(Closed) Make up artist and sensitive/acne prone skin

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

If you plan to do your own makeup I would plan to use your current foundation (Bare Minerals) ut use a good concealer under it.  Just conceal the areas that tend be the most discolored.  Like around the nose and on the chin.  Have your Maid/Matron of Honor keep some Bare Mineral powder/rice paper in her purse… she can keep an eye on your skin and let you know when you need a little touch up.

Concealer for oily skin:

Smash box HD conceler

Murad Acne treatment concealer

MAC Select cover-up 

Smart Cover – stick 


Post # 4
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

i use proactive under my makeup and it keeps things inder control. just the lotioney stuff for after you wash your face, the whole set dried me out. also try decleor cleansing milk for a remover, i find cleansers irritate my skin and that one is awesome!

Post # 5
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

It looks like your wedding might be coming up too soon for this to help much – but a visit to a dermatologist never hurt, either!  They might be able to give you something that helps your skin out.

Post # 6
327 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Hi! I can relate completely.

I´m actually visiting a dermatologist since the past week (6 months before my wedding) I´ve had acne problems since I´m about 11, and will love it if on my wedding day my fianceé looks at the best skin he has looked on me since he met me.

It is actually going really good with the dermatologist treatment, and as I said, I´ve only been on it for about a week. Next week I will do a peeling procedure just to get some old acne marks of my skin. So I recomend going even if you dont have much time before your wedding.

Now my only concern is that when I use lipstick, gloss, or even chapstick  I ussually get mayor breakouts on the line around my lips

Post # 7
9 posts

be very careful also of what you are eating and drinking…

i found over the years that i have an allergy to Sorbitol, Nutrasweet, Maltitol (anything with a tol on the end) and sorbitan… these are artificial sweeteners in MANY foods and drinks – including GUM!  try not drinking any diet sodas and watch ingredients in chocolate covered foods (i just had 4 malt balls – SUGAR malt balls – not diet and there was sorbitan in the chocolate coating!) I broke out on my jaw line and my forehead 🙁 

see if this works for you – just be very careful for the next few weeks and see if it clears up for you…

ALSO – some shampoos AND moisturizing makeup and creams including handcreams have sorbitol in them – i believe it is a preservative… so just look at your lables…

i now look at EVERYTHING – it’s a pain but worth having clear skin for!

OH and By The Way – i went to a dermatologist and she thought i was nuts to think these chemicals were breaking me out… obviously becuase she didnt have this issue it wasnt real to her!  i can literally chew sugar free gum and have acne within an hour or 2.  it IS real (for me)…

good luck!

Post # 8
9 posts

PS – just take your own makeup and tell her it is what she has to use… if she has mineral based eyeshadows you should be fine… i personally wouldnt like a makeup artist becuase i wouldnt know how she cleaned her things – but that is me… take as much of your own stuff as you can!

Post # 9
132 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I totally agree with the dermatologist recommendation.  I went to one just a couple of weeks ago and found out what I thought was acne was actually a fungal infection that the dermatologist sees really often in young women who work out regularly(I’m at the gym 6 days a week).  He’s prescribed antibiotic therapy and so far, things are looking good!  I also happen to have sensitive skin, so I know how it feels.  Good luck!

Post # 10
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

On top off all the other tips, make sure you drink lots of water! I have really sensitive skin and I can always tell if I don’t drink enough.

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