The Ultimate Tips For Applying Makeup On Acne-Prone Skin

Putting on makeup is every girl’s worst nightmare. There’s just so much to deal with, such as the redness, flakes, shine and of course, how applying makeup gets really hard thing to do.

Note to those who suffer from severe acne problems: Never ever purchase products that are oil-based. If your skin type is prone to blemishes or acne, you do not want to add in anymore oils to your face. It will only worsen your face’s condition.

Fret not, take time to read through this list:

Tip #1 Prepping is key

Exfoliate and keep your skin moisturised, as this will help create a smooth, healthy looking complexion. But don’t go overboard with exfoliating as it can irritate your skin, which in turn will create zits. Be sure to also use a gentle one!

Clarins Gentle Refiner Exfoliating Cream with Microbeads (RM 146)

Source: Clarins

Sothys Softening Emulsion (RM 179)

Source: Sothys

Tip #2 Use a scotch tape 

If you overdid your acne cream and skin is super flaky, pat your skin using a scotch tape. The tape will gently remove the flaky bits without damaging your skin. Once done, rub in some moisturiser over the dry patch, let it dry and then apply makeup.

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Tips #3 Apply sheer foundation 

You would think that acne and acne scars need heavy, full-coverage foundation. However, layers will emphasize your skin’s texture and draw attention to acne. Go for sheer foundation instead and leave the actual concealing to concealers.

Estée Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation (RM 180)


Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup SPF 10 Foundation 3C0 Cool Cream

Source: Estee Lauder

Tips #4 Colour correctors are your best friend 

If there are any discolouration from acne scars after layering sheer foundation or tinted moisturiser, use colour correctors to cover each scar. The best shades for you to neutralise acne scars are peach, tangerine and deeper orange shades.

Stila All-in-One Color Correcting Palette (RM 185)

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Source: Stila

Tips #5 Add some glow 

After all that primer, concealer, colour corrector, foundation, blush and translucent powder, your skin may still look a little dull. Add in some glow to your complexion by applying light highlighters to your cheekbones. Acne doesn’t mean you have to stay matte, ’cause a girl still needs to glow, OKURRR.

Too Faced Love Light Prismatic Highlighter (RM 125)

Love Light Prismatic Highlighter Ray of Light

Source: Too Faced