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Any one know of a very good Foundation.......

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sliverx2 · 06/10/2006 10:54

....that covers up spots and red marks? I've had a bad break out of spots and have some treatment from the doctors but doesn't seem to be working, but I'll give it a few more weeks. I'm looking for a good covering Foundation in the mean time, the Foundation I'm wearing at the mo isn't great, but say's it doesn't block pores and so on , but feel I need to change it, I get dry patches too, so really do need a better one!

The one I'm using at the moment so "maybelline" "everfresh" it says it's "oil free won't clog pores and fragrance free". It's also says it least for 8 hours but doesn't, and won't smudge or come off on clothes but it dose! So after want people have use and is true to what it says on the tin, so to speak!

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Piffle · 06/10/2006 10:56

with spots I think you should spend the money on a separate top notch concelaer and then a decent foundation
My two faves are chanel vitalumiere and benefits play stick
But I have good smooth skin
I think clinique have the excellent foundations for oily/combination skin

nailpolish · 06/10/2006 11:00

i agree Clinique is probably the best for you

SharpAndSpikeyOHara · 06/10/2006 11:00

I think my friend uses a product she buys on line I was going to say 'Dr Oetker' but realised that's a food brand.. it's Dr something I'm sure.. packaging is cream with Orang-ih stripes.. someone on here must no what I mean.. anyone?

nailpolish · 06/10/2006 11:02

only one i can think of is the Food or Foot Doctor

no much help am i?

JackieNoHeadJustABloodyStump · 06/10/2006 11:02

Dr Hauschka?

SharpAndSpikeyOHara · 06/10/2006 11:26

THAT'S IT!!!!!! apparently it's brill....

Emskilou · 06/10/2006 11:40

Well not sure if this will help but, I use maybellines foundation but before I use that I put on benefits Dr Feelgood, its like a base to even out your skin (tone and the skins surface) then I use a benefit concealer stick pen thing, cant remember the name of it I'll have a look in a bit and post it, to cover up the nasty evil spots (sometimes feels like I am colouring in my face) and for the red ish areas I use another benefit concealer that comes in a compact type thingy, then I whack on the foundation and there it stays.

It may seem like a ton of stuff I put on my face but it isn't really and the dr feelgood acts as a barrier, i.e keeps the good bits in and the bad oily bits away from the pores.

Does any of that make any sense at all??

lorina · 06/10/2006 11:42

It can be a vicious circle with bad skin. You need to get into a good quality, and most important, gentle skincare routine. Using harsh products makes things worse not better.

Think about having a facial and getting advice on products and then you may find that you dont need the foundation, because foundation is bad for your skin too!

incy · 06/10/2006 12:24

I use Bobbi Brown's foundation stick which provides coverage without being too much

Sophiev73 · 06/10/2006 12:27

I agree if you can possibly live without foundation, go for a top quality concealer and some transluscent powder? Gives skin a bit more breathing room? Agree Clinique absolutely best foundation though, also for most other things...

yorkshirelass79 · 06/10/2006 12:57

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sliverx2 · 06/10/2006 13:22

Cant live without foundation skin to bad for that, what skin rage would you recommend? My Doctor said wearing foundation was fine as it protects the skin, as I asked him weather it was down to make up he said no! I've been wearing make up all my life I can only count on one hand the amount of times I've been out the house without it in ten years! I'm being tested for PCOS which bad skin is one of the symptom of having the condition, hair has start growing all over my face very very fine hair mind you! I was taking "dianette" which is for acne and act's like the pill which was fab and got rid of them in weeks, but trying for a baby for 16 months and spot have came back, which I'm trying to fright not getting upset about, and dianette is not an option now!

I get up wash my face with "L'Oreal" "pure zone" deep purifying gel wash then wet face with lots of cold water as I cant use toner stings my face, I did use "L'Oreal" toner but had to stop! Then put on vit-e moisturising lotion/cream, then apply make up. I take off make-up with "boots" FF cleansing lotion with wet cotton wool, then wash face and apply doctors treatment for a few hours then wash off treatment, wet face with cold water and then apply "boots" "ACT" non-oily moisturiser, before bed! Were am I going wrong!?

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CurrantBun · 06/10/2006 15:34

sliverx2, I am in exactly the same position as you - skin's always been problematic, Dianette fantastic and sorted it out, then came off to start trying to conceive. Six months later spots back (most of mine are on my shoulder blades rather than my face) and now I'm pregnant and can't take any medication.

First of all, I'd REALLY recommend a Clinique skincare consultation. I was totally sceptical when I had one done in Selfridges three weeks ago - but what the adviser said actually made sense and I decided to give a new skincare regime a go. Previously I used Nivea Visage gel facial wash, followed by Clinique Dramatically Different moisturising lotion - even when I was on the Pill I got occasional lumpy white and blackheads, which had got much worse recently. Clinique lady switched me to the liquid facial soap for oily skin, Clarifying Lotion #3, and Dramatically Different gel rather than lotion. She also recommended the Pore Minimiser face mask (which I use once a week) and Exfoliating Scrub, which I also use once a week. It was quite a lot to shell out to start with but decided that as I can't take medication I may as well give it a proper shot.

In 3 weeks my skin is noticeably clearer, feels less oily and the spots and blackheads have lessened considerably. I am really pleased with the improvement and am glad I switched to a regime appropriate for my skin type.

Foundation-wise, I use Clinique's 'Almost Make-Up' (doesn't give much coverage but evens out skin tone) then use Bobbi Brown's stick foundation where more coverage is needed.

incy · 06/10/2006 17:32

Had similar problems (PCOS) and went to see a Dermologica consultant who said spots made worse by all the oily skin products and exfoliators I was using (which stripped the skin back) as had senstive skin Changed to Dermologica ultra calming cleanser and active moist moisturiser - (nothing else), very simple routine - and had a dramatic difference. Also, got pregnant about the same time and so think that made a difference as my skin cleared up during pregnancy and despite my reservations did not get worse again. Perhaps go for a very simple routine - just senstitive skin cleanser and a light moisturiser and maybe this will help. Big hug as I know how awful this is but it honestly will get better.

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