The Ultimate Summer Makeup For Acne-Prone Skin
Makeup artist Arif Khan says it’s all about listening to your skin and finding what works for you. “Trial and error will really help when it comes to finding makeup that works for you,” he says. “Once you know what ingredients your skin likes and dislikes, you’ll have a much better success rate at finding the right products.”
To help take some of the guesswork out, one of our expert beauty buyers, Helena Drozd has shared her top picks for what should be in your makeup bag…
By TerryUV Base Sunscreen Cream Broad Spectrum SPF50, € 69,00
The Lightweight SPF
Regardless of your skin type, everyone should be wearing applying an SPF before your makeup. If you have acne scars, they are likely to deepen in colour as scarred skin is more susceptible to sun damage. This particular SPF is incredibly lightweight and dries down matte to help limit excessive shine.
Laura MercierTinted Moisturiser Natural Skin Perfector SPF30, € 50,00
The Multitasking Tinted Moisturiser
When dealing with acne, it’s easy to feel compelled to use a full coverage foundation but instead, try going for something lighter as it will allow your skin to breathe better and it will cope better in warmer temperatures. This is one of my favourites as it’s packed with vitamins C and E, which will also help to protect your skin from the damaging effects of the environment.
NarsRadiant Creamy Concealer, € 31,50
The Hard Working Concealer
This concealer works wonders for disguising breakouts and redness. It’s long-lasting and non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores either. Apply it after your tinted moisturiser to hone in on areas that need extra coverage and help disguise breakouts and blemishes.
NarsMatte Bronzing Powder, € 38,00
The Complexion Enhancing Bronzer
Shimmery products can easily pick up blemishes in sunlight, so it’s best to avoid this and go for a matte bronzer instead. Space NK’s all-time favourite and consistent bestseller is NARS’ original Laguna Bronzer, which now comes in a matte formula and is ideal for blemish-prone skin. It adds a really natural warmth to your complexion and smells divine too.
Charlotte TilburyBeauty Light Wand in Pillow Talk, € 35,00
The Glow-Getting Highlighter
If you have oily skin you might think I’m mad adding this into the mix, but this product is the ultimate hybrid of both highlighter and blusher. It has a soft-focus and oil-absorbing properties, which are guaranteed to make you instantly glow. Add a tiny amount to the inner corners of your eyes and the tops of your cheek and brow bones.
HourglassVeil Soft Focus Setting Spray, € 55,00
The Invisible Setting Spray
Instead of setting your makeup with a powder, which can often crease and end up looking quite cakey, try a setting spray instead. I love this particular formula as it feels weightless and is water-resistant, so it gives your makeup maximum staying power even in the summer heat. Simply spritz a light mist all over as the final step in your routine.
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