Those with acne-prone skin only know how challenging it is to look flawless with the makeup on. The scars and bumps become a great obstacle in achieving a perfect look on any event or occasions. We know exactly how frustrating it but do not fret! There are some tips and tricks that can help you achieve the flawless look even with all those blemishes and other imperfections.
Want to know what those tips are? Keep reading till the end and thank me later!
Step 1: Moisturize
Most of the ladies out there feel like it is the worst idea to moisturize when the skin is already producing a lot of sebum and breakouts. However, it is the moisturizers that control the oil production and prevent the accumulation of dead skin cells that cause acne. So, you have got to moisturize! Every time you start your makeup, the first thing you must do is moisturize it properly so that the makeup glides on smoothly and perfectly while your skin stays soft and protected.
Step 2: Color Correction
Color correction is a must if you need to conceal your blemishes perfectly. Even before you apply your foundation, the first step is to color-correct. If you have any dark scars or bumps, taking a light green creamy corrector can help hide them the best. Just take a small flat eye-shadow brush and apply the corrector to the affected areas and gently dab on it to get settled in to the skin.
Step 3: Matte Liquid Foundation
I believe that using a stick foundation is not a good idea for those with acne prone skin because it is hard to blend and the harsher you blend, your concealer gets out of place and leaves the blemishes visible. Therefore, opt for a nice medium to heavy coverage matte liquid foundation as it is settles more easily into the skin and glides on well. Do remember to not sweep on the places you color-corrected and just pat the foundation on top.
Step 4: Conceal
This is just an extra step for getting a completely flawless finish. All you have to do is take a concealer that is exactly the same shade as your foundation and again use the small flat brush to apply it on your blemishes only. Then, tap on the areas gently with your beauty blender so that it gets settled into the skin.
Step 5: Top it Off with Loose Powder
Using pressed powder after all the layers of creams you applied is probably the worst idea and it will only make the face cakey. So, I would rather suggest you to go for loose powder. All you need to do is a take a brush and dab the powder all over the face and let it settle down naturally. Then, take a buffing brush is shed the residual powder gently after a minute. It will ensure better finish and will not give you a very heavy look either.
Sania is a student of accounts and finance. She enjoys shopping, trying out skincare remedies and blogging about anything that is related to beauty and self-care. Her love for pets, tea and traveling is eternal. She recently published a post the recipes for homemade moisturizers