Are Diamonds or Makeup Really a Girls Best Friend?
Covering Acne seems like the most desirable decision on a day to day basis. The thought of going out in public is too hard for some of us to bare on some days that sometimes it seems like the only viable solution is makeup.
I love makeup and it truly has become my best friend and lifesaver in recent times however, it can aggravate the skin and make it worse. Those of us that suffer from acne can tend to have a heavy hand when it comes to our makeup... I for one am absolutely guilty of this. Letting my skin breathe often gets neglected.
My tips for covering acne is definitely to use a less heavy hand. Start with a base, perhaps a pore blurring primer, I personally love the Benefit Porefessional underneath my makeup to help blur my pores. Colour correcting concealers can be fantastic too. I like the LA Girl concealer in the green shade, I only use the tiniest amount of this just to tone down the redness underneath my foundation. I then go in with a foundation... At the moment I am loving the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, this foundation is great because not only is it full coverage but it actually doesn't have as many harmful and irritating ingredients as some foundations can have, so I feel at ease when applying it to my face as I know its not the worst. The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is a must for when covering imperfections, it is high in coverage without a cakey finish. It glides onto the skin seamlessly and still allows your skin to look like skin.
I know for me, packing on the makeup can sometimes seem like the best approach when covering acne but using a little at a time and building up layers can give you a much more natural look and not make it as obvious that you are concealing acne.
Just remember a light hand can be your best friend. Don't forget that you are just as beautiful without makeup, I know it can be hard to go without it but those non makeup days can be so necessary and essential in allowing time for you skin to heal and breathe.