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Best Makeup For My Acne Prone Skin

Updated on April 3, 2014

Why I started to wear face makeup

I started to get pimples when I was around 13 years old. They went away for awhile but they eventually sneaked their way back into to life again. But through trial and error, I learned how to control my acne and finally get rid of them. Read How I Treated And Got Rid Of My Acne,

Please be aware that I never wore makeup before in my life, except for lipstick and on rare occasions some eyeliner. Like many of us who are prone to acne, I was just too afraid to wear makeup.

But almost two years ago, I got a new job in which I have to interact with many people on a regular basis. Because of this, we are all required to look our best. Flawless skin was a must. Unfortunately, my skin was not at its best at the time. I still had old pimple scars that were taking forever to go away. And that is when my search for the best powder foundation began. To be honest, it was not something I was not looking forward to.

Mineral Makeup
Mineral Makeup

My First Experience With Powder Foundation

and how I came across the right one

I knew to stay away from any liquid foundation because it would be too oily for my skin. I went to a popular beauty supply store in my area and was recommended one of their supposedly "popular powder foundations". I decided to take the chance. Heck, the lady behind the counter told me that she had been using it herself for years and it never once made her break out. Foolish me...

After a couple of weeks of using this particular foundation, I started to break out. What a disappointment. I really liked this product because it gave me pretty good coverage and made my skin look flawless. But I later came to find out that TALC was the number one ingredient. And if you didn't know, TALC is known to clog pores. The foundation also contained the ingredient Dioctyl Succinate a.k.a Fatty Acids and Derivatives. Yup!

So the search began once again. But instead of walking into a store, I decided to just Google and read some reviews. And after many days of researching, I finally found the makeup that I had been looking for. Bellapierre.

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Why Bellapierre Mineral Makeup?

For starters, the bellapierre powder foundation has great reviews. Just do some online searching and see for yourself.

It is also mineral makeup (which I was hoping to get) and has very few ingredients: Mica, Zinc Oxides, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide. And with acne, the fewer ingredients the better. I have also heard that the ingredient Zinc Oxides is great for acne. Which was an added bonus.

It is also a 5-in-1 mineral powder foundation: Foundation, Concealer, SPF, Finishing Powder and Setting Powder. Something less that you have to get.

But most importantly, this makeup has not caused me any breakouts. Happy dance!

Bella Pierre Mineral Foundation, Cinnamon, 0.3-Ounce
Bella Pierre Mineral Foundation, Cinnamon, 0.3-Ounce

Lucky for me, I was able to find the bellapierre mineral foundation for less than half its retail price. Some may still find it a bit costly but trust me, it is not and is worth every penny.

I first choose the color Cinnamon for my skin. Keep reading below and see why I had to purchase an additional color to this one.


The Perfect Shade For My Skin

Bellapierre Cinammon and Ivory
Bellapierre Cinammon and Ivory

I first purchased the color cinnamon (the one on top), but found it a little dark for my complexion. My face is lightly tanned. So I went and purchased the color ivory (the one on the bottom) and mixed the two foundations together. That is the great thing about mineral makeup, you can mix colors together to get the perfect shade.

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Bellapierre Cinammon
Bellapierre Cinammon

How I Apply The Powder To My Skin

Bellapierre mineral foundation has good coverage. Always apply small amounts of the powder to your face until you have achieved the coverage you desire. (The image to your left is the color cinnamon),

I always apply a good moisturizer before putting the powder on my face. This helps prevent drying. The moisturizer also serves as a primer.

Next, with a thin concealer brush, I pick up a small amount of the ivory foundation and cover any acne scars and/or acne. When applying concealer, choose a color that is lighter or the same as your skin.

I then wait a few minutes before applying the rest of the mineral makeup. Once I am finished, I conceal the scars again but with the same color as the rest of my face.

This mineral foundation can give you a pretty natural/flawless look when applied correctly. If you pick up too much of the product, your face will look darker and not natural. Make sure to tap the brush before applying the foundation to your face. This will help remove excess powder.

Bellapierre Mineral Foundation In Ivory

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How To Prevent Breakouts While Using Makeup

Just because you are using acne-free makeup doesn't mean that you are safe. Always practice good hygiene.

Always wash your makeup brushes. Some people might say that once a week is enough but I wouldn't take that chance. I personally wash my makeup brushes EVERYDAY, after every use with a antibacterial soap.

I NEVER sleep with my makeup on. That is a big no no. I make sure to completely remove all my makeup before going to bed and you should too.

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    • NoProblemmo profile image

      NoProblemmo 3 years ago

      I don't wear makeup, but i know few ladies with acne problems. I will direct them to this page, I am sure they will use this info. Thanks!

    • georgepmoola2 profile image

      georgepmoola2 4 years ago

      Good lens, very helpful information.