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  1. #41

    Default skincare + makeup routines

    I cleanse only at nite. In the a.m. I spritz La Roche Posay thermal water and use a Bakel lite gel exfoliator + Found moisturizer + sunscreen.

    At nite I cleanse using products from Joelle Ciocco + Bakel. Cleansing only at nite has really helped my skin be balanced - no more problems with overly dry or oily areas and congestion.

    Makeup - I use Christopher Drummond Beauty - foundation + concealer + eyeshadows + mascara. I have Serge Lutens lipstick + foundation - but have found the Christopher Drummond a better texture. Great color range and excellent for sensitive skin. That said - I still love my SL lipstick

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    has anyone tried the odacite skincare line? the concept of "fresh" products with no preservatives sounds very appealing but i wonder if it even matters at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kirie View Post
    yes. There's a school of thought that your immune system will overhaul every 7-11 years, and you may acquire or lose an allergy (or multiple ones).
    That explains why I suddenly developed an allergy to prawns at the age of 9. Before then I was completely fine but now when I eat a large amount (yes I'm a nutcase who can eat about 1kg of them in one sitting), I'll get rashes on just my face, nowhere else. The idea that the rashes occur in such a specific location puzzles me.
    Quote Originally Posted by Patroklus View Post
    Better too adventurous than not enough
    everyone should strive towards ballsiness

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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieveryoko View Post
    has anyone tried the odacite skincare line? the concept of "fresh" products with no preservatives sounds very appealing but i wonder if it even matters at all.
    I haven't tried it but I don't believe in this 'all natural is always better for you' propaganda. A lot of their products contain lavender, which is a well known skin irritant. I have super sensitive skin and a lot of natural skin care breaks me out like crazy.

    Can anyone here recommend a good foundation for sensitive skin? I never really used it but with age my skintone has become a bit uneven and I would like to try wearing foundation that does not look caked on.
    I am weary of going to a make up counter since all they ever suggest to me is 'something that will enhance your glow' (thank you, I don't want to look like a disco ball) or make me look like Cruella de Vil.
    lavender menace

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    Dr Hauschka's face powder is good, very light. might not be enough to conceal actual blemishes, but it evens out the skin tone nicely and leaves a good matte finish

  6. #46

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    Christopher Drummond Beauty is excellent for buildable coverage that looks very natural. The line has a concealer, foundation and powder compact - so there are options for however much coverage you need on a given day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdandi View Post
    Can anyone here recommend a good foundation for sensitive skin? I never really used it but with age my skintone has become a bit uneven and I would like to try wearing foundation that does not look caked on.
    I am weary of going to a make up counter since all they ever suggest to me is 'something that will enhance your glow' (thank you, I don't want to look like a disco ball) or make me look like Cruella de Vil.
    i really like the jane iredale line, which is all mineral based. i actually started breaking out less since i started using it.

    i'm not sure i believe in the natural skincare hype either, although my beliefs aren't really that informed. i'm particularly skeptical about this whole antioxidant thing. can it really make much of a difference to apply antioxidants to the skin? shouldn't it be much more beneficial to just eat more antioxidants?

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    hey ladies, a bit off topic here as im a male

    My skin is oily but i wash this everyday. I think its naturally oily but not extremely

    Anything else I can do about it ?

    Been using Shiseido face wash to wash it

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    you probably wash it with something that's too abrasive, causing the skin to overcompensate by producing even more oil.
    try a less agressive wash + a tonic or mineral water of some sort. You will feel like you're not clean at first but you skin shoud reajust in a few days / weeks and be much less oily.
    this has happened to a few of my girlfriends, not sure how it translates to mens skins but it can't be too different. the girls actually stopped washing their faces with water altogether, it's the new fad in France but it worked really well for some of them. a dermatologist should recommend a good regimen

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    Thank you for all the suggestions! I will try them and hope that something works for me.

    genevieveryoko, here is a pretty good overview of what antioxidants can do at the moment.
    http://www.skintherapyletter.com/2008/13.7/2.html
    However, the claims of the cosmetic industry are atrocious.
    lavender menace

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    looking for something that will reduce pore size esp in the t zone. and something to cleanse mid day since i work in a dirty environment.

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    anti-wrinkle stuff for around the eyes. i have combination skin but im not too dry or too oily so rather too light than too strong

    thanks!

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    There is no topical treatment that can actually reduce the size of pores. All some of the creams can do is to reduce the appearance for a short time.
    You may want to look into products containing Retin-A that will also help with fine lines around the eye area. But don't use it if you have sensitive skin and always wear sunscreen with it.

    I personally don't think one needs a special cream for the eyes. If you have a good moisturizer with SPF (a lot of eye creams don't have SPF) you can use it all over your face.
    lavender menace

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    If pores look enlarged, more likely it's inflamed, swollen skin giving that 'illusion'. Causes - pretty much anything, not only aggressive cosmetics, food stress and natural predispositions to trigger mild rosacea (notabene often mistaken for acne). I would suggest derm appointment to prescribe appropriate treatment. It could be Finacea or Tretinoin in lower concentration (ask for water based formulas, as gel is much easier tolerated.) For cleaning, 10% glycolic acid.

    As far as makeup, personally I refuse using any foundation, powder or concealer so I don't own any.... But lipsticks, another story...
    Last edited by TheDivinitus; 07-15-2012 at 11:54 AM. Reason: typing on low battery iphone sucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDivinitus View Post
    As far as makeup, personally I refuse using any foundation, powder or concealer so I don't own any.... But lipsticks, another story...
    well your skin always looks amazing in your pictures! may i ask you what your skin care routine is? or what your secret is? ;)

    as far as pore reduction is concerned, most retinol products claim to reduce pore size in about 8 weeks. not sure if that's really true though, as i just started using one.

    i've found kiehl's rare earth pore minimizing lotion to actually be successful at reducing the appearance of pores. however, it doesn't contain spf, so i have to use one on top of it, though i'd prefer not to have to layer on a bunch of products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genevieveryoko View Post
    well your skin always looks amazing in your pictures! may i ask you what your skin care routine is? or what your secret is? ;).
    The whole routine is just 2 prescription creams (1 moisturizer @ morning, and 1 corrective @ evening.)

    For any resistant sunspots or redness (i/e "broken capillaries") in-office laser treatments.
    Last edited by TheDivinitus; 07-17-2012 at 10:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowsareforeating View Post
    also
    anti-wrinkle stuff for around the eyes. i have combination skin but im not too dry or too oily so rather too light than too strong

    thanks!
    I had a girlfriend that turned me onto Dr. Hauschka. I use their eye cream and facial cleanser.

    I've used REN for a few years as well and love their product line

    @Divinitus > your blog is beautiful! xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by fncyths View Post
    @Divinitus > your blog is beautiful! xx
    Thank you

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    How do I apply metallic eyeshadow without looking like I lost a fight to it?

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    As subtlety aa possible. I've put a dab either in the inside corner or the bottom edge of my eye when going for it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroBulotDodo View Post
    apologies in advance for the length - and so early in the year!

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    Serge Lutens: the only makeup I've ever cared for, aside from the band.


    MBD
    I know it's been a while since you posted but this line looks great. How well does the kohl liner last? Everything smudges on me, I have deep set eyes, so I am curious...and is the little applicator brush in the picture for the eyeliner? Is it a sponge tip?

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