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Makeup. Not if. Not why. Just where and generally what.

Great Satchmo

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I have oily skin and it causes breakouts once in a while and it'd be nice not to look like a teenager fighting acne.

I realize I know zilch about makeup and I also know that I only want something minimal to apply to problem areas like covering up a pimple or other skin annoyance. Not something I would plan on wearing every day.

Because I know nothing, I figured I should go to some makeup counter and just have someone there at least get the right tone and show me how to apply it.

However, I want to go in there armed with some knowledge of what I do and don't need. I don't want a bunch of products to use all the time, I just want to get something that will allow me to avoid looking like an angst ridden teen. So, what "things" will I need?

Also, where should I go for something like this?
 

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Loaded question. See my post from last year that I brought back from the dead, halfway down the page.

It doesn't work so well on acne, I'm afraid, but you can give it a shot. Any nice department store with a makeup counter could probably hook you up with a consultation, if you have the guts to be the one guy sitting in a mall getting a makeover.

I would start with a simple cheap foundation from walmart or something. I use Neutrogena, it's remarkable effective for what you pay for it.
 

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+1 on dermatologist or even a general practitioner. Get yourself some antibiotics, pimples likely to be cleared within a couple of months.
 

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Read through scform.com
 

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All good suggestions. Makeup should be a last ditch backup plan.
 

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im not sure on your skin tone, but if you want to try, tinted moisturizers. not really wearing makeup? :p
 

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If you have oily, large pores then makeup is only going to exacerbate pimple outbreaks.
You need to treat those first. Go to the Clinique counter and ask the consultant which clarifying lotion would be best for your skin type and see if that helps. If not seek advice from a Dermatologist. If you have an outbreak already that you wish to hide, try to find a good concealer. I have a Shu Uemura concealer that I use for 'emergencies'. Fantastic stuff if you can find it.
 

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Forgot to mention: Mac Studio Fix is good too
 

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Originally Posted by East2West
Go to the Clinique counter and ask the consultant which clarifying lotion would be best for your skin type and see if that helps. If not seek advice from a Dermatologist.
I think you got it the wrong way around. The first person you approach should be the dermatologist/doctor, not who is effectively a salesperson at a cosmetics counter after your commission.
 

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Originally Posted by blahman
I think you got it the wrong way around. The first person you approach should be the dermatologist/doctor, not who is effectively a salesperson at a cosmetics counter after your commission.

No I had it right. Step up therapy applies here. Why use a prescription strength med when an OTC will work and for much cheaper? Most insurance won't cover cosmetic visits and procedures.
 

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because prescription strength retnoids are good for clearing skin + fighting aging
 

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Originally Posted by iampeter
because prescription strength retnoids are good for clearing skin + fighting aging


If this is directed towards my rhetorical question, I never said a prescription strength medication wouldn't help nor did I say never go to the doctor.
If you have a headache you dont run the a neurologist for narcotics...you try an OTC then go to the Dr if that doesn't help. That same logic, in my opinion, applies to acne cosmetological treatment.
 

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in my experience with acne, 2% salicylic acid or over the counter benzo peroxide does not work. i can't imagine it working for anyone because 2% salicylic is too low of a concentration and benzo peroxide(i can imagine works) but leaves skin horribly dry/scaling and a low percentage has allergic reaction. 100% for dermatologist when it comes to acne, because it causes facial scarring(with or without picking/popping) scars on face for anyone in this forum i would assume is a bad thing
oh and getting prescription medicine in this case, its just a better topical with better benefits then anything OTC so its bonus that it fights off acne in the long run.
 

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