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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.

The jar of Clinique super defense SPF25 (very dry to dry) that I use for nights (and dry winters) is almost all gone.

Unfortunately, it’s not doing well in hot and humid weather.

Next, I tried Clinique Super City Block Ultra Protection SPF 40 for Unisex but that’s feeling rather heavy too after basic skin care. As a result, I’ve got a really oily T-zone by mid-day!

L’Oréal Paris True Match Loose Powder Mineral Foundation
– Skin Improving Mineral Foundation
– Controls Shine and Reduces Appearance of Pores
– Gentle foundation for Sensitive Skin
– 100 percent preservative, talc and fragrance free

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?

Estee Lauder Double Wear :

After rummaging through my make-up pouches, I found a tube of Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, which is now my go-to foundation!!! Ole, ole, ole…


  • Long-wearing makeup with 15-hour staying power.
  • Looks flawless and natural.
  • Lasts through heat, humidity, non-stop activity.
    Won’t change color, smudge or come off on clothes.
  • Feels lightweight and comfortable.

For a look that lasts all day, without touchups.


After foundation, dot Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair over tops of cheekbones, forehead and chin.

*Before I found my Estee Lauder Double Wear, here’s some research I found online:

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

Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20, Fawn, 1.7 Ounce


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (Oil Free), Fawn

There’s a word of caution: the oil-free one is best for really oily skins thus I need to determined if my skin is that oily first.

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

Bare Minerals

*BESTSELLER* Bare Minerals Original Foundation, Medium Beige

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

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Tinted Cream Gel SPF30

bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Tinted Cream Gel SPF30 (quite a mouthful!) but it’s cheaper than Laura Mercier.

Are you experiencing this strange oiliness from your foundations/sunblock too?

Savvy Minerals by Young Living

I am a Young Living member and I am so excited because Savvy Minerals has finally been launched in Asia!!! (woo-hoo!)
* phtalate-free
* cruelty-free
* talc-free

If you are in the U.S. you ladies are soooooo lucky because you can purchase the Savvy Minerals Essential Kit. Click here to purchase the Premium Essential Kit.

Foundation by Savvy Minerals


Eye shadow by Savvy Minerals

SavvyMineralsEyeshadow_HiResImage PNG

Lipsticks by Savvy Minerals


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