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Postby LookinUp » Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:35 pm

I had the same experience as butterflylover....with some of the face primers (which are mostly silicone), if you only use a little bit, the minerals don't glob...but I can't use regular moisturizer unless it fully absorbs first.
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Postby tennismom42 » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:22 am

Thank you for the advice 4evryoung, Butterflylover777 and LookinUp.
I will try your techniques. I guess I'll also have to let the moisturizer and sunscreen absorb longer before starting. I do like the mineral makeup a lot (this is my first time trying it), and it has looked better than any liquid foundation on my face (my hubby even noticed). I have to laugh at how messy it is, especially the blush. It will be great once I have the full size with the sifter :)
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Postby 4evryoung » Tue Nov 07, 2006 6:50 am

http://www.everydayminerals.com/makeup-tips.html

Girls, on this page above there is a "clients review" and she states to "moisturize really well". I would assume she means prior to applying the powder. This is where I had seen the statement. I think perhaps one needs to let your moisturizer sink in really well. If your face is moist in any way, I am sure the powder would just kind of "sit there." Good luck to all.
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Postby cello » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:50 pm

Ugh! Mineral makeup is just not working for me. :( This morning my skin looked really great, so I decided that is was a good time to wear it for the first time. I tried applying lightly and carefully, buffing and blending well, but I ended up looking hideous. I had some lightly peeling areas from RetinA that were not even visible until I applied the minerals. It was horribly patchy. All of the peeling jumped out and the minerals would not apply evenly. I tried everything to make it work, but it was hopeless, so I had to wash it off. I then applied my regular foundation and it looked fabulous, with no visible peeling. The peeling was not visible with my bare skin or liquid foundation, but with the minerals it was awful. I guess this is not for me. My face is always in some state of peeling, even if not obvious. If the minerals are always going to make it pop out like this and I can't apply it smoothly and evenly, then I cannot wear this product, which is a shame, because I really dislike liquid foundation and want something more natural looking, lighter, and cleaner. Any advice? I have oily skin, so I don't wear moisturizers.
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Postby mysty » Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:46 pm

I started Bare Minerals when they first came out and have never used anything else. I love there makeup..I have never had a breakout from it AND the biggest plus was that it doesnt smear off or rub off..I can put a white shirt on after I apply it! I know we all react differently to certain make ups but this has been the best for me!
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Postby gaflower » Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:12 pm

I have been experimenting with the minerals make-up for about a month now. Love it...!!! Being on Obagi I found that my Mac liquid foundation made my flaky skin look worse than the light dusting of minerals...Actually, at first, I just used a large brush with regular face powder....that looked sooo much better than liquid...then I started wearing the minerals...Its a little tricky getting the color perfect but blending a couple differents shades together helps!!!
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Postby lollipop » Fri Nov 10, 2006 3:15 pm

I use tazarac a heavy duty form of retin A and I too found that bare minerals highlighted my skin flaking from retin A. I would probably not use retin A if I wanted to use bare minerals but I am reluctant to give that up,wish I could use both somehow. Lollipop
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Postby somegirl » Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:51 pm

4evryoung wrote:http://www.everydayminerals.com/makeup-tips.html

Girls, on this page above there is a "clients review" and she states to "moisturize really well". I would assume she means prior to applying the powder. This is where I had seen the statement. I think perhaps one needs to let your moisturizer sink in really well. If your face is moist in any way, I am sure the powder would just kind of "sit there." Good luck to all.


That's what I do...I wash really well, moisturize (I love 'save me' by philosopht) and let it sink in before I do my minerals. I swirl and tap my brush out on the lid, too. Their kabuki brushes are awesome...best I've ever tried.
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Postby somegirl » Mon Nov 13, 2006 12:30 pm

PS on flaking - if you are using any retin-A or retinol product (and this may be true for other things as well), it's important to wait 20-30 minutes after you wash your face before applying. This greatly reduces (often eliminates) the flaking and irritation.
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Postby cello » Mon Nov 13, 2006 1:13 pm

somegirl wrote:PS on flaking - if you are using any retin-A or retinol product (and this may be true for other things as well), it's important to wait 20-30 minutes after you wash your face before applying. This greatly reduces (often eliminates) the flaking and irritation.
That is what is recommended. I never apply sooner than that. I still peel. Can't really tell that much difference. The peeling doesn't really bother me and isn't that obvious....until I applied the mineral makeup.
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Postby whippedcream » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:43 pm

LookinUp wrote:have you tried the samples from www.everydayminerals.com? I think theirs are superior to bareminerals, in that you can pick the 'finish' you like best (semi matte, matte, original glo)....and their 'everyday prices' are much less than bareminerals. IF you go to their website and put free samples in the search box, you can pick 3 foundations (you choose the colors and finishes), one concealer, and one blush (the blushes tend to be light)....and it only costs 3.73 for shipping. I used to use bareminerals (still have their mineral veil left), but switched to everydayminerals. (The samples last for weeks!--it'd just help to get your own sifter jar, as their samples come in small non-sifter jars).


I tried these and love them. Just ordered one of the kits. Soooo much better than liquid makeup...and I can even take it on the plane in my carry on!
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Postby gaflower » Wed Nov 15, 2006 9:16 pm

What negative effect does washing then using your retin a (and for me) and other products Obagi....I would rather do it all at the same time! And honestly I do this most of the time....can it hurt or hinder my results???
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Postby somegirl » Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:36 pm

Applying right after you wash tends to dry the skin and cause flaking, redness, or irritation in some people. The skin remains sort of dampish for up to 20 or 30 minutes, even after you dry off.

It's never a bad idea to pat dry, wait a bit, then do whatever you do (whether it's moisturizer, makeup, a treatment, whatever). I usually only wait about 15 mins and that works okay for me. Some people don't need to wait at all, others need to wait extra long...it's about figuring what works best for you.
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Postby gaflower » Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:58 pm

thank you somegirl!

didn't you have a tummy tuck about the same time as I did? It will be a year this coming Jan. for me...love my results..
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Postby mymarley » Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:09 pm

Cello,

I started using mineral makeup for the first time about one month ago and had the same experience as you did (I'm on my 16th week of Obagi). I thought the stuff absolutely sucked and I couldn't for the life of me figure out what all the fuss was about. Anyhoo, someone suggested using a primer beforehand. I bought MAC and I'll be damned if it didn't work. It seems that once I slick down all the flaking the MMU looks pretty good on my skin (way better than liquid foundation). I'm not sure what a primer would do to your oily skin because with the Obagi mine is either normal or really dry. Just thought I'd mention this as a possibility. Take care.
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