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Desperately need help

(7 Posts)
Kn33 Thu 29-Dec-16 12:16:02

I suffer with dry skin, dark circles and no matter what coverage I use nothing seems to cover the redness of my cheeks.
Used a lot of different stuff but nothing ever seems to sit 'smoothly' on my skin and really struggling to find a decent moisturiser that doesn't leave me blotchy and dry.
Please help me with must haves?
Christmas money is being spent on an entire make up bag update!!

BeauHeaux Thu 29-Dec-16 12:56:28

Exfoliate gently, then start with a decent moisturiser. Boots will sort you out. The French pharmacy brands are usually good. Embryolisse moisturiser is nice under makeup and very moisturising. Avene I think do an anti redness moisturiser which basically is a regular moisturiser with a hint of a green tinge. You could also get a green colour correcting primer, to put on after moisturiser but before make up.

Bluntness100 Thu 29-Dec-16 12:58:13

I'd also agree a colour correcting primer on your cheeks may be the answer.

Fluffycloudland77 Thu 29-Dec-16 13:11:35

I use nyx Orange under eye corrector, get the shade to match the circles not the skin tone though. I have bad dark areas and got medium because I'm pale but really I need dark next time.

Softkitty2 Thu 29-Dec-16 14:43:10

I suggest you exfoliate, use moisturiser/ primer before make up application and yes use a corrector and then apply foundation..

PaperdollCartoon Thu 29-Dec-16 14:46:33

I've had a bad skin year so I've been trying to find things too. Sukin facial moisturiser and Lush Celestial Moisturier are both now essentials.

Also good primers, No7 have a great green primer which will help the redness, and a silicony primer like Smashbox original primer, Benefit pore one (can't remember the name) or Gosh primer will all help your skin look smoother.

PaperdollCartoon Thu 29-Dec-16 14:47:51

Also make sure you're gentley cleansing with a cream or miscellor water morning and night and moisturising after

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