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Cover Up/ Makeup Tips




As much as I hate the implications of saying to cover up acne and everyone who used to tell me not to worry about I still got very good at covering up my spots. I do not have some crazy routine that involves layers of foundation or stuff like that. My skin shows redness really easily. Even a moderate pimple will leave a mark for a few days. I am doing this because I have found some products that are cheaper and do a decent job with cover up. My skin tone is uneven, red, and I still have marks as well as recent pimple ones. Some basic stuff can give me a more even face.

Foundations: I have been using BB cream- Maybelline (it is really light coverage) or SK79 (a Korean thicker coverage). I don't glob this on my face. A dot of cheeks chin and forehead goes a long way. Neither product has broken me out.

Covering red/pimples: I use a brush- small and thin bristles works best. I will dab some bb cream on the spot. Blend it with the brush. Next I used Exposed Organics concealer in green- really great to blend and counteracts red. I usually will put Dr. Murad salicylic acid concealer stick-this is in a lighter shade for me. I use these all with a brush and do variations of seeing the best coverage that blends and does not look like to much and matches my skin shade. I finish off with my powder foundation- light on the powder. I will use my brush with the powder to finish the spots.

Tips: it can be frustrating. Sometimes I have to start over. Best to work in the tiny layers to see how it goes. Sometimes depending on the pimple or mark a little bit of white eye liner can really take away red and makes a better base for skin matching foundation. With a whitehead that is pretty big using a really fine point brush and a dab of brown eye shadow on it can actually make it look nonexistent. However this is tricky. You don't want it to look brown and like a mole. Be aware that it stays on the whitehead part and not lower on the pimple. This trick takes practice. Visine dabbed on a spot can work with redness especially after popping a zit. The key is to have moisturized skin before. Dryness will show the coverage. If that happens for me I will use Vaseline of the area.

For anyone who struggles with red cheeks I will start using Clinique's foundation for redness. I will see if that is better coverage than BB creams. Again this for people like myself who do cover marks/ acne. It actually does not amount to much makeup. Makeup has never been a cause with my acne. Cover up is not a solution by any means to acne. Even celebrities have to cover up spots. I hope this helps anyone if they do chose to cover up.



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Have you tried Maybelline Dream Liquid Mousse airbrush finish? It is the absolute best foundation to cover up pimples and discoloration, in my opinion. It makes the skin look soft and smooth too. I love it!

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