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I am getting really fed up of having this big red face and can't find any make up to help cover it.
I have tried yellow toned make up like Benefit's your bluffing, cooling primers including YSL's top secret or just thick foundation but nothing works. The blush shines through all of it, and most of things I have tried give me the pallor of a corpse when I am not bright red.
Does anyone know of any wonder product for this? Or am I doomed to avoid ever being slightly warm or remotely self conscious forever?
I second the Bare Minerals make up. I have rosacea, used to flush a lot when younger, now just have a permanent red nose, and my chin and cheeks can flare up too. Have tried several treatments recommended by my GP, none of which have helped at all (they do help some though, different folk respond to different treatments, a course of antibiotics can clear it up for months but did nothing for me). Have also spent a fortune over the years on anti-redness creams and potions, again with little effect. At the start of this year I had a facial and the make up artist used Bare Minerals makeup - I couldn't believe the difference. Covered the redness well, without looking caked on, very natural looking. I wouldn't use anything else now. Also, be very careful with cleansers etc. as they can make the skin much redder. I tend to stick to a cream cleanser made specifically for sensitive skin, although the Bare Minerals wash off cleanser is good too (should be at £18 a bottle though!). Food wise, spicy food and alcohol are common triggers, as are changes in temperature. I often have a flare up at the start of winter when it gets colder and the heating goes on.
I had laser treatment and it helped for a while, but slowly all the broken viens and flushing came back. cant stand green tinted creams that make you look like a corpse.
I can recommend bare minerals make up, it covers well and doesnt irritate.
Stop using stuff like liz earle and hot wash cleansers they really agrivate the redness. Dermalogica ultra calming range esp the barrier repair and cleanser and Eurecin anti redness night cream work well for me.
Red wine is my biggest trigger, not a bottle just a few sips and i go beetroot. Everyone thinks your pissed, oh if only! I can feel it tingle and sting when a flush comes on and have resorted tocold wet flannels on the face at times as it really can be painful sometimes.
As someone whose skin changes through the year I tend to use Lily Lolo in the summer when my skin is more supple and moisturised and Estée Lauder double wear the rest of the time - it can be applied lightly and covers redness and helps my skin looks hydrated without looking cakey.
If you have normal skin then I'd go for Lily Lolo all year round.