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Acne Coverage Tutorial

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Hi all,

I just wrote a tutorial on my blog for covering acne- with pictures and a step by step guide. Feel free to check it out. I used to be a professional makeup artist and also have acne- its actually not too bad at the moment but has been severe in the past.

Whilst I'm having a flare up I thought it would be a good time to create a picture tutorial:

www.4loveofmakeup.wordpress.com

Here are some product recommendations- i swear by these!

  • Laura Mercier Secret Camoflage concealer
  • Lancome Teint Miracle foundation
  • Lancome loose translucent powder

:-)

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Wow, that coverage is amazing. I'm a guy and even I'm considering using it! :P

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Thanks Lewis! To be fair, I think guys have a hard time of it with acne because it's not so easy to use makeup and get away with it- but there's no reason why you can't use a bit of cover-up, just make sure its well applied.

For guys, I would say just go with a bit of concealer and loose powder. Even if you just use a tiny amount to tone down redness or tackle your worst areas.

The key is to get a concealer which is a great match for your skin tone, and use the loose powder to set it- as described in my blog. A loose powder is better than the type of pressed powder which comes in a compact palette, as it is of a finer consistency and is easier to work into your skin with less visibility.

I'd say go ahead and give it a go! Just make sure to double check how it looks in natural light (i.e apply it whilst standing by a window). :-)

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Yeah, I probably would use a powder rather than foundation. I'd want to to look as natural as possible. I have tons scars that I'd like to cover up :/

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Well the good news is that scars are easier to cover than actual acne- it's just a case of concealing the pigmentation caused by scars.

I'd definitely say to use a little concealer, very lightly dabbed on, just with the loose powder to help it stay put.

Or if you have very red scars, you could just use a green primer and nothing else- this would help to even out your overall skin tone. I know green sounds crazy but it doesn't actually look green on the skin, it basically just neutralises red.

You may feel more comfortable just using a primer as it doesn't look at all like makeup on the skin, it's pretty much undetectable if applied well.

It can also be used as a base under makeup- which is its primary use usually.

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Wow lily you are gorgeous

im a guy and my acne was just as bad as yours when it was at your worst =(

right now alot of my actives have calmed down and im left with a bunch of red marks/hyperpigmentation

im reading your blog hopefully i can find a way a method to cover it T_T

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Wow lily you are gorgeous

im a guy and my acne was just as bad as yours when it was at your worst =(

right now alot of my actives have calmed down and im left with a bunch of red marks/hyperpigmentation

im reading your blog hopefully i can find a way a method to cover it T_T

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Wow that's really cool I wish I could use that amount!

For the guys in here, I'm wearing foundation for a year now I think, what I do is I use a green primer(MUFE one) but before that I exfoliate and moisturize and then using a wet sponge you carefully apply it,since I've been doing this my friends asked if I stoped wearing make up ,haha.

By the way Lily your eyes are just beautiful.

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Wow that's really cool I wish I could use that amount!

For the guys in here, I'm wearing foundation for a year now I think, what I do is I use a green primer(MUFE one) but before that I exfoliate and moisturize and then using a wet sponge you carefully apply it,since I've been doing this my friends asked if I stoped wearing make up ,haha.

By the way Lily your eyes are just beautiful.

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Firstly, you are so beautiful! I'm so jealous :P

Also, great tips. Unfortunately my skin is so disgustingly scarred and sensitive to 99% of make up out there that I can never look great. My make up is always obvious, my foundation is always a little too "orange" even though I get the absolute whitest/palest foundation. I wish that I could use different types of creams, powders, foundations, primers. Nothing ever looks good on me and I end up breaking out so bad. I do love the eyeliner tutorials tho!


My Skincare Routine

Morning:
Face Wash: Thursday's Plantation Tea Tree Oil Acne Face Wash
Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face SPF50+ (Matte Finish)
Make-up: Rimmel Match Perfection, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Night:
Make-up Remover: Nivea Daily Essentials Facial Cleansing Wipes (Fragrance Free)
Face Wash: Thursday's Plantation
Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash
Gently Scrub Face with Table Salt
100% Witch Hazel Toner
Apply Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy Skin Resurfacing Cream


Doryx 50mg Morning and Night
Tretinoin Cream .025%
8 Month Course of Roaccutane at 160mg a Day in 2003



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Firstly, you are so beautiful! I'm so jealous :P

Also, great tips. Unfortunately my skin is so disgustingly scarred and sensitive to 99% of make up out there that I can never look great. My make up is always obvious, my foundation is always a little too "orange" even though I get the absolute whitest/palest foundation. I wish that I could use different types of creams, powders, foundations, primers. Nothing ever looks good on me and I end up breaking out so bad. I do love the eyeliner tutorials tho!

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Firstly, you are so beautiful! I'm so jealous tongue.png

Also, great tips. Unfortunately my skin is so disgustingly scarred and sensitive to 99% of make up out there that I can never look great. My make up is always obvious, my foundation is always a little too "orange" even though I get the absolute whitest/palest foundation. I wish that I could use different types of creams, powders, foundations, primers. Nothing ever looks good on me and I end up breaking out so bad. I do love the eyeliner tutorials tho!


Itchy red raised skin - dermatitis??

huge pores

indented scar

oils used for cooking

inflamed whiteheads & clogged pores

my balanced diet chart and skincare routine(medications taken & products used now)


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Firstly, you are so beautiful! I'm so jealous tongue.png

Also, great tips. Unfortunately my skin is so disgustingly scarred and sensitive to 99% of make up out there that I can never look great. My make up is always obvious, my foundation is always a little too "orange" even though I get the absolute whitest/palest foundation. I wish that I could use different types of creams, powders, foundations, primers. Nothing ever looks good on me and I end up breaking out so bad. I do love the eyeliner tutorials tho!

hey!don't say that.i think u're very pretty and also very warm.

i've no idea why am saying that ,probably the way u respond but i just have this feeling.

i can say that about a few other people here including lily .she's very sweet.=)

i really hope i'd more people like u around me in real.

love and hugs!wub.png

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My Skincare Routine

Morning:
Face Wash: Thursday's Plantation Tea Tree Oil Acne Face Wash
Sunscreen: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face SPF50+ (Matte Finish)
Make-up: Rimmel Match Perfection, Maybelline Fit Me Concealer

Night:
Make-up Remover: Nivea Daily Essentials Facial Cleansing Wipes (Fragrance Free)
Face Wash: Thursday's Plantation
Proactiv Deep Cleansing Wash
Gently Scrub Face with Table Salt
100% Witch Hazel Toner
Apply Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy Skin Resurfacing Cream


Doryx 50mg Morning and Night
Tretinoin Cream .025%
8 Month Course of Roaccutane at 160mg a Day in 2003



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Wow I actually was randomly googling good acne covering foundation and found your blog first. Then I just typed the name of the foundation here and how delighted I am to find you on here as well. First I would like to say that coverage is pretty amazing! I've been looking for something that wont clog my pores but still gives nice coverage for hyperpigmentation. Ive been using the Revlon colorstay whipped and randomly using the naked foundation from urban decay but both look so cakey on me right now :(. They just don't sit well on my skin for some reason. I think I will definitely look into this foundation! Thanks so much for the shared knowledge!

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