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Best brand of foundation for oily/red skin?
I have very oily skin when I use foundation and also a lot of redness. Any suggestions on what foundation brand works best?
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My makeup melts off my nose!!!
I like full coverage look. I wear Laura Mercier Silk Cream foundation and love it. I use lorac primer and powder...BUT I have such an oily face that makeup melts off my nose especially. Do you have any ideas how to keep my red nose covered?
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BEAUTY BOSS nightingale102 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I have found the BECCA mattifying primer to work well for me when I'm really oily but I only use it on my t-zone and it's a bit finicky and can be annoying to apply as y... see post
Best foundations for oily skin that gives a natural finish
What is the best foundation for oily skin and breakout around the t-zone? Is there a liquid foundation that works for oily skin and gives a natural finish?
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brb0100 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks again for all of your advice and recommendations. You're really helping  see post
Need help finding a good foundation
Im not a huge make up girl so I dont know most of the tricks or what exactly I should be doing, but I feel as though anything I have tried, doesnt work. My forehead and nose is what gets the most oily, then the rest of my face gets dried out. Im also acne prone. I used Covergirl for most of my life, then just this summer switched to MUFE HD and I love the coverage it gives me and how little of it I need. I ordered the MUFE matte foundation last week and just got it the other day. Tried it once, and it instantly dried my whole face out way too much. I've tried using Vichy mattifying gel under my MUFE HD and it may have given me an extra hour before things got oily.    Before I ordered more MUFE HD, I thought I'd see what you guys have to say. Any suggestions for me?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
There's a variety of primers on the market that can help mattify and control oil. Since you mention your t-zone being the main concern while the rest of your face gets d... see post
Best face makeup remover ?
I currently use philosophy purity to remove all of my face makeup. I like it because if I use makeup remover wipes it will irritate my face. I normally get oily on my t-zone and I'm acne prone. So does anyone have any recommendations on face makeup removers? I just want to try something different.  I also have acne scars, does anyone have any recommendations on any products that will help with that? Any skin care products from cleansers (currently use nude), moisturizers (currently using Clinique), toners, exfoliator, masks. Anything will help thanks 😊
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ps. As for acne scar, that depends on if it's discoloration (dark/red spots) or texture problems (holes or bumps). Both of which have been ask and pretty well answered o... see post
Trouble finding a moisturizer to help with oily skin :(
Hi everyone, I have the HARDEST time finding a great moisturizer for my skin. I would say my skin is oily due to the amount of moisture my skin gives after applying my moisturizer. This is my routine. -Cleanse with Aveeno brightening daily cleanser (actually the best and works wonderful)  -Masks: I have used Glamglow Thirsty Mud works great, Boscia black peel-off mask works great, Peter Thomas Roth cucumber mask wonderful! I have no problems with these masks.  -Moisturizer: I have used Oil Free Sheer Transformation Moisturizer by Ole Henricksen and changed (just two weeks ago) to Origins Anti-Aging oil-free moisturizer. The origins worked for the first 4 days and now I am getting back the same effect of oily skin just when I applied the Sheer Transformation.  What have you guys tried that works? and please do correct me if I am wrong in any of my routines I am open to suggestions. Maaaaaaaany thanks!  
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beachwaves / RISING STAR / replied
hi NikaBT, how do you compare gel moisturizers versus cream in terms of effectiveness? Never tried a gel formula and wanted to get your opinion on that..... Thanks so mu... see post
which is the best oily skin foundation to use in texas himid weather?
BEAUTY WHIZ HoneyBrownBunny / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hi...just wanted to give my recommendation seeing as how I have super oily skin as well. So I went to my local Sephora and did the Foundation Color IQ with a consultant.... see post
Best Skin Care Products for Oily - Combo Skin?
Hi, so I'm 20 and I'm a full time student so I don't have much time or money, basically. Im in desperate need of some new skin care products! I have oily / combo skin with some redness and discolouration from acne scars that I want to get rid of. I don't really struggle with acne now, just a couple pimples once in a while, so that's not a huge concern. But basically, I'm just looking for some wallet-friendly skin care products to help with redness, discolouration and overall appearance of the skin.  Im open to serums, cleansers, masks, scrubs, night creams, anything relatively low maintenance!   Thanks a bunch! xo
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi llara! I have combination skin and lately my nose was being a problem and producing too much oil, it felt so nasty so I went out yesterday after doing a lot of resear... see post
Oily Skin- Make-up or Tips?
I have extremely oily and acne prone skin. I have been using CoverFx and for a couple of months it seemed like a breakthrough. Then I started noticing that I was getting shiny again so I got the primer. Now I am completely melted by noon. I am a nurse and I work 12 hour shifts. I need good coverage so my patients won't think that some teenager with acne is taking care of them but I also don't want to be accused of being sweaty (which has been pointed out to my embarrassment). I need some sort of treatment or alternative that will keep me put together through the course of a day. I also cannot change my cleanser, since it is one of the few that doesn't give me a rash. Any advice?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KCLee87,   TrysBeautyItems is right - some of us are just naturally more oily than others, and oiliness is often a reaction to the skin sensing dehydration. Skinc... see post
Foundations for Oily Skin
I have oily skin, with a pink/red undertone. I have been using Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder, but it seems to dry my skin out really quickly, I also have been using Cover FX primer and I think it has been working good. I tried Clinique and Smashbox and they made my skin break out with acne...  I am in search of a different liquid foundation that might work for my skin type, or a BB or CC cream that might work for summer, Any suggestions?    Also, I have checked out Mac - Studio Fix Fluid, and it seems to be okay, any thoughts?
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BEAUTY BUFF ChelbyCheekers / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Also, one more question, would you suggest a good yet gentle face cleanser/makeup remover wash?   see post
i have oily skin and very sensitive skin.
I have oily and very sensitive skin. I want to find a good natural, healthy makeup to use. I use Revlon but I want something new. Is bare minerals a good brand to invest in? I don't want to spend all of that money and hate it.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have similar skin, and BE has not been a problem. Another brand, not at Sephora, is made for sensitive skin without any irritants is Lorac.   Remember you can always... see post
Facial Cleanser/Wash
Hello, I am looking for a facial wash/cleanser that will clean off my makeup (full coverage foundation, eye makeup) and is for sensitive oily/combo skin. Any suggestions?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi RoleModelAerith,   I would suggest First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser With Red Clay - it's a great choice for oily skin! It will cleanse in the traditiona... see post
Help! My makeup looks cakey :(
Hello, I have pretty pale, combo skin, and I get pretty oily in my t-zone throughout the day, mostly around my nose and my chin area.    Once I start getting pretty oily, my makeup ends up looking super cakey right around my nose and my entire chin. I've tried blotting papers, blotting powders, and coverage powder to try and bring back my original airbrushed finish, but nothing really helps, it still looks cakey after I take away the oil.    My current routine is a lot better than my last one, but it's still not as good as I'd like it to be. If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix the cake face that would be super helpful, thank you!    What I currently use: NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Urban Decay Oil Slick Too Faced Primed and Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer Too Faced Primed and Poreless Pressed Powder  
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BEAUTY PRO jeyrosella / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
This may sound counterintuitive with oily skin, but do you use a moisturizer? Once I started using a more intensive moisturizer my combo-oily and acne prone skin tolerat... see post
Best Primer for oily Skin??
Hi everyone!   I have the Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation, and while I think it works great, my face still feels oily, and within about 5 hours my face starts to feel really oily, which is pretty normal for me I guess. But I'm wondering if it might have something to do with my primer? Maybe a different one would help really make it matte? I'm using the Rimmel London Matte Primer.    Or is this something that might be helped by a new skincare routine??   Any thoughts?? 
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BEAUTY MAVEN shewie / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have been thinking about buying the powder and brush as well! I'll have to check it out! Thanks!!  see post
SOS
I've been using Tarte's BB Cream for a while and loved it but wanted more coverage, I got talked into the new Bare Minerals Serum Foundation which I now layer on top! I like it but by the end of the day my face is an oil slick! Any advice on good BB cremes and/or foundations to combat oily skin? Preferably something oil free and all natural
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KatRose,   You could try using the Bare Minerals Serum Foundation alone or as the base for the rest of your makeup - because serums are usually very concentrated,... see post
Foundation
I'm liking my Hourglass Immaculate foundation but....would love something less expensive. Any suggestions?  
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BEAUTY BUFF ChelbyCheekers / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I have been using Hourlglass and I find that it has been drying out my skin because it seems to dry so fast, I have oily skin and that is one of the reasons Hourglass wa... see post
Blackheads - HELP PLEASE!! :)
What is the best exfoliator or cream or face wash for blackheads? (very bad around the chin, jaw line, side of lip area) (wicked blackheads, no acne!!!) I do not pick them (try very hard not too), but they get pretty fair in size. I am noticing some scars being left once they heal. I use the Simple brand exfoliator, which was doing justice now it's not. I feel as it minimizes the blackheads, but they aren't going away completely. 
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IT GIRL chitownbeauty / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Hi, face wash will not remove blackheads, as the product gets washed away an does not have a chance to work. best products to help with blackheads are BHA creams/lotions... see post
Natural looking foundation for oily skin
Hi, I am looking for a light weight natural looking skin like foundation light - medium coverage that does not look cakey that would also be great for the crazy summer months in tx   I have really oily skin currently using Estée lauder DW although it does control my oily skin for a very long time  and covers my mild rosacea I just find it to heavy mask like and I feel like it makes me look old 
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BEAUTY MAVEN natalia15 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Garnier BB cream is amazing for the summer. UD Naked skin foundation is also a really great, lightweight foundation. Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation (the tub... see post
Combination skin has been flaky, advice for new moisturizer
I have been using Ole Hendrikson Vitamin C moisturizer in the morning and a Kiehls moisturizer at night. My face has been flaky lately. I have also used Peter Roth Thomas's 3 mask kit to try and combat this issue. Any advice on something else I could use? I'm not opposed to using one lotion for day and night. I have combination skin that has a tendency to break out at times. Thanks.
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BEAUTY MAVEN natalia15 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Origins Make A Difference Plus Rejuvenating Moisturizer is great! This moisturizer is actually for dry skin, I have very oily skin and only use this at night. When I wak... see post
Mattifying primer for super sensitive skin help!
I'm trying to find a good oil control/mattifying primer but a lot of the things break me out.  I've found that Smashbox and Benefit both cause me to break out into cystic acne and have been too scared to try anything else (especially now that my skin is doing pretty good). Please help!
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BEAUTY MAVEN natalia15 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Becca Matte Primer! You need to rub it in between your fingers before applying. It keeps you really matte for almost the whole day! You'll love this one.   Hope I help... see post
SKIN CARE REGIMEN AND MAKEUP FOR VERY OILY SKIN
I feel like I have tried everything. Can someone please tell me what skin care regimen will reduce the oiliness of my skin and what makeup will contain the oiliness of my skin for more than two hours? I put makeup on at 8am every day and by noon I am extremely oily.   I am currently using Proactiv for my skin care regimen and I am using Cover FX mattifying primer and the Cover FX BB foundation, as well as the Cover FX bronzer. I wash my brushes regularly. I don't know what I am doing wrong and need some help. The girls who work in makeup stores, and I am sorry to throw you all in one pot, I think are just looking to get me to buy the most expensive thing. I don't care how expensive anything is as long as it works, and I have tried many cheap and expensive things, its like my skin gets used to a certain regimen or makeup and then it doesn't work anymore.   I would love an educated answer if someone could please give one!
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saraheidt / RISING STAR / replied
Thank you! I will give these a try! see post
What is the best unfrangranced oil control mattifier?
Facejunky / RISING STAR / replied
Thank you for the info. Am looking for a mattifier with no additional hydrating/sunscreen/fragrance properties. see post
Omorovicza Skin Care
Who's tried the Omorovicza Skin Care line? I contacted them just to get some samples to try their products because i'm looking for new skin care for my Oily, Sensitive, slightly Acne Prone, dehydrated skin. If anyone has tried this brand please let me know what you think. 
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BEAUTY GURU Hellvetica / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have skin very similar to yours, but with Psoriasis around my forehead (extra flaky dry). I have used their cleansing balm for a bit, but not sold on it. It is okay, b... see post
Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Treatment
Has anyone tried the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Treatment who has Oily, Sensitive Skin that is slightly acne prone? If so, how did it work for you? Did you like it? Did it help? Let me know please.
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BEAUTY GURU sangriana / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I have combination acne-prone skin, and had a similar experience as lecia1167. It left a greasy residue behind and made me want to do a second cleanse with a different c... see post
I really need some help.. Please?
I have Oily, Sensitive skin that breaks out easily to certain products and i need help finding a better skin care routine because every time I put on foundation it looks patchy and cakey and gross. I don't know if its because I don't have a moisturizer that is working for me or because my cleanser is drying me skin out because its for acne or because it's the weather i'm not really sure. But i need suggestions on products or brands that will be good for my skin that I can try out. My teacher in cosmetology school when I was doing told me to try Clarins and he knows a lot about the products because he used to sell Clarins but I don't know a lot about that brand. If anyone does please let me know. I will truly appreciate it.
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BEAUTY MAVEN natalia15 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Look into the Tatcha skincare line. It is a Japanese brand that is all natural. Unfortunately, sephora doesn't sell all of their products so you have to go to their webs... see post
is the First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream good for oily skin?
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi magxo,   The Ultra Repair Hydra-Firm Sleeping Cream is safe to use on all skin types, although in my opinion, I think there are better night cream choices for oil... see post
Do you still moisturize your oily nose?
Hi guys!   Long time no talk (sorry about that, my schooling has taken over my life)...   Anyway, I am here to ask a question about moisturizing the nose:   Lately, my nose has been breaking out like crazy, I am talking about a lot of white heads and redness. I have never moisturized my nose because it is already super oily and I felt like it didn't need the moisture. But then I was thinking... "well, my whole face is oily and I moisturize that, why don't I moisturize my nose?"    Do you think I am breaking out because my nose is producing more oil than it should be because I am not moisturizing it?    Also, do you think that my nose would be shinier than the sun if I did moisturize it? I am hesitant, but let me know your thoughts!   Thanks in advance, Michael, xo
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HALL OF FAMER Sonny4President / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have dry to normal skin that gets oily throughout the day, and when I feel like my oil production gets too out of hand, I find most effective results stablizing my ski... see post
Q. Looking for a Great Moisturizer
I have oily, acne prone, sensitive skin that gets occasional dry spots (like super scary dry!) because of my acne medication. I'm looking for a moisturizer that won't make my skin any worse but will help with the spots that get nasty. Advice?
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi surewould22! You might want to try the Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Water-Sure Gel! This moisturizer is great for clients with oily skin and also clients with super sensitive... see post
Whats the best foundation for INSANELY oily skin that still has good coverage?
  I have really oily skin and need a foundation that has good coverage, but mainly will keep me as shine free as possible. Also any recommendations of what kinds of primers and powders to pair with it? When I say oily skin I mean OILLYYYYY! Please help.
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BEAUTY BUFF kitkat8821 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I use the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer first. Then, I use the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation. The foundation is not the most "skin like" but I find it ab... see post
Need products to help reduce oil and shine
What products at Sephora do you recommend for controlling a super oily T-zone and reducing shine? I have Glam Glow every day cleanser and the glam glow mask already, but doesn't seem to help my forehead area.
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HALL OF FAMER ballerinagrl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I find Estee Lauder's Matte Perfect Primer to be great at controlling my oily T-zone without drying my skin out. A counterintuitive trick that helped immensely reduce my... see post