Despite the fact that I'm turning 20 in less than two weeks, I'm still cursed with teenager's skin. Most of the skin on my face is fine, good even, but it seems that I always have a spotty chin.
Over the years I've experimented with dozens of foundations and concealers in an effort to cover up my spots but nothing seemed to work. In the past few months, as I've started reading more beauty blogs and extending my make-up know how, I've finally discovered a foundation routine which makes me feel confident about my skin.
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I know this is basic stuff but it really is essential if you want even coverage on your face. I use Tesco's own Vitamin E moisturiser which is something silly like 78p a bottle. Cheap and effective.
2. Maybelline - Dream Creamy Foundation
I apply this all over my face using the sponge applicator provided. You can already see a reduction in the redness.
3. Vichy Dermablend - Corrective Foundation
I apply this just to problem patches using a brush I got in Primark for £1.50. It's the shape of a foundation brush but slightly smaller at one end and an angled brush at the other. This range is designed to cover any and all imperfections such as vitiligo, acne and scarring so it provides thick coverage. Because of it's heavy texture you only need the smallest amount which spreads a long way. You only need to use it on small areas where blemishes are most obvious. At this stage, most of the redness has disappeared.
3. Jerome Alexander - Italian Marble
This is a mineral foundation which I use all over my face with a medium kabuki for a matte finish. I absolutely love this product. It's long lasting and gives me even coverage. It's perfect for summer when you don't want to wear heavy make-up but still want a generous amount of coverage. When the weather heats up I'll probably just use this over the Vichy.
Do you have similar problems with your skin? What are your Holy Grail products when it comes to covering blemishes?