What types of makeup should women with trouble skin steer clear of?

What types of makeup should women with trouble skin steer clear of?

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Women with trouble skin should look at the color of their skin. Is there a lot of redness in it? Are there blue undertones in some areas? Determine the color that the skin is … and avoid those colors in your make up. For instance, if you have redness in your skin, you’ll want to avoid putting any makeup or products on your skin that have a red tone because they will emphasize the redness too much. Typically, people with redness or flushed skin can avoid using blush altogether.

If your skin is very dry, due to any topical medications you may be using, you will want to avoid using too much powder. As far as eye shadow is concerned, you want to use powdered eye shadow because it lasts longer and it’s easier to apply, instead of crème eye shadows, which can crease and wear off. For foundation, avoid powder foundations and use liquid foundation, which is better than crème. Crème foundations are more difficult to apply, because you have to rub it on the skin, which can irritate it. You have more control with liquid foundation because you can apply it with a brush, which gives you more power over how much product you are wearing. You want your skin to look as natural as possible. Make sure you clean your brush after each use to keep it as sanitary as possible. If you need more coverage, you can apply a little bit more foundation, but just in the areas that you need. A great tip is to use a damp sponge over the areas not affected by the skin condition to blend out the foundation to make it look even and natural.

You may need more coverage if you have a skin condition. Look for a concealer that has a bit of a dry consistency, not too creamy or liquidy, because is lasts longer and covers better. In terms of the colors of concealers and foundation, undertones should be yellowish or neutral, never pink. You want your face to match your body, so you want to test your foundation on your jaw and on the area below your neck.

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