To cover up or not cover up that is the question?

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To cover up or not cover up that is the question?
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#1

SOOOO I have watched plenty of youtube posts about covering up breakouts and blemishes. These ladies look truly flawless once they are done but for one who is not a natural at applying make up… I end up looking ridiculous so my question to all of you adore beauty bloggers is do I cover up my break outs or just let the world see my hideous spots??? and does anyone have any tips for making my skin not look as aggressive when I have gone to town squeezing???:persevere::scream:


#2

This is something I struggle with too! I see all these people on the internet wearing full coverage foundations and looking flawless - but I think it’s important to consider the amazing lighting set ups people have to make their foundation look great. Personally, I find that when I wear really full coverage foundations, it makes my skin look mask-like or really dry and textured.

I find a good way around this is to use a foundation that suits the level of coverage you feel you want on the best areas of your skin - for example, my forehead usually behaves pretty well and I only need a light coverage, so I stick with a lighter coverage foundation. Then I’ll use a high coverage concealer to focus on the areas that need attention, as I find this leaves me with a healthier skin look overall. Then I’ll skip powder and use a setting spray to avoid adding additional layers. Here’s some of the products I use:


#3

Have you watched Lisa Eldridges video on yt or her website about covering acne. Her recommendation pretty well matches @alexandraraymond’s but if you’d like a visual I can’t recommend her enough. She is really well know in the beauty industry for her ‘skin’. She has a great philosophy about makeup as well. For quality advice on managing your breakouts head to Caroline Hirons blog and find her cheat sheets great info there as well.


#4

Thank you so much I will definitely use the tips you have given and try the products you suggest :blush:


#5

I will be watching YT on my Friday night in. Thanks a bunch, this has been really helpful :blush:


#6

Great advice! I don’t think people out there realise the huge difference the lighting and filters on cameras can have on how someone presents - it’s so misleading. I also feel that sometimes this can really affect some peoples self esteem when they can’t replicate these looks or get the effect they see on yt.


#7

So tricky. I find that what looks good on camera very rarely looks good in real life.


#8

If only I could find a tinted moisturiser that was perfect for acne prone skin, could cover up sun spots and the signs of being mid 30’s without making me look like i have three layers on my face. Any suggestions or brands that people have used that worked or didn’t would be greatly appreciated


#9

@rahniamackey have you tried Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturiser, or Bobbi Brown BB cream?



#10

Thank you Kate, I haven’t tried these products but I am definitely willing too.
Another AB order coming up :slight_smile: enjoy the rest of your day!


#11

I saw a US MUA talking about why it’s so important for MUA’s to use a mirror when working with clients as it gives the same 2D effect as a camera does - I’m guessing this is why…