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Best make-up for combination skin


How are you doing? Me – I am on the look out for a tinted moisturizer namely the Laura Mercier because I am currently experiencing clogged pores and breakouts from my regular sunblock.

I am a long-term user of Clinique’s 1-2-3 Basic Skin Care range and had been using the Clinique Derma White Bright C Stick Makeup (stick foundation) since it was launched in 2010 (now discontinued) with no issues.

I’ve also tried Bobbi Brown’s compact and concealer (Banana) but nope, I can feel my pores (especially my nose area) clogged up.

P.S. Did you know that Bobbi Brown has SOLD off her Bobbi Brown cosmetics business?

According to Paula’s Choice’s tips for choosing the right foundation, I now know that people with combination skin like me should:

a) Stay away from stick foundations like the Clinique Derma White Vit C and also a Bobbi Brown one I used for a while and

b) Look for tinted moisturizers
– then why does Clinique Super City Block SPF 40 NOT work?

Reading the reviews by TheVenusFace for the best tinted moisturizers for oily skin, I find out that I should shop for:

Laura Mercier SPF 20 Tinted Moisturizer, Bare Radiance 50 ml (£49.00 & FREE Delivery in the UK.)

Word of caution: the oil-free one is best for really oily skins, thus I need to determine if my skin is that oily first.

Also, the oil-free version dries up REALLY FAST so you need to apply it quickly after your moisturizer.

Bare Minerals

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Tinted Cream Gel SPF30 – £28.00 (£80.00 / 100 ml)

Quite a mouthful! but it’s cheaper than Laura Mercier.

– Provides sheer coverage that blends perfectly with skin
– Defends skin against sun damage
– Leaves a flawless complexion with a natural glow

“I love this tinted moisturiser, I wear it when I can’t be bothered with make up but don’t want to feel completely bare face. It is defiantly very light coverage in my opinion, but I say that as someone who use to wear full coverage all the time. It’s like your face but a bit better.”

BareMinerals Foundation, Medium Beige 8 g (£43.88)

New Collection 240*400

Product Description
ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation gives you all the flawless coverage you want with a naturally luminous finish that won’t clump or cake. It’s proven to improve the appearance of your skin over time. The creamy minerals diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles without drying out your skin. Its silky, soft texture looks like a powder, but feels like a cream and buffs on beautifully. Made with only the purest, highest quality ingredients.

Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019).

UPDATE!!! Savvy Minerals by Young Living

I am now a Young Living member and I am so excited because Savvy Minerals has finally been launched!!! (woo-hoo!)

Benefits and Features

  • Minimises pore appearance
  • Brightens complexion
  • Absorbs excess oils
  • Enhances natural beauty
  • Long-lasting, all-day wear
  • Ideal for sensitive skin
  • Vegan-friendly foundation formula, not tested on animals
  • Formulated without talc, bismuth, parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colourants

Foundation by Savvy Minerals 

(Retail: €64.33 EUR
Wholesale: €48.89 EUR)

Savvy Minerals by Young Living™ line, this long-lasting foundation is made with high-quality, mineral-based ingredients.

Blends flawlessly for a natural-looking foundation that still diminishes the appearance of imperfections and blemishes.

It is also an all-day foundation, so you don’t need to worry about it as you transition between your home, work and social life.

Plus, we specially crafted it without fillers, synthetics, or parabens, making it a great foundation for sensitive skin.

With its long-lasting formula, gentle ingredients and gorgeous finish, Savvy Minerals Foundation is the only coverage you need stashed in your makeup bag.

TIP: Caucasians may want to go for Cool 2 or Cool 3, while Chinese look good in Warm 1 – Warm 2. Me? I’m tanned so I mix Warm 3 and Dark 1. Its buildable formula can be used for sheer to full coverage so you’ll LOVE it!

If you are want to purchase the Savvy Minerals Essential Kit, just click here

Eye shadow by Savvy Minerals

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Lipsticks by Savvy Minerals


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