The difficulty with applying make-up over acne and covering pimples is that you have to have such a heavenly thick layer of foundation to get rid of the red tone in the dots, because red has a tendency to shine through regardless of whether you have a good covering foundation. That is why I always work with more products than just foundation for as natural and fine a result as possible.
I have quite a lot of pimples on my cheeks right now and therefore thought I would take the opportunity to show you step by step how to make them off without getting an unnatural and cakey result :)
Because I have shown you before how you can make up a single pimple, with concealer, etc. But it is not as easy when you have many pimples, you do not have time to make up pimple by pimple when you have 100 pieces. Then you have to focus on whole areas instead. But I still think that you should not have the same coverage all over your face, where you do not need as much coverage, it is nicer to have it more natural, and the whole make-up will be more durable then.
Here you see before and after my result of covering pimples in the best way!
Difference huh? A little difficult to judge when I have taken full pictures of the face, so here are some real close-ups as well so you can see really well!
This is how the skin looks completely unmade up.
Cover pimples with green primer:
What I start with then is a green face primer that neutralizes the reddest, Zuii Organic Correcting Primer (adlink).
You can take quite a lot of primer, but massage it into the skin thoroughly before continuing to apply make-up. I have not done it in the picture yet just so you can get an idea of how much I have used. But as long as you massage it into the skin properly, you can apply quite generously with primer if it is a smooth area such as the cheeks. Around the nose or eyes where the skin is a little thinner, you should not apply as much :)
2. Mineral foundation
Then I use mineral foundation, in these pictures I have used gloMinerals Pressed Base Foundation in the shade Golden Light. Mineral foundation is great for acne skin, purely in terms of skin care, and it is also so good because you can easily apply more where you need more coverage, and then apply a very thin layer on the other areas without the result looking uneven.
Then it looks like this later! As you can see, the pimples closest to the ears are not completely covered, which is because it is a little difficult to see in the mirror there because it is so far to the side. So it's a tip you can learn from my mistakes, be careful also on the pages so you get all the pimples covered :)
Cover pimples with powder that neutralizes red:
In any case, when you have come this far, it is now that you often use too much foundation, you can cover the pimples even more if you brace yourself, but for as natural and sustainable a result as possible, it is better to use a powder that neutralizes red.
I have tested several powders of this type before, but never really stuck to it for 100%, until I tested gloMinerals Redness Relief Powder, it's so good! You can either just swipe with the brush over the face for just a little effect, or you can dab on quite a lot in a specific area and then it is extremely effective!
I nibble on quite a lot of powder Nanshy foundation brush, and then I use a kabuki brush to massage it more into the skin and brush off excess powder.
Also read my post where I go through all of them makeup brushes from Nanshy. :)
And here you see the final result!
You can see the pimples quite clearly in the afterimage, but it's mostly because I have such a good camera, you hardly think about it in reality. That was the first thing our makeup artist Sandra said when I came out of the store again (after starting the work day without make-up) she said straight away ”you have covered it super nice really!”And best of all - the make-up lasted well all day too :)
And with a little contouring, blush and eyebrows (so you look a little alive again) you will be this nice! :)
It is not one good product that gives the best result, unfortunately, or not as I tested anyway. It is often thought that many products become cake on cake and give an unnatural result because it is "a lot of makeup" but it is rather lots of same product that ultimately gives a make-up and actually uneconomical result in the long run. Use some of several good products that work together instead! And focus on neutralizing the red more than putting a thick skin-colored layer over it.
Hope the post was helpful, shout out if you have any questions. Also read my post about that reduce redness of the face. ♥