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EmmaMarie1991
Posts: 17
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom


I used rcma foundation on a client today and the foundation around her nose just flaked. I applied the rcma by using the rcma thinner then using a beauty blender. I then tried mac face and body foundation on her and I still had the same problem. I used a drugstore cleanser and toner called simple then moisturised with embroyolisse. Could you please tell me what I could do to stop this happening? I tried using macs prep and prime skin smoothing primer then I tried it without a primer but her skin around her nose was just so dry!
Jul 25 13 01:36 pm  Link  Quote 
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Lisa Berczel
Posts: 3,996
Corona, California, US


What was the Client's skin like?

Is she on medications such as Retin-A or Accutain?
Jul 25 13 04:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
EmmaMarie1991
Posts: 17
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom


She's not on any medication, she never usually wears make up or puts anything on her skin. Her skin was just very very dry.. We've been having a lot of warm weather just lately though could it of been dehydration? I've told her to drink plenty of fluids and moisturise day and night and were trying again in a week or two.
Jul 25 13 04:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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Brandie Carlos
Posts: 48
Los Angeles, California, US


EmmaMarie1991 wrote:
I used rcma foundation on a client today and the foundation around her nose just flaked. I applied the rcma by using the rcma thinner then using a beauty blender. I then tried mac face and body foundation on her and I still had the same problem. I used a drugstore cleanser and toner called simple then moisturised with embroyolisse. Could you please tell me what I could do to stop this happening? I tried using macs prep and prime skin smoothing primer then I tried it without a primer but her skin around her nose was just so dry!

I had some health issues recently causing my skin to be extremely dry like this and the only thing that helped was using hydrocortisone cream on my skin. I let it dry and then I mix my RCMA foundation with a hydrating serum or primer.I also use my OCC airbrush foundation those are the only two options I have at the moment. When it comes to clients I would patch test the hydrocortisone since it has an active ingredient.

Aug 13 13 03:05 am  Link  Quote 
Makeup Artist
JM
Posts: 8
Houston, Texas, US


mac moisture infusion always helps my most dry clients, i double pump and let it sit for awhile before applying foundation.
Sep 04 13 11:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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Heather J M
Posts: 718
London, England, United Kingdom


Without the express direction of a doctor, hydrocortisone should NOT be applied either by a makeup artist OR to the face. It is a topical steroid used to treat persistent skin issues like eczema or allergic reaction and is known to thin skin with overuse. Here in the uk you have to get it from the restricted section in the pharmacy.
Sep 05 13 12:05 am  Link  Quote 
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Lauren Reynolds Makeup
Posts: 282
London, England, United Kingdom


Heather J M wrote:
Without the express direction of a doctor, hydrocortisone should NOT be applied either by a makeup artist OR to the face. It is a topical steroid used to treat persistent skin issues like eczema or allergic reaction and is known to thin skin with overuse. Here in the uk you have to get it from the restricted section in the pharmacy.

+ a million!

Topical steroids are powerful drugs which can have nasty side effects (I have seen the thinned skin from steroid cream use and its not pleasant - the skin bruises and tears very easily, becomes very itchy and wrinkles much earlier than usual. This will also happen to your hands if you don't wear gloves when applying it).

Steroids reduce the activity of the immune system in the area applied, hence they reduce inflammation, but this action can leave the skin much more vulnerable to infection and delays healing too - its not suitable for every skin condition for this reason. Leave it to the doctors and stick with the cosmetic products.

Sep 05 13 02:23 am  Link  Quote 
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Cody Park
Posts: 2
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


You could try to exfoliate off the dry skin flakes and apply a heavy moisturizer, and I think you said this but be sure to pat the foundation on with a beauty blender and not a brush so as not to exfoliate the skin with the bristles and cause more flakes. My sister was having this problem, and that seemed to solve it.
Sep 12 13 01:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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AllDolledUp by Chelsea
Posts: 1
Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Good skin care is the first initial step in helping set a good foundation for makeup application. This side effect tends to  happen a lot with climate or seasons changes, exfoliation is key for ridding the skin from dead flaky skin cells, a toner can also help to lock in moisture, I prefer good ol' witch hazel. A moisturizer( creams work best for dry skin) and a moisturizing primer of course would be the next steps, and like mentioned previously, dabbing motions with a beauty blender will help with  foundation application. Also using a water based foundation will help, more forgiving on dry skin, and try to not use many powdery products on the trouble area, powder tends to emphasize and stick to dry patches, if powder is a must, use a rolling motion with a powder puff, can also use a rolling motion with a powder brush if you prefer the brush as oppose to a puff. Hope this was helpful and good luck!! wink
Sep 12 13 06:44 pm  Link  Quote 
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SianRJJ
Posts: 179
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom


You could try Ginvera Marvel Gel, its a very gentle exfoliator and one that I use on myself when i'm having an extra dry day, it lifts away flaky bits with ease, once you cleanse go in with Embryolisse Lait Creme and give it time to absorb before applying foundation.
Sep 13 13 07:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Camille Monique
Posts: 3
Menlo Park, California, US


I recently stopped using Simple products (i.e. face wash and moisturizer) on myself because they are incredibly drying. I would start with cleansing with a cleansing balm or cream cleanser, followed with an alcohol free toner, either a light hydrating serum or I like to use 100% hyaluronic acid with a little bit of water massaged into the skin. This will help hydrate and sink quickly into the skin without adding heavy layers of product. Then follow with moisturizer and hydrating primer. You can exfoliate during your prep as well but you want to start with keeping the PH in the skin balanced with a good cleanser and toner, nothing foaming at all.

For light exfoliating I like the philosophy microderm pads. I'm dying to try the clarisonic!
Sep 23 13 11:06 pm  Link  Quote 
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