Acne Skincare Hacks: Make Up For Uneven Skin May 25 2017, 0 Comments

By: Riddhi

Suffering from acne is hard, even though there is an option to cover it up, it is not always as easy as it seems. People suffering from acne want to hide their acne, but it can be difficult to create the illusion of smooth skin if your skin is textured from acne. This is where skincare is important and make up for uneven skin should be carefully observed.

If you want a flawless makeup application it is recommended that you use a face scrub: to get rid of any dry, flaky skin that foundation may cling to, use a hydrating or brightening face mask: to plump the skin and prep it for makeup and to use a moisturiser: to allow makeup to glide onto skin seamlessly. Using a smoothing primer just before foundation aids application of everything then put on top and tends to smooth over any fine lines, wrinkles or pores.

Of course, this may not work for all acne sufferers, the texture will still remain for some due to active breakouts or pitted scars. The best way to stop emphasizing this texture is to use a matte foundation. Dewy foundation can often emphasize any breakouts as it highlights them – so stick to matte foundation is you can. Powdering your skin prevents excess shine and keeps makeup in place all day. Double up with a setting spray if you have very oily skin to lock your makeup in place. Finding a suitable coverage foundation without the cakey appearance can be hard to find without spending a fortune.

Foundations such as Maybelline Matte and Poreless Foundation and Loreal 24H-Matte Waterproof foundation can be found in the drugstore and are affordable. Both foundations are medium coverage but can be built up to achieve a full coverage look without being cakey and are both matte so prevent shine and last a lot longer on the face than regular foundations. If the foundation hasn’t covered enough on its own, or you have a pesky spot that needs extra coverage, concealer applied with a beauty blender is your best option. Concealer provides extra coverage where needed while the beauty blender softens the consistency not allowing the concealer to cake on top of the foundation. This step should come after foundation and before powder. Alternatively, color correcting is a technique that can be used before foundation if an area of skin or spot is so red that the discolouration can be seen through the foundation. The color green cancels out the redness of spots and scars.

If the foundation hasn’t covered enough on its own, or you have a pesky spot that needs extra coverage, concealer applied with a beauty blender is your best option. Concealer provides extra coverage where needed while the beauty blender softens the consistency not allowing the concealer to cake on top of the foundation. This step should come after foundation and before powder. Alternatively, color correcting is a technique that can be used before foundation if an area of skin or spot is so red that the discolouration can be seen through the foundation. The color green cancels out the redness of spots and scars.

Alternatively, color correcting is a technique that can be used before foundation if an area of skin or spot is so red that the discolouration can be seen through the foundation. The color green cancels out the redness of spots and scars.