Ive seen the Cassandra acne makeup tutorials on YouTube but can’t find any good ones that help cover Rosacea. I have it mostly on my nose and even with thicker foundation like MAC, it doesn’t cover it completely.
Anyone have any tips or tricks for covering Rosacea?
Have you tried using a green primer? Green masks red. I don’t have rosacea but I do have skin that tends to get pink or red and I use a green primer all over (it doesn’t look green on your skin, it blends well), then I use concealer on my under eye circles and the spots that tend to get red, and then my foundation all over, and finish with a tranlucent powder.
I have terrible rosecea and it’s from my forehead down to my chin … and the week of my wedding i got sunburned … it’s called photo shop. My pics from the photog look like a magazine cover … the wedding guests photo’s i wish would just burn up in a fire.
I use this foundation as well because i have super sensitive skin and i love it! It can even cover tatoos, but looks completely natural. I am wearing it in this pic, but trust me my skin isnt as perfect as it looks. I wear E20 in the summer and E0 in the winter…
I have ketosis pilaris on my face which looks very similar to rosacea. As PPs mentioned, applying green primer helps neutralize the redness a lot. I like Smashbox’s Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer. I find mixing my foundation, MUFE HD, with lotion helps me layer it on I mix less lotion into it when applying it to red areas, blend and layer. If I have really tough areas I dab on straight foundation or a bit of concealer. I then dust on a powder, like MUFE’s HD powder or Urban Decay Razor Sharp powder and spray with Urban Decay’s All Nighter finishing spray. Hope that helps.
Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation
PUT…DOWN..THE MAC AND WALK AWAY. That foundation is awful for sensitive skin and for pretty much every other type of skin. It’s studio makeup, it’s designed to be worn for photo and video shoots and not every day. It will only exacerbate your rosacea. As it is an inflammatory condition, you need to look for makeusps with the least number of ingredients possible. Clinique, MUFE, MAC, Smashbox, etc are loaded with chemicals that can irritate your skin. For example, when a product lists “fragrance” or “parfum” in the ingredients, it appears to be one ingredient, but the reality is that a single artificial fragrance can be comprised of a cocktail of up to 90 chemicals. Yes you read correctly, 90.
Green will help neutralize red tones. Check out mineral makeups that do not contain talc as a filler. I highly HIGHLY recommend Alima Pure, which also carries a green neutralizing powder in their line. I have a client who has rosacea that even affects her eyes, and she has been unable to wear makeup for years as it has gotten worse with time and as she has tried to cover it with brands like Clinique. This is the first brand of makeup that has not upset her skin, and she said that with use she has even begun to see an improvement bc mineral provides a physical sunblock that helps block additional sensitivity caused by the sun without the harsh irritation of cream sunscreens that are chemical and can cause breakouts. Also try Christopher Drummond Beauty. Runner up would be Cover FX, it is a brilliant foundation that a number of pros (including myself) keep in the stable for instances where high coverage is needed.
@Eden Di Bianco: Thank you for the suggestions! I ordered some samples from Alima. I always loved the look of Bare Minerals, but it without fail broke me out everytime I used it. Finally threw it in the garbage. 🙂
Wedding: September 2010 - Angel Orensanz Foundation
@futuremrswitherspoon: The brush might have something to do with it as well–if you’re using a natural (animal hair) fiber brushthe buffing motion might also be irritating your skin and introducing bacteria that hides in breaks in the fibers. I strongly suggest switching to synthetic fiber brushes for use with mineral makeups…well and with every kind, to be honest.
Check out bdellium tools green bambu and yellow bambu brushes (they sell on Amazon.com) They are very fairly priced professional grade brushes, and the line I personally use as a pro make up artist. They have a mineral foundation kit with all the brushes you need–I promise you will love them, and they’ll last a lifetime and help prevent transmission of bacteria!
Holler if you need any more advice or suggestions on products! Best, ladies! xo
I’ve been using this AMAZING professional camouflage makeup since I was in middle school. I wear it every single day and I get compliments on how great my skin looks all the time. If only they knew what I looked like and how red I am without it! I have something similar to portwine stains all over my face and body and this really covers up, that’s what it is meant to do! It’s waterproof and lasts all day. I’ve been swimming and surfing and everything in it and it stays put! I use a regular daily moisturizer, then I hand mix two shades of the camouflage cream and the setting powder on top. Use any other kinda of make up you like on top of it, just like regular foundation. Seriously, this stuff has changed my life!