Will a Make Up Primer Help Me?

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jess124

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This is a request for help from all you skin and make up geeks!!

I used to get spots and a lot of blackheads no matter what make up I used. I finally realised if I stopped wearing foundation completely the spots went, all I use now is a little waterproof concealer and I hardly ever get any spots which is great....

But I have found as i'm getting a bit older my skin isn't looking that great some days and I would like to be able to use foundation to cover this without fear of spot breakouts. I was wondering if a make up primer would help? Would this form a barrier between my skin and the foundation maybe? If not, could anyone recommend a foundation that is particually suitable for oily spot prone skin? Sound a right babe now dont I :cry::lol:

Thanks skin geeks xxx

Jess x
 

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I would go for mineral make-up.
 

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Yes mineral makeup is your best bet, as it will not irritate or encourage bacteria.

I use and retail Jane Iredale they have a fantastic primer which works wonders on my lines and my open pores, then I use the loose powder for a flawless finish.

hth's
 

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I've bought a few samples of mineral make up as I heard they would help, but to no avail!! They bring me out in spots too :rolleyes: But I must admit they wern't probabily the best quality ones on the market.

I don't mind spending a decent amount of money on a foundation that will leave me spot free though, it just seems to be finding it thats the problem!
 

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How many applications does it take for you to react with breakouts?

If it is only one then I would suggest being colour matched in a salon for Jane Iredale and wearing the make up for that day to establish if you will breakout. To be honest I would doubt that you would experience problems with JI because it is such high quality, but everyone is different.

hth's:hug:
 

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I agree with Angela, try Jane Iredale !

I have oily, spot prone skin and use the purepressed base, I was a bit dubious when the rep first came as I have always used liquid or fairly thick powder foundations to mask all my imperfections so thought the powder might be a bit to light but it is perfect for my skin.

If you really want a liquid the I would reccommend the Clarins liquid foundation for oily skin (think its called hydra matte, but haven't used it for a over a year so can't be sure) although its not mineral it was the best liquid foundation Ive used for oily skin as it gives fantastic coverage, controls oil ALL day and I got less spots.
 

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How many applications does it take for you to react with breakouts?

If it is only one then I would suggest being colour matched in a salon for Jane Iredale and wearing the make up for that day to establish if you will breakout. To be honest I would doubt that you would experience problems with JI because it is such high quality, but everyone is different.

hth's:hug:
It usually takes about 2-3 days for the spots to start.

Would I have to find a stockist near me then? I'll see if I can find any local salons that retail it and give it a try.

Thanks x
 

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To get a perfect colour match instead of buying blind try and find a stockist near you for ease for yourself.

If you are having difficulty I will get you the distributor tel no who will be able to give you details of a stockist near you

hth's:hug:
 

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A good compact foundation I have found is Avene Couvrance, I am on my second one and its great for covering blemishes and comes in lots of different shades. Avene Skin Care online
 

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