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Good Liquid Foundation?

I have been getting fusion peels done (I've had 3 so far, tomorrow I have my 4th and final one - for now). I have seen an improvement in my skin and that makes me really happy. But like everyone, I'm not perfect!

I still need to use foundation, and right now I use Bare Minerals powder foundation because I know it's healthier for your skin. But unfortunately the coverage is pretty low, and I don't see much of a difference when I'm wearing it.

So I researched some liquid foundations that are good for oily, acne prone skin (mine). There were a couple that were very inexpensive and supposed to be very good, so I'll definitely be trying them out.

The first one I want to try is "No 7's Beautifully Matte Foundation." This contains Salicylic Acid which is good for clearly up breakouts and minimizing pores.

The second one I want to try is Rimmel's Stay Matte Foundation. This says it was specifically made for people who find themselves getting oily throughout the day at work. That is definitely me! And if this actually helped control that, that would be great!

Does anyone have any experience with either of these products?

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OnlyErin6 wrote on January 20, 2015, 8:17 PM

I've tried Dream Matte Mousse from Maybelline. I remember liking it, but I'm not sure if it's for oily skin. I am weird though and now I only use products on a regular basis that the EWG rates 2 or under. It's probably all a hype about your makeup being toxic, but since it's something I wear for hours every day I'd rather play it safe.

Began1988 wrote on January 20, 2015, 8:25 PM

This might be really bad but...what is the EWG? Haha! I have no idea what their rating means.

OnlyErin6 wrote on January 20, 2015, 8:31 PM

Environmental working group. They have a website that evaluates what they know about the chemicals in cosmetics and gives them toxicity ratings based on what research they have available. You can look up EWG Skin Deep and just type in whatever product you're looking for.

Began1988 wrote on January 20, 2015, 8:36 PM

Wow! Thank you, I'm going to go there right now! Lol. Hopefully the products I want don't have the worst possible rating out there! Lol

OnlyErin6 wrote on January 20, 2015, 8:41 PM

It's hard to find drugstore brands with good ratings, but there are a few. Right now I'm using Maybelline Dream Mousse. Not matte mouse though. Like you, I wanted a little more than the mineral foundation after using it for several years. Sometimes the ratings will be higher because there's something in it that a lot of people have allergic reactions to though, so actually click the product and see WHY it's rated the way it is. I'm not allergic to much, so I usually ignore that part.

Began1988 wrote on January 20, 2015, 8:43 PM

They are both "moderate" rating but there is "limited" data on So I don't know how accurate those ratings are. But I looked at the products that have low ratings (0's and 1's) and all the ingredients are gentle, natural stuff. I have been told that "gentle" products really will not help improve my skin (help minimize my pores and keep breakouts at bay). So I guess I need to use the tougher products.

OnlyErin6 wrote on January 20, 2015, 8:45 PM

I'm sure it's not that accurate, but at least I can see if it contains something that says "Pobably definitely might cause cancer!" lol Have you tried retinol cream?

Began1988 wrote on January 20, 2015, 10:54 PM

No I haven't. Is it effective?

OnlyErin6 wrote on January 20, 2015, 11:24 PM

Well, yes. Very. Maybe too much. I use the really low dose, 1%. It's vitamin A cream, but it makes all of your dead skin peel off and helps with wrinkles/acne. You have to wear sunscreen if you use it. I started using it and my face did the initial peel and all the nasty zitty things on my face just sort of fell off. It was pretty gross what came to the surface. I thought I had pretty clear skin, but now it's even better. You just have to be super careful not to overdo it or your face will look perpetually flaky. I've found that once a week is good for me. Weirdly, it also helps improve your hair follicle health... I had a bald spot on my eyebrow and after I started using it it grew back in.

Soonerdad3 wrote on January 20, 2015, 11:35 PM

Unfortunately, I cannot offer any words of wisdom regarding either of the products, sorry.

mustchoice wrote on January 21, 2015, 2:24 AM

skincare is a delicate tasks and need a lot of carefulness.

Began1988 wrote on January 21, 2015, 8:58 AM

Wow! I'll definitely look into that too. Do you have a certain brand you would recommend? I did read up on it a little bit and it was suggested that you use it once every 3 nights for a couple weeks, and as long as your skin doesn't have any negative reaction you can move to once every 2 nights for a couple weeks. And then after that you can do it every night. I use jojoba oil to help reduce flakiness. I also have moisturizer that is specifically for sunscreen.

OnlyErin6 wrote on January 21, 2015, 1:04 PM

I've been using the Life-Flo cream. I wouldn't use it if you're into the outdoors, because you will burn more easily. I know it recommends more often, but twice a week is just too much for me. You have to stick it out for a couple of months though, because you look worse before you look better.

OnlyErin6 wrote on January 21, 2015, 1:05 PM

See reply to Soonerdad under this comment. I accidentally replied to him.

OnlyErin6 wrote on January 21, 2015, 1:05 PM

Sorry, didn't mean to reply to you!

Began1988 wrote on January 21, 2015, 6:15 PM

Lol thanks Erin! I'm really not outdoors much. Pretty much walking to and from my car from work and shopping. Usually when I bike it's early morning so there isn't a lot of sun. Also when my sister and I play badminton, but not out super long. :)