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Why does my face REJECT face makeup??

I have combination skin -- more oily in the t-zone with large pores on my nose and cheeks and naturally pink cheeks. I've tried foundations and powders and everything I put on my face seems to just sit on top of my skin and peel off. What the heck am I doing wrong? I've tried w/ primer and w/o primer -- NO CHANGE. Pore fillers -- NO CHANGE. I've moisturized -- NO CHANGE. It's not that my skin is dry. Spots can be dry but for the most part I'd say my skin is more on the oily side. Face makeup just seems to peel everywhere! Around my hairline, on my cheeks, on my chin, ESPECIALLY on the sides of my nose. The only thing I can wear on my face is the Charlotte Ronson A Summer's Kiss Face and Body Glow on my cheeks and Benefit's Sunbeam as an highlighter. I love the look. It gives me a nice glow and a fresh face. And for some reason my face readily accepts these products. I'd like something a little more polished for formal affairs though. I have two weddings coming up in July. For my own wedding I had airbrushed makeup and that seemed fine. I don't get it. I'm super frustrated and planning to take a trip to Sephora tomorrow to return this Becca Satin Finish Foundation. 
 

Re: Why does my face REJECT face makeup??

Hi DanaKontnik,

 

Hmm, it sounds like you might want to try an exfoliator and smoothing mask. What are you currently using for skin care and are you also using an exfoliating treatment a few times a week? Thanks and we look forward to your response!

<3 Melissa

Re: Why does my face REJECT face makeup??

I use clinique exfoliating scrub and philosophy's total matteness. I exfoliate 2-3 times a week and use total matteness every night before bed.

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Re: Why does my face REJECT face makeup??

Your skin looking good is not all about foundation, good skin care comes first then the foundation. You sound like you need a good exfoliator when you have all that dead skin built up your foundation has no other choice but to sit on top.  Dr. Dennis Gross' Alpha Beta Face peel is phenomenal or you could try Dr. Perricone's Blue Plasma Peel, or for scrubs Algenist makes a triple action Micro polish & peel and also Exfolikate is an awesome exfoliant as well. Hope this helps and also I would  continue to use a foundation primer as well.

Re: Why does my face REJECT face makeup??

Here's the thing though. My skin doesn't peel WITHOUT face makeup on. Once I removed all my makeup, used my clinique exfoliator and philosophy total matteness cleanser my skin went back to being perfectly smooth again -- zero peeling.

Re: Why does my face REJECT face makeup??

I would ease up on the 7-day scrub and if your nose is the only spot that is oily the total matteness may be too much for your skin.

Re: Why does my face REJECT face makeup??

I only exfoliate 2-3 times a week. The total matteness helps with my large pores and makes my skin look and feel smoother than it did before I started using it. I tend to get oily on my nose, cheeks and forehead. As I said though, my nose is the worst spot for my "makeup rejection" as I call it.

Re: Why does my face REJECT face makeup??

 What foundation primer are you using and what moisturizer do you wear during the day under your primer?

Re: Why does my face REJECT face makeup??

Korres Quercetin & Oak Age-reversing Primer and I've tried Benefit Porefessionals. Both primers sit pretty on their own. Then add foundation and the peeling begins. And yes I wait 10-15 min for the primer to dry before adding the foundation. Moisturizer I usually use an Avon one that smells like banana and coconut. Surprisingly, this lotion REALLY helps with lightening my dark under eye circles better than anything I've tried that's specifically for it when this lotion isn't. 

Re: Why does my face REJECT face makeup??

So which primer are you using right now, you are using only one right and also your applying your moisturizer before your primer? And there is no need to let your primer dry that long it may be your primer that is peeling,  2-3 minutes is sufficient for letting a primer dry.

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