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I know I read a thread about this once over about a girl in the US that makes Make up with high sun protection but is there anything similar in the UK.

I am finding it hard to find an affordable makeup (foundation) that covers my facial redness that suits my skin tone (i.e. doesn't make me look yellow like I have some form of liver disease).

What does everyone else use can anyone give me some advice (please)? I was using clinique before I had to reduce my hours and found I had to look around for something a little more affordable.

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Hi Claire

Sounds an interesting thread.

I use number 7 it has spf 15. I put concealer on redness then foundation over top. The girl on the counter gives you trial pots to take home and try. Its not to pricey if you buy when 3 for 2 is on.

I will be intersted to see if anyone else comes up with better tips.

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Yeah I have been using number 7 foundation but find it is a little yellow for me! So any other suggestions would be well appreciated
 

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Granny, I believe Avon do some with Sun protection. If you do not have an Avon lady you can order on line.
I hardly ever go out in the sun so I use an ordinary mousse type foundation it is Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse, shade Sun Beige is the colour I use. You can generally get it at Tesco or Superdrug. It is not overly dear, about 7.00 I think and lasts pretty well.
I hope this helps you.
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Hi Granny,

I previously used No.7 but didn't like the coverage. I now use Lancome Teint Idole No.1 which was recommended here by someone with discoid lupus - I can't remember who though.

It's SPF10 but I use Nivea Factor 50+ sunscreen underneath. It took me a while to find the right sunscreen as some foundations just sit on top and don't blend in properly.

I'm quite sensitive to new products so was pleased to find this foundation works with no ill effects. It's not cheap but I find buying it online saves a few pounds. If you wanted to try it PM me and I could post you the end of a bottle I have. Don't know about you but I hate forking out money to find out that something doesn't suit.

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Thanks guys the best fit I have found is clinique but I cant afford it at the moment. I have tried asking Avon for any samples but the cannot do that. Maybe I will pop into my local boots again and see what I can find

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Hi Claire

Have you tried the Body Shop? It might be worth popping in and asking them for some advice and they should be able to give you a sample. I don't think it's nearly as pricey as Clinique.

Hope that you find something suitable.
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Have you ever thought of trying the new mineral make-up? I recently tried the Bare MIneral line and was surprised at how well it covered my redness. Although it is a natural sun-screen, I think it is more along the lines of 15 SPF. Maybe that varies by brand. I think you can take a look at these products at Sephora website or at Bath and Body Works that another member mentioned. It is nice that these mineral products are powders, which are less messy to apply and carry with you.

Good luck!
 

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It might be a good idea to try ebay - just type in foundation in the health and beauty section......they usually have every kind of brand from the cheapest to upmarket brands - fraction of the price and you can even buy small, sample sizes/testers sometimes very cheaply.....the only snag is that you need to know what shade you will need. You might even find your clinique one on there.

Good luck.
 

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Thanks for the tip Liberty might just have to have a look at ebay
 

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Hi I also use nivea factor 50 sunscreen, it acts as a moisturiser and the make up seems to sit nicely on it. I have a lovely foundation that's quite new and very cheap, rimmel lasting finish. I use nude which seems to be a nice colour, definately not yellow
 

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Well Thank you all for your reply's it is really hard finding a shade that suits, so I have gone for the maybeline and as I get my sun screen on prescription I will try that and see how it goes until I can find anything else.
 

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Hello granny
I hope it will work for you. I do need camouflage duty makeup and have never found anything costing less than £12/13 sufficent. In case it's any interest to anybody I find Revlon's Colorstay very good indeed. I think their Age Defying range mght be good too. I recently tried a Max Factor type that was very light to wear and quite effective but I got through it about twice as fast as I do the Colorstay which lasts a couple of months.

In the USA the chain pharmacies will take the Revlon back if it doesn't suit and there they have a very wide range of shades whereas here there are only a very few for fair to medium skins. I hadn't thought of looking on line but when I did I didn't see the shades that suit me although there were some offers of other shades about half price.

If photosensitivity is a serious issue a separate sun screen is needed. You might find UVB at an SPF 20 incorporated in a few make ups but we should be using broad spectrum UVA and UVB protecting.
I chose the Sunsense from those available on prescription in the UK and find it very pleasant to wear

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Well

I have just found out the lady across the road is my local friendly Avon rep. I had a feeling she was but wasn't brave enough to go and ask her. So as I had done an online request they must have sent her my details as there was a book behined my door the other day. So I looked through and wrote some bits on the order form just to try which I popped through her door.

Anyway I was talking to hubby and it turns out she has been asking for help on the forum on our local news website. She has three children on of which is disabled and in a wheelchair. I think both of them work from home, but she had been saying that their income had dropped and they were asking for help (people to maybe make an Avon order just to help them).

So I am eagerly awaiting my moisturiser and cleansers to try and see how I get on. Watch this space!

Claire xxx
 

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revlon is a good make to try, i use 'colour stay' and it hides the rash really well but is only spf 6 - however im sure they do other foundations with higher spfs. very good on colour though, i dont think i look yellow at all!!:wink2:
 

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No SPF, but I find that the only make up thick enough to cover my rash during a really bad flare (without looking too pancakey) is Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Sponge on Cream Makeup. It can be smoothed on dry (with fingers) for full coverage or applied with the damp sponge for a lighter finish. It claims to cover almost any flaw and has worked for me with a dab of powder on top..........so far!
 
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