Post # 17
- Wedding: November 2014 - Mauritius
Vichy Dermablend – especialy designed cover up stick foundations and liquid foundations for scars – even tattoo’s it says. I have very bad acne scarring and this works a dream, just ensure you prime and set with a powder so it doesn’t move x
Post # 18
i personallyused the liquid (it comes in a million colours) and a pea sized dot with a foundation brush would cover my whole face. they also make a fantastic, super finely milled setting powder.
it was reccommended to me by my dermatologist when i was on accutane and i used it for two years – it was amazing.
Post # 19
Has anyone tried Sheer Cover Studio? I keep seeing it advertised on the TV and it sounds amazing (but then it would in the ad!) Just wondering if anyone other than the TV ad stars had any real experience with it? 🙂
Post # 20
I also love CoverFX! I use the cream compact because I have dry skin but it’s definitely full-coverage! Kat Von D is also a good full coverage but my skin is too dry for it.
I also love Laura Mercier creme foundation and Hourglass (always recommended by another bee!).
Post # 21
Thanks so much for the recommendatons!
Post # 22
I’ve been using the monistat as primer for a couple years now thanks to a recommendation I saw on youtube. It works and it’s cheap!
Post # 23
I have acne prone skin my whole life and I use Revlon Colorstay whipped mousse for to cover my dark spots and blemishes. I apply it with a beauty blender to layer it to my liking. The mousse foundation is thicker than normal liquid. I’m a huge sephora junkie but since I only use it sparingly so I don’t see the point in spending a lot. Before that I was using elizabeth arden sponge on makeup which really is a full full full coverage foundation.
Post # 24
Estée Lauder double wear covers everything! It is my all time face it makes your skin look perfect.
Post # 25
If you want to cover your scars but hate the feeling of a heavy foundation, try using IT Cosmetics “Bye Bye Redness”. You can use it to spot treat and apply any foundation over it (it’s not a foundation). That way, you get the coverage you need but you can apply a more lightweight foundation.
Post # 26
Thanks again to everyone who has responded! Lots to try 🙂 I’m hopeful…
Post # 27
This is the “bad” side of my face…this is where 90% of what I need to cover up is located…just for a visual…
Post # 28
Revlon Colorstay or the MUFE HD are great foundations. Estee Lauder doublewear is good too but has SPF which is a no-no for wedding makeup! I’d start out trying the Revlon colorstay. It’s massively popular- for a reason.
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage is what I use to cover up acne scarring. It’s an extremely pigmented concealer that has a quite dry formula – I’ll mix in a little bit of MAC pro longwear concealer if my skin is feeling dry, another great concealer – this stuff covers up anything and although it’s pricey you really use so little that you’ll have it forever. Vichy Dermablend also provides very full coverage – it’s a foundation but to me it has concealer like coverage. Maybellines Fit Me concealer is also a good one.
Remember: the foundation is not meant to completely cover up all of your skin. It’s meant to even out your overall skin tone. It looks like your forehead and nose are relatively clear, so whereever you have areas of good skin, please try not to overload it with product. Save the full coverage for areas that really need it. This will better support the illusion of perfect skin, if some of your ‘good’ skin isn’t all masked up as well.
Finally, when you set your makeup, dont use a powder brush – use a powder puff and press/roll the powder into the skin, one area of the time. TRUST ME! All of that covering up you’ve done will be locked into place, whereas swirling a powder brush around your face will just move the foundation and concealer products around and you’re left with anything but flawless skin. This is perhaps the best tip I have for covering acne scars. Also, get a beauty blender. It’ll be worth it. Many products will get the job done, but the tools and technique makes a huge difference.
Post # 29
@Mrsderoo42614: I would also consider NOT using a ton of makeup to try and hide everything–but rather highlight other areas you love. I totally feel like makeup on ance/acne scars tends to end up looking worse than if we saw the natural you.
Post # 30
I love anti-chafing gel for primer! We don’t have the Monistat brand of it here but whatever, it all works, it’s all exactly the same. And amazingly well I might add!
Post # 31
I’ve been using it as a primer for a year now! Used the smashbox before and it works EXACTLY the same!