Re: my foundation makes my pores look huge and added with a grainy look?? HELP
How crappy my skin looks on a particular day dictates my makeup regimine...if I just have regular crappy skin, after I wash and put on a light coat of salicylic acid-y stuff, I use Hope in a Jar moisturizer, and let it soak in for about 5 minutes...follow up with monistat (thank you Specktra... :bowsdown
, and then smooth on my foundation with my fingers, and buff out with a brush (for everyday stuff, like work, I use ColorStay).
If my skin is looking EXTRA crappy, I'll use a toner first (Neutrogena pore refining or something like that), then the Hope in a Jar. Once that's soaked in, I use MUFE HD primer in blue (I'm pale), squeeze a pump or pump and a half of MUFE HD foundation on the back of my hand and apply with either my 187 from MAC, or Sephora platinum brush #55 (it's the "air brush", and works AMAZINGLY well). Whether my skin is extra crappy or regular crappy, I follow everything with MUFE HD powder to set (after blush, contour, highlight, etc) and perfect my makeup.
That's as close to perfect this skin is ever going to look.
BTW, I exfoliate every day with Philosophy microdelivery wash (it's gentle enough for everyday use). Exfoliation is key.