Always use your fingers, this will help the product heat up and absorb into your skin faster.
answered 5 years ago
(San Francisco, CA)
I use it over Clinique moisturizer and have never had a problem. I rub a tiny amount between my fingers to thin it out a little bit before blending it in a circular motion on my cheeks, forehead, etc. It seems a bit sticky to me when first applied but mineral makeup goes flawlessly over it if I wait a couple minutes before applying the mineral makeup.
The directions tell you to apply with your finger tips in circular motions (as if you were rubbing it into your face like a moisturizer). Like the over reviewer, I've found that this coverage alone doesn't look best, you'll definitely have to invest in some light-weight mineral powder to "set" the foundation; over wise you'll look greasy.
Good question – this applies to all foundation products. DrP's works great when dotted on with fingers and blended quickly. I also use a dampened foundation brush or cosmetic sponge sometimes. Practice is important with any makeup product.
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
Yes, this product is oil free and contains an SPF of 30. I always wear a moisturizer under my makeup and tend to use products from the Perricone line because they work with my skin. What I would do is wait about 5-10 minutes for your moisturizer to soak into your skin before applying the No Foundation Foundation. That way your skin is properly hydrated and ready to accept this product. You could use a 'foundation' brush to apply it, but I use my fingers to apply this and it goes on beautifully.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
(Costa Mesa, CA)
Hi! I've been using this product, and I use it all over my face, including eyelids, although I do NOT recommend this if you are not used to the ingredients used in this product like DMAE and Alpha Lipoic Acid. If you're using it for a concealer and you have only slight discoloration, my best advice is to just use it all over your face and neck. I only use my fingers and only one pump since that is enough for me to apply all over my own face and neck. If you want more concealing in spots, you can use a sponge to dab it on the troublesome spots only, or, if you have more serious discolorations, you can try putting on an actual concealer that matches your skin tone (and always dab on the concealer AFTER you put on the foundation, otherwise the concealer will only get spread around and not do what its made to do), you can either use one finger or a sponge and dab the area before lightly stroking the edges outward so that it blends with the foundation and prevent it from looking like you put concealer on. =) This is not an oil free product, but just remember that just because you have oily skin does NOT mean that you have to avoid all products that have oils in them. In fact, when you over strip your face of oils, this sends the message out to your glands to actually produce MORE oils. An oily skin is not a bad thing in of itself. I remember when I was much younger and I was soooo jealous of all the other girls who had porcelain perfect skin, with no oily residue, but as the years go by this is actually the exact skin type that ages faster because its OILS that help keep your face naturally moisturized and wrinkle-free! But to get back to the point, no, this product is not oil-free, but that does not necessarily mean it will break you out. Tea tree oil, for example, is a natural remedy for acne. In this particular foundation Dr. Perricone does have some natural oils in it, but - for me at least - they have not made me break out or become oilier than normal. And whatever oils you do develop as the day wears on you can either use one of those oil blotting papers (I personally like the ones that have rice powder one them), or use a tissue. NEVER use a compact because you are only transferring the oils and bacteria that are on your face onto the pressed powder, thus contaminating it. I just carry around a travel size pack of tissues in my purse for this reason (its cheap too!). If you want a little extra coverage, then a light pressed powder can be added on to give your face the more "finished" looked (and this will also help you blend the concealer with the foundation better). I hope I answered your questions. If not please feel free to contact me. If you would like to see a photo of me wearing this foundation just let me know and I can upload my image here also so you can see the results on my own face. Hope you have a great day! =)
answered 5 years, 6 months ago