The Best Makeup for Acne Prone Skin

AnnaLynne McCord proved the power of makeup recently when she showed the world her make-up free face – blemishes and all.

Whether it’s the occasional blemish or serious acne, you’re faced with a bit of a catch 22 when it comes to makeup. When your skin is blemished you know it’s going to recover faster if you ditch the cosmetics but the idea of facing the world coverage-free is just too scary.

There is a solution to this problem and it’s called mineral. Mineral foundation allows the skin to breathe and contains ingredients such as titanium, zinc, magnesium and aluminum that naturally relax, refresh and rejuvenate the skin.

Try these products to build a flawless base and experience less frequent breakouts and all-round healthier skin.

ELES Pore Perfecting Primer
This wonder product works to combat shine in multiple ways: Immediately, our natural Dermat Complex absorbs oil and reduces pore size. While you wear it, Salicylic Acid levels out roughness and keeps foundation looking smooth, hour after hour. Over time, this revolutionary primer keeps on working to control oil breakthrough even after you take it off. The salicylic acid content and oil control properties help keep acne to a minimum.

Apply after cleansing and toning before, or even instead of, your moisturiser. Wait for the skin to absorb before applying foundation.
“If you add any product to your makeup bag make sure it is this one! It acts like a magnet to your mineral makeup holding it on all day long even a night on the town is no match. Love, Love, Love it!”

ELES Phototouch Concealer
This truly innovative mineral concealer has been carefully formulated with advanced Skin Optic Light technology to help diffuse and camouflage blemishes. Rich in Vitamins, A, C & E and Squalane, this concealer offers more than just coverage, it offers protection.
Use a lip brush (make sure you have one seperate lip brush to use on your actual lips and one to use for concealer if you’re going to do it this way) or your finger tip and put a spot of concealer on each of the blemishes you want to cover.
Don’t rub the concealer in, it will just move it around, instead pat it into the skin gently. If at first you feel like you can see the spots of concealer, leave it for a minute and see if the skin absorbs the product.
If you’re using a powder foundation, use your concealer before applying foundation. If liquid, do it after.

ELES Mineral Powder Foundation
Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide naturally shield skin against damaging ultraviolet light and help regulate oil glanes while Vitamins A, E and C condition the skin and provide anti-oxidant protection.
Natural, light reflective properties create a soft, diffused finish that camouflages redness, and scarring.
Use a Powder Brush or Kabuki Brush in circular motions to work powder into the skin. Keep building on the base until you are satisfied with the level of coverage. Don’t be shy with the brush either, most people tend to brush too lightly and never see just how much coverage they can really get out of their powder!
“Feels light as a feather. I sponge a little extra over my blemishes – covers redness and uneven skin tone without the caked on feeling of foundation…”

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3. How to Create a Barely-There Base