Sunday, 3 June 2012

Perfect Base for Acne sufferers

Acne is a really common skin complaint that can affect anyone at any age.Usually more prominent in areas of the skin where there are more sebaceous glands present as this is where more oil will naturally occur.
Acne does not only occur on an oily skin but also a dryer skin so it is really important to ensure you are using the correct skincare for your skin type especially focusing on cleansing the skin.
 Raised acne on the skin is notoriously hard to cover with make-up and whilst you can tone down the colour you will never be able to cover the added texture that acne or spots have.Often more make-up only makes the spots more obvious.

We all feel conscious when we have blemishes and it really can ruin your whole day when you have a break out.They always seem to pop up on a really important day such as a job interview or your wedding day!

Nic has created a tutorial on our model Ellie to show you how to create a flawless base on skin that has areas of redness caused by acne.
Nic wanted to show you products that were specially formulated for sensitive acneic skin.These products are usually medicated and are tested to ensure they will not block pores.

 


Its vital to keep skin clean and Nic used Aveda Blemish relief pads which cleanse, exfoliate and unblock pores whilst helping to prevent new breakouts.

 Next up was Clarins Lisse minute instant smooth.Sometimes due to skin type or medication skin can become dry and flaky.Because of this primers can cling on dry areas.
 This product moisturises the skin but also helps to fill in fine lines and pores.Can also be mixed in with your foundation.

Clinique do some good foundations for blemished skin including their redness solutions foundation which is also good for Rosacea  and blushing.
 In the tutorial Nic has used Clinique anti blemish solutions as this has soothing ingredients that calm and tone down skin redness.
Oil free formula that glides over skin without looking chalky.
 Once foundation is on and has had time to sink in then apply concealer to areas that require extra coverage.
 Vichy Dermablend cosmetic corrective stick helps to give high coverage with up to 12 hours wear time.

Once this has all had chance to melt into the skin then gently press a lightweight powder into the skin.Be careful not to over powder to avoid that chalky finish.



Think you will agree the finished look is flawless without looking cakey.
What are your essentials for problematic skin?

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  1. Amazing! I am 37and went through years of acne when younger - the plus side of which is that I have no wrinkles at all yet thanks to my oily skin !. I am definitely going to check out the Vichy dermal lend though as while my skin is perfect now! It looks like an amazing concealer to have on hand for the odd hormonal blemish that still appears? Alpha h liquid gold has really helped me clear up the odd bit of pigmentation that I still had and keeps even those one a month hormonals at bay, may not work when it is still proper acne stage but just thought I would mention it x

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  2. I have a problematic skin since I was 17 or 18, now im 31. By now I call my skintype extreme combination or just bitchy...

    To conceal i often use greenish products, otherwise I don't get it done. And I really love the idealiste serum by Estee Lauder! But it's so expensive. Just to describe it my skin is oily, but dry. The search for moistuirizer was long. From clarins are ones which are great, but I don't know any budget alternatives. Thank you for this tutorial, especially with redness I have still problems.

    I hope you have a nice sunday!

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  3. YAY! first 1 to comment :) Cud you please do a "Top products" series,or a few videos of like "Top Chanel products" or "Top Nars Products" for example. you get the jist :) Thanks to no end!
    Natasha :D

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  4. Ellie looks gorgeous, I don't suffer from acne but I know those who do will love this post, very informative.

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  5. I need all of this immediatley my skin has gone a bit awry lately, thanks for the informative post! Laura x

    http://secrets-de-beaut.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I would be completely thrilled if you did this kind of tips but for dry skin with acne particularly. I know it happens rarely but it is even worse as we struggle with flakiness and dry patches :((

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  7. It is amazing what you can do with good old makeup! x

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  8. I've found that MAC Matchmaster foundation is perfect for my acnefied skin. I have dry skin but it can't tolerate much in the way of oil so this is perfect. I've found that with foundation at least, less is definitely more!

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  9. Really useful, thanks!!

    Love,
    Siboney2046
    www.diariodiunexstacanovista.blogspot.it

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  10. These tips were so helpful!!
    I really want to try the laura mercier powder:)

    Check out my blog?? :)
    http://missjammyxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Very useful post!
    Misspeony
    Chanel fall 2012
    http://www.armocromia.com/2012/06/les-essentiels-de-chanel-fall-2012-from.html

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  12. Has to be Bare Minerals, with Clinique Super City Block spf40 as my base/primer. It's like magic!!

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  13. Very interesting tutorial! thanks for sharing!

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  14. Great tips and the model looks flawless but not overdone!Great job!
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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  15. Wonderful post, i love the result, my sister in law will love this post, very helpful. Kisses and have a wonderful day!
    xoxo

    http://www.descontraidas.com/

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  16. thanks a million for those tips! :)

    i can also recommend most of the products of the vichy normadern product line (for oily acne prone skin) as well as dermasense cleansing mouse and daycreme. foundationwise i'm a fan of revlon color stay for oily skin as it stays on all day (i have verrry oily skin) and doesn't make my skin break out!

    have you heard of a primer especially for oily, acne prone skin?

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  17. Hi girls! I have acne and it sucks! I use Clinique Acne Solution Moisturizer which works amazing, it heals your skin overnight. I used Clinique anti blemish foundation but I think you have to work really hard blending it cause otherwise it looks cakey, i switched to L'bel foundations and soon I'm trhying Missha BB cream (they said it's really good for acne) I think that ELF pressed powder also works great :)

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  18. oh wow, Ellie is so gorgeous with or without makeup! i think exfoliation is really key - and i love doing face masks 2 or 3 times a week!
    and i didn't think this made a difference until very recently -- but taking vitamins A, B-complex, C, some sort of D (i take cod liver oil), and E all work together to make your skin awesome!

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com/

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  19. Great job on Ellie's makeup; she looks lovely. Nothing increases an acne sufferer's self-confidence more than knowing how to apply makeup so that it beautifully hides the problem. I speak from sad experience!

    One small caveat, though, about the Aveda skin cleansing pads. While they do contain beta-hydroxy acid, according to beautypedia (dot) com (NAYY) the pH level of the product is too high for effective exfoliation to occur, and the pads contain a high percentage of alcohol, not recommended for any type of skin because it causes irritation and kills free radicals. I wish it were possible to believe all the claims made by cosmetic companies regarding their products, as I wish that all products were equally well-formulated. Unfortunately, as you know, marketing often outweighs any other consideration.

    Love your videos.

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  20. Ellie looks awesome.... I need all of this...

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  21. This is amazing and want to go buy all of the products right now! LoL.. I am 26, but have the skin of a 15 year old, it is ridiculous. Do you think this would work on all types of skin who have acne break outs? I would seriously go buy all these items tonight if my skin looked like that after the products were used!!

    I think I have a problem with trying new products then breaking out from them. I really have no clue what kind of face wash to use and foundation. I am so lost, I try different products that done break me out. Right now I have 2 big break outs on the side of my face and chin.. it is all that time of month.. tmi, sorry! LoL, but maybe that is what is causing my break outs right now. My skin gets red though and have a lot of little acne.

    Any tips on how to go about finding the right face wash and foundation?

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    1. Try a Dermalogica facial. The beauticians are great and they have a ultracalming range, which may help. I found that so many 'spot fighting'seemed to irritate my skin further and made it dry and the spots more aggressive.

      When I was introduced to the Ultracalming range it made a world of difference! I realised I had been treated my skin in the wrong way, I should have been using sensitive products and when i did, the spots naturally started to go away. Good luck!

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  22. I just wanted to say that Ellie is absolutely gorgeous! I also suffer from acne, and I think it is fabulous that she was your model for this tutorial.

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  23. I just wanted to say that Ellie is absolutely beautiful and thank you for being a part of this tutorial. I suffer from acne as well, and the techniques shown in this video are very helpful.

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  24. Thanks so much for the great info. I was doing makeup the other day on a lovely lady with acne --some active and some scarring. It came out pretty well but these tips will help in the future. It's funny. I have a system for covering my own blemishes --because I am so familiar with my own skin--and I can really cover them well. But then other skin types, tones, etc--not as well. Thanks again for the tips. You girls are so kind to share!

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  25. Thanks for the great info. Will def help me in the future. I do well covering my own blemishes because I am so familiar with my own skin, but other types and tones--not so well. Thanks again for sharing. Y'all are so kind!

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  26. She had beautiful eyes! I can't stop looking at them.
    I also have some redness on my cheeks which annoys me very much.

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  27. This is totally off subject but, I wanted to see if sam could make a angeled blush brush with real techniques. Ty

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  28. Completely off subject but I wanted to ask Sam if she could make an angeled blush brush with real techniques. Ty so much for,all that u do. You are an inspiration.

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  29. Loving the difference in the photos she looks amazing. I don't personally suffer from acne but i know people that do. Definitley pointing them towards this ! Thanks!!!

    www.dearjamie-leigh.blogspot.com

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  30. That is truly amazing. I just watched the video and the products and techniques you used make her blemishes disappear on camera. I can't wait to try it on my troublesome skin. Thanks!

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  31. Amazing results on such a beautiful girl!--I wish I had youtube makeup videos when I suffered from acne as a teen. The only thing I would be wary about are the aveda products used at the beginning of the video.
    Although Aveda is such a great, natural brand, the acne relief products contain irritating and drying alcohol which strips the skin of natural oils which will in turn encourage the skin to produce more oils, thus continuing the breakout cycle. There are other products which contain salicylic acid that have no alcohol in them. Neutrogena makes a great product called acne stress relief hydrating spot treatment which does not contain alcohol but does add moisture to the skin.

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  32. what lipstick is Nic wearing in this video??? I've been searching for that exact shade!!! also, great video. I've always used Laura Mercier secret camouflage on my blemishes, but love the look of the Vichy! it looks like they sell it at CVS here in the states.

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  33. what lipstick is Nic wearing in this video??? I've been searching for that exact shade!!! also, great video. I've always used Laura Mercier secret camouflage on my blemishes, but love the look of the Vichy! it looks like they sell it at CVS here in the states.

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  34. I would like to request a tutorial for those of us who suffered through bad or moderate acne in our younger years, that now have scarring. I don't really suffer from acne anymore ( other than the occasional that time of the month spot) but I do have quite a few scars from picking when I didn't know any better. Thanks, and as usual I love you guys!

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    1. I would like to second this request. Also I'd like to request a tutorial for some more severe scarring. I have some scarring as a result of a dog bite as a baby, not a raised scar but more like indentations (like a bite). While I've had this nearly my entire life and don't really feel self-conscience about it, I would like the option to minimize it for occasions like a job interview or formal event, where you need your best face forward. Thanks!

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