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Foundation for oily/ acne prone skin?

I have extremely oily and acne prone skin.  What is the best foundation for my skin type that won't make me extra oily throughout the day or cause me to break out?  I've been told bisumuth oxychloride and dimethicone were extremely pore-clogging.  Is this true? It seems as though these ingredients are in every powder and liquid foundation :/

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I have very oily, acne prone skin too and had to find an answer to this very same question for myself not long ago! I did my research and what works for me best is Make-Up Forever's Mat Velvet + foundation. It leaves my skin covered, matte, and able to breathe. I was worried it might clog my pores at first, but I've been wearing it almost every day for the past 5 months and my skin has never had a negative reaction. My skin has actually gotten better, leaving only some acne scarring, but this foundation does a great job covering and evening out my skin. I also wear Murad's Oil-Control Mattifier as a primer underneath which not only helps with keeping my oiliness under control, but also helps my foundation stay on all day. Love the combo of these two products and how they make my skin look! Hope you find what works for you too!

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Katie is correct that CoverFx is a really good brand to check out. As I own the cover cream, know it has a radiant finish and you'll have to set it with powder to make it matte or you'll be having some problems with it lasting/shine.


Also look at Clinique. They have a foundation called Acne Solutions that'll treat your acne while covering it. Always look for "noncomedogenic" as it is the smartest way to shop for foundations. Make sure whatever you choose has a matte finish because it'll cut down the shine and make your foundation last a lot longer. Try to avoid anything dewy or a thick consistency.


I'm right with you snow when it comes to these problems. It really is just a trial and error process.


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