For those who don’t know me, I have highly sensitive skin. So this has been highly requested by some of my dearest friends. To those who don’t know me, I love makeup! I have always loved watching YouTube, and learned from other makeup artists how to get the perfect foundation look. Now, don’t get me wrong I have tried to get flawless skin foundations. Unfortunately, I don’t have much of a choice I have to use the same ones, as every foundation I try doesn’t work.
First, let me tell you all about my skin. Until the age for 18 I had perfect skin, I got a zit here and there, more hormonal when my period would come but other than that I never really had problem skin.
Boy was I wrong! About 6 months after 18 I started having some slight problems, especially when I was working. I had 2 jobs and was basically working early morning to late nights, since it was the summer; I wanted to make some money before college started. About a year later my skin was so bad I was piling on a ton of makeup (allot of people stated you couldn’t tell) But I knew it was a ton. I ended up having to go to a dermatologist, since I couldn’t even leave the house without covering everything up! The doctors tried a bunch of different medications but nothing was really making my skin clear. By 20, the Doctors decided I should go on Accutane. My parents weren’t too happy about it, especially due to all of the side effects. But, after going over everything with the doctor, we decided on going with a low dose over a longer period of time. (Which I highly suggest going with if you are thinking about going on the medication) I was so excited my skin would finally be
Perfect. Truth is your skin has to get worse before it gets better. So for about 3 months my skin was so bad I had cystic acne everywhere and I was constantly popping zits (yes I know you shouldn’t pop but they were horrible) 6 months in everything was gone, no acne but I had a ton of scaring the doctor said after the Accutane we could work on something to make the marks go away. 9 months later I was clear.
Great wouldn’t you think, but nope 2 years later I was having the same problem all over the doctors were in shock. Most doctors would say your skin will never break out again and you would be clear but there are always some situations when it doesn’t work. This time it wasn’t just on my face, it started coming onto my chest. The doctors tried telling me it was allergies as it is very rare it comes back. They decided to do allergy test but they couldn’t figure out what was causing all of this acne all over again. So while having these tests they put me on antibiotic medication. After about 3 months of crazy pizza face, the doctors suggested Accutane again! It was honestly the worst thing ever; we decided again I would be on a low dose of the medication and, a different brand of Accutane. 10 months in my skin was perfect. My chest was much better than my face very slight scaring. But, unfortunately again my face had a ton of scaring. I tried different makeups to cover it up which was great, as since the skin was barely getting acne I could try different brands.
Boy was I wrong again. I started noticing the more I tried a new skin care or makeup the more I would break out! This was the worst thing. How could I use light makeup if I couldn’t use any other brand! Since the ones I were using were all full-face foundations! The Doctors met with me again and stated my skin was used to those brands since my face had adapted to those brands only.
Doctors stated it would be better to go without makeup, but no way I am not that girl.
I ended up finding Mac Prolong wear, this foundation was great as throughout my whole acne issue I was using Mac Studio Fix. It was honestly the only thing that worked and still works.
After I got married I moved to Germany I bought a brand new brand called CoverFX foundation everyone told me it was great and better than Mac, as it was made by dermatologists. I was so happy to have something light on my skin. But, throughout my traveling, I started noticing my skin getting old and full of cystic acne (which hurt allot) my husband even started to notice (which is rare). It completely sucked to be 25 years old and still having crazy acne. I ended up having to drive an hour in Germany to Find a Mac store to stock up on my Prolong wear. Of course, over there it was a different name, but same product. The only thing that sucked is that even though I changed the makeup the acne was still coming. I just wanted to cry 4 years of acne and right after marriage, I was still having it. Once I came back to visit my parents my mom had set up a dermatologist appointment while I was back home for a month. They put me on a great cleaning regiment, which cleared up the acne, but once again there was still a ton of scaring.
So I decided to stop trying new things and stick to the MAC makeup.
Sad to say it didn’t work great about 3 weeks after our formal wedding I got Pregnant with our beautiful daughter. As I was so excited to be having a little girl, I was having horrible acne, now not just on my chest but all over my spine and chest. It was like an acne nightmare. Who gets this much acne in there life! The doctors wanted to put me on medication but I was so fearful of it hurting the baby I just stuck with the acne. I went on base to get grocery’s and found myself in the makeup section (go Figure) the lovely lady at the counter saw me and asked if I had ever tried Ester Lauder. I stated no as it used to break me out before, and I could only use Mac. Unfortunately on our Base in Missouri they didn’t have Mac Makeup, and I was too late to order it online for an event. She told me to try it that it would cover up everything that was going wrong on my face. Oh she was Right it worked amazing for covering up everything. It does have a slight flash back but if you use a lot of bronzer you are good. Throughout my whole pregnancy, I used Double wear by Estee Lauder and man I swear by it.
After my daughter, I went back to make but for special occasions, I swear by Estee Lauder.
I am always trying different ones but till this day I still can only use those 2.
If any lady knows or brands made like those 2! I defiantly wouldn’t mind trying it.