I know what a number of you are probably thinking…
…this girl doesn’t look like she has acne – just a few spots.
At the moment, my skin is in that ‘in-between’ stage where I suffer a breakout but it isn’t too aggressive. When my skin is fully flared, it looks much worse than this… but these 7 steps help me to brave leaving the house when this time comes around.
I wish I had known them a year or two ago, when my acne was far worse and forced me to be house-bound more often than not. Understand that it gets better, with time.
I’m no professional MUA, so I’m not sure if these are industry advised tips – but they seem to work for my skin-type and hopefully, they will work for yours also.
Step 1 – Moisturise: I squeeze the Balance Active Formula out of the tube using the pappet, drop it into my hands and moisturise into the skin. This product is known for reducing the signs of ageing and leaves the skin feeling extremely taut, with the formula instantly sinking in.
Step 2 – Foundation: One pump of the Revlon Colorstay Ivory foundation now fully covers my skin. Circling the foundation into my skin using this Real Techniques foundation brush, I then remove the excess by blotting my beauty blender across the skin.
Step 3 – Concealer: Unfortunately, during filming my camera cut-out, so I only managed to film the product and which areas I apply it to. After the Nars Radiant Cream Concealer has been applied, I use my fingers to blot my spots and under-eyes gently, then returning to using my beauty blender to remove excess once again.
Step 4 – Attention to Detail: Perhaps my favourite tip of them all. At this stage, I use my Body Shop blender eyeshadow brush to apply the Mac Studio Fix Powder and Foundation to specific areas of acne and beneath my eyes. I have two pots of the same powder, one with hardly any product left which I use at this stage and a brand new one for the next step.
Step 5 – Powder: Applying the same product but all over the skin using my Real Techniques powder brush, I gently swirl this into the skin after applying my bronze/contour to soften the finish.
Step 6 – Highlight: On a daily basis, I combine the No.7 opal highlighter eye-shadow with the Naked ‘Aura’ Highlighter, applying to my nose and upper cheek bones.
Step 7 – Fixing: Finally, a few spritz’s of the Make Up For Ever ‘Mist and Fix’ sets everything into place, ready for the challenges that the face braves on a daily basis!