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Hi, I need some help and advice to find a good foundation for my skin type. I like to wear it when I go out because I do get quite a lot of spots that I feel self conscious about.

A problem I'm having is that when I put my current foundation on, suddenly it makes dry patches appear, especially my forehead between my eyebrows and around my nose, as well as making my spots very dry and obvious. I moisturise twice a day but this doesn't seem to help. I want something with good enough coverage but that doesn't make my face look very dry.

Which foundations would people recommend? Anyone else with the same problem that's found a good one?

Thank you!
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I like Meow Cosmetics.

The issues sound like a dry skin issue. What's your current skincare routine like?
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I like Meow Cosmetics.

The issues sound like a dry skin issue. What's your current skincare routine like?
I cleanse and moisturise twice a day, I should probably exfoliate more
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I cleanse and moisturise twice a day, I should probably exfoliate more
What products do you use? Sometimes, people use tihngs that are too harsh for their skin.

I recommend cleansing with baby oil, once to remove your makeup and again afterwards to get any residue off, and moisturising with something from LUSH, who do great products for sensitive skin.

If you want to exfoliate, you want to use these
http://www.boots.com/en/Nip-Fab-Glyc...s-60s_1285979/

Exfoliators with hard bits in can break capiliries in your skin
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Exfoliation should help

Using liquid foundations will help not to draw attention to dryness. A non-matte foundation would help as well, if your skin isn't oily.


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What products do you use? Sometimes, people use tihngs that are too harsh for their skin.

I recommend cleansing with baby oil, once to remove your makeup and again afterwards to get any residue off, and moisturising with something from LUSH, who do great products for sensitive skin.

If you want to exfoliate, you want to use these
http://www.boots.com/en/Nip-Fab-Glyc...s-60s_1285979/

Exfoliators with hard bits in can break capiliries in your skin
I'm using Clean & Clear products. Thanks for the advice
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Exfoliation should help

Using liquid foundations will help not to draw attention to dryness. A non-matte foundation would help as well, if your skin isn't oily.


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Thank you I'm definitely going to start exfoliating a couple of times a week.
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I use the rimmel wake me up foundation (I have dry-ish skin) though I do have a friend who used it (also has dry skin) and they found it made their skin dryer, though I haven't found the same issue. I think maybe trying a different skin care routine would be more effective than changing your foundation, I've been using Michael Todd True Organics for the last month or so and the products are incredible I could not recommend them more, though they are more pricey than drugstore products, if you think you could afford it it's definitely worth a try.
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I'm using Clean & Clear products. Thanks for the advice
Yeah they might be a bit harsh for your skin. What's your price range? If you want I can link you to some products that might help. I have dry skin too
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(Original post by SophieJaane)
I use the rimmel wake me up foundation (I have dry-ish skin) though I do have a friend who used it (also has dry skin) and they found it made their skin dryer, though I haven't found the same issue. I think maybe trying a different skin care routine would be more effective than changing your foundation, I've been using Michael Todd True Organics for the last month or so and the products are incredible I could not recommend them more, though they are more pricey than drugstore products, if you think you could afford it it's definitely worth a try.
thank you for this, I'll have a look into it



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Yeah they might be a bit harsh for your skin. What's your price range? If you want I can link you to some products that might help. I have dry skin too
That would be good thanks, something's that's affordable so not too expensive
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thank you for this, I'll have a look into it





That would be good thanks, something's that's affordable so not too expensive
For makeup remover, I use baby oil
http://www.boots.com/en/Johnsons-Bab...-x-300ml_7366/

I then wash my face with this. I've only been using it since yesterday, but so far so good
http://www.boots.com/en/Botanics-All...150ml_1261977/

Then I moisturise with this
http://www.boots.com/en/Olay-Beauty-...id-100ml_5369/

and when the moisturiser has soaked in, add a thin layer of baby oil on top to stop my skin losing moisturiser

I find it works really well for dry skin
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For makeup remover, I use baby oil
http://www.boots.com/en/Johnsons-Bab...-x-300ml_7366/

I then wash my face with this. I've only been using it since yesterday, but so far so good
http://www.boots.com/en/Botanics-All...150ml_1261977/

Then I moisturise with this
http://www.boots.com/en/Olay-Beauty-...id-100ml_5369/

and when the moisturiser has soaked in, add a thin layer of baby oil on top to stop my skin losing moisturiser

I find it works really well for dry skin
Thank you very much for this!
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(Original post by HannahK25)
Thank you very much for this!

Also drink 2L of water a day. I've started doing this and it's improved my dry skin.
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Try Bourjois's healthy mix serum foundation. It's a gel consistency so is good for combination skin! It gives a really natural, slightly dewy finish and it's only £11ish. You should read some of the amazing reviews for this foundation online.

For a more expensive option, you could try Mac's face and body foundation? It's very similar to the Bourjois foundation but has a slightly thinner consistency and is definitely a low coverage foundation, but I find that it is very build able when applied with a stippling brush. This one is around £22, but you do get 50ml rather than the usual 30ml.


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I tried Bourjois's healthy mix serum foundation and can't say it's very good.
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I use dior skin nude which i love, though it is pricey at £36.00 a bottle.
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I tried Bourjois's healthy mix serum foundation and can't say it's very good.
Really! I use it and really like it. It doesn't have a horrid matte finish like lots of cheaper foundations and gives a really nice, healthy look. It has amazing reviews online too!


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Estée Lauder's double-wear liquid foundation is really good. It gives you a medium coverage without being cakey or feeling really heavy. It comes in a wide variety of shades. But it does depend on your price range as its £27.50 a bottle


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(Original post by Tyrion_Lannister)
For makeup remover, I use baby oil
http://www.boots.com/en/Johnsons-Bab...-x-300ml_7366/

I then wash my face with this. I've only been using it since yesterday, but so far so good
http://www.boots.com/en/Botanics-All...150ml_1261977/

Then I moisturise with this
http://www.boots.com/en/Olay-Beauty-...id-100ml_5369/

and when the moisturiser has soaked in, add a thin layer of baby oil on top to stop my skin losing moisturiser

I find it works really well for dry skin
I personally wouldn't use baby oil as a makeup remover as it is made almost entirely of mineral oil which can block pores leading to spots... Of course it all depends on your skin so for some it's completely fine. Also the original one has added fragrance in it which can irritate the skin
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Thanks everyone for all the help! Going to try a few things out
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