuate everything. I am currently trying Eucerin active concentrate form the dermo-purifyer range. Do you have dry skin (hence the hemp moisturiser)?

woody2976 Thu 26-May-16 22:14:52

yes polka dot and yes got dry skin. See i spoke to one of those beauty consultants who told me my mistake was using exfoliater so i stopped but it hasnt helped.

JohnCheese Thu 26-May-16 23:39:50

Try a primer. It will probably help.

woody2976 Fri 27-May-16 07:45:25

hi yes tried that didnt help

lamusic Fri 27-May-16 12:03:40

What do you apply your foundation with?

woody2976 Sun 29-May-16 00:11:02

one of those stipple brushes

lamusic Sun 29-May-16 11:29:23

Have you tried using your finger or a sponge? It may be that the brush is making it settle oddly in your pores

sksk Tue 31-May-16 18:50:33

Maybe it is a dehydration issue?

I've also heard that applying makeup with downward stroke helps prevent the makeup settling in the pores, though I'm not sure if this is true.

woody2976 Tue 31-May-16 19:11:54

thanks. tried applying with fingers and a sponge. still the same results!

LegoCaltrops Tue 31-May-16 19:17:02

I'd get rid of the Liz Earle. I liked the look of it, until I realised that several of their products include wheat germ oil - which has the maximum comedogenic rating.

woody2976 Tue 31-May-16 19:21:03

the liz earle is a new thing, i had this problem before. sorry feel like im knocking back every suggestion!!

Summer23 Tue 31-May-16 19:26:42

I personally find applying foundation with a sponge makes it too cakey. Try blending your foundation more with your fingertips to rub it in, or try another foundation.

Indecisivejo Tue 31-May-16 19:26:54

I get this too it's definitely a dehydration issue. Drop the dragons blood pads, switch to a non foaming face cleanser for the morning and maybe add a serum/booster under your moisturisers.

gruffalocake2 Tue 31-May-16 19:30:21

Migh a bb cream help? I use a garnier one for oily face (even though I'm not oily) and it doesn't settle in pores at all and gives a sheen of colour which evens my skin out. I'd use a fine powder with a powder brush over the top if needed extra coverage and buff in really well. I find this better than my Clinique foundation which I only use when I need full coverage now.
I also second an acid toner to minimise the pores in the first place (eg pixi glow tonic).

woody2976 Tue 31-May-16 22:09:39

whats a good serum booster?
whats a good foundation?
whats a good moisturiser?

and what should i use to clean my face in the evenings? i got the dragons blood pads to help with blackheads.

Indecisivejo Wed 01-Jun-16 07:28:11

Those pads will just dehydrate ur skin further which will actually make congestion worse.
What's your budget

braceybracegirl Wed 01-Jun-16 07:30:41

budget per item? prob 20 to 25 for foundation and same for moisturiser. 20 for serum?

sorry ive had a name change!!

Indecisivejo Wed 01-Jun-16 07:40:32

Ok I would suggest you try something like Avene extremely gentle cleanser to replace your simple wash (none of the other Avene ones though) despite what it says on bottle you can massage it it then rinse it off in shower or use a flannel. I like dermalogica ultracalming cleanser which you can get online but not sure you will want to spend that much. What did you say you used in Eve to remove make up?
You could try indeed labs hydraluron as your serum or the hylamide boosters (both of these are in boots) or if you can get hold of it as it's often sold out is the superdrugs hydrating serum think it's called simply pure and it's cheap!
Moisturiser is a hard one, I've struggled myself! But you could try the oilatum natural repair face cream which my mum swears by! I really like it but as my skin is combination it's a bit rich for me but your dry so it will be great. (Bigger boots sell it but u may need to order this online to be delivered to your local store?) it's only about £8 too.
Foundation is another tough one but I find the no7 stay perfect (original and light) are both decent (none of the others have been good on me though)

Indecisivejo Wed 01-Jun-16 07:42:35

Sorry just seen what u use for night to cleanse, you could switch this to maybe Clinique take the day off balm, body shop aloe cleanser, lush ultrabland...anything creamy and fragrance free removed with warm water and a flannel

DragosteaDinTei Wed 01-Jun-16 10:28:40

I have this problem, but only in warm weather.

I've tried various different primers, foundations, concealers, sunscreens, moisturisers, powders, cleansers etc, in various permutations and have found no real solution.

If it's looking especially grim and it's convenient to, I wipe off the foundation on my nose with a cleansing wipe and brush on a new, thin dusting of mineral foundation with a kabuki brush. That usually does the trick for a while and takes less than a minute from start to finish.

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