February 14, 2017 at 8:00 am #20230
You are so lucky Connie! My skin has been ornery most of its life.😝 It does better now that I’m doing most of my skin care. I think, as I age too, it’s gotten a little better. But nothing’s going to change large pores and scars, unless it’s something really drastic, unfortunately.February 14, 2017 at 6:52 pm #20248
Lol. I love when you only need,foundation for bad days. I’m noticing that the makeup helps my skin heal better. Less breakouts. Which makes me happy. Can we say, none in two months? Yay!February 14, 2017 at 9:27 pm #20303
That’s awesome news, Twin!February 14, 2017 at 9:32 pm #20307
Yup. I think the ingredients are helping as are the lack of crud. Even if I forget to wash before bed. Not a problem.February 15, 2017 at 8:45 am #20331
👍March 10, 2017 at 8:58 pm #20965
Three months, no breakouts. Boo yah! Arrowroot starch is a tad too heavy, so I’m going to use rice powder for my blushes, etc. See if it makes a difference. But, I’m learning that if I concentrate my make up centrally and spread out toward my chin, cheeks, etc, my coverage is better and it’s much more natural. I deem this a major success!March 11, 2017 at 9:24 am #20971MarieKeymaster
YAY!!!!!!! 🎉😄✨🌟🍻March 11, 2017 at 9:50 am #20973
Woo hoo Twin!!
I ate chocolate – chocolate strawberries, then Tim Tams, then some S’more Girl Scout cookies – so I am totally breaking out. Darn you chocolate!!! Why do you have to be so tempting and yummy?!?!March 11, 2017 at 12:29 pm #20979
Chocolate is the universe’s way of saying it loves you. The breakouts are the way of reminding you to not go overboard. I think it needs to give up the breakouts and sending weight to the hips.March 25, 2017 at 9:44 am #21272CParticipant
I’m an amateur when it comes to face make up. I made the liquid foundation and from a distance it looks fine, but up close it doesn’t look smooth and gets in the lines of my forhead and such. Does that mean I need a primer before or a product after? Belinda, is your primer out of the book? Anyone want to help a newbie out? 😊March 25, 2017 at 7:03 pm #21301
Lmao, welcome to amateur central. Oh wait, that’s just me. Are you blending the foundation so the coverage isn’t overly thick? Should be thin. Then once it’s set, you can layer more to build up the coverage itself. I find if I put too much on and don’t shear it out, I get where it shows my lines. But when I use a light amount, it works easier. Then I will sometimes use the powder foundation over it as a finish.March 26, 2017 at 2:12 pm #21314
C, my primer is one I’ve had for ages from Lancome. It’s called La Base and it works really well. It makes makeup go on much smoother, and it doesn’t seem to settle in the creases quite as badly. I have very oily skin and it seems to help with a bit of oil control. And last but not least, it helps keep the makeup out of my very large, easy to clog up pores! So it’s a win, win, win in my book! You can get the generic version at http://www.makingcosmetic.com under the name “silicone base”, I think it is. That is what I will be doing when I run out of the stuff I have now. It’s a must have, in my book.
And I second Twin. This is amateur central! Very few of us know what we are doing! Haha!
C, maybe if you went over your exact ingredients and your process, We at the forum could help you trouble-shoot a bit. I think what Twin said in the above comment is a good start too. I’d try her suggestions first and see if it helps your makeup look better.March 26, 2017 at 3:42 pm #21319
Trust me, I used to be the smear it on kind. But I worked in theatre and with pancake makeup, you must go thick. So, transition from that to real makeup was really hard for me. I had to learn the less is more method. Otherwise it wasn’t pretty and I still have moments. There was the eyeliner moment on Monday….omg, Twin, you’d have died laughing had you seen that wreck. I completely had to redo my entire eye area.
I’m lucky, my pores don’t come around large unless I’ve irritated them. When I have, I have to break out the routine my gram taught me. Works for me every time. Which is why I’m trying to make it a gel. It would work soooo much easier.
Depending on how much oil you used, it can also require a bit more blending. Guess how I know… lol.March 27, 2017 at 12:49 pm #21344
Twin, did you stab yourself in the eye with eyeliner or mascara wand?? I just LOVE it when I do that!! And having mascara smeared on the contacts? Another FAVE of mine!😝
My pores are doing much better since using the cleansing balms. My pores are mostly clean and so look slightly smaller. Score!March 27, 2017 at 8:28 pm #21357
Lmao, better than that. I thought I would try the cat eyeliner move. Can we say big ole smear? Yes we can. It basically coloured my lid almost dark bronze. *shakes head* worse, I was laughing this morning, telling myself to not do something stupid…Bam! Did it again.
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