Need Makeup Help

Updated on October 11, 2008
H.C. asks from San Antonio, TX
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First off let me say I never wear makeup but am starting to think it would be nice every now and then. All I want is something easy like a powder foundation that I can simply brush on and be done (with the exception of a little lipstick/lipgloss). I have relatively light skin with a lot of freckles and just uneven skin tone from being out in the sun with my kids all the time. My skin is pretty sensitive and when I have tried makeup in the past I have ended up breaking out so I need something that will not create acne. I have three children under four so I don't have a lot of time to spend getting myself ready. I am in my early 30's and want to continue to look like it. I appreciate any suggestions and advice you can give.

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I cannot thank you all enough for your responses! I was clueless before about makeup and now I have recommendations for makeup that is easy to use and looks great. All I have to do now is figure out which brand will be best for me -- I think I'll be going with a mineral makeup so it's just a matter of which one. Thank you again!!!

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S.W.

answers from Houston on

Try Jane Iredale. You can order it from DermStore. I used to use Prescriptives and Estee Lauder, and realized years later that it made me break out. I kept buying heavier and heavier foundation to cover up my skin imperfections and believe that the heavier foundation was adding to the problem. Look at cosmeticsdatabase.com and you will find ratings of cosmetics based on their toxicity.

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L.M.

answers from Houston on

Hi H.,
I have tried a few different brands of the Mineral Powder Makeup and have found the Mary Kay product to be the best. I love it! I like the powder foundation because it is fast and easy to apply and light on my skin. My best friend, Julie, is a MK consultant (not pushy, just wants you to get what you need). You may contact her at ###-###-####. Hope this helps!
L.

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V.B.

answers from Houston on

HELLO H., MY NAME IS V. B AND I LIVE IN TEXAS. I SELL MARY KAY AND WE HAVE A NEW MINERAL POWDER FOUNDATION THAT ALL MY CUSTOMERS LOVE. MY WEB ADDRESS IS www.marykay.com/vbruckner and I offer free shipping and delivery. There is also a 100% money back guarantee.

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J.W.

answers from Houston on

H.
It took me ages and ages and finally a dermatologist to discover that I could not use any foundation or skin care products which contain oil. I would get break-outs.
I have the same skin-type as you do, so perhaps you should also be on the alert and purchase only products which do not contain oil of any kind.
This simple bit of knowledge saved me many years of problem skin and now as long as I never break the rule, my skin remains clear.
Ensure that you do not use a make-up remover containing oil either when you remove your foundation at night.
Your night cream should be oil-free too.
All the best!

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K.N.

answers from Austin on

Just my weird two cents... I have a lot of friends who rave about pure mineral cosmetics. So it didn't surprise me that you received a lot of recommendations for Bare Essentials and pure mineral based products. But here's the thing that stops me from using it... And yes, I could be wrong because it has been a long time since I took chemistry and biology in college....

There is no FDA approval process or research done on cosmetics.

That being said, mineral cosmetics are essentially elemental metallics. Remember the periodic table in High School...? All those metallic molecules can get easily absorbed into your skin, bind with your blood cells and get deposited in your tissues, brain cells and ovaries. Iron is also an elemental metal. Before we knew better, they put iron in facial creams too. I don't know... You all can call me paranoid, but I would think twice before putting pure zinc, magnesium and copper on my face--especially during child bearing years. Those minerals are only a couple blocks over and down from Iron on the periodic table.

And yes, you will have some zinc and copper ingredients mainstream cosmetics. However, its diluted. And I'm sure someone may chime to offer a view that mainstream cosmetics contain chemical additives. But I've had too many biology classes to put pure mineral metallics on my face day after day.

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S.O.

answers from Austin on

I don't like to wear much make-up, but you should be wearing SPF moisturizer everyday to prevent aging, more freckles, skin cancer, etc. I use a combo lightweight tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 in it. It makes the skintone even and protects your skin and doesn't have anything that will cause breakouts. There are lots of products like this - choose the one that works for you. That and some lip gloss is usually all I wear. If I want to dress up a little more, I use a little bronzer on the cheeks and a little eyeliner.

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J.B.

answers from Houston on

Hey H.!
I hear you girl! I am a make-up minimalist too, when it comes to day to day wear. But I love fashion and make-up, go figure! Anyway, I was reading that for every day wear just a bit of concealer under your eyes, bronzer for a sun-kissed look on your cheek bones and bridge of your nose, a light shadow with a little mascara for your eyes and finish it off with either clear or a light shade of lip gloss is the way to go. That is what I do anyway, so I was so happy to find out that it is chic ;) I am like you, I have really fair skin and a bunch of freckles on my nose and the tops of my cheeks right under my eyes. So I just put on my concealer to make my eyes look nice and bright and let my freckles just rock out. I think freckles are really cute on people. Oh I forgot to mention above that having nicely manicured eyebrows makes your whole face look great too. You don't want to go too thin, just pluck the wild ones in the center and under the brow. Then get a brow pencil that is about the shade of your hair, or a little darker is ok too. When I am in a hurry I just throw on concealer and line my brows and go, it still looks clean and nice. Now if you are concerned about evening your skin tone, you can get a hypo-allergenic foundation like clinique or almay and do well with it. I used to use it but my hubby likes my skin better without it. If you do use foundation, just moisturize your skin first and then apply it lightly and still use concealer under the eyes, it really makes them pop. If you notice in the movies, this is how the stars are wearing their make-up lately, giving them a pretty fresh faced look. Well have fun and I hope this helps!! ;)

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L.L.

answers from College Station on

Hi H.. It is difficult for sensitive skin to find a make-up that you are happy with. Try to find a consultant in a large department store for help. I start my day off with sunscreen and plenty of water. I am 59 years old and spend alot of time outdoors winter and summer with childcare children. I wear lipstick and mascara only and have been told many times that I have good skin and they can't believe my age. WATER WATER WATER and sunscreen. That would be my recommendation. I love the natural look. Too many woman walk around looking like they are going to a modelling shoot. Just my opinion. I think freckles are Gods natural beauty.

L.

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W.B.

answers from Austin on

Hi H.,
I saw that one person mentioned Avon. I am an Avon Independent Sales Rep. I would be happy to talk to you about makeup and skincare. I have very senitive dry skin myself and we have a product like called smooth mineral makeup that I use almost everyday and I love it. My website is www.youravon.com/wbierschenk and my email is [email protected]____.com

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M.G.

answers from San Antonio on

Pur Minerals is wonderful! You can find it at Ulta. I did use Bare Minerals for several years, but it gets kind of "cakey" and I have found that Pur Minerals does not do that. Plus, Pur Minerals is pressed powder foundation that comes in a compant with a mirror and sponge underneath it for touch-ups. Bare Minerals is loose powder and is very messy.

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L.A.

answers from Austin on

Bare minerals is the answer for you:) I have been using in for years and its the greatest. Its a powder foundation with spf 15 and contains mica for a little shine. Shear coverage that evens everything out, your skin only better. A great intro to makeup if you have never worn any, and it sits on top of your skin and doesn't get into your pores so no break-outs. Good luck.

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answers from San Antonio on

I have light, sensitive skin too and I break out really easily. I use Rimmel London Stay Matte, and Cover Girl pressed powder. They give you good coverage, they even can hide small blemishes. I look for products that won't clog pores and that are hypoallergenic, also oil free products are a must. I used to go all out on my make-up but since the birth of my daughter I've been keeping things simple. These products have been a life saver. I usually brush a coat of mascara just on my top lashes just to finish it up. It only takes me a coule of minutes in the morning.

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L.P.

answers from Houston on

Im 40 and get compliments on my skin all the time. I was asked out by a 25 year old last week! I have spent money on more expensive things, but one of the easiest and fastest is Maybelline, PureStay Powder Foundation. Works great in humidity! Also, always moisturize! It will keep your skin looking younger for years. I thank my mother every day for that advise!
I notice alot of people suggest Mary Kay. I have broke out with them every time I try it and it feels heavy. But, you may have a better experience if you try it.
Take care of your body, it's the only one you get!

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J.H.

answers from Houston on

I personally use Mary Kay and I LOVE it! It is light and airy and great for my face. Contact me and I can get you the name of the person I use.

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J.S.

answers from Houston on

Hi H.: Arbonne has a nice mineral foundation - natural with no mineral oil plus a sunscreen. You can put it on quickly with a brush. If you are interested please contact me and you can get it at a discount.

J.
Area Manager
Arbonne International
www.jstrimple.myarbonne.com
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C.T.

answers from San Antonio on

Merle Norman in the Forum.. Free make over... Reasonable prices, great quality. Stop in. I love it there. They do my eyebrows and do them well. Very friendly- not snobby.

C.

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R.L.

answers from Austin on

I have the same problems with it breaking my skin out. The only makeup that I can use and not break out is mary kay. I actually loved it so much that I started selling it just as something fun and extra to do. The power is a mineral powder.

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C.P.

answers from Houston on

I recommend Origins. They have a great variety to which it can be geared to your needs exactly. My daughter worked at the Origins counter, as well as the Clinque and Benefit counters. (They attend seminars on a regular basis to stay up to date on all products.) Her main make-up products are still Origins.

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D.P.

answers from Houston on

hi H.

maybeline makes a really good bare mineral power that works great,easy to put on with a brush in 5 minutes,
then there is bare minerals (the original) which is sold at sephora in the galleria,that make up is awsome to wear
it covers great and feels like your not even wearing make-up
hope this helps
D.

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R.B.

answers from College Station on

When I want super-easy, I use a tinted moisturizer. I use moisturizer everyday anyway, and it completely removes the foundation step. I have used Clinique's version. You might go to their counter in a dept. store and talk to them about whether it might make you break out, etc. Recently I have started using Mary Kay foundation, which I really love, and a Mary Kay rep could also help you choose what you need for your skin type.

I used to wear make-up only rarely, but in the past couple of years I have started wearing it daily--at least foundation, mascara, and lip gloss. It doesn't take a lot of time, but I just feel better about myself and the day when I make that little bit of effort.

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T.V.

answers from Houston on

I have similar, fair & sensitive, skin. I have used a couple of different powder foundations and my favorite is Bare Essentials/Minerals (alvalible at Ulta- they almost always have a special going on for a starter kit). I have found that the foundation is light enough to keep my skin happy but covers enough to make me happy. The colors they have in the kits are pretty neutral, so since you don't wear make-up every day that would probably work well for you... highlight the beauty don't overpower it.

One thing I will suggest for whatever brand you choose is to invest in good brushes, because they make all the difference. I have found nice natural sable (as in animal fur) brushes on ebay for about $15 per set. The only brush that was not included is the Kabuka (I think that's the name) brush, which is a short handled fat bristled (lots of bristles) brush that is great for evening out foundation.

Good luck!!

p.s. Merle Norman also carrys a nice powder foundation you may want to give a shot. Matter of fact, you may want to go to both places and have them do you makeup, wear it for a day and then go back to the place you like better.

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S.O.

answers from Corpus Christi on

I too, have very sensitive skin. I love Origins they usually have one inside Dillards. They also have specialists that will show you how to apply the makeup. There are always specials going on. A few weeks ago I went for a makeover, facial and 30 minute massage...all for FREE! Another one of my favorite things is that they keep a card on file with all of my information on it, so when I run out of something, they just pull my card and get the right color/product...whatever. I don't have to take the empty bottle with me.
Good luck!
Oh...PS... It takes me all of about 5 minutes to apply all of my makeup. :)

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C.H.

answers from Houston on

Hi H.,
I have used mineral powder for over a year and am very pleased with it. My skin has actually improved since starting it. Though I am 20 yrs older than you, I still have a breakout or 2 during my cycle. I found that the mineral powder covered well enough even during that time. I have used several brands. The one I am most happy with is pur minerals because it is in a cake. The others I tried are loose and though they give a nice result, I don't like the flying powder getting on my clothes. HTH

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C.B.

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I use and am a independent consultant of Arbonne products. They are awesome! They are safe, pure and beneficial. There is a 45 day return policy if you are not completely satisfied, but I doubt that you will need to return anything, they are great. I switched over to the shampoo, lotion, makeup and the baby care line. I ran my hand over my son's leg and it feels like silk. I ran out of my lotion, so I grabbed some of my old lotion and it was NOT the same as Arbonne, it felt sticky and icky!! I love these products. You can check out my website and you can contact me if you need any more information.

C. B.
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M.D.

answers from Houston on

Hi H.,

I knkow where you are coming from. I went through that too. I did put the makeup on for a few weeks, but it's just not me. What I did was go to the makeup counters and told them what I wanted. I got a little make over and they suggested the product for me. There are so many different kinds and types. For example, I enjoyed the MAC products, but my sister-in-law totally broke out with it. So, it will be up to you to play with the different brands and all. It can get pricey, so know what look you want and don't let them talk you into buying stuff you will not need.

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K.M.

answers from Sherman on

If you're looking for a cheap way out (like I always do), Neutrogena puts out a good line of makeup. I like it a lot and it's usually oil free and won't make you break out. Hope I was helpful. Good luck!

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J.T.

answers from Victoria on

I also have very sensitive skin along with my grandmother. We both use clinique make up. Its a little pricy compaired to drugstore make up. But I rarely use makeup. They have a kind that is made for acne prone skin. It kind of drys on your face quickly so you have to go fast. I would also suggest that you use a little mascara too to help bring out your eyes. Usually base will completly give you a washed out look. You can also try bare mineral make ups I think they are suppose to be easy on the skin. I have never tryed them. It usually takes me about 10 min to put on base, blush, powder, eye liner, mascara, shadow, and lip stick. Good luck with glaming it up!

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R.C.

answers from San Antonio on

I would highly recommend Mary Kay's Mineral Powder Foundation. It doesn't take as many steps to apply as Bare Minerals does and it is a lot cheaper. The foundation itself retails for $18, and the brush used to apply it is $10, but you only buy the brush once. I only apply make-up 2 to 3 times a week and it takes me about 3 months to go through one of the Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundations. I see that one of the other mothers offered you a discount on it. That's great. Definitely take her up on this. If she is not near you, go to www.marykay.com and you can look up a consultant that is located close to you. Mary Kay also has great lip gloss and a complete line of skin care and make-up.

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J.S.

answers from San Antonio on

I love Mary Kay. It's the only makeup I have ever used regularly once I found it.

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P.M.

answers from Houston on

Go to Bare Essensual Make up at Baybrook Mall..Wonderful light makeup that you just brush on.They will even do a make over on you showing how the products work! Very natural looking! I use it and I will never use anything else..They have foundation,blush,lipstick,eye shadows,etc.

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P.M.

answers from Austin on

I have found a really nice source of update on almost anything and it is HSN, Home Shopping Network. It comes on TV and gives a display, explanation and information on just about anything they are selling; however about make-up the most famous artist and brands are talked about with the explanation and demonstration. I have DirectTV, so for me it is channel 240; mostly any cable network has it as well as QVC. It is convenient because it comes/delivers in the mail and it has a 30 day trial and you can return it if you do not like it. I usually wait for the really good bargains. You can review the ratings on the web,to see how others like it. www.hsn.com Good Luck!

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B.D.

answers from Houston on

I can't belive no one has mentioned Avon. All of their makeup is dermatologist tested, so it won't clog your pores and it's hypoallergenic. Just remember to wash your face! :) What's nice is there are 11 shades from which to choose, to more closely match your skin tone. I don't know how much the other brands' mineral makeup is, but the full price for Avon's mineral make up is $10, but you can always find it on sale (usually anywhere from $6-8). You can send me a message if you want to know more.

My skin is a lot like yours, I'm 31, fair skin and lots of freckles. I like my freckles to show through because they're mine but the makeup takes away what unevenness I do have. :) If you'd rather not buy anything from a direct selling company like Avon or MK, I would stick with Almay because their products are hypoallergenic and readily available for not much out of pocket. Good luck!

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J.T.

answers from Austin on

You sounds exactly like me. Try Bare Minerals. You can find it at Ulta or JC Penney's. They will even give you a free makeover with the product, showing you how to apply and what colors are best for you.
It IS expensive; however, the kit lasts you for a few months (or even longer depending on how often you use it) and helps you look naturally beautiful.

Hope it helped
Jen

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B.R.

answers from San Angelo on

Bare Essentials will be perfect for you and your skin. the beauty of your freckles will show through and will keep your skin so clear - you can even sleep in it! mineral makup is the best - i have been very pleased with Bare Essentials

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L.T.

answers from Austin on

Hi H.
I know this is about makeup, but I am allergic to just about everything. I like minerals that you brush on and I seem to be able to tolerate those. But as I’ve aged the skin imperfections became more than even makeup could handle so I tried laser treatments. The laser is not just for hair removal. I have gotten amazing results with these treatments for skin tone. The treatments got rid of a stain that ran down my jawbone. The treatments also got rid of red blotches and freckles. I have an even look now no more dark spots or blotches. IT was worth every cent I spent. Just think how much the creams and the makeup cost over the years. I was told that if I had started the treatments earlier (in my 30’s and 40’s) the results would have been even more spectacular because as we age we make less collegian. So I took my daughters to CADIZ in Round Rock for their first treatments. The laser can take years of damage off your skin and give you a very fresh face look. I wear only sunscreen and some minerals for special occasions.

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L.B.

answers from Houston on

i have used Almay makeup for years for my sensitive skin. It is hypo allergenic and is availabole at drugstores, Walmart and some grocery stores. When in a hurry, i apply just the pressed powder (available in several color options) a little pencil eyeliner and mascara and lipstick. They have eyeshadow trios designed to enhance certain eye colors.

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H.B.

answers from Odessa on

You should try Bare Escentuals. I used to always break out and now that I use that, I don't anymore. And you can have as much or as little coverage as you want, and even if it wears off a little during the day (which mine only does where I hold my phone!), you can lightly dust again without that cakey look! I don't even have to do touch ups during the day like I used to with liquid foundation.
Good luck!

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C.B.

answers from Austin on

I've had good luck with the Burt's Bees line at Central Market and other places for sensitive skin. you could also try Neutrogena.

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D.M.

answers from Houston on

H.,
The best advice I can offer you is Mary Kay. I sold it several years ago and I am back to selling it again. They have a powder mineral foundation that, once it warms up with your skin, looks wonderful. It covers and blends and then magically conforms to your skin and the effect is flawless. My customers and I have been very pleased. The lipstick line is also very nice.
If you would like a complementary facial, and you live in Houston, I would be very pleased to assist you. There is no need to fuss too much in order to get a good look.
My number is ###-###-#### or you can write back to me on this site.
Thank you and good luck!

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S.B.

answers from Houston on

I want to offer you a complimentary facial using Mary Kay Products.

S. Blummer
Mary Kay Consultant
near northwest Houston /610/290

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M.G.

answers from Houston on

Hi H.- I see there is no shortage of responses for you but I'll throw in mine too. I really don't wear much make-up. I work full time and have a 4 yo. But I am a huge fan of the Bare Essentuals line. The foundation and the concealer are the bomb! Quick and easy. A little more spendy at first to get the product and the brushes but I have had the same containers for almost 2 years. You can hardly get thru it all. But it is light and natural and easy. I'm hispanic with a few freckles on my cheeks and they shine through!! Wear'um with pride Girl!

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M.Z.

answers from Austin on

dear H.,
i have pretty light skin too but avoid the sun like the plague, BURN.
any redness shows up on my face really quick. i use this compact by i dont know what company but you can miss the color. its green. weird huh? its one of those milti colored compact powders, with a pad and mirror. it costs about $10. does not show up green at all. it hides redness. its generally in the compact powder area.
morih

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T.S.

answers from Austin on

Not that you need one more person to say it.... but.... BARE Minerals! Love it! Its easy on my skin, fool proof, easy to apply. Rock on!
T.

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E.K.

answers from Houston on

Hi H.,

You need to try Clinique products. They offer several different types of foundation / powder. Their products are great for sensitive skin as well. I wear it, and have recently started buying it for my oldest daughter who had slight skin issues, but now with Clinique she no longer has that problem. I recommend the cleansing products and powder/ and or foundation, depending on your preference. I am just a customer and not a salesperson - merely happy with a great product! I will say that you will spend a little more than what you would at the drugstore / Walmart for it,( I just spent $40 for foundation and powder) BUT it seems to last longer and also the benefits out-weigh the cost if you have sensitive skin. Good luck!!
~K

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K.P.

answers from Houston on

Mary Kay has a mineral foundation that is a powder. Brush it on and you are done! For touch-ups during the day (which I don't use personally), they also have a compressed version. The loose powder is around $28 ... I find Mary Kay to be expensive, but this powder really lasts! I started using it around Christmas (got it as a gift) and I'm only on my 2nd container.

With regard to the sensitive skin ... I don't know if the mineral foundation will work with that. Just don't know enough, as my skin isn't that sensitive (oily, yes!). The advice I was given was to be sure you moisturize before putting on the powder, but that's good basic advice anyway. The other foundation I used before the mineral powder was Mary Kay's "cream-to-powder" foundation ... goes on as a cream but dries as a powder. Also very light. If I remember right, that was about $18, and it lasts a while too.

I have two kids (3 and 1) so I know all about a fast makeup routine. Mine is about 5 minutes tops, including chasing down the various pieces (mascara, eyeliner) that the kids grab & run away with! Hope this helps!

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S._.

answers from Houston on

H.,

I suggest Bare Minerals. Go to Sephora or Ulta and have a consultant do your make up using the Bare Minerals in order to find your right skin tone colors. Bare Minerals will give you the full coverage you are looking for without looking heavy. Good luck!

S.

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B.P.

answers from Corpus Christi on

H.,
I have been using all of the skin care and makeup products from BeautiControl for over 20 years. I have sensitive skin and find that BeautiControl's customized and age specific skin care takes care of ALL of my skin's needs. They are the only company that customize their skin care according to what age your skin is acting.
BeautiControl has a fabulous Secret Agent Mineral Makeup and their bestselling Wet/Dry Powder in over 25 shades for only $21! Everything is always 100% money back guarantee.

The best part is you get your very own Consultant who can help you with all of your skin care, spa and makeup needs. I would love to offer you a complimentary makeover and show you quick, easy techniques to fit your lifestyle and compliment your skin!
Check out my website or email me for more info.
B. Padgett
Sr. Director BeautiControl
[email protected]____.com
www.beautipage.com/B. padgett

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V.L.

answers from Houston on

Bare Minerals! You can but a get started kit off ebay(much cheaper). I use it all the time, and buy all the time from ebay! No more breakouts for me, and I have red hair and very fair skin!!! Good luck! Message me if you want the name of the provider off ebay I use.

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K.L.

answers from Beaumont on

GOOD MORNING MOMS!!!! There have been many suggestions for using Bare Minerals. I agree that this is some great makeup! I just can't afford the stuff! Here's an alternative that's just as high quality that won't strangle your wallet... Everyday Minerals.

https://www.everydayminerals.com/index.php

Before you get into ordering, I suggest you read the About page. This company is located in Austin, Tx. So your items get to you quick. They even give you a free sample pack to try their colors! If you only get the samples, they'll charge you for shipping. But hey, I don't want to spend a bunch of money on makeup and not like what I get.

I've bought a set of good brushes from Target and love what I've gotten! The samples have a lot in them too. I've been using mine for 2 weeks and still have a lot. Next week, I'm going to order some different colors. :D

I hope this helps!
Bright Blessings,
K.

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N.F.

answers from Albuquerque on

I have freckles too and little time to get fixed up.
I suggest a tinted moisturizer. I think I am using Cover Girl brand right now, but I have used others. I put on tinted moisturizer (there are several different affordable ones at a local drugstore) and mascara (my eyelashes are blond and practically not there) and a little lipstick some days. Some days when I need concealer under my eyes or on a blemish, that would go on first, before the tinted moisturizer.

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L.A.

answers from San Antonio on

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Arbonne!! And what's great about their products is they are botanically based so you don't have to worry about harsh chemicals (or animal testing) on their products as you do with some of the other make-up lines that were recommended. And they have a 45-day money back guarantee. They are so awesome though that I returned something after 70 days and they still exchanged it no questions asked. Good luck!

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J.H.

answers from Houston on

Hey H.! I have sensitive skin as well...fair complected with frekles too! (also known as "Angel Kisses")
I use Maybelene True Blend foundation and powder. I like it because it is rather in-expensive and works well with my skin. I have my make-up routine down to about 4-7 minutes...
When I feel like "splurging" I love the foundation made by Origins (found at the Ulta store). It is by far the best make-up I have ever put on my face. It is soooo light and feels very smoothe whith GREAT coverage...It is about $30 a bottle, and the powder is about $25. They do last forever though. I have 2 children, 3yo boy and almost 2yo girl...I would rather spend my $$$ on them than on myslef, this is how I found True Blend!!!
I have tried the Bare Minerals and I really did not care for it...I do not have "large pores" but when I put that on my face, I could see EVERY pore I had...and after about 2 minutes of it being on my face, i broke out in hives...I tried it again the next day to see if I was just having an off day~NOPE! I took it back to Sephora and got my money back.
I hope this helps!!! Happy Friday Eve!!

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L.S.

answers from San Antonio on

I'm like you - don't wear much makeup, just need to even out the tone some. I use mineral makeup - Bare Natural by Loreal (I think). It's light, easy, and very natural looking. It takes me about 1 minute to put on! I've tried other mineral makeups but the Bare Natural (I get it at WalMart) is the easiest to use. Good luck!

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R.W.

answers from San Antonio on

H., what part of town do you live at? I live off of Culebra and Westover Hills. I am going to have a Spa Party on August 29th, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. I would love for you to come.

I have also decided to join Beauti Control. They have awesome products for all skin types at affordable prices. You have to check out their website. I will have my website shortly.

If you would like to order any Beauti Control products, you can contact my consultant/recruiter. Her website is: www.beautipage.com/adeina-anderson

If you would like more info. you can contact her by using her home e-mail that's listed on her personalized website. Please let her know, that I referred you to her.

Good Luck. I KNOW you will enjoy these products, my friends and co-workers do.

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B.G.

answers from Houston on

Hi H.! I see you've gotten quite a few responses, but I have a couple of things to add. I have similar skin to yours - sensitive, breakout-prone, some freckles, & mine is very light. I sometimes have trouble finding concealers/powders/foundations that are light enough. I've usually been one to buy makeup at Walmart or Ulta instead of the pricier stuff at dept. stores. I too made the switch to mineral makeup about a year ago, and I love the lightness & the fact that it doesn't irritate my skin or cause breakouts. I use an SPF moisturizer, concealer where needed & a mineral powder foundation. I tried Bare Minerals too (it seems to have lots of fans from your responses!). I bought mine at Ulta & I like it okay but in my opinion if you apply the slightest bit too much (easy to do if you're in a hurry) you get a shiny/waxy look that I'm not crazy about. So, I've also tried a couple of other brands. I'm not crazy about any of the mineral brands you can get at Walmart (I haven't tried the new Physician's Formula one yet), but I found one I LOVE that someone recommended on another message board about mineral makeup. It's online at www.aromaleigh.com and I absolutely love it. No shiny finish like the Bare Minerals, plus it's way cheaper. The best part is that if you aren't sure which color to order, you can order little sample baggies of all of their products before you buy a full-size one. Hope this helps!!!

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C.F.

answers from Austin on

I know the price will be shocking but the best make up for you is bare minerals. you can actually sleep in the stff...it is so good for your skin. it does cover sundamage , it does feel smooth and it does look natural. plus it feels wonderful to put on. Ulta is your best bet for a beginner package ( an employee there will even give you a free lesson right then and there.)
so you can leave with the make up on for a day and see if you like it before buying it. calling to set up the make up consultation might be a good idea since you may be on a tight schedule with kids.
Anyway. I have fair skin and freckles and get compliments on mjy skin everyday I wqear bare minerals.. plus it lastsa ll day even after sweating.
My fave part of the beginner package is the "Glow" it looks like orange blush but you dust in parts the sun hits..forehead, cheeks , nose chin and it really looks natural and sunkissed.
Anyway it is all about $60 and will last you like 2 years .
good luck!

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V.B.

answers from Houston on

Try Bare Minerals mineral makeup. I don't like to wear makeup either, but this stuff is so easy to apply and it is powder, so it feels really light. Also, it's great for your skin, so you shouldn't have any reactions to it. I am also in my early 30's and this was just enough for me to help even out my skin tone. They sell it at Ulta. I really like it!

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T.E.

answers from Houston on

I use bare minerals. THey are sold at ULTA. The girls that work there can help with finding the right shade for you. THe base powder is about $25.00.
I have used the cheaper drugstore brands ( neutragena,maybelline and cover girl)and they make my face burn.
Good luck

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D.B.

answers from San Antonio on

Hi H.,
I work an at home business called The Body Shop at Home. The Body Shop has just introduced a new line of mineral makeup that might interest you. We have mineral foundation, cheek color and eye color. If you want a brochure I can meet with you or mail one to you. I love the product and decided to join the business a little over a year ago. I do at home pedicure parties/spa parties/make up parties and basic facial care parties. It is a great way to spend time with your girlfriends and offer them a way to pamper themselves with the best product on the market! If you host a Girls Night Out you earn free product and that is a great way to try out the product before purchasing it. My email is [email protected]____.com and my number is ###-###-#### cell or home is ###-###-####. I look forward to hearing from you!

D. Bernhardt
Sr. Consultant w/The Body Shop At Home

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M.F.

answers from Houston on

First off, I would suggest using a daily misturizer with an SPF in it. Mary Kay has a nice mineral powder brush on foundation, that has nice coverage without the caked on look. Best of luck!

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D.T.

answers from College Station on

A lot of cosmetic companies have their own verson of bare minerals. My suggustion is to call Merle Norman, Marykay ect. Most give free facials and you can try and see which one you like best. Most will even come to your house

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R.L.

answers from Houston on

Bare minerals, bare minerals bare minerals!!!

I also have very light skin, and mine comes with blemishes and blotchiness. The Bare Minerals not only covers it all but it feels light and natural and it is a natural sunscreen to. (and because it's all natural it's good for your skin!) I have had less breakouts using it! I also have super sensitive skin!!

I know you can purchase it at the Ulta Cosmetics store, and I'm sure you can get it online (but shipping prices are crazy!) I'm sure there is a store near you, you can check here:

http://stores.ulta.com/store/

I have also found that it lasts quite a while too, it's pretty quick and easy to use!

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S.C.

answers from San Antonio on

Hi H.,

I was always the same until after my 3rd child I got a lot of dark spots on my face and was getting acne also. I started using bare essentials about a year ago and love it, its helped even out my skin and my acne went away. It does seem expensive at first but it can last a long time so the price for me ended up being cheaper than the usual store stuff.

Hope this helps.

S.

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M.R.

answers from Austin on

Hi H.! I know you've already gotten loads of advice (I'm jealous; no one's responded to me, LOL!), but here's my two cents. You need to read this short paragraph by Paula Begoun: http://www.cosmeticscop.com/BULLETIN/081408-full.htm?utm_...

She talks about the truth on products that supposedly don't cause acne. Paula is an expert on what really works. She's done loads of research and has tons of references to back her up. I think you'll learn there's no such thing as a makeup that won't make people break out. What makes one person break out won't do that to another. Also, bare minerals are just talc powder, which is a "natural mineral." There's nothing particularly special about them, except they are lighter than liquid foundations. Worth a try, though, if that's the kind of foundation you prefer.

You could probably just use a tinted moisturizer that contains a reliable sunscreen (one that contains avobenzone, titanium dioxide, or zinc oxide), to help prevent further sun damage. I highly recommend Neutrogena Healthy Skin Glowsheers, SPF 30. It evens out my skintone and provides excellent sun protection without being heavy. I also recommend Neutrogena sheer tinted moisturizer, SPF 20 (can't remember exact name; do know if comes with a pump at the top).

You should really subscribe to Paual's Beauty Bulletin, if you're as obsessed about knowing the truth about cosmetics and hair and skin care as I am: www.cosmeticscop.com. :-)

And I totally know the "no time" factor, even with just one child. Hope this helps! God bless!

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K.J.

answers from San Antonio on

I'm a Mary Kay Consultant. We have a great mineral powder that gives a light feeling coverage, but covers uneven skin tone very well. It can be used with or without blush. Call or email if you are interested. [email protected]____.com or ###-###-####

You could also try other mineral powders. I don't know much about other brands, but they are the newest and give the best light coverage in general.

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N.B.

answers from Houston on

If you don't have a lot of lines in the eye area...the best thing to use is that mineral powder foundation. Goes on w/ a brush. Stay away from your eyes if you are worried about the lines thing! I use a big brush for all over (comes w/ the foundation)...then a tiny pointed brush for spots if needed. It's a super fast way to get a flawless look fast. And, it's not bad for your skin & won't feel like you're wearing anything at all. Good luck! You might want to try a make-up counter or try a friend's first...that way you won't spend the $12-15 dollars on the drugstore brands like Revlon..and it be too light or too dark.

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D.G.

answers from Austin on

Hi H., I just recently started to use the mineral powders and have found that they are really good ,I had the same problem with other foundations breaking my face out.But after I started to use the Sheer Cover products my face has actually gotten alot better.And they are quick and easy to apply.I go to work at 5am and it takes me 10mins.to put makeup on(mascara,shadow,lips )the whole nine yards.TOPS!!Go to sheercover.com and find whats best for you..But ! I have found that ovc makeup is just as good.I use the Maybelline mineral powder now ,but when its gone I plan on buying Loreal.I only use the sheer cover for special times since it is very exspensive and I work out side alot of the day...Good luck..D.

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S.M.

answers from San Antonio on

Mineral make-up! You will love it and probably find yourself wearing it everyday! It goes on in seconds, sits on top of your skin so it doesn't clog pores or get into lines and wrinkles, and looks natural. I am almost 49 and good skin is important to me, I have been using minerals for a couple of years now,and it actually improves your skin! It's good for your skin! The one that I have found that I really like and is not expensive is "Ulta Brand" it is sold at Ulta stores, but if you don't have one near you, Bare minerals is good, but cost more and beyond that I would try maybe one of the brands at walmart or walgreens. It goes on in no time, is flawless,and mistake proof. I would suggest that you buy the brushs for it as well, as they have a lot to do with how it goes on, they don't travel well (get messy in jar) but you won't need touch ups anyway! I recommend using a moisturizer under, and let it sit on your skin a couple of minutes before applying the make up. I use the foundation,and the blush as well as their eye shadows (when I wear shadow) and the shadows last forever. A trick I do is to apply a little blush to my whole eye lid just to give it some glow of color. When picking out your shade go more by the name of the shade than by the color in the jar, they tend to look a lot darker than they apply. Ulta often has a 2 for one deal, watch for the sale! and you can mix and match, buy one get any other free! Once you see how easy and fast your skin can look so much healthier and perfected, you will want to wear it everyday! I wear Found., blush, mineral veil, brow pencil, eye liner, mascara, and lipstick/gloss, and I can do my whole face in about 5 minutes! Why look oK, when you can look great! Best of luck to you, blessings, S.

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D.W.

answers from Houston on

Hi H.,

Have you thought about trying mineral make up? It's very easy to apply, just brush it on and go. It also nurishes the skin while making you look naturally gorgeous. Check out this website http://denisewilliams1.youngevityonline.com/ Click on "checkout all of our Products" Then on the left hand side click on "Youngevity Mineral Make up Collection."

Hope this helps!
Sincerely
D.
http://www.nadinethompson.com/catalog/
www.new-mlm.biz/sp_denise.html

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A.O.

answers from Sherman on

Mary Kay all the way! I love the TimeWise line to fight aging and the tinted moisturizer is great...spf 15 and smoothes on in seconds. Add a little mascara and lip gloss and you're out the door. Add an eye liner and a little blush and you're ready for a night out with your husband. I would love to send you some free samples if you are interested.

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M.R.

answers from Houston on

Hi
I like Bare Essentials powder. It's mineral base so there is little chance to break out. I got my [email protected]____.com can go online if you can't get to the store. Also you might want to try any of the tinted moisturizers out there for sensitive skin. I also wear nothing on a daily basis, but like this morning @ meet the teachers, I put a dab of the tint moisturizer & It covers enough yet it's very light. (usually they have sunscreen in them, so you can just wear it alone.)
have fun!

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M.G.

answers from Austin on

Have you heard of Arbonne? They have a great skin care line and make-up line(and others). If you break out, you can get your money back. I love thier products.

M. G.

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C.F.

answers from El Paso on

You should try the mineral makeup. Not the ones sold in stores but research on line the different mineral makeup you need to find one without any talc in it. I use one but my sister used to sell it (doesnt anymore) It is the best for your skin and very easy to apply. Sometimes can be messy if you are not careful. Try raw minerals Dont go with sheer cover that one is the worst.

C.

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M.G.

answers from San Antonio on

I would try one of the mineral make-up's, there is line called ELF(on-line), which is less expensive than most of the others. My 18 yo daughter really liked it, she had tried liquid foundation in the past and did not like it, she likes how you just blend it in w/a brush and you can't feel that you have anything on. She did not like the mineral eyeshadows thought they were too messy. So she is sticking with the make up and lip gloss. I tried the RAW minerals they were great, but too expensive. I am currently using the Serious Skin Care Line (summer kit)from HSN(Jennifer Flavin-Stallone's line) I really like it, I am done in 10 min. It also looks like it helps my skin. Hope this helps.

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L.L.

answers from Houston on

I know how you feel! With 3 kids myself, it's hard to find time for makeup. Some days we're lucky to get a shower, right? Anyway, Mary Kay has the most amazing mineral powder foundation. It's light and so super easy to wear. It will make you look and feel great. You can go to my website at www.marykay.com/llittle to order it, and I would be happy to give you a free inhome consultation if you want to try before you buy! I offer free shipping. And oh, it's also noncomedogenic, which means it won't clog your pores! Yea!
L.

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C.M.

answers from Odessa on

Most makeup brands now have mineral powder foundation that works great. Avon also has some I think, and it is reasonably priced. I use Maybelline and have had no problems with acne. If none of these work for you, try Mary Kay. You probably know someone who sells it, or your friends probably do if you don't. Think about using a little eyeliner and mascara along with the lipstick. It only takes a minute to apply and really gives your eyes definition. Good Luck

C. M.

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S.W.

answers from Houston on

Hi, H.!

I am a Mary Kay beauty consultant, so obviously I would suggest trying our skin care products as well as the creme-to-powder foundation (I LOVE it!). You can look online to find a consultant in your area, or you can order what you need from me and I could send it to you in the mail. I've been using Mary Kay for almost 20 years and it takes me about 5 minutes to get my makeup on (I have seven kids ages 14 to 2, so I don't have a lot of time either!). I, too, spend a lot of time in the sun (we're at the beach almost every week), and I use Mary Kay's tinted moisturizer and lip sunscreen. Mary Kay will keep you looking young, too. I'm almost 41 and people always think I'm still in my 20s!

Take care of yourself...enjoy your children...they grow up WAY too fast!
S.

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L.R.

answers from Sherman on

I would love to send you some makeup to try.... email me at [email protected]____.com its all natural.... mineral makeup... and I love it.... let me know.... L.

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B.J.

answers from College Station on

H.,

Coverage is important to me because I, too have freckles, and tend toward yellowish skin with lots of red blotches. I used to be a die-hard Lancome user. I tried Bare Minerals about 6 months ago, and find that the coverage is awesome, and light. It is applied entirely with brushes. It is also long lasting, and is easily touched up as needed. My suggestion though, is to go to Ulta for it. They sell the whole kit, and an associate will help with color selection. If you buy online, you are guessing at colors, and get enrolled in a repetitive shipping program. Addtionally, they charge more, and send you the smaller items. At Ulta, you get the larger ones, and assuming that you don't buy a ton of other stuff, get out of there much more cheaply!

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J.S.

answers from Houston on

Hi, H.! I hope I can help.

I've been using mostly mineral powders. It's light and good for your skin. I became a personal-use consultant with Mary Kay just to get all their mineral powder makeup at cost... it's great stuff! My skin is very sensitive, I couldn't wear much makeup before because it would break me out. Now I use JUST the mineral powder, one or two eyeshadows, mascara, and lip gloss. It's a polished and natural look.

And I have freckles, too! The mineral powder won't cover them completely, but I've found I don't want to cover them completely. With all the freckles on my arms, people would know it's makeup if I didn't have any on my face! :)

You can message me if you want more info, I can also send you some links on how to apply it correctly and the such... And if you ever feel led to do a makeover, I love playing in it, so I'll be happy to try out some stuff with you! What Not to Wear style, huh? :)

Good luck!

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S.L.

answers from Austin on

Hi H.,
I teach skin care and color and would love to give you some easy tips. I'm a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics and we have a fantastic line of products for simplifying your life. This is possible by combining several products into one. For example, Our Anti-aging cleanser has 3 products in 1; Cleanser, exfoliator, and toner. Another product I would recommend is our tinted moisturizer which has sunscreen, moisturizer and a tint of foundation. The best part is that I can sit down with you and in an hour or less, let you try the products free, show you how to use them, and give you great tips. Our mineral foundation is soooo awesome as well as our mineral eye and cheek colors. Also, we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee so if you get something and it doesn't work out, I take it back. We insist on our customers utilizing this! I'd love to help. feel free to visit my website to view our products and then call me.
S. Larsen
www.marykay.com/slarsen444
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M.T.

answers from Austin on

I've used Mary kay for about 9 years and have very sensitive skin. I like the cream to powder foundation bc it's really light weight and goes on smoothly and evenly. They have recently started carrying a mineral foundation as well which I've heard is great but haven't tried it yet. If interested I do sell it and have samples you could try. I used to be pretty active but recently only ordering for myself, friends and family. Their skin care line is really good too. They have an age fighting line that I also use and love. It helps to keep the elasticity in the skin keeping wrinkles away longer and what makes even better is the company stands behind their 100% satisfaction garauntee. If interested let me know ###-###-####.
M.

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H.P.

answers from Houston on

I like Revlon Skin Lights. You've got find your shade, but it feels natural (like moisturizer) and gives you glow without the matte finish. You can use it alone or as foundation. I actually prefer lip gloss to lipstick. Lipstick makes some people look like they need to have on more make-up.

PS. I love the idea of having your freckles show through!

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A.B.

answers from El Paso on

https://www.ernolaszlo.com/flash.asp

Thease are the best products I have ever tried. I suffered from acne at age 25 and have sensitive skin... this saved my face.
Log in, hope they will go with your sensitive skin.
The foundation actually disolves in your face, feels great.

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B.M.

answers from Laredo on

If you just want powder, you can get organic powder at Target. It should not make you break out. I use it and really like it.

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B.H.

answers from Houston on

Bare Minerals is fabulous and fits the description you have given. My complexion is very light with freckles--my first bare minerals purchase was the starter kit ($60) with 2 shades of mineral powder base, mineral veil, a face color (I use for blush), and a set of nice brushes. After that I just bought refill mineral power in Fairly Light until I needed new brushes (then I bought another starter kit b/c it's cheaper than buying the brushes seperately). You can order Bare Minerals online or go to Ulta or Sephora.
Hope this helps.

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A.M.

answers from Austin on

I have just the thing for you...have you ever heard of Artistry? I use the mineral foundation and purchase the kit that comes with everthing in one little cosmetic bag...it's simple, easy and fast. You don't have the buy the entire kit, but included: is your mineral foundation, lip gloss, mascara, concealer. You can only purchase it online, let me now if you want more info. Happy Shopping.

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S.O.

answers from San Antonio on

I don't like anything on my face. But, I have learned to love Mary Kay's mineral powder foundation. I don't look like I'm wearing any makeup, but it covers up my "spots". I also have to watch out for pimples.

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I.G.

answers from Austin on

Hi H.,

I wear makeup all the time, but on the weekends since I'm tired of doing it every morning I just wear the Mary Kay Mineral Powder foundation over the sunblock and moisturizer and it goes on really nice and it covers some of my uneven skin too. I really recommend it and I hope you wear sunblock that's the best thing you can do to your face. Another thing I never go without is curling my eyelashes and mascara, because it opens up my eyes. If you need any of the above let me know I'm also a Mary Kay consultant, but I don't keep any on hand since I only joined because I use it so much and it was costing me alot since my daughter uses it too. You can have it at 25% discount if you are interested. I live in Kyle and work in San Marcos. Good Luck!

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C.L.

answers from San Antonio on

Ok, first you don't want to spend a lot since you only plan to wear it now and then. Make-up has a relatively short shelf life (if you keep it over the recommended time it will definitely contribute towards breaking out!) So I would suggest going as cheap as possible. I break out really easily and only wear make-up once a week (or less) so I really like covergirl clean products. It's oil free which most are not, and as long as I'm diligent about washing my face thoroughly afterwards (I swear by St. Ives medicated scrub) I am totally acne free. Remember that despite claims to the contrary, skin absorbs most things so no matter what you go with WASH before bed. Have fun playing with your new look!

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T.L.

answers from Austin on

Hello H.,
I agree w/Kathryn and anyone else who recommended BareMinerals.I've been using it for the last year and LOVE,LOVE it.You can also sleepw/it and no breakouts.If you want to use something for a daily radiance treatment that has SPF/15UVB and can be used after face washing w/or w/out makeup daily and you can see results in a matter of a week like i did and keeps you looking young is ANEW by Avon.My mom sells Avon
for years and was one of the best products she recommended.I noticed that my skin actually got tighter,and w/tighter skin means younger looking skin.Sooo if you want to keep having that young looking skin make it a must to try Anew.Im not advertising it at all i'm just very PLEASED in what it has done for my face.My moms e-mail is {[email protected]____.com}if you don't have a Avon rep.I'm sure she'll be happy to deliver to you or mail it to you as she does to many of her clients.I cant stress enough how this ANEW works wonders.I hope to hear you get good results if you decide to take my word for it.Have a Blessed evening.
T.

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W.C.

answers from San Antonio on

I too use bareMinerals. I wasted a lot of money one other stuff that just didn't measure up. This is unlike any other makeup I've ever used. It is light and airy and you don't feel like you are wearig anything. It also evens your skin tone and smooths your skin. I will never use anything else again. I hope this helps. Good luck.

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M.G.

answers from Austin on

Mary Kay has a mineral foundation powder that I use and I love it. I don't even use a foundation when I put it on and it really evens out my skin. Message me and I can tell you who I use to get it (I am not a Mary Kay consultant)

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K.C.

answers from Houston on

bare minerials (wrong spelling) works great for me, I also have freckles and skin that is easily broken out. I have never had a problem with this kind. It is light weight and quick to put on. Also if your wanting to get rid of the freckles Landcome has been easy on my skin aswell to where I never broke out using their makeup.

Good luck

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K.B.

answers from Austin on

I use bare naturals mineral foundation (I got it free from my sister in law) but there are other cheaper mineral makeups that you can buy at walmart. They do a wonderful job at evening out you skin and covering problem areas, and they are very light and great for sensitive skin.

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L.F.

answers from Austin on

Hi H.!
I have the same type of skin, lots of freckles and unevenness.
I always wear a little makeup because I feel more polished and put together.
I highly recommend mineral makeup. I actually use one from Avon which is a little more economical than bare minerals. the coverage is great and light and you don't even feel it.
I like cream blush because I have very dry skin. I especially like MAC cream blush. I use MAC shadows.I think it is the best makeup on the planet.Their employees really know and love makeup and have never failed to help me find the most flattering colors for me. Since you don't use makeup very often, I would definitely recommend MAC as you won't need to spend a lot of money to look great.
I think the key top looking great is mascara, blush and a great gloss.

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G.M.

answers from Houston on

I highly recommend Bare Minerals. It is awesome! It's a flawless finish. You just have to learn a quick technique with the brush. It's a circle technique. They have kits that you can buy to get started. The kits are around 65.00. The price might have come down by now. It's definitely worth it. It's foundation, but it's a powder. It's great for "the natural look".

Also there is a foundation stick that is great. The brand is Benefit (you get it at Macy's or Sephora). I've been wearing that for years. I go between the two foundations. The stick is great. It's super quick. It's even faster than the Bare Minerals. It sells for about $35.00. I buy other make-up that is inexpensive, but the foundations, I find that I can't mess around with. I stick with what works. I also have sensitive skin.

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A.P.

answers from San Antonio on

I swear by Bare Minerals. The kit is approximately 70 bucks, but actually lasts a long time, so its a good investment. I have introduced it to many of my friends and we all swear by it. I also suggest the kits rather than just purchasing the lipsticks or eyeshadows individually...you get a better value with extras like brushes.

you can go to sephora, bare escentuals at La Cantera, purchase through QVC and I was also told you can start purchasing the kits at Target.

The kit comes with 2 foundations, a warmth bronzer, and a mineral veil. In addition at least two brushes and the newer kits have a lotion included.

This make up lasts a long time, is easy to use...I put mine on including eyeshadow and lipstick in less than 10 minutes. It lasts so long because you only lightly place the brush into the foundation, swirl it into the lid, and tap excess off, then apply. It evens out any blemishes and freckles and gives your skin a nice glow. It is also harmless and good for senstitive skin, and you can even keep it on overnight unlike other makeups.

hope this helps.
A.

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K.B.

answers from Houston on

I have searched for soooo many years for a good powder makeup and found BareEscentuals mineral makeup. I have bad roscea and sensitive skin and oh my gosh this powder foundation covered my flaws while making my skin look natural. Go to BareEscentuals.com and find a store near you or order online. I went to their store in the Deerbrook mall to try it and fell in love with it. This is mineral makeup so its good for you. Hopefully you'll feel the same way about their makeup and stop looking. Good Luck!!

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K.A.

answers from Houston on

I highly recommend Avon. If you don't like it or it is not working for you, you can return or exchange it. That is nice if you are not sure what you want or need. Just go online and you can find a representive in your area. The representive can help you with choices for your skin. You can even purchase online and have it sent to your home.

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L.M.

answers from Longview on

Hi H.,
I just recently started wearing Bare Minerals. It takes me less than five minutes to put on in the morning and lasts all day. The best part is it doesn't feel like your wearing anything. Plus I have VERY sensitive skin and this does not break me out at all... Just a suggestion.
Lace

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E.G.

answers from Houston on

Bare Minerals is awesome! Be sure you spend the extra to get the real stuff - I've tried the cheaper Maybelline version & Isabella version & they just are not the same. ;>

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M.R.

answers from San Antonio on

You have received so many responses and I noticed many voted for Mary Kay. I agree... Mary Kay does have a 100% satisfaction guaranteed policy. I live in North Central San Antonio and have been using and selling Mary Kay for 10 years. We carry products for sensitive skin and youthful skin and acne products; as well as preventative measures. I carry a full inventory in my home and offer free delivery. Our private in home visits are free. If you're interested; I would love to meet you and help you with achieving that natural look with a simple brush on mineral powder or creme to powder. Visit my website www.marykay.com/M. for an awesome virtual makeover.

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J.F.

answers from Houston on

Hi H.! I too am fair and freckly! I've just recently started using Clinique's Almost Powder Foundation and I LOVE it! It is easy to use... just like a powder, isn't too heavy and has sunscreen. My skin has never looked this good. I purchased it at Dillards in the Galleria from Nissa. She is the "counter educator" and was SOOO helpful at finding products that were right for my skin without being pushy.

Hope this is helpful!

J.

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M.M.

answers from Austin on

I use MAC makeup. The powder/foundation I use is called Studio Fix...it's FANTASTIC and lasts all day. It is light and you can't feel it. It's not "cakey." I absolutely LOVE it. There's a MAC store in the Domain, but you can also go to Nordstrom's or Macy's.

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K.C.

answers from Brownsville on

Hi H.--Give me a call ###-###-#### or email. I have represented Mary K. Cosmetics for 20 years and will be happy to assist you with you concerns. Take care of what God gave you and you will love looking into the mirror. Try before you buy and 100% guaranteed.

Blessings--

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B.P.

answers from San Antonio on

I feel the same way you do about make up! I don't have time to put any on and it's hard to find make up that doesn't cause you to break out. Check out Arbonne International and all that they have to offer on make up. I use their make up and love because it's fast to put on and I never break out! If you have any questions on how to look into this company send me a message and I'll help you out.

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R.S.

answers from Houston on

I know this is a little late but I hope it still helps. I have always had trouble with breakouts and make-up. I have found that Clinque is the best and doesn't cause me to breakout. I don't use liquid make-up though it can clog the pores. I also started using a new line of skin care (cleanser, toner, repair product, moisterizer) called Mineral Genesis. It is amazing! It has been helping my skin clear up and my tone and texture has been improving dramatically. It is also removing a lot of my lines. If you would be interested in learning more about it please contact me at ###-###-#### or [email protected]____.com free to take a look at my website www.mysensaria.com/beckysspa. I hope this helps.

Becky

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M.T.

answers from Houston on

I would try Bare Essentials, its light and a great mineral makeup.

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D.M.

answers from Killeen on

you know the best way that a woman can be ok w/ her looks its trough the eyes when you have time sat down alone and look at your eyes ...are they green ? blue? caramel? try to use a liner to enhance them that way you will always look gorgeous i think that your freckles are the center of your face so.. don't cover them up ; just try to get the attention on another part of your face ... your eyes hope this is good for you.

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S.W.

answers from Austin on

Sounds very familiar. I am 33, have two boys, 3 and 5. I recently started my own business which required me to have a more polished image. I met a wonderful Mary Kay lady who has coached me through the make-up delima. They have a mineral powder foundation that is great, not heavy like the creams. It takes me less than 5 minutes start to finish to wash my face and do my makeup. Her name is Debbie Yost, ###-###-####. She is in North Austin, but knows representatives everywhere. Not pushy and very helpful with teaching.
Good luck.

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T.G.

answers from Houston on

I am so sorry for responding so late. I was exactly like you when I had my children and rarely ever wore makeup. I still to this day don't wear very much but I use skin care products to help keep my skin looking young. I started using Mary Kay products because it was the only thing that worked for me without breaking out. After a few years of being a single mother of 4 I needed extra money so I signed up to sell the products, one because I could save myself some money on the products for myself and second I could easily make extra cash when I needed it. There are several products for your skin, like the lightweight mineral powder foundation and they also have something for your uneven skin tone. Please feel free to take a look @ my [email protected]____.com/tgperez and if you need ny advice please feel free to contact me anytime via email: [email protected]____.com or phone: ###-###-####, I would love to show you some of the products. I hope I have helped you. T. G.

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