For the last month I have been using a VERY expensive heavy coverage foundation that holds all day long and looks beautiful, but seemed to be contributing to acne. I was suspicious because foundation that doesn’t budge from your skin with hot water and rubbing cannot be good for allowing the kin to breathe. Nonetheless, I am a makeup artist and good looking skin is essential for my job, so away I would go applying this foundation day after day. I had a 10 day stretch of days that I was not working and decide I was going to let my skin ‘restart’ and vowed to wear no makeup. Right! Well, I did wear makeup, but only concealer, a light powder and mascara.
The result? My breakouts that seemed to be from the foundation started to dry out and no new ones were coming. I went to my local Sephora and told the clerk what I had been using. She took one look at my skin and I got a shake of the head with a ‘no way!’. I was using one of the worst foundations for acne prone skin and I was maaaad. My first thought was “why would a brand make a product that contributes to breakouts?” which was promptly followed by “wow, they are geniuses!”. It totally makes sense! Make makeup that increases the need for makeup, but produce a makeup that gives fantastic coverage so the consumer will not look anywhere else for the coverage for these newly created breakouts.” Ugh, so gross.
So after my own ‘experiment’ I found a problematic product and replaced it with Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup (that’s a mouthful). After one week of using this foundation, I have less breakouts and continue to wear my foundation everyday. The plethora of shades allows one to truly match their skin with the perfect shade and the formula is so lightweight and thin that very little makeup is needed to cover the face. Dont let lightweight and thin fool you though, the coverage with this foundation is perfect. You will have skin that is dewey, balanced, healthy looking and have less visible imperfections. If you have a large red pimple or the like, you will still need concealer, but that is likely with any foundation.
I highly recommend Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup for anyone, but especially those with acne prone skin like myself. You will get the coverage that you need, but still allow your skin to breathe and remain clear. The foundation retails for $38 at www.sephora.com.