Hi, I see you have answers already re the foundation, but you could also try using the Skin primer-Matte it prior to applying foundation; this should help reduce the appearance of oily patches after a few hours. I find this especially helpful as i have the same problem. Hope this helps x
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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Have you tried Mineral Foundation? I also have combination skin, with oily and dry areas, and mineral foundation works well because it doesn't dry my skin out, or add to its oiliness. For me, however, i can only use this when my skin has good days, as it doesn't cover blemishes as well as other foundations!!
If you go to The Body Shop or a department store, you can have make-up specialists give you advice or a make over to see what works well with your skin, as everybody is different. Good luck! I'm still looking for my perfect foundation too! :D
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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I feel like the foundation that would work best on your skin would be a liquid foundation, like the Body Shop's oil-free balancing foundation that would work well on both the oily and dry patches of combination skin.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
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Depends what type of finish and coverage that you are after from your foundation really.
You got three choices as I see it.
1. Moisture Foundation is quite a light weight, medium type coverage, You would get a slight 'glow' look to your face, however, if you over apply, you may find that your oily areas (cheeks, chin and nose) may become a bit shiny. HOWEVER if you are using the right skincare routine and have prepared your skin for make up, it shouldnt be a problem.
2. Oil Free Foundation will give a slightly heavier coverage and a matt finish. This will be great for your oily areas, as it has no added moisturisers in it. However, you may find that it may be a bit more tricky to blend around your drier areas, again, using the right skincare and using a touch more moisturiser will help.
3. All In One Foundation is a powder foundation that also gives the heaviest coverage and its matt too. You can apply with a brush for a natural finish or if your having a 'really bad skin day' you can wet the sponge provided and apply for a much heavier coverage. Again, use a little more moisturiser on your drier areas, as powder can settle and show in those areas.
I really hope this helps!
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
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