4 Essential Makeup Tips To Cover Up Rosacea
Even though rosacea is not a skin concern that you can get rid of, that doesn't mean you have to let it affect your self-esteem. Today, we'd like to give you some basic, yet essential, tips for makeup application, that will make your life much easier and will help you win the battle with redness.
Start With A Base
Good makeup base/primer is a must if you want coverage and long-lasting(no one likes to do touch-ups during the day, right?). Applying a base will facilitate the actual makeup application – your foundation will blend smoothly, allowing
you to get the results you want in less time and with less effort + your skin will
stay perfect all day long!
If you have redness prone skin, try with green or yellowish base, because both the green and the yellow color neutralize the red one. Once you have toned down the redness, it will be easier for you to cover the tiny imperfections left.
Note: If you are skeptic about makeup bases, alternatively, you can try
BB creams. BB creams are true miracle workers – they moisturize, even the skin surface and the skin tone, add nice healthy glow, nourish your skin in depth, to prevent the visible signs of aging and perform impressively well when used as makeup base.
What To Try: La Mav Organic BB Creme
The Right Application Technique
Start by blending your foundation/BB cream, until you achieve even and balanced skin tone. Then, in the zones where you need more coverage, tap instead of blending (be it with your fingers or with makeup brush). When you blend, you spread the product “too much” and thus reduce its coverage. Tapping it the best way to layer your foundation and at the same time get a natural finish – be it over the red zones or any areas of your face that needs some proper concealing.
Note: In order to avoid irritations, don’t rub or stretch your skin too hard and always choose gentle makeup brushes.
Consider Mineral Makeup
Mineral makeup has been around for decades and is preferred by many, not only because it’s safer and more natural (compared to regular foundations, loaded with
harmful chemicals), but also because it provides natural long-lasting finish and it protects your skin from the sun (both from UVA & UVB rays). Being super gentle and non-irritating, minerals are great pick for people with rosacea - even for those struggling with ultra-sensitive skin.
Another plus mineral makeup has is that it’s buildable. This means you don’t need 3 separate products to obtain a flawless finish. A few more “puffs” with the kabuki brush over the zones that need more coverage and you are ready to go. Effortlessly perfect!
Bonus tip: Finishing with a slightly yellow setting/ mattifying powder is another way to keep your makeup at place and to tone down the redness.
Easy With Shimmer
Though I am a huge fan of highlighters, I know when I can and when I can’t use them. The problem with shimmery products is that aside from giving lovely glow to your skin they draw attention to any imperfections on the skin surface. Since rosacea often causes appearance of bumps (sometimes similar to pimples) reaching for a highlighter may not be a very good idea. If you want to “awake” your skin after you are done concealing, you can opt for a less shimmery bronzer,
for example. If you have pale skin, apply just a tiny bit, in order to avoid looking “cakey”. If you can’t get it right the first time, don’t worry – it may take several applications before you master the skill of getting a nice sun-kissed finish, but it’s totally worth the effort and the patience!
La Mav Sunkissed Bronzer provides a beautiful natural sun-kissed glow to your skin all year round. Perfect for contouring facial features especially cheekbones nose and chin. Simply buff the Bronzer with La Mav Vegan Kabuki Brush and you’re ready to go with a natural bronze look.