I remember the days when I didn’t want to come out of the house because of the looks of my face. There were times it was so horrible that I had to take antibiotics to take down the inflammation. I tried everything, make up, powders and it seemed like it was getting worse. Everyone was telling me that I shouldn’t put make up on it but how the heck could I get out of the house looking like a beast. Or that I thought I was back then. It seemed like everyone was staring at me. I just want to tell you that I really know how it feels to have a bad acne case. There are few things everyone should know when dealing with acne.
First, you have to clean your face well. Try to find what type of cleaning fits you the best. After washing your face you need a good moisturizer. Don’t make a mistake thinking that oily skin doesn’t need moisturizing because it does. Know your skin type well and then find moisture for it. You could try Counter Balance Mattifying Moisture Crème.
I just got used to primer since I didn’t believe in preparing my face for the make up. I thought ‘why do I need pre-make up before my real one? ‘. Well I admit my mistake and I firmly believe that primer was the best thing made for us, women, who have to put their make up on every day. I suggest that you use your fingers when applying primer. It will make your make up go smoothly and stay on all day. One of my suggestions is Rimmel Fix And Perfect Pro Primer, Foundation Primer, 1 Fluid Ounce. It is also a good idea to wait a few minutes before applying foundation.
Concealer! Thank you very much
It can cover those terrible breakouts if used well. Whatever kind of concealer you use, apply it in an ‘X ‘ pattern. If you use the one in a jar, scoop it out with a new cotton swab. You should be very careful not to contamine your fingers with broken-up skin. Good and affordable choice for concealer would be NYX Professional Makeup Concealer Jar. When you conceal a pimple, you should first use a green concealer to cover the problematic area. After that you should put a concealer that matches your skin tone perfectly. If you need to cancel that redness that always goes with a pimple, apply that green concealer only on the pimple, not on the area around it so you can avoid spreading the bacteria.
Next thing you should be very careful about is blending. Your hands must be clean and you should use your finger pads to blend the concealer into each blemish. You should not rub it because it could give you unwanted results.
You haven’t slept well and you have that brown under-eye circles. You have to wait your make up to set into your skin anyway so you use that time to cover any discoloration or darkness you have on your face. Most of us make mistake putting a concealer like dots under eyes or just swiping it along under eye area. You should apply it so you draw a triangle with your concealer (Benefit Boi ing Hydrating Concealer ) and than blend it with your fingers or some soft sponge.
You don’t want to look like you put a concrete on you your face so it is very important to remove any excess make up. You can use a regular tissue, press it into your skin giving it natural finish.
Applying liquid foundation
You have seen that so far I advised you to use your finger tips for applying but when it comes to liquid foundation you should use stipple brush because it gives you a good coverage and even finish.
When you apply liquid make up, you should use round, stippling motions so you can get wanted coverage without wiping out concealer you have already applied. I recommend Revlon ColorStay Liquid Makeup for Combination. First, you start with a little product and then adding some more until you get that look you want without going overboard.
Again, wait a few minutes until your make up sets and then apply pressed powder to be sure your make up will stay put till the rest of the day. If you don’t use pressed powder you can also use that finely –milled loose powder like High Definition Powder. Use a big fluffy brush to apply it (SEPHORA COLLECTION Pro Small Stippling Brush 42) .
Seal and deliver
Today, there are hundreds of products to help you look and stay beautiful throughout the day. One of those is finishing spray that prevents your make up from falling apart. It will help your make up stick and also avoid looking like a cake by the end of the day. Supergoop! SPF 50 Defense Refresh Setting Mist, 3.4 fl. oz.is not a bad way to start.
After applying the finishing spray you can apply the rest of your make up. It would not be bad to put on some bold lip to distract from bumps that may be visible.