Our Favorite Skin Care and Makeup for Acne Prone Skin

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We’ve tested them, rejected some, and loved others. Check out our user reviews of the best makeup for acne prone skin and the best acne skincare. Some of these items aren’t specifically advertised as safe for acne, but that’s not what you should be worried about. You want to know what you can wear without breaking out. That’s all we really care about – especially if it’s the latest trendy cosmetics.

 

How to Use Concealer as Foundation

Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, I really don’t feel like using foundation or have the time for it, but I still want to look polished and cover up my acne and redness. Can you tell me how to use concealer as foundation, or if this is even ok to do? On some […]

How to Choose the Right Shade of Mineral Foundation

Choosing the right color makeup is always challenging, so in today’s post I’m going to give you some tips on how to choose the right shade of mineral foundation. Mineral makeup is an extremely popular makeup for acne prone skin, but picking the correct shade is more difficult because of the powdery consistency. Oily skin […]

The Best Drugstore Makeup for Teenagers

I just received the following question from a reader and, since finding the best makeup for teenagers is such a common concern, I decided to address it in a post for everyone to share. Question: I’m 16, and becoming interested in beginning to wear makeup. My skin has a cool undertone (it’s quite pale), and […]

Acne Medicine and Makeup: Best Two in -One Products

It’s difficult to combine acne medicine and makeup into one product without overdrying your skin. In fact, you have to be extremely careful not to add too much acne treatment medicine with a makeup that already has some in it. However, there are a few products that have gotten great reviews from users. They work […]

The Best Acne Makeup for Aging Skin

Even if your skin is mature, you are not necessarily safe from acne. In fact, some women may get more acne as they get older due to hormonal changes. At the same time, you have to deal with the common effects of time. Lines and wrinkles are particularly tough to treat at the same time […]

Benefit Cosmetics Review: Hello Flawless Powder Foundation

I haven’t done a proper Benefit Cosmetics review yet, which is inexcusable since Hello Flawless Custom Cover Up is  my ‘go-to’ powder foundation when I need extra coverage.  This is one of my favorite foundations for acne prone skin, and I have been using it for several years now. It gives excellent coverage, has the […]

Organic Mineral Makeup for Darker Complexions

Finding the right color foundation for very fair or darker complexions can be difficult since most companies have a relatively limited range of choices, especially when it comes to natural makeup. For women of color, I just came across the organic mineral makeup brand Valana Minerals. I’ve often heard complaints that the colors available from […]

The Best Foundation Makeup for Rosacea

Finding the best foundation makeup for rosacea can be an incredible challenge. Often, the foundations available don’t conceal your redness well enough, or they make your face look flaky or unnatural. Fortunately, there are so many new formulations available that this doesn’t have to be the case anymore. Many high-end makeup lines, and some drugstore […]

Jane Iredale Cosmetics Now Available

I just found out that SkinStore.com is now selling Jane Iredale cosmetics. This is a popular brand that I’ve been meaning to try out for quite awhile, so now is a great time. I’ll post a review once I have some experience with it. I love the fact that it is made with natural ingredients, […]

What Makeup is Good for Oily Acne Skin?

One of the most common questions I get asked has to do with what makeup is good for oily acne skin. This is probably because oily skin is the most prone to acne.  Teens, in particular, tend to have oily skin due to the hormonal changes they are dealing with during puberty. The most important […]

MAC Blot Powder – User Review

The MAC Blot Powder is a sheer, minimum-coverage blotting powder that comes in a .42 oz compact of pressed powder. It is meant for blotting excess oil off your face and perfect for midday touch-ups. Review: I absolutely fell in love with this powder, and I wasn’t surprised after reading such rave reviews for it […]

The Best Makeup and Cleansers for Dry Acne Prone Skin

Finding good makeup and cleansers for dry acne prone skin seems to be nearly impossible at times. Products that treat acne tend to be drying, while those for dry skin can easily make you break out further. And yet there are plenty of us who suffer from both dry skin and acne at the same […]

Amazing Cosmetics Concealer Review

The Amazing Cosmetics Concealer is a thick, full-coverage concealer that comes in a 0.5 oz. tube. It is meant to be used to conceal anything from acne to dark circles. My hypersensitive skin did not have a good reaction to this concealer, but it worked very well under my eyes. The coverage is truly full-coverage […]

How to Hide Acne Scars

One of the biggest challenges for those of us who have had acne for years is how to hide acne scars. Even if you were good about keeping your hands away from your face and not picking, you probably have some dark spots that you’d like to conceal. If you have, or have had, more […]

How to Fight Dry Skin and Acne in the Winter

Just as you think you can breathe a sigh of relief from the oily skin of summer, you have to start battling winter and the resulting dry skin. Acne, however, doesn’t seem to understand that it’s supposed to disappear now! All because you skin hasn’t gotten a little drier doesn’t mean your acne has gone […]

Best Powder Foundation: Top Picks for Acne Prone Skin

People with acne prone skin are forever searching for the best powder foundation. We want something that will conceal any current acne or old acne scars, but still look natural. Below, I have listed my own favorites plus some other top-rated powder foundations that I’m going to try for myself. I made a note of […]

Basic Makeup Products and Essentials

For those of you just starting out with makeup, or who want to try something new, I have put together a select list of some basic makeup products and essentials. These will be very helpful for anyone who has decided to gain access to the video tutorials from University of Makeup that teach you how […]

Clarisonic Review: Clarisonic Skincare Brush

I had to post this Clarisonic review as soon as possible since I have had the most amazing results from it. After being advised by a salesman in Nordstrom, I recently purchased the Clarisonic Skincare Brush Set for both my son and daughter to use for their acne. I bought the smallest one, the Mia, since […]

How to Find Makeup for Sensitive Skin

For years I have have been plagued with sensitive skin and have found it extremely difficult to find a good makeup for sensitive skin that doesn’t cause a reaction over time.  Many products claim to be safe for sensitive and acne prone skin, but I still either break out or end up with some itchy […]

Makeup for Rosacea: How to Cover Rosacea

People with rosacea often confuse it with acne due the redness associated with it.  Any blemishes you have may be more related to your rosacea than acne.  While there are a number of treatments for rosacea, your dermatologist can give you a topical treatment to help heal or control it. In this article, I will […]

#1 Tip for How to Cover Acne Scars and Pimples

There is a great tip for how to cover acne scars that I only just came across recently. After years of practice and experience covering my acne and acne scars, I should have known this.  Better late than never. Here is the trick: ** Let your concealer set for a few seconds before you blend. […]

The Best Acne Makeup

At Makeup for Acne, we are always searching for the best acne makeup.  Finding makeup that is safe for acne prone skin involves much more than just reading the label for ingredients.  Everyone’s skin reacts differently to specific ingredients and it is important to know this before blindly applying the latest product that everyone is […]

Which Foundation Primer for Acne Prone Skin?

Makeup artists have consistently told me to use primer before applying any makeup. However, since my skin breaks out so easily, I have only tried out primers on and off for several years. It is only recently that I found a primer that not only works, but doesn’t irritate my skin either. It is Clean […]

The Newest Acne Makeup: Clinique Acne Solutions

The latest acne makeup from Clinique has many acne sufferers excited and hopeful. Most of the other medicated acne makeup on the market is relatively useless and doesn’t provide the coverage or texture that looks natural. Is this the answer we’ve been looking for? Let’s take a look at the facts and reviews before jumping […]

Korres Foundation: Liquid or Powder

After a particularly bad experience trying out a new product that made my face break out, I decided to try an all-natural Korres foundation that a saleswoman recommended.  I have only ever tried their eye cream before, so I was a little hesitant at first.  Having read through all of the ingredients, I determined that […]

Meet Matte: Bare Minerals Matte Foundation

I did a review of Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Matte foundation not long ago. Recently, I came across this video that Bare Escentuals must have created when they first introduced their matte foundation. It’s so funny that I had to share it with everyone. I didn’t know they had such a sense of humor. It […]

Treatment for Mature Skin With Acne

Oil of Olay Total Effects Skin Smoothing Serum This product has been a recent life-saver for me.  As I have gotten older, I have noticed more skin discoloration and uneven tone.  I tried quite a few products and then my daughter told me to try the Oil of Olay Total Effects line.  I figured I […]

Tinted Moisturizer by Stila

Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer I love Stila makeup and this tinted moisturizer I received as part of a kit. It provides just a little color for my pale skin without making it break out. It is best for combination or dry skin. If you are oily, stick with the Laura Mercier oil-free one.

Tinted Moisturizer by Laura Mercier

When my skin in relatively clear or I want to wear something light, especially in the summer, I use a tinted moisturizer with a little concealer.  Here is one I can recommend highly.

Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer Review

Description: Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer is a heavy duty, highly pigmented, transfer- and water-resistant, multitasking concealer.  It is a creamy, blendable concealer that provides excellent, customizable coverage.  It is oil and paraben-free, so it is safe for acne.  This is an extremely long-lasting concealer, especially when you follow the standard steps of applying concealer […]

Introduction to Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Makeup

Watch the founder and creator of Bare Escentuals, Leslie Blodget, discuss her bareMinerals makeup and Rare Minerals lines. You can purchase bareMinerals and Rare Minerals at our Makeup for Acne Store by clicking on the Mineral Makeup category.  Alternatively, click on the link below to buy the Get Started Kit: bareMinerals Get Started Kit

Mineral Makeup or Air Brush Makeup: Which One is Better?

There is a lot of competition over whether mineral makeup or airbrush makeup is the best makeup for acne prone skin.  I have always loved Bare Escentuals bareMinerals makeup, (also referred to as bare minerals or bare essentials).  However, with all the hype around air brush makeup systems I felt it was time to give […]

Air Brush Makeup for Acne: Review of TEMPTU System

As a fellow acne sufferer, I know how difficult it is to find the best makeup for acne prone skin. Most of them are far too obvious when applied and they don’t necessarily give the coverage we wish for. Having tried the TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System recently, I think I have found the ideal makeup […]

Mineral Makeup and Acne: A Perfect Match

Why is mineral makeup so popular for acne prone skin? Mineral makeup has become extremely popular as the best foundation for acne prone skin.  This is for a number of reasons: No added chemicals.  Chemicals can irritate acne prone skin, which is already very sensitive.  Make sure you read ingredients since there are a few […]

Best Mineral Makeup: Bare Escentuals

bareMinerals Get Started Kit Review: I have tried different brands of mineral makeup, including drugstore brands and those available only online.  There is one brand that stood head and shoulders above the others – Bare Escentuals bareMinerals (often misspelled as bare mineral makeup or bare essentials makeup).  Their price was an excellent value compared to […]

Dry Skin Acne Moisturizer

Best Acne Moisturizers: As I mentioned in my review of Best Acne Lotions, there are several different types of acne lotions and acne moisturizers and it is difficult to determine which one is best for your skin type. A moisturizer safe for acne prone skin and one that will help dry skin with acne is […]

Best Acne Lotions

In a recent article I wrote for ezineArticles, I talked about how to choose an acne lotion or acne moisturizer.  In the next few articles, I will share with you my favorite products in these categories, as well as tinted moisturizers safe for acne prone skin and a product for mature skin with acne that […]

Murad Acne Complex Kit Review

Murad’s acne treatment line of products gets many rave reviews from a wide range of people, so I felt it essential to look a little closer at what users are saying and share my own experience with this product. Description: Murad’s Acne Complex Kit is a travel-sized starter kit of four products that work together […]

bareMinerals RareMinerals Blemish Therapy Review

I want to do a quick bareMinerals RareMinerals Blemish Therapy review today since it is a product I have used many times in the past and have had great experiences with. While bareMinerals Blemish Therapy is not makeup for acne, it provides a little bit of coverage while helping to heal blemishes, so I have […]

bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil Review

Description: This is Bare Escentuals’ new version of Mineral Veil, now with SPF 25.  It has all the qualities of the original mineral veil, but with sun protection.  As with the original version, the SPF 25 Mineral Veil is designed to give a finishing touch to makeup by softening lines, minimizing pores, eliminating shine, and […]

Review of bareMinerals Matte Foundation

Description: This is Bare Escentuals’ new matte formula of its original bareMinerals foundation. It is supposed to absorb excess oil without drying the skin. It is almost meant to improve the appearance of the skin, minimizing pores and promoting cell turnover with their Rare Minerals Active Soil Complex. The container has been redesigned with a […]

bareMinerals Multi-Tasking Face Concealer Review

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 […]

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 […]

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.

How to Apply Foundation

Learning how to apply foundation the correct way can make all the difference between looking natural and flawless, or looking as if you are wearing a mask. With a few basic guidelines, you can achieve the flawless look and become a pro at applying your own foundation. You might even get asked to start doing […]

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 […]