Concealer tips, please!
July 21, 2011 10:27 AM Subscribe
How do you apply concealer on acne without making it more obvious? Every time I try and put concealer on, it ends up magnifying the flaky skin around my zits.
posted by mlo to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (24 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Even though I'm in my late 20s, I still get cystic acne, which often is very large (eraser head size) and stay around for a few weeks around the nose or chin. Before I started birth control though, it was much worse. I've accepted the occasional zits as a fact of life. Still, it's kind of embarrassing at this age so I'd like to hide them.
I don't wear a lot of makeup regularly, usually lip gloss so concealing is kind of a challenge. I dab on some Korres silicone-free primer, then use a concealer brush to dab on some Bobbi Brown foundation stick (the BB ladies told me this was a better deal than buying the concealer stick). However, the makeup just kind of sits on skin flakes around the zits and not on the zit itself. This draws more attention than not, and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong!
Mefites, do you have any helpful tips for a makeup-dumb person?
Skin type: Asian, oily skin that manages to be dry as well. Rarely get regular pimples, just one or two cystic ones every few months or so. The oil production has really ramped up with summer. Typical summer skincare regime goes:
- rinse face with water.
- apply gel moisturizer on cheeks
- apply salicylic acid, %2
- apply spf (philosophy hope oil-free, spf 30)
- wash face with mild cleanser (neutrogena gentle cleanser)
- apply gel moisturizer
- apply tazorac
In the shower I will also use some type of physical exfoliator on my face.