Post # 1
I really think I have rosacea because my face is sooooooo darn red! Being 1/2 Asian I have a lot of yellow undertones to my skin, but my red face clashes so badly with my yellow neck. Do any of you struggle with similar issues, and if you do, what kind of makeup helps? Thanks!
Post # 3
Lorac has a product that I think would be worth a shot to try. It is their oil-free neutralizer. I know if you go to Sephora, a lot of times they will give you samples of stuff it their little sample pot jars before you buy the product and also let you return it after you have used it if it didn’t work for you.
Post # 4
go to a dermatologist. if it is rosacea, they can prescribe topical creams to help lessen it.
Post # 5
@irishbride2be: Thank you for that suggestion. There’s a Sephora store in our mall, but I’ve never been in it. I guess all that stuff just intimidates me, lol. My makeup routine the past few years has been very simple, just a powder foundation compact (CoverGirl) and lipstick. Very rarely will I do my eyes, too much of a hassle. But it sounds worth it to get a makeover with products that can reduce the redness, especially if I can get free samples and return stuff that doesn’t work well.
@kitzy: Unfortunately, right now that’s not an option for me money-wise (no insurance to pay for the doctor’s visit & probably expensive creams), but thanks for the advice.
I was hoping to find out about some cheaper options like perhaps green concealers to balance out the redness. Should I be moisturizing, using toner, stuff like that?
Post # 6
I’ve never used it, but I think I’ve seen reviews online for Everyday Minerals Mint Color corrector. The green color is to reduce redness, and you wear it under your foundation (if you wear powder foundation). If you google it, you can find reviews. Good luck!
ETA: They also have a yellow color corrector, if that would help! The travel sizes are pretty cheap.
Post # 7
I have this problem too, though I am extremely fair skinned. I think that when I went to Clinique they offered me a thick concealer you can use that has blue undertones to it to block out the red. It worked wonders. I stopped using that though and I find that simple foundation helps hide mine if I don’t blush too much lol
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2010 - Rancho San Carlos
I have very red skin too, and Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer has been a lifesaver for me (in green):
Post # 9
I have it as well and Derma blend is the answer for me. Just a touch of it over my most prominent areas then Lancome Absolue foundation (for mature, super dry skin) and I look like a movie star 🙂
Post # 10
I have the same issue– I’m 1/2 Cambodian and 1/2 Heinz-57 Euro-American and I have red patchy areas all over my face, especially on my cheeks. The way which works for me in concealing it is:
1. Cleanse the skin and lightly buff/exfoliate
2. Immediately moisturize with Oil of Olay Sensitive w/SPF30, wait 15 minutes
3. Smashbox Photo Finish Color Correcting Primer in green (only on the remaining red spots as some are just from dryness)
4. Everyday Minerals Face Base Powder in Olive-Fair, Semi-Matte. Most foundations and powders on the market use pink or brown undertones, and when you have an olive skintone, it just makes you look unnaturally pink and yellow. An olive-based foundation helps A LOT, and with mineral makeups you get the option of layering as much as you need to specific areas to conceal what you want to.
5. 2-3 spritzes of toner on my face, and I’m ready to go.
Before (unfortunately, I already had my medication on, so most of the redness has subsided) I’ve circled my “problem” spots:
After (w/o the toner, which sets the makeup and gives a healthy “dewy” look:
Post # 11
If you want to try the Everyday Minerals foundation, they offer free trial packs- you only have to pay a few dollars for shipping. It seems like a nice idea, since they give you a few color options to try out. I’ve never used the products, so I can’t vouch for them, but I see someone else suggested the foundation. And being so cheap, seems like it’s worth a shot?
Post # 12
Everyday Minerals: http://www.everydayminerals.com
My first experience with them was with the sample sizes, which are good for about 3-5 applications, depending on how much you decide to use per use. Shipping for my sample was around $2.50 USD. I suggest using a kabuki or a very fluffy blush brush for applying mineral foundations. Stiffer brushes don’t seem to apply it very evenly.
I work at a restaurant and have never had issues with it wearing off during a shift, even through sweat, but it does seem to insulate my face a bit– my face gets warmer faster than w/o makeup, but the mineral qualities of it absorb oils pretty well and keep you from looking shiny.
I’m still working on the before/after pix. My camera’s battery is doing a rapid charge right now. 🙂
Post # 13
@AudzinLuv:I also have Rosacea, but not yellow undertoned skinned. I have gone to a dermatologist for it. The most important thing is to get the flare up under control. Rosacea is something that flares up based on some type of trigger. Common ones are heat (getting too warm), alcohol, caffeine, stress, tomatoes and many more.
I have tried the topical steroid creams and have found that the best thing is to use a gentle/moisturizing cleanser and quality moisturizer every day along with an SPF. The brand I use is Mary Kay, but anything gentle should work for you. Once the Rosacea calms down concealer should work to cover the redness that may be left. Then just see if you can figure out what might trigger it the next time it happens.My derm. also advised that is important not to use any type of exfoliant because it makes it worse and also avoid age-fighting products such as retinol. Hope this helps!
Post # 14
I can not wear minerals. They make my skin SO much more dry! The very act of buffing my face with them brings up more dry patches. I do exfoliate, use oil cleanser, and intense moisture pack. The Lancome is the only thing that does not settle in my lines and doesn’t make my dryness worse. I’ve heard that you can make a liquid’ish foundation by adding moisturizer to minerals but I’ve never tried it myself.
Post # 15
@MnMnM: My triggers are temperature changes and alcohol. My face also turns red when exposed to animal dander, birch, apple, and anything related to artichoke, but that’s more dermatitis (allergy) than rosacea. The outbreak prior to my seeking help from my dermatologist was so bad that my skin broke and bled at even the slightest touch!
Strange little sidenote– When I use Neutrogena T-fal Shampoo, my flare ups vanish within an hour or so.
Post # 16
Wow, ladies, I appreciate all your comments & suggestions! It doesn’t help that along with the blotchiness I have super oily skin, too.
@hedgeknits: I’m about to check out those Everyday Minerals samples right now, thanks for the info. And I’ll probably order that green color corrector thing also.
@ddario2011: Your pics really helped show the difference good makeup can make, you look great! You’re so right about many foundations having that pink tone that exacerbates my existing redness. I always figured an olive tint would be too dark because I’m really pale, but I’ll listen to a fellow 1/2 Asian’s experiences, lol. I’m really interested in this Everyday Minerals stuff now.
@MnMnM: Triggers for this condition? Interesting, and I’m already identifying some of mine. I think my high blood pressure & constant stress have a lot to do with my perpetual flush. Gotta work on that. Thanks for sharing what your dermatologist told you about this, it’s all very helpful.