Full Coverage Makeup for Acne or Dark Spots

Full coverage makeup for acne

I recently wrote about my longtime struggles with acne, and while most of it has cleared up for the time being, I now have a lot of dark spots and scarring. Over the years I've tried countless foundations and concealers trying to find the right techniques and products to even out my skin tone while staying put all day. After my acne post I got quite a few questions about what makeup I use, so I thought I would throw a quick post together!

Best full coverage foundation

Step One
I apply this Almay primer a couple of minutes before I apply my foundation. I've tried at least 10 high end primers and was never fully impressed with one until I tried this affordable one on a whim. It's amazing! It smooths out your skin tone, makes your foundation go on more smoothly, and helps your makeup last longer.

Step Two
I use Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation with this Sephora brush. I pump some on the back of my hand (with this pump - helps control the amount of product so you don't waste any), apply in little spots all over my face, and then blend in with this brush in a stipling motion. A really amazing MAC makeup artist taught me this technique and it makes all the difference if you want full coverage! I've tried sooooo many foundations and this is the best full coverage one in my opinion! It covers so well without looking cakey or feeling really heavy. It's expensive, but I truly think it's worth the investment and one bottle lasts me about 4 months (with the pump)

Full coverage makeup tips
Step Three
I blot small layers of concealer over any blemishes or dark spots my foundation doesn't cover with this Sephora brush (just don't use the same one as you use for undereye circles - you don't want to brighten the area). Right now I'm using the Estee Lauder Double Wear concealer but I've always used this Almay one and it's honestly just as good.

Step Four
I lastly blot this MAC powder all over with this MAC brush. It blends and locks everything in, and will make you look airbrushed! It will also last you a long, long time. It's the best!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Comment or email me with any questions!!  

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