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If you're dealing with redness, the way you apply makeup and what products you choose can make one large Difference. You want to hide, but you don't want the concealer or foundation to cake together. The ultimate end goal is an effortless, natural look. How redness who?
If you check it out on a regular basis, you may already have your tried and true products and shortcuts, but if you're still trying to figure it out then don't worry. I reached out to the people who know how to mask redness like no other for their trade secrets – makeup artists.
The most important step is the one at the beginning: skin preparation. Because sensitivity or irritation causes redness, avoid aggravating the skin and prioritize calming and calming. Here's how any makeup artist would prep their skin before applying makeup:
Georgie Eisdell: She recommends using a cream cleanser or a gentle gel cleanser like IS Clinical's Cleansing Complex first. To remove irritation or calm redness, she likes to use the Hydra-Cool Serum from IS Clinical. To complete the prep process, she likes Weledas Skin Food or Biossances Probiotic Gel Moisturizer to reduce redness and even out the skin.
Emily Cheng: To prepare, Cheng likes Furtuna's Micellar Essence, Sisley Paris Flower Gel Express Mask and Augustinus Bader's The Cream. She says everyone is very gentle and calming. Use a light touch to massage in products.
Lisa Aharon: She uses gentle, fragrance-free products with minimal friction, such as Cetaphils Gentle Cleanser or Avènes Micellar Lotion, for cleaning. For color correction and calming, she recommends the Cicapair line from Dr. Jart +. "A green or blue tinted moisturizer for a little color correction is always an option," she adds. "But a simple moisturizer that restores the skin's natural barrier, soothes, and has soothing properties would be my next and only step. It's critical here to keep things as small as possible so as not to make the skin worse!"
When it's time for the big moment – to hide the redness – there are several options. You can use a concealer or color corrector to do the spot treatment, or you can opt for a primer if you want to cover a larger area. A primer can act as a base against redness and smooth skin before applying the rest of your makeup. Check out some product recommendations.
Vary your coverage: Aharon has redness on and around her cheeks and temples, but instead of using a foundation that can irritate her more, she uses concealer in the areas she needs most and blends in. "Most people need variable coverage all over their face, but apply the same amount everywhere – a big mistake. A foundation brush is good for tapping and mixing concealer without pulling on the skin," she explains.
Do not stack on product: It's tempting to keep layering on top of concealer or foundation, but that's how you get this craziness. This is a common mistake Eisdell notices.
Do you have different concealer colors: According to Cheng, using a concealer that actually matches your skin tone is unlikely to balance the red, so you'll need some shades.
Use your fingers or a beauty blender: Eisdell says this will give you the smoothest, most even coverage.
Mix your neck: "There is often redness running down the neck and ears, so make sure you diffuse all the way through," adds Cheng.
Rethink green tinted products: "There are many green products that are marketed for redness, but I usually avoid them," says Cheng. "Usually I'll go for a foundation that's more of an olive / yellow base that will help even out the redness without a gray cast."
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