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Best Makeup Tips For Acne Prone Skin

Makeup is a part of every woman`s life. We use makeup to cover pimples, but applying many layers when you have acne isn’t necessary to have a good approach. Even though makeup can be very good at hiding pimples, it can also accentuate the pimples on your skin, so it is very important to use the right kind of concealer or slather.

So, if your skin is oily and you are prone to acne, you shouldn’t have to avoid wearing makeup. Here are the best makeup tips for acne prone skin.

First of all, it is necessary to look for makeup that is non-greasy, oil-free, non-comedogenic (or non-acnegenic), hypoallergenic, and non-irritating. Always read the ingredients of the cosmetic product. It should be contained of water, minerals like silica, titanium dioxide, and zinc oxide, which absorb oil and hide the skin redness.

Remember that there are 5 important things when looking for the right makeup: primer, foundation, blemish concealer, and setting powder. When applying your cosmetic products, always use clean brushes (clean the brushes 2-3 times a week), and avoid touching your face with your hands. Try to remember, when it comes to makeup, the best beauty tip is: Less is more!



Provide the first layer of makeup with makeup primers, for keeping the skin nice and even. A primer will help the makeup stay for longer and keep the oil from coming to the surface of the skin. You can try MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 – 30ml/1oz, Makeup – Laura Mercier – Foundation Primer – Oil Free 50ml/1.7oz or L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Professional Magic Perfecting Base, 0.5 Fluid Ounce as some of the highest recommended primers for people with acne.


Cover the entire face with foundation, which can help to even the skin tone and cover the small trouble areas. Then, let the foundation to dry for a few minutes before putting on the rest of your makeup. The best makeup foundation for acne-prone skin is a mineral powder foundation than liquid foundations, causing less skin problems. But if you like to use liquid foundation, try Neutrogena Skin Clearing Liquid Make Up, Honey Beige/110, 1.0-Ounce Bottle, which is oil free and treats acne at the same time.


Use a concealer to cover up the trouble areas of your skin, especially acne, dark eye circles and redness. You can try MAC Studio Finish Concealer SPF 35 NW20 or Clinique Advanced Concealer 01 Matte Light which perfectly fit for use on acne prone skin.

Setting Powder

Mineral setting powder can help set your foundation, to last longer. Here are some great options that will keep you looking good, without making skin breakouts: Maybelline New York Dream Matte Powder, Sand, Medium 0-1, 0.32 Ounce; Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder, Light, 0.25 oz or Clinique Redness Solutions Instant Relief Mineral Pressed Powder 11.6g/0.4oz.

Remember, when you apply the makeup, always use light strokes and be gentle. If you want to apply more layers, let settle the first one, before beginning with applying the next layer. At the end of the day, it is very important to take your makeup off. Leaving makeup on all day and all night leads to skin problems, clogged pores and acne.

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