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    I'm white, my boyfriend is black, powder rubs off on him... Help!

    I use MAC foundation and maybelline powder. I'm not exactly sure which rubs off onto my boyfriend's face, but I think its the powder. Everytime his face rubs against mine, he gets a swatch of my paleness on him. I need a recommendation for a powder that doesn't move! And preferably one that keeps me matte all day because I have oily skin. Thanks!

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    Re: I'm white, my boyfriend is black, powder rubs off on him... Help!

    Not a lot really works at the end of the day when you have oily skin because the oil will transfer it.
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    Re: I'm white, my boyfriend is black, powder rubs off on him... Help!

    I have noticed that nuttin really helps with controlin oil.I have an oily tzone.I use matte foundation and a good primer under wich allows my make up to stay long but in time i do look oily around the tzone.

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    Re: I'm white, my boyfriend is black, powder rubs off on him... Help!

    Translucent powder?
    Do you moisturise before applying your foundation? Try a Primer like the other ladies have suggested.

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    Re: I'm white, my boyfriend is black, powder rubs off on him... Help!

    Oh I just remembered. You could try milk of magnesia to control oil. I haven't tried it yet but it's supposed to work really well.
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    Re: I'm white, my boyfriend is black, powder rubs off on him... Help!

    You might also look into a good skin care line. Dermalogica has a great line of oil control products. Are you using a brush or the sponge applicator that comes with? I'd recommend that you ditch the sponge applicator if you are using it as it only compacts the powder on your skin. If you use a brush, do you tap the excess out? That will help out tremdously. You might look into a MAC 189 face brush as it won't collect as much excess powder. You can take a tissue and gently go over your face to get rid of the excess.

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    Re: I'm white, my boyfriend is black, powder rubs off on him... Help!

    I have that problem to. Im black and my boyfriend is white. At the end of the day he looks like he went tanning because my face has been all over his... lol... I dont think their is anything you can do because makeup is not permanent. It will rub off when it is being tampered with and has been on your face for a long time. Maybe there is a makeup finisher out there that can add an extra layer of something invisible that protects your makeup from rubbing onto his face. Goodluck!!
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    Re: I'm white, my boyfriend is black, powder rubs off on him... Help!

    i feel your pain, lets just say my bf cant wear white around me

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    Re: I'm white, my boyfriend is black, powder rubs off on him... Help!

    I think this will happen even if you are both the same race....Makeup is not permanent and it will rub off...No face rubbing with makeup on

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    ^ yep thats right! lol at the no face rubbing bit

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    Re: I'm white, my boyfriend is black, powder rubs off on him... Help!

    LOL , that happened to me but it was the opposite , I'd get so embarassed , and the time when my powder rubbed off on his white Lacoste ...no comments. But anyways , we broke up before I could find a solution though so I don't really have any suggestions , maybe spraying something like MUFE Mist & Fix ?

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