Ok girls, unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve probably seen or at least heard about the You Look Disgusting video by Em Ford of the My Pale Skin blog. As someone who struggles with acne it really hit home to me. It makes me sad that Em’s courage to show her bare face sparked such nastiness from other people, saying things they would likely never say to her face.
It also made me think about my own struggles with acne and the fact that it’s not only how others perceive me, but how I perceive myself…which isn’t always in a favorable manner. Sometimes when I look at myself without makeup and see all of my acne and acne scars, I feel so ugly and wish I could have new skin. But, since thats not possible, I’ve not only searched for countless ways to treat my acne, but I’ve tried lots of products to help cover it without looking like a cake face.
These are a few of my favorite drugstore options and they have been for sometime now. (Warning: no makeup picture below!) 😉
Drugstore Makeup for Acne Coverup
So, here I am with zero makeup. My acne is actually better than it has been in a long time and I credit that partly to the birth control pills that I’ve recently started taking and the Clarisea Sea Salt Scrub that I’ve been using religiously.
Foundation & Concealer:
So, after moisturizing, I apply 2 thin layers of Revlon’s Colorstay foundation with a Beautyblender or my favorite Real Techniques foundation brush and I let it sit for a minute. Then, I apply a tiny bit of L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur Concealer in Fair to some acne spots that are still visible. My favorite brush to use with that is the Real Techniques Setting Brush. It is so creamy, blends easily and looks natural on my skin. The only gripe I have is that I wish it came in a shade lighter than Fair and some darker options as well!
For the finished look I used Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Blush in Natural, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara (which is a pretty good dupe for Benefit’s Roller Lash), L’Oreal’s Infallible Eye Shadow in Always Pearly Pink swiped on my lids and NYX Intense Butter Gloss in Napoleon. These products are easy to apply in only a few steps and they give a natural look while covering up acne pretty well.
However, the other point of this post is to please just think before you post in your daily online activities. Hope my product suggestions help you with your acne struggles!
What are your favorite skincare/makeup products for acne prone skin?
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