Need a new routine awful skin :(
I have extremely blotchy skin from years of acne problems and have just never been able to get my makeup right. Last summer I went into Sephora and bought a bunch of products from Tarte, a primer, foundation which I apply with a foundation brush, an operator, and a bronzer. I am not too happy with this routine as my skin is not improving and the makeup looks terrible when I apply it. If there is a regimeme someone can help me out with that includes what tools to use it would be greatly appreciated! I am looking for something in the same price range too and definitely willing to switch up brands!!
Hi there Chelseashley,
I know that many people have suggested that you get into a good skincare routine, I definitely agree. I also understand that you might not want to go around bare faced. I love the Tarte line in that they have healthier ingredients than other foundations. If you are sensitive you might want to try Clinique Even Better Foundation (should help to even out the skin tone) or the Acne Solutions Foundation--depending on how active the breakout.
Not all primers are made alike--try one without silicone or go without! I like the Korres Quercetin & Oak line because it evens out skin tone and reduces redness overtime and is natural. It is super gentle and acts like a retinol without making you sensitive--it is targeted as anti-aging but really it just renews the skin very well.
As for brushes--skip 'em! If you have textured skin I love to use sponges--the Beauty Blender is an amazing one but any sponge will show a difference. You wet the entire sponge squeeze out excess water and apply by dabbing the foundation over your skin.
Last but certainly not least is skincare. Try a kit, it will give you a chance to try new things without spending an entire paycheck on something that might not work for you. If you are sensitive stick to more natural or hypo-allergenic lines. If you aren't sensitive-try a doctors line. Personally I am loving the new line from Philosophy--it combines the best of both worlds--a line that was formulated in a dermatologists office but great for sensitive skins.
Trial and error are the best ways to try things so definitely head into Sephora to grab samples and apply foundations different ways--brush, fingers, sponge and see which works best for you.
As a few others have said, skin will not improve by makeup covering alone. What skin problems are you encountering? Acne, rough texture, unevenness, flaky patches, redness, dehydration (skin feels tight/parched)?
Also take in mind of habits. Here are some questions to ask:
Are you completely removing makeup at night or run into those oops situations of sleeping in it at night?
Do you try to work out or do vigorous activity in it?
How many layers are applied and how frequent?
How often are your makeup tools cleaned? How often are the phone or pillowcases cleaned?
Do you tend to be stressed often?
Diet (not weight loss but what foods and drinks you tend to consume)?
Sephoramusthave is spot on that no matter how much you pay in makeup, it will not look good if your skin is being neglected. In the meantime, figure out skin type, concerns to tackle and work on that. Once the skin is manageable, it will become easier to find the right makeup products (and use less product in the process).
Keep in mind the majority of photos in the media are heavily digitally edited for the flawless, no imperfections idea ( S_vVUIYOmJM copy and paste that mix of letters into the YouTube serach bar).
Hope that helps.
mmmmm, I think you need to get a good skincare first to help smooth out the bumps and stuff or else it will require more effort to make make up look good. I'm not terribly familiar with this but personally I do find that powder foundation applied in buildable layers with a fluffy brush work better than liquid, which emphasizes the bumps and dry patches cuz I got combination skin.
I would actually recommend going to Sephora and get a make over (free with $50 purchase of anything, you can make purchase after the make over). The make up artist was very receptive to what products or looks I want. I told her what difficulties I have, she basically gave me a lesson, demonstrated on my face and when I told her what I like or don't like, we try something else until we got it right (and the 1hr appointment ran out).
Sounds like the Tarte products are not for you. Depending on how old you are. I would completely start over and just due a bare minimum of products on you face. I know that you said you have bad skin and sometimes the more you try to clear it up, the worse it can get. Now you may have to spend a little more money but I know sephora carries Murad and that particular skin care line has a really good acne skin clearing line. You need to do just what the directions say. After you start to see improvements you will be more confident in the make up department. I have oily skin and I say to head for the powder foundations. You can get as much coverage or as little as you like. Buy a concealer brush and just conceal with the foundation on the spots you are not liking. Then use the sponge that comes with the foundation for your coverage range and that is up to you. I hope this helps!
idk how to help but i know that you should not try foundation it irratates damaged skin and doesnt help to cover just makes you look kinda fake, but that is just my personal opinion you dont have to listen lol
Even the most expensive makeup doesnt look right on bad skin. So lay off the makup for now and just use ACNETIX. Wash your face with it twice a day for a couple of minutes until you have used up the whole bottle. Shake bottle before every use and dont use anything else(except a good sunscreen that you know doesnt break you out)