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CHick21 CHick21 8 years
Belive me acne can really take over your life...Ive had it eversince 6th grade (using makeup reliogously)BUt have faith in your doctor and the makeup & most importantly in your self:)
britishgirluk britishgirluk 8 years
Last note: Not tried the MAC range for concealer, but their lip gloss is great
britishgirluk britishgirluk 8 years
Worth trying is a tattoo cover product from They do a pot with 5 colours so it is handy for summer sun when you get a suntan.
sh404500 sh404500 9 years
I just love Estee Lauder Maximun Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body SPF 15. It sounds a bit dramatic but it works fabulous. i have good skin its just the 1 or 2 big red nasty pimples. I just use this on the pimples and my face looks flawless and it stays on for like 12 hours its even waterproof!
creepupmytee creepupmytee 9 years
seems like it really works! :D but 40 bucks to conceal is a bit steep, no?
kimmebug kimmebug 9 years
LOVE Amazing concealer! Covers even dark tattoos!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Great tip! It really worked out well! I usually do the same because my face doesn't break out too bad unless it's girl stuff...isn't it wonderful!!!!
lattegoodness lattegoodness 9 years
I'm surprised no one has mentioned MAC concealer. I am ethnically Indian, so I've got a tan skin color and it was murder trying to find the right concealer that blended perfectly, but MAC did the trick! (I had tried CoverGirl and Stila before, among other brands...) Anyway, I normally do what Bella did and just dab the concealer into the blemish. But afterwards, I don't use foundation (I never do, it feels too heavy on my face) and instead just pat on some sheer powder (which is also MAC.) MAC's great for minorities! (Though their makeup artists are always borderline rude, but that's another topic altogether.)
ladyliz ladyliz 9 years
I just purchased the amazing concealer online at sephora. My sister recommended it to cover up dark circles. She loves it. She also says the tube lasts her for about a year, so i think it's a great buy. I can't wait to try it!
akk akk 9 years
Yup... just checked out the ingredients and Amazing concealer has mineral and lanolin oil which are major pore cloggers.
akk akk 9 years
Physician's Formula makes a concealer called "Conceal RX"...its like $8 and its a dupe for the Amazing concealer. Plus it is oil + fragrance free (I believe the Amazing concealer has mineral oil in it..ewww) and non-comedogenic. I love covers anything...even those big ol' cystic guys!
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Good point, Megafie. I've toyed around with both ways, but for some reason, doing the concealer first works well for me. (I don't usually put foundation on my entire face, so sometimes it's just the concealer workin' its magic!) But that's a good point, and everyone might want to try both ways—I think there will be some variance depending on what kind of concealer/foundation you're using. :)
lily8206 lily8206 9 years
You did a great job covering up your 'spots'! I might just have to pick me up some of that 'amazing concealer'!!
megafie megafie 9 years
I'm a makeup artist and I've always reccomended applying your foundation before concealer. If you put your concealer on first you can end up messing it up when applying the foundation on top. But different things work for everyone! :)
silver-wings silver-wings 9 years
I dont use foundation, if i get one, i just let everyone to see, not because i want to, but because i cant cover it naturally, i gave up!
ModernGraceKelly ModernGraceKelly 9 years
I'm breaking out in those too! What is up with that? The time of year or something? Maybe the weather changing has caused more dry skin to clog pores. Plus, you get red face from the heating/cold. I will be trying those techniques. I use a waterproof concealer to dab on, then pat it into skin and blend instead of rubbing.
biochemlovely biochemlovely 9 years
I forgot to mention that I use the 10% benzoyl peroxide cream for treatment, when I actually have a blemish, and also as prevention. I put a thin layer on my oily areas where I am prone to break out - my nose and chin- every evening before bed. It is quite drying so you may peel some, but I use moisturizer once it has dried and it works well for me.
biochemlovely biochemlovely 9 years
MiyaBi_na: I have found that cystic acne (which I had for years and years) is difficult to treat with over-the counter products. I know a lot of people who swear by Proactiv, but it is expensive. You can try any of the cheaper kits - the active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide, which is an antibacterial agent, and I believe Proactiv uses a 2% level. Personally, I use a 10% benzoyl peroxide spot treatment, which is a store brand and very inexpensive, and there are face washes you can also try. Whenever I tried solutions with salicylic acid, another common ingredient, they never took care of the job, but they might work better for you. When I do have stubborn pimples, I use a similar method as Bella. However, I first use a very, very thin layer of Physicians Formula green concealer, which I apply with my finger because the brush deposits way too much. This really neutralizes a lot of the redness and helps me use less concealer in the later steps. I also finish off with a dusting of translucent loose powder (I use Coty airspun) to set the concealer.
MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 9 years
any tips on types of over-the-counter treatments for cystic acne?? is there a certain facewash or blemish cream I can buy from the store? I don't get them often but when I do, it sucks. I had one near the side of my nose for like 2 weeks and it's JUST going away hurt really bad for a while there too. >P But I don't have the time or money to run to a derm for a shot every time I get frustrated with a pimple lol so any home tips would be helpful!
1love 1love 9 years
blah! Thank you.... I HATE PORES!!!! THEY suck :(
gal321 gal321 9 years
a good tip if you get a really bad cystic spot and cant deal with it on your face--go to the derm and get a shot of i believe cortisone in it. it works miracles within the hour! of course this is only for major emergencies like an event or if its really huge and painful...
i-am-elle i-am-elle 9 years
How brave you are to post pics! Thanks for the tips :) And I need some chocolate too.....
zc zc 9 years
very useful tip, thanks:)
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