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1305526679679.jpgOk so im half black half white, i am light brownskinned _to medium skin. I have oily skin and i use the matte finish. My problem is i use medium tan. It covers my acne scars and my skin...only if i put alot on,BUT i turn orange and u can tell my body is lighter than facelol. What color should i go? thats lighter?. Also im buying Makeup forever Golden beige give me a clue as to what bare minerals color to use.

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Hi, myahmarie.  Since the BE Matte Mineral Foundation turns orange on you when you put on a lot (or enough to get the coverage you want), that means that the makeup is oxidizing.  There is not an exact ingredient that can be pinpointed as to what causes foundations to oxidize.  It has more to do with certain foundations and the way they interact with each person's different body chemistry.  Oxidization happens when the oils in your skin or foundation are interfering with the pigments, causing the color to intensify and turn orange, or in some cases, a shade or two darker.  I personally think that you should change foundations since the BE Matte Mineral Foundation is not giving you the coverage you want and it is oxidizing on you.

I have very oily skin and I would like to share with you what has worked best for me to keep my oiliness under control, including what foundation primer, foundation and setting powder has worked best.

The best way to help control oiliness is to use an oil-controlling primer.  The best oil-controlling foundation primers that I have ever used to stop my extreme oiliness from breaking through are the following two:

Make Up For Ever All Mat Foundation Primer which you can read more about at:

Givenchy Mister Mat Mattifying Foundation Primer which you can read all about at:;jsessionid=RBWSFQGW0KMH2CV0KSKBPIQ?id=P231022&categoryId=B70

A fantastic foundation for oily skin is Make Up For Ever All Mat + Mattifying Foundation.  It’s a shine controlling, oil-free, water-resistant, complete coverage liquid foundation that hides imperfections, evens out skin tone, and mattifies with a non-oily, perfectly powdered finish.  The result is flawless and lasts for hours.  Although this foundation provides full coverage, the end result is completely adjustable to fit your needs (a little goes a long way).  You can find it here:

You can use Make Up For Ever’s “Foundation Shade Finder” tool to help you choose the correct shade to match your skin tone.  You can access it here:

Also, I would recommend setting your foundation with Urban Decay’s De-Slick Mattifying Foundation Powder which is a colorless, shine-controlling powder that comes in a handy mirrored compact so you can carry it with you for touchups throughout the day.  You can find it at:  The little puff that comes in the compact is great for touchups, but I’d recommend applying the powder with a big fluffy powder brush when first setting your foundation to give your face a nice air-brushed finish.  Here’s an example of the type of brush I’m referring to:  A little tip I learned is to keep the little piece of plastic that comes between the puff and the powder so that you’ll have a barrier between the two so the oils that come off your skin onto the puff won’t sink into the powder—it helps the powder stay clean and fresh.

By the way, you can continue to use your MUFE Concealer as a spot cover on any hard to cover blemishes or spots that the foundation doesn't cover. 

Hope this helps!
Have a great day!
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