May 25, 2012
I have general redness (not Rosacea) in my face that makes applying foundation difficult. I'm careful not to over-exfoliate and I even use a green primer to "correct" it (currently MakeUpForever's HD Primer--really makes no difference IMO). Regardless of how I apply my foundation (brush, sponge, fingers), how much blending I do, or what I use to set the foundation, the redness shows through underneath the makeup. It makes foundation obvious on top of my skin and results in my face looking chalky/cakey. Can anyone recommend tricks/products/etc that I should look into to help deal with this?
May 27, 2012
what foundation do you use? with my clients who usually have a lot of redness, we used to spend hours mixing and matching green and yellow primers with little to no avail. But good old clinique redness solution foundation is what usually solves the problem. The coverage it pretty good. I know it's not a hyped up make up line, but im thankful it exists because it saves me a lot of time. Sample it at a counter or a Sephora, maybe it's all you need.
May 31, 2012
I have the same problem,and still looking for different options...
Jun 20, 2012
Calamile lotion at night time will ease the redness, and smooth scarring. In England the lotion is like £2, which is amazing for all that it does xx
Jun 22, 2012
Hey Sarah! I have a redness thread under skincare because I'm also dealing with facial redness due to being on Accutane and some lovely ladies had some great product suggestions and tips as well - I would take a look! I'm thinking of trying a couple of the recommendations :]! I would definitely test the products and get samples before you buy if you can! I noticed the sample primers I tried did absolutely nothing. I also talked to my dermatologist and she suggested some over the counter products: Aquanil Skin Cleanser and DML External Lotion but I have yet to fully test them! I think they are more gentle products to help with calming the skin. Good luck to you!!!
Jun 23, 2012
I have redness just on my cheeks.
What I like to do is use concealer on the whole area, blend and then put a face powder over it. That is seriously the only thing that has been able to cover mine up.
The concealer I use is the Urban Decay pencil, any powder that is your skin tone will work.
Try using a cover stick :)
Oats! Oats! Oats!
Oats are naturally anti-inflammatory, which is why little kids with chicken pox take oatmeal baths. It's also why eating oats is great for your cardiovascular system.
Try mixing oats with anything you like- honey, olive oil, egg whites- and applying it like a mask. I've noticed a dramatic decrease in redness since I incorporated oats into my skincare routine.
invest in a really good concealer and apply it before you put on your foundation.
Jun 24, 2012
If none of the above advice and comments do the trick...its time for you to drop a little bit of money and have a professional make-up artist do a personal make-up consultation with you to show you step-by-step makeup application and technique to get acceptable results. Make sure you pick someone who is known in their field as "very good to an expert" It needs to be someone who is educated on skin correctors, color adjusters, color theory, different skin types, skin problems, makeup tricks and techniques! I know its alot! lol. Meet with them first in person if possible so they can see your issue or at the very least communicate it to them in detail before you pay money for an attempt. Also, you have to come to terms with the fact that redness in the face is acceptable to a degree. You probably are not gonna reach a result where you have absolutely no redness based on your results after makeup applications. Its the overwhelmingly dominant presence of redness you want to correct. Fairskin, northen hemisphere, alabaster white people are always gonna have a reddish appearance when their skin is being exposed to the elements, etc. Thats okay. You just want to get rid of the excess reddness that is obvious immediately. Go to your local major skincare lines wherever you live such as Chanel, Laura Mercier, MAC and Bare Escentuals. Even if they cant help you they might have access to counter managers who know professional make-up artists who are some of the best! Dont under estimate the importance of you finding this solution either, your happiness can change your life!!!! Good luck!
Jun 25, 2012
Here is a recipe that should reduce redness and acne. Hope it helps!
2 tablespoons of mashed bananas, 3 teaspoons of yogurt, 2 tablespoons of papaya (or papaya facial), 3 pieces of graded cucumbers, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and 2 tablespoons of heated honey. Mix ingredients together and stir until a paste-like cream is consistent. Apply to an already clean face, neck, and chest. Leave for 20 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Dab with warm, wet wash cloth.
Jun 26, 2012
i have serious red cheek issues (up until lately, i'd never even think of wearing blush at any point in any way). i might try the oats idea but some recipe-type stuff is only temporary and does nothing (washing my face only increases redness everywhere). i am neutral toned with red cheeks, so this is an even bigger issue when selecting foundation.
my absolute best tip is to apply foundation the way you apply it; despite loving top of the line, mac brushes for my eyes, i personally like to use my fingers for foundation and when i feel like spending the extra time, a beauty blender. next, i apply two layers onto the parts of my cheeks that are red; for me they are kind of shaped like parallelograms that are narrow at the apples of my cheeks, and angle out towards my jaw bone, widening at the bottom (i know; against the definition of a parallelogram). so, i apply the first layer by just getting a bit of foundation on a finger and placing it on the middle of each red zone. then i take two fingers and dab, dab, dab like with a sponge and do this softly and rapidly to really blend the foundation on without removing any coverage. i do this to the other cheek, and then repeat as necessary. i hope that you'll see this technique instantly works as it does for me; i even started wearing blush now, and have dared try red lipstick now that it doesn't bring out the redness in my face.
all this being said, i do recommend trying to do something anti-redness at every stage of the game to see what helps you. what i mean is to try and make sure every step of product use is targeted towards anti-redness. to me, the cleansers and moisturizers are a big gimmick because the cool, 'soothing' sensation only makes me redder. using a cold washcloth to constrict blood vessels is only temporary and actually, it makes me redder.
anyways, i digress and ramble, but the redness is a huge annoyance to me because i otherwise have a great complexion and skin in general. i may try a chamomile lotion, as one person suggested, because that sounds like something that might actually reduce redness.
Comments and topics that do not comply with these rules will be removed by Beautylish Staff.
Repeat offenders may be banned.
Beautylish is a diverse, positive and respectful community. It’s okay to disagree with someone, but be constructive and don’t be rude.
We have a zero tolerance policy toward rude comments, negativity and harassment.
Make posts easy to understand by using proper spelling, grammar and capitalization. Post topics in the correct category and do not make duplicate posts.
Duplicate, miscategorized, and difficult to understand posts will be deleted by Beautylish Staff.
Avoid self-promotion or commercial messages. Don’t post other people’s work and claim it as your own.
Contests, giveaways, swaps and exchanges are not allowed on Beautylish.
Use the flag button to report inappropriate or disrespectful behavior,
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.