Makeup for Acne Prone Skin

Hi Bellas,

I’m back with another makeup post. I had a model with some challenging skin that I wanted to share. I know a lot of people suffer with acne and scarring and I thought it would be helpful to break down how I use makeup to cover it. Check it out!

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makeup for acne prone skin

Here are 4 tips for flawless makeup application on acne prone skin.

Tip 1
Prep the skin. Oftentimes the area might be dry from acne medications and it can also be oily which caused clogged pores and pimples. It’s also nice to apply a setting or barrier spray to protect the skin from makeup.

Tip 2
Color correct. Use a green corrector for acne that is red and a peach to orange corrector for darker spots. Apply in a patting motion. If the spot is stubborn you can set it with powder.

Tip 3
Foundation. Use the right coverage where needed. I used a cream foundation for full coverage on spots like acne and scars. I then topped it with a lighter weight silicone foundation using my airbrush machine. That way, I didn’t remove any coverage and the silicone formula smoothed and evened her skin tone.

Tip 4
Set. Use powder to lock the foundation in place. Use a powder puff or a brush to pat or tap the powder in place as to not remove coverage. Finish with a setting spray to ensure that makeup lasts. I also like using a setting spray to take away the excess powder to give the skin a natural finish.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! Let me know if you want more beauty breakdowns.