As a fellow acne sufferer, I know how difficult it is to find the best makeup for acne prone skin. Most of them are far too obvious when applied and they don’t necessarily give the coverage we wish for. Having tried the TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System recently, I think I have found the ideal makeup that provides the coverage and natural finish we strive for.

For acne prone skin, the benefits of airbrush makeup are clear:

  • Does not clog your pores. The airbrush machine sprays a fine mist of makeup onto your skin without pushing it into your pores, as most other makeup does.
  • Gives even coverage. There were no streaks or unevenness at all when I used the system. So long as you don’t touch it while it is drying, the color is uniform all over your face.
  • Adjustable coverage. The TEMPTU system has a dial where you can adjust the amount of coverage you want. When I tried it, I had it set on less coverage and then just added a little more in places that needed it.
  • Flawless, natural finish. You don’t look as if you are wearing makeup at all. Your skin just looks as if it is naturally clear and healthy.
  • Blush and bronzer are equally safe for acne prone skin. There was nothing in the blush or bronzer that would clog your pores either AND they look completely natural.

I don’t usually feel that strongly about a particular makeup, but the TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System really did make my face look incredible and it concealed everything. If you let it dry completely and then finish it with some bareMineral Mineral Veil, you will also have oil control for the day. TEMPTU sells the TEMPTU RETOUCH Powder as well, which you can purchase to take care of any areas that might need a little extra coverage during the day. I didn’t try it or need it, but you may want to if you don’t already own some kind of touchup or oil control powder. You will definitely need to buy both the airbrush machine and a set of two TEMPTU AIR pod(TM) Foundation. Once you have the machine, you will only need to restock on the makeup pods every few months depending on how much of it you use.

Since the TEMPTU system is quite expensive compared to other makeup, ($225 for the machine and $55 for two makeup pods) I recommend using it for special occasions and long days. I use just a little concealer and powder or my bareMinerals makeup on other days. That way the makeup will last longer. However, there are many people who love the look they get from their airbrush makeup systems that they use it everyday.

I recommend buying the TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System from Amazon.com since they carry all the different items in the line and, as usual, their prices are competitive and they are reliable.

Click on the images or words below to buy your airbrush system and makeup pods now.

TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System

TEMPTU AIR pod(TM) Foundation

You can also read about my first-hand trial of the Temptu system in the article Mineral Makeup or Air Brush Makeup: Which One is Better?

Best Mineral Makeup: Bare Escentuals

Bare Essentials Bare Minerals Makeup

bareMinerals Get Started Kit

Review:

I have tried different brands of mineral makeup, including drugstore brands and those available only online.  There is one brand that stood head and shoulders above the others – Bare Escentuals bareMinerals (often misspelled as bare mineral makeup or bare essentials makeup).  Their price was an excellent value compared to others, especially for those starting out for whom the bareMinerals Get Started Kit is ideal.

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bareMinerals RareMinerals Blemish Therapy Review

bareMinerals RareMinerals Blemish Therapy

I want to do a quick bareMinerals RareMinerals Blemish Therapy review today since it is a product I have used many times in the past and have had great experiences with. While bareMinerals Blemish Therapy is not makeup for acne, it provides a little bit of coverage while helping to heal blemishes, so I have even used it at night to tone down some redness and help heal a blemish. This is a product that does not contain the usual salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide of other acne treatments. Instead, it uses Bare Escentuals’ RareMinerals Complex which contains natural sulfur, a mineral that is both soothing and has some antibacterial properties.

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bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil Review

Description:

This is Bare Escentuals’ new version of Mineral Veil, now with SPF 25.  It has all the qualities of the original mineral veil, but with sun protection.  As with the original version, the SPF 25 Mineral Veil is designed to give a finishing touch to makeup by softening lines, minimizing pores, eliminating shine, and keeping makeup fresh all day.  The SPF version comes in a sheer powder and a tinted version.  The non-SPF version also comes in a hydrating and an illuminating version.

Summary of Reviews:

The new bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil is by far my favorite product in Bare Escentuals bareMineral line.  I have used it for years and I don’t just reserve it for use with the bareMinerals foundation.  It works well over any foundation or even just over concealer.

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Review of bareMinerals Matte Foundation

bareMinerals MATTE SPF 15 Foundation Fair

Description:

This is Bare Escentuals’ new matte formula of its original bareMinerals foundation. It is supposed to absorb excess oil without drying the skin. It is almost meant to improve the appearance of the skin, minimizing pores and promoting cell turnover with their Rare Minerals Active Soil Complex. The container has been redesigned with a ‘click, lock, go’ cap so that there are no spills. This powder foundation also has an SPF 15 with no chemicals or preservatives. You can see a full list of ingredients on the product page, using the link provided below.

Bare Escentuals’ research by an independent research company says that

93% of users saw minimized pores
85% experienced improved skin clarity
89% said they had reduced shine

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