Makeup for Acne Archives

bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Face Concealer Review

Bare Escentuals Multi-Tasking concealer

Description:

This is a mineral-based powder concealer with SPF 20 that can be used for many purposes, including concealing acne and other skin imperfections.  Bare Escentuals also describes it as a soft eyeshadow base and good for covering dark circles under eyes.  It is oil-free, as well as free of other chemicals and ingredients that typically cause sensitivity reactions.

Summary of Reviews:

Bare Escentuals advertises its makeup as “so pure you can sleep in it”.  While any acne expert will tell you that sleeping in your makeup is a VERY bad idea, Bare Escentuals’ line of mineral makeup is one of the most popular ones around for people with acne.  It gets consistently high ratings and most users say that it does not aggravate their acne at all.  In fact, most of the hundreds of reviews we looked at raved about this product.  The only real complaint is about the color choice.  The lightest color is still a little too dark for those with very fair skin.

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When to Splurge on Makeup

Drugstore or Department Store? Budget or Luxury?

When does it make sense to spend more money on your cosmetics and when is it unnecessary? woman with money picture

In today’s economy in particular, we need to be very careful about where we spend our money.  With more and more drugstore brand companies making ‘higher-tech’ cosmetics, it is difficult to decide whether it is worth it to spend extra money on the latest high-fashion makeup.  Here are a few guidelines to follow before you take out your credit card:

  1. Can you afford it? Seems like a no-brainer question, but for those of us who are makeup junkies, treating yourself to a fancy lipstick is a way of cheering up when times are tough. If you don’t have the spare cash, save up or look at all the new lipsticks at the drugstore.
  2. Is the color right for you? If you just can’t find the right color in the drugstore brands, you may have to resort to the more expensive ones.  There’s nothing worse than looking like you’re wearing a mask because you have on the wrong color foundation.
  3. Is the formula right for you? While there is a wider range of budget products out there than ever before, it still can’t compare to the huge diversity of special brand-name cosmetics.  Try the budget one first, if it looks right.  If it doesn’t work for you, return it and try something else.  Just keep your receipts!

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Murad Acne Treatment Concealer Review

Description:

Murad’s Acne Treatment Concealer was developed by a dermatologist, Dr. Howard Murad, as part of his line of acne treatment products.  It is oil-free, contains 2% salicylic acid for treating acne, Vitamin A for regulating oil production, and green tea extracts for protecting against the environment. Murad’s concealer comes in a stick form and was created to both treat and cover acne blemishes.

Summary of Reviews:

People seem to either love or hate Murad’s concealer.  Murad quotes one of its reviews from Lucky magazine which says:

“86% of users experienced overall better skin in 2 weeks.”

Reviews from reputable sites, like Sephora.com and Makeupalley.com, show a more diverse response.  Only a few reviewers said that their acne was cleared up by the concealer.  However, most people did say that their acne did not get worse, which is a significant positive for anyone with acne when it comes to using makeup.  Most reviewers also said that it provides good coverage, though it can be hard to blend unless you use a concealer brush.  For most people, it also lasted several hours and just needed some touching up during the day.  Luckily, it comes in a very portable stick that is easy to throw in your bag.

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Neutrogena Skin-Clearing Foundation Review

Description

The Neutrogena Skin-Clearing line of cosmetics is targeted specifically at people with acne.  In general, this means it should be good for people with oily skin.  In this article, we’ll focus on Neutrogena’s Skin Clearing Liquid Foundation, which contains salicylic acid to help acne.

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Welcome to Makeup for Acne

At Makeup for Acne, we understand how chronic acne sufferers feel. Nothing seems worse than leaving the house with a blotchy, red, pimply face. You don’t want to go out in public or see anyone. In fact, you may not even want to leave the bedroom and face the family. However, you can look your best and heal at the same time if you use makeup for acne prone skin. The problem is trying to find the right one for your skin – one that will conceal your blemishes without irritating your skin further. We are here to help you. We look for the best acne makeup on the market along with great tips for making your skin look the best it possibly can.

Watch and listen to Paula Begoun, the Cosmetics Cop, as she talks about the links between makeup and acne.  Then, explore our site for tips, product reviews, and a whole store full of the best makeup for acne prone skin and acne skin care products.

On this website, you will find:

Acne Makeup and Skincare Store:

A full selection of the best selling makeup and skincare for acne prone skin.

Product Reviews:

Recommendations and reviews by independent users.

News Articles:

The latest news and tips on makeup for acne prone skin and acne skin care.

We are dedicated to giving you the information you need about products that will help you get rid of your acne, conceal while you heal, and look your best.  On this site, you will get tips on how to apply different types of makeup for acne prone skin, based on your skin type.  For example, if you have very oily skin may need special acne soap, oil-absorbing makeup, and setting powders. If you have dry or mature skin with acne, you may need an acne lotion or acne moisturizer that adds moisture without causing more breakouts.

In addition, you will find the latest and best acne skin care and acne scar cream products that have had excellent, objective reviews and tests.  Healthy, clear skin is still the best foundation for any makeup.

All the information we provide is based on our own experience, research, and testing.  This website is not about promoting one single product or brand like many other sites out there.  We are not paid by any company to review their products.  We will only recommend specific makeup and acne skin care products that we have found to be truly effective.

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