Foundation Routine for Acne Prone Skin {How I Cover Up My Acne - Picture Heavy}


I've blogged every day on February, except yesterday. Why I didn't do it yesterday? Oh well...I realized it would be my 100 post and I wanted to be something special, but I was having in mind only reviews... That being said, today the idea hit me: my foundation routine for covering up my acne. Here is a before and after picture, so if you want to know what I did....

*excuse the funny bare face

I used just 1 foundation, 2 concealers a translucent powder and only 2 brushes.


I started with a clean moisturized face....I have somehow oily face, but moisturizing is a must for me and makes a real difference on how my makeup applies. Tip: Never skip moisturizer!


Step 1: I put 2 pumps of my Bourjois Flower Perfection foundation (shade 51 Light Vanilla) on the back of my hand and then I applied (and blended) it all over my face using Real Techniques Expert Face Brush. I start on the middle of my face, working my way outwards (like everyone?!).



Step 2: Though the Bourjois foundation can be built up till full coverage I don't enjoy caking up my face so I followed up with to concealers ( Garnier Roll- On Anti- dark circles for my under eye area and Lumene Natural Code 2 in 1Spot Delete Cover for my acne) which I blended out with with my fingers. Note to myself: always use the Lumene concealer under your foundation! It is to yellow for you!



I was in a hurry when I was doing my make up today  so I forgot to cover my forehead pimples with concealer. Ooops!

Step 3: I applied theBalm Sexy Mama Translucent Power with a Real Techniques Multi Task Brush and ....Voilà!



*not my best angle, but bare with me
Of course I applied blush afterwords, but I didn't have time to make a picture.

To be honest I am quite satisfied with this routine because it's quick and efficient. Also, it still lets my skin show through and it doesn't look cakey on my face (or at lest I think so - Other opinions?). If I am really in a hurry and I still want to do my make up, probably I will probably skip concealer, because I don't mind my pimples still being visible a little bit.

For me, it is a quite big different between before and after and I will stick with this till I find something better or till I get clear face.

Acne doesn't define me as a person and I don't mind going out without makeup, but some days I just want to forget it's there and I want to look more polished.

What is your foundation routine?

xoxo
Cristina

12 comments

  1. I've been using Lumene's BB cream which gives me almost medium coverage and I love it. I do want to try the under eye concealer!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I haven't tried the Lumene BB cream yet, but I might give it a try in the near future :)

      Delete
  2. You are gorgeous and i love real techniques brushes

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x


    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/my-first-giveaway.html


    ReplyDelete
  3. Nice routine, I have quite a bit of scarring from past acne so it was nice to see how you do yours!

    ReplyDelete
  4. You did a really good job! How do you like the Bourjois foundation?
    I myself did a tutorial on covering acne but with a drugstore color corrector palette http://smashinbeauty.com/how-to-cover-acne-acne-scars-and-blemishes-makeup-tutorial

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you :) I had a look at your tutorial and I saw you are using the essence concealer palette :) Unfortunately that one is only making my pimples worse :(

      Delete
  5. You did a great job - I have a lot of scarring from my acne and I struggle to get full coverage that isn't cakey.

    ReplyDelete
  6. These supplements enhance absorption of nutrients and blood circulation in body. how to get rid of pimples

    ReplyDelete

Don't be shy! Leave a comment :) It will make my day
Always check back for a reply, I am answering all the comments xo