Tiglah

Best foundation + primer for acne scarring?

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I have pitted acne scars on my face from cystic acne. My cystic acne has finally cleared up thanks to two rounds of accutane, but I still have oily skin. I'd like to start using foundation/primer that will help cover up the scarring. I'm looking for something that will even out my skintone and fill in the scars a little (I'm not expecting them to completely disappear but anything is an improvement!). Because my skin is still oily, I'm afraid of switching to a product that might cause blemishes to break out. Any advice? Right now I'm just using a mineral-based liquid foundation that gives so-so coverage.

lmgr

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A little out of topic but you should look into the Glamglow mask.  It will help get rid of scars and help deal with the oil. I used to break out quite a bit but this has changed my life.  If i had to pick only one beauty product ever...it would be that one because of what its done for my skin... and for changes I've seen on the 3 friends that have bought it after me.  I'm still looking for a good primer too..but I've heard really good things about Becca, and I'd also recommend forgetting foundation and moving towards a BB Creme. They're much lighter on your skin...and you can layer them on for more coverage.

midnightangel

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Giiiiirl, girl girl....if you can afford to buy makeup at Sephora, surely you can afford to save up for a few months to get laser resurfacing. It will make all of those pits & scars go away, or at least become way less visible. After that you'll hardly need makeup at all. :smileywink:

Natural32

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Hey, i have a lot of acne scarring to and fing that the Tarte pore primer (purple bottle) and the amazonian clay foundation that comes in a tube do a pretty good job of filling in and covering scars. Hope this helps!

jinxski

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Smashbox has a primer that's targeted toward blemish control, it applies super smooth and fills in any scarring pretty well.
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I think focusing on mineral makeup is a good start, definitely. BB creams also provide some pretty solid coverage without too much skin irritation!
Good luck!

krunce

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You'll probably want to test this out before making a full purchase, but there are a bunch of priming products available at Sephora that essentially fill in pores and leave a matte finish.

 

The Too Faced Primed and Poreless is one of two I've tried and it definitely works.http://www.sephora.com/primed-poreless-skin-smoothing-face-primer-P241301?skuId=1147883

 

The Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Instant Perfector also does the job, but it has some pigment to it. The Too Faced is unpigmented, pretty much. http://www.sephora.com/pore-refining-solutions-instant-perfector-P283304?skuId=1318666

 

I haven't tried any others but just typing in "primer pore" in the search bar brought up a bunch of promising ones.

Best of luck!

 

 

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